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View Poll Results: (For the third time)--Can you draw a freehand map of the USA?
Yes, no problem, pretty accurate 25 53.19%
States in the right relationship to each other 9 19.15%
Most of the states right, a few adjacencies wrong 13 27.66%
Can't even name all the states on an outline map 0 0%
No way, I'd get many/most of then wrong 0 0%
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How many of you could draw a map if the USA freehand, and get all the states in the right places and the right size?
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just wondering how many people can do this. I've been able to do it since fifth grade, I haven't tried it in decades, but I could probably still do it. I'd have to do it state by state, I wouldn't be able to draw the correct outline of the country and fill in the state lines.
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:35 PM
 
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I used to be able to freehand a map of the world with all the countries. But since the breakup of the Soviet Union, I'd need a refresher course. And those tiny countries in the interior of Africa might give me fits, too.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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I used to be able to freehand a map of the world with all the countries. But since the breakup of the Soviet Union, I'd need a refresher course. And those tiny countries in the interior of Africa might give me fits, too.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I can get most of them in the right spot. West Coast states are easy since there are three of them (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) and I was born and raised in the Northeast so I can pretty much do the whole East Coast but the Midwest sort of throws me off. They're all big squares to me.
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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I can do it easily, with state boundaries, and with accuracy.

It's unfortunate that so many Americans are geographically illiterate, though...
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:05 PM
 
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I know where are the states are, but Im a terrible artist.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I can do it easily, with state boundaries, and with accuracy.

It's unfortunate that so many Americans are geographically illiterate, though...
I think it's more unfortunate that many Americans are politically and economically illiterate.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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I can barely freehand draw a stick figure. In middle school I had to make maps of the world and of Washington State. I was one of the kids who had to trace the outlines because every freehand attempt got rejected. Was never good at drawing.
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Old 08-09-2012, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I drew maps all the time as a kid. In my second grade class the back wall was covered with kids' drawings of animals, boxy houses, flowers, and my map of the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries.
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