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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    Geography Quiz

    Since a lot of Planners have a geography background, I thought this might interest y'all.
    http://mistupid.com/geography/knowyourworld.htm
    WALSTIB

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    With such a small map, that was hard but fun. Didn't get the 50,000 pts to continue though. Will try later.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
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    114 travel IQ on my first attempt, and I got to level 10 with 399,000 points. This is really hard on a laptop as far as navigation and I've learned a new appreciation for trying to remember which little blob is which in the former USSR block!

    I'll make another attempt on my lunch break.
    Last edited by Suburb Repairman; 10 Mar 2009 at 2:17 PM.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    me like.
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    I got as far as level 10 during my lunch hour. African coast is what did me in.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Uh-oh, these things tend to be very dangerous for me. There goes the afternoon.

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    I got as far as level 10 during my lunch hour. African coast is what did me in.
    African coast cooked me at that level as well.

    It reminds me of the geography bee back in grade school.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Very cool. My final level was 10. I got 383,129 points and my travel IQ is 112.

    I really need to brush up on my African countries more. And studying up on SE Asian cities wouldn't hurt me either.
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Very cool. My final level was 10. I got 383,129 points and my travel IQ is 112.

    I really need to brush up on my African countries more. And studying up on SE Asian cities wouldn't hurt me either.
    That's pretty much what I got too...A slightly bigger map would have been helpful, very easy to be hundreds of kilometres off.

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    Me thinks I did something wrong. I only got to level six then it quit on me!
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    I got a traveler IQ of 108 and got to level 9 before I got stopped. This could get addictive!

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    Confound that Level 11. I got a Travel IQ of 124.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    The closest hit I got was 6km to Times Square. Boooo yah!

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    Last edited by dandy_warhol; 10 Mar 2009 at 5:25 PM.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner View post
    That's pretty much what I got too...A slightly bigger map would have been helpful, very easy to be hundreds of kilometres off.
    I wonder what the scores for nonplanners would be? Granted some professions would do better, travel agents, geographers, etc, but planners would have to be in the top 5.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Finished 10/12 levels. A bigger map for these bad eyes would have helped.
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    Finished 11 of 12 with 476,276 points, IQ of 122.

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    This is pretty kick a$$! I got to level 10 on the first try, but some of the isolated islands in the South Pacific is what killed me.
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    Man, I was 3 points from advancing past level 5...

    3 POINTS!!!!

    Anyhoo...

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    With like 145k

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    2nd pass

    IQ 109
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    Thats more like it!
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    Today I made it through 10 levels with 350,672 points, but not enough in the last round to continue to the next level. Africa killed me.

    IQ of 109. Woo-hoo!
    Last edited by Mud Princess; 11 Mar 2009 at 3:35 PM. Reason: answered my own question

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    The problem with this test is that nothing was labelled. I mean how the hell am I supposed to find the country of Africa when there aren't even any names on the map? Yeah, it was a dumb test.

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    Level 10 with about 366,000 - stupid educational failing me when it comes to African countries.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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