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Pub Quiz: How many States comprise the United States of America? - SOLVED - Competition closed

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The Irate Penguin
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24 January, 2017, 9:30 AM UTC

SOLVED *** CLOSED *** SOLVED *** CLOSED *** SOLVED *** CLOSED *** SOLVED *** CLOSED


The first correct answer will receive 25k resources of choice, to be delivered to his or her home city. 

Tip: the obvious answer is not necessarily the correct one, therefore read the question very carefully :-).

Good luck!

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lslmustang
29 January, 2017, 8:12 PM UTC
51
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The Irate Penguin
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30 January, 2017, 3:46 AM UTC

Not quite, but seeing the tepid response to the quiz, I'm almost inclined to give it to you. Almost. :-)

Let's see if someone else does chime in :-)


Cheers Dio
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Tonaya
30 January, 2017, 10:26 AM UTC

50 states and 1 federal district ^^

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The Irate Penguin
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30 January, 2017, 3:02 PM UTC
Tonaya said:

50 states and 1 federal district ^^

Again, close but not the answer to this question :-).
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ROOO
30 January, 2017, 11:22 PM UTC

57 according to Obama when he was running for President in 2008.


If by 'state' you mean nation, then E Pluribus Unum,  from Many, ONE.
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Tonaya
31 January, 2017, 1:33 PM UTC
52
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
31 January, 2017, 4:10 PM UTC

All reasonably close, but not there yet. I'll post the answer on Sunday should no one get it. :-)

Cheers Dio
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Tonaya
31 January, 2017, 8:07 PM UTC

i dont need resources,just, ignorance makes me mad ^^

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morteeee
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31 January, 2017, 8:10 PM UTC

50 states

History is written by the victors
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morteeee
Moderator
31 January, 2017, 8:12 PM UTC
oh and if I am correct please give the reward to the person who was closest to the correct answer :) 
History is written by the victors
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The Irate Penguin
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1 February, 2017, 3:21 PM UTC

morteeee said:


oh and if I am correct please give the reward to the person who was closest to the correct answer :) 

Will do so.

As to your answer "50 states". A wise choice but, alas, too obvious to be correct. :-)
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
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2 February, 2017, 10:00 AM UTC
This topic is too interesting to pass by... I guess it's 48 since Alaska and Hawaii are not "United" with the rest, and district Columbia is not a state..
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The Irate Penguin
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2 February, 2017, 10:54 AM UTC

Alyona Kolomiitseva said:


This topic is too interesting to pass by... I guess it's 48 since Alaska and Hawaii are not "United" with the rest, and district Columbia is not a state..

Had the question read "continental U.S." you would have been right. But you're certainly doing the right thing in weighing each word very carefully.

Here's a tip for all: Which word within the question demands heightened attention? Perhaps ...


Pub Quiz: How many States comprise the United States of America?

Still 4 days left to get it right :-)

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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
2 February, 2017, 4:16 PM UTC

I have a few more guesses then :) If we're playing with the words, it could be 

1) 0, as on the Map you showed there's no word "State" at all.

2) 1, as the word "States" is mentioned only once in the phrase "united-states-of-america"

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Tonaya
3 February, 2017, 5:58 AM UTC
one
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Tonaya
3 February, 2017, 5:59 AM UTC
no,its two,south and north o.O
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Tonaya
3 February, 2017, 7:20 AM UTC
49
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The Irate Penguin
Moderator
5 February, 2017, 9:37 AM UTC

THE RESULTS:

Although as well all know, the U.S. is a union of 50 states, if one examines these "states" individually, one finds that four of them are in fact not States but Commonwealths:

The Commonwealths of Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Massachusetts.

Therefore the answer is:

46 States.


No one got quite the right answer so the closest answer (48) wins.

And the winner is …. ALYONA KOLOMIITSEVA !!!

As player, you won't need the prize resources and as CM you probably won't take it, so here are your options:

1) Heck yes, I want the res :-)

2) The res will remain in the pot for the next question (coming today).

3) The runner-up (TONAYA) gets the prize. (if I find him, he's always so well camouflaged :-)

4) Donate it to a needy player of your choice :-)

Note: Dear mods: if you get a chance, would you mind closing this thread and/or marking it as solved in the title? Many thanks!


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Tonaya
5 February, 2017, 10:06 AM UTC

yup,Alyona beat us all,as always,send her resources,i will send her my timber,as well,if she tell me where is her city 

     

Tonaya :)
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