Wednesday, June 11, 2008

50 States and SAT

Do you know or say all states? Or if you are Japanese, can you say all prefectures?

In season7, on Thanksgiving Day they play a game that chandler learned on work. Here is the conversation. I know it's long , but I dare to write the whole conversation that is concerned with the 50states game. You'll know how difficult it is!!

Chan:-We're playing this game I learned on work. You have to name all the states in six minutes.

Ross:-What? That's like insanely easy.

Chan:-Oh, Okay, time's up.

Joey:-Say hello to the new champ of Chandler's dumb states game.

Ross:-Wow, how many you got?


(after a while)

Ross:-Done......with time to spare.

Chan:-Woo. This may be a new world's record.

Ross:-You know, I hate to lecture you guys...but it's kind of disgraceful that a group of well-educated adults and Joey can't name all the states. You ever see a map or one of those round colorful things called a globe?

Chan:-Ah-Magellan? You got 46 states.

Ross:-What? That's impossible.

Joey:-Forty-six. Well, who's well-educated now, Mr. I-Forgot-Ten-States?

Chan:-Okay, Ross, time is up.

Ross:-Now, just give me another minute.

Chan:-If you don't know them by now, you never will, okay? That is the beauty of this game. It makes you want to kill yourself.

Ross:-This is crazy. I can do this. All right, I bet I can get all 50 before dinner.

Chan:-Okay, but if you can't, no dinner. Ross:-You're on.

(after a while)

Ross:-How can I not get this? I'm a college professor. I got 1450 on my SATs.

Mon:-Twelve fifty. Ross:-Damn, I forgot you were here.

Ross:-I laid out the states geographically.

Joey:-Ross, you need some help? Ross:From you?......Yes please.

Joey:-First of all, Utah? Dude, you can't just make stuff up.

(after a while)

Ross:-I hate America! When I finish this game, I swear I am moving.

(after a while)

Ross:-Okay, may be this is so hard, because there aren't 50 states. Let me tell you something I have 49states...and there are no more! I think I should be able to eat something.


Ross:Delaware.......Delaware.(Ross is near to tears.)

Chan:-All right.

Ross:- I want my turkey now.

Chan:-You got it. You got Nevada twice.

Ross:-.........I know. Chan:-Yeah.

Here are the states of the United States of America.
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

And do you know about SAT? Ross said "I got 1450 on my SATs.", Monica corrected it to 1250 though.
The SAT stands for Scholastic Assessment Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test and is a standardized test for college admissions in the United States. It's like a National Center Test for University Admissions called Center Test in Japan. But unlike Center Test that has only one opportunity a year in January, the SAT is offered seven times a year in October, November, December, January, March(or April), May, and June. There are three sections in the SAT, Writing, Mathematics, and Critical Reading and each section receives a score on the scale of 200-800 points. So the highest point is 2400 and the lowest one is 600. But many colleges seem to require ACT score more than SAT.

Let's name your country's all states or prefectures in six minutes!!


マイケル said...

The States Game is awesome!!! I played it at work with my friends too! When I played, we only had five minutes to name all of the states. I got 46. かわいそうだね!
I'll try it again and see how well I do.
The SAT information was great! Even I didn't know all of that. (笑)SATをすればよかったですね。
I felt so bad for Ross. Monica's food is the bestね。

Tomo said...

Thank you for writting comment!! I think 46 is not bad, it's the same number as Ross. I'll try it in Japanese version with friends!! I have confidence I can get all prefectures!! I want friend like Monica so that I can eat good food.

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