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Random Cities Near Chicago on a Map

Name these 10 random cities within 1500 km of Chicago on the map below. The answers change every time you play!
Only cities with 800k people (metro area) are possible
Quiz by Stewart
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Last updated: September 23, 2019
First submittedSeptember 23, 2019
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level 66
Sep 23, 2019
for NYC a really small point appeared. that didn't make any sense to me so I didn't even bother to type it
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level 63
Sep 23, 2019
All dots are the same size! They're not scaled by population.
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level 66
Sep 23, 2019
but I had huge dots for dallas and houston.
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level 63
Sep 23, 2019
Hmm, I made all the dots the same size though, perhaps it's something specific to your browser? Edit: I manually went through and fixed all circles to be of radius 4, hopefully this has fixed your issue?
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level 66
Sep 23, 2019
yes it did. Great quiz by the way. Really tough for me but I appreciate the challenge!
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level 63
Sep 23, 2019
Thanks! I'm glad I could challenge your knowledge :)
And thanks again for finding the bug so I could fix it :D
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level 72
Sep 23, 2019
Stewart, I nominate you for the Quizzer with the Most Interesting Recent Quizzes award.
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level 63
Sep 23, 2019
Thanks Jerry! Means a lot coming from #3 (perhaps soon to be #4 ๐Ÿ˜‰)
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level 67
Sep 23, 2019
Oklahoma City is "near Chicago" lol
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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
"Near Chicago"?
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level 63
Sep 23, 2019
Chicago is the focus point, all cities are within 1500km of it. Might not be near per se, but all the nearest cities over 800k population are possible.
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level 56
Sep 24, 2019
Bridgeport? When there are so many other large cities in that small area?
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level 82
Sep 24, 2019
The first three times I get Greenville. I think I know Greenville now. Then I almost nail it, but for that Canadian city and .. I type in "Melbourne", because the Canadian city with an M, brain please!
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level 38
Sep 24, 2019
Come on now people. There are no actual cities that close to Chicago. This range is pretty much what I was expecting, as much as I would've loved a Chicago burbs quiz (I live in Evanston)
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level 52
Oct 23, 2019
Great Quiz Stewart๐Ÿ‘ Got only 7 which I didn't expected either considering the tiny cities of Buffalo ๐Ÿ˜… but still pretty challenging
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level 63
Oct 23, 2019
Thank you Creative! :)
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level 63
Oct 31, 2019
I like how Americans consider 1500 km "near". That's like me saying Kiev is "near" Zurich.
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level 62
Nov 11, 2019
We don't consider 1500 km "near." This quiz was written was not written by "Americans." It was written by one person, who is obviously using the word "near" very liberally because the quiz would be no fun if you had to name cities within 100 km of Chicago because nobody knows what those cities are. Seems like he just picked a big city in the centralish part of the US to use as a centerpoint.
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level 63
Nov 11, 2019
Exactly right. Chicago was picked for it's centralish location and it's a big city. 1500 km was chosen to ensure enough "known" cities are within the range. The word "near" is used simply as a branding, so that quizzes in the series are easily identifiable, rather than saying "within 1500km of" in the title, which is clunky.
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level 68
Nov 11, 2019
10-15 hours is still considered drivable by most Americans, although it would be a "trip". 2 drivers can do it in a day. I've heard Belgians describe a 30-minute drive as "too far".
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level 76
Nov 11, 2019
We are about a 12-hour drive from both of our daughters (in opposite directions) and my husband easily makes it to one of their homes in a day while I serve as navigator - but then again, he drove 8000 miles in three weeks (with several days of stopover in places) around the western US to celebrate his retirement, so a 12-hour drive is a piece of cake for him. When one of our daughters lived in Phoenix we made several trips from Austin to Phoenix in a day always stopping at the boot outlet in El Paso and sometimes crossing over to Ciudad Juarez - that's a long trip through west Texas - but the farthest we've gone in a day is around 1100 miles from Salt Lake City to past St Joseph, MO and that included stopping for an hour to hike a trail in Wyoming. Our kids call him a driving machine. He'd much rather drive than fly, but he avoids cities when at all possible and he doesn't drive (much) over the speed limit - although for some reason he seems to make better time when I'm napping...
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level 77
Nov 11, 2019
I've taken 10-15 hour drives in a single day solo many times. Though sometimes at the speeds I was going I managed to cut that time down by about a third. I don't think I could make it from Zurich to Kiev in a day especially given the bad roads in some parts of Eastern Europe but I've done similar distances before. Got from Youngstown, OH to Cheyenne, WY in a day once. That's about the same distance as between Zurich and Kiev.
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level 44
Nov 13, 2019
i didn't like that
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