Can You Name a Country?

Can You Name a Country?

August 17, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


ALL RIGHT, NOW TIME FOR SOMETHING, I DON’T KNOW IF THIS WILL BE EDUCATIONAL. BUT, THE PRESIDENT IS OVERSEAS. VISITING BELGIUM, ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, AND THEN HIS PAL PUTIN IN FINLAND. A BIG TRIP WITH MANY IMPORTANT RAMIFICATIONS. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT AMERICA HAS STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH. AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PEOPLE IN OTHER LANDS. AND THAT RESPONSIBILITY EXTEND TO ALL OF US. NOT JUST THE PRESIDENT. SO WE CAM UP WITH A TEST. THE TEST IS VERY SIMPLE. WHEN ON THE STREET, WE ASKED PEOPLE PASSING BY, TO NAME A COUNTRY ON A MAP. THAT’S IT. A MAP. WE SAID NAME A COUNTRY. ANY COUNTRY. AND HERE’S HOW THAT WENT. ♪>>CAN YOU NAME ANY COUNTRY ON THIS MAP?>>HONESTLY MY GEOGRAPHY IS SO HORRIBLE. I CAN’T NAME ANYTHING. LIKE NOTHING.>>FRY TO NAME SOMETHING.>>IS THIS SOUTH AFRICA?>>NO.>>COUNTRY OF ASIA.>>THAT’S A CONTINENT. THAT’S RUSSIA.>>DAMN. I’M SILLY.>>THAT’S OKAY.>>IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I’VE BEEN IN SCHOOL.>>IT’S OKAY. ANY COUNTRY ON THE MAP.>>AFRICA.>>CONTINENT.>>COUNTRY. >>A COUNTRY IN AFRICA?>>I KNOW SOUTH AFRICA IS OVER HERE SOMEWHERE.>>NO, IT’S DOWN.>>OF SOUTH.>>OOPS.>>CAN YOU NAME ANY COUNTRY ON THIS MAP?>>YEAH.>>AFRICA.>>THAT’S A CONTINENT.>>OH, GOD.>>CAN YOU NAME ANY COUNTRIES IN AFRICA.>>GOD, WHO KNOWS STUFF LIKE THAT.>>CAN YOU NAME ANY COUNTRY ON THIS MAP?>>YES.>>AFRICA.>>THAT IS A CONTINENT.>>OH, COUNTRY.>>ICELAND OR SOMETHING.>>THAT’S ALASKA.>>UM.>>ANY COUNTRY.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>ON THE ENTIRE MAP.>>OH.>>THIS IS SO HORRIBLE.>>WHERE IS AMERICA.>>I WOULD SAY THE BIG ONE. I AM PROBABLY WRONG.>>CAN YOU NAME ANY COUNTRY TON THIS MAP?>>OH, MY GOSH.>>SHOULDN’T I BE TAUGHT THIS IN SCHOOL.>>I WOULD HOPE SO.>>SOUTH AMERICA.>>A CONTINENT.>>OH, MY GOD.>>COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA.>>YEAH. HONDURAS IS — HERE. HERE. HERE. HERE. SOME WHERE HERE.>>NO. >>CAN YOU NACHL ME ANY COUNTRY EUROPE?>>IS THIS ONE EUROPE?>>NO.>>NO.>>CAN YOU NAME A SINGLE COUNTRY IN AFRICA?>>THIS IS AFRICA?>>NO, AGAIN, SOUTH AMERICA.>>NO IDEA.>>CAN YOU NAME A COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA.>>THIS IS SOUTH AMERICA.>>YES, CAN YOU NAME A COUNTRY IN IT?>>NO, I CAN’T.>>DID YOU GO TO HIGH SCHOOL?>>YES. >>DID YOU GO TO COLLEGE?>>YEAH, THAT’S THE SAD PART.>>ARGENTINA, CHILE, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL, PERU, COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, MEXICO, THE UNITED STATES, CANADA. GREENLAND, ICELAND, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, PAPAU NEW GUINEA.>>Jimmy: OH, THANK GOD. WELL, IF YOU DIDN’T BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE BEFORE