American HistoryThese brain teasers rely on your ability to recognize groups of common attributes. For each of these puzzles you'll need to figure out why the words or letters are grouped as they are. Sometimes you will be asked to pick the odd-one-out or to place a new word into the correct group.
Which one of the 12 members of Group B can be added to the 7 members of Group A? Why?
Group A: Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Group B: California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, Wisconsin
HintHow many members are in Group B? How many members are in Group A?
AnswerThe members of Group A are 7 of the 8 battleships that were stationed at Pearl Harbor when Japan launched a surprise attack on 7 December 1941, which led to the United States entering World War 2. The missing member is California.
Note: Although the USS Utah was also stationed at Pearl Harbor, the Utah was no longer classified as a battleship, having been converted to a mobile target.
Hint: The number of members, 12 and 7, refer to December 7.
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