READING A MAP America’s Weirdest Laws If you live in Arizona, don’t let your donkey fall asleep in the bathtub. It’s against the law! Some strange laws are on the books in other U.S. states too. Use the map to answer the questions. WA 6 MT ND MI MN ID NY ME VT NH MA CT RI NJ DE WV KY TN OK AR TX MS LA HI AL GA SC NC MD VA DC 1 OR 4 WY SD WI PA IL MO IN OH NV UT 2 CO NE KS IA CA NM AZ 5 8 AK Hee-haw! May I borrow a pillow? 7 3 FL Map Key: The numbers on the map show which U.S. states have these strange laws. 1. Washington: Lollipops are illegal. 2. California: It’s against the law to ride a bike in a swimming pool. 3. Arizona: Donkeys are not allowed to sleep in bathtubs. 4. North Dakota: It is illegal to fall asleep with your shoes on. 5. Oklahoma: A law bans taking a bite of someone else’s hamburger. 6. Minnesota: It is forbidden to cross state lines with a duck on your head. 7. Florida: You must have a license to ride a skateboard. 8. New Jersey: It’s against the law to slurp your soup. 1. In which state is it against the law to skateboard without a license? SHUTTERSTOCK (POOL, BIKE, OFFICER, SKATEBOARD, SOUP); ISTOCKPHOTO.COM (ALL OTHER IMAGES) Ꭽ New Jersey (NJ) Ꭿ Arizona (AZ) Ꭾ California (CA) ൳ Florida (FL) 2. To go from the state where it’s illegal to slurp soup to the state where it’s illegal to bite someone else’s hamburger, you would have to travel _____. Ꭽ southeast Ꭾ southwest Ꭿ northeast ൳ northwest 3. Does any law on the map make sense to you? Which law do you think is the silliest? Explain why. Want to know more about us? Contact 1-800-SCHOLASTIC or e-mail the editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.