U.S. Groups of Five

Can you name the members of these groups of five related to the United States?
For the sports question, use the American names
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Last updated: February 11, 2021
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Family members on
"The Simpsons"
States on the
Gulf of Mexico
1960s "Rat Pack"
Joey Bishop
Sammy Davis Jr.
Peter Lawford
Dean Martin
Frank Sinatra
Boroughs of
New York City
Staten Island
"Big 5" Academy
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Countries with which the
U.S. has no official
foreign relations
North Korea
Wars officially declared
by the U.S.
War of 1812
Mexican-American War
Spanish-American War
Inhabited U.S.
American Samoa
Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
U.S. Virgin Islands
North American
Great Lakes
Lake Erie
Lake Huron
Lake Michigan
Lake Ontario
Lake Superior
High school sports with
the most participants
Track & field
Level 88
Feb 12, 2021
I'm quite surprised by soccer. It's very popular in junior high and school playgrounds, but at the high school level I thought it was nonexistent. Sports like lacrosse and field hockey, swimming, even golf, seem to exist at a lot of high schools before soccer.
Level 75
Feb 12, 2021
I think soccer's still pretty popular afaik. My high school had plenty of matches against other teams.

I thought baseball would've made it, but it's split into baseball and softball, isn't it? I feel with the two combined it may have made the list.

Level 88
Feb 12, 2021
Yeah, that one surprised me, but like you say it's split up. Whereas there are boys' basketball and girls' basketball, the batting sport itself changes a little bit. Good thing. The old stereotype about girls not being able to throw loses some steam when most males make their first attempt at throwing a softball underhand. Or their 100th. I gave up trying. It resembled the dangerous but ubiquitous and fun version of lawn darts. Up, up and lands who knows where.
Level ∞
Feb 12, 2021
Yes, you are correct @Dontneedone. Baseball and softball would be on the list if they were combined.

You can see the full list of most popular high school sports here.

Level 86
Feb 12, 2021
"Best Screenplay" is two different awards: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. Seems like that's really more a Group of Six.
Level ∞
Feb 12, 2021
You are technically correct, but the awards are known as the Big Five awards.

Level 72
Feb 12, 2021
That's because no movie can win both Screenplay awards.
Level 86
Feb 13, 2021
Huh. I was not familiar with that term. I guess it makes sense if you think of it in terms of a single movie winning (or not winning) all five.

My Dad grew up in the Quad Cities, which Wikipedia defines as "a region of five cities," so I'm fully ready to admit that not being able to count is a proud American tradition :)

Level 90
Feb 23, 2021
It's not a counting thing - it's just that screenplays are divided into adapted or original, and a movie can only be nominated for one or the other. So the Big Five includes whichever screenplay category you're in and not the other one.
Level 84
Feb 15, 2021
Does Taiwan still fit here. I am reading that the US signed a consular agreement in 2019, and the Taiwan travel act in 2018. Is that not official relations?
Level ∞
Feb 15, 2021
I confirmed this before making this quiz. The answer is no. The U.S. has no official relations with Taiwan, and officially considers Taiwan and the PRC to be one country, wink wink nudge nudge.
Level 66
Feb 15, 2021
Didn't go quite uppity enough with Best Picture. "Movie" to the proletariat, "film" to the upper middle class, "picture" to the wealthy/privileged. I guessed film. Don't watch award shows.
Level 82
May 22, 2021
I eventually got it after a lot of guessing but I'm going to have to look up why the US has no official relationship with Bhutan...
Level 82
May 22, 2021
looked it up. Doesn't seem to be any specific reason. odd.
Level 70
May 22, 2021
I just think they're insular and aren't all that keen to be on the global stage. They (the powers that be anyway) are very protective of their culture, way of life and are quite leery of any Westernization. It's supposed to be a super interesting place to visit if you can manage jumping through all their hoops to get there.
Level 88
Oct 27, 2021
Tourists have to pay 200 dollars a day to the government to visit, on top of other expenses
Level 69
May 22, 2021
I thought that was weird too. I got the other 4 pretty easily but I didn't feel like guessing the fifth. Poor Bhutan
Level 64
May 22, 2021
Lucky Bhutan.
Level 78
May 22, 2021
Basically, the Bhutanese see no need for official relations since whatever the US needs to do can be managed from New Delhi while whatever Bhutan needs to do can be managed from the UN in NYC.
Level 44
May 31, 2021
Venezuela and UN recognized Palestine are two countries the US does not have relations with.
Level 77
Jun 12, 2023
Palestine is not a UN member. Can't speak to Venezuela.
Level 71
Dec 9, 2021
Great quiz, thank you. It should be noted that it needs just a little bit of updating. As of 2021, we have no official diplomatic relations with Afghanistan.
Level 66
Jun 10, 2022
best movie should have worked
Level 71
Feb 13, 2023
I surprised myself, getting 50/50 in 7:10. The number one high school sport had me stumped, and the five countries with no official relations was tough. But I did it. Thanks for the quiz!
Level 77
Jun 12, 2023
Best screenplay? New to me!
Level 80
Oct 21, 2023
Typed USVI then didn't try further when it wasn't accepted
Level 73
Feb 2, 2024
Need to include the United States under countries which the US doesn't have diplomatic relationships with.