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U.S. General Knowledge #1

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Last updated: February 13, 2022
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First submittedMarch 5, 2015
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On what highway can you "get your kicks"?
Route 66
Who was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms?
Grover Cleveland
What model of Chevy, discontinued in 1987, was a car in front and a pickup truck in back?
El Camino
Who supposedly threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River?
George Washington
What race is commonly referred to as "the run for the roses"?
The Kentucky Derby
Which U.S. state was the end point of the Trail of Tears?
Oklahoma
What hipster city has been called a place where young people go to retire?
Portland
What rating replaced X in movie theaters?
NC-17
In what city would you find Yale University?
New Haven
What restaurant chain announced in 2010 that their food used to taste like cardboard?
Dominos
What holiday on June 19th celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas?
Juneteenth
What union do nearly 100,000 employees of Ford and GM belong to?
The United Auto
Workers
What TV host would pretend to be a psychic swami named Carnac the Magnificent?
Johnny Carson
What is the colloquial term for a wedding where the bride is pregnant?
Shotgun Wedding
Republicans call it the death tax. What do Democrats call it?
Estate Tax
What L.A. neighborhood is known for its "towers" and the race riots
that happened there in 1965?
Watts
What product used the slogan "plop plop fizz fizz"?
Alka-Seltzer
Who did Anita Hill accuse of sexual harassment during confirmation hearings in 1991?
Clarence Thomas
What department of the U.S. government do ambassadors work for?
State Department
What musical instrument did Bill Clinton play on TV during his election campaign?
Tenor Saxophone
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Level 84
Mar 5, 2015
had trouble with United Auto Workers Union - it wasn't taking that but only took the abbreviation
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2015
United Auto Workers would have worked!
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Level 88
Feb 25, 2022
How about just "Auto Workers"?
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Level 56
Mar 31, 2022
agreed
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Level 90
Mar 8, 2015
The city near LA with race riots is actually a neighborhood within the city of LA, annexed in 1926.
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Level ∞
Mar 9, 2015
Fixed
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Level 77
Mar 9, 2015
Wow. This was tough.
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Level 77
Mar 9, 2015
Sooooo US-centric! (sorry, someone had to do it)
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Level 49
Apr 23, 2015
The name of the quiz is US General Knowledge..... what were you were expecting?
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Level 84
Apr 23, 2015
S A R C A S M
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Level 41
Apr 23, 2015
Too US centric xD
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Level 59
Feb 13, 2022
This isn’t YouTube, don’t copy comments.
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Level 74
Apr 23, 2015
This quiz is not North Dakota-centric enough.
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Level 73
Apr 23, 2015
Tough quiz
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Level 84
Nov 27, 2016
That's the hardest "general knowledge" quiz I've ever taken on this site. I use quotes because this stuff obviously isn't generally known if the average is only 7/20.
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Level ∞
Feb 13, 2022
With the latest update, I made it a little easier.
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Level 73
Jan 10, 2017
I tried 'inheritance' for the tax question....
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Level 48
Jan 30, 2019
same
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Level 59
Feb 20, 2017
I've never gotten so few right answers (11/20) and still got a score of 4. It must have been REALLY tough!
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Level 37
Nov 29, 2017
An interesting fact (?) about the Chevy Nova. They had to rename in Spain because it wasn' t selling. "No va" in Spanish means "won't go"
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Level 58
Feb 5, 2023
70% Sure that's a myth
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Level 63
Jul 25, 2018
Why do quizzes about the US have to be so UScentric?
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Level 48
Jan 30, 2019
juneteenth what? That's more of a Texas knowledge question, I guess.
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Level 82
Oct 4, 2021
It ought to be. Though, somewhat inexplicably, it has recently become a federal holiday. So... can't really say this anymore.
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2022
What are you talking about "inexplicably"? Celebrating the end of the last holdout of slavery isn't something we all should celebrate?
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2022
There would be better days for celebrating the end of slavery.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2022
Texas was the last slavery holdout. When the troops liberated the slaves in Galveston on June 19, slavery was eradicated in the US. Having said that, we all know why Juneteenth became a federal holiday.
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Level 45
Apr 1, 2022
Because Leftists use Black Americans as props.
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Level 40
Jan 2, 2021
Not complaining but that was tough, super specific. If you're not from the US these could really go WAY over your head
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Level 46
Oct 14, 2022
Can confirm. Am from Canada and couldn't answer a single question.
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Level 74
Mar 23, 2021
I like that it's hard because you can miss 4, still get 5 points, and learn some new stuff.
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Level 74
Mar 17, 2022
And now it's another easy 20/20 for me, as well as 20% of quiz takers. Maybe Allan Bloom was right! (joke)
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Level 54
Dec 16, 2021
6/20
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Level 75
Feb 13, 2022
I think shotgun weddings would better appear in a general general knowledge quiz rather than a US one - they're pretty international!
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Level 84
Mar 31, 2022
A very valid point. But are they called "shotgun weddings" in other countries? Or do they use a different idiom?
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Level 88
Mar 31, 2022
The Wikipedia page for the topic has a few idioms listed for other cultures. Apparently the term used in Japan would translate to "oops-we-did-it-marriage".
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Level 74
Mar 17, 2022
Guess it's not that hard any more. I don't run the site, but if it were up to me, I would leave the hard quizzes and just put the new questions on a new quiz so there were even more quizzes available to take, there were challenging quizzes with informative questions, and the old stats wouldn't be reset.
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Level 54
Mar 31, 2022
Too U.S. focussed. :)
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Level 37
Mar 31, 2022
somebody in my neighborhood has an El Camino and it is the ugliest thing ever
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Level 75
Mar 31, 2022
When I was young I thought the El Caminos were pretty sleek. Ford's counterpart, the Ranchero - now that was ugly.
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Level 74
Apr 1, 2022
The Ford Falcon and GM-Holden Commodore utes, which were made up until a few years ago in Australia were very good looking
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2022
Well, I got 13 and still feel dumb
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Level 65
Mar 31, 2022
Domino's "used to" taste like cardboard the way Mount Everest "used to" be the tallest mountain
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2022
Pizza Hut pizza still made of actual cardboard proudly.
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Level 77
Mar 31, 2022
The silver dollar was probably thrown across the Rappahannock River at Ferry Farm the Washington Family Home.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2023
Took me a while to remember estate tax. Watts I got cuz of rap music and Menace 2 Society