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U.S. General Knowledge #12

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Last updated: February 24, 2022
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First submittedMarch 6, 2016
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What is the best-selling type of lettuce in the United States?
Iceberg
Who sang "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got / I'm still Jenny from the block"
Jennifer Lopez
What creature is also known as Sasquatch?
Bigfoot
What company makes Big Red and Juicy Fruit gum?
Wrigley
What is the oldest medical journal in the United States?
New England
Journal of Medicine
In what country was Barack Obama's father born?
Kenya
What breed of cattle is the Texas state animal?
Texas Longhorn
Hope, Arkansas is the birthplace of two well-known politicians.
One is Mike Huckabee. Who is the other?
Bill Clinton
Which President's "doctrine" said that European powers should stay out
of the Western Hemisphere?
James Monroe
Who appeared on the covers of dozens of romance novels and also
promoted "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!"?
Fabio
What is the name of the area of the United States where tornadoes are most common?
Tornado Alley
If you are aboard a Pullman car, where are you?
On a Train
What type of loans does Sallie Mae primarily deal with?
Student Loans
What does Mexican Coke have that American Coke doesn't?
Real sugar
In the "Peanuts" comic strip, what Halloween spirit does Linus believe in?
The Great Pumpkin
What was abolished by the Supreme Court in 1972, but reinstated in 1976?
Death Penalty
What city is known as Chocolate Town, U.S.A.?
Hershey, PA
What college is the alma mater of 53 NASA astronauts, more than any other?
U.S. Naval Academy
What government agency hires over 500,000 temporary workers every 10 years?
U.S. Census Bureau
Who jumped from the balcony of Ford's Theatre yelling "Sic semper tyrannis"?
John Wilkes Booth
24 Comments
+5
Level 56
May 14, 2016
Looks like everyone really knows their lettuce
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Level 66
May 16, 2016
I'd bet about 90% of that (currently) 90% only know that type of lettuce.
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Level 58
Feb 27, 2017
I figured it was some sort of military school and tried all I could think of. Annapolis was not accepted for Naval Academy. Yeah, I know it's the city, but I've heard tons of people say "He attended Annapolis."
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Level 74
May 2, 2017
same
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Level ∞
Feb 24, 2022
Annapolis will work now.
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Level 68
Aug 19, 2018
Good quiz. I tried "Spanish label" for the Mexican Coke question. LOL
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Level 66
Feb 25, 2022
'where are you' suggests the answer is a city or a state. "what type of vehicle are you on" would be better. Not that I had any chance.
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Level 82
Feb 28, 2022
I agree. I kept trying cities and not vehicles because of that
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Level 73
Sep 1, 2022
But "railroad," "railway," and "railroad car" all failed, I finally got the right answer but still felt cheated.
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Level 72
Sep 1, 2022
It wouldn't take long to guess if the question was put as you suggest. Over half knew it based on the actual question
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Level 64
Feb 25, 2022
Bit too American-centric for a general knowledge quiz...
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Level 83
Mar 1, 2022
If only QM would have somehow called out the American focus of this quiz......
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Level 86
Jun 7, 2022
Joey is right. There should be something in the title of the quiz to tip us off about the content.
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Level 59
Sep 2, 2022
Yeah, imagine a US General knowledge quiz being too American. I hate when that happens.
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Level 78
Feb 25, 2022
Of course Fabio also famously promoted Apollo's Chariot roller coaster at Busch Garden Williamsburg when he happened to run into a goose on the road. Greatest roller coast ride ever.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2022
Slaughtered by Fabio's face... that bird should have been named and have a statue erected.
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Level 75
Mar 7, 2022
I tried fentanyl for the Mexican/American coke question....
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Level 46
Mar 9, 2022
Both yeti and abominable snowman were rejected? Why? They are valid answers.
+2
Level 88
Apr 22, 2022
No, both of those terms refer to a similar-yet-distinct Asian cryptid, rather than the North American Sasquatch.
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Level 78
Sep 1, 2022
70% knew Jennifer Lopez, and 40% knew student loans.
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Level 70
Sep 1, 2022
Song known around the world versus something almost entirely American. Weird...
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Level 79
Sep 2, 2022
I thought the Pullman question was looking for a city!
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Level 34
Sep 2, 2022
.... questioning my status as an american natural born citizen

clearly i haven't been around long enough

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Level 66
Sep 5, 2022
Since Booth, has anybody ever tried to jump down 15 feet and yell Sic semper tyrannis on landing?