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U.S. General Knowledge #20

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What state's official dog breed is the Malamute?
Alaska
What operation came after Desert Shield during the Gulf War?
Desert Storm
Who was governor of Georgia from 1971–1975?
Jimmy Carter
What Chicago hub was the busiest airport in the world until 1998?
O'Hare
What buck-toothed animal is the largest species of rodent in the U.S.?
American Beaver
What type of animal is the mascot of Honey Nut Cheerios?
Bee
Two African-Americans served as Secretary of State under George W. Bush.
Who were they?
Colin Powell
Condoleezza Rice
What do spelunkers explore?
Caves
What is the longest-running scripted, prime-time show in American television history?
The Simpsons
In terms of college campuses, what is the abbreviation "quad" short for?
Quadrangle
What theme park is co-owned by Dolly Parton?
Dollywood
What river is dammed by the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state?
Columbia
With 1.62 million people, what is the most populous state capital by city proper population?
Phoenix
What word is stereotypically yelled by a doctor prior to using defibrillation paddles?
Clear!
What food product is sometimes known as a spud?
Potato
What character from "The Dukes of Hazzard" was famous for wearing very short jean shorts?
Daisy Duke
What evil doll first appeared in the movie "Child's Play"?
Chucky
Which office-oriented comic featured animals named Dogbert and Catbert?
Dilbert
What restaurant chain offers square-shaped hamburgers so as not to "cut corners"?
Wendy's
33 Comments
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Level 83
Apr 19, 2017
I wouldn't say that "quad" is a particularly American thing. Most of the Oxford colleges have a number of quads.
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Level 90
Apr 22, 2017
+1. My Australian high school had one, as did my Australian university.
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Level 76
Apr 22, 2017
My uni in NZ also had a quad, the central square.
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Level 73
Jun 18, 2017
Or spud
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
We call them spudrangles.
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Level 58
Apr 19, 2024
yeah. this quizz should be a lot more US-centric
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Level 77
Jul 19, 2018
I've worked in Emergency Departments for 30 years in three countries and have never once (fortunately) heard anyone merely shout "clear" before delivering a DC shock. Indeed, if they did, I would counsel them that their instruction was manifestly unclear. Does this piece of idiocy emanate from a US soap opera by any chance?
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Level ∞
Sep 2, 2022
Most of the doctors I've seen yell "live, damn you".
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Level 72
Dec 22, 2022
These shows also have an annoying habit of shocking a flatline, which is - at best - totally pointless.
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Level 23
Mar 4, 2021
Do people still comment on this quiz?

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Last comment is on July 2018

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Level 74
Jan 31, 2022
You weren't supposed to post this
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Level 74
Jan 31, 2022
Also there was a comment in 2020 so this isn't even true.
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Level 83
May 26, 2022
I put "Quadrilateral" but not the actual answer. Dang.
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Level 62
May 26, 2022
White Castle burgers are square too :)
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Level 84
Sep 1, 2022
Seriously, you won't accept "beaver?" (eye roll).
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Level ∞
Sep 2, 2022
Of course we do. You probably just misspelled it.
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Level 74
Sep 2, 2022
Man first time I learned quad was an abbreviation today. My dumbass always thought it was just called quad cause usually its like square shaped.
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2022
How is spelunking (or exploring caves) an American thing?
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Level 79
Sep 3, 2022
They call it 'potholing' in the UK.
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Level 79
Oct 28, 2022
We call it speleology round our way
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Level 37
Sep 4, 2022
I thought that "Gunsmoke" was the longest running scripted tv show.
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2022
Simpsons passed it in 2018. It is probably still the longest live-action show, but the question didn't specify.
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Level 76
Nov 2, 2022
The longest-running scripted show is, by far, General Hospital still running after 59 years and more than 14k episodes. However, it's a daytime slot. The Simpsons (Dec 1989) is the longest primetime show, followed pretty closely by Law & Order (Sep 1990) which came out about nine months after The Simpsons and both are still running today. Making them ~32 and ~33 years old as of 2022
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Level 82
Dec 22, 2022
If you count the years that Guiding Light spent as a radio serial, it was on the air longer than General Hospital, getting its start in 1937. It was on television 57 years before getting cancelled (1952-2009).
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Level 65
Nov 23, 2022
The longest running prime-time scripted show should be whichever network news program is the oldest.
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Level 82
Dec 22, 2022
60 Minutes has been on since 1968, but I don't think it counts as a "scripted show," even though they do use a script most of the time... even "reality" TV shows usually have a (very bad) script of some sort... but the term scripted show typically refers to fictional dramas and sitcoms.

"CBS TV News" debuted in 1948, if you want to count CBS Evening News as the same show, it's been around longer.

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Level 66
Dec 22, 2022
A bit embarrassing to have someone list your skin color as something notable.
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Level 75
Dec 22, 2022
You know this from personal experience?
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2022
Yep
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2022
I didn't know the one about defibulators, I was shocked!
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Level 66
Mar 6, 2023
*defibrillators
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Level 33
Dec 22, 2022
Lol literally knew only three things
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Level 65
Dec 23, 2022
Could you add ORD as an accepted answer for Chicago O'Hare?