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U.S. General Knowledge #23

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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On what TV network did "Sesame Street" originally air?
PBS
What does the PB stand for in PB&J?
Peanut Butter
Which Looney Tunes character is named after a national park in California?
Yosemite Sam
What Presidential candidate used the slogan "Feel the Bern"?
Bernie Sanders
What city is served by George Bush Intercontinental Airport?
Houston
What generation comes between the Baby Boomers and the Millennials?
Generation X
What product was made by the now-defunct companies Packard and Studebaker?
Automobiles
What show from the 1970s was about the 1950s in Wisconsin?
Happy Days
What show from the 1990s was about the 1970s in Wisconsin?
That '70s Show
What is the Statue of Liberty made of?
Copper
What brand of cereal is promoted by elves named Snap, Crackle, and Pop?
Rice Krispies
What city's suburbs include Aurora, Centennial, and Castle Rock?
Denver
What company built the planned city of Celebration, in central Florida?
Walt Disney
What musician was managed by "Colonel" Tom Parker?
Elvis Presley
What Supreme Court justice was humorously referred to as "Notorious RBG"?
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
What U.S. state has the highest percentage of people of Irish descent?
Massachusetts
What general's first and middle initials also stood for "Unconditional Surrender"?
Ulysses S. Grant
What band is led by singer Adam Levine?
Maroon 5
In what city would you find the neighborhoods of Foggy Bottom,
Georgetown, and Navy Yard?
Washington D.C.
What medical drama is the world's most-aired soap opera, having run
over 15,000 episodes since 1963?
General Hospital
30 Comments
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Level 85
Aug 11, 2017
"Laverne and Shirley" was a show from the 1970s about the 1950s in Wisconsin.
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Level ∞
Aug 12, 2017
That will work now
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Level 45
Feb 2, 2023
Can you also make Luverne and Shirley count? Because I tried that and it didn't work! Thanks!!
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Level 67
Oct 9, 2017
shlemiel, shmozzle
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Level 70
Sep 7, 2022
Schlemiel - a person prone to clumsy accidents

Schlimazel - an unlucky person

Or, as Ron from Parks and Recs put it, "a schlemiel is the guy who spills soup at a fancy party. A schlimazel is the guy he spills it on. Jerry is both the schlemiel and the schlimazel of our office."

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Level 77
Aug 12, 2017
I was also going to add Laverne & Shirley to the list. A spin-off of Happy Days but covering the same time period, and set in Milwaukee. Wisconsin.
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Level 70
Aug 12, 2017
I scored 6/20, anyone as bad as that?
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Level 74
Aug 14, 2017
Even the quizzes I find to be "easy" hold me up on a couple of questions. Finally one that all of the answers came to be rather quickly. Although, I've never heard of Ginsberg being called Notorious RBG (but it was easy to guess) and I thought the Trump Organization answer was a trick question at first.
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Level 77
Aug 16, 2017
I do like how the first answer is PBS and the second question starts with PB. Well played, whether intentional or not.
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Level 48
Oct 8, 2017
Isn't Gen Y in between Boomer and Millennials also?
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Level 43
Oct 9, 2017
Generation Y is the millennials just another name for them
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Level 58
Sep 1, 2021
Yeah Gen Z and Millenials are two different things
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Level 69
Oct 9, 2017
yay, 2 freebies for trying to guess to the bush airport; dc and denver! not american am i.
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Level 54
Oct 9, 2017
Can 'Rice Bubbles' be accepted for 'Rice Krispies'? That's what they're branded as in Australia and New Zealand.
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Level 43
Jun 8, 2019
This is why everyone loves people from there
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2018
I'm feeling the Bern until he gets what he deserves - POTUS!
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Level 93
Jul 10, 2019
Guiding Light ran until 2009 and had 15762 TV episodes and in US. General Hospital is on 14557 but is now longer running in time. Unless the clue means most watched or time since first broadcast it should probably be Guiding Light.
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Level 80
Dec 20, 2020
The clue says "the world's most-aired soap opera" but doesn't say TV or radio. 'The Archers' has been broadcast on British radio since 1951, with over 19000 episodes, so a lot more than 'General Hospital'.
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2022
So you think a US General Knowledge quiz would have a question about a British radio show?
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Level 80
Sep 16, 2022
No I don't, that's not what I said, it's just that the question says the "world's most aired soap" when it's not. Maybe it needs to be changed to say "world's most aired TV soap".
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Level 90
Sep 5, 2022
There's nothing humorous about RBGs stupid nickname
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Level 85
Sep 5, 2022
Copper is only skin deep.
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Level 85
Feb 2, 2023
Good point.

Plus, going by weight, the copper skin weighs about one fourth what the structural steel skeleton (mostly designed by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel) weighs.

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Level 68
Feb 2, 2023
Too much American
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Level 31
Feb 6, 2023
its u.s. general knowledge
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2023
Not enough. Bring on More!
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Level 66
Feb 2, 2023
I guess I give away my age when I know the 70s to 50s show, but had to guess (correctly) on the 90s to 70s show.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2023
Got a couple of these when guessing for other ones. Happy Days crossed my mind but I didn't try it for some reason.
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Level 67
Feb 6, 2023
17/20
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Level 74
Feb 7, 2023
As someone who's spent a fair bit of time in the Denver metro area, I would strongly dispute that Castle Rock is a Denver suburb. I appreciate that it's in the metro area per the Census, but that's only because most of the population of Douglas County is on its northern edge and commutes to Denver. Since the Census doesn't get any finer than counties for metro areas, that implies that Deckers and Larkspur are also Denver suburbs which is clearly nonsense. By driving time, Castle Rock is halfway between Denver and the Springs. I could buy that it's an exurb, but not a suburb. Any way you drive there from Denver, you'll pass through some basically uninhabited land.