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U.S. General Knowledge #27

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What city is considered to be America's country music capital?
Nashville
What sporting event is held on New Year's Day in Pasadena, California?
The Rose Bowl
In what state would you find Hot Springs National Park?
Arkansas
Which deadly sin is one most likely to commit on Thanksgiving?
Gluttony
Who said "I pity the fool"?
Mr. T
What is either a tall tale or something you can order at Burger King?
a Whopper
What can't the government do in your house due to the Third Amendment?
Quarter troops
What flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is named after a member
of "The Grateful Dead"?
Cherry Garcia
What 1960s TV show was eerily similar to "The Munsters"?
The Addams Family
East of the Mississippi, they start with W. West of the Mississippi they start with K.
What are they?
Radio call signs
What company has the largest market share in the American baby food market?
Gerber
What does HBO stand for?
Home Box Office
Who is the oldest person to serve as U.S. President?
Joe Biden
What fictional winter holiday involves a steel pole, airing of grievances,
and feats of strength?
Festivus
What TV show starred Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker?
Sex and the City
What was the profession of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth?
Actor
What musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, won eleven awards at the 2016 Tonys?
Hamilton
You'll find 5 in Los Angeles, 90 in Boston, and 70 in Denver. What are they?
Interstate Highways
What two words were added to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance in 1954?
Under God
What was the name of the tanker that spilled oil in Prince William Sound in 1989?
Exxon Valdez
39 Comments
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Level 85
Nov 12, 2017
How about Clubber Lang for "I pity the fool"?
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
Okay
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Level 54
Nov 13, 2017
Who is Clubbers Lane?
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2017
If only there was a website...
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Level 70
Jul 22, 2022
Of course, there's always Google, but sometimes it's more interesting hearing it from another person. No should be dismissed for curiosity on a trivia website of all places.
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Level 76
Nov 12, 2017
4 out of 20. By far the worst I've done on any of these quizzes I think...
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Level 72
Nov 13, 2017
Tough for a Brit. Though interesting none the less. I didn't know any of the answers I missed when I saw them mind.
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Level 91
Nov 14, 2017
I suggest some more liberal allowance for Quarter Troops. I typed "take quarter," gave up on that line of thinking when it didn't take
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2018
I tried quarter soldiers....figured that would be enough...
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2018
That worked for me.
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2018
Seconded. I couldn't come up with "quarter" and spent minutes trying "board" and other synonyms with soldiers, military, fighters, et cetera.
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Level 83
Mar 30, 2023
I tried 'billeting' to no avail. I realize that is the verbiage used in the Declaration of Independence and not the Constitution, but it should be allowed.
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2023
I typed troops, hoping that was good enough. I could not remember quarter. Seize should be good enough as well.
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Level 65
Aug 19, 2023
I also knew the answer but couldn't get the correct terminolgy
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Level 66
Jan 28, 2018
Sloth perhaps competes with gluttony on Thanksgiving.
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Level 61
Jan 28, 2018
except for women, when it is just more work, like most holidays.
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Level 56
Jan 28, 2018
I agree with you that Sloth doesn't describe a busy day like Thanksgiving but let's not put down a whole gender because one guy was misinformed. My husband and my father before him were always just as busy on Thanksgiving as anyone else. : )
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2018
Did not know the radio call station call sign question. Very interesting. Something to which I've long been exposed and never thought about. Now to learn why the signs are set that way...
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2018
There are a few exceptions because the dividing line was moved further west at one point, and ship radios are the opposite, those off the east coast have K letters, and those off the west coast have W.
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Level 80
Jan 28, 2018
TV call letters also follow that rule.
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Level 75
Jan 28, 2018
I thought the LA, Boston, and Denver clue was clever. Stumped me for a minute. Nice quiz.
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Level 52
Jan 28, 2018
I thought it was Dunkin Donuts. You would too if you've been to Boston or New England in general.
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Level 60
Apr 26, 2023
Nice. I guessed newspapers, then Irish pubs, before giving up haha. Clever question.
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2018
I like the interstate riddle, but it's technically incorrect. Interstate 95 is not in Boston, just it's suburbs. You could use 90 or 93, however.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2023
Changed 95 to 90.
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Level 72
Jan 28, 2018
Festivus for the rest of us!
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Level 83
Jan 29, 2018
According to the Wikipedia entry Festivus isn't a "fictional holiday"
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Level 65
Jan 29, 2018
You need to also accept Lawrence Tureaud for Mr. T. That's his name.
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Level 89
Aug 8, 2018
You should accept that you actually know he is always known as Mr. T and that typing "mrt" is easier and accept giving it a rest.
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2023
And you should also accept Bobby "Blue" Bland, who was the first to sing those words. Still the best after 60 plus years: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEGtrlqM5Dw.

But for those who like oddities, here's David Bowie's version, back when he was still David Jones, backed by Jimmy Page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQyrYJMitho

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Level 73
May 6, 2020
Perhaps accept "billet troops" along with "quarter troops", just a suggestion.
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Level 58
Feb 8, 2021
Need to change the oldest president answer to Joe Biden
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Level ∞
Feb 8, 2021
Updated
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2023
Some wit suggested changing the name of that ice cream flavor to "Berry Jerry" after Jerry shuffled off this mortal coil. Tasteless? Sure, but
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Level 72
Mar 30, 2023
What were Captain Hazelwood's first words when he came to the bridge after running aground? "No, damn it, I said I wanted a *Tanqueray* on the rocks!"
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2023
You're bad! ;-)
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Level 67
Mar 30, 2023
That was really hard...

I am not an American.

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Level 51
Apr 1, 2023
i thought the thanksgiving one was lust 💀
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Level 58
Apr 19, 2024
The festivus pole was aluminium not steel. this is repeated several times in the episode with Frank explaining aluminium's virtues of lightness and strength