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U.S. General Knowledge #29

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What is the best-selling brand of crayons in the United States?
Crayola
What breed of dog is Snoopy?
Beagle
Who founded CNN?
Ted Turner
What TV show asked the question "Who shot J.R.?"
Dallas
What company used to refer to its army of minimum-wage employees
as "sandwich artists"?
Subway
Who impersonated Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live"?
Tina Fey
What is the capital of New Jersey?
Trenton
What child actress was voted the top box office draw in the U.S. for
five straight years in the 1930s?
Shirley Temple
What Native American tribe was Geronimo a part of?
Chiricahua Apache
What department store sponsors New York's Thanksgiving Day parade?
Macy's
What University's athletes are called the Fighting Irish?
Notre Dame
Which U.S. state did Bill Clinton govern?
Arkansas
What is the octane rating of regular gasoline in most states?
87
In what city would you find the intersection of Haight and Ashbury?
San Francisco
What celebrity chef says "Bam"?
Emeril Lagasse
Name one of the three African-Americans to have served on the Supreme Court
Thurgood Marshall /
Clarence Thomas /
Ketanji Brown Jackson
What family lived next door to the Simpsons?
The Flanders
What type of hat was famously worn by Jackie Kennedy?
Pill Box
What metals are American pennies made from?
97.5% Zinc
2.5% Copper
37 Comments
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Level 76
Jun 16, 2018
Interestingly, the lower octane rating of American gasoline can be explained by a different measurement method compared for example with Europe. The gasoline quality should be the same.
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Level 84
Jun 17, 2018
Come back, zinc. Come back!
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Level 69
Aug 27, 2018
Thank goodness I still live in a world of telephones,

car batteries, handguns, and many things made of zinc.

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Level 75
Jun 22, 2018
Elzar
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Level 56
Jul 23, 2018
Give the whole thing a good blast from your spice weasel
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Level 51
Jul 25, 2018
BAM! *squeak*
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Level 83
Jun 22, 2018
Interesting the discrepancy between the % correct with the two metals in the penny.
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Level 69
Jun 30, 2018
Any more, and the value of the copper itself would probably be more than a penny!
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2018
Well, pennies may only be 2.5% copper anymore, but that 2.5% covers the entire outside, and shares a name with the color of pennies. So it's not terribly surprising to me.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2018
Just for fun: did you know that for one year (1943), copper was not used in pennies? That year they made them out of steel instead.
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Level 74
Jul 23, 2018
1943 and 1942. There were two years of steel penny.
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Level 77
Apr 27, 2023
Are you sure? I'm looking around and I can't find any reference to steel pennies from 1942, except as one of the uncirculated pattern coins made as a test for what eventually became the 1943 steel cents. There were apparently a very few steel pennies made in error in 1944, but those are even rarer than the 1943 copper cents.
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Level 70
Jul 23, 2018
Supreme court
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Level 48
Jul 23, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2018
Fixed the spelling error
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Level 86
Jul 23, 2018
Challenge question: which family (for one episode) lived across the street from the Simpsons?
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2018
Bush?
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Level 62
Jul 23, 2018
ford?
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Level 90
Jul 23, 2018
Both George HW moved in at the start. Homer and him had a Dennis the Menace/Mr Wilson type relationship and by the end of the show the Bushes moved away and the Fords moved in. I may be off a little bit with the exact words but when Gerald introduces himself to Homer. He say's "Homer do you like to watch football and drink beer?" to which Homer replies, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship".
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Level 86
Jul 23, 2018
lol I had forgotten about Gerald Ford.

Here's the line (don't forget to read Ford in an slow, monotone voice):

Gerald Ford: Say, Homer, do you like football?

Homer: Do I ever!

Gerald Ford: Do you like nachos?

Homer: Yes, Mr. Ford.

Gerald Ford: Well, why don't you come over and watch the game and we'll have nachos, and then some beer.

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Level 82
Jul 23, 2018
Jaimie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Anthony Bourdain, Paula Dean... why do we need so many celebrity chefs?
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Level 86
Jul 23, 2018
Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay . . . the list goes on and on.
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Level 62
Jul 24, 2018
Because there is no way just one chef could do all of the cookware endorsements.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2023
At least they have some discernible talent...unlike some other celebrities I can think of
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Level 75
May 5, 2023
Need? Odd question. We don't "need" any kind of celebrities. Celebrity occurs to some people through some combination of luck and intention, but I'm not sure that anyone's needs are part of the equation.

Anyway, they are no worse than celebrity athletes, musicians, or writers. The best you can do is ignore them if they don't appeal to you.

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Level 58
Jul 23, 2018
Not all Subways pay workers minimum wage, and the company no longer refers to workers as "sandwich artists"
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Level 45
Jul 23, 2018
Hey Quizmaster, I think the Simpson's question should ask: Who lives next doors to the Simpsons, considering the Flanders still live there.
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Level 66
Jul 23, 2018
Surprised no one has made the obligatory "Too U.S.-centric" comment on this quiz yet.
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Level 86
Jul 23, 2018
No way! Beagles are originally from the U.K. This quiz is not U.S.-centric enough!
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Level 51
Aug 1, 2018
Since their last name is Flanders (with an s) the answer box should be "The Flanderses" or "The Flanders family" for proper pluralization and clarity. ;-)
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Level 40
Apr 30, 2023
That is too proper for most of us.
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2023
Stupid Flanders
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Level 65
Jun 8, 2019
I'd be interested in the percentages of who said Thurgood Marshall as opposed to Clarence Thomas.
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2022
Supreme Court question will need an update here soon!
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Level 74
Aug 27, 2022
Supreme Court question needs to be updated.
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Level 68
Apr 27, 2023
I'm glad there is a Simpsons question. Most, if not all, of my knowledge of US history comes from The Simpsons
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Level 47
May 1, 2023
I really know nothing about the US as compared to European countries, even as an American. I should do a bit more random Wikipedia surfing.