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U.S. General Knowledge #3

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What is the name of the U.S. President's office?
The Oval Office
What area of Florida can be described as a slow-moving, 60 mile wide river?
The Everglades
What major fast food chain is closed on Sundays?
Chick-fil-A
What, according to Rover.com, is the most common name for male dogs in the U.S.?
(hint: starts with M)
Max
What is the only U.S. state where prostitution is legal?
Nevada
What McDonald's shake can only be purchased around Saint Patrick's Day?
The Shamrock Shake
What type of surgery do the main characters of "Nip/Tuck" practice?
Plastic Surgery
Which department of the U.S. government is headed by the Attorney General?
Department of Justice
Whose grave is marked by an eternal flame at Arlington National Cemetery?
John F. Kennedy
What city was mostly destroyed by an earthquake and fire in 1906?
San Francisco
Which deadly sin is a goldbricker guilty of?
Sloth
What is the only Major League Baseball team that is not based in the United States?
Toronto Blue Jays
What body has been led by John Jay, John Marshall, and Earl Warren?
The Supreme Court
In what park would you find Half Dome, a mecca for rock climbers?
Yosemite
What slippery synthetic substance was Ronald Reagan compared to -
because no scandals stuck to him?
Teflon
What company's 2012 bankruptcy caused a brief halt in the production of Twinkies?
Hostess
What became, in 1960, the first animated series to air on prime-time TV?
The Flintstones
What Detroit-area stadium was sold in 2009 for just $583,000?
The Silverdome
What were Big Brown, War Emblem, and Seattle Slew?
Racehorses
What is the state food of Maryland?
Blue Crabs
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Level 67
Jun 12, 2015
The nip/tuck questions seems so bizarre when grouped with the rest of these questions.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2016
Might want to accept "SCOTUS" for "Supreme Court".
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Level 84
Oct 31, 2016
Right, because typing out Supreme Cou.....whew, I give up. I'm exhausted!
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Level 74
Feb 18, 2022
Wow, 776 takes since the reset and 24.4% of test takers got 20/20. I expect that will go down... although to be fair the Silverdome question is the only really challenging one, in my opinion.
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Level 76
Feb 21, 2022
"Vanity" for the nip/tuck question, anyone?
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Level 64
Apr 28, 2022
The fact Maryland's state food isn't Cookie's is an eternal disappointment to me.
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Level 58
Apr 28, 2022
I failed miserably at this one, but that didn't surprise me.

What really surprised me, was this:

I don't know anything about baseball or even where it is played outside the USA, but in a single weak attempt I typed in "Toronto".

Well, it didn't count since that is not the full name of the club, but still...

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Level 90
Apr 28, 2022
I have no idea why the goldbricker question is in this set. Anyone have an idea?
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Level 82
Apr 28, 2022
True. While Americans certainly engage in this sort of thing, most data would suggest that American workers are much more industrious than average. Perhaps it was an American who coined the term?
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Level 76
Apr 28, 2022
According to Merriam-Webster, the term originated from an American con in the 1800s where someone would paint a brick of some cheap metal with gold paint and sell it as an actual brick of gold. By WWI, the term was used in the US Army to refer to someone who was slacking off but made it look like they were working, or for someone who made it look like they had a valid reason for not working (like faking sick, say.) So, near as I can tell, the connection is just that it's a term that originated in the US and is still primarily used there.
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Level 58
Apr 29, 2022
I think it's because the word isn't well known outside the US. My (somewhat weak) evidence is that I'm not American and I've never heard it before.
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Level 56
Apr 28, 2022
too american centric
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Level 65
Apr 29, 2022
So many questions about fast food, junk food, and TV. C'mon.