thumbnail

U.S. General Knowledge #30

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: June 21, 2018
You have not attempted this quiz yet.
First submittedJune 21, 2018
Times taken16,543
Average score55.0%
Rating3.73
4:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Question
Answer
What is the most expensive property in the U.S. version of Monopoly?
Boardwalk
What sitcom featured the theme song "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"?
Cheers
Name one of the two most populous Native American tribes in the United States.
Cherokee / Navajo
What type of product does Vlasic sell?
Pickles
Which U.S. state quarter features a cow, a cheese wheel, and an ear of corn?
Wisconsin
Where does one buy peanuts and cracker jack?
The Ball Game
What beverage is traditionally consumed by the winner of the Indianapolis 500?
Milk
What is known as "The Biggest Little City in the World"?
Reno
Who wrote the book "Dreams from my Father"?
Barack Obama
What military decoration is given to American soldiers who are wounded
or killed in action?
Purple Heart
Whose house was Kato Kaelin staying at in 1994?
O.J. Simpson's
What honor ranks above magna cum laude?
Summa Cum Laude
What is the capital of the state of Washington?
Olympia
Who guaranteed that the Jets would beat the Colts in Super Bowl III?
Joe Namath
Who is to blame for making Dr. Phil famous?
Oprah Winfrey
What literary character is Dr. House partly based on?
Sherlock Holmes
Who's the cat that won't cop out, when there's danger all about?
Shaft
What era of U.S. history lasted from 1920–1933?
Prohibition
What are Chuck Taylor All-Stars?
Shoes
What American dress designer has the initials VW?
Vera Wang
46 Comments
+5
Level 88
Jun 21, 2018
The Prohibition clue could be reworded. "Prohibition" is not really an era (like "roaring 20s" or "reconstruction" or "progressive era"). Something like "what law (or ban) was in place in the US from 1920-33" might be better.
+7
Level 94
Jun 21, 2018
https://www.nytimes.com/topic/subject/prohibition-era-19201933
+6
Level 92
Jun 21, 2018
I liked it. I think the term fits well enough, and it made me stop and think about the dates before I could get it.
+3
Level 84
Jun 21, 2018
I tried "roaring 20s" and "reconstruction". I couldn't imagine what else the period could be defined by. Is lack of alcohol the most notable thing about that period of time that it's known as the "prohibition era"?
+8
Level 79
Jun 24, 2018
The lack of legal alcohol gave rise to the illegal alcohol industry. Smugglers, black markets, graft, organized crime, the rise of federal law enforcement, and a major intrusion into the lives of the population of the "Land of the Free". It more significant than just a handful of thirsty party-ers.
+1
Level 72
Jul 11, 2018
JoshPen, it was way more than just a handful of thirsty partyers or it wouldn't have been repealed, but I understand the point that you are making. It was an era and I'm just glad that I wasn't around for it.
+2
Level 86
Aug 19, 2018
Reconstruction was in the 1860's and 70's . . .
+2
Level 86
Aug 19, 2018
Type "prohibition" into Google and the first thing it suggests is "prohibition era." When you search "prohibition era," (including the quotes) you get almost 2,000,000 results. Seems legit to me.
+2
Level 81
Jun 22, 2018
Vivienne Westwood... she's not American is she... no, it's not her...
+1
Level 14
Sep 7, 2018
well, i thought it was Vera Wagner. LOL. I was wrong. oh well
+3
Level 82
Jun 26, 2018
Wow... I did poorly on this one. And only partially because my paucity of US sports knowledge - which is usually why I can never get 100% on these US General Knowledge quizzes.
+2
Level 69
May 11, 2023
Same. Clearly I need to brush up on my pop culture and sports knowledge.
+5
Level 73
Jun 29, 2018
The Shaft clue is one of the best on this site. Kickass.
+5
Level 69
Jun 30, 2018
Actually I'm partial to the Dr. Phil clue myself!!
+2
Level 85
Aug 19, 2018
I can dig it.
+4
Level 90
Aug 20, 2018
I heard that cat Shaft is a bad mother...
+5
Level 68
Aug 20, 2018
Shut yo mouth!
+5
Level 65
Dec 12, 2020
But I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
+1
Level 83
Dec 7, 2022
I tried Topcat.
+1
Level 67
May 11, 2023
Yeah, I did, too! The clue, likely deliberately, put those of us less familiar with the lyrics on the wrong track. To the author of the quiz: touché.
+4
Level 86
Aug 19, 2018
Given how hard it is for a lot of college graduates to find jobs, I think there are actually a lot of honors that rank above magna cum laude. Like being a Buffalo Wild Wings Blazin' Challenge Finisher, for example.
+3
Level 60
Aug 19, 2018
Consider accepting Nemeth and / or Nameth for Joe Namath?
+1
Level 68
Aug 20, 2018
Patrick Nemeth?
+1
Level 70
Aug 19, 2018
2/20... Got Obama trying to answer another question and guessed Oprah without knowing for certain. Could have had one or two more - but was clueless on most of them even after seen the answers.
+1
Level 65
Aug 19, 2018
Two more than me!
+8
Level 86
Aug 19, 2018
Please tell me the question you were trying to answer "Obama" for was "Who's the cat that won't cop out, when there's danger all about?"
+1
Level 37
Aug 19, 2018
3/20. Scottish, but somehow managed to get the pickles question right
+2
Level ∞
Apr 4, 2023
I'm surprised when non-Americans takes these quizzes. This series consists of questions that are specifically removed from our General Knowledge series because I don't think non-Americans would be likely to know the answer.
+2
Level 85
Aug 19, 2018
Insert obligatory "Too US centric" comment here.
+1
Level 48
Aug 20, 2018
Milk? Really?
+1
Level 46
Aug 20, 2018
Yes.
+1
Level 75
Aug 21, 2018
In the 1930s a photo appeared in a newspaper of an Indy winner drinking buttermilk after his victory. A Milk Board executive saw the photo and used it as a marketing promotion. The "Drinking of the Milk" became a tradition for the winner.
+2
Level 82
Aug 20, 2018
I was trying to think of an actual cat.
+3
Level 75
Aug 21, 2018
At first I thought of cartoon cats. I tried Garfield, Top Cat, and Jinx before remembering the song.
+1
Level 87
Nov 10, 2022
Never heard of the song. I tried Heathcliff and Garfield knowing both were long shots before moving on.
+3
Level 68
Aug 20, 2018
I tried to Converse, Converse shoes, hi-tops, Converse hi-tops, Converse basketball shoes... Wow, was I overthinking it.
+1
Level ∞
Apr 4, 2023
Converse will work now.
+1
Level 69
May 11, 2023
Consider accepting buttermilk?
+1
Level 67
May 11, 2023
Why? Buttermilk is not what the winner drinks.
+1
Level 67
May 11, 2023
I remember the song Shaft from an old Simpsons episode, Lisa and Bart sing it kareoke. I didn't get it though.
+1
Level 69
May 11, 2023
I'm surprised that, at the time of writing, 48% know what "The Biggest Little City in the World" is.

I got it correct, but only by bling guessing. I must have guessed 30 cities before I got the correct answer, with 6 seconds to spare. I'm pleased, but surprised Reno's tagline is as famous as it seemingly is.

+1
Level 67
May 11, 2023
Who is to blame for making Dr. Phil famous? How about Who is responsible for making Dr. Phil famous? It asks the same question without disparaging connotations.
+1
Level 83
Dec 4, 2023
The disparaging connotations are well-deserved and, I'm willing to bet, intended.
+1
Level 74
May 11, 2023
Accept "baseball" for the peanut and crack jack-question?
+1
Level 67
May 12, 2023
I literally spelled Oprah wrong
+1
Level 77
May 12, 2023
"Shut your mouth" and "Shut yo' mouth" should be accepted type-ins!