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U.S. General Knowledge #31

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Which U.S. state honored Harland Sanders by naming him an honorary colonel?
Kentucky
Technically speaking, who elects the U.S. President?
Electoral College
Who is the only U.S. president to have served in the military in both world wars?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
How much is two bits worth?
25 cents
What period of American history lasted from 1865–1877?
Reconstruction
What war was the backdrop of the movie and TV show "M*A*S*H"?
Korean War
What corporate mascot busts through a wall and then says "Oh Yeah"?
Kool-Aid Man
In what major city would you find the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control?
Atlanta
What New Mexico city is associated with a 1947 UFO crash?
Roswell
As a musician, what was Mark Wahlberg called?
Marky Mark
Who was Desi Arnaz married to from 1940–1960?
Lucille Ball
What drink, named for a golfer, is half iced tea / half lemonade?
Arnold Palmer
What is the name of the U.S. Presidential retreat?
Camp David
Who was the first director of the FBI?
J. Edgar Hoover
What brand of cookies are often thought to be a knockoff of Oreos, but actually came first?
Hydrox
Which U.S. state holds the first presidential primary?
New Hampshire
What does E stand for in FEMA?
Emergency
What was the name of George Washington's estate?
Mount Vernon
Who designed the pink suit that Jackie Kennedy was wearing on the day her
husband was assassinated?
Coco Chanel
What is the motto of the U.S. Marines?
Semper Fidelis
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Level 91
Jun 27, 2018
Suddenly, I want to learn about KFC more than I ever have before.
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Level 84
Jun 29, 2018
Wait, is Colonel Sanders and actual Colonel?
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Level 62
Jun 29, 2018
Nope, he was a Kentucky Colonel. I had no idea that this was a thing until a few minutes ago.
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Level 89
Aug 29, 2018
At least the U.S. doesn't have "nobility" titles.
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Level 63
Aug 27, 2018
Kentucky Fried Colonels
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Level 63
Aug 27, 2018
A co-owner of the New York Yankees when they acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox was Colonel Tillinghast L'Hommedieu Huston, a Kentucky colonel.
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Level 72
Jun 27, 2018
That was a nice coincidence- I had no real idea about the two bit questions, and the only thought I had was that 2 bits is a quarter of a byte, so I got the answer.
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Level 71
Jun 30, 2018
Happy coincidence :o)
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Level 51
Aug 27, 2018
Close enough - it comes from Spanish Reales, or "pieces of eight." They could be cut like a pizza into eight wedges to make change. Two pieces was a quarter, ipso facto, two bits is a quarter dollar.
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Level 89
Aug 29, 2018
Shave and a haircut.
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Level 46
May 25, 2023
same :D
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Level 73
Jul 2, 2018
In my day, nickels had bumblebees on them! Five bees for a quarter, you'd say.
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Level 72
Jul 11, 2018
That comment took a little research. I'm pretty old and all I could remember were buffaloes on them. Didn't know about Grandpa Abe's line - don't watch a lot of The Simpsons.
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Level 52
Jul 25, 2018
I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.
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Level 76
Aug 27, 2018
They didn't have any white onions because of the war.
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Level 67
Aug 27, 2018
All you could get were those big yellow ones.
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Level 85
Aug 27, 2018
I needed a new heel for my shoe So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days.
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Level 78
Aug 29, 2018
Now, my story begins in 19-dickety-two. We had to say "dickety" cause that Kaiser had stolen our word "twenty". I chased that rascal to get it back, but gave up after dickety-six miles
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Level 76
May 25, 2023
Now I'd like to digress from my prepared remarks to discuss how I invented the terlet.
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Level 91
Jul 5, 2018
Difficult 12/20.
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Level 82
Aug 27, 2018
It's difficult to think of a less appetizing name for a cookie than "hydrox." No wonder Oreos beat them out.
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2018
Which is sad for me, because I think Hydrox taste much better. Never could stand the bitterness of Oreo cookies. I was always in trouble as a kid for licking the cream from the center and leaving the cookie part. I admit I "fiddled with the middle".
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Level 76
Aug 27, 2018
Why don't you accept "Always Faithful" for the USMC motto along with

"Semper Fidelis" ?

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Level 89
Aug 29, 2018
Give me a break.
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Level 93
Apr 5, 2023
Maybe it's because that's not the motto? For the same reason the French and Turkish translations aren't accepted either?
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Level 65
Apr 7, 2023
You don't see any of "Always Faithful" tattoos at 2 Bits Beer Night at the Legion. That's why.
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Level 62
Aug 27, 2018
I always find the amount of political knowledge Americans have impressive...In Canada I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who could name all the Prime Ministers...And we've had way less...Plus, I'm pretty sure no one would be able to name historic officials at any of the other levels of government, like premiers, etc.
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Level 86
Aug 27, 2018
Don't assume JetPunk Americans are typical Americans. The majority would not be able to name every president. Heck, most Americans can't name all the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, and there are only 5 of those!
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Level 56
Aug 27, 2018
Officially thrown under the bus.
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Level 63
Aug 27, 2018
Gee, you're right, huh? Of course they don't. Heck, my wife doesn't know, but I'm not saying anything.
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Level 64
Aug 27, 2018
CDC is in Atlanta.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2019
Thank you Walking Dead for preparing me for this quiz.
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Level 86
Apr 5, 2023
This is true. The headquarters of the CDC (now officially known as the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention") are technically within the Atlanta city limits, not "near" them.
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Level ∞
Apr 6, 2023
Updated, thank you.
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2018
I'm American, and I got Britain's Restoration period mixed up with our Reconstruction period. Curse you mandatory British Lit class I took in high school!
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Level 78
Aug 28, 2018
$.25 should work for two bits
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Level 37
Sep 1, 2019
Darn: I said Tres Equis! - Time for bed!
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Level 83
Aug 26, 2020
We have Oreos in Europe and they are OK ,but hydrox just sound nasty . like something to clean your drains with.
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Level 84
Apr 5, 2023
I thought exactly the same thing.
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Level 85
Apr 5, 2023
I don't think Hydrox are even made anymore, but when they were, one would be hard pressed to tell the two apart (other than reading the designs pressed into the cookie.
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Level 56
Apr 11, 2023
They are still made and ingredients have been changed to remove high fructose corn syrup.
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Level 92
Feb 9, 2021
I've never even heard of Hydrox until this quiz, and I've lived my entire life (43 years) in the Midwestern US.
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Level 42
Mar 2, 2021
The electoral college is not a who. Asking what or accepting electors as an answer would make that question more accurate.
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Level 93
Apr 5, 2023
Can't a body of people also technically be called a "who"? I'm not sure either way.
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Level 76
Apr 6, 2023
Sure it's a "who." It's a group of people. It's like you wouldn't ask "What won the 2023 Super Bowl?"
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
As an American, I scored significantly lower than I do on most non-American general knowledge quizzes.
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Level 84
Apr 6, 2023
Never heard of Hydrox. Do they sell them outside of the US?
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Level 84
Apr 9, 2023
I've never heard of them either (I live in Australia). The name sounds like some sort of bleach, though!
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Level 84
May 25, 2023
What is the technical aspect of being Secretary of the Navy and/or Commander in Chief which disqualifies from the definition of serving in the military?
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2023
coco channel doesn't work.