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U.S. General Knowledge #33

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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First submittedSeptember 10, 2018
Times taken16,499
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In what city would you find the headquarters of the Coca-Cola corporation?
Atlanta
Who is Barbie's boyfriend?
Ken
Which fast-food restaurant chain has the most locations in the U.S.,
even more than McDonalds and Starbucks?
Subway
According to legend, what type of tree did George Washington chop down?
Cherry tree
What is Magic Johnson's real first name?
Earvin
Which state capital is also home to the U.S. Naval Academy?
Annapolis
Who appears on the front of the $2 bill?
Thomas Jefferson
What award is the musical theater equivalent of an Oscar?
Tony
Which government agency protects the U.S. President?
Secret Service
What was Mr. Rogers's first name?
Fred
Who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968?
Robert F. Kennedy
What "cursed" blue diamond can be found at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum?
The Hope Diamond
What "Saturday Night Live" cast member went on to become a Senator
from the state of Minnesota?
Al Franken
Which state consumes the most Spam per capita?
Hawaii
What Massachusetts village was the setting of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible"?
Salem
What city's lesser-known nicknames include "Hockeytown", "Rock City",
and "The Arsenal of Democracy"?
Detroit
What TV show featured old-looking teenagers who hung out at a diner
named the "Peach Pit"?
Beverly Hills, 90210
How many points do you get for a Yahtzee in the game Yahtzee?
50
What ship supposedly landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620?
The Mayflower
What is hominy made from?
Corn kernels
46 Comments
+5
Level 91
Sep 10, 2018
Mister Rogers isn't one of those have-a-D-in-the-middle-of-his-last-name types.
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Level 94
Sep 10, 2018
I tried Aaron
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Level 66
Sep 12, 2018
Better than Ginger.
+4
Level 75
Oct 4, 2018
Or Jolly.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2018
I don't normally bother with US quizzes since I don't know many of the answers. 3/20 this time is better than my average. But I was annoyed that answering Roy to the Rogers question was deemed wrong. What a stupid question! There must be scores of "right" answers like mine.
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2018
There is only one right answer. Yes, technically, Roy Roger is a "Mr. Rogers," but he did not go by that professionally. People do not generally say "Mr. Clooney" or "Mr. Hanks" or "Mr. DiCaprio." The man in question was famous as "Mr. Rogers." The whole reason it's even a question is because he was so ubiquitously called "Mr. Rogers" that many people, despite being very familiar with the man, do not know his first name.
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2023
Hmm. Ok, I'm not American, but I tried Roy Rogers too, and even if it's not the intended answer, it is a right answer. Don't know of any other famous man with the surname Rogers.
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Level 77
Jun 23, 2023
Well, there's also Will Rogers, Kenny Rogers, and (the fictional) Steve Rogers, but the fact remains that there is only one person famously known as "Mister Rogers."
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Level 83
May 9, 2019
Plus his show was "Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood"
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Level 84
Sep 10, 2018
The only known time when Fred Rogers spelled his last name with a D was after his arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct, when he was caught climbing a monument in Gettysburg completely nude.
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Level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Fixed
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Level 77
Sep 17, 2018
Please accept Bobby Kennedy.
+3
Level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Okay. In the future you can save time by only typing last names.
+16
Level 71
Sep 24, 2018
Didn't work for Mr Rogers
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Level 78
Jan 12, 2021
You're supposed to guess his first name
+1
Level 60
Jun 26, 2023
Roger?
+2
Level 89
Oct 1, 2018
*How many points does a players FIRST yahtzee score. Subsequent yahtzees score 100 points each.
+2
Level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
One extra credit point for you.
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Level 89
Oct 4, 2018
Works for me! ;) Incidentally, my personal best game of Yahtzee was a 624, with four Yahtzees!
+3
Level 84
Apr 18, 2023
624 is a heck of a score! Came here to point this out but I think this is a case of "if you know enough to know there are two answers you know enough to get it right" :)
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Level 89
Apr 18, 2023
I took this quiz again, answered 100 the second time, didn't get 6 points for the quiz.
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Level 84
Oct 4, 2018
I'm not sure I get the Yahtzee to America connection, at least not in this quiz. What is it tied to?
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Level 75
Oct 4, 2018
It was invented by a Canadian on his yacht, and Canada is connected to the US. There's your connection. (Seriously, I have no idea why it's on this quiz.)
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2018
well, Canada prefers American grammar, They watch American TV, they read American Books and Magazines because they pretty much are America. THERE is your connection. 😊
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Level 77
Apr 18, 2023
Canadians prefer a healthy mix of American and British spellings and grammar. Some American grammar is just more logical and better for communication!
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Level ∞
Nov 30, 2018
When it was on a regular general knowledge quiz, people whined about not knowing it. It's a very popular game in the U.S. but not as popular in other countries.
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Level 86
Oct 4, 2018
So what is supposed about the Mayflower landing? The date or the place?
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Level 86
Oct 4, 2018
The place, I believe, but I could be wrong.
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Level 77
Oct 4, 2018
The place. The Pilgrims themselves made no mention of the rock, and we don't have any record referring to it as their landing place until over 120 years after they landed.
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Level 89
Apr 19, 2019
I think only the most naive would think the ship landed on the rock up on the beach. They were scouting the coastline and rowed ashore, allegedly stepping out on the rock.

Why they would land a small boat against a hard rock and step on its slippery surface when the entire coast there is nice sandy beach makes no sense to anyone.

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Level 75
Oct 4, 2018
I tried many spellings of Johnson's first name before I finally hit on one that worked, and even that wasn't the correct one. I don't think I ever saw it in print, only heard it on TV.
+2
Level 82
Oct 4, 2018
Irvin and Irving and some other variations apparently not close enough to "Earvin"... whatever that is.
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Level 89
Apr 18, 2023
Entangled ear hair
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Level 70
Apr 28, 2023
That's the name his parents gave him and the way they chose to spell it. Take it face value.
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2023
Should have some leeway on the spelling.
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Level 67
Oct 4, 2018
Is Hawaii famous for its spam consumption? I suppose I should have thought of it. I know Polynesian countries have high obesity rates in part because they are so dependent on highly processed food, so the answer made sense when I saw it, but I've never heard or read anything specifically about Hawaii and Spam.
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Level 66
Oct 4, 2018
I only got Hawaii because I tried Hawaiian Punch for the Sunny D question.
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Level 48
Oct 5, 2018
Because I got this one right immediately I decided to tell you why I knew.... but I just can't think of why. I know it has recently become a favorite westernized style of sushi (or pseudo-sushi), and it is used liberally at some types of Asian restaurants, but I can't say why I knew it was Hawaii.
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Level 88
Apr 28, 2023
I typed in the correct answer immediately as well, for whatever reason. Somehow I inferred that Hawaiians are into spam, but I'd be hard-pressed to identify a source for that assumption.
+2
Level 78
Jan 12, 2021
Clicking on the link didn't work
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Level 66
Jun 23, 2023
Obesity rates would be more related to lifestyle choices/less time spent doing physical activities, probably due to the small locales(sedentary lifestyle).

Yes, Hawaii is well-known for spam. Likely due to the military presence there @WWII. I guess the same goes for Asia/Southeast Asia

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Level 82
Apr 19, 2023
I have to say, the fast food chain really surprised me. I typed every food chain I could think off (including ones that weren't fast food) and never got it. It makes sense in retrospect (I can think of 3 within 10 minutes from my house) but I would have never guessed it
+2
Level 70
Apr 28, 2023
The odor of Subway's bread makes it inedible for me. I'm not sure what 19 syllable, hyphenated, unpronounceable, invented in a beaker chemical they put in it, but that's not what bread is supposed to smell like.

Unrelated to their profound odoriferous desecration of bread, John Oliver had a great look at Subway's franchise model.

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Level 88
Apr 28, 2023
not gonna lie, I ate at Subway on a recent road trip and didn't hate it. I do generally avoid it, but not for the bread; it's more the ingredients sitting out on the bar all day that puts me off. still not inedible though, imho.
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Level 78
Jun 23, 2023
Subway is perfect roadtrip food.