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U.S. General Knowledge #38

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What does D.C. stand for in Washington D.C.?
District of Columbia
What "live free or die" state has the lowest rate of seat belt use in the U.S.?
New Hampshire
If George W. Bush were to have been impeached (and convicted), who would
have become President?
Dick Cheney
What city is the historical home of beer brewers Miller, Pabst, and Schlitz?
Milwaukee
Who has a cousin named Slowpoke Rodriguez?
Speedy Gonzalez
What was the first name of Will Smith's dorky cousin on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"?
Carlton
What college sports conference added its 11th team in 1990 and now has 18 teams?
Big Ten
What type of animal was the main character from "Flipper"?
A dolphin
What were the criminal duo Parker and Barrow better known as?
Bonnie and Clyde
Who is the most famous person with the first name Orenthal?
O. J. Simpson
What future Presidential candidate was credited with rescuing the
2002 Salt Lake City Olympics?
Mitt Romney
The Barbary War was the first foreign war fought by the United States.
Name one of the countries in which this war took place.
Algeria / Libya /
Morocco / Tunisia
What classified "area" in Nevada is the subject of many UFO related conspiracy theories?
Area 51
What musical style from the 1930s had a brief resurgence in the 1990s with bands
such as "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy"?
Swing
Complete the analogy: California is to Disneyland as Florida is to ...
Disney World
What entertainment company is led by Vince McMahon?
WWE
Whose murderous "family" was Squeaky Fromme a part of?
Charles Manson's
Complete the quote "Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not _______ ____."
Collect $200
What is the capital of Nevada?
Carson City
Name one of the two daughters of Barack and Michelle Obama.
Malia / Sasha
29 Comments
+3
Level 73
May 2, 2019
I mean, is he more famous than Orenthal Winston Churchill?
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Level 67
May 23, 2019
Is Orenthal Winston Churchill from the US?
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Level 82
May 26, 2019
Yeah. Or what about Orenthal Jesus Christ? That guy was pretty famous, too.
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Level 68
May 26, 2019
I literally typed 49 states before typing in the correct one for the "live free or die" state.
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Level 75
May 26, 2019
I knew it was New England but I tried Vermont and Connecticut before getting it right.
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Level 50
May 27, 2019
you should accept clyde and bonnie
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Level 66
May 27, 2019
1. The question states "Parker and Barrow" in that order.

2. Nobody says "Clyde and Bonnie"!

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Level 79
Mar 18, 2021
It sounds odd when you sing it.
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Level 83
Jun 21, 2022
RIP Vince McMahon's leadership
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Level 87
Dec 9, 2022
Too death centric... ;)
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Level ∞
May 28, 2023
The seat belt stats are a little surprising! Massachusetts is the state with the second lowest use.

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/813307

It's also pretty remarkable to see how low the rates are in some places. New Hampshire is just 75% and was as low as 67% as recently as 2017.

I literally don't know anyone who doesn't use a seat belt in the United States and can't understand why a person wouldn't wear one. It's odd.

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Level 83
May 28, 2023
Everywhere in the world people started using them because they had to, not because they were smart. As it says in the source, enforcement helps.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2023
That does seem to be what's happening here.

Weird that people would worry about a $75 ticket but not worry about getting horribly maimed or dying.

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Level 82
May 28, 2023
could you accept Big 10 for Big Ten?
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Level 77
May 28, 2023
Agreed.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2023
Fixed
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Level 86
May 28, 2023
"What college sports conference added its 11th team in 1990 and now has 14 teams?" will be out of date pretty soon . . . gonna be 16 in 2024.
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Level ∞
May 28, 2023
Wow! I didn't realize that. I don't like this expansion any more than the last one.
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Level 75
Aug 31, 2023
And now 18.
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Level 70
May 29, 2023
It's embarrassing that collegiate sport conference names still include numbers. Most children can count before starting kindergarten. Institutions of higher ed should strive to outsmart toddlers, especially when banding together for a common purpose. Guess they're too busy counting their millions to be concerned about simple math.
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Level 71
May 29, 2023
For those of us who play Monopoly in countries other than the USA, could we please accept "collect £200" as an answer?
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Level 82
May 29, 2023
Come on mate. I'm British but I wouldn't expect that to be accepted in a US general knowledge quiz. Because it's about the US.
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Level 80
May 31, 2023
It also works with "collect 200" so you don't need the currency at all.
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Level 93
May 29, 2023
Loving the multiple Nevada clues lol
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Level 92
Jul 14, 2023
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Level 60
Aug 4, 2023
After wondering why Ottoman Empire didn't register as an acceptable answer, I learned something new today.

"The Barbary states were nominally part of the Ottoman Empire, but in practice they were independent and the Ottoman government in Constantinople was not involved."

Great quiz and series!

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Level 90
Aug 31, 2023
Big midwest question is outdated but more than likely it's going to get even bigger. So at this point there is no reason to update the quiz. Big 12 is at 16 (as of 8/31/23 9:18 AM CDT). If the bay area schools end up in the ACC, we will be left with 1 major conference that's anywhere close to resembling it's name.
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2023
You mean the one that includes the unambiguously Southeastern locales of Norman, Oklahoma and Columbia, Missouri?
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2023
The name of the Disney property near Orlando, Florida is "Walt Disney World". Please fix.