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U.S. General Knowledge #42

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What type of bird has eggs with the same color as Tiffany jewelry boxes?
American Robin
What is the most common street name in the U.S. that is named for a person?
Washington
What was the first name of James Madison's wife?
Dolley
What bankrupt retailer had a mascot named Geoffrey the Giraffe?
Toys "R" Us
What type of collectible, featuring Honus Wagner, was sold for $2.8 million in 2007?
Baseball Card
What Texas School Book Depository employee became infamous in 1963?
Lee Harvey Oswald
Who are the two actors to be elected as governor of California?
Ronald Reagan
Arnold Schwarzenegger
What type of person is a southpaw?
Left-Handed
What is the most popular breed of dog in the United States?
Labrador Retriever
Whose face is depicted on the $50 bill?
Ulysses S. Grant
Who have fought from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli?
U.S. Marines
What technology has been responsible for the boom in U.S. oil production since 2008?
Fracking
What is the number of the federal tax form that most households fill out once a year?
1040
What city has suburbs named Braintree, Cambridge, and Salem?
Boston
What American bird, once numbering in the billions, went extinct in 1914?
Passenger Pigeon
What Teamsters union leader mysteriously disappeared in 1975?
Jimmy Hoffa
What massive dam, finished in 1936, cost the lives of over a hundred
construction workers?
Hoover Dam
What "quiet beach community" just north of Los Angeles is a
popular place for celebrity mansions?
Malibu
What word refers to a stereotypical bar in the Old West, especially one
with swinging doors?
Saloon
18 Comments
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Level 71
Aug 17, 2019
I'm not sure if there's some kind of useful distinction, but trading card should be an alternative to baseball card.
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Level 76
Aug 17, 2019
Trading cards are usually thought to be baseball cards. However, there are football cards, basketball cards, NASCAR cards ice hockey cards etc. but all are trading cards. The Hornus Wagner card is specifically a baseball card.
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2019
Maybe accept leftie or lefthander for southpaw?
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2019
Lefty worked for me.
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Level ∞
Aug 18, 2019
Leftie and lefthander will work now.
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Level 95
Aug 19, 2019
Sinister? Sorry, I just love using the word correctly. It was my first guess even though I knew, deep down, it wouldn't work.
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Level 75
Aug 23, 2019
I think sinister just means left, not left-handed.

Sinistra means left in Italian

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Level 76
Aug 19, 2019
I wrote "boxer" - I know a southpaw as a boxer who puts the other, less-used, foot forward in his stance.
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Level 77
Aug 17, 2019
I could have sworn it was a carrier pigeon. i was wrong.
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Level 83
Aug 19, 2019
That's a just a profession, not species.
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Level 84
Sep 9, 2019
Messenger pigeon, carrier pigeon, bah, I don't know it.
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Level 68
Oct 2, 2019
I got passenger pigeon! Incredible story, there used to be millions and millions. Maybe because I am from NZ, I know about extinct birds...
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2019
and their extinction was deliberate. Different times.
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Level 90
Oct 2, 2019
Awkward wording for the Book Depository. He worked there. It's hard to infamously visit a place you went to at least a 100 times that year. Maybe a better wording would be "Whos is the most infamous employee of the Texas School Book Depository"
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Level ∞
Oct 2, 2019
Okay
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Level 67
Oct 2, 2019
My parents used to subscribe to Toys R Us so I would get annual birthday calls from the giraffe when I was young.
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Level 84
Oct 2, 2019
Fun fact: Lee Harvey Oswald's wife (Marina) is still alive.
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Level 74
Jan 12, 2022
whats with this quiz series and u.s. marines, they appear all the time