U.S. General Knowledge #46

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Who was the top Union commander at the end of the U.S. Civil War?
Ulysses S. Grant
In what state would you find the Mall of America?
What is the least populous metro area in the U.S. that is home to a
major professional sports team?
Green Bay
Who is the tallest character on "Sesame Street"?
Big Bird
What government organization operates facilities in Houston and Cape Canaveral?
What was the last name of criminal brothers Frank and Jesse?
What author's less famous titles include "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court",
"The Innocents Abroad", and "The Prince and the Pauper"?
Mark Twain
What airline, once the largest in the world, went bankrupt in 1991?
Pan American
Where is a Murphy bed stored when not in use?
Against a wall
What fast-running bird is the state bird of New Mexico?
Greater roadrunner
What is the largest city in the U.S. whose name is also the name of an animal?
Who is Yogi Bear's sidekick?
Boo Boo
What brand of gum is named after a type of rocket launcher?
What line is said to represent the border between the Northern and Southern states?
Mason-Dixon Line
Who is Linus Van Pelt's sister?
What did Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart say he could not define,
but "I know it when I see it"?
What city was Lisa Simpson talking about when she said:
"It was built on a stagnant swamp some 200 years ago, and very little has changed.
It stank then, and it stinks now."?
Washington D.C.
What is the name of Dilbert's dog?
What American car company was purchased by Daimler-Benz in 1998, became
independent in 2007, and then merged with Fiat in 2014?
What HBO show is about a theme park where robots run amok
and start killing the guests?
Level 89
Apr 14, 2020
Largest city named for an animal -- Phoenix? (Yes, a fictional animal, but still . . . )
Level 91
Apr 14, 2020
Washington, Dallas, San Francisco, San Diego, Baltimore, Columbus, Nashville - humans aren't exactly plants...
Level 90
Apr 14, 2020
Agreed. The answer should be Houston (4th largest city in the US and named for an animal: Sam Houston) or Phoenix (5th largest) if the description is added to exclude humans.
Level 75
Apr 14, 2020
Yes, but I don't think of humans as animals right away. I tried Phoenix multiples times thinking I misspelled it. Maybe a hint that fictional animals don't count?
Level ∞
Apr 14, 2020
Phoenix will work now. But we will not be be accepting answers where people ignore the spirit in which the question was asked.
Level 77
Apr 15, 2020
If you are accepting Phoenix as a fictional animal, then you may as well accept Los Angeles as well . . .
Level 84
Apr 16, 2020
Angels are humanoid in most traditions, so it'd be out for the same reason that Houston would be.
Level 89
May 6, 2020
Why can't we just please everyone and let America be accepted?
Level 82
May 6, 2020
Predictably only missed the sports question.

The swamp in Washington is stinkier than ever.

Level 76
May 6, 2020
Buffalo is widely considered not to be named for an animal. It is more likely an anglicisation of 'beau fleuve', meaning 'beautiful river'
Level ∞
May 6, 2020
That's debatable. But I changed the wording of the question to avoid the debate.
Level 79
May 6, 2020
I got 6/20! :)
Level 67
May 6, 2020
Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.
Level 65
Jul 27, 2023
tatanka tatanka tatanka tatanka tatanka tatanka tatanka tatanka
Level 75
May 6, 2020
Only missed the HBO show. I'm too much of a tightwad to pay for the subscription.
Level 82
May 7, 2020
Great show. At least season 1 was. Worth either paying the subscription fee or learning how to download torrents.
Level 70
Jul 23, 2022
One need not have a subscription to HBO in order to be aware of shows in its library. I assume you've heard of The Sopranos and Game of Thrones.
Level 68
Dec 31, 2023
I think a strong case can be made for Snuffleupagus being taller than Big Bird.