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U.S. General Knowledge #48

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What island did Dutch colonists buy from Native Americans for the modern-day
equivalent of about $1000 dollars in 1626?
Manhattan
Complete the analogy. 13 is to Stripes as 50 is to ______.
Stars
What female sleuth sometimes works with the Hardy Boys?
Nancy Drew
What is the largest U.S. state by area that DOESN'T border Canada or Mexico?
Nevada
Who comes next in this series: Betty, Rosalynn, Nancy, Barbara
Hillary
What "league" of prestigious colleges includes Harvard, Yale, and six
other American universities?
Ivy League
Put on your thinking cap before answering this question.... Is it on? Good.
What city was John Quincy Adams born in?
Quincy
What type of animal appears on the logo of Klondike bars?
Polar bear
What is either the name of a country or the style of hat worn by Harry Truman?
Panama
What city hosted the 1904 World's Fair in honor of the 100th anniversary
of the Louisiana Purchase?
Saint Louis
Who said "When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal"?
Richard Nixon
What neighborhood is referred to as "Tinsel Town"?
Hollywood
What is the most prominent newspaper in Washington D.C.?
Washington Post
Among Catholic universities in the United States, which one has the highest
academic ranking according to U.S. News and World Report?
Notre Dame
Who was Vice Presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen debating in 1988
when he said "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy"?
Dan Quayle
What is the highest denomination of bill in the board game Monopoly?
$500
What is the last word in the "Pledge of Allegiance"?
All
What trippy TV show from 1990 answered the question "who killed Laura Palmer"?
Twin Peaks
What religious group did William Penn belong to?
Quakers
What, according to Ronald Reagan, are the nine most terrifying words
in the English language?
I'm from the
government, and I'm
here to help
34 Comments
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Level 85
Jun 7, 2020
John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree. Quincy was split off from Braintree in 1792, 25 years after John Quincy Adams' birth.
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Level ∞
Jun 7, 2020
Which is why we accept Braintree for that question.
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Level 79
Jun 9, 2020
Never heard of Quincy or Braintree, but I can take a hint.
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2020
I got it by typing in Braintree.. the wood from which makes excellent thinking caps.
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Level 48
Jul 16, 2023
Why are Jetpunk users constant pedants?
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2020
Maybe you could accept "Quaker" instead of insisting on the "s" at the end?
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Level 77
Jun 8, 2020
agreed
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Level 74
Jun 14, 2020
Thirded. I tried it and immediately gave up without adding the "s"
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Level 85
Jun 8, 2020
"What is the either the name of a country or the style of hat worn by Harry Truman?"

In whichWhat city was John Quincy Adams born in?

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Level 85
Jun 16, 2020
Participles can dangle all they want, John Donne.
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2021
I'm with you sumguy. Stylistically much neater.
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Level 56
May 16, 2022
Actually, the issue isn’t dangling participles (which are incorrect when they occur) but ending a sentence with a preposition, which is acceptable even though teachers for years erroneously applied a rule of Latin grammar to English. Churchill, when an underling corrected a sentence-ending preposition in one of his speeches, said when changing it back, “There are certain abuses of the English language up with which I will not put.”
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Level 68
Jun 8, 2020
Isn't Allegiance the last word in the "Pledge of Allegiance"?
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Level 86
Jun 8, 2020
As a matter of fact, allegiance begins with all, so you'd get it anyway ^^.
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Level 79
Dec 11, 2020
That's how I got it 😏
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Level 84
Jun 8, 2020
Misspelling in the Washington Post question. Clue should be Washington, not Washingtion.
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Level ∞
Jun 8, 2020
Fixed
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Level 89
Jun 8, 2020
I'd like to see stats on first answers guessed for the Presidential immunity from everything question.
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Level 81
Jun 9, 2020
I think you're missing an L in Hillary
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Level 68
Jun 9, 2020
Must have spelled Quaker wrong as that was my first guess. And my answer to the "I'm hear to help one" was "future" I think that's spookier!
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Level 75
Jun 14, 2020
Had to add the s to Quakers.
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Level 76
Jun 14, 2020
Shouldn't quaker also work? (Or is this just sour grapes since I got it wrong when it didn't?)
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Level 75
Jun 14, 2020
Asking for the "s" is lame, it really doesn't happen in other quizzes.
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Level ∞
Jun 14, 2020
Quaker will work now.
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Level 53
Jun 14, 2020
I wrote as answers "University of Notre Dame" (for Notre Dame) and "Religious Society of Friends" (for Quakers). Unfortunately neither of those answers were approved, even though both are correct...
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Level 84
Jun 14, 2020
To pick an extreme nit, the official name is "Universite de Notre Dame du Lac."
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Level 74
Jun 18, 2020
If you wrote "University of Notre Dame" and then couldn't think of just typing Notre Dame, that is on you.
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Level 71
Jun 16, 2020
For the sequence question, Hillary Clinton's first name is misspelled.
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2020
Hillary*
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Level 74
Nov 29, 2021
Hillary Clinton is still spelled wrong.
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Level 56
May 16, 2022
Please delete “the” from “What is the either” and correct the spelling of “Hilary” to “Hillary.” Thanks
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Level 81
May 3, 2023
Hillary has been misspelled so long I assume it's intentional
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Level ∞
May 4, 2023
Fixed
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Level 68
Aug 4, 2023
For John Quincy Adams I was so sad because I knew it was an obvious one that I was overthinking, and the thinking cap thing just makes it more frustrating, and then I was like "Wait...Quincy..."