U.S. General Knowledge #5

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Last updated: February 14, 2022
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What round comes after Double Jeopardy?
Final Jeopardy
Who nips at your nose in the song "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole?
Jack Frost
What type of pizza is Chicago known for?
Deep dish
What former prison, located in San Francisco Bay, is called "The Rock"?
What state's capital city is Charleston?
West Virginia
What large lake can be found on the California-Nevada border?
Lake Tahoe
What city was Mark Wahlberg born in?
What Houston energy company went bankrupt in 2001 after massive fraud was revealed?
What type of fighting knife is named after a frontiersman who died at the
Battle of the Alamo?
Bowie Knife
What politician with great hair served as John Kerry's running mate in 2004?
John Edwards
What building has a South Lawn, a West Wing, and a Rose Garden?
The White House
What river connects New York City and Albany?
Hudson River
Who was Gerald Ford's first lady?
Betty Ford
What does the S stand for in NYSE?
What composer's "Hoe-down" might you also remember from the
commercial "Beef, it's what's for dinner"?
Aaron Copland
Complete the analogy. Fred is to "Wonder Years" as Ben is to ...
Boy Meets World
The highest score is 850. The lowest is 300. What is it?
a FICO Score
What state symbol of Ohio is similar to a chestnut except that it is poisonous?
What was the wrestling nickname of former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura?
The Body
Since 2005, who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
John Roberts
Level 58
Aug 4, 2015
Kept trying Growing Pains as it was the only sitcom I could think of with a kid named Ben.
Level 85
Aug 31, 2015
I don't think it's even the kid's name; I think it's the actor's name (based on a clue that references the actor Fred Savage). "Boy Meets World" is a bit obscure for my taste, but to each his own.
Level 85
Feb 14, 2022
6+ years later and I still think that's a terrible question.
Level 74
Feb 18, 2022
Wow. That question at least taught me that Ben and Fred Savage are different people.
Level 67
May 26, 2022
They're brothers.
Level 60
May 26, 2022
Ben Savage is Fred Savage's brother. The question is referencing the actor names, not the character.
Level 30
Aug 4, 2015
How are we supposed to know which random actor named Ben you are thinking of?
Level 57
Aug 5, 2015
It's an analogy. You were given Fred and Wonder Years. You then infer that we're talking about Fred Savage. Then, when you're given the name Ben, you again infer that we're now talking about Ben Savage to make the analogy work.
Level 79
Dec 19, 2015
Perhaps you could accept "horse chestnut" for "Buckeye". That is a common name for the same tree. I had no idea what a buckeye tree was. I did try horse chestnut because of the clue -- the word chestnut and reference to poisonous.
Level 85
Jan 19, 2019
Ohio is not known as the "horse chestnut state," though.
Level 59
Oct 17, 2022
Horse Chestnuts vs. Wolverines, Saturday on Fox.
Level 70
May 26, 2022
I tried horse chestnut and conker as had never heard of a buckeye which is closely related but not the same apparently
Level 76
Jul 9, 2019
Accept conker for buckeye?
Level 64
Dec 11, 2020
Come on now, Chicago is famous for STUFFED pizza more so than deep dish. a la Gino's, Giordano's, Lou Malnati's, Pizzeria Uno, etc.
Level 86
Apr 22, 2022
What? Deep dish pizza is the variety Chicago is best known for. If you visit the websites of the restaurants you referenced, they all use the term Chicago deep dish pizza.
Level 67
May 26, 2022
Hard no. Been in Chicago for ten years and no one ever says "stuffed" pizza, which is a totally different kind of pizza. It's deep dish.
Level 71
May 26, 2022
This is exactly right. Stuffed pizza should be accepted here. Deep dish is what Uno's sold to the rest of the country as Chicago pizza, but it's not the pizza most Chicagoans order when they order pizza.
Level 84
Jan 1, 2022
Didn't accept "It's a casserole, not a pizza!" for the Chicago question.
Level 81
Feb 15, 2022
I was definitely tempted to try "Chicago style" but I'm glad I didn't spend time doing it. (Needed it on the Wonder Years question....)
Level 65
Feb 15, 2022
Alcatraz means pelican
Level 70
Feb 17, 2022
*looks up what sport FICO is* haha... got me good!
Level 73
May 26, 2022
please accept "bad" for chicago pizza
Level 75
May 26, 2022
Thank God for a quiz with American focus.
Level 83
May 26, 2022
it's silly that we need to make quizzes that announce in the title that they contain information about the US, so as to try and avoid some of the incessant complaints about any quiz that does, but it is nice to have a handful that allow for that. Hopefully none of those aforementioned complainers will come here and try to slip under the radar with sarcasm.
Level 55
May 30, 2022