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U.S. General Knowledge #51

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Who appears on the front of the $10 bill?
Alexander Hamilton
Whose 1995 murder trial was sometimes called the "Trial of the Century"?
O.J. Simpson's
What building was formerly known as the "Executive Mansion"?
The White House
What type of person is also called a dick, shamus, or gumshoe?
Detective
What did Michigan become the first state to abolish, in 1847?
(Since then, 21 other states have followed suit)
The Death Penalty
Who said, in a 2000 song, "Will Smith don't gotta cuss to sell records. Well I do."?
Eminem
What fictional National Park does Yogi Bear inhabit?
Jellystone
What name did media give to the 1973 tennis match betweeen Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs?
The Battle of the
Sexes
What two word slogan has been used to advertise milk since 1993?
Got Milk?
Who was special prosecutor Ken Starr hired to prosecute?
Bill Clinton
What is the most common three-letter ending for last names in the United States?
-son
The Inverted Jenny depicts an upside down plane and is worth almost a million dollars. What is it?
a Stamp
What U.S. general was named a Field Marshal of the Philippines, served as governor of Japan,
and was finally sacked by Harry Truman for insubordination during the Korean War?
Douglas MacArthur
What book tells the story of a group of ancient Israelites who sailed to America and were
later visited by the reincarnated Jesus Christ?
Book of Mormon
What river did John Quincy Adams swim in (nude 😲) every day as President
when weather permitted?
Potomac River
What John Steinbeck book was about poor farmers who traveled from Oklahoma to California?
The Grapes of Wrath
What notorious Milwaukee serial killer was known for eating his victims?
Jeffrey Dahmer
What instrument did Satchmo play?
The Trumpet
Which McDonaldland character is a criminal?
The Hamburglar
Who did anarchist Leon Czołgosz assassinate in Buffalo, NY on September 6, 1901?
William McKinley
28 Comments
+7
Level 85
Oct 30, 2020
"Resurrected" might be a better word than "reincarnated".
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Level 89
Nov 1, 2020
Yes, whether or not you believe it actually happened - the Book tells of Christ's spirit being reunited with his own physical body, not a new body. This should be changed to resurrected.
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Level 95
Oct 30, 2020
Yeah, Jesus Christ visits the inhabitants of the Americas as a resurrected being. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints don't believe in reincarnation.
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Level 70
Dec 10, 2020
They're a cult and believe some seriously crazy, crazy things, but not in reincarnation per se.
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2023
what crazy thing
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Level 70
Nov 1, 2020
Satchmo originally played the cornet.

King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band - Chimes Blues (1923)

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Level 69
Nov 1, 2020
lol why have the Book of Mormon on here

It's not important to the vast amount of Americans, and even less important to the vast amount of everyone else.

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Level 67
Dec 10, 2020
I think it's the only religion with any kind of public recognition that originated in the United States.
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Level 75
Dec 10, 2020
I was thinking of the Broadway musical.
+3
Level 86
Jun 10, 2022
Hence the term "trivia".
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Level 65
Apr 27, 2023
I'd rather have Konerak Sinthasomphone remembered than that evil child molester, who's name should have been buried forever.
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Level 60
Jul 14, 2023
If you don't mention the name, I have no clue who you're talking about
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Level 79
Oct 21, 2023
Just a shot in the dark here, but maybe he's talking about the only child molester on this quiz who happened to murder a child named Konerak Sinthasomphone
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Level 79
Oct 21, 2023
I'd guess it's more important to most Americans than the Inverted Jenny
+3
Level 76
Nov 4, 2020
An earlier version of a computer translate tool (Google translate maybe?) would translate Grapes of Wrath into Japanese as Angry Grapes.
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Level 46
Dec 10, 2020
Haha
+1
Level 65
Jul 27, 2023
Fruits of Fury. Vegetables of Vengance.
+1
Level 79
Oct 21, 2023
Berries of Biliousness
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Level 78
Nov 6, 2020
I forgot General Macarthur's last name and accidentally put McKinley. Happy little accident :-)
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Level 78
Nov 9, 2020
Tried Robbert McDonald.
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Level 44
Nov 12, 2020
I thought that it said "10 billion dollar bill" and i was relly confused XD
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Level 95
Nov 16, 2020
Maybe change the Satchmo question to "which _instrument_ did Satchmo play?" I guessed Blues and Jazz and sat confused for a bit before realizing what was wanted.
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Level 65
Dec 11, 2020
I agree. Dixieland, nope. Jazz, nope. Oh, they mean instrument. Cornet, nope. Trumpet, finally.
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Level ∞
Dec 12, 2020
Okay, changed it to that.
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Level 66
Dec 10, 2020
The Jeffrey Dahmer question is disturbing
+1
Level 79
Oct 21, 2023
Correct
+2
Level 66
Dec 13, 2020
Until my lightbulb went on I tried "phd, esq, and III" for the 3 letter name ending.
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Level 77
Oct 29, 2021
"Which McDonaldland character is a criminal?"

All of them. Grimace knows what he did.