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U.S. General Knowledge #55

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Which state is divided into parishes instead of counties?
Louisiana
What is the world’s longest system of caves?
Mammoth Cave
Which weapon in Star Trek can be set to kill or merely to stun?
Phaser
What company purchased Whole Foods in 2017?
Amazon
What type of fish would you be most likely to find on a pizza or a Caesar salad?
Anchovy
What numbers begin appearing on U.S. addresses in 1963?
Zip Codes
Altria has been, according to one study, the most profitable company for investors
since the inception of the S&P 500. What does Altria sell?
Cigarettes
Where did Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower go to college?
West Point
What was John Grisham's job before becoming a writer?
Lawyer (or Politician)
Who was known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park"?
Thomas Edison
What record company was founded in Detroit in 1960 by Berry Gordy Jr.?
Motown Records
What type of videocassette lost the "format wars" to VHS in the 1980s?
Betamax
What is another way to spell ketchup?
Catsup
What company has a Dough Boy for a mascot?
Pillsbury
What, thanks to a petition from Maxwell House, was ruled by a rabbi to be a berry
not a seed, and therefore Kosher for Passover?
Coffee
To Homer Simpson, what is the opposite of "woohoo"?
D'oh!
What drug is sold under the brand names Advil and Motrin?
Ibuprofen
What group of nine is sometimes referred to as "SCOTUS"?
The Supreme Court
What Presidential candidate shared his name with a brand of Pineapple?
Bob Dole
What does the Kelley Blue Book list the prices of?
Automobiles
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Level 85
Sep 18, 2021
Typo: "group of nine", rather than "ground of nine" for the SCOTUS question.
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Level ∞
Sep 19, 2021
Fixed, thanks.
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Level 85
Sep 18, 2021
I don't think that anchovies really exist. They're just a myth to be joked about, like limburger cheese.
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Level 84
Sep 18, 2021
I once visited an anchovy farm in Bielefeld, Germany.

I think.

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Level 63
Sep 28, 2021
I have to agree with this one. I have literally seen shrimp offered on a pizza before but don't think I have seen anchovy
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Level 66
Oct 8, 2021
I've had anchovy pizza. It's delicious.
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2022
They're no joke. Growing up, my dad was dejected no one in the family shared his affinity for them on pizza. He also loved liver and onions. He ordered menudo at Mexican restaurants and would laugh with glee when my sister and I refused a bite.
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2021
Could just zip be accepted?
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2021
"Postal codes" would be a useful type-in.
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Level 77
Sep 19, 2021
Great quiz! Can you accept "USMA" for "West Point"?
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Level 70
Sep 19, 2021
Can you please accept "anchovies" for "anchovy" as well?
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Level ∞
Sep 20, 2021
Yes.
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Level 84
Sep 20, 2021
Surprised to see Altria at 35% so far, thought that was more widely known. I guess that probably validates the company's rationale for changing their name.
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Level 68
Sep 28, 2021
I don't watch Star Trek, but I know certain quotes from pop culture. Definitely always thought they were saying "set your *lasers* to stun"
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Level 6
Sep 28, 2021
Ich verstehe gar nichts. was sind das für Fragen?
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Level 72
Sep 28, 2021
Das Quiz ist auf Englisch. Ich sollte glauben, dass Sie einen Witz machen (Sie sagten jedoch nicht, dass das Quiz "too America-centric" sei.). Vielleicht hast du nach einem Deutsch-Quiz gesucht und bist zufällig hierher gekommen. Versuchen Sie: https://www.jetpunk.com/de
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2021
im terribly upset you dont accept fish for the fish question >:(
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Level 74
Sep 28, 2021
I was unironically thinking this quiz was too US-centric because I didn't realize it was US general knowledge until after I finished.
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Level 92
Oct 17, 2021
When you read 'Altira' instead of Altria...
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Dec 28, 2021
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2022
Altria is essentially Philip Morris rebranded.