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U.S. General Knowledge #57

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Last updated: November 21, 2022
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Where, according to the song, do "the deer and the antelope play"?
The Range
What are the Academy Awards commonly known as?
The Oscars
Who sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" to John F. Kennedy?
Marilyn Monroe
What is the world's most famous sled dog race?
Iditarod
Where are you if you hear an announcement saying "use care when opening the
overhead bins, as items may have shifted"?
On a plane
In what state is it possible to drive from Naples to St. Petersburg in a single day?
Florida
What red bird is the state bird of 7 different states, more than any other?
Northern cardinal
Who was President during the Centennial of the United States?
Ulysses S. Grant
What company makes Rice Krispies?
Kellogg's
Who is typically depicted with a pointy white beard and wearing a
red, white, and blue top hat?
Uncle Sam
On what TV show did characters visit the Holodeck?
Star Trek: The Next
Generation
What word comes after "bombs" in the American national anthem?
Bursting
In the 1990s, six people gathered on Thursdays at Central Perk.
Name one of them.
Monica | Rachel |
Phoebe | Chandler |
Ross | Joey
In what tony Los Angeles suburb would you find Rodeo Drive?
Beverly Hills
What major college sports conference, despite its name, consists of 14 teams?
Big Ten
"Potent potables" were a frequent category on "Jeopardy". What is a potent potable?
Alcoholic drink
What base serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific fleet?
Pearl Harbor
What former late night TV host owns about 180 cars?
Jay Leno
For what crime was Al Capone sent to prison?
Tax evasion
What is a Stetson? (hint: you can wear one)
a Hat
25 Comments
+7
Level 77
Nov 22, 2022
Please allow Big 10
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Level ∞
Nov 22, 2022
Fixed, sorry about that.
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Level 77
Nov 22, 2022
Please allow ST:TNG for Star Trek:The Next Generation
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Level ∞
Nov 22, 2022
Star Trek, Next Generation, and TNG are all accepted.
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Level 95
Nov 22, 2022
Tiny is misspelled as tony in the LA suburb clue.
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Level ∞
Nov 22, 2022
Tony is the intended word, meaning stylish, upscale, exclusive.
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Level 86
Nov 22, 2022
TIL that "tony" is a word. My brain definitely processed the clue as saying "tiny" without even a second thought.
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Level 77
Nov 22, 2022
Thanks QM. I’ve never heard that term used in this manner my entire life. You’ve educated me.
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2022
Since when? Did you just make that up?
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Level 81
May 19, 2023
Pretty snarky when google is so easy:

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tony

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Level 90
Nov 22, 2022
Please add some alternate spellings for the Rice Krispie manufacturer.
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Level 65
Jul 28, 2023
The last G messed me up. I kept spelling it Kellogs
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Level 93
Nov 22, 2022
I put "on the range" for the first clue, surely that should be acceptable. Also never knew "tony" was anything other than a name.
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Level ∞
Nov 22, 2022
"On the range" will be accepted now
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Level 89
Nov 23, 2022
Waiting for the inevitable "too U.S.-focused" comment.
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Level 76
Nov 25, 2022
I believe you just delivered it.
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Level 39
Dec 21, 2022
isn't this a US based quiz, in any case? it's in the title haha
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Level 72
Dec 21, 2022
The plane one seems oddly not US-centric, though. Do items shift in the overhead bins only on American flights?
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Level 77
Dec 21, 2022
They do in other places, too, but I have never heard of the overhead storage referrred to as "bins". That one must be an American thing.
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Level 81
May 19, 2023
I think Canadian airlines say "overhead compartments"
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Level 72
Dec 21, 2022
The "Potent Potables" clue could be phrased in present tense. They still use the category frequently on Jeopardy!
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Level 72
Dec 21, 2022
Also, could you accept ‘strong drink?’ The alcohol is sort of implied in that. There are plenty of alcoholic drinks that you wouldn’t necessarily call ‘potent’ (including that stuff you guys call ‘beer!’) lol
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2023
It might be implied, but less than half of quiz takers correctly answered the question. I suspect,though, that the word "potable" is mostly responsible

It's disappointing that not more American beers are represented internationally. There's some truly exceptional beer here. Many are only available regionally which makes discovering them part of the fun of traveling. You're missing out.

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Level 78
May 12, 2023
Spelling errors in "Central Perk" and "tony" Los Angeles suburb? Also could Kellog's be accepted as a type in for Kellogg's?
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Level 76
Nov 21, 2023
"Tony" means "fashionable among wealthy people", it's not a spelling error. Central Perk is a location from the show Friends, also not a spelling error.