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U.S. General Knowledge #59

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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On what street would you find the New York Stock Exchange?
Wall Street
In which U.S. state is Cape Canaveral located?
Florida
What breakfast cereal has a leprechaun on its box?
Lucky Charms
In what year did the War of 1812 start?
1812
What Tuskegee scientist is often credited with inventing peanut butter (but didn't)?
George Washington
Carver
What sporting event bills itself as "The Run for the Roses"?
The Kentucky Derby
What animal spreads Lyme disease?
Ticks
Which deadly sin is mentioned in the title of a John Steinbeck book?
Wrath
Which state capital is named after a former chancellor of Germany?
Bismarck,
North Dakota
What city is directly across the border from Windsor, Ontario?
Detroit
What union of about 1,000 employees went on strike in 1994 despite an average salary
of over 1 million dollars?
MLB Players
Association
Who spent the last years of his life working at the Institute of Advanced Study
in Princeton, New Jersey before dying in 1955?
Albert Einstein
What, according to singer Nancy Sinatra, are these boots made for?
Walkin'
What TV show features a character named Eric Cartman?
South Park
What type of person did Andy Kaufman wrestle (winning every time)?
Women
What is the address of the White House?
1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue
What Continental Army general is reviled as a turncoat for changing sides during
the Revolutionary War?
Benedict Arnold
According to cliché, what is 9/10ths of the law?
Possession
What was the first category of things that Amazon.com sold?
Books
What first happened in 1790 and has happened every 10 years since?
The U.S. Census
22 Comments
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Level 82
May 7, 2023
Would it be possible to accept just "census?"
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Level 89
May 7, 2023
Yes, given that this is a US general knowledge quiz, having US in the answer seems a little superfluous.
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Level ∞
May 7, 2023
Yes, of course. My mistake. Now fixed.
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Level 75
May 7, 2023
I got the strike question guessing random sports for the run for the roses question.
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Level 81
May 7, 2023
I love the War of 1812 one!
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Level 43
May 7, 2023
that question is so obvious.
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Level 75
May 21, 2023
I almost didn't type it first...
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Level 89
May 7, 2023
Funny that Benedict Arnold is the only one who actually abandoned treason and returned to the lawful government.
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Level 74
May 7, 2023
I think you might have missed this part: "...these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved..."
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Level 76
May 22, 2023
If they lost, they would've gone down in history as traitors and rebels, no matter what they had said, history being, as they say, written by winners.
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Level 68
May 23, 2023
And it was still treason…
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Level 60
May 9, 2023
I think "book" should be accepted, since the question is asking what is the first thing sold on amazon, not things. Or maybe rephrase the question.
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Level ∞
May 9, 2023
Rephrased the question slightly.
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Level 76
May 21, 2023
Nice quiz. But what is specifically American about Lyme disease?
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Level 60
May 21, 2023
Also, what is specifically American about the 9/10 of the law question?
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Level 75
May 21, 2023
FYI, the 'run for the roses' clue appears in US GK #1.
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Level 53
May 21, 2023
I first thought of the Techno Union but realized this isn't a Star Wars quiz
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Level 72
May 21, 2023
I see you poaching from my How Well Do You Know American Culture quizzes, but I am totally cool with it. Just happy to see factoids about the Kentucky Derby and George Washington Carver getting out there in the ethers.
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Level 60
May 23, 2023
I'm fairly certain that's a coincidence.
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Level 72
May 23, 2023
Probably, But, it was nice to be able to answer some of these re-done US Knowledge quiz questions because I had recently made a quiz with very similar questions. There were a few others too, like the one about US radio call signs in one of the other re-done quizzes. George Washington Carver just showed up randomly on a history Youtube channel I watch regularly too, so perhaps he and the history of the peanut in general are just out there in the public consciousness for some reason.
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Level 69
May 25, 2023
Could you accept anger for wrath?
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Level 93
Aug 24, 2023
Of course not, the book isn't called 'The Grapes of Anger.' Also 'anger' is not the deadly sin, it's wrath.