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U.S. General Knowledge #62

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What type of building was Abraham Lincoln born in?
A log cabin
Which American state is known as "The Last Frontier"?
Alaska
What was the first company to sell inline roller skates on the mass market?
Rollerblade
Which Clue character is represented by a yellow piece?
Colonel Mustard
Who created the Muppets?
Jim Henson
Custer had 2, Grant had 4, and Eisenhower had 5. What are we talking about?
Stars on their
Uniform
Which city near the Mexican border hosts the world's largest gem and mineral show?
Tucson
Who has the phone number 867-5309?
Jenny
Who spent over $600 million of his own money on a failed Presidential bid in 2020?
Michael Bloomberg
On what TV show would you see a van called the Mystery Machine?
Scooby Doo
What 19th century religious text gives its name to a Tony award-winning
musical from 2011?
The Book of
Mormon
What city is famously 5,280 feet above sea level?
Denver
What was abolished by the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
Slavery
What was the tallest dam in the world when it opened in 1936?
Hoover Dam
What iconic American species saw its population reduced from 60 million to
less than 1,000 during the 19th century?
American Bison
What word comes before Sumter, Ticonderoga, and Bragg?
Fort
What cult leader was inspired by the Beatles' song "Helter Skelter"?
Charles Manson
What did George Steinbrenner own from 1973–2010?
New York Yankees
What did the United States purchase for $15 million in 1803?
Louisiana Territory
What model of vehicle was O. J. Simpson riding in during his famous low-speed
police chase in 1994?
Ford Bronco
16 Comments
+4
Level 81
Oct 17, 2023
Possibly just accept cabin?
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Level ∞
Oct 17, 2023
Yes
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Level 78
Oct 17, 2023
Bragg has been renamed Liberty.
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Level ∞
Oct 17, 2023
I need to leave it as Bragg since that's how people know it. Nowhere does the quiz say that these are current forts or names.
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2023
There's also more than one Fort Bragg.
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Level 84
Oct 17, 2023
Bragg is now Liberty.

Tucson is not "near" the Mexican border. It's 70+ miles away.

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Level 81
Oct 17, 2023
An hour's drive south is pretty near
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2023
For America that's basically the next town over, for us in the UK that's a decent trek!
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Level 75
Oct 17, 2023
It did make me think it was a border town though, I was guessing El Paso and McAllen.
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Level 79
Oct 17, 2023
Poor bison
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Level 66
Dec 2, 2023
I was working with the Passenger Pigeon until I realized that less than 1,000 probably meant "not extinct".
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Level 60
Apr 22, 2024
all that space, all those animals and so few people to kill them all. Yet, when Americans put their minds to something it's amazing what they can achieve. This is the true meaning of the can-do spirit that made America great.
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Level 81
Dec 3, 2023
Seeing less than 50% get the phone number question is very sad.
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Level 60
Dec 4, 2023
The comment below yours drives your point home.
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Level 69
Dec 3, 2023
Jenny?
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Level 73
Dec 4, 2023
Maybe Boulder Dam should be accepted. That's what is called in 1936. It became Hoover Dam officially in 1947.