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U.S. General Knowledge #9

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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Last updated: February 24, 2022
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In what city is NASA's mission control center located?
Houston
What is the term for the people born between 1946 and 1964?
Baby Boomer
Who is Kermit the Frog's girlfriend?
Miss Piggy
Who was the original host of "America's Funniest Home Videos"?
Bob Saget
Who is smarter than the average bear?
Yogi Bear
By surface area, what is the largest U.S. lake west of the Mississippi?
Great Salt Lake
Who tried to jump over Snake River Canyon in a rocket-powered motorcycle?
Evel Knievel
What is the highest level of security clearance in the United States?
Top Secret
What architect designed the Guggenheim museum in New York?
Frank Lloyd Wright
Whose fitness videos are called "Sweatin' to the Oldies"?
Richard Simmons
Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Francis Scott Key
On what island would you find the Haleakalā volcano?
Maui
Who starred in the baseball movies "Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams"?
Kevin Costner
Who did Gerald R. Ford famously (or infamously) pardon in 1974?
Richard Nixon
In the show "The A-Team", what was the only thing that B.A. Baracus was afraid of?
Flying
In what New York neighborhood would one find the Apollo Theater?
Harlem
What led the big parade in the the musical "The Music Man"?
76 Trombones
In what Colorado ski town does the average home sell for over $10 million?
Aspen
A valedictorian is the person who finishes first in their class. What is the name for
the person who finishes second?
Salutatorian
What is the biggest city in Maricopa county?
Phoenix
18 Comments
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Level 85
Aug 6, 2015
The answer to the Kermit question is now wrong.
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Level 91
Aug 11, 2015
Yep, they underwent a "conscious uncoupling" as of last week. Somehow, though, I think this will be only temporary.
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Level 89
Aug 8, 2018
Scooter always glanced at her as she came backstage. I saw it coming.
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Level 77
Aug 7, 2015
I got the 7 first ones and thought I was doing great.. got only 2 more :D
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Level 33
Nov 9, 2015
1. There is more than one Maricopa County in the U.S. I'd suggest adding Arizona, though that obviously makes it a less difficult question.

2. The highest level of security clearance in the U.S. is definitely not 'Top Secret'. Unfortunately, the names of the highest-level clearances are themselves secrets, so there is no way of knowing what the 'top' clearance is called. (For that matter, there probably isn't a single 'top' clearance; each agency probably has their own).

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Level 83
Feb 24, 2022
One city is still the biggest of them.
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Level 44
May 24, 2016
I would say "TS/SCI" and some variants thereof should be considered for the security clearance question.
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Level 68
Nov 5, 2020
I'm guessing the correct answers to the Maricopa county question will skyrocket after the 2020 election!
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Level 83
Feb 24, 2022
As a non American I find being a big fan of the Simpsons , family guy and South park gets me at least 3 or 4 answers to these quizzes . I am getting around 16 + correct. The beast from UK quiz the Chase says that he learns so much US trivia from the Simpsons .
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2022
Pinverarity: There are officially three levels of US security: confidential, secret, and top secret. You are correct that top secret can be further defined, but top secret is correct as the question is written.
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Level 89
Mar 1, 2022
Wright may have designed the Guggenheim, but I have it on good authority George Costanza designed the new addition...;)
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2022
It didn't take very long either.
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Level 65
Jun 10, 2022
Ugh, for the B.A. Baraccus one, I tried planes, airplanes, and air travel all before putting flying.
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Level 65
Jul 25, 2023
Heights too.
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Level 78
Jul 21, 2022
There are two 'the's in the musical question.
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Level 28
Jul 22, 2022
Pretty sure it was george costanza that designed the guggenheim.
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Level 46
Jul 23, 2022
This should've been called fun facts your grandma tells you
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Level 81
Sep 9, 2023
Fun quiz! Just one note: the "C" in Maricopa County should be capitalized.

Other commenters have said the fact that it's in Arizona should also be specified, but I was personally able to deduce that. (: