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U.S. Multiple Choice General Knowledge #2

Can you answer these multiple-choice questions with an American focus?
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1. Which of these places does NOT appear on a Monopoly board?
Boardwalk
Go
Luxury Tax
Michigan Avenue
2. Which of these coins weighs the least?
Dime
Nickle
Penny
3. Howard, Tuskegee, and Grambling are all colleges in the United States. What do they have in common?
They are historically black colleges
They are located in Pennsylvania
They are military colleges
They only admit women
4. What color eyes did Frank Sinatra have?
Blue
Brown
Green
Thus his nickname, "Ol' Blue Eyes"
5. Which of these is closest in size to a liter?
Cup
Gallon
Pint
Quart
6. Which adjective best describes the Keystone Cops?
Bumbling
Clever
Ruthless
7. What's longer, a mile or a nautical mile?
Mile
Nautical mile
They are the same
8. Take a random man in the United States. Which letter is most likely to be the first letter of his first name?
A
D
J
Z
9. How much is "two bits" worth?
2 cents
10 cents
25 cents
1 dollar
10. How many people die in the United States due to rattlesnake bites in an average year?
≈ 5
≈ 7,000
≈ 352,000
11. What object is the Statue of Liberty holding aloft in her right hand?
Gun
Scroll
Sword
Torch
12. In what field did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. receive his doctorate degree?
Astrophysics
Medicine
Theology
He never earned a doctorate
13. What was Robert F. Kennedy's position during the Presidency of his brother John F. Kennedy?
Attorney General
Chief of Staff
Secretary of the Treasury
Vice President
14. Which of these people is "dabbing"?
15. What type of vehicle was O.J. Simpson riding in during his flight from the police in 1994?
Chevy Suburban
Ferrari Testarossa
Ford Bronco
Honda Civic
22 Comments
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2023
So is Go considered a property? I thought it was a trick question.
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2023
It said appear. It appears on the board.
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2023
That's what I was wondering, if everything that appears on the board is considered a 'property'.
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2023
Everything is not a property
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Level 74
Apr 19, 2023
Okay, now I see, it was changed to appear. It was 'property' when I first took it.
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Level 59
Apr 18, 2023
I really want to know who answered gun for the Liberty Enlightening the World question
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Level 89
Apr 18, 2023
RED BLOODED PATRIOTIC 'MERICANS THATS WHO!!!

(for anyone wondering yes I'm being extremely facetious here)

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Level 87
Apr 18, 2023
...If only her arms were bear arms (the animal)
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Level 72
Apr 18, 2023
Am I the only one who couldn't actually see the picture of dabbing?
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Level 79
Apr 19, 2023
Fun fact: dabbing is illegal in Saudi Arabia.
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Level 64
Apr 23, 2023
Question 11 should read What object *is* the Statue of Liberty holding.

Need a proofreader? I'm a professional and my fees are very reasonable.

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Level ∞
May 7, 2023
Why would I pay for things I can get for free? I notice that you are not a JetPunk Premium user so I'm sure you can understand this logic.

Fixed the missing "is", thanks.

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Level 66
May 15, 2023
Out of curiosity,

"The term two bits means 25 cents. It’s based on the sense of the word bit that refers to one eighth of a U.S. dollar, or 12 ½ cents. However, monetary amounts counted in bits were only ever given in multiples of two, as in two bits and six bits. Two bits became an informal way of referring to the value of the 25-cent coin known as the quarter. It then came to be used in a general way meaning a small amount. It’s still sometimes used this way, especially in negative statements, as in That piece of junk isn’t worth two bits or That job is like a vacation—I’d do it for two bits."

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Level 66
May 15, 2023
There was a character in The Outsiders nicknamed Two-bit. I never knew where it came from. That was pre-internet. Thank you.
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Level 66
May 15, 2023
"In the US, the bit is equal to 12+1⁄2¢. In the U.S., the "bit" as a designation for money dates from the colonial period, when the most common unit of currency used was the Spanish dollar, also known as "piece of eight", which was worth 8 Spanish silver reales. $1⁄8 or 1 silver real was 1 "bit".

With the adoption of the decimal U.S. currency in 1794, there was no longer a U.S. coin worth $1⁄8, but "two bits" remained in the language with the meaning of $1⁄4. Because there was no 1-bit coin, a dime (10¢) was sometimes called a short bit and 15¢ a long bit. (The picayune, which was originally 1⁄2 real or 1⁄2 bit (6+1⁄4¢), was similarly transferred to the US nickel."

I think it's kind of funny to hear dimes described as short bits. I'd like to know the history behind the Spanish Dollar/piece of eight/8 reales. 8 seems odd. But I guess it'd be like breaking a dollar into dimes or quarters. I assume the widespread naming was because 1 SpanishDollar had a large purchasing power in the 1700s

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Level 66
May 15, 2023
Now pirate movies have lost some mystique. I just imagine guys fighting over quarters or bucks or some other small denomination.

I wonder what 1 Spanish dollar would be worth in 2023. Google says maybe @$25-100.

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Level 84
May 15, 2023
Doesn't Michigan Avenue appear on the Mega Edition?
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Level 81
May 15, 2023
Indeed, it does seem to do so.

Interesting! I wasn't particularly familiar with the Mega Edition until I just looked it up now. (I'm pretty sure I've heard of it, but never gave it much thought, and didn't realize it actually included additional spaces.)

Thanks for that!

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Level 68
May 15, 2023
I first selected Theology for the King question, then thought it was just a clever take on his name... dang.
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Level 68
May 15, 2023
Definitely thought the torch was in the left hand 🤦🏻‍♀️
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Level 78
May 17, 2023
'Nickel' is spelt wrong.
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Level 79
Nov 2, 2023
does a dime still weigh less since the penny became mostly zinc?