99 U.S. General Knowledge Questions of Increasing Difficulty
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What is the only U.S. state whose name starts with the letter G?
Where did Neil Armstrong walk in 1969 that no other person had ever set foot on before?
What is the name of the U.S. President's office?
The Oval Office
What nearby country has been embargoed by the United States since 1961?
What is the lowest and hottest valley in the United States?
What animal do Buffalo Wings come from?
What former prison, located in San Francisco Bay, is called "The Rock"?
In what city is NASA's mission control center located?
Whose 1995 murder trial was sometimes called the "Trial of the Century"?
What was the largest chain of video rental stores in the United States in the 1990s?
What street do Bert and Ernie live on?
Which state is mentioned in the lyrics to the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads"?
What city has a neighborhood called Little Havana?
What is the name of Elvis Presley's former home in Memphis?
What building was formerly known as the "Executive Mansion"?
The White House
On what highway can you "get your kicks"?
What state is called "Big Sky Country"?
Who was married to both Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller?
Which U.S. state pays its residents about $1000 per year?
What was made mandatory in U.S. cars in the 1960s, in part due to Ralph Nader's book "Unsafe at Any Speed"?
Who lived at a plantation named Monticello?
What is the largest library in the U.S., in terms of the size of its collection?
Library of Congress
On what famous statue is it written "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses"?
The Statue of Liberty
What plant which grows on Live Oak trees is, despite its name, neither a moss nor native to Spain?
What were the Spruce Goose and the Spirit of St. Louis?
What criminal was famously pursued by Prohibition agent Eliot Ness?
Who shot Alexander Hamilton?
Who sang "Folsom Prison Blues"?
What are Big Bend, Acadia, and Joshua Tree?
Which state is divided into parishes instead of counties?
Who founded Standard Oil and was the first person to be worth one billion dollars?
John D. Rockefeller
What city in Florida is named after a city in Russia?
What numbers begin appearing on U.S. addresses in 1963?
What area of Florida can be described as a slow-moving, 60-mile-wide river?
What language did the Pennsylvania Dutch speak?
What city was Mark Wahlberg born in?
In what lake did the SS Edmund Fitzgerald sink?
What John Steinbeck book was about poor farmers who traveled from Oklahoma to California?
The Grapes of Wrath
Which U.S. state was the end point of the Trail of Tears?
What became, in 2013, the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy?
What branch of the military joined the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard in 2019?
In which state do Ducks battle Beavers?
Who, according to the Chicago Tribune, did Thomas Dewey defeat in 1948?
Harry S. Truman
Complete the analogy. Sooner is to Oklahoma as _______ is to Indiana.
What type of videocassette lost the "format wars" to VHS in the 1980s?
What are forbidden on Michigan's Mackinac Island?
What cost 2 cents in 1928, 20 cents in 1981, and 55 cents in 2020?
A first class stamp
What state is home to Miami University, established in 1809?
Who was known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park"?
What gemstone has a blue-green color and is common in the Southwest United States?
At what event would you be most likely to hear the song "Pomp and Circumstance"?
Who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner"?
Francis Scott Key
What is the world’s longest system of caves?
What is the state food of Maryland?
Which one of the Muppets was culinary and Nordic?
The Swedish Chef
What was the nickname of disease-spreading cook Mary Mallon?
What race is commonly referred to as "the run for the roses"?
The Kentucky Derby
What state symbol of Ohio is similar to a chestnut except that it is poisonous?
What company was nicknamed Ma Bell before it broke apart into several "Baby Bells"?
What architect designed the Guggenheim Museum in New York?
Frank Lloyd Wright
What did the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company officially change its name to in 2002?
Whose manifesto, published in 1995, starts with the line "the Industrial Revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race"?
Near what city is the U.S. Air Force academy located?
Whose fitness videos are called "Sweatin' to the Oldies"?
What lake can be found on the border of Vermont and New York?
What lake in Oregon is the deepest in the United States?
What brand's slogan is "when it rains, it pours"?
Except for a brief period in 1835–1836, the U.S. has had it for its entire history. Today it's bigger than ever. What is it?
The National Debt
What were Big Brown, War Emblem, and Seattle Slew?
What American bird, once numbering in the billions, went extinct in 1914?
What South Dakota drug store is advertised on road signs for hundreds of miles in either direction?
What, according to Yogi Berra, ain't worth a dime anymore?
What is the most common last name for Native Americans in the United States?
Fill the blank in the quote: " Will it ____ in Peoria?"
What proposed amendment was approved by Congress in 1972, and ratified by 35 of the necessary 38 states?
Equal Rights Amendment
Whose “Rules of Order” are commonly used to run meetings in the United States?
Henry Martyn Robert’s
What three-letter agency administers the 247 million acres owned by the federal government?
What is the nickname of the shopping district on Michigan Avenue in Chicago?
The Magnificent Mile
What four-word anti-littering slogan can be found on Texas road signs?
Don't Mess With Texas
Complete the analogy. Fred is to "Wonder Years" as Ben is to ...
Boy Meets World
What former American politician has the middle name Danforth?
Altria has been, according to one study, the most profitable company for investors since the inception of the S&P 500. What does Altria sell?
What was Ross Perot's middle name?
What does the Herman Miller company make?
What is Buckminster Fuller famous for designing?
What composer's "Hoe-down" might you also remember from the commercial "Beef, it's what's for dinner"?
What American woman has held the record for the heptathlon for over 25 years?
What was the first social networking site to have 1 million members?
The $500 bill features the portrait of which U.S. president?
Which U.S. state has the youngest median age?
American Blues musician known only by his initials instead of his first name.
Which Hungarian-born American mathematician is considered to be one of the smartest people of all-time?
John von Neumann
Which U.S. president discovered a proof to the Pythagorean Theorem?
What NCAA Division III college has set basketball scoring records by rapidly shooting three-point shots and not playing defense?
Which artist sang "The Ballad of the Green Berets," the #1 hit song on the U.S. Billboard charts for 1966?
Sgt. Barry Sadler
Which American agronomist led worldwide initiatives that contributed to extensive increases in agricultural production? His initiatives doubled wheat yields in South Asia - saving millions from starvation.
Individual who placed #97 on Quizmaster's list of the Most Important People in History, with the hint: "Arguably influenced pop culture more than anyone else."
What is the largest city in the United States starting with the letter U, based on 2020 Census Estimates?
Which movie included Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First?" routine?