Multiple Choice Numbers #2 - U.S. Edition

For each category, guess the correct number.
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Last updated: May 11, 2021
First submittedMay 11, 2021
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1. Members on a typical jury
7
9
12
2. Fraction of states necessary to ratify a constitutional amendment
1/2
2/3
3/4
All of them
3. Games played by each team in the Major League Baseball regular season
41
81
162
4. Feet in a mile
1,000
1,600
5,280
5. Squares on a Monopoly board
32
40
64
6. Acres in a square mile
96
104
640
7. Pints in a gallon
4
8
16
32
8. Number of U.S. Senators
50
100
102
535
9. Teaspoons in a tablespoon
3
8
16
10. Pounds in a short ton
500
1000
2000
11. Stripes on the U.S. flag
7
13
50
12. Number of U.S. states which touch the Pacific Ocean
3
4
5
9
Don't forget Alaska and Hawaii!
13. Times that Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Oscar
None!
1
4
21
14. Distance in miles from New York to Los Angeles, as the crow flies
727
1,432
2,451
15. Number of different people to serve as U.S. President
45
69
103
16. A typical hat size
4 ⅓
7 ¼
9 ½
17. Number that Michael Jordan wore for most of his basketball career
00
1
12
23
18. Number of ways to leave your lover, according to the title of a Paul Simon song
6
17
50
99
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Level 55
May 12, 2021
Is Question 1 not Nine? I thought that 12 was only the maximum, and not the most common. You could change the question to, "Three more than the typical number of Jurors in a typical Jury," so the stats don't reset.
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Level ∞
May 12, 2021
https://www.google.com/search?q=members+on+a+typical+american+jury
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Level 91
May 12, 2021
Juries can be as small as 6 for petit juries and as many as 32 I believe for grand juries. The vast majority of juries that are used for criminal or civil trials are made up of 12 people. As the question is worded (with the "typical" disclaimer) I believe 12 is the appropriate answer.
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Level 75
May 20, 2021
12 Angry Men. Very good film, also helped a lot in answering this question!
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Level 84
May 12, 2021
The "short ton" answer is misleading in a US quiz -- the term is not used in the US, but by other countries to refer to what in the US is referred to simply as a "ton".
+5
Level 82
May 12, 2021
Yeah, this threw me off. I (an American) read it and thought, "Well a regular ton is 2000 pounds, so I guess a short ton is probably 1000?"
+1
Level 72
May 13, 2021
I agree. What we in the US call 1000 kg is a "metric ton", although in British spelling I've seen it written as "tonne". But no short tons (unless you're being cheated by a dishonest grain dealer).
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Level 56
Jul 17, 2021
Yeah, this really should be fixed. A bit like asking what floor of a building is the first floor.
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Level 75
May 12, 2021
15/18. I reckon out-of-US-dwellers should get bonus points for overcoming the fog of information American. (In return, I'm happy to give Americans extra points for Aussie, UK, Canadian and NZ-centric quizzes)
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Level 72
May 13, 2021
Good on ya, mate, eh?
+2
Level 75
May 20, 2021
I got 8/18 which was good for 0 points. Think I'm actually pretty happy not to have contaminated my understanding of measurements with too many imperial units.
+3
Level 69
May 18, 2021
How did everyone know the hat size question?
+2
Level 75
May 25, 2021
Yeah right, 7 1/4 what?
+1
Level 59
Jul 24, 2021
7 1/4 Inches, for the long axis of the head.
+1
Level 66
Jul 17, 2021
That's the only one I missed.
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Level 57
Jul 18, 2021
I don't know but 7¼ is my hat size. I'm guessing that the unit is "hat sizes."
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Level 75
Jul 17, 2021
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover always left me wanting more because he only names a handful of ways...step out the back, Jack, hope on a bus, Gus, make a new plan, Stan...I know there's more but he definitely doesn't name more than 10 ways. What are the rest????
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
But he says "there must be 50 ways", so it's speculative. If I say "there must be 10,000 different species of ant" it doesn't mean I can name them all.
+1
Level 58
Jul 17, 2021
New York should be New York City
+4
Level 66
Jul 17, 2021
No, it shouldn't. First of all, the name of the city is "New York," not "New York City." Second, even if you go from New York's western border (say, from Buffalo), it's still much closer to 2,451 than 1,432. Third, it's common knowledge that questions like that use like units. If the question were asking about New York state, it would ask for the distance from New York to California. If you end up in a city, Los Angeles, the presumption is that you're starting in a city, New York. Plus they're the US's two biggest cities, so I don't really see how anyone could misunderstand what the question is asking for.
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Level 65
Jul 17, 2021
Answer to most of the above: "A desperate need for the metric system"!
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Level 66
Jul 17, 2021
We really should. We'd have to phase it in over time. But Americans are so stubborn. They won't give up the paper dollar bill even though it is impractical to use. The government has been minting dollar coins for like 20 years and nobody wants them. If you switched miles to kilometers, people would throw a fit.
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Level 68
Jul 17, 2021
It would be an enormous expense to switch to metric. Imagine all of the road signs that would need to be changed just to change from miles to kilometers. (And I think that paper dollars are much easier to carry than coin dollars.)
+1
Level 59
Jul 19, 2021
Despite the UK switching to metric some time ago, road signs have remained in miles and I can't see that changing
+1
Level 59
Jul 24, 2021
Yes, America should switch! FlickerP is right that switching need not apply to everything, but as for the expense... How much money did it cost when the US lost that Mars lander because half the calculations were done in metric and half Imperial units? ... and that is far from the only incident. There would be a great deal of money to be saved by using a measurement system that conforms to the rest of the world. The USA is out of step with (literally) 95% of the planet because of ignorance and/or stubbornness.
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Level 72
Jul 17, 2021
I think that the units teaspoon (defined as 5 ml) and tablespoon (15 ml) are used all over the western world. So why is it in a US edition?
+3
Level 70
Jul 17, 2021
Because of this quiz I learned there's a discrepancy between the number of presidencies and the number of persons who became president in the US.
+1
Level 57
Jul 18, 2021
Because of Grover Cleveland, who was president for 4 years, then someone else was president for 4 years, then Cleveland served another term as president.
+1
Level 55
Jul 18, 2021
US? More like non-metric measurements quiz
+1
Level 43
Jul 18, 2021
Aren't there 36 tiles in monopoly ? You have not to count twice corner tiles
+1
Level ∞
Jul 18, 2021
There are 11 tiles across, not 10.
+3
Level 69
Jul 18, 2021
There are only 4 squares on a monopoly board. The corners. The rest are rectangles.
+1
Level 62
Jul 19, 2021
"Don't forget Alsdka and Hawaii", yeah, thanksalot, you should've told me BEFORE i took the quiz, dang...
+1
Level 70
Jul 19, 2021
I don't own any tablespoons, but I've just discovered why my cooking is always off.