U.S. General Knowledge #1

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Last updated: March 9, 2015
First submittedMarch 5, 2015
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On what highway can you "get your kicks"?
Route 66
Who was the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms?
Grover Cleveland
What model of Chevy, discontinued in 1987, was a car in front and a pickup truck in back?
El Camino
Who supposedly threw a silver dollar across the Potomac River?
George Washington
What U.S. state was the end point of the Trail of Tears?
Oklahoma
What rating replaced X in the movie theaters?
NC-17
What hipster city has been called a place where young people go to retire?
Portland
What brand announced, in 2010, that their food used to taste bad?
Dominos
What organization did John Walker Lindh join in 2001?
The Taliban
What holiday on June 19th celebrates the abolition of slavery in Texas?
Juneteenth
What union do nearly 100,000 employees of Ford and GM belong to?
The United Auto
Workers
What TV host would pretend to be a psychic swami named Carnac the Magnificent?
Johnny Carson
What is the colloquial term for a wedding where the bride is pregnant?
Shotgun Wedding
Republicans call it the death tax. What do Democrats call it?
Estate Tax
What L.A. neighborhood had race riots in 1965?
Watts
What product used the slogan "plop plop fizz fizz"?
Alka-Seltzer
Who did Anita Hill accuse of sexual harrassment?
Clarence Thomas
In what city would you find Yale University?
New Haven
What singer-songwriter promised to write albums for all 50 states,
but only completed Michigan and Illinois?
Sufjan Stevens
In the year 2000, what .com company ran a Super Bowl commercial that
featured a sock puppet?
Pets.com
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Level 80
Mar 5, 2015
had trouble with United Auto Workers Union - it wasn't taking that but only took the abbreviation
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2015
United Auto Workers would have worked!
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Level 90
Mar 6, 2015
I think Mr Washington would appreciate being called a 'who,' rather than a 'what.' :) Also, wasn't it the Rappahannock?
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Level ∞
Mar 6, 2015
Fixed the who/what. Since Washington didn't actually throw a silver dollar, it could be whatever river you want I guess, but most commonly its the Potomac.
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Level 59
Jul 25, 2018
It was a piece of slate the size of a silver dollar which he threw across the Rappahannock.
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Level 87
Mar 8, 2015
The city near LA with race riots is actually a neighborhood within the city of LA, annexed in 1926.
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Level ∞
Mar 9, 2015
Fixed
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Level 75
Mar 9, 2015
Wow. This was tough.
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Level 81
Mar 9, 2015
Sooooo US-centric! (sorry, someone had to do it)
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Level 54
Apr 23, 2015
The name of the quiz is US General Knowledge..... what were you were expecting?
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Level 75
Apr 23, 2015
S A R C A S M
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Level 44
Apr 23, 2015
Too US centric xD
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2015
Fun quiz! I've never heard of Sufjan Stevens or Juneteenth... learn something new every day, especially here.
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Level 77
Apr 23, 2015
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Level 78
Apr 23, 2015
ditto, but add El Camino for me.
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Level 76
Oct 16, 2019
I forgot the El!
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Level 69
Apr 23, 2015
This quiz is not North Dakota-centric enough.
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Level 72
Apr 23, 2015
Tough quiz
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Level 61
Apr 23, 2015
Sock puppet the only dubious one. Did that spot really make a mark in pop history?
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Level 67
Apr 24, 2015
I was thinking the same thing. That goes beyond trivia into utter nonsense. That ad was not special in any way.
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Level 72
Apr 25, 2015
Diasgree. That ad is still mentioned in business schools and is emblematic of the "irrational exuberance" of the dot com era/boom. It's relevant in the same way that the launch of New Coke, the Edsel, of the Latin American launch of the Chevy Nova are relevant.
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Level 67
May 5, 2015
I'm with jiwaburst. Definitely iconic of the .com boom, and the rapid bust.
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Level 76
Oct 16, 2019
It's almost 20 years later and i can still quote it. "I'll give you.. THREE DOOOOLLLLARS!"
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Level 50
Apr 25, 2015
Not enough Sufjan fans I see.
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Level 81
Nov 27, 2016
That's the hardest "general knowledge" quiz I've ever taken on this site. I use quotes because this stuff obviously isn't generally known if the average is only 7/20.
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Level 75
Jan 10, 2017
I tried 'inheritance' for the tax question....
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2019
same
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Level 60
Feb 20, 2017
I've never gotten so few right answers (11/20) and still got a score of 4. It must have been REALLY tough!
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Level 37
Nov 29, 2017
An interesting fact (?) about the Chevy Nova. They had to rename in Spain because it wasn' t selling. "No va" in Spanish means "won't go"
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Level 59
Jul 25, 2018
Why do quizzes about the US have to be so UScentric?
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Level 53
Jan 30, 2019
juneteenth what? That's more of a Texas knowledge question, I guess.
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Level 83
Oct 4, 2021
It ought to be. Though, somewhat inexplicably, it has recently become a federal holiday. So... can't really say this anymore.
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Level 33
Jan 2, 2021
Not complaining but that was tough, super specific. If you're not from the US these could really go WAY over your head
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Level 73
Mar 23, 2021
I like that it's hard because you can miss 4, still get 5 points, and learn some new stuff.
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Level 39
Dec 16, 2021
6/20