U.S. General Knowledge #12

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What is the best-selling type of lettuce in the United States?
Iceberg
Who sang "Don't be fooled by the rocks that I got / I'm still Jenny from the block"
Jennifer Lopez
What animal kills more Americans than any other?
Bees
What company makes Big Red and Juicy Fruit gum?
Wrigley
What is the oldest medical journal in the United States?
New England Journal
of Medicine
In what country was Barack Obama's father born?
Kenya
What breed of cattle is the Texas state animal?
Texas Longhorn
Hope, Arkansas is the birthplace of two well-known politicians.
One is Mike Huckabee. Who is the other?
Bill Clinton
Whose failed business ventures include vodka, steaks, an airline, a casino,
and a "university"?
Donald Trump
Who appeared on the covers of dozens of romance novels and also
promoted "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!"?
Fabio
What is the name of the area of the United States where tornadoes are most common?
Tornado Alley
What type of loans does Sallie Mae primarily deal with?
Student Loans
What does Mexican Coke have that American Coke doesn't?
Sugar
In the "Peanuts" comic strip, what Halloween spirit does Linus believe in?
The Great Pumpkin
What was abolished by the Supreme Court in 1972, but reinstated in 1976?
Death Penalty
What city is known as Chocolate Town, U.S.A.?
Hershey, PA
What college is the alma mater of 53 NASA astronauts, more than any other?
U.S. Naval Academy
What government agency hires over 500,000 temporary workers every 10 years?
U.S. Census Bureau
Who jumped from the balcony of Ford's Theatre yelling "Sic semper tyrannis"?
John Wilkes Booth
What restaurant chain closed all of its restaurants for one morning in 2016
after a major food poisoning outbreak?
Chipotle
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Level 71
Mar 6, 2016
Chipotle is spelled wrong. I only got it because I accidentally spelled it wrong.
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Level ∞
Mar 7, 2016
Fixed!
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Level 82
Apr 18, 2019
I felt sicker at the thought of the 1st question than the last. Iceberg lettuce is nutrient free bitter crap.
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Level 72
Mar 7, 2016
Bees kill more Americans than deer? I refuse to believe that. Especially living in the Midwest.
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2016
Probably a lot of people who were allergic.
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Level 80
May 13, 2016
I'm sure man kills more people than bees, do. Particularly if you count automobile accidents.
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Level 59
Mar 7, 2016
"Bees" might be true in a country like Canada but I would suggest that "Americans" kill more Americans than any other animal.
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Level 74
Mar 7, 2016
Agreed. According to buzzaboutbees.net, in the United States in the year 2000 there were 54 deaths attributable to bee stings, but 15,527 murders.
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Level 63
May 13, 2016
According to an article by the Washington Post "other mammals" (which there include deer but also horses and others; excluding deaths from vehicle collisions) killed an average of 52 people a year and bees, wasps and hornets an average of 58 People a year (from 2001 to 2013; CDC data). The separately counted vehicle traffic deaths were 33,000.
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2016
About 4000 Canadians kill themselves each year. Do bees kill that many Canadians?
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Level 61
Jul 28, 2016
they've got really big bees up there I heard
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Level 56
Mar 13, 2016
I would have guessed Deer also... I remember reading that in the U.S. deer are responsible for around 200 deaths a year... I looked it up and it said that bees/wasps/hornets are responsible for about 58 deaths every summer, which is more than any other animal in that season... But I think yearly deer still take the cake... I live in a rural area of Michigan and we see news stories about it all the time
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Level 68
May 13, 2016
"Responsible" = perhaps. Actively "kills" = very dubious.
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Level 80
May 13, 2016
How dare you call those business ventures "failures"? They were very successful tax write-offs, especially during bankruptcy proceedings...

We are all doomed.

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Level 65
May 19, 2016
He won't win. In the words of Winston Churchill, "After exhausting every other possible option, Americans always do the right thing."
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Level 60
Feb 27, 2017
How'd that work out?
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Level 78
Jan 9, 2018
can we have ike back (and I don't mean the one with tina)? imagine a republican that kept us out of war...
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Level 27
May 13, 2016
The anti-Trump propaganda out in full swing... Vote for Hillary at your own peril...
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Level 72
May 15, 2016
How about you just don't go there. Notice nobody else did?
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Level 57
May 14, 2016
Looks like everyone really knows their lettuce
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Level 56
May 16, 2016
I'd bet about 90% of that (currently) 90% only know that type of lettuce.
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Level 66
May 27, 2016
Bees are not animals - they are insects
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2017
They are both. The are insects, which is the CLASS they belong to. Insects belong to the Arthropod PHYLUM. Arthropods are part of the Animal KINGDOM.
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Level 83
Apr 29, 2019
Are they a plant?
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Level 60
Feb 27, 2017
I figured it was some sort of military school and tried all I could think of. Annapolis was not accepted for Naval Academy. Yeah, I know it's the city, but I've heard tons of people say "He attended Annapolis."
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Level 69
May 2, 2017
same
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Level 62
Aug 19, 2018
Good quiz. I tried "Spanish label" for the Mexican Coke question. LOL