U.S. General Knowledge #16

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Last updated: October 12, 2016
First submittedSeptember 11, 2016
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What was the first name of the first First Lady of the U.S.?
Martha
What is the #1 cash crop in the state of North Carolina?
Tobacco
What mountain range includes Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, and Mt. Baker?
The Cascades
Where does a candy striper work?
at a Hospital
What U.S. national park sits atop a supervolcano?
Yellowstone
In a civil trial, what is the opposite of a defendant?
Plaintiff
What mustachioed actor was the star of "Magnum, P.I."?
Tom Selleck
What practice was banned by the Mormon church in 1890?
Polygamy
What "nation" has been led by Elijah Muhammad and Louis Farrakhan?
Nation of Islam
What group of lakes in New York state includes Lake Cayuga and Lake Seneca?
Finger Lakes
Who stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni?
Yankee Doodle
According to the song, where does Yon Yonson come from? Hint: it rhymes
Wisconsin
What does the McCormick company produce?
Spices
What is the last name of brothers Frasier and Niles?
Crane
What American fashion brand did Brooke Shields and Mark Wahlberg model for?
Calvin Klein
What religious group was known for making furniture, but are now extinct
because they also believed in celibacy?
Shakers
What member of the U.S. Supreme Court died in 2016?
Antonin Scalia
What celebrity claimed that her butt would "break the internet" in 2014?
Kim Kardashian
What branch of the U.S. government is led by the President?
Executive Branch
Who shot Mr. Burns?
Maggie Simpson
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Level 89
Sep 11, 2016
Nice quiz, but why allow only "The Cascades" and not "Cascade Range" or just "Cascade"/"Cascades"?
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2016
Cascades would have worked. Cascade singular will work now.
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Level 82
Sep 11, 2016
Wow. 5/5 with just 55%. That was easy?
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2017
It seems the rules have changed midstream. I got 76% right but only 4/5.
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Level 85
Sep 12, 2016
There are actually 3 Shakers left. Two women and a man, living in Maine. All 3 are in their 90's and when they are gone then the Shakers will be extinct.
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2017
Can you convert?
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Level 77
Feb 11, 2018
Of course, otherwise they would disappear even sooner. I.e. conversion is the only way to become a Shaker, you can't be born into the community.

P.S. Only 2 left now apparently.

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Level 77
Feb 11, 2018
Here is a great video example of a Shaker worship approximation.
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Level 37
May 15, 2018
Obviously, they only adopted celibacy at some point in their history, otherwise there wouldn't have been any.
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Level 76
Sep 12, 2016
Yes, the Simpsons is an iconic, long running show that has blended into the fabric of the nation. But the question still seems out of place on this quiz.
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Level 73
Oct 10, 2016
To complain about the Simpsons instead of Kardashians is heresy.
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Level 79
Oct 12, 2016
I didn't know either answer.
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Level 88
Sep 12, 2016
Took me a bit to figure out what Yon Yonsen was. I always assumed it'd be spelled Jan Janssen or somesuch.
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2016
McCormicks is a candy manufacturer in Canada, at least they were.
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Level 72
Oct 12, 2016
McCormick is also a farm machinery (mainly tractors) manufacturer
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Level 79
Oct 12, 2016
That's the first thing I tried.
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Level 60
Mar 9, 2017
The McCormick reaper.
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Level 50
Oct 12, 2016
Instead of Tom Selleck, I put Burt Reynolds because I couldn't think of Selleck's name. I swear they look the same.
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Level 65
Oct 12, 2016
BIG thumbs up for that last question.
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2016
Given the hint provided, bit puzzled why only 23% got Wisconsin!?!?
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Level 83
Oct 12, 2016
Because it's not obvious what the rhyming is? Are they asking for a state? City? Region? No idea.
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Level 53
May 5, 2019
Never heard of it before
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Level 66
Oct 12, 2016
Too America-centric.
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Level 68
Oct 12, 2016
The quiz is called U.S. general knowledge so America-centric seems kind of appropriate. Nice addition to the comments though.
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Level 48
Oct 13, 2016
I think that was the point of the joke...
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Level 82
Oct 12, 2016
Could you accept "seasonings" for McCormick?
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Level ∞
Oct 12, 2016
Ok
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2016
Why can't bigamy be accepted for polygamy?
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2018
Bigamy and polygamy are not equivalent terms. Polygamy is the practice of having more than one wife. Bigamy denotes the illegal practice of having more than one spouse. In 1890 Mormons essentially decided polygamy should be illegal, thereby making it equivalent to bigamy laws. Therefore it makes no sense to say they outlawed bigamy; that's like saying someone made theft or murder illegal -- they're already illegal by definition.
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Level 82
Jul 15, 2019
bigamy is just two spouses and unless there is some simultaneous marriage going on to be a polygamist you first need to be a bigamist.
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Level 69
Oct 12, 2016
Nice quiz. It's another one of those where i'd love to see the difference in scores between American and non American takers.
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Level 60
Oct 12, 2016
I thought McCormick's produced vodka?
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Level 64
Oct 12, 2016
I think bigamy should also be accepted for polygamy
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2016
I tried "plural marriage" and "bigamy" before I finally hit on "polygamy".
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Level 71
Oct 12, 2016
"tom saleck...salek...salleck...sal....... screw it"
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Level 63
Oct 13, 2016
So Yon Yonson does not come from Charles Bronson?
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Level 75
Dec 3, 2018
Agreed. Quizmaster, please accept Charles Bronson for Wisconsin.
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Level 50
Oct 13, 2016
I love how the question about the presidency comes right after a question about Kim Kardashian's butt. America!
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Level 59
Oct 19, 2016
I take a tiny bit of comfort that, at least of the day I write this, Martha Washington is 2 percentage points higher than that Kardashian woman.
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Level 74
Jun 14, 2019
If I google McCormick, the first 9 hits are about tractors. The 10th is about spices. I think tractors (and harvester/reaper) should be accepted. Not just because it's the answer I knew.
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Level 77
Jun 12, 2020
NIce Quizz, quite hard. Got a 14… But how does Wisconsin rhyme with Yonson ?