U.S. General Knowledge #18

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Last updated: April 21, 2017
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Question
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What city is often abbreviated as SLC?
Salt Lake City
What 1973 Supreme Court decision legalized abortion (in the first two trimesters)
Roe v. Wade
By revenue, what are the three largest pizza chains in the United States?
Pizza Hut
Domino's
Little Caesar's
What federal agency investigates insider trading?
SEC
What company was the largest chain of video rental stores in the United States,
before going bankrupt in 2010?
Blockbuster
At what event would you be most likely to hear the song "Pomp and Circumstance"?
Graduation
What foreign country is geographically closest to the state of Florida?
Bahamas
What red furry creature was the "must have" toy of 1996?
Tickle-Me Elmo
What type of turtle, native to the eastern U.S., is well-known for its powerful bite?
Snapping Turtle
What American politican wrote a book entitled "It Takes a Village"?
Hillary Clinton
What boat ride at Disney World is famous for its repetitive and annoying music?
It's a Small World
What was the last state east of the Mississippi river to join the United States, in 1863?
West Virginia
What was the nickname of disease-spreading cook Mary Mallon?
Typhoid Mary
Name one of the two models of sports car currently manufactured by Chevy
Corvette or Camaro
What sorority's named can be spelled ΔΔΔ?
Delta Delta Delta
What TV show's theme song asks "Bad boys, bad boys / Whatcha gonna do?"
Cops
What notorious western outlaw was also known as William H. Bonney?
Billy the Kid
What is the term for forcing a landowner to sell their property to the government?
Eminent Domain
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Level 82
Jan 20, 2017
That was weird. I just got 8/20 and all 7 people who took it before me have a better score. Still I end up with 5/5 points?
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Level 79
Jan 20, 2017
The sports car question doesn't accept either choice individually - you have to enter both.
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Level 88
Jan 20, 2017
... in the right order, separated by 'or.'
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2017
Sorry about that. Fixed!
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Level 81
Jan 20, 2017
Also, couldn't just Little Caesar be acceptable - without the s at the end?
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2017
Probably not. Some people don't like it when the answer completes before they finish typing it. "Pittsburg" for example. So either way some people won't like like.
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Level 73
Apr 20, 2017
Still, forgetting the "s" doesn't mean you don't know the answer... And Pittsburg does work on every single quiz on this site, wether people like it or not. I think you should reconsider ! :)
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Level 65
Jan 20, 2017
Cops is still going, should be asks instead of asked.
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2017
Who knew? Changed the tense.
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Level 70
Apr 21, 2017
It might still be going but here in Australia they have shown the same year over and over again for years and they must be at least 15 years old now.
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Level 45
Jan 21, 2017
it doesnt really help that SLC type in still works
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Level ∞
Jan 21, 2017
Fixed.
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Level 55
Jan 21, 2017
would you accept snapper turtle?
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2017
Okay
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Level 62
Jan 21, 2017
Do you mean Name ONE of the two sports cars currently manufactured by Chevy. That question confused me for a bit. Also for the federal agencies question I just ended up guessing all of them FBI, CIA, DMV.
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2017
Yes, that question is now fixed.
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Level 80
Apr 20, 2017
DMV employees are far too talented, professional and proactive to waste on such trivial things as insider trading investigations.
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Level 72
Apr 20, 2017
I started typing secret service...
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Level 80
Jan 23, 2017
oops spelled "roe" as "row" :(
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Level 80
Mar 2, 2017
And I thought 'Pomp and Circumstance' was thoroughly British.
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Level 59
Apr 20, 2017
And the right answer is Last Night of the Proms!
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Level 37
Apr 20, 2017
Maybe YOU prom; We marched into the ceremony to Pomp & Circumstance at my GRADUATION!
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Level 61
Apr 20, 2017
emenent

emminent

emininent

imminent

imennint

(1 sec)

EMINENT!!

20/20

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Level 54
Apr 20, 2017
It's a good thing you've recently switched from US to UN countries, because otherwise I could point out that the United States government officially recognises the Conch Republic as an independent state: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conch_Republic#Invasions_of_1995
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2017
Too American-centric.
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Level 57
Apr 20, 2017
LOL, nice.
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Level 54
Apr 20, 2017
Could you accept Dominoes as an answer? I typed it in several times and it didn't work.
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2017
Ok
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Level 75
Apr 20, 2017
... and Billy the Kid's real name was Henry McCarty
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Level 78
Apr 26, 2018
True. That was his real name , but the thing that I find the most interesting/ironic is that he was born in New York City, but is known as a wild west outlaw.
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Level 59
Apr 21, 2017
I typed Rowe v Wade. I don't think that punctuation is usually a prerequisite.
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Level 76
Apr 21, 2017
It's Roe, not Rowe.
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Level ∞
Apr 21, 2017
"Row" will work now
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Level 37
Nov 29, 2017
WHY? - The name of the case is ROE v. WADE!!!