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U.S. General Knowledge #19

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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First submittedMarch 2, 2017
Last updatedMarch 2, 2017
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What type of animal is a “Cottontail”?
Rabbit
What member of the Bush family was governor of Florida?
Jeb
Which U.S. state was visited by explorer Vitus Bering in 1741?
Alaska
What was the name of the coffee shop in the TV show "Friends"?
Central Perk
What city in New Jersey inspired many of the place names on the Monopoly board game?
Atlantic City
On what game show might a contestant have said "One dollar, Bob"?
The Price is Right
What exploded due to a faulty o-ring seal in 1986?
Space Shuttle Challenger
Near what city is the U.S. Air Force academy located?
Colorado Springs
What endangered bird has the largest wingspan of any in North America?
California Condor
What soft drink brand has released strange flavors including “Code Red”,
“Pitch Black”, and “White Out”?
Mountain Dew
What religious society founded many colleges including Gonzaga and Loyola Marymount?
The Jesuits
What name comes next in this sequence: George, John, Thomas, ... ?
James
What TV network originally aired "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead"?
AMC
What city is just across the border from Juarez, Mexico?
El Paso
Who pardoned Richard Nixon?
Gerald Ford
In what industry can a person win a "CLIO" award?
Advertising
Whose “Rules of Order” are commonly used to run meetings in the United States?
Henry Martyn Robert’s
What beverage is for “closers” in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross”?
Coffee
What lake in Oregon is the deepest in the United States?
Crater Lake
What is the name of New York City’s premier symphony?
New York Philharmonic
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level 80
Mar 2, 2017
I like the "George, John, Thomas, " question. :-)
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level 76
Mar 3, 2017
Me too! Before I got it, I was thinking, 'there was no Thomas in the Beatles!'
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level 70
Mar 3, 2017
Even after seeing the answer I still didn't get it until I Googled it. My brain didn't go in that direction at all.
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level 70
Jun 3, 2017
Supreme Court chief justices?
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level 79
Jun 3, 2017
My first thought went to English kings, until I found out there is no King Thomas.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
John Thomas is something else according to Monty Python.
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level 73
Mar 3, 2017
Is symphony the same as symphony orchestra in US?
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level 59
Jun 3, 2017
Yes. We have to shorten everything, y'know.
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level 53
Jun 3, 2017
I got 3. I'd be interested to see what score those outside north America achieve.
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level 62
Jun 4, 2017
I got 5. From New Zealand.
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level 50
Jun 4, 2017
I got 2, I'm in Ireland. Although I did know the challenger one but couldn't remember the name of the ship, I tried discovery, explorer, endeavour etc etc. Everything except challenger!
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level 38
Jun 5, 2017
Vitus Bering could not have visited the STATE of Alaska in 1741 as Alaska did not become a state until 1959... the only reason we get it is because I presume, the Bering Straight was named after him.
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level 79
Jun 5, 2017
Stop being pedantic. It's the third most answered question at 77%. I imagine that number would not change if the question was rewritten to read. "What future state...."
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level 67
Jun 6, 2017
It would be a better question though!
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
You put down a future state of enlightenment for all who will eventually read your comment.
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level 75
Jun 6, 2017
Should accept John for Jeb Bush. John Ellis Bush. JEB. What a dope.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
George Oscar Bush.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
Bluth, not Bush. My bad.
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level 46
Jun 27, 2017
Can we all take just a moment to appreciate Quizmaster's absolute dedication to "Glengarry Glen Ross"?
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
Go to lunch.
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level 72
Apr 18, 2019
I was going to comment on the general underappreciation of Glengarry. For a movie with some famously quoted scenes, it's taken in very little total revenue.
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level 65
Apr 1, 2019
Jeb should be changed to Jeb! in order to honor his campaign and subsequent memes spawned by said campaign.