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U.S. General Knowledge #21

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What is the main ingredient in Cheerios cereal?
What two companies sell the most AA batteries in the United States?
What comes between freshman and junior?
What is the most populous U.S. city north of Anchorage?
What city is served by Dulles and Reagan airports?
What TV series featured futuristic technology such as replicators, disruptors, and transporters?
What name, starting with E, was the most popular name for American baby girls born
between 1996 and 2007?
What is the term for a western movie directed by an Italian director?
Spaghetti Western
What word means "opening" in French, but means "main course" in the United States?
What was the last name of brothers Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan who
fought in the shootout at the O.K. Corral?
What much-loathed company is the largest seller of concert tickets in the United States?
What prestigious university is located in Evanston, Illinois?
What country did Ronald Reagan call "The Evil Empire"?
In what New York neighborhood could you witness Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?
Coney Island
What topping should never be put on a Chicago-style hot dog
(unless you are under the age of 17)?
What is the term for a publication, such as the National Enquirer, that publishes
salacious and often untrue "news"?
What was the last name of Hungarian-American actresses Eva, Magda, and Zsa Zsa?
Name one of the two people to host "The Price is Right"?
What did FAO Schwarz sell?
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I don't think "tabloid" is a term unique to the US.
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May 11, 2017
(72)
I would have said tabloids are british.
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May 11, 2017
But the National Enquirer is American.
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May 11, 2017
(47)
When I was typing in for National Enquirer I thought about "yellow journalism" and "senationalist," I missed 'tabloid' because not many people I know use that term.
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May 11, 2017
(54)
I second "yellow journalism"
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Aug 9, 2017
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Can 'tomato sauce' be an option for ketchup? No one really says ketchup in Australia.
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May 12, 2017
Okay
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May 12, 2017
(55)
but this is a US general knowledge quiz. Saying that ketchup should never be put on a hot dog is common. In the US, tomato sauce would never refer to ketchup. It would almost always refer to marinara, or similar, sauce.
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Aug 9, 2017
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Also. This is incorrect. Ketchup is just fine- and I cannot figure out for the life of me when people got snobby about what goes best with a hot dog. It's effectively garbage. Put whatever you want on it.
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Aug 9, 2017
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The clue says "Chicago-style hot dog." I have lived in Chicago for five years, and I can tell you that every single time I request ketchup on my hot dog (which is whenever I order one), someone rolls their eyes or makes a comment. It is absolutely taboo to put ketchup on a hot dog in Chicago.
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Aug 9, 2017
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Yes, hot dogs are essentially garbage and incredibly unhealthy. However, it is a crime against nature to put ketchup on any hot dog, anywhere, not just in Chicago. No excuses for children either. Try asking for ketchup at Nathan's on Coney Island and see what happens.
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Aug 9, 2017
(73)
I didn't even think to try that for the girl's name. Just assumed that it was something off the wall like Estaphine or Embermyla or whatever the kids are being named these days.
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May 12, 2017
(71)
Had to take a handful of guesses to get the girls "E name" but eventually got it. I was surprised it wasn't Erin...
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May 12, 2017
(64)
20/20, and very happy to see my alma mater on a quiz!
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May 17, 2017
(50)
A lot more people have hosted The Price is Right than just Barker and Carey. Bill Cullen hosted for almost a decade in the 50s and 60s, and there were three different nighttime hosts in the 70s and 80s.
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Aug 9, 2017
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Tabloid is a term for the size/shape of a newspaper, not the type of journalism found in the National Enquirer, etc. Bill Cullen was the original host of The Price is Right, plus Tom Kennedy did a night time version, as did Dennis James, and there was a short-lived version with Doug Davidson.
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Aug 9, 2017
(56)
Tabloid is absolutely used to describe the type of journalism and not just the format.
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Aug 10, 2017
(36)
is it too much to ask to accept "Russia" as well as Soviet Union?
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Aug 9, 2017
(44)
Agreed!
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Aug 9, 2017
(66)
Yes. Russia didn't exist when Reagan was president. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics did. Hence USSR but not Russia.
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Aug 9, 2017
(56)
Russia did exist, but not as an independent country - instead it was the RSFSR
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Aug 10, 2017
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Russia has been around for over a thousand years. They re-established in 1991 when the USSR dissolved.
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Aug 10, 2017
(70)
When Reagan was president the names Russia, USSR, and Soviet Union were all used interchangeably.
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Aug 11, 2017
(60)
I believe that the actual company for the energizer is Everready. They also market AA batteries under other names as well.
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Aug 10, 2017
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