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U.S. General Knowledge #22

Can you answer these random questions with an American focus?
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What city did Paul Revere live in?
Boston
What cereal box mascot resembles Count Dracula?
Count Chocula
In what state would you find the islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard?
Massachusetts
What profession requires a DDS degree?
Dentistry
What brand of chocolates includes an "affirmation" on the inside of the wrapper?
Dove
What movie was named for a city in North Dakota, even though most
of it took place in Minnesota?
Fargo
What is the word for a crime that is less serious than a felony?
Misdemeanor
What figurative "war" has the U.S. government been fighting, and mostly losing, since 1971?
The War on Drugs
What U.S. government agency is tasked with responding to natural disasters?
FEMA
What TV show starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty?
The Golden Girls
What city was home to the Flamingo, Tropicana, and Sahara hotels?
Las Vegas
Who starred in the TV show "Happy Days" and later went on to direct films such as "Apollo 13"?
Ron Howard
What type of gasoline, blamed for lowering IQs, was banned in the U.S. in 1996?
Leaded
What word can refer to a weapon or a party leader in Congress?
Whip
Who was the only President never to be elected as President or Vice President?
Gerald Ford
In street lingo, what do the initials "OG" stand for?
Original Gangster
Who was the daughter of fast food tycoon Dave Thomas?
Wendy Thomas
What city plays host to the Mummers Parade on New Year's Day?
Philadelphia
What was the nickname of the "Strategic Defense Initiative", Reagan's proposed
space-based missile defense system?
Star Wars
What convicted killer was a boxing promoter for Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson?
Don King
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Level 64
May 24, 2017
I could have sworn that Paul Revere lived in well... Revere...
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Level 81
May 25, 2017
Could "lead" be accepted for "leaded"?
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Level ∞
May 25, 2017
Yes
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Level 75
May 29, 2017
pls accept misdemeanour too - you're hurting us Brits!!
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Level ∞
May 30, 2017
Ok
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Level 59
Jul 19, 2017
Tried Dental and was confused for a second when that wasn't accepted.
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Level 84
Aug 23, 2017
Never heard of a Mummer Parade before... but not so hard to guess major American cities.
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Level 76
Aug 23, 2017
I knew that one because the parade was broadcast on TV when I was growing up, along with the Rose Parade. I'd never heard of the chocolate one but as you say, there are only so many possibilities.
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Level 82
Aug 24, 2017
Love that Philly is allowed for the answer. I lived in downtown Philly, and the parade was a block from my apartment.
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Level 55
May 14, 2022
From Wikipedia: “The parade traces back to mid-17th-century roots, blending elements from Swedish, Finnish, Irish, English, German, and other European heritages, as well as African heritage.[4][5] The parade is related to the Mummers Play tradition from Britain and Ireland.[6] Revivals of this tradition are still celebrated annually in South Gloucestershire, England on Boxing Day along with other locations in England and in parts of Ireland on St. Stephen's Day and also in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador around Christmas.” Some sources say New Orleans’ Mardi Gras comes from the same roots.
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Level 68
Sep 7, 2022
Tons of fun -- In the purest of Philadelphia spirit, parade goers come out to throw snowballs packed around AA batteries, boo viciously at small children, and inhale Cheese Whiz until they black out.
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Level 87
Aug 1, 2018
Would you please accept Opie Cunningham for Ron Howard??
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Level 91
Jul 10, 2019
I've seen Dove chocolate but it's always a little jarring because I've seen Dove soap a lot more often.
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Level 67
Dec 15, 2020
Their chocolate tastes a little better.
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Level 83
Sep 6, 2021
Only a little.
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Level 80
Sep 4, 2022
You can be a dentist with a DMD degree.
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Level 61
Jan 19, 2023
Do Americans have soap flavoured chocolate?
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Level 73
Jan 19, 2023
Nah, two different Doves. The Dove chocolate brand is known as Galaxy outside of the US.
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Level 23
Jan 19, 2023
You don't?
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Level 68
Jan 19, 2023
Can Joe Biden also be accepted for unelected presidents :)
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Level 65
Jan 19, 2023
Let us please keep politics off this site.
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Level 88
Jan 21, 2023
Hard to do when we have political quizzes.
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Level 54
Jan 20, 2023
No? That's not even factually true; he was elected as vice president under Obama then elected again as president.