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U.S. General Knowledge #22

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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First submittedMay 23, 2017
Last updatedMay 30, 2017
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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 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 neighborhood is known as "Tinseltown"?
Hollywood
Who was the only President never to be elected as President or Vice President?
Gerald Ford
What flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is named after the lead singer of the Grateful Dead?
Cherry Garcia
What "30 Rock" actor has also parodied Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live"?
Alec Baldwin
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 brand of chocolates includes an "affirmation" on the inside of the wrapper?
Dove
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level 73
May 24, 2017
the wording of the Mummers question is a bit jacked up.
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May 24, 2017
Fixed
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level 60
May 24, 2017
I could have sworn that Paul Revere lived in well... Revere...
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level 76
May 25, 2017
Could "lead" be accepted for "leaded"?
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May 25, 2017
Yes
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level 72
May 29, 2017
pls accept misdemeanour too - you're hurting us Brits!!
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May 30, 2017
Ok
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level 60
Jul 19, 2017
Tried Dental and was confused for a second when that wasn't accepted.
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level 77
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 68
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 72
Aug 1, 2018
Would you please accept Opie Cunningham for Ron Howard??
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level 78
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.