U.S. General Knowledge #24

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
Quiz by Quizmaster
Rate:
Last updated: August 25, 2017
First submittedAugust 22, 2017
Times taken8,545
Rating4.18
5:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 20 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Question
Answer
What U.S. territory did North Korea threaten to bomb in 2017?
Guam
What is the lowest and hottest valley in the United States?
Death Valley
Chicago is the most populous city on Lake Michigan. What is the second most populous?
Milwaukee
What was the first word of the Gettysburg Address?
Fourscore
What brand of jeans has a question mark as part of its logo?
Guess
What does the R stand for in NRA?
Rifle
The movie "Predator" featured two muscle-bound actors who would go on to become governor.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was one. Who was the other?
Jesse Ventura
What state capital is located on an isthmus between lakes Mendota and Monona?
Madison
Which two National Parks start with the letter Y?
Yellowstone
Yosemite
What company released a razor with 5 blades in response to Schick's "Quattro" razor?
Gillette
What TV station sponsors "Rock the Vote"?
MTV
Whose heart grew three sizes on Christmas Day?
The Grinch's
Who is the mayor of the town inhabited by Grimace and the Hamburglar?
Mayor McCheese
What is the last name of folk singers Arlo and Woody?
Guthrie
What former American politician has the middle name Danforth?
Dan Quayle
What company is the largest maker of greeting cards in the US?
Hallmark
If the President and the Vice President were to die, who would become President?
(The position, not the specific person)
Speaker of the
House
Which Little Rascal had a piece of hair that stuck straight up?
Alfalfa (Carl)
What two words did Donald Trump say to many an unfortunate sap on
the TV show "The Apprentice"?
You're Fired
+1
Level 73
Aug 22, 2017
The Quayle question took me forever, because Danforth was his middle name, not his first name.
+1
Level 77
Aug 22, 2017
True. But correct description wouldn't help me.
+1
Level 72
Aug 25, 2017
Please fix. It's James Danforth Quayle. But first or middle, he's the only prominent politician with the name Danforth.
+1
Level 78
Nov 9, 2018
Not exactly true. In his day John Danforth was a very powerful and respected Senator and was for a while US ambassador to the UN.
+5
Level ∞
Aug 25, 2017
I fixed it, but I have a hard time believing that anybody who knew this would have trouble getting the right answer.
+1
Level 79
Feb 2, 2020
If you had asked what was Dan Quayle's middle name, I would never have guessed it. But when I saw "Danforth", my brain instantly came up with Dan Quayle. I didn't even know that I knew/remembered his middle name.
+1
Level 82
Aug 22, 2017
You're fired. - isn't that three words? You - are - fired. Adding a contraction suddenly makes it one word? Didn't get it because I couldn't think of 2 words.
+1
Level 77
Aug 22, 2017
Yes, in English these contractions are considered one word. I don't know about other languages like French and Italian.
+2
Level 83
Aug 22, 2017
C'est ça.
+2
Level 77
Aug 23, 2017
Qu'est-ce que c'est? = What's this?

How many words???

+1
Level 44
May 11, 2020
There's also Spanish where de+el=del and a+el=al, both of those are inarguably one word.
+1
Level 56
Nov 4, 2020
According to Cambridge, contractions are indeed counted as the number of words they would be if they weren't contracted: https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/Images/248530-cambridge-english-proficiency-faqs.pdf
+1
Level 56
Nov 4, 2020
"Contracted words count as the number of words they would be if they were not contracted. For example,

isn’t, didn’t, I’m, I’ll

are counted as two words (replacing

is not, did not, I am, I will

). Where the contraction

replaces one word (e.g.

can’t

for

cannot

), it is counted as one word"

+1
Level 74
Aug 24, 2017
Lakes (with a capital L) Mendota and Monona. Pretty city.
+1
Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
Or without if using the noun to describe them and not a proper noun part of their names.
+1
Level 80
Nov 28, 2017
I don't believe that North Korea ever threatened to actually bomb Guam, did they? Didn't they just say they were going to test fire a missile that would land in the water somewhere near Guam?
+1
Level 83
Nov 28, 2017
Too cheesecentric... What about the other 49 states? Seriously It should be a television network not a a station regarding rock the vote.
+1
Level 76
Nov 28, 2017
I Put Mayor "Cheese." I forgot my Irish roots.
+2
Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
When the politicians we have to answer are an action movie star, a fake wrestler, Mayor McCheese and to make matters worse, Dan Quayle, you know you're in the ultimate American-centric quiz.
+1
Level 82
Jul 8, 2018
And poor Dan is the least guessed answer.
+1
Level 44
May 11, 2020
What former American politician does NOT have the middle name Fitzgerald?
+2
Level 66
Sep 16, 2020
Too Wisconsin-centric.