U.S. General Knowledge #27

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What city is considered to be America's country music capital?
Nashville
What sporting event is held in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day?
The Rose Bowl
In what state would you find Hot Springs National Park?
Arkansas
Which deadly sin is one most likely to commit on Thanksgiving?
Gluttony
Who said "I pity the fool"?
Mr. T
What is either a tall tale or something you can order at Burger King?
a Whopper
What can't the government do in your house due to the Third Amendment?
Quarter Troops
What flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is named after a member of "The Grateful Dead"?
Cherry Garcia
What 1960s TV show was eerily similar to "The Munsters"?
The Addams Family
East of the Mississippi, they start with W. West of the Mississippi they start with K.
What are they?
Radio Call Signs
What company has the largest market share in the American baby food market?
Gerber
What does HBO stand for?
Home Box Office
Among U.S. Presidents, who was the oldest at the start of his first term?
Donald Trump
What fictional winter holiday involves a steel pole, airing of grievances, and feats of strength?
Festivus
What TV show starred Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker?
Sex and the City
What was the profession of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth?
Actor
What musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, won eleven awards at the 2016 Tonys?
Hamilton
You'll find 5 in Los Angeles, 95 in Boston, and 70 in Denver. What are they?
Interstate Highways
What two words were added to the US Pledge of Allegiance in 1954?
Under God
What was the name of the tanker that spilled oil in Prince William Sound in 1989?
Exxon Valdez
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Level 83
Nov 12, 2017
I don't believe that "Gerber" is an official Jetpunk country.
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Level 62
Nov 12, 2017
What do you mean? Everyone knows the Democratic Union of the Gerber States!
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
Fixed
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Level 76
Jan 29, 2018
Gerber is in Europe not Asia.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
The alternate spellings Görber and Goerber should be accepted.
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Level 64
Jan 28, 2018
Thank you for the giggle - I needed that today.
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Level 67
Nov 12, 2017
Lin-Manuel Miranda also wrote In The Heights...
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
Changed to "most famous musical".
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Level 72
Nov 12, 2017
But in the process, you mangled the grammar, I am sorry to report :-/
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Level ∞
Nov 13, 2017
Grr... Fixed now
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Level 80
Nov 12, 2017
How about Clubber Lang for "I pity the fool"?
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
Okay
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Level 49
Nov 13, 2017
Who is Clubbers Lane?
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Level 70
Dec 14, 2017
If only there was a website...
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2017
4 out of 20. By far the worst I've done on any of these quizzes I think...
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Level 69
Nov 13, 2017
Tough for a Brit. Though interesting none the less. I didn't know any of the answers I missed when I saw them mind.
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Level 85
Nov 14, 2017
I suggest some more liberal allowance for Quarter Troops. I typed "take quarter," gave up on that line of thinking when it didn't take
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Level 62
Jan 16, 2018
I tried quarter soldiers....figured that would be enough...
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Level 79
Jan 28, 2018
That worked for me.
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Level 70
Jan 28, 2018
Seconded. I couldn't come up with "quarter" and spent minutes trying "board" and other synonyms with soldiers, military, fighters, et cetera.
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Level 68
Jan 28, 2018
Sloth perhaps competes with gluttony on Thanksgiving.
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Level 61
Jan 28, 2018
except for women, when it is just more work, like most holidays.
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Level 49
Jan 28, 2018
I agree with you that Sloth doesn't describe a busy day like Thanksgiving but let's not put down a whole gender because one guy was misinformed. My husband and my father before him were always just as busy on Thanksgiving as anyone else. : )
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
I thought men just watched football and shot deer on Thanksgiving.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
I mean sit around in a tree stand or wander around in the woods with a gun then bore people with deer stories. Sorry about that. Fixed.
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2018
Did not know the radio call station call sign question. Very interesting. Something to which I've long been exposed and never thought about. Now to learn why the signs are set that way...
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Level 79
Jan 28, 2018
There are a few exceptions because the dividing line was moved further west at one point, and ship radios are the opposite, those off the east coast have K letters, and those off the west coast have W.
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Level 74
Jan 28, 2018
TV call letters also follow that rule.
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Level 79
Jan 28, 2018
I thought the LA, Boston, and Denver clue was clever. Stumped me for a minute. Nice quiz.
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Level 54
Jan 28, 2018
I thought it was Dunkin Donuts. You would too if you've been to Boston or New England in general.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
I thought that, but the route numbers kicked into my brain. Realistically, there must be 95,000 Dunkin Donuts locations in Boston.
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Level 56
Jan 28, 2018
I like the interstate riddle, but it's technically incorrect. Interstate 95 is not in Boston, just it's suburbs. You could use 90 or 93, however.
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Level 72
Jan 28, 2018
"quarter troops"? I put "station troops", "troops", and not accepted. Harrumph.
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Level 60
Feb 19, 2018
I tried quarter, too. Didn't work. Tried sleep, stay, live, crash...nope. Seems picky to insist on "troops" being included when so many other answers auto-complete.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
No Soldier shall, in time of peace crash on the couch in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
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Level 65
Jan 28, 2018
Festivus for the rest of us!
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Level 68
Jan 29, 2018
According to the Wikipedia entry Festivus isn't a "fictional holiday"
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Level 37
Jan 29, 2018
Quarter soldiers is the same as quartering troops. Geez
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Level 60
Jan 29, 2018
You need to also accept Lawrence Tureaud for Mr. T. That's his name.
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Level 82
Aug 8, 2018
You should accept that you actually know he is always known as Mr. T and that typing "mrt" is easier and accept giving it a rest.
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Level 67
May 6, 2020
Perhaps accept "billet troops" along with "quarter troops", just a suggestion.