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U.S. General Knowledge #28

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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First submittedFebruary 25, 2018
Last updatedFebruary 24, 2018
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Who lived at a plantation named Monticello?
Thomas Jefferson
Who are also known as the Bronx Bombers?
New York Yankees
What CIA boss became Vice President in 1981?
George H. W. Bush
What was the largest chain of video rental stores in the United States in the 1990s?
Blockbuster
What fictional character mocked his daughter's vegetarianism, saying
"you don't make friends with salad"?
Homer Simpson
Which two states have had multiple governors convicted of corruption
by the federal government?
Illinois
Louisiana
Who is often credited with inventing peanut butter (but didn't)?
George Washington
Carver
What TV show had a character that was played by both Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen?
Full House
It's 1996. A dance craze is sweeping America. What is it?
The Macarena
What predecessor to jazz music was exemplefied by Scott Joplin's song "The Entertainer"?
Ragtime
What company makes Viagra?
Pfizer
Who founded Standard Oil and was the first person to be worth one billion dollars?
John D. Rockefeller
On the TV show "Mork & Mindy", who played Mork?
Robin Williams
Who, as of 2018, has hosted 23 seasons of "America's Next Top Model"?
Tyra Banks
What horse won the 1973 Triple Crown?
Secretariat
What company was nicknamed Ma Bell before it broke apart into several "Baby Bells"?
AT&T
What can you buy on the TV show "Wheel of Fortune"?
a Vowel
What is the least populated borough of New York City?
Staten Island
What hurricane devastated south Florida in 1992?
Andrew
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level 71
Feb 27, 2018
Fortunately, I had enough time left where I could just start naming all of the states to get the other corruption one!
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level 73
Mar 9, 2018
I knew Illinois right off the bat (I live here...it's a running joke). But the other one I just went down the list alphabetically. Though once I got to the right answer I was like 95% confident that I knew it just before typing it.
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level 60
May 22, 2018
I also knew Illinois right away then started to think of states I've heard of in political news, even if only vaguely. I ended up getting it, but it probably would have taken less time to just list off all the states.
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level 67
Mar 4, 2018
Interesting, but tough for a Brit.
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level 59
May 21, 2018
Question on Monticello should be more specific. What about Sally Hemmings?
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level 49
May 21, 2018
Stop it. You know what answer is intended.
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level 63
May 21, 2018
The early award for most pedantic statement goes to GalileoS. Come collect your prize which this week is a solid slap to the back of your head and an autographed copy of Neil deGrasse Tyson's latest book "Nobody Asked but I'm Going to Point it out Anyway".
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level 67
May 21, 2018
Might be more pointed if you'd answered "slaves."
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level 38
Jun 27, 2019
Clearly everyone knows what it means (or just don't know the answer)
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level 38
Jun 27, 2019
Illinois government is the absolute worst.