U.S. General Knowledge #29

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What is the best-selling brand of crayons in the United States?
Crayola
What breed of dog is Snoopy?
Beagle
Who founded CNN?
Ted Turner
What TV show asked the question "Who shot J.R.?"
Dallas
What company refers to its army of minimum-wage employees as "sandwich artists"?
Subway
Who impersonated Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live"?
Tina Fey
What is the capital of New Jersey?
Trenton
What child actress was voted the top box office draw in the U.S. for
five straight years in the 1930s?
Shirley Temple
What Native America tribe was Geronimo a part of?
Chiricahua Apache
What department store sponsors New York's Thanksgiving Day parade?
Macy's
What University's athletes are called the Fighting Irish?
Notre Dame
Which U.S. state did Bill Clinton govern?
Arkansas
What is the octane rating of regular American gasoline?
87
In what city would you find the intersection of Haight and Ashbury?
San Francisco
What celebrity chef says "Bam"?
Emeril Lagasse
Two African-Americans have served on the Supreme Court. Name either.
Thurgood Marshall or
Clarence Thomas
What family lived next door to the Simpsons?
The Flanders
What type of hat was famously worn by Jackie Kennedy?
Pill Box
What metals are American pennies made from?
97.5% Zinc
2.5% Copper
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Level 72
Jun 16, 2018
Interestingly, the lower octane rating of American gasoline can be explained by a different measurement method compared for example with Europe. The gasoline quality should be the same.
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Level 80
Jun 16, 2018
Regular in Colorado is 85. (https://www.denverpost.com/2006/10/16/some-knock-states-lower-octane-levels/) The same goes for Utah (https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=3447487)
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Level 78
Jun 17, 2018
Come back, zinc. Come back!
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Level 70
Aug 27, 2018
Thank goodness I still live in a world of telephones, car batteries, handguns, and many things made of zinc.
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Level 75
Jun 22, 2018
Elzar
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Level 54
Jul 23, 2018
Give the whole thing a good blast from your spice weasel
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Level 52
Jul 25, 2018
BAM! *squeak*
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Level 82
Jun 22, 2018
Interesting the discrepancy between the % correct with the two metals in the penny.
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2018
Any more, and the value of the copper itself would probably be more than a penny!
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2018
Well, pennies may only be 2.5% copper anymore, but that 2.5% covers the entire outside, and shares a name with the color of pennies. So it's not terribly surprising to me.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2018
Just for fun: did you know that for one year (1943), copper was not used in pennies? That year they made them out of steel instead.
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Level 69
Jul 23, 2018
1943 and 1942. There were two years of steel penny.
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Level 65
Jul 23, 2018
Supreme court
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Level 50
Jul 23, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2018
Fixed the spelling error
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
Challenge question: which family (for one episode) lived across the street from the Simpsons?
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Level 68
Jul 23, 2018
Bush?
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Level 60
Jul 23, 2018
ford?
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Level 82
Jul 23, 2018
Both George HW moved in at the start. Homer and him had a Dennis the Menace/Mr Wilson type relationship and by the end of the show the Bushes moved away and the Fords moved in. I may be off a little bit with the exact words but when Gerald introduces himself to Homer. He say's "Homer do you like to watch football and drink beer?" to which Homer replies, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship".
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
lol I had forgotten about Gerald Ford.

Here's the line (don't forget to read Ford in an slow, monotone voice):

Gerald Ford: Say, Homer, do you like football?
Homer: Do I ever!
Gerald Ford: Do you like nachos?
Homer: Yes, Mr. Ford.
Gerald Ford: Well, why don't you come over and watch the game and we'll have nachos, and then some beer.
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Level 79
Jul 23, 2018
Jaimie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey, Anthony Bourdain, Paula Dean... why do we need so many celebrity chefs?
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
Guy Fieri, Bobby Flay . . . the list goes on and on.
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Level 60
Jul 24, 2018
Because there is no way just one chef could do all of the cookware endorsements.
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Level 58
Jul 23, 2018
Not all Subways pay workers minimum wage, and the company no longer refers to workers as "sandwich artists"
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Level 44
Jul 23, 2018
Hey Quizmaster, I think the Simpson's question should ask: Who lives next doors to the Simpsons, considering the Flanders still live there.
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Level 67
Jul 23, 2018
Surprised no one has made the obligatory "Too U.S.-centric" comment on this quiz yet.
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Level 81
Jul 23, 2018
No way! Beagles are originally from the U.K. This quiz is not U.S.-centric enough!
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Level 55
Aug 1, 2018
Since their last name is Flanders (with an s) the answer box should be "The Flanderses" or "The Flanders family" for proper pluralization and clarity. ;-)
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Level 60
Jun 8, 2019
I'd be interested in the percentages of who said Thurgood Marshall as opposed to Clarence Thomas.