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U.S. General Knowledge #33

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
Last updated: September 18, 2018
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In what city would you find the headquarters of the Coca-Cola corporation?
Atlanta
What restaurant chain has the most locations in the U.S.?
Subway
What TV show featured old-looking teenagers who hung out at a diner
named the "Peach Pit"?
Beverly Hills, 90210
According to legend, what type of tree did George Washington chop down?
a Cherry Tree
According to television advertising, what kid's beverage is better than
OJ, Cola, and "The Purple Stuff"?
SunnyD
What is Magic Johnson's real first name?
Earvin
What state capital is also home to the U.S. Naval Academy?
Annapolis
Who appears on the front of the $2 bill?
Thomas Jefferson
What award is the musical theater equivalent of an Oscar?
a Tony
What agency protects the U.S. President?
Secret Service
What was Mr. Rogers's first name?
Fred
Who was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in 1968?
Robert F. Kennedy
What "cursed" blue diamond can be found at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum?
The Hope Diamond
What "Saturday Night Live" cast member went on to become a Senator
from the state of Minnesota?
Al Franken
Which state consumes the most Spam per capita?
Hawaii
What Massachusetts village was the setting of Arthur Miller's play "The Crucible"?
Salem
What is hominy made from?
Corn Kernels
What city's lesser-known nicknames include "Hockeytown", "Rock City",
and "The Arsenal of Democracy"?
Detroit
How many points does a Yahtzee score?
50
What ship supposedly landed on Plymouth Rock in 1620?
The Mayflower
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level 80
Sep 10, 2018
Mister Rogers isn't one of those have-a-D-in-the-middle-of-his-last-name types.
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level 82
Sep 10, 2018
I tried Aaron
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level 67
Sep 12, 2018
Better than Ginger.
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level 74
Oct 4, 2018
Or Jolly.
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level 57
Oct 4, 2018
I don't normally bother with US quizzes since I don't know many of the answers. 3/20 this time is better than my average. But I was annoyed that answering Roy to the Rogers question was deemed wrong. What a stupid question! There must be scores of "right" answers like mine.
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level 57
Oct 4, 2018
There is only one right answer. Yes, technically, Roy Roger is a "Mr. Rogers," but he did not go by that professionally. People do not generally say "Mr. Clooney" or "Mr. Hanks" or "Mr. DiCaprio." The man in question was famous as "Mr. Rogers." The whole reason it's even a question is because he was so ubiquitously called "Mr. Rogers" that many people, despite being very familiar with the man, do not know his first name.
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level 73
Sep 10, 2018
The only known time when Fred Rogers spelled his last name with a D was after his arrest for drunk and disorderly conduct, when he was caught climbing a monument in Gettysburg completely nude.
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Fixed
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level 68
Sep 17, 2018
Please accept Bobby Kennedy.
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Okay. In the future you can save time by only typing last names.
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level 66
Sep 24, 2018
Didn't work for Mr Rogers
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level 77
Oct 1, 2018
*How many points does a players FIRST yahtzee score. Subsequent yahtzees score 100 points each.
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level ∞
Oct 1, 2018
One extra credit point for you.
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level 77
Oct 4, 2018
Works for me! ;) Incidentally, my personal best game of Yahtzee was a 624, with four Yahtzees!
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level 65
Oct 4, 2018
I'm not sure I get the Yahtzee to America connection, at least not in this quiz. What is it tied to?
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level 74
Oct 4, 2018
It was invented by a Canadian on his yacht, and Canada is connected to the US. There's your connection. (Seriously, I have no idea why it's on this quiz.)
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level 47
Oct 4, 2018
well, Canada prefers American grammar, They watch American TV, they read American Books and Magazines because they pretty much are America. THERE is your connection. 😊
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level 75
Oct 4, 2018
So what is supposed about the Mayflower landing? The date or the place?
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level 72
Oct 4, 2018
The place, I believe, but I could be wrong.
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level 65
Oct 4, 2018
The place. The Pilgrims themselves made no mention of the rock, and we don't have any record referring to it as their landing place until over 120 years after they landed.
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level 74
Oct 4, 2018
I tried many spellings of Johnson's first name before I finally hit on one that worked, and even that wasn't the correct one. I don't think I ever saw it in print, only heard it on TV.
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level 73
Oct 4, 2018
Irvin and Irving and some other variations apparently not close enough to "Earvin"... whatever that is.
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level 57
Oct 4, 2018
Is Hawaii famous for its spam consumption? I suppose I should have thought of it. I know Polynesian countries have high obesity rates in part because they are so dependent on highly processed food, so the answer made sense when I saw it, but I've never heard or read anything specifically about Hawaii and Spam.
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level 64
Oct 4, 2018
I only got Hawaii because I tried Hawaiian Punch for the Sunny D question.
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level 49
Oct 5, 2018
Because I got this one right immediately I decided to tell you why I knew.... but I just can't think of why. I know it has recently become a favorite westernized style of sushi (or pseudo-sushi), and it is used liberally at some types of Asian restaurants, but I can't say why I knew it was Hawaii.