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U.S. General Knowledge #34

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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First submittedSeptember 18, 2018
Last updatedSeptember 23, 2018
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What cartoon character tries to steal picnic baskets?
Yogi Bear
Who did not shout "The British are Coming" on his midnight ride since his
mission depended on secrecy?
Paul Revere
In the U.S., what is the second ingredient in Coca-Cola?
High Fructose Corn
Syrup
Who created the New Deal?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What character from "The Muppets" is porcine?
Miss Piggy
Who has a horse named Silver?
The Lone Ranger
Which U.S. state has the highest percentage of people of Scandinavian descent?
Minnesota
What famous race is run at Churchill Downs?
Kentucky Derby
What was spilled by the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in 1989?
Oil
What is the southernmost city in Florida?
Key West
Who is the crime dog?
McGruff
What comic strip detective is notable for wearing a yellow trench coat?
Dick Tracy
What was the year that was four score and seven years before the Gettysburg address?
1776
What is sometimes called a "pigskin" despite being made of cowhide?
a Football
In the phrase "Heeeere's Johnny", who is Johnny?
Johnny Carson
What do you get for passing Go in Monopoly?
$200
What is either the name of a rock band led by Debbie Harry, or the first name
of Dagwood Bumstead's wife?
Blondie
What was the first word that was said from the surface of the moon?
(Hint: it's the name of a city)
Houston
What is George W. Bush's full middle name?
Walker
What TV family had a dog named Astro?
The Jetsons
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level 83
Sep 18, 2018
Heh, I almost blanked on the crime dog, but luckily the next clue mentioned a trench coat, and the juxtaposition worked to bring the image up.
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level 70
Sep 18, 2018
I thought Yogi tried to steal pic-a-nic baskets
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level 83
Sep 18, 2018
That detective in the yellow trenchcoat comes from a comic strip, not a comic book. It may seem like semantics, but it's an important distinction to make in the clue.
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
This has been fixed
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level 72
Sep 18, 2018
What's the story with the Scandinavians then? I was going for East Coast states and high population ones...
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level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Poorly worded question. I changed it up a little so it's clearly we're looking for percentages.
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level 73
Sep 19, 2018
Fun fact: Daenerys Targaryen had a horse called silver
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level 68
Sep 19, 2018
Of course, "Here's Johnny" could also be Jack Torrence (Nicolson) in the "Shining".
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level 76
Nov 19, 2018
Nicholson's character was repeating Ed McMahon's iconic nightly intro for Johnny Carson on the Tonight Show. BTW, Carson once sued a porta-potty maker for naming his johns "Here's Johnny".
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level 60
Sep 20, 2018
Tried sugar. Tried syrup. Then started on other possible ingredients, never did think of the full name.
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level 78
Jul 10, 2019
In another quiz where the answer was HFCS, sugar was accepted.
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level 56
Oct 7, 2018
Face palm...missed Miss Piggy, read too fast and saw "porcupine", I don't remember a porcupine muppet lol
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level 75
Oct 29, 2018
Which would be the most labour-intensive puppet ever made!
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level 85
Nov 26, 2018
Yet there was one, I don't think it had/has a name though
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level 66
Nov 8, 2018
Thanks, now I don't feel so bad. I got 19/20 but never really watched much of the Muppets and could not think of a porcupine either LOL
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level 65
Nov 19, 2018
Although Jim Henson was American, he made the Muppet Show in England for a UK TV company - ATV.
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level 72
Nov 19, 2018
Too U.S.centric.
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level 57
Nov 19, 2018
LOL
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level 51
Nov 19, 2018
I was typing Scruff McGruff & Fred McGriff, neither were accepted.
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level 35
Nov 19, 2018
Watacama: That makes me laugh! Very funny!
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level 46
Nov 19, 2018
Scruff McGruff not accepted?
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level ∞
Nov 19, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Scruff McGruff is McGruff the Crime Dog's nephew.
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level 42
Nov 19, 2018
Why is Ms Piggy not an acceptable answer?
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level 67
Nov 20, 2018
She wasn't a second wave feminist.
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level 72
Nov 21, 2018
i'm thinking, man this is way too us centred. and then checked the title again. and then felt less bad about my score.
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level 57
Nov 28, 2018
High fructose corn syrup is just as much sugar as sucrose. Sugar should count.
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