U.S. General Knowledge #34

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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Last updated: September 23, 2018
First submittedSeptember 18, 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
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?
What famous race is run at Churchill Downs?
Kentucky Derby
What was spilled by the Exxon Valdez when it ran aground in 1989?
What is the southernmost city in Florida?
Key West
Who is the crime dog?
What fictional detective wears a yellow trenchcoat and a radio-enabled watch?
Dick Tracy
What was the year that was four score and seven years before the Gettysburg address?
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?
What is either the name of a rock band led by Debbie Harry, or the first name
of Dagwood Bumstead's wife?
What was the first word that was said from the surface of the moon?
(Hint: it's the name of a city)
What is George W. Bush's full middle name?
What TV family had a dog named Astro?
The Jetsons
Level 86
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.
Level 71
Sep 18, 2018
I thought Yogi tried to steal pic-a-nic baskets
Level 85
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.
Level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
This has been fixed
Level 74
Sep 18, 2018
What's the story with the Scandinavians then? I was going for East Coast states and high population ones...
Level ∞
Sep 18, 2018
Poorly worded question. I changed it up a little so it's clearly we're looking for percentages.
Level 75
Sep 19, 2018
Fun fact: Daenerys Targaryen had a horse called silver
Level 68
Sep 19, 2018
Of course, "Here's Johnny" could also be Jack Torrence (Nicolson) in the "Shining".
Level 78
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".
Level 61
Sep 20, 2018
Tried sugar. Tried syrup. Then started on other possible ingredients, never did think of the full name.
Level 81
Jul 10, 2019
In another quiz where the answer was HFCS, sugar was accepted.
Level 57
Oct 7, 2018
Face palm...missed Miss Piggy, read too fast and saw "porcupine", I don't remember a porcupine muppet lol
Level 76
Oct 29, 2018
Which would be the most labour-intensive puppet ever made!
Level 87
Nov 26, 2018
Yet there was one, I don't think it had/has a name though
Level 68
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
Level 66
Nov 19, 2018
Although Jim Henson was American, he made the Muppet Show in England for a UK TV company - ATV.
Level 74
Nov 19, 2018
Too U.S.centric.
Level 59
Nov 19, 2018
Level 52
Nov 19, 2018
I was typing Scruff McGruff & Fred McGriff, neither were accepted.
Level 35
Nov 19, 2018
Watacama: That makes me laugh! Very funny!
Level 46
Nov 19, 2018
Scruff McGruff not accepted?
Level ∞
Nov 19, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Scruff McGruff is McGruff the Crime Dog's nephew.
Level 42
Nov 19, 2018
Why is Ms Piggy not an acceptable answer?
Level 71
Nov 20, 2018
She wasn't a second wave feminist.
Level 73
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.
Level 58
Nov 28, 2018
High fructose corn syrup is just as much sugar as sucrose. Sugar should count.