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U.S. General Knowledge #36

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
Last updated: January 28, 2019
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What is the only U.S. state whose name starts with the letter G?
Georgia
What "football" does the President always have near him?
Nuclear Football
What country is Melania Trump from originally?
Slovenia
Who is the mayor of McDonaldland?
Mayor McCheese
What does the Herman Miller company make?
Furniture
What is the capital of South Dakota? (Hint: It's a common French first name)
Pierre
What diminutive sex advice columnist was trained as a sniper by Israeli militants?
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
The state of Kansas has been called "flatter than a pancake", but according to
researchers it is only the 7th flattest state. Which state is the flattest?
Florida
What is the official language of the United States?
There isn't one
What Greek word, meaning "I have found it", is the state motto of California?
Eureka
What scandal caused Richard Nixon to resign from office?
Watergate
What kind of bar is decorated in a Polynesian style and might serve its
cocktails with decorative umbrellas?
Tiki Bar
Who became, in the late 1990s, the most notorious White House intern in history?
Monica Lewinsky
What brand is the quicker picker-upper?
Bounty
In political cartoons, what animal represents the Democratic Party?
Donkey
Which one of the Muppets was culinary and Nordic?
The Swedish Chef
What company owns Sam's Club?
Walmart
What popular water log ride at Disneyworld features a steep drop at the end?
Splash Mountain
What tiny Carribean island nation did the U.S. invade in 1983?
Grenada
What animal is the NBC logo supposed to be?
Peacock
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level 78
Jan 27, 2019
Dr. Ruth could tell you there are not that many i's in "diminutive".
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level ∞
Jan 28, 2019
She's 90 years old so I'm not so sure, lol.
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level 70
Feb 4, 2019
She's still sharp as a tack, actually!
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level 72
Feb 21, 2019
Does she know there are two "b"s in Caribbean, and one "r"?
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level 68
Jan 28, 2019
Didn't know the Miller answer, tried "beer".
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level 68
Jan 28, 2019
Please, accept Yugoslavia for 3rd question.
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level 38
Jan 28, 2019
I guess it was Yugoslavia at Quizzers instructions weren't explicit thus, I agree,Yugoslavia should be accepted.
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level 74
Feb 4, 2019
Ugh, the official language question is irritating. I knew the answer but still got it wrong. I tried "there is no official language" and "trick question" and then just moved on without trying any of the accepted words or phrases.
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level 70
Feb 4, 2019
I just put "none", which seemed like the Occam's Razor answer. It was accepted.
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level 74
Feb 21, 2019
Yeah, I feel silly for not having thought to try that. This time around I got it right, though.
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level 30
Feb 21, 2019
I’m surprised only 42% got Florida. I mean, it’s mostly known for its coastline and it’s the state with the lowest highest point.
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level 62
Feb 21, 2019
I definitely agree with the comments about accepting Yugoslavia. If anything, Yugoslavia should be accepted and Slovenia should not, as Melania was born in 1970 and Slovenia did not become independent until the early 1990s.
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level 76
Feb 21, 2019
I can see accepting Yugoslavia, but not to the exclusion of Slovenia. Slovenia gained independence in 1990. At that point, Melania's citizenship changed from Yugoslav to Slovene. She didn't move to New York City until 1996 and didn't gain American citizenship until 2006, long after Yugoslavia had ceased to exist.
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level 50
Feb 21, 2019
Wait we invaded Grenada?
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level 53
Feb 21, 2019
Yeah I bet they don't even teach it in school... they probably stop at WW2 with American history
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level 78
Feb 21, 2019
When I was in high school, the farthest we got was Vietnam.
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level 60
Feb 21, 2019
LOL But, I'm sure they get the moon landing in there before for declaring that all there is you need to know.
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level 76
Feb 25, 2019
My history classes in grade school included Grenada, Nicaragua, Panama, Bosnia and the end of the Cold War. There were no declarations in them that they were all we needed to know.
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level 75
Feb 22, 2019
I remember it, but it didn't last long - maybe a week? There were a lot of Americans going to medical school on the island and the Reagan administration said they were in danger under a Marxist regime, so the US launched an invasion to change leadership.
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level 62
Mar 4, 2019
The capital of South Dakota is spelled like the common French name, but is pronounced like "pier" or "peer". Fun fact.