U.S. General Knowledge #4

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What is the #1 cash crop of the state of Washington?
Apples
What President's middle name was simply "S"?
Harry S Truman
What teenage doctor was portrayed by Neil Patrick Harris?
Doogie Howser
What is the highest medal awarded by the U.S. military?
Medal of Honor
What are Big Bend, Acadia, and Joshua Tree?
National Parks
What are due on April 15?
Tax Returns
Which TV show starred James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler?
The Sopranos
Complete the analogy. Sooner is to Oklahoma as _______ is to Indiana.
Hoosier
What famous billionaire investor lives in Omaha, Nebraska?
Warren Buffett
Who is a former Mayor of Cincinnati, host of a trashy TV show, and the subject of an opera?
Jerry Springer
What is the flagship campus of the University of California?
Berkeley
What is the plural of Winklevoss?
Winklevii
What is the best-selling band whose name is a U.S. state?
Alabama
What does FAO Schwarz sell?
Toys
What Southern city is often called the most polite city in the U.S.?
Charleston
What TV show was created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker?
South Park
What dialect did the Oakland school district once propose teaching classes in?
Ebonics
What type of horses are prominently featured in Budweiser advertisements?
Clydesdale
In what city would you find the headquarters of Amazon.com?
Seattle
What invasive species has been blamed for reducing mammal populations in the Everglades?
Burmese Python
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Level 62
May 4, 2015
Could you also accept "Kansas" as a best selling band whose name is a US state?
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2015
"A" and "the" are not the same.
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Level 57
Jul 1, 2015
The question asks for *the* best-selling band, not *a* best-selling band. I guessed Kansas, too, but Alabama has sold more records.
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Level 57
Jul 1, 2015
Also 'Texas' should be included. Granted they have only sold half what Alabam has, but they've not been around as long. Plus, they're Scottish, not Country, have a kick-ass lead singer and I've heard of them.
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Level 58
Jul 3, 2015
How is it I've heard of Texas, who have sold half as many records as Alabama, whom I've never heard of?

I actually got it only as a joke, because I know the Neil Young song Alabama. I also typed in Massachusetts before remembering that that's not a band, it's a BeeGees song.

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Level 65
May 23, 2015
Could you accept just "honor" for medal of honor? Most Jetpunk quizzes don't require a phrase given in a clue and, though I probably should have, I didn't think to type it.
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Level 70
Jul 1, 2015
I second that. Also, could you just make a space bar the correct answer for everything?
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2015
Could you accept African American English or African American Vernacular for ebonics?
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Level 70
Jul 3, 2015
Yeah, I just wrote AAVE, since that's the acronym I was taught in university. Couldn't think of ebonics.
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Level 75
Jan 18, 2016
Second that.
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Level 79
Oct 31, 2016
You were taught that in university? Seriously? And they charge WHAT for tuition? SMH.
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Level 75
Jul 12, 2019
@DonTheLamplighter It's called Linguistics. The more you know...
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Level 50
Jul 1, 2015
Berkley? for Berkeley
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2015
That will work now.
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Level 61
Jul 2, 2015
I put "national park" and it would not accept it for Big Ben, Arcadia, & Joshua Tree? Why so picky?
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Level 68
Sep 20, 2015
"income tax" ought to be accepted
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2016
Okay
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Level 46
Dec 12, 2015
You should accept "That's My Bush!" for a TV show created by Parker and Stone
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Level 61
Oct 12, 2016
Please accept AAVE and African American Vernacular English for ebonics. It's considered an outdated term and most linguists use AAVE.
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Level 61
Oct 18, 2016
I just put Honor for the Medal of Honor and then tried other medals thinking that was wrong.

And National Parks may be the first time where the plural was required. I'd gotten into the habit on not typing the s here to move quickly through a quiz... and had to go back and try a couple of times before realizing I just needed to add an S.

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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2016
Park and Honor will work now.
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Level 81
Jan 3, 2019
Dang. I only ever heard to them referred to as the "Winklevoss twins," so I had no idea what the plural was.

I also like the juxtaposition of "most polite city in America" right next to "show created by Trey and Matt."

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Level 81
Sep 10, 2020
The Winklevoss plural is from the movie The Social Network. It was a joke from the movie's dialogue.