U.S. General Knowledge #4

Can you 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 typically 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 city is home to the flagship campus of the University of California?
Berkeley
What is the best-selling band whose name is a U.S. state?
Alabama
Who was the main subject of "The Starr Report", published in 1998?
Bill Clinton
Who leads a marching band?
A drum major
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 country was exchange student Amanda Knox living in when she was
accused of murdering her roommate?
Italy
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Level 70
May 4, 2015
Could you also accept "Kansas" as a best selling band whose name is a US state?
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Level 72
Jul 1, 2015
"A" and "the" are not the same.
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Level 61
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 64
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 56
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 64
May 12, 2022
Suppose Alabama are extremely popular with the album-buying american country music fandom, and not very popular outside of it.

Analogous to how Garth Brooks is counted among the top 20 best-selling musical acts of all time, despite being relatively unknown outside of the United States.

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Level 78
Apr 28, 2022
Flo-rida?
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Level 47
Jul 1, 2015
Berkley? for Berkeley
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2015
That will work now.
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Level 75
Sep 20, 2015
"income tax" ought to be accepted
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Level ∞
Oct 18, 2016
Okay
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Level 57
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
Feb 14, 2022
"What is the best-selling band whose name is a U.S. state?"

That HAS to be Kansas.

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Level 86
Feb 15, 2022
Career record sales:

Kansas - 15.5M

Alabama - 75M

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Level 69
May 12, 2022
And Texas - 40m
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Level 56
May 12, 2022
This isn't a general knowledge quiz, it is a general quiz about the USA.
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Level 76
May 12, 2022
Hence the name "US General Knowledge"
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Level 68
May 13, 2022
This is why it's important to read quiz titles and instructions lol
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Level 68
May 12, 2022
disappointed the marching band wasn't led by A flat major
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Level 68
May 12, 2022
Only if he stopped unexpectedly.
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Level 64
May 12, 2022
I always heard that Savannah was the nicest city in the South, but Charleston was my follow up guess
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Level 34
May 12, 2022
Ulysses S Grant?
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Level 49
May 12, 2022
Grant’s name at birth (or soon after) was Hiram Ulysses Grant. The S in Ulysses S Grant was given as a mistake when his appointment to West Point was entered as U. S. Grant. Grant preferred those initials to his real one of HUG and didn’t correct it. Like the S in Truman’s name, it doesn’t stand for anything. Simpson was a family name and some sites say erroneously the S stands for Simpson.
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Level 73
May 12, 2022
Unlike Homer J. Simpson, whose middle name is Jay.
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Level 77
May 12, 2022
Technically there's no period after the S in Harry S Truman since it doesn't stand for anything.
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Level 44
May 12, 2022
Given its long history of racism, I don't think Charleston is considered the most polite city in the U.S. by everybody.
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Level 27
May 13, 2022
Southern city of what? The Americas? The USA? Seattle?