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U.S. General Knowledge #40

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What two major airports are located in New York City?
John F. Kennedy
LaGuardia
What major American city is mostly below sea level?
New Orleans
What fictional character sings "It's not easy being green"?
Kermit the Frog
From 1992 until 2004 what size could you order at McDonald's that
was larger than large?
Super Size
What boy band's "No Strings Attached" was the #1 selling album of the year 2000?
NSYNC
Who is also known as "Dubya"?
George W. Bush
What breed of dog is most commonly associated with fire stations?
Dalmatian
What American city received cherry trees as a gift from the city of Tokyo in 1912?
Washington D.C.
Who was the anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004?
Tom Brokaw
What is the largest company providing intercity bus service in the United States?
Greyhound
Who was the creator of Poor Richard's Almanack?
Ben Franklin
In what game show can you buy a vowel?
Wheel of Fortune
To what group of people did Jimmy Carter issue a pardon in 1977
(so long as they admitted their crime)?
Draft Dodgers
In the term "Valley Girl", what valley is being referred to?
San Fernando
What team has defeated the Washington Generals thousands of times?
Harlem Globetrotters
Name a person who hosted the Oscars in the 1990s.
Billy Crystal /
Whoopi Goldberg /
David Letterman
What is the name of the President's annual speech to Congress?
The State of the Union
What American athlete describes himself as "Cablinasian" - due to his Caucasian,
Black, American Indian, and Asian heritage?
Tiger Woods
What is the most populous city in northern Arizona?
Flagstaff
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level 72
Jul 4, 2019
I think Wheel of Fortune is produced in many countries, not just the US. I should know, because I bought vowels myself when I appeared on the New Zealand version.
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level ∞
Jul 4, 2019
People whined when it was on the normal general knowledge quiz so I moved it here.
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level 76
Jul 7, 2019
Did you get and 'O' for orsome?
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level ∞
Jul 7, 2019
That's awesome.
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level 79
Jul 9, 2019
Draft evaders should probably be accepted.
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level 69
Aug 4, 2019
Agreed! I just accessed the comments to say this.
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level ∞
Aug 10, 2019
Okay
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level 61
Aug 10, 2019
tiger woods an athlete? huh? I thought of him but thought no he plays golf, he doesnt do anything athletic. Isn't athletics running (sprint, long distance), jumping ( hurdles, polevault) and throwing ( discus, javelin)

That is how I always known it. (and that is what the definition is here, if you join an athletics club, those are the elements you can choose from. Performed on an "athletics track")

So if it IS correct that in america golf is considered athletics, do you consider chess and checkers athletics aswell?

And darts?
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level 67
Aug 10, 2019
What you call "athletics," the US calls "track and field." here, "athlete" means someone who plays a sport. Thus, baseball players, football players, soccer players, swimmers, tennis players, and more are all considered "athletes." Some people might argue that golf isn't quite physical enough to be considered a sport, but at worst it's on the fuzzy borderline. So, yes, most people in the US would consider Woods to be an athlete.
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level 43
Aug 10, 2019
Please accept State of the Union (without “the” in front)
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level ∞
Aug 10, 2019
We do
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level 60
Aug 10, 2019
Kermit is real not fictional