U.S. General Knowledge #5

Answer these random questions with an American focus.
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What round comes after Double Jeopardy?
Final Jeopardy
What is the moniker of the mustache growing month of November?
Movember
What type of pizza is Chicago known for?
Deep Dish
What former prison, located in San Francisco Bay, is called "The Rock"?
Alcatraz
What state's capital city is Charleston?
West Virginia
What is Mark Wahlberg's home town?
Boston
What large lake can be found on the California-Nevada border?
Lake Tahoe
What type of fighting knife is named after a frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo?
Bowie Knife
What river connects New York City and Albany?
Hudson River
Who was Gerald Ford's first lady?
Betty Ford
What does the S stand for in NYSE?
Stock
What composer's "Hoe-down" might you also remember from the
commercial "Beef, it's what's for dinner"?
Aaron Copland
Complete the analogy. Fred is to "Wonder Years" as Ben is to ...
Boy Meets World
The highest score is 850. The lowest is 300. What is it?
a FICO Score
What politician had great hair - and served as John Kerry's running mate in 2004?
John Edwards
What state symbol of Ohio is similar to a chestnut - except that it is poisonous?
Buckeye
What was the wrestling nickname of former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura?
The Body
Since 2005, who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
John Roberts
What Houston energy company went bankrupt in 2001 after massive fraud was revealed?
Enron
What KFC sandwich uses fried chicken fillets in place of bread?
Double Down
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Level 81
Jul 24, 2015
What's American about movember? It's an international thing started in Australia.
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Level 83
Aug 2, 2015
Agreed. And the only people I know who participate in it are my Canadian friends.
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Level 59
Aug 2, 2015
I've always heard it as "No Shave November"...it was supposed to be a month to grow beards. The movember thing came out of nowhere and started replacing it.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2016
I heard about movember well before the "No shave november" and in my opinion its just a cop out. the whole idea of movember was to look stupid in order to raise awareness for mens health issues. If you grow a beard, you don't look stupid or even stick out in any way, you just blend in with every other hipster with a beard. Movember was definitley the original. "No shave november" is a cheap copy
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Level 63
Mar 15, 2016
Yeah, I figured No Shave November was the American version of Movember
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Level 60
Feb 19, 2018
I tried Brovember. I like that, too.
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Level 53
Aug 5, 2015
I live in the US and I've never heard of it.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2016
I've heard it started in Australia but is most popular in Canada. Seems to be an international thing to me.
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2015
I thought about trying Movember but didn't know where I'd heard it and had no idea what it meant; certainly nothing to do with mustaches, though, so I didn't bother. Ha!
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Level 79
Aug 2, 2015
Never heard of Movember, Boy Meets World, or Double Down, and probably won't remember them if I take the quiz again.
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Level 61
Aug 4, 2015
Kept trying Growing Pains as it was the only sitcom I could think of with a kid named Ben.
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Level 83
Aug 31, 2015
I don't think it's even the kid's name; I think it's the actor's name (based on a clue that references the actor Fred Savage). "Boy Meets World" is a bit obscure for my taste, but to each his own.
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Level 35
Aug 4, 2015
How are we supposed to know which random actor named Ben you are thinking of?
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2015
It's an analogy. You were given Fred and Wonder Years. You then infer that we're talking about Fred Savage. Then, when you're given the name Ben, you again infer that we're now talking about Ben Savage to make the analogy work.
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Level 75
Dec 19, 2015
Perhaps you could accept "horse chestnut" for "Buckeye". That is a common name for the same tree. I had no idea what a buckeye tree was. I did try horse chestnut because of the clue -- the word chestnut and reference to poisonous.
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Level 81
Jan 19, 2019
Ohio is not known as the "horse chestnut state," though.
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Level 81
Jan 19, 2019
Nothing is more American than the Double Down.
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Level 75
Jul 9, 2019
Accept conker for buckeye?