The USA Quiz - A

Answer the following questions on American geography, sports, culture, history and people, all beginning with the letter A.
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Last updated: September 1, 2014
First submittedJuly 4, 2014
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States
Arizona
Alabama
Arkansas
Alaska
 
Largest 'A' Cities
Austin
Albuquerque
Atlanta
Arlington
Anaheim
 
Presidents
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
Chester A. Arthur
 
Pro Sports Teams
Colorado Avalanche
Houston Astros
Los Angeles Angels
Oakland Athletics
American Companies
Largest online retailer
Amazon.com
Known for its credit cards
American Express
Co founded by Steve Jobs
Apple
Owner of Hollister
Abercrombie & Fitch
 
 
American Inventions
Cools the temperature indoors
Air conditioning
Invented by the Wright Brothers
Airplane
Dispenses money
ATM
Cushions passengers in a collision
Airbag
 
 
Clue
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Twelve Step program
Alcoholics Anonymous
Wrote Little Women
Louisa May Alcott
Greatest Boxer, born Cassius Clay
Muhammad Ali
The Oscars
Academy Awards
San Fransicso Bay island prison
Alcatraz
First Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
Second Man on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin
The name of their spacecraft
Apollo 11
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Level 84
Jul 4, 2014
Nice mix of content. Albuquerque is misspelled.
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2014
a few nits I've selected: the Wright Brothers conducted the first successful powered flight, but close enough; you don't accept Adams but you accept most of the others on last name alone; and finally, Apple definitely did not invent the smart phone. have a look, you have to get about 1/3 of the way down the page before there is even any mention of Apple. Apple never invented anything. Everything they ever did was a rip-off of someone else's technology, sometimes modestly improved upon (i.e. dumbed down) but also made with annoying Apple proprietary features whether the end user really wants them or not and then marked up 100-200%, and then sold on the back of ubiquitous and pretentious advertising. Smart phones were invented by IBM. Digital audio players were around for 21 years before the iPod. Apple's OS was ripped off from Xerox. and the design of the iMac was apparently copied from Fischer Price.
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2014
Maybe you could change the clue to "Company believed by it's sycophantic fans to have invented the smart phone (and the portable music player, and Windows, and computers, and sliced bread, and maybe even the wheel)."
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Level 81
Jul 5, 2014
oh, and the personal computer was first made by an Italian company Olivetti and launched in 1964, in spite of the movie Jobs making it seem like Apple invented those, as well, ten years later.
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2014
the clue is better now. ;-) good quiz.