How American Are You?

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Can't read his, can't read his, no, you can't read his poker face.
Which president paid for his first Congressional campaign with poker winnings?
George H.W. Bush
Richard Nixon
Lyndon B. Johnson
Calvin Coolidge
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Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies fans received a surprise in the middle of the game on July 1, 1941. It was the first ever television commercial, which advertised what product?
Bulova watches
Winston cigarettes
Goblin Meat Pudding
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Proving that ridiculous amounts of ill-gotten money is no substitute for a good antibiotic, what venereal disease did Al Capone die of at the age of 48?
Hepatitis B
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Spain has gotten a bad rap all of these years - the 1918 Spanish flu didn't originate there at all. Where did it come from?
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If Manhattan were purchased for the same amount of money today that it was purchased for in 1626, you could pay for it by cutting what out of your budget?
Seven tanks of gas
Eight gallons of milk
A year's worth of basic cable
A month's worth of name-brand diapers
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In the ultimate white-collar crime, how much money is Boss Tweed believed to have stolen from New York City?
$1 million
$200 million
$10 million
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Fashion kills. Famed poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's wife Frances could have avoided an untimely and tragic death if she hadn't been so concerned with the fashion of the day. How did she die?
Her hoop skirt caught on fire.
Her heeled boot got stuck in a trolley track and she was hit by a trolley car.
She passed out from a too-tight corset and died from a head wound.
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Many people regard Henry Ford as an inspiration, but the American entrepreneur may not have wanted everyone's praise. Which despot said, "I regard Henry Ford as my inspiration."?
Idi Amin
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A progressive pirate who employed two women on his ship, Calico Jack Rackham was the first pirate to exhibit what particularly pirate-y item?
A peg leg
A pet parrot
The skull and crossbones flag
An eye patch
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What invention was referred to as "The Speedy Weenie" while still in developmental stages?
The Oscar Mayer hot dog
The George Foreman grill
The microwave
The crock pot
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What country was Ronald Reagan referring to when he said, "We could pave the whole country and put parking stripes on it, and still be home by Christmas"?
North Vietnam
North Korea
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The journalist doth protest too much: despite his denials, The Washington Post says this man coined the term "red and blue states" during the 2000 presidential election.
Tim Russert
Stephen Colbert
Walter Cronkite
Ted Koppel
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Babe Ruth, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, the Flintstones, and Santa Claus all appeared in TV ads for what product?
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Although their names sound like an amusing sitcom pairing, these bombs devastated Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. What were they called?
Ma and Pa Kettle
Fat Man and Little Boy
Amos and Andy
Pinky and Perky
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In 1955, how many calories were in the largest size of soda available at McDonald's?
90 calories
50 calories
200 calories
There was no soda available at McDonald's then.
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Which astronaut missed the postmark deadline for his astronaut application by nearly a week?
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
Alan Shepard
John Glenn
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Abraham Lincoln: President, Emancipator, Lawyer, Badass.
When one of his supporters was being harassed by a heckler at a rally in 1832, how did Lincoln react?
TKOed him, Mike Tyson-style
Made like a bouncer and literally threw him out
Used his lawyerly skills to convince him to switch sides
Tackled him and smeared his face in the mud
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Underneath The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, you'll find an exact replica of what?
Independence Hall
The House and Senate Chambers
The Oval Office
The New York Stock Exchange
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By the end of WWII, the U.S. armed forces were distributing 50 million what per month?
Snickers bars
Rolls of toilet paper
Cans of Coca-Cola
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Who knew presidential assasination ran in the family? One infamous assassin had a father who also threatened to kill a U.S. president. Who was it?
Leon Czolgosz
Charles Guiteau
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Wilkes Booth