Common Knowledge by BurgerM

Champion(s):

CoenM
And, it's moist!


Runner(s)-Up:

Mbphilp


Quiz Description

Read carefully.

The questions for this quiz are selected by educators from Princeton University to express a broad range of common knowledge that every American should possess. The answers for this quiz were determined by a poll of American high school seniors.

More information here: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/common-knowledge/n9612

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Questions:

This is the capital of India.

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Indianapolis

The War of the Roses was fought here.

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Rose Bowl or Pasadena, CA

This is the most abundant element in the earth's surface.

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Dirt

This is the second book of the Old Testament.

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Genesis II

In the Northern Hemisphere, water flows in this direction.

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down

This state is located directly beneath California.

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Alaska

FDR proposed this to help counter the Great Depression.

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Prozac (or any other antidepressant)

What passenger ship was sunk by the German Navy during WW I?

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The Titanic

This is the highest mountain in California.

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Space Mountain

New York City was originally called this.

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Old York City (or York City)

A vulcanologist studies these.

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Vulcans

This city is the world's highest capital.

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Amsterdam