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American Culture


  1. Complete this well-known sentence: "As American as..."?
  2. Can you name John Wayne's final film?
  3. Thanksgiving is celebrated in which month?
  4. What was in operation for only 18 months. This period was between April 1860 and October 1861?

  5. The South is sometimes informally called what, due to its socially conservative evangelical Protestantism?
  6. What is Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, most famous for?
  7. If a freshman is a first-year student at an American university, what word describes a student in their second year?
  8. In the United States of America what is the most spoken language after English?
  9. Eight U.S. presidents were born in which American state?
  10. Disneyland in California first opened its doors to the public in which decade?
  11. Which car’s logo is a horse galloping from right to left?
  12. Whose 1970 and 1971 Christmas specials, filmed in Vietnam at the height of the war, were seen by more than 60 percent of U.S. households?
  13. Who used the term "magnificent desolation" to describe the Moon?
  14. Which Hollywood star was president of the National Rifle Association of America, from 1998 to 2003?
  15. On April 3, 1882, who was shot in the back of the head while dusting a picture by Robert Ford?
  16. Which 5 letter word describes an annual event which serves as the NFL's most common source of player recruitment?
  17. Which song recorded in 1949 by Brother Bones and His Shadows was later adopted as the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters?
  18. What is the largest mammal in all of North America?
  19. What is the legal drinking age in the U.S.?
  20. "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" was the title of the final episode of which American television series?
  21. Complete the lyric: "The answer, my friend, is ..."?
  22. Which American modernist artist is known for her paintings of New York skyscrapers, New Mexico landscapes, and enlarged flowers?
  23. What name represents the female national personification of the United States?
  24. What "action figure" toy was named after the World War II nickname for regular soldiers?
  25. Terry Gene Bollea is better known by his ring name. What is it?
  26. The day after Thanksgiving in the United States is famously known as what?
  27. Monticello was the home of which former president?
  28. The World Series is the annual championship in which sport?
  29. Name the only US state to have one syllable in its name?
  30. The Blue Ridge Mountains are part of which mountain range?
  31. What was founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts?
  32. Which U.S. department store chain is famous for its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City?
  33. A residential treatment center for people with substance dependence was co-founded by which American First Lady in Rancho Mirage, California?
  34. Which American sitcom that originally aired from 1951 to 1957 became the most-watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons?
  35. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the burial site of President John F. Kennedy are both in which cemetery?
  36. Harriet Tubman was known as a "conductor" of which railroad?


  1. Apple pie
  2. The Shootist (1976)
  3. November
  4. The Pony Express
  5. The Bible Belt
  6. Woodstock music festival (1969)
  7. Sophomore
  8. Spanish
  9. Virginia
  10. 1950s (1955)
  11. Mustang
  12. Bob Hope
  13. Buzz Aldrin ('Magnificent Desolation' is also the title of an autobiography by Buzz Aldrin)
  14. Charlton Heston
  15. Jesse James
  16. Draft
  17. Sweet Georgia Brown
  18. Bison
  19. 21
  20. M*A*S*H
  21. ... blowin' in the wind
  22. Georgia O'Keeffe
  23. Columbia
  24. G.I. Joe
  25. Hulk Hogan
  26. Black Friday
  27. Thomas Jefferson (from 1770 until his death in 1826)
  28. Baseball
  29. Maine
  30. The Appalachian range
  31. Harvard University
  32. Macy's
  33. I Love Lucy
  34. Betty Ford
  35. Arlington Cemetery
  36. The Underground Railroad