Unless you were born in New York... My boyfriend has been trying to get his for a year now so he can get his driver's license.
But it isn't just the passport office asking all kinds of questions. I went to the Social Security office today to get proof of benefits so I could go apply for Medical Assistance. First of all, the security officer searched me after asking if I had any weapons on me...
Then I was asked what city I was born in, what my mother's name was, including her maiden name. Then she wanted my father's full name, maybe because my benefits are under his record. I don't know what his middle name was though.
It used to be they asked me for my SS number, then just printed it out. It's not like I was asking for a new card or anything. I thought it was weird.