Last night, I live in a rural area with some of the darkest night skies in the nation. I can name a few stars and pinpoint them in the night sky as well and see the Andromeda Galaxy without my telescope.
Orion's belt and sword (Orion Nebula, with naked eye)
Big Dipper and the pots' handle points to Arcturus
and the Andromeda Galaxy as a smudge of light on dark nights (or the full view with my telescope, spirals and everything)