A Little More – Week of 4/24/23

Welcome to A Little More, which is our weekly look at some of our favorite questions from last week at Sporcle Events pub quiz shows. And because we love these questions so much, we give you a little more (get it?) info about them and include a related quiz for you to play at home. Check back next week for even more.


This Week’s Questions

  1. Name one of the three songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that have reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. NERD POINT: Name two of three.
  2. Greg LeMond is notable for having been the first American to win what sporting event, doing so for the first time in 1986?
  3. Name two of the four U.S. Cabinet departments whose secretaries are lowest in the order of presidential succession (15th through 18th). Currently, two of these four departments are headed by people who are not eligible to be president, due to having been born outside of the country.
  4. In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, every U.S. president who served over a certain 28-year period appears via archived footage except for one. Name that president, whose name is heard on screen, but who does not appear.
  5. Trenton, New Jersey, is located on the banks of a river that shares its name with which U.S. state?
  6. In what Shakespeare play does a non-title character deliver the line “Friends, Romans, countrymen. Lend me your ears”? NERD POINT: What character says this line?
  7. Three movie musicals with an exclamation point in their official titles have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name two of those three movie musicals.

Answers and A Little More

Q: Name one of the three songs by the Red Hot Chili Peppers that have reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. NERD POINT: Name two of three.
A: “Under the Bridge,” “Scar Tissue,” and “Dani California”

A Little More – Of those songs, “Under the Bridge” charted the highest at #2 overall. RHCP’s next-highest charting singles are “Otherside” (#14), “Snow (Hey Oh)” (#22), and “Soul to Squeeze” (#22). While “Californication” is certainly one of the recognizable Chili Peppers tracks, it only reached #69 on the Hot 100.

Try this Quiz – Red Hot Chili Peppers or blink-182


Q: Greg LeMond is notable for having been the first American to win what sporting event, doing so for the first time in 1986?
A: Tour de France

A Little More – He also won in 1989 and 1990, and because of the disqualifications of Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis, he is technically still the only American cyclist to win the race.

Try This Quiz – Quick Pick – Tour de France Starting Countries


Q: Name two of the four U.S. Cabinet departments whose secretaries are lowest in the order of presidential succession (15th through 18th). Currently, two of these four departments are headed by people who are not eligible to be president, due to having been born outside of the country.
A: Dept. of Energy, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Veterans Affairs, Dept. of Homeland Security

A Little More – These are 15th through 18th in order, respectively. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm (born in Canada) and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (born in Cuba) are ineligible to be president, although Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough are.

Try This Quiz – Presidential Succession Order


Q: In the 1994 film Forrest Gump, every U.S. president who served over a certain 28-year period appears via archived footage except for one. Name that president, whose name is heard on screen, but who does not appear.
A: Jimmy Carter

A Little More – Forrest actually meets John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon, and assassination attempts on Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan are also shown on screen. The only reference to Carter is a TV report that he is suffering from heat exhaustion. These six presidents served from 1961–1989.

Try This Quiz – Forrest Gump Did It


Q: Trenton, New Jersey, is located on the banks of a river that shares its name with which U.S. state?
A: Delaware

A Little More – The river flows for 282 miles along the borders of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, before emptying into Delaware Bay. It is the longest free-flowing river in the Eastern United States. The river has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as one of the country’s Great Waters and has been called the “Lifeblood of the Northeast.”

Try This Quiz – Find the US Rivers – Map Quiz


Q: In what Shakespeare play does a non-title character deliver the line “Friends, Romans, countrymen. Lend me your ears”? NERD POINT: What character says this line?
A: Julius Caesar / Mark Antony

A Little More – The full line reads “Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them.”

Try This Quiz – In Plain English – Julius Caesar


Q: Three movie musicals with an exclamation point in their official titles have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Name two of those three movie musicals.
A: Oliver!, Hello, Dolly!, Moulin Rouge!

A Little More – Other fun facts about these three films. Oliver! is the only G-Rated Best Picture winner. Hello, Dolly! won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction, Best Score of a Musical Picture and Best Sound, but not Best Picture. The 2001 film Moulin Rouge! received a Best Picture nomination, as did the 1952 film Moulin Rouge (but that version did not have the exclamation in the title).

Try This Quiz – Match Game: Movie Musicals


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