A Little More – Week of 4/3/23

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. What character, who appears in a 1967 Disney animated film, has a name that comes from a Hindi word that can refer to a number of bear species?
  2. Which letter of the alphabet begins the names of more national capital cities in South America than any other letter?
  3. Nineteenth-century author Mary Ann Evans wrote seven novels, including Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, and Middlemarch, using what pseudonym?
  4. Among the following seven organs in the human body, choose the four that are part of the digestive system. Teams will receive two points for each correct answer. Esophagus, Liver, Gallbladder, Trachea, Duodenum, Kidneys, and Spleen
  5. In what decade were the most recent Olympics that featured a coordinated boycott, with North Korea and its ally, Cuba, refusing to participate?
  6. Which of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom is third in both total area and population?
  7. Name either song released by Will Smith that is also the title of a film in which he stars.

Answers and A Little More

Q: What character, who appears in a 1967 Disney animated film, has a name that comes from a Hindi word that can refer to a number of bear species?
A: Baloo

A Little More – The character first appeared in The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling in 1894, in which Kipling describes him as a sleepy brown bear whose name is pronounced BAR-loo.

Try this Quiz – Word Ladder: Jungle Book


Q: Which letter of the alphabet begins the names of more national capital cities in South America than any other letter?
A: “B”

A Little More –Bogotá, Colombia; Brasília, Brazil; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. “L” and “S” begin the names of two capital cities each.

Try This Quiz – Minefield Map – South American Capitals


Q: Nineteenth-century author Mary Ann Evans wrote seven novels, including Silas Marner, The Mill on the Floss, and Middlemarch, using what pseudonym?
A: George Eliot

A Little More – There are a number of theories as to why she used this pseudonym, from the poor idea that women were only capable of writing fluffy romance novels to the fact that she was in a relationship with a married man and didn’t want a scandal.

Try This Quiz – Quick Pick – One Author, Two Names


Q: Among the following seven organs in the human body, choose the four that are part of the digestive system. Teams will receive two points for each correct answer.
Esophagus
Liver
Gallbladder
Trachea
Duodenum
Kidneys
Spleen

A: Esophagus, Liver, Gallbladder, andDuodenum

A Little More – The trachea is part of the respiratory system, the kidneys are part of the urinary system, and the spleen is part of the lymphatic system.

Try This Quiz – Organ Transplants


Q: In what decade were the most recent Olympics that featured a coordinated boycott, with North Korea and its ally, Cuba, refusing to participate?
A: 1980s

A Little More – The 1988 Summer Olympic Games were in Seoul, South Korea, which did not have good diplomatic relations with North Korea and other communist countries. Ethiopia, Albania, and Seychelles did not respond to invitations to these games.

Try This Quiz – 1988 Olympics Fact File


Q: Which of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom is third in both total area and population?
A: Wales

A Little More – England is first in both categories, Scotland is second in both categories, Wales is third in both categories, and Northern Ireland is fourth in both categories.

Try This Quiz – Iceland vs. Wales


Q: Name either song released by Will Smith that is also the title of a film in which he stars.
A: “Wild Wild West” or “Men in Black”

A Little More – Smith also released “Prince Ali” from the film Aladdin and starred in the film Ali, but those have different titles.

Try This Quiz – Will Smith Movies by Picture


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