A Little More – Week of 5/1/23

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. In the 2010s, two songs with titles beginning with “F” won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. Name one of those two songs. NERD POINT: Name both.
  2. The term “Watergate Seven” originally referred to the five men caught burglarizing the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters, along with their two handlers, who were both best known by their first initial and middle name. Name one of those two men, one a former FBI agent and the other a CIA operative.
  3. The airport with the IATA code DCA is located on the banks of what river?
  4. What Asian country has previously been named Kampuchea and the Khmer Empire?
  5. Opened in Los Angeles in 2018, BMO Stadium was built specifically for what sport?
  6. In humans, which specific chamber of the heart pumps blood into the aorta?
  7. In chess, what is the minimum number of moves a pawn must make in order to be promoted to queen?

Answers and A Little More

Q: In the 2010s, two songs with titles beginning with “F” won the MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year. Name one of those two songs. NERD POINT: Name both.
A: “Firework” and “Formation”

A Little More – “Firework” by Katy Perry won in 2011, and “Formation” by Beyoncé won in 2016. The music video for “Firework” features various people overcoming personal struggles and fears, and culminates in a pyrotechnic display over Budapest’s Danube River. The music video for “Formation” was widely praised for its celebration of Black culture and its commentary on social issues affecting the Black community. It sparked a national conversation about police brutality and race relations, and is considered a powerful example of how music can be used as a tool for social change.

Try this Quiz – Missing Word: Video of the Year


Q: The term “Watergate Seven” originally referred to the five men caught burglarizing the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters, along with their two handlers, who were both best known by their first initial and middle name. Name one of those two men, one a former FBI agent and the other a CIA operative.
A: G. Gordon Liddy and E. Howard Hunt

A Little More – The Watergate break-in was not the first time the Nixon administration had engaged in illegal activities. Nixon had also authorized wiretapping and burglary operations against his political opponents, which became known as the “Plumbers” unit. The term “Watergate” actually refers to the Watergate complex, which was the site of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. The break-in occurred on June 17, 1972. The investigation into the Watergate scandal was led by two journalists from The Washington Post, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Their reporting helped to uncover the extent of the Nixon administration’s involvement in the scandal.

Try This Quiz – Watergate Names Match-Up


Q: The airport with the IATA code DCA is located on the banks of what river?
A: Potomac River

A Little More – Located in Arlington, Virginia, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport opened in 1941 and was named in honor of Ronald Reagan in 1998. DC’s other airport, Dulles International, lies about ten miles south of the Potomac in Virginia.

Try This Quiz – States by Airport Code


Q: What Asian country has previously been named Kampuchea and the Khmer Empire?
A: Cambodia

A Little More – Cambodia has also been Funan, Chenla, and variations on both Kampuchea and Cambodia. The country is located in Southeast Asia, bordered by Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh. Cambodia has a rich cultural heritage, with ancient temples such as Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, which are among the largest religious monuments in the world.

Try This Quiz – The Cambodia Quiz


Q: Opened in Los Angeles in 2018, BMO Stadium was built specifically for what sport?
A: Soccer

A Little More –It was originally known as Banc of California Stadium, and its tenants are Los Angeles FC of the MLS and Angel City FC of the NWSL.

Try This Quiz – NWSL Teams


Q: In humans, which specific chamber of the heart pumps blood into the aorta?
A: Left Ventricle

A Little More –Deoxygenated blood enters the right atrium, and then the right ventricle pumps it to the lungs to be oxygenated. Upon its return to the heart, the blood enters the left atrium and then the left ventricle, which pumps it into the aorta.

Try This Quiz – Human Heart Anatomy


Q: In chess, what is the minimum number of moves a pawn must make in order to be promoted to queen?
A: Chess

A Little More – A pawn can be promoted to queen, or to bishop, knight, or rook, when it reaches the other side of the board.

Try This Quiz – Chessboard Setup


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