A Little More – Week of 5/15/23

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 addition to Fiji, which has been the location for every season since 2016, seven countries have been the setting of the reality show Survivor more than once. Name any four of those seven countries.
  2. What fast food restaurant chain that was established in 1969 takes its name from a character created by author Robert Louis Stevenson?
  3. In 1979, two sitcoms—one in its final season and the other a spin-off of the first series—were among the shows with actresses nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Name both of those shows, which ran from 1971–1979 and 1975–1985, respectively.
  4. What was the last name of the man who served as president of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934, but whose name is more closely associated with an event that took place several years later?
  5. What private school has officially had seven different players win the Heisman Trophy, most recently in 2022?
  6. Which two U.S. states are currently represented by U.S. senators who have been in office since the 1980s? The states do not border each other but do border the same major river.
  7. According to the lyrics of the 2003 single “In da Club” by 50 Cent, “we gon’ sip” what brand name spirit “like it’s your birthday”?

Answers and A Little More

Q: In addition to Fiji, which has been the location for every season since 2016, seven countries have been the setting of the reality show Survivor more than once. Name any four of those seven countries.
A: Cambodia, Philippines, Nicaragua, Panama, Palau, Samoa, Brazil

A Little More – Gabon, Kenya, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Guatemala, Australia, Cook Islands/New Zealand, French Polynesia/France, and Vanuatu have all been the setting once. Panama was the first country to be featured more than once. They were the setting for Seasons 7, 8, and 12. Brazil remains the only South American country to host the show.

Try this Quiz – Survivor Winners


Q: What fast food restaurant chain that was established in 1969 takes its name from a character created by author Robert Louis Stevenson?
A: Long John Silver’s

A Little More – Long John Silver’s traces its roots back to 1969 when it was founded in Lexington, Kentucky. Originally called “Seafood Shop,” the restaurant rebranded as Long John Silver’s in 1973, inspired by the character from Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel “Treasure Island.” Long John Silver’s claims to have introduced the concept of fast-food seafood, pioneering a niche in the industry and becoming a beloved destination for seafood enthusiasts around the world.

Try This Quiz – Avast, Me Hearties


Q: In 1979, two sitcoms—one in its final season and the other a spin-off of the first series—were among the shows with actresses nominated for the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Name both of those shows, which ran from 1971–1979 and 1975–1985, respectively.
A: All in the Family, The Jeffersons

A Little More – Jean Stapleton as Edith Bunker on All in the Family and Isabel Sanford as Louise Jefferson on The Jeffersons. Each won the award for their roles, but not in this year, which was the only time they were both nominated.

Try This Quiz – Role-A-Rama: 70s TV


Q: What was the last name of the man who served as president of Germany from 1925 until his death in 1934, but whose name is more closely associated with an event that took place several years later?
A: Hindenburg

A Little More – Paul von Hindenburg was the namesake of the LZ 129 Hindenburg. The Hindenburg was a German passenger airship that met a disastrous fate on May 6, 1937. While attempting to dock at the Naval Air Station Lakehurst in New Jersey, the Hindenburg burst into flames and was completely destroyed within minutes. The Hindenburg was a marvel of engineering at the time, measuring 804 feet in length (almost three football fields) and filled with highly flammable hydrogen gas.

Try This Quiz – Get the Picture: Modes of Transportation


Q: What private school has officially had seven different players win the Heisman Trophy, most recently in 2022?
A: University of Southern California (USC)

A Little More – Caleb Williams won in 2022. USC has had eight different players win the award, but Reggie Bush forfeited his award due to an NCAA investigation into his receiving gifts while playing. Officially, there is no 2005 Heisman Trophy winner.

Try This Quiz – Most Common Football Opponents: USC


Q: Which two U.S. states are currently represented by U.S. senators who have been in office since the 1980s? The states do not border each other but do border the same major river.
A: Kentucky, Iowa

A Little More – Chuck Grassley of Iowa has been in office since 1981 and Mitch McConnell has been in office since 1985. Both states border the Mississippi River.

Try This Quiz – Current US Senators


Q: According to the lyrics of the 2003 single “In da Club” by 50 Cent, “we gon’ sip” what brand name spirit “like it’s your birthday”?
A:Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley

A Little More – “Go, go, go, go go, go, go, shawty; It’s your birthday; We gon’ party like it’s yo birthday; We gon’ sip Bacardi like it’s your birthday”

Try This Quiz – Missing Word: 50 Cent Songs


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