A Little More – Week of 6/26/23

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. Perry the Platypus, who has a secret life as a crime-fighting spy, is the pet of the title characters on what Disney Channel animated series?
  2. According to the title of a 1943 novel by Betty Smith, “a tree grows” in which New York City borough?
  3. The logo for Cisco Systems is a series of vertical lines intended to represent what landmark located near where the company was founded?
  4. What 2019 Netflix film marked the ninth feature film collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese?
  5. In Greek mythology, Prometheus defied the gods by stealing what and giving it to humanity?
  6. What musician has received Grammy Award nominations for the singles “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One,” among others?
  7. In humans, the third molars are more commonly known by what colloquial term?

Answers and A Little More

Q: Perry the Platypus, who has a secret life as a crime-fighting spy, is the pet of the title characters on what Disney Channel animated series?
A: Phineas and Ferb

A Little More – Also known as Agent P, he lives a double life as a member of an all-animal espionage organization referred to as the O.W.C.A. (Organization Without a Cool Acronym).

Try this Quiz – Animated Television Pets


Q: According to the title of a 1943 novel by Betty Smith, “a tree grows” in which New York City borough?
A: Brooklyn

A Little More – The main metaphor of the book is the hardy Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima), whose persistent ability to grow and flourish even in the inner city mirrors the protagonist’s desire to better herself.

Try This Quiz – New York in Literature


Q: The logo for Cisco Systems is a series of vertical lines intended to represent what landmark located near where the company was founded?
A: Golden Gate Bridge

A Little More – The bridge is a symbol of connecting the world and moving from the past to the future. In the case of the Cisco Systems, Inc., the connection is being made with the help of technologies and innovations. Golden Gate Bridge also appears on the logo of the Golden State Warriors since 2010.

Try This Quiz – Corporate Logo Close-Ups


Q: What 2019 Netflix film marked the ninth feature film collaboration between actor Robert De Niro and director Martin Scorsese?
A: The Irishman

A Little More Scorsese and De Niro have made ten feature films together in 50 years long collaboration, starting with Mean Streets in 1973. Tenth and the most recent movie came out this year and is titled Killers of the Flower Moon.

Try This Quiz – Scorsese/De Niro Movies


Q: In Greek mythology, Prometheus defied the gods by stealing what and giving it to humanity?
A: Fire

A Little More – As a result, Zeus decided to punish Prometheus and the mortals. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship and fire, to create a woman named Pandora. She was gifted with beauty, curiosity, and a jar or box called Pandora’s Box. This box contained all the evils, sorrows, and diseases that afflict humanity.

Try This Quiz – Steal the Fire


Q: What musician has received Grammy Award nominations for the singles “Come to My Window” and “I’m the Only One,” among others?
A: Melissa Etheridge

A Little More – Etheridge is not only an accomplished musician but also an advocate for various social causes, including LGBTQ+ rights and breast cancer awareness, having herself battled and triumphed over breast cancer.

Try This Quiz – ‘Come’ Song Titles


Q: In humans, the third molars are more commonly known by what colloquial term?
A: Wisdom teeth

A Little More The term “wisdom teeth” is derived from the idea that these molars emerge at a time when individuals are believed to have acquired more wisdom and life experience, usually between the ages of 17 and 25.

Try This Quiz – Parts of a Tooth


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