A Little More – Week of 7/31/23

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 Midwest U.S. city is home to the Bevo Mill neighborhood, which is notable for its population of Bosnian immigrants, the highest concentration outside of Europe?
  2. What German battleship was sunk by British forces in May 1941, in retaliation for the loss of the HMS Hood at the Battle of the Denmark Strait days earlier?
  3. What nine-letter word meaning to humorously appear in the background of someone’s picture was one of Collins Dictionary’s words of the year for 2014?
  4. In physics, what is the common eight-letter term for a hypothetical connection between widely separated regions of space-time?
  5. Which MLB franchise has played its home games at Recreation Park, Baker Bowl, Shibe Park, and Veterans Stadium, before moving to its current venue in 2004?
  6. Spain has two autonomous cities—Ceuta and Melilla—both of which share a border with what country?
  7. What Tony Award-winning musical about the business partnership between a shoemaker and a drag queen features songs by Cyndi Lauper?

Answers and A Little More

Q: What Midwest U.S. city is home to the Bevo Mill neighborhood, which is notable for its population of Bosnian immigrants, the highest concentration outside of Europe?
A: St. Louis 

A Little More – The St. Louis metro area is now home to an estimated 50,000 Bosnians. On September 29, 2013, the Bosnian community donated a replica of sebilj (kiosk-shaped public fountain) to the city of St. Louis for its 250th birthday.

Try this Quiz – Foreign-Born Population (US)


Q: What German battleship was sunk by British forces in May 1941, in retaliation for the loss of the HMS Hood at the Battle of the Denmark Strait days earlier?
A: Bismarck

A Little More – The British public were shocked that their most emblematic warship had been destroyed so suddenly, with the loss of more than 1,400 of her crew. The Admiralty mobilized every available warship in the Atlantic to hunt down and destroy Bismarck. The Royal Navy forces pursued and brought Bismarck to battle.

Try This Quiz – Countries of WWII Battles


Q: What nine-letter word meaning to humorously appear in the background of someone’s picture was one of Collins Dictionary’s words of the year for 2014?
A: Photobomb

A Little More – Photobomb garnered international attention after Queen Elizabeth II herself photobombed one of her ‘subjects’ during Commonwealth Games in 2014. Other words of the year were ‘tinder’, ‘bakeoff’, ‘normcore’, and ‘Devo Max’.

Try This Quiz – Celebrity Photobombs


Q: In physics, what is the common eight-letter term for a hypothetical connection between widely separated regions of space-time?
A: Wormhole

A Little More In TV series Fringe, a device known as “The Machine” can create a temporary wormhole that allows characters to travel between universes. These wormholes, called “Soft Spots,” appear as shimmering portals.

Try This Quiz – Time Travelers


Q: Which MLB franchise has played its home games at Recreation Park, Baker Bowl, Shibe Park, and Veterans Stadium, before moving to its current venue in 2004?
A: Philadelphia Phillies

A Little More – Baker Bowl was the site of first World Series attended by U.S. President, and also where Babe Ruth played his last game. Shibe Park was later renamed Connie Mack Stadium in honor of the longtime Philadelphia Athletics manager. Veterans Stadium was the largest in the National League at the time it was built. Since 2004, the Phillies host games at Citizens Bank Park.

Try This Quiz – MLB Teams by Stadium


Q: Spain has two autonomous cities—Ceuta and Melilla—both of which share a border with what country?
A: Morocco

A Little More – The sovereignty of Ceuta and Melilla has been a subject of some controversy, particularly in relation to Morocco’s claim over these territories. Morocco considers both cities as part of its own territory, based on historical claims and cultural ties. Both cities have held referendums in the past, where the majority of the population expressed their desire to remain part of Spain.

Try This Quiz – World’s Shortest Borders


Q: What Tony Award-winning musical about the business partnership between a shoemaker and a drag queen features songs by Cyndi Lauper?
A: Kinky Boots

A Little More Lauper’s involvement in “Kinky Boots” not only showcased her talent as a singer-songwriter but also aligned with her activism for LGBTQ+ rights and themes of acceptance, individuality, and self-expression. The musical’s messages of embracing diversity and breaking stereotypes resonate strongly with Cyndi Lauper’s own beliefs and advocacy work.

Try This Quiz – Broadway Show Logos


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