A Little More – Week of 4/8/24

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. The films Split and Glass are the second and third installments in a trilogy that also includes what 2000 film?
  2. In swimming competitions, what stroke is performed by the first member of a medley relay team, which consists of four different swimmers?
  3. What make and model of vehicle has appeared on Car and Driver’s 10Best list 38 times since the list was first published in 1983? The vehicle was first produced in 1976 by a non-American manufacturer.
  4. The Peace Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge, and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge are among the crossings of what river?
  5. What title character in a novel by D. H. Lawrence has an affair with a man named Oliver Mellors, who is the gamekeeper of her estate?
  6. Raymond is the last name of what R&B singer who is known by his five-letter first name? To date, he has four #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and nine #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.
  7. What product, introduced in 1886, notably uses a logo that features its name written in Spencerian script?

Answers and A Little More

Q: The films Split and Glass are the second and third installments in a trilogy that also includes what 2000 film?
A: Unbreakable

A Little More – Split was released in 2016 and Glass was released in 2019. All three were written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Unbreakable is regarded by many as one of Shyamalan’s best films and one of the best superhero films. In 2011, Time listed it as one of the top ten superhero films of all time, ranking it number four.

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Q: In swimming competitions, what stroke is performed by the first member of a medley relay team, which consists of four different swimmers?
A: Backstroke

A Little More – Medley relay events begins with backstroke as it is the only one that requires the swimmer to be in the water at the start of the stroke. The order is backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and freestyle, which is different from the individual medley (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle).

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Q: What make and model of vehicle has appeared on Car and Driver’s 10Best list 38 times since the list was first published in 1983? The vehicle was first produced in 1976 by a non-American manufacturer.
A: Honda Accord

A Little More – The Accord has appeared on the list more than the Chevrolet Corvette (25 times) and the Porsche Boxster/Cayman (25 times). In 1982, the Accord became the first car from a Japanese manufacturer to be produced in the United States when production commenced in Marysville, Ohio. It has achieved considerable success in the U.S., where it was the best-selling Japanese car for sixteen years (1982–97), topping its class in sales in 1991 and 2001, with around ten million vehicles sold.

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Q: The Peace Bridge, the Rainbow Bridge, and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge are among the crossings of what river?
A: Niagara River

A Little More The Peace Bridge connects Buffalo, New York, and Fort Erie, Ontario; and the Rainbow Bridge and the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge each connect Niagara Falls, New York, and Niagara Falls, Canada.

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Q: What title character in a novel by D. H. Lawrence has an affair with a man named Oliver Mellors, who is the gamekeeper of her estate?
A: Lady Chatterley

A Little More – The novel was first published privately in the 1920s. An unexpurgated edition was not published openly in the United Kingdom until 1960, when it was the subject of a watershed obscenity trial against the publisher Penguin Books, which won the case and quickly sold three million copies. The book was also banned for obscenity in the United States, Canada, Australia, India and Japan. It became notorious for its story of the physical and emotional relationship between a working-class man and an upper-class woman, its explicit descriptions of sex and its use of then-unprintable profane words.

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Q: Raymond is the last name of what R&B singer who is known by his five-letter first name? To date, he has four #1 albums on the Billboard 200 and nine #1 singles on  the Billboard Hot 100.
A: Usher

A Little More – His full name is Usher Raymond IV. Born in Dallas, he spent the most of his young life in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but moved to Atlanta, GA when his talents for singing were discovered. His road to success was almost instant – Usher first released his self-titled debut album at the age of 16, and rose to fame in the late 1990s following the release of his second album, My Way.

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Q: What product, introduced in 1886, notably uses a logo that features its name written in Spencerian script?
A: Coca-Cola

A Little More Spencerian script is a script style that was used in the United States from approximately 1850 to 1925, and was considered the American de facto standard writing style for business correspondence prior to the widespread adoption of the typewriter. Ford Motor Company, founded in 1903, also uses this script for their logo.

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