Trivia Hunt Express III: November 11th, 2021

 

Our Recap

Thank you for being a part of this Trivia Hunt journey with us. We’re seeing familiar teams who return regardless of their previous success and new sign-ups, so it warms our hearts and makes us push for an even better event. Congratulations to all the winners, and especially the fastest trio of teams who earned their right to take part in the final event of the season.

Here are the best of the best:

1 – ProgChamps – 19 mins

2 – The Quick Wits – 20 mins

3 – Exotic Fruit Basket – 21 mins

The questions were on the easy side this time, so a whopping 30 teams got everything correctly and in time! Fantastic! Five teams did it in less than half an hour, showing excellent organization, skill and trivia knowledge. For the one question (Q7) that had ambiguous wording, we decided to accept alternative answer, as the end part was easy to hurdle once you got past the Karaoke search. 

If your team got one answer wrong, it’s most likely that you got tripped up by the Metadata Merriam Webster page, that (somewhat oddly) lists the older article on top. The African city and Trebek’s episode posed no issue for any team. As easy as a pie.

Let’s break down some stats for you:

Average Completion Time: 55 mins (all), 45 mins (perfect scores)
Average Score: 
9.1/10
Winning Cash: 
30 teams, winning $16.66 each (bonuses excluded)

As always, we hope you all enjoyed solving our trivia puzzles.

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The next Trivia Hunt is Trivia Hunt XII! It’ll be held on November 20th at 8PM Eastern. Tickets can be purchased here.


A quick note about the questions and how we go about them: when we write each question, we test it in a small group, re-write them, and try again. A different group does a test run 2-3 days before the hunt, and again, we revise. Even with all that, we sometimes don’t discover an additional answer or a possible wording issue. We certainly do our best, and our intent is never to trick you. We want you to get them right, but we also want them to be a challenge. With that said, there are sometimes questions where there were multiple accepted answers.

 

Question #1:

Welcome to the Trivia Hunt Express III.

Eight robbers from season 1 of the TV series Casa de Papel are named after world cities. One of those cities contains a cardinal direction in its native language. The busiest pedestrian crossing in this city features a statue of an animal. A 2000s movie inspired by that animal reunites two American-born actors who starred together almost 20 years before. In that earlier film, what was the occupation of the character portrayed by the younger actor?

Clarifier: American-born means that they were both born in the United States

Q1 answer: Lawyer
Q1 discovery path: Helsinki, Oslo, Berlin, Moscow, Nairobi, Denver, Rio, Tokyo → Tokyo (East Capital) → Shibuya Crossing → Hachiko → Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009) → Richard Gere (born 1949) and Jason Alexander (born 1959) → Philip Stuckey in Pretty Woman (1990) → Lawyer

Correct Percentage: 97%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Various

Question #2:

This image shows the signature of a famous author. He created and wrote a TV series that first aired in 1994. Find the actor or the actress who is credited in the most episodes of that TV series and whose name (first and last, as commonly referred to) contains every vowel. What is the title of the first music album released by that person?

Clarifier: For the purpose of this question, only ‘A’, ‘E’, ‘I’, ‘O’, and ‘U’ are considered vowels.

Q2 answer: Just For You
Q2 discovery path: Michael Crichton → ER → Gloria Reuben (103 episodes) → Just For You

Correct Percentage: 96%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Perchance to Dream

Question #3:

If you add the name of a Star Trek character to the first word of Facebook, Inc.’s new name, you get a word appearing in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary. The most recent example of this word in a sentence, as listed on its page on Merriam-Webster.com, is a quote from an article. What are the first two words of this article’s title?

Q3 answer: Kacey Musgraves
Q3 discovery path: Meta+Data → Chris Willman, Variety, 12 Oct. 2021, Kacey Musgraves’ Label Protests Grammys’ Decision to Exclude Her From Country Category → Kacey Musgraves

Correct Percentage: 71%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Not Your

Question #4:

Congratulations to the Atlanta Braves for winning the World Series. What is the most runs allowed by either of the two 2021 World Series teams in one of their head-to-head matchups (all time)?

Q4 answer: 16
Q4 discovery path: Most Runs Allowed by the Astros – 16 (September 20, 1992 and May 8, 2005), Most Runs Allowed by the Braves – 16 (May 30, 1976 and July 4, 2017)

Correct Percentage: 87%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Various

Question #5:

What is the most populous city on the banks of the longest African river that crosses the Equator twice?

Q5 answer: Kinshasa
Q5 discovery path: Congo River → Kinshasa (~15M)

Correct Percentage: 100%
Most Common Wrong Answer: –


TRIVIA HUNT PRIVATE EVENT!

We are excited to announce that we are now booking private Trivia Hunts. These hunts will be 90 minutes each (with 60 minutes being gameplay). All private hunts include a live host/Zoom call, one celebrity-reader video question, and will skew slightly on the easier side in terms of the questions.

With that said, it’s company holiday party season, so feel free to suggest a company Trivia Hunt for this year’s shindig! More info and inquiry forms can be found at www.sporcle.com/private-events



Question #6:

We’re suckers for orange around here at Sporcle, so we love this 42-foot orange sculpture located in the Midwest. Anyways, it shares its name with a Las Vegas hotel/casino. One of the restaurants located in that casino shares its name with a sitcom that aired its final season premiere in 1994. What was the title of the episode of that sitcom in which Alex Trebek made a cameo?

Q6 answer: Who’s Not on First
Q6 discovery path: Aria → BlossomWho’s Not on First (aired Feb 6, 1995)

Correct Percentage: 100%
Most Common Wrong Answer: –

Question #7:

The rapper who released a song with a single-word title of Japanese origin, meaning ’empty orchestra’, also released a song with three major cities’ names merged in its title. According to the 2020 US Census, what is the most populous city within 1,000 miles (as the crow flies) of each of those three cities?

Q7 answer: Oklahoma City
Q7 discovery path: Karaoke → Drake → Houstatlantavegas → Oklahoma City

Update: We decided to accept New York – Chicago – Los Angeles answer, as some teams were confused by the wording.

Correct Percentage: 77%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Various

Question #8:

What is the first name of the character who speaks the final line in this audio clip of a 2021 trailer?

Q8 answer: Diana
Q8 discovery path: Perfect Day (Lou Reed version) → trailer for Spencer (2021) → “There’s no hope for me. Not with them.” → Diana

Correct Percentage: 88%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Kirsten

Question #9:

This image shows the list of all the unique words that appear in the lyrics of a song. That song was included in the original soundtrack of an Elijah Wood movie. What pop band first performed this song?

Q9 answer: The Korgis
Q9 discovery path: Everybody’s Got to Learn SometimeEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) → The Korgis (1980)

Correct Percentage: 97%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Various

Question #10:

Among the current states whose land the US acquired at least in part through the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, one donated a statue to the National Statuary Hall Collection the earliest. That state donated a piece that paid tribute to a notable person in its history who was a vice presidential candidate in an election. Who was his running mate for US president in that election?

Clarifier: Only the statues that are currently in the Collection are considered.

Q10 answer: Horatio Seymour
Q10 discovery path: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Wyoming → Missouri (1899) → Francis Preston Blair Jr. → Horatio Seymour

Correct Percentage: 97%
Most Common Wrong Answer: Various