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Questions for Monday, May 9, 2022

Five questions to wake up your noodle. Answers in tomorrow’s email.

1. According to the video game manufacturer NAMCO, the basic premise of “Pac-Man”—that the main character eats to grow stronger—was inspired by what cartoon character, which debuted 50 years earlier?

2. What natural substance, known to scientists as cera alba, is considered the world’s first plastic?

3. In the song “Puff the Magic Dragon,” where did Puff live?

4. The world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome was built for the Roman emperor Trajan, and still stands in Rome today. What is it called?

5. In 2018, after 30 years of research, Bayer released a variety of onion called “sunions.” What makes sunions unique?