WONDER #1327: Why Is Coffee Called “A Cup of Joe”?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following names is often used as a nickname for a common fellow, guy, or chap?

  1. Frank
  2. Joe
  3. Bill
  4. Bob

Question 2 of 3

Which Indonesian island was the primary source for coffee when it became popular in the 1800s?

  1. Java
  2. Hawaii
  3. Joe
  4. Jamaica

Question 3 of 3

Some people believe the nickname cup of joe dates back to a U.S. Navy order issued at the beginning of which war?

  1. World War II
  2. World War I
  3. Civil War
  4. Korean War

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