The Globe's Pub Quiz Blog

Started in 2004 the Globe's Pub Quiz is a non-profit pub quiz, benefiting the MS Society of Illinois, through the MS 150 team, mopundow. Quizmaster Dave runs the quiz every Tuesday night from 8-10 in the back room of the Globe Pub, 1934 W Irving Park Road, Chicago. All questions contained herein are property of the quizmaster(s), except where noted, and are not to be used without permission.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Notes on the questions

This is my first attempt at posting the questions from the previous night. Obviously, it didn't go as well as planned. I'm going to work on the formatting issues you see. Please bear with me.

Now, some instructions on how to do the rounds. For the most part, it's a straight-forward question-answer format, however there are some weird rounds:

Round 3: Match round
It's pretty self-explanatory. Take the items in column A and match them with the appropriate answers. In the future I will try to list them closer together. We'll see what happens.

Round 4: Bizarro World
This is a funky, yet fun round. In yesterday's case, I am giving you the antonyms (or approximate opposite words) of song titles. All the songs listed are linked somehow, either all on the same soundtrack, all by the same band, etc, etc.

Round 5: Dead or Canadian
Harking back to the olden, golden days of MTv, I borrowed the concept of this round from the old Remote Control game show. The clue given is a representative of one or the other category given in the title. In this week's case, the items are from either Harry Potter or J.R.R. Tolkien books. You'll get the hang of this one in further weeks.

Round 6: Picture round
Usually pictures of celebrities, sports figures, political figures, anyone who my quizzers might recognize (up to and including myself and my co-host).

Round 7: General Knowledge
The final round of the night is always double-points, and includes a tiebreaker. The tiebreaker question is usually a number that would be nearly impossible to know, such as 'what is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to Fenway Park?' We don't expect anyone to know the answer, but the closest guess wins the tiebreaker.

That's all for now. I hope you enjoy reading our questions, and let me know if you have any, yourselves.

Questions from 8/30

Round 1


11 points

1) The constellation "Vulpecula" represents what animal?

2) Which planet has the largest known volcano and largest known valley in the solar system?

3) True or False: The brightest star in the sky, Sirius, is also a binary star system.

4) What is the most active meteor shower that takes place in August every year?
A) Perseids B) Leonids C) Augustids
5) What magnification would a refractor telescope give if the main objective lens had a focal length of 1200mm and the eyepiece a focal length of 30mm?
6) What color are the hottest stars in the universe?
7) Rigel and Betelgeuse are stars of what constellation?

8) Who originally proposed the theory of heliocentricity?

9) The magnitude scale of stellar luminosity comes from what ancient society? A) Aztec b) Chinese c) Egyptians d) Greeks

10) The Mayans mistook this planet for a star, naming it Chak ek, meaning the “Great Star.” What planet is Chak ek?

11) This astrological sign is composed of stars named Zubenelgenubi, Zubeneschamali and Zubenelakrab. Name the star sign.

Round 2

It’s Your Turn (12pts)

1. What was the name of the victim in the game Clue?
2. There are four categories in the game of Cranium that you compete in to win. Which is not one of them? A. Word Worm B. Data Head C. Creative Cat D. Music Machine

3. In Trivial Pursuit Genus III, two original categories were dropped. For 2 pts, give the old and new names for the "blue category."

4. How much money does the bank have in a standard edition of Monopoly?

5. Which Chess piece was originally known by either of the Arabic words Firz or Firzan, and also as the Minister or Prime Minister?

6. In Stratego, what size are each of the lakes in the center of the game board? 7. Future art collectors had to outbid others at the auction while trying to avoid forgeries in what 1970s Parker Brother game?

8. In the game Battleship, how many peg holes does a Destroyer have?

9. Which one of the following games does NOT use dice?
A. Cootie B. Sorry! C. Parcheesi D. Risk E. All these games use dice
10. How many squares are there on a Scrabble board?

11. What game is said to be the oldest known recorded game in human history, probably originating from Mesopotamia under the ancient Persian empire?

Round 3

The Globe's Pub Quiz Match Round


Mary Goodnight


Elektra King


Plenty O'Toole


Xenia Onatopp


Tracy Bond


Pussy Galore


Honey Ryder


Holly Goodhead


May Day




Kissy Suzuki


A View to a Kill


Diamonds Are Forever



Dr. No






Live and Let Die


The Man With the Golden Gun




On Her Majesty's Secret Service


You Only Live Twice


The World is Not Enough

Round 4

Bizarro World

16 points

1) Cautious Premonitions

2) Your Arctic

3) Soviet Religion

4) Midday Moon

5) Old Science

6) Domesticated Girls

7) Reputable

8) Boys Off Print


Round 5

DOC: Harry Potter or J. R. R. Tolkien Universe (10pts)
1. Glaurung 
2. Thestrals 
3. Gimli
4. Acromantula 
5. Doxy
6. Tower of Isengard 
7. Lagduf 
8. Language of Mordor 
9.  Creaothceann 
10. Beauxbatons 

Round 6

Round 7

General Knowledge

26 points

1) The Stanley Cup has existed since 1892. Name both years the Stanley Cup has NOT been awarded.

2) How many known moons does Uranus have?

a) 3 b) 9 c) 27

3) Beagles Sink Pronto is an anagram for what John Cusak movie?

4) Honor Blackman played which famous Bond girl?

5) Sir Andrew Waugh is gave this famous object its English name. What tall object did he name?

6) Norway’s longest border is with Sweden, at 1619 km. What other two countries does Norway share a land boarder with?

7) Name the distance measurement defined as the mean distance between the earth and the sun.

8) In baseball, Cesar Tovar and Bert Campaneris hold a unique record. What did they do?

9) Milton Bradley’s first game was called The Checkered Game of Life, and sold 45,000 copies in its first year. What year was it released, and did it have a die?

10) What does CBGB stand for?

Tiebreaker: What is the moon’s equatorial diameter? Give your answer in kilometers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

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