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.

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Questions from 9/27

Round 1
Take the Skinheads Bowling
11 points

1) In ten-pin bowling, if you throw 2 strikes in a row, then 2 gutterballs in a row, what is your score?

2) Candlepin Bowling was invented in 1880 in what Massachusetts town?

3) What is the nearest bowling alley to the Globe Pub?

4) Duckpin bowling is said to have been invented in Baltimore around 1900, by John McGraw and Wilbert Robinson. What professional sport are they in the Hall of Fame for?

5) According to the Camper Van Beethoven song, some people say that bowling alleys got big what?

6) T or F: Canadian 5-pin bowling was developed in the early 20th century to offers bowlers the chance to play during a 30 minute lunch break.

7) There are 4 major differences between Ten-pin bowling and candlepin bowling. Name three of them.

8) In ten-pin competition bowling, what is the maximum weight of a ball? A) 16 lbs b) 18 lbs c) 22 lbs d) 30 lbs

9) All forms of North American bowling are derived from what European target sport, still very popular in the UK (HINT: think candy)?

Round 2
Everyone Knows it’s Windy
13 points

1) Until this year, hurricane Andrew was the costliest natural disaster in US history. In what year did Andrew cause so much damage?

2) What is the difference between hurricanes and typhoons?

3) This wind, which blows from the deserts of California, is mentioned in Randy Newman’s song ‘I Love LA.’ Surfers are possibly the only people who look forward to it. Name the wind.

4) T or F: A named tropical system in the Altantic region retains its name if it crosses into the Pacific.

5) This warm wind which occurs on the eastern slopes of the Rockies has the same name as that of which North American Indian tribe?

6) Should there be another hurricane in the 2005 season, what would the storm’s name be? A) Sarah b) Simon c) Stan d) Sylvester

7) Which roof type seems to fare better during hurricanes, gables or hipped?
8) Put the following in order of strength, from weakest to strongest: Hurricane, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, Tropical Wave

9) What does NOAA stand for?

10) What is the name of the scale used to determine the possible damage of a hurricane? A) Beaufort b) Fujita c) Richter d) Saffir-Simpson

Round 3

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Coming Away

2) A Flawed Acquaintance

3) Then or Never

4) Harmless Spinsters

5) Loud Shame

6) The Garage off Despair Alley

7) Yes Lesser Hate

8) Unblended Curses


Round 5
DOC- Field’s or Macy’s
10 points

1) First department store to offer a bridal registry.

2) Housewares department is known as the “Cellar.”

3) Founder died at 55 in Paris, France.

4) Has full-service travel agency capabilities.

5) First department store to have an in-store dining room.

6) Part of the corporate logo was taken from the founder’s tattoo.

7) Carries the exclusive Wittard of Chelsea line of tea.

8) Company went public is 1922.

9) 2003 Holiday windows theme was “A Christmas Story.”

Round 6

Round 7
General Knowledge
20 points

1) On the show Get Smart, how many children did 86 and 99 have?

2) Columbia’s congress has passed a law that will enable couples to do what in as little as an hour?

3) When was the first ever Macy’s parade? A) 1804 b) 1854 c) 1904

4) This director’s films include Beaches, Pretty Woman, and Runaway Bride.

5) This former Playboy model, born Vickie Lynn Marshall, is taking her 10-year long fight for millions to the Supreme Court. By what name do we know her?

6) On October 9, 1974 the Kansas City Scouts took to the ice. In 1976, they became the Colorado Rockies, and remained there until 1982, when they moved east, and eventually became 3-time Stanley Cup champions. What do we now know the team as?

7) How many times was Susan Lucci nominated for an Emmy before she finally won in 1999?

8) T or F: John Philip Sousa was a US Marine.

9) When was the last time the Green Bay Packers started a season 0-3?
A) 1958 b) 1968 c) 1978 d) 1988

10) The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35. What is that verse?

Tiebreaker: What is the amount of selling floor, in ft2 of the Macy’s flagship store at 34th and Broadway in NYC?

Questions from 9/20

Round 1
Ma na ma na!
12 points

1) The Muppet Show featured two recurring mini-shows within it, which featured its cast. Name both of them.

2) How did Scooter get his job as the theater’s gopher?

3) Which character has a love of chickens, especially one named Camilla?

4) When comic Steve Martin appeared on the show, he did a sketch with balloon animals. What was strange about his balloon animals?

5) What 2 movies did Jim Henson make in the 1980’s that did not feature any of his regular muppets?

6) In the show’s opening sequence, muppets appear in windows and multiply until the end of the theme song. If you start with two muppets and the number of muppets is squared every second, how many muppets do you have after 5 seconds?

7) Jim Henson’s musically talented character Dr. Teeth was based on which great New Orleans singer and pianist?

8) What was the first line of the Muppet Show theme song?

9) T or F All Muppet Show episodes were taped in London.

10) Who is the bumbling head of Muppet Labs?

Round 2
Lyrical Ladies
12 points

1) What month is mentioned in the Rod Stewart song “Maggie May?”

2) Which song, originally by Van Morrison, was later covered by Patti Smith who included the line “Jesus died for somebody’s sins, but not mine?"

3) In ‘Cockles and Mussels’ a lady wheels a wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow. Who is she?

4) On Seinfeld, Elaine is dating a man who has a strange obsession with a particular song. In order to compete with his love of this song, she picks a song for them to share. Name the song Elaine chose, and who sings it.

5) The following lines are taken from what ode to the female form?
Ev’rybody knows/That Baby’s got new clothes
But lately I see her ribbons and her bows
Have fallen from her curls.

6) Shawn Colvin mentions this woman in her lyrics that “came home with a mission.” Who is she?

7) Who sang about the Lady D’Arbanville?

8) In the AC/DC song “Whole Lotta Rosie,” what are Rosie’s measurements? A) 42-39-56 b) 38-24-38 c) 46-26-36

9) Aerosmith’s song “My Girl” details the many positive attributes of a certain young lady. Who is she?

10) This woman wears a red dress that’s as old as the hills. The song sung about her is also used by Ohio State as it’s theme song. What is the name of the song?

11) No Doubt’s self-titled first album featured a song about what famous supermodel?

Round 3

Round 4
Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Cold Falls

2) North Drive

3) The Found Princess

4) Released Retardation

5) Found

6) Hopeful Breadwinners

7) The East Leg

8) Won’t Or Inelegance


Round 5
DOC- Tennis term or Cricket Term?
10 points

1) Double Bagel

2) Nightwatchman

3) Golden Duck

4) Let

5) Ferret

6) Golden Set

7) Maiden

8) French Cut

9) Wing

10) Chinaman

Round 6

I can't find the General Knowledge round. If I happen across it, I'll post it.

Happy quizzing!

Friday, September 16, 2005

Questions from 9/13/05

Here's the questions from the fabu First Anniversary Pub Quiz!

Round 1
Geography of MLB Ballparks
11 points

1) What ball park has the farthest north home plate in the league?

2) How many teams have a ballpark in Missouri?

3) What ballpark has the westernmost home plate in the league?

4) Name the only ballpark where it is possible to hit a home run into the Ohio River.

5) What two teams play in the Mountain Time Zone?

6) What team plays in the southernmost park in the league?

7) Out of the four “cross town classic” cities, which two ballparks are have the shortest driving distance between them? a) Angel/Dodger b) McAfee/SBC Park c) Shea/Yankee d) U.S. Cellular/Wrigley

8) Which league has more teams in California, American or National?

9) How many of the 30 ballparks lie west of the Mississippi River?

10) Which team plays closes to the US-Canadian border?

11) What team plays in the easternmost ballpark in the league?

Round 2
Let’s Make a Deal!
11 points

1. A rerun of what game show was aired and was quickly pulled by TV execs that unfortunately featured a trip to New Orleans as a prize?

2. This "Bewitched" actor was the well known face of "center square" on Hollywood Squares from 1968-1981. Name him.

3. Which dollar amount version of Pyramid did John Davidson host?

4. Who was the corporate sponsor of the rigged 50s game show "Twenty One?"

5. Hot Springs, NM took that name of which game show in honor of its anniversary?

6. Wheel of Torture was a category in the fourth season of Remote Control. Which of
the following was not a torture administered? A. Noogie B. Purple Nurple C. Wedgie D. Wet Willie

7. Which game show featured "Big Bucks and Whammys"?

8. What did a contestant win in the bonus round of "Classic Concentration"?

9. T or F wink Martindale was once the host of "The Newlywed Game"?

10. On the 50s show "You Bet Your life" how much money would a contest win from the duck if the mystery word was said?

11. What caused contestants to lose the bonus round on "Bullseye"?

Round 3
Match Round: Occurrences of the past 12 months

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Sobbing Off the 32nd Ceiling
2) Go Suck My Flute

3) Satan’s Unpopular

4) The Bad Patient

5) Sour Avarice

6) The Moonlight Girls

7) Shod Out the Drive

8) The Even Single


Round 5
DOC- Einstein or Hawking?
9 Points

1. He attended a Catholic Elementary School and took violin lessons.

2. Flat feet and varicose veins which kept him out of the military.

3. His mother was a member of the Communist Party.

4. Issued the following quote: "The main source of the present-day conflicts between the spheres of religion and science lies in the concept of a personal god."

5. He received a doctorate for a thesis entitled "On a new determination of molecular dimensions."

6. His first wife received her doctorate in Medieval Portuguese Literature.

7. He has been known to sleep for 12 hours per night.

8. He was born on the 300th anniversary of Galileo's death.

9. Poor grades forced him to undergo an oral examination to determine whether or not he could enter a PhD program.

Round 6
Picture Round (with link)
18 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
20 points

1) What is the traditional gift for a first wedding anniversary?

2) Who created the game show "Jeopardy" and even wrote the theme song?

3) What baseball stadium is the only one located in a state that does not observe Daylight Saving Time?

4) At the first pub quiz, what was the DOC round? A) quotes from GW Bush or Emperor Palpatine b) Ghostbuster Gods or hockey players c) Rodney Dangerfield quotes from either Back to School or Caddyshack

5) How many Tony Awards has Neil Simon won?

6) Who said “I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road?” a) Einstein b) Hawking c) Miss Cleo

7) Damned Scary is an anagram for what eastern MLB ballpark?

8) What motorcycle company is debuting airbags on motorcycles?

9) Who was the host of Remote Control?

10) Which set of season tickets costs more- sitting in the first row of the 300 level for the Blackhawks or sitting on the glass for the Wolves?

Tiebreaker: How much money did Star Wars Episode III bring in on its first day in theatres?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Questions from 9/6

Round 1: On this date in history 10 points

1) This patriarch of one of the most mythical political families was born on this date in 1888. Name him.
2) On this date in 1847, this writer moved in with Ralph Waldo Emerson. Who is he?
3) On this date in 1522, one of Ferdinand Magellan’s ships arrived in
Spain, finishing the first circumnavigation of the globe. Was Magellan aboard, what was the name of the ship, and approximately how long did the journey take?
4) In 1976, a Soviet MIG-25 pilot landed his plane and requested asylum to the
United States. Where did he land his plane?
5) On this date in 1901, the president of the
US was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. Name the president.

6) On this date in 1972, hostages were killed in this European city that was hosting the Olympics. Name the city.

7) Also in 1972, this country’s president Thieu abolished popular elections for hamlet and village officers, citing that many were communists.

8) In 1844, John C Fremont arrived at this western body of water which was eventually included in the first comprehensive map of the
Great Basin

Round 2: Are you ready for some football? 11 points

1. If a player is wearing illegal equipment, how long is the player suspended for?
2. What NFL team received the 1st pick in the 2005 draft? Bonus point: Who did they pick?

3. T or F If a player steps out of bounds and steps back in, he is always penalized 5 yards. 4. What is the name of the trophy awarded to the MVP of the Superbowl?
5. As of 1999, the home team is required to provide how many footballs for game play (not including kicking situations? A. 12 B. 24 C. 36
6. After scoring a touchdown, a receiver rips off his helmet in the end zone and starts to dance. The official nearest him throws a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. How many yards is the kickoff penalized for
this action? 7. Which official functions as the backup timekeeper?
Frankfurt, Germany fields an NFL Europe team. What is the nickname for this team? A. Galaxy B. Comets C. Thunder
9. Which former NFL player carried the nickname "The Minster of Defense"?
10. According to the NFL Rules, tight ends wear jersey numbers in what 10-number range?

Round 3: Double match- Musicians 20 points

Round 4: Audio Round- Movie quotes 12 points
Because I can't post audio here, we'll skip this one. In the future I'll try to work out a way to post audio here.

Round 5: Dead or Canadian: 20th Century Supreme Court Justice or Rocky Horror Picture Show Character Last Name? 10 points

1) Blackmun

3) Weiss
4) Powell
5) Von Scott
6) Breyer
7) Harlan
8) Hapschatt
9) Majors
10) Frankfurter

Round 6:
Picture Round 13 points

Round 7: General Knowledge 24 points
1) What movie contains the line “Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes?”
2) How many points is a safety worth in American football?
3) Who played drums for the Doors?
4) T or F: Today was the first day of the Hebrew Calendar in 3761 BC.
5) Who appointed William Rehnquist to his associate justice seat on the Supreme Court?
6) Name the two hosts in Jeopardy! History.
7) What Canadian city is traditionally credited as being the birthplace of hockey? A) Montreal b) Ottawa c) Toronto
8) Malay Codpiece is an anagram for what Steve Guttenberg movie?
9) How long was the voyage of the SS Minnow supposed to be?
10) Name the two streets Marina City lies between.
Tiebreaker: On this date in 1995, Cal Ripken, Jr broke Lou Gehrig’s record of consecutive games. During that streak, he set an unofficial record for consecutive innings played from 6/5/82 to 9/14/87. How many innings did he play in?