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.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Tonight's Quiz

The Globe's owners and I decided last night to cancel this week's quiz, due to the World Series game. We just think it'll be for the best.

If you're planning on coming to watch the game, however, you're good as gold.

We'll be back next week, at 8, for all your pubquizzin' needs!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Questions from 10/18

Round 1:
12 points

1) What is the tallest and heaviest known complete dinosaur skeleton?

2) The superorder Dinosauria was named by English scientist Richard Owen in what decade of the 1800’s?

3) The word dinosaur is a combination of the Greek works deinos and sauros. What do these words mean?

4) How many of the Earth’s continents have dinosaurs been found on?

5) The oldest dinosaurs are approximately how old? A) 130 M years b) 230 M Years c) 330 M years

6) What state was Sue, the Field Museum’s T. Rex, found?

7) Put the three dinosaur periods in order from oldest to most recent Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic:

8) In the Simpson’s Treehouse of Horror V, Homer accidentally builds a time machine and travels back in time and inadvertently kills all the dinosaurs. How did he kill them?

9) What year was the first T. Rex found?

Round 2:
Corporate Scandals
12 points

1) This automotive company has had problems with exploding cars as well as tires.

2) This insurance company, which was weathering insurance and mutual fund scandals from 2004, was discovered in 2005 to have over $1B worth of errors in accounting transactions. Who is it?

3) Another accounting scandal hit Fannie Mae, a government agency abbreviated FNMA. What does FNMA stand for?

4) What company has been accused of profiteering and fraud in relation to their involvement with the Iraq War II?

5) Andersen Consulting is famous for being the accounting firm for Enron. Who was their first client?

6) The Australian phone company fell apart in 2000. What media mogul was a major backer of this company?

7) WorldCom emerged from their Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2004 with what new company name?

8) This company was sued over alleged human rights violations including torture, murder and rape in 2001. Name it.

9) Hafskip was a shipping line that fell into deep debt and would have disappeared quietly, but it was connected to the finance minister of what European country?

Round 3:

Round 4:
Bizarro World (Literature titles)
16 points

1) The Delayed Exhumation

2) Angel out the Cellar

3) The Servile Fish

4) The Rectangular Landscape

5) The White Dog

6) The Borrowed Book

7) The Pile or the Obelisk

8) The Nevar


Round 5:
DOC- Dick Cheney or C. Montgomery Burns?
10 points

1) You could learn a thing or two from this braying moron.

2) Why didn’t you tell me about this market crash?

3) And now, Bob Dole will read from the Necronomicon.

4) Except for the occasional heart attack, I never felt better.

5) We have to make America the best place in the world to do business.

6) For attempting to kill me, I’m giving you a 5% pay cut.

7) You don’t have to sue me to get my pants off.

8) I had other priorities in the 60’s than military service.
9) I’ve worked for 4 presidents and watched two other up close, and I know that there’s no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.

10) This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That’s democracy for you.

Round 6:

Round 7:
General Knowledge
22 points

1) Did Trilobites exist before or after dinosaurs?

2) Where was Edgar Allen Poe born?

3) What movie has the line “You have no power here! Now begone, before somebody drops a house on you!”

4) Which NHL player has the most goals, as of this morning? A) Simon Gagne b) Jaromir Jagr c) Eric Lindos

5) The Titanic had two sister ships. Name them.

6) What is the minimum amount of darts required to win a game of 501 (no double-in or out)?

7) What comedian wrote the “We Can’t Blame White People” essay?

8) A daguerreotype is an early form of what media?
A) LP record b) cassette tape c) photograph

9) The tallest known mountain in the solar system is located on what planet?

10) The Field Museum has an upcoming event featuring the lifestyles of what city, destroyed in 79 AD?

Tiebreaker: How many home runs were hit during the 2005 MLB regular season?

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Questions from 10/11

Round 1:
Get Smart!
11 points

1) Who created Get Smart?

2) On FOX’s 1995 Get Smart revival, who played the lead character, Zach Smart?

3) What brand of shoe was Max’s famous shoe phone?
A) Florsheim b) Hushpuppy c) New Balance

4) T or F: In the episode where 86 and 99 get married, Don Adams’ real-life wife and father are amongst the guests.

5) Who is slated to star as Maxwell Smart in the up-and-coming 2006 remake?

6) In the movie The Nude Bomb, Max Smart no longer works for CONTROL, but for what other agency? A) CIA B) FBI c) PITS d) SPIES

7) Which of the following people did NOT do a guest role on Get Smart? Sonny Bono, Johnny Carson, Leonard Nimoy, Regis Philbin

8) This comedy star of The Steve Allen Show, Newhart, and Mork and Mindy was originally contracted to play Maxwell Smart. What is his name?

9) What was the original number for Agent 99?

10) What was the Chief’s first name?
a) Aaron b) Dave c) Morris d) Thaddeus

Round 2:
I want your…
13 points

1) What year was Dr. Alfred Kinsey’s report, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male released?

2) Name the four women on the TV short Sex and the City:

3) The Red Queen Hypothesis states that sexual reproduction persists because it enables species to rapidly evolve new genetic defenses against parasites. What book does the Red Queen Hypothesis take its name from?

4) The song, I Want Your Sex I appears on what George Michael album?

5) Which chromosome match-up will make a bouncing baby boy, XX or XY?

6) What TV couple uses “Rock the Casbah” as an euphemism for sex?

7) What happens to male honey bees when they reach climax (be specific)?

8) During the famous masturbation episode of Seinfeld, after Kramer, who is the next person out of the contest?

9) T or F: The blackberry reproduces both sexually and asexually.

Round 3:
Match- Beatles' Lyrics

Round 4:
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Gentlemen Last

2) Postmodern

3) The Stander

4) Inside and Atop?

5) Yes Same

6) Tame Hog

7) There the Boulevard Begins

8) A Dark Out the Basement


Round 5:
DOC- 2005 Nobel Prize Winner or 1959 Chicago White Sox Player?
10 points

1) Sherm Lollar

2) Billy Pierce

3) James Watson

4) Luis Aparicio

5) Edward Cussler

6) Bob Shaw

7) John Mainstone

8) Gregg A. Miller

9) Norm Cash

10) Billy Goodman

Round 6:

Round 7:
General Knowledge
24 points

1) What Beatles song begins with the line “I once had a girl, or should I say she once had me?”

2) Victor Benno Myere-Rochow and Jozsef Gal are sharing the 2005 Nobel prize for Fluid Dynamics for their report on the defecation of what flightless bird?

3) Who did the 1959 White Sox lose to in the World Series?

4) Name 3 of the 5 states that border Ohio.

5) This pop star’s home was recently broken into, and after calling the police, he was actually arrested for drug possession. Who is it?

6) This first manned Apollo mission was launched on this date in 1968. What was the mission numbered?

7) Johnny Wilson broke a record yesterday by becoming the youngest person to swim from where to where?

8) Don Adams said he based the voice for Maxwell Smart on the voice of what famous character The Tin Man or the Thin Man?

9) This band recently reunited to play a wedding of one of their roadies. Name them.

10) What year was the last time the Yankees won a World Series?

Tiebreaker: I actually forgot to write the tiebreaker, so I asked the quizzers how many pencils were left in my handy-dandy ziploc bag.

Questions from the big birthday edition of pub quiz

Questions from 10/4:
Round 1:
13 points

1) What is the reciprocal of 1/8?

2) What is the square root of pi squared?

3) 1, 2, 6, 21, 88… What comes next?

4) What is 32 in binary?

5) Dave turns 32 today ands he was born in 1973. Dave’s grandfather was born in 1932, how many years old will Dave’s grandfather be?

6) Name all the prime numbers that end in the word “teen” and are less than 100.

7) Brian is eating a bag of Skittles. In the bag there are 5 red, 2 green, and 4 purple Skittles. What is the probability that Brian will pick a red Skittle, eat it, and then pick a green Skittle?

8) How many inches in a mile?

9) What is the Quadratic equation?

10) How many sides does a dodecahedron have?

11) In what Old Testament book of the Bible is Pi roughly calculated?

Round 2:
12 points

1) Who said “every man knows he is a sissy compared to Johnny Cash?” a) Bono b) Bill Clinton c) Waylon Jennings d) Joquin Phoenix

2) In Murder in Coweta County, Johnny Cash and Andy Griffith played opposite each other in a story about a George murder case. Who played the bad guy?

3) Where was Johnny Cash born?

4) According to the song Man in Black, how long would Johnny continue to wear black?

5) What is Johnny Cash’s birthday and given name?

6) What branch of the armed forces did Johnny Cash serve in?

7) What song was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore, then performed by Johnny Cash, who added a trumpet to the song after being inspired by a dream?

8) Which network aired The Johnny Cash Show?

9) Name two of the other three members of the Highwaymen.

10) Which Johnny Cash song was featured on Beavis and Butthead? A) Delia’s Gone b) Hurt c) The Mercy Seat d) One

11) T or f: Johnny Cash served time in Folsom Prison.

Round 3: Match Round- Events of October 4th

Round 4:
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Winter Throw

2) Short Here

3) The Fake

4) Borrow Away

5) Shame of the Rebels

6) Hypothermia Catch

7) Bear Raleigh

8) Demons Out the Infield


Round 5:
DOC- Older or Younger?
10 points

On this one, determine whether or not I am older or younger than the person mentioned. So, if I say Abraham Lincoln, I am most definitely younger than him, so the answer is YOUNGER.

1) Monika Lewinsky

2) Ichiro Suzuki

3) Alecia Moore aka P!nk

4) Kevin Smith

5) Courtney Love

6) Nomar Garciaparra

7) Monica Seles

8) Adam Sandler

9) Sean Lennon

10) Shannen Doherty

Round 6:
Picture Round- what if everyone had Dave's haircut?

Round 7:
General Knowledge
24 points

1) T or F: Game show host Bob Barker has a black belt in karate.

2) This movie was the first movie based on Saturday Night Live characters, which Dave watches every year on his birthday.

3) What did Alfred Nobel invent?

4) How many of hockey’s famous Hanson brothers are actually brothers?

5) Spell sclerosis. S-C-L-E-R-O-S-I-S (Spelling questions don't translate to internet well. Sorry about that)

6) La Cenicienta is being released on DVD today. What is it’s English title?

7) Who is credited with inventing Calculus?

8) Name the three people who have hosted SNL more than 10 times.

9) In the song A Boy Named Sue, how old was Sue when his daddy left home?

10) Name two of the three countries Chile has a land border with.

Tiebreaker: What year was Dave born (express your answer in the corresponding Jewish calendar year)?

We had a record-breaking crowd for my birthday, 60 people sat and were tortured by our questions. We were so happy to see everyone! Thanks for coming!