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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, October 20, 2005

Questions from 10/18

Round 1:
Dinosaurs
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 One.tel 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

Link:

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?

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