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, November 30, 2005

Questions from 11/29

Best of the Best
11 points

1) George Best made his debut for Manchester United in what year? a) 1961 b) 1962 c) 1963

2) Best was arrested twice and jailed once for what offense?

3) T or F: Best played for his prison’s soccer team.

4) What British indie group’s debut album featured a picture of Best on the cover?

5) Who was George Best referring to when he said “He cannot kick with his left foot, he cannot head a ball, he cannot tackle and he doesn’t score many goals. Apart from that, he’s alright.”
A) Freddy Adu b) David Beckham c) Pele

6) Where was George Best born?

7) What years did Best win the English League Championship with Manchester United?

8) What soccer legend called Best “the greatest footballer in the world?”

9) In World Cup games, what country did George Best play for?

10) Best played for 3 North American Soccer League teams. Name one of them.

Round 2
In the year 2525
10 points

1) Julius Caesar’s assassination.

2) Beginning of World War II.

3) Abraham Lincoln is re-elected.

4) Rodney King is beaten by the LAPD.

5) Battle at Bunker Hill.

6) Lou Gehrig retires from baseball.

7) Skylab is launched.

8) The War of 1812 ends.

9) The Million Man March.

10) The first McDonald’s Restaurant opens.

Round 3
Match Round- Quotable Quotes
12 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Life isn’t an Extra

2) South or North

3) Generic Old Yugo

4) X-Ray Does Turf

5) Black Calm

6) Crooked from Heaven

7) Hater’s Roll

8) Shouldn’t You Go and Shouldn’t You Stay?


DOC- Astaire or Grant?
10 points

1) Turned down the role of James Bond.

2) Buried in the same cemetery as Ginger Rogers.

3) Maintained a year-round suntan to avoid wearing makeup.

4) Voted Greatest Movie Star of All Time by Premiere Magazine.

5) Had a cameo appearance in Imagine.

6) His first screen test evaluation was “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Balding. Can dance a little.”

7) Was prescribed LSD as a part of an experimental psychotherapy program.

8) Appears on the sleeve of the Beatle’s Sgt Pepper’s album.

9) Insured his legs for $1M.

10) John Cleese’s character in A Fish Called Wanda is named after his real name.

Round 6
Picture Round
15 Points

Round 7
General Knowledge
26 points

1) On this date in 1963, the Warren Commission was created by what president?

2) How many coaches have the Pittsburgh Steelers had in their 37-year NFL history?

3) What Clash album does the song London Calling originally appear on?

4) 4 states begin and end with the same vowel. Name 3 of them.

5) Who said “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age?” a) Lucille Ball b) George Burns c) Richard Simmons

6) The Vatican released a document called Instruction today, which focuses on what topic?

7) Where was Fred Astaire born?

8) In what decade of the 19th century were the RCMP founded?

9) Which city is further north, Madrid or Rome?

10) Who was the last Canadian team to win the Stanley Cup, and what year did they win?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to the Museum of Science and Industry (express your answer in cubits)?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Questions from 11/22/05

There were 58 people in attendance last night, a great crowd for an extremely hard pub quiz. Thanks to everyone who came out and let me bludgeon your brains for the night, and I'll see you next week!

Holiday in Cambodia
12 points

1) Where was John and Robert Kennedy born(be specific)?

2) What book won Kennedy the Pulitzer Prize?

3) Who shot RFK?

4) What college did JFK attend?

5) How many times did JFK, Jr take the New York bar exam before he passed?

6) What college did JFK, Jr attend?

7) Kennedy appointed two Supreme Court Justices. Name them.

8) What Revolutionary-era figure was pictured on the US Half-dollar coin before Kennedy?

9) Who were the other two people who died in the crash that killed JFK, Jr?

10) What college did Robert Kennedy attend?

Round 2
April Showers
10 points

1) Who was Captain of the Mayflower?

2) How many passengers signed the Mayflower Compact?
A) 21 b) 31 c) 41 d) 51

3) The Mayflower is the emblem of what English football club, nicknamed “The Pilgrims?”

4) What year did the Pilgrims land?

5) T or F: The only child born during the Mayflower’s voyage was named after the captain.

6) How many days did the journey take?
A) 36 b) 46 c) 56 d) 66

7) What modern city lies at the Pilgrim’s intended destination?

8) In the 1950’s a replica of the Mayflower was constructed. What was its name?

9) Originally, there were two ships that planned to carry the Pilgrims to America. What was the name of the other ship?

10) Approximately how many settlers did not survive the first winter at Plymouth Colony?

Round 3
NFL Stadiums
12 Points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Sour Captor

2) Genesis Hoop

3) The Skeptics

4) The Butler

5) Hot Back

6) Falsity and Causes, Old Canada

7) Temperance

8) Pitch You Else I Can’t


Round 5
Audio Dead or Canadian: Cash or Cover?
I put together a CD of Johnny Cash songs, then played the first 30 seconds or so from each. Teams had to decide whether the song being played was an original Johnny Cash song, or a song that he covered. Here's the song titles:

1) Sunday Morning Coming Down

2) Rowboat

3) Folsom Prison Blues

4) Mercy Seat

5) Country Trash

6) Ring of Fire

7) Personal Jesus

8) Delia’s Gone

9) Hung My Head

10) Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea

Round 6
Picture Round
16 Points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) How old was JFK, Jr, when his father won the presidency?

2) Angela Merkel was elected to be the first female Chancellor of what country?
3) Which president made Thanksgiving a Federal Holiday?

4) Put the following elements in order by their atomic number- Aluminium, Carbon, Potassium

5) Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion of the world on this date in what decade?

6) In Greek, the word for Turkey is gallopoula, which means what, literally? A) French girl b) running bird c) foolish bird

7) What happened to Red Wing’s defenseman Jiri Fischer Monday night, which caused the game to be postponed?

8) Spell tryptophan.

9) Who is the Metrodome named after?

10) This world leader announced their retirement from office on this date in 1990. Name them.

Tiebreaker: How many total points were scored by NFL teams this weekend?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Questions from 11/15

Round 1
Chicago Mayors
12 points

1) Who was the first mayor of the City of Chicago?

2) Including acting and interim, how many men have been Mayor?

3) David Duvall Orr has the shortest term in office as mayor, as interim mayor after the death of Harold Washington. How long was his term?

4) Two Chicago mayors have been assassinated in office. Name them.

5) Joseph E. Medill was the first mayor to… a) have a street named after him b) be born in a foreign country c) die in office

6) This mayor was supported by Al Capone, held a debate between himself and two rats, and vowed to punch King George V of England in the nose, if they ever met. He was also the last Republican mayor to date. Name him.

7) Chicago’s second mayor, Buckner Stith Morris was arrested in 1864 for aiding an attempt to free prisoners of war by which side of the Civil War?

8) This mayor tried to fight crime by temporarily moving into the Cabrini-Green neighborhood.

9) What is Richard M. Daley’s middle name?

10) Who was the first mayor born in the city of Chicago? (HINT: his father was also mayor)

11) Which mayor held the office for the greatest amount of time?

Round 2
…from the Chippewa on down…
11 points

1) What lake did the Edmund Fitzgerald sink in?

2) What was the Edmund Fitzgerald carrying when it sank?

3) Which one of the following was NOT a captain of the Edmund Fitzgerald? Arthur M. Anderson, Ernest McSorley, Peter Pulcer,

4) How many men died when the ship sank?

5) Who wrote the song the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and what year was it released?

6) Who was the Edmund Fitzgerald named after?

7) What year was the bell of the Edmund Fitzgerald raised and restored?

8) What was the highest position of the song TWOTEF on the Billboard charts?
9) Is it legal to dive to the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald?

10) What does Gitche Gumee mean?

Round 3

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) The Adult’s Retreat

2) A Woman with a Town

3) Benchwarmer Forte

4) The Wallflowers of Mortal

5) Dog’s Grave

6) Humorless

7) Father Day

8) Dinner of Losers


Round 5
DOC- Whitesnake or White Lion?
10 pionts

1) Blindman

2) Wait

3) Blue Monday

4) Here I Go Again

5) Goldie’s Place

6) Slip of the Tongue

7) When the Children Cry

8) We Wish You Well

9) All Join Our Hands

10) Sweet Little Loving

Round 6

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) The March to the Sea was begun on this date in 1864 by what Union General?

2) What restaurant chain, for the second time in two months, was the target of terrorist activity in Karachi, Pakistan, this morning?

3) Who won the Hockey Hall of Fame’s Legends Game on November 7, 2005, Canada or Russia?

4) T or F: The Mickey Finn was invented by a Chicago tavern owner.

5) What city was Kurt Vonnegut held in while a prisoner of war in World War II?

6) Move over, Oscar Meyer, this rapper is debuting his own hot dog brand.

7) What is the capital of Australia?

8) Other than Jane Byrne, who did Harold Washington defeat in the 1983 Mayoral Primary?

9) Name the four housemates on the 80’s British Comedy Series The Young Ones.

Tiebreaker: How much cargo was the Edmund Fitzgerald carrying when it sank?

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Questions from 11/8/2005

Here they are:

Round 1
Today in History
11 points

1) This president, who was later assassinated was elected on this today.

2) The Beer Hall Putsch, Hitler’s first attempt to take over the German government, happened on this date in what year?

3) This European museum, originally a royal palace, opened its doors on this date in 1793. Name the museum.

4) This president, who was later assassinated, was reelected on this day.

5) This OK Corral figure died on this date in 1887 from tuberculosis. Name him.

6) This world leader survived a bomb attempt on his life in 1939.

7) The first African-American to be elected to the US Senate won his election by popular vote on this day in 1966. What state and party did he represent?

8) This English Motor Company founder was born on this date in 1866.

9) This author of Gone With the Wind was born on this date in 1900.

10) For the first time in 40 years, the Republican party won a majority of the seats in both the House and Senate on this date in what year?

Round 2
10 points

1) How many days are there in an Aztec month?

2) What was the capital of the Aztec Empire?

3) T or F: According to Aztec Law, getting drunk before the age of 60 was forbidden under penalty of death.

4) Huitzilopochtli was the Aztec god of what?

5) Who conquered the Aztec?

6) At what age were parents required to send their children to school?
A) 5 b) 10 c) 15 d) they weren’t required to send their children to school

7) What Mexican city was built on the ruins of the Aztec capital?

8) What language did the Aztecs speak?

9) T or F: In Aztec the Warrior class, you were not allowed to shave until you captured your first slave.

10) Who was the last leader of the Aztec?
A) Cuitlahuac b) Cuauhtemoc c) Moctezuma II

Round 3- Double-Match (Click for larger image)

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Last Lady

2) Nights of Hell

3) Green Straightaway

4) The Nylon Heart

5) Soviet Prude

6) Controlled Groom

7) A Private or a Louse

8) Ugly Man


Round 5
Dead Or Canadian- Halen or Hagar
10 points

1) Poundcake

2) Dreams

3) Little Guitars

4) Right Now

5) Top Jimmy

6) 5150

7) Jamie’s Cryin’

8) Ice Cream Man

9) Summer Nights

10) Hot for Teacher

Round 6
Picture Round (Click for larger image)

Round 7
General Knowledge
General Knowledge
22 points

1) What does the Canadian motto “A Mari Usque Ad Mari” mean?

2) Howard Stern was suspended from broadcasting today for doing what?

3) According to the NICB, what was the most stolen car of 2004?

4) In the comedy skit Who’s On First, what is the only position not named?

5) Where is the American Hockey Hall of Fame located?

6) On this day in 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen discovered what?

7) Name 1 of the 3 countries that border Ghana.

8) According to Aztec lore, if you dream you are getting married, what does that mean?

9) In what city did the Beer Hall Putsch begin?
A) Berlin b) Bonn c) Munich d) Nuremberg

10) Name two of the three major interstate highways that run through Iowa.

Tiebreaker: What is the July 2005 estimate of the population of Canada?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Questions from 11/1/2005

We had a great crowd last night. Thanks to everyone for coming out!

Round 1
11 points

1) What is the capital of Brazil?

2) Name the two South American countries Brazil does NOT share a border with.
3) The country of Brazil consists of how many states? A) 6 b) 16 c) 26

4) Who directed the 1985 movie Brazil?

5) What is Brazil’s internet country code?

6) Which city is farther east, Rio de Janiero or Reykjavik, Iceland?

7) Brazil won its independence from Portugal in what decade of the 1800’s?

8) Which country is larger, Brazil or Canada?

9) What is the name of Brazilian currency?

10) What is the name of the hill where the statue of Christ stands in Rio?

Round 2
In the Year 2525
10 points

How it works: First, figure out what year these event occurred, then figure out what anniversary will be observed in the year 2525, so if I say US Declaration of Independence is signed, you respond with 2525-1776, or 749.

1) White Sox defeat Cubs in the World Series

2) The UN is established

3) Anne Boleyn is beheaded

4) JFK is shot in Dallas, TX

5) Back to the Future is released

6) Chicago Bears win the Superbowl

7) Cheers debuts on TV

8) The City Charter for Chicago is granted

9) The Battle of Trafalgar

10) Abraham Lincoln is shot in Ford’s Theatre

Round 3
Match: Get Yer Art On
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Satan Forgets You’re Bad

2) Serious Girl Orange

3) Yes KAOS

4) You Aren’t Sated Women

5) King Praise

6) Little Sister

7) Conformist Conformist

8) Old Soviets


Round 5
DOC- Sith or Jedi?
10 Points

1) Pablo-Jill

2) Sidious

3) Anakin Skywalker

4) Jacin Solo

5) Maul

6) Dooku

7) Zannah

8) Uthar Wynn

9) Tyrannus

10) Qui-Gon Jinn

Round 6
Picture Round
14 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
26 points

1) CBS correspondent John Roberts apologized Monday for referring to what as “sloppy seconds?”

2) Stanley Burrell’s publishing catalog was recently put up for sale, due to his 1996 bankruptcy filing. By what name do we know Stanley Burrell?

3) How many days does the Indian Diwali festival last?

4) Which Star Trek original series actor outed himself last week?

5) Which NHL team has the best record as of this morning?

6) What two Canadian provinces does Alaska border on?

7) Put these presidents in order of their terms, from oldest to most recent: Millard Fillmore, James Monroe, John Tyler.

8) The holiday Dia de los Muertos originated in what country?

9) The United States detonated the world’s first thermonuclear weapon on this date in what year? A) 1946 b) 1948 c) 1950 d) 1952

10) How many years before the first thermonuclear bomb was detonated did Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel open? a) 240 b) 340 c) 440

Tiebreaker: What is the population of Brazil, according to the CIA Website?