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 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?


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