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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.

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)?


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