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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, December 28, 2005

Questions from last night's huge quiz

I had a surprisingly huge crowd last night- 56 quizzers taking a pretty hard quiz. As a reminder, there will not be a quiz next Tuesday, January 3rd. We'll be back on January 10th!

Let's review the questions:

Round 1
Boxing Day Leftovers
11 points

1) What year was the Foreman-Ali “Rumble in the Jungle” bout?

2) There are 4 basic punches in boxing. Name 2 of them.

3) What country is credited as being the birthplace of modern boxing? A) Great Britain b) Ireland c) US

4) How many men’s weight classes are used by the World Boxing Organization?

5) Oscar De La Hoya owns what clothing line?

6) Day of the Fight was a 1951 short subject film which was the directorial debut of what famous director?

7) What weight class would Quizmaster Dave box in? a) lightweight b) middleweight c)Heavyweight

8) Who’s ear did Mike Tyson bite a piece off of?

9) When did boxing debut as an Olympic sport?

10) Where is the International Boxing Hall of Fame? a) Brooklyn, NY b) Canastota, NY c) London d) Belfast

Round 2
All is Quiet…
10 points

1) If you are born are New Years Day, what is your sign?

2) Which U2 album featured the song New Year’s Day?

3) Hogmanay is the New Year’s celebration in what country?

4) NAFTA came into effect on New Year’s Day in what year?

5) This author's most famous work featured the character Holden Caulfield.

6) What country celebrates their independence from France on New Year’s Day?

7) The Euro was introduced on New Year’s Day in what year?

8) This state moved its capital on New Year’s Day, 1797.

9) Who wrote the protest song, “Kiss My Ass?”

10) The city of London was incorporated on this date in 1855. Where is London located? A) England b) Kentucky c) Ohio d) Ontario

Round 3
Match Round- Keys
14 points

Match the keyboard keys on the left with the characters on the right which are created by hitting the shift key and the key on the left.

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Always

2) You’re Expensive

3) Gnab My Heels

4) Nobody’s Ears

5) Unfree

6) Unexpecting From a Boy Unlike Me

7) Numbs False Bad

8) Releasing In From a Villian


Round 5
Dead or Canadian
Quotes from either Fast Times at Ridgemont High or Better Off Dead
10 points

1) Which is better, speaking no English at all, or speaking H oward Cosell?

2) This is U.S. History, I see the globe right there.

3) Now, it’s a real shame when folks be throwin’ away a perfectly good white boy like that.

4) I've been going to this high school for seven and a half years. I'm no dummy. I know high school girls.

5) When it comes down to making out, whenever possible, put on side one of Led Zeppelin IV.

6) Make up your mind, dude, is he gonna shit or is he gonna kill us?

7) What, that you're a Dodgers fan?

8) I'm real sorry your mom blew up.

9) Dad says you're gonna be late again you butthole!

10) He keeps putting his testicles all over me.

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) The Feast of the Circumcision is a holy day in what religion?

2) Ontario shares a land border with 3 US States. Name them.

3) Former relief pitcher Jeff Reardon was arrested for robbing what?

4) The movies Angoroj (64) and Incubus (65) have what in common?

5) Kwanza is the currency of what country? A) Angola b) Ethiopia c) Sudan

6) What kind of fruit is a hanepoot*?

7) What is Frank Sinatra’s middle name*?

8) How many U.S. States have a town named Simpson? A) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4

9) What was Vincent Schiavelli’s character name in Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
10) Who won the first Rose Bowl game?

11) In the Simpsons episode where Bart and Lisa are on opposing hockey teams, which Simpson won the game?

Tiebreaker: What is the total combined score of all Rose Bowl games?

*Taken from the Amazing 10,000 Quiz Challenge Book

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Questions from 12/20

We had a small, but dedicated crowd last night. I'm always happy to see my regulars!

Round 1
Don’t forget the gift receipt
10 points

1) Adjusted for inflation, what would the price of the Louisiana Purchase be in modern dollars? A) 190 B b) 290 B c) 390 B

2) What US President masterminded the purchase?

3) What future US President negotiated and signed the purchase?

4) Although originally settled by the French, what other world power returned possession of the land involved in the Louisiana Purchase to the French in 1800?

5) On this date in 1803, control of what city was officially handed over to the US government?

6) How many US states lay completely within the boundaries of the Louisiana Purchase? A) 0 b) 2 c) 4 d) 6

7) Rupert’s Land shared an extensive border with the Louisiana Purchase. What country is Rupert’s Land now a part of?

8) Approximately what percentage of the US Territory is included in the Louisiana Purchase?

9) What was the total cost, in 1803 francs, of the Louisiana Purchase? a) 60 M b) 80 M c) 100 M d) 120 M

10) The other US representative who negotiated the Louisiana Purchase also administrated the oath of office to George Washington for his first term. Who was he?

Round 2
10 points

1) What is the name of the bagel shop Kramer was on strike against?

2) Which Seinfeld character invented Festivus?

3) When is Festivus over?

4) What is the Festivus pole made of?

5) What date is Festivus?

6) Telling people how they have disappointed you in the last year is the Festivus tradition of what?

7) If you were given Elaine’s “standard fake” phone number what business are you calling?

8) How much does Kruger Industrial Smoothing donate to George’s fictitious Human Fund?

9) What is Jerry’s two-faced girlfriend’s name?

10) What is the name of the sub shop Elaine is trying to get a free sub from?

Round 3
Double Match- Best Actress and Actors of the 1970's

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Orange Hell

2) Black Country

3) Doggy

4) The Scoundrel Officer

5) Up Out the Sky There the Live Women Stop

6) Then You Shouldn’t Rise to the Rudeness from Satan

7) Clean New Country

8) Autobiography from Los Angeles


Round 5
Dead or Canadian
Ditka or Lombardi
10 pts

1) Born in Brooklyn.

2) Was the first Tight End in the Hall of Fame.

3) Two-time NFL Coach of the year.

4) Studied to become a Catholic Priest for 2 years.

5) Born in Pittsburgh.

6) Is known for saying “If you’re not in the parade, you watch the parade. That’s life.”

7) Was sought out the founder of the team he coached.

8) Was the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

9) Coached for the US Military Academy.

10) Overall record in the NFL is 127-101.

Round 6
Picture Round
14 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
20 points

1) Who took over as the Bear’s head coach after Mike Ditka?

2) Do Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Christmas?

3) What country named its capital after President James Monroe?

4) A federal judge ruled today that what state cannot teach Intelligent Design?

5) T or F: This season is the worst season in the Green Bay Packer’s 84 year history.

6) Who invaded Spain in the 8th century AD?

7) Who was the only person to star in both M*A*S*H the movie as well as the TV series?

8) What is the only Marsupial native to North America?

9) The US’s first Adopt-a-Highway program was started in 1985 by what state’s DOT?

10) Which Seinfeld writer’s dad came up with Festivus? A) Larry David b) Daniel O’Keefe c) Jerry Seinfeld

Tiebreaker: What was the area, in acres of the Louisiana Purchase?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Questions from 12/13

We had a great crowd last night, thanks again to everyone who came out.

Round 1
Tora! Tora! Tora!
11 points

1) What Genus are tigers in?

2) What are the two terms for a group of tigers?

3) How many subspecies of tigers are there (i.e. Siberian, South China, etc)? a) 3 b) 6 c) 9 d) 12

4) According to Asian medicine, what part of the tiger, when kept as a charm, will protect you from bullets?

5) What city’s summer Olympic games had a tiger for a mascot?

6) Are tigers good swimmers?

7) The 2002 Man-Booker award went to Yann Martel for a book about an Indian boy castaway with a Benegal Tiger. What was the name of the novel?

8) What kind of tiger attacked Roy Horn?

9) Big cats can either purr or roar. Which can a tiger do?

10) A male tiger mated with a female lion creates what creature?

Round 2
Torah! Torah! Torah!
11 points

1) What does the Hebrew word Torah translate to in English?

2) Who is the author of “The Chosen?”

3) According to rabbinic tradition, how many commandments are in the Torah? A) 10 b) 61 c) 613

4) T or f: Major League Baseball’s first designated hitter was Jewish.
5) How many candles are held by a Chanukah menorah?

6) In a Jewish Synagogue, what does an Aron Kodesh do?

7) How old was Moses when he died?

8) T or F David Soul, better known as Hutch, had his first movie role in Fiddler on the Roof.

9) Name 3 of the 4 letters on a dreidel.

Round 3
Match- Richard Pryor Movie Quotes

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 Points

1) Mortal

2) Forget

3) Father

4) Lent Emit

5) Fake Hate

6) You None Dull Off

7) Take War Many Plan

8) Leave Separately


Round 5
Dead or Canadian
Homer Simpson or Peter Griffin
10 points

1) Went by the name Kichwa-Tembo until his father-in-law paid him reparations for being a descendant of slaves.

2) Went undercover at his child’s school with the pseudonym Lando.

3) Thought he went blind after eating 64 slices of American cheese.

4) Regained his sight after a dead hobo donated his eyes to him.

5) e-mail address is

6) Worked in a toy factory.

7) Has two illegitimate half-siblings.

8) Lost his fishing boat in Pelican’s Reef.

9) Joined the Naval Reserve.

10) His brain is cushioned by an extra-thick membrane, a syndrome named after him.

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) T or F: Weatherman Willard Scott was the first Ronald McDonald.

2) In the movie The Final Countdown, what aircraft carrier mysteriously travels through time to the attack on Pearl Harbor?

3) Name three of the five books in the Torah.

4) Mixing the brain of a tiger with oil and rubbing the mixture on your body is said to be a cure for what?

5) On the Simpsons, the character Jeff Albertson is better known as who?

6) The operation which captured Saddam Hussein on this date in 2003 was named after what 1980’s movie?

7) What is the capital of Bermuda?

8) On Family Guy, what is the name of the town the Griffins live in?

9) What was John Lennon’s first wife’s first name?

10) Richard Pryor created which character in Blazing Saddles? A) Bart b) Mongo c) Waco Kid

Tiebreaker: What was the attendance at the Chicago Blackhawks 2005 home opener on October 5, 2005?

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

L-l-l-l-last n-n-n-n-night's q-q-q-questions

Despite the cold, the pub quiz faithful were out in force last night. Before we get to the rounds, please make a note that there will not be a quiz on Tuesday, January 3rd, as the staff of the Globe will be having their holiday party. And I apologize for the round titles all being SNL skits. I'm still not completely sure where that came from.

The rounds:
It’s Pat!
11 points

1) What is Pat Morita’s Japanese first name?

2) Pat Morita’s first film role was in Thoroughly Modern Millie (67). What role is he credited for? A) Laundry man b) Oriental #2 c) Waiter

3) What was Morita’s character name on Sanford and Son?

4) Despite being from California, Morita was a fan of what NFC North football team? A) Chicago b) Detroit c) Green Bay d) Minnesota

5) Morita was the writer and star of his own short-lived cop show. What was the name of the show?

6) For which movie was Morita nominated for an Oscar (be specific)?

7) From age two until age 11, Morita suffered from what ailment, which kept him in and out of hospitals?

8) Who “discovered” Pat Morita? A) Alan Alda b) Redd Foxx c) Garry Marshall

9) Everyone remembers “Wax on, wax off.” Name 2 of the other 3 chores Morita has Daniel-san do in the first Karate Kid movie.

10) What was Pat Morita’s stand-up nickname?

Round 2
Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood
12 points

1) What year was the NBA formed?

2) Who won the first NCAA men’s Final Four tournament?

3) The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame opened in 1999 in what city?

4) Who has won the most NBA Championships?

5) Prior to 1949, coaches were not allowed to do what during a time out?

6) How many Olympic Men’s Basketball titles have NOT been won by the United States?

7) What two NBA players lead all others in career points per game?

8) How many teams were there in the inaugural season of the WNBA?

9) Who invented Basketball, and where?

10) Who won the first NCAA Women’s Final Four?

Round 3
Match- Wayne's World
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) The Idle Woman

2) Treacherous

3) Your Ugly Stallion

4) Quarter Before Noon

5) Hypersomnia

6) The Light Whole

7) The Red Kilometer

8) The Sit


Round 5
DOC- Hans or Franz
10 points

The following are quotes from either Dana Carvey or Kevin Nealon.

1) Well isn’t that special?

2) That’s news to me.

3) Doing the Bull Dance, feeling the flow.

4) If Benjamin were an ice cream flavor, he’d be pralines and dick.

5) Come get the cheese, buttercup.

6) Where? I’m low on gas and you need a coat.

7) …in addition, two plus two equals four.

8) As Prometheus said to the Athenians, “I need another beer.”

9) Hey Phil, if you’re gonna spew, spew into this.

10) If the election were held today, most people say they would be really confused because it’s usually held in November.

Round 6
Pictures with a Link
18 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
20 points

1) Where is the Basketball Hall of Fame?

2) T of F: Roy Orbison was an albino.

3) Fred Rogers Arnold Palmer were born in what Pennsylvania town?

4) We’re Only in it for the Money was an album which spoofed Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’s cover. Who was We’re Only In it for the Money by?

5) What Wisconsin University did Arnold Schwarzenegger earn a BA from?

6) How many NHL teams are located south of the Mason-Dixon Line?

7) Pat Morita played Sam Pak on what long-running sitcom?

8) The largest man-made pre-atomic explosion occurred on this date in 1917 in what city? A) Bonn, Germany b) Ankara, Turkey c) Halifax, NS

9) What is the first Red Line stop south of the loop?

10) On the Simpsons, how many fingers does god have on each hand?

Tiebreaker: Walter Davis is 32nd on the NBA all-time career scoring list. How many career points did he score?