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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 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?


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