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.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Questions from 1/24

Great crowd on Tuesday. We had neck-and-neck scores pretty much the entire night!

The questions:
Round 1
Big Mac Attack
11 points

1) Who are the two founders of Apple Computer, developers of the Macintosh?

2) Macintosh didn’t introduce a server until what year?

3) T or F: the Apple Macintosh is named after the McIntosh apple.

4) Who starred in the famous 1984 commercial? A) Anya Major b) Brigitte Nielsen c) Loretta Swit

5) During what Super Bowl was the ad aired?

6) How much ROM did the first Mac have?

7) What cartoon strip spoofed the Macintosh with the “Banana Junior” line of computers?

8) What does GUI stand for?

9) The current Mac OS version is codenamed Tiger. What is the next OS known as?

10) Name the engineer who originally started the Macintosh project.

Round 2
The Thompsons
13 points

1. En route to the Simpsons’ Witness Relocation Home, where does Sideshow Bob hide?

2. From what musical does the Simpson family sing while driving to their new home?

3. What are the tattoos on Sideshow Bob’s hands/fingers? (specific spelling)

4. For which crime is Sideshow Bob paroled in this episode?

5. Who voices the character of Sideshow Bob?

6. In which season of the Simpsons did this episode air?

7. From what musical does Bart have Sideshow Bob sing to buy him time on the boat?

8. What kind of animal did Moe have hiding behind his bar?

9. This Simpson’s episode is a spoof of a remake. The remake starred Robert De Niro. Who played his character in the original?

10. What year were the original Cape Fear and the remake released?

11. Who directed the remake?

Round 3
Match round- 1960's best picture movies

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Hell

2) Sad Night

3) Radio Woman

4) Without Your Hate

5) Go Down Early

6) Boyfriend Isn’t Worse

7) Or He Wasn’t

8) Tame Tame Death


Round 5:
Dead Or Canadian – Kama Sutra or Yoga positions
10 points

1. Dog and Cat

2. Joyful Baby

3. The Moving Windmill

4. The Turtle

5. Threading the Needle

6. The Amazon

7. The Hammock

8. Lord Vishnu’s Couch

9. Climbing a Tree

10. Half Lotus Bending Forward

Round 6
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) Canadian Prime Minister conceded defeat to a challenger from what party?

2) This American composer and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member has an asteroid, a gene, a goby fish, a jellyfish, a mollusk and a spider all named after him. Who is it?

3) What was the original name of the city of St. Petersburg?

4) What was the title of the Talking Heads’ first album?

5) What does INRI stand for?

6) When did Mario Lemieux retire from hockey for the first time?

7) What is Sideshow Bob’s brother’s first name?

8) Who said “those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither?
9) How large is the Mona Lisa in inches?
A) 18.5 by 23.5 b) 28 by 47 c) 37 by 50

10) What movie was tops in box office receipts last weekend?

Tiebreaker: What was a Macintosh computer’s retail price on January 24, 1984?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Questions from 1/17

We had a light but fun crowd this week, and a record high score from the following rounds:

Round 1
Early Morning, 4/4
11 points

1) In what southern city was Martin Luther King, Jr. born?

2) What year was King’s birthday designated a holiday?

3) What year was King’s birthday observed for the first time in all 50 states?
4) The U2 song, Pride (In the Name of Love) is on which album?

5) What university did Dr. King receive his Ph. D from?

6) How long did the Montgomery Bus Boycott last? A) 281 days b) 381 days c) 481 days

7) King’s 1959 trip to what country helped him further his understanding of what?

8) 8 days after the first MLK, Jr. day was observed, what historical event occurred?

9) James Earl Ray, the man who confessed to the assassination of King, was captured two months later in London, trying to use a fake passport from what country?

10) What year did King win the Nobel Prize?

Round 2
In the Navy
11 points

1) Popeye the Sailor Man debuted on this date in what year, and in what cartoon strip?

2) Who portrayed Popeye in the 1980 live-action movie?

3) On which arm does Popeye have an anchor tattooed?

4) What is Popeye’s father’s name?

5) Which of these video game companies developed a Popeye video game? A) Atari b) Nintendo c) Intellivision

6) What is Olive Oyl’s brother’s name?

7) Where is the so-called spinach capital of the world, which erected a Popeye statue in 1937? A) Albuquerque, NM b) Chester, IL c) Crystal City, TX

8) Name one of Popeye’s four identical nephews.

9) T or f: Popeye’s Chicken is named after Popeye the Sailor Man.

10) Which Popeye character’s first name is J. Wellington?

Round 3
Match the cities on the left with the driving distances, in km, from Chicago.

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Happy Student

2) Big USSR

3) You Doubt

4) Rats You Puppy

5) Over the Green

6) The Lamb Wakes Today

7) Nobody Heals

8) Sit


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- North or South side ward?
10 points

1) 3

2) 11

3) 41

4) 23

5) 47

6) 34

7) 18

8) 32

9) 50

10) 16

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) How long was Steve Martin a member of the SNL cast?

2) Name 3 of the original 6 Village People characters.

3) What was the name of the gunfighter on Have Gun- Will Travel?

4) Terry O’Neill had a heart attack this weekend when what running back for what team fumbled the ball?

5) In 1987, Popeye returned to the airwaves in a new show called Popeye and Son on which network?

6) NASA is sending a probe called New Horizons to what planet?

7) What famous opera was the inspiration for the Broadway musical “Rent?”

8) What Alfred Hitchcock movie, starring Laurence Olivier, was an adaptation of a Daphne du Maurier novel?

9) What was pianist Frederick Chopin’s nationality?

10) Which goalie is leading the league in Goals Against Average? a) Ed Belfour, TOR b) Dominique Hasek, OTT, c) Manny Fernandez, MIN

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance in kilometers, from the Globe Pub to Dave’s old apartment in Brooklyn, NY?

Answers are in comments!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Questions from 1/10/2006

First off, Happy New Year.

I would have posted the questions yesterday, but I left my jump drive at home, and when I returned, I just wasn't in the mood to do the work. I had other projects to do last night, anyways.

Here's the questions:
Battlefield Earth
10 points

1) Who invented Scientology?

2) An E-meter is used in scientology, but is also known as a Galvanometer. What is a galvanometer known as in law enforcement?
3) What does the R stand for in Scientology’s ARC Triangle?

4) Thetan is a Scientology word meaning what? a) actor b) actress c) god d) spirit

5) The abbreviation for the Church of Scientology is the same as what mathematical concept?

6) Which rock opera spoofs Scientology as the “Church of Appliantology?”

7) In 1969, the founder of Scientology called for an all-out war on what social science?

8) In the Story of Xenu, Xenu is the ruler of the Galactic Confederacy, 75 million years ago. Earth was included in the GC, but known by what name? a) Eden b) Teegeeack c) Thetany

9) On a 2005 episode of South Park, what famous Scientologist was trapped in a closet?

10) Where was the first Church of Scientology?

Round 2
Brought to you by the letter L
10 points

1) What year was the Chicago Transit Authority created?

2) T or F: Chicago was the first city to have elevated trains in the US.

3) Before the CTA took over, Chicago’s rail system was operated by what company?

4) Which one of the original lines was first in operation? a) Lake Street b) Metropolitan c) Northwestern d) South Side e) Union Loop

5) On an average weekday, which carries more people, CTA trains or buses?

6) Which el line goes the furthest east?

7) How many elevated loop stations are there?

8) Destination 2020 is a 1998 report which includes plans to build a new Mid-City line, and extensions for the Red and what other line?

9) Which subway came first, State Street or Dearborn?

10) Which blue line station is farthest west, O’Hare or Forest Park?

Round 3
Double Match- The Quick Brown Fox

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) The Demon

2) Fake Woman

3) The Pitcher

4) Peace Patient

5) 30th of December, Gorky Park

6) Else You Shouldn’t Spring Ahead

7) You’re Off Air

8) Died Out the USSR


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- Electric Company or Sesame Street?
10 points

1) Monsterpiece Theatre

2) Sherlock Hemlock

3) The Corsican Twins

4) Aloysius Snuffleupagus

5) Here’s Cooking at You

6) Guy Smiley

7) Forgetful Jones

8) Jennifer of the Jungle

9) Fargo North, Decoder

10) Sully and Biff

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
20 points

1) This couple divorced on this date in 1810. Name them.

2) Which el station has the most free transfer possibilities?

3) Who is hosting tonight’s People’s Choice Awards?

4) Which of the following teams scored fewer points than the Chicago Bears during their games on New Year’s weekend? A) Chicago Bulls b) Chicago Wolves c) Minnesota Vikings d) San Diego Chargers

5) Who is the trophy awarded to the NHL’s highest scorer named after?

6) Was the United States an original member of the League of Nations?

7) … --- … is Morse code for what?

8) What state was Bruce Springsteen born in?

9) Forest Whitacker expressed his regrets about being involved in what 2000 movie?

10) This famous bank robber was born on this date in 1846. Name him.

Tiebreaker: There are 24 different Canadian area codes. What is their sum?

Answers, by the way are provided in the first comment. Let me know what you think!