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, February 17, 2006

Questions from the VD edition of pub quiz.

No. I didn't write questions about VD or Valentine's Day or any romantic crap like that. Here's what I did write:

Round 1:
In The Beginning
11 Points

1) In the Italian Flag, what does the color red represent?

2) How old is the oldest athlete representing a country?

3) How many athletes are representing Mexico in these Winter Olympics? a) 0 b) 2 c) 4 d) 6

4) Who was the final carrier of the torch in the opening ceremony and in what sport does this athlete participate?

5) Who performed John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the Opening Ceremonies?

6) Luciano Pavarotti performed “Nessun Dorma” as the final piece of the Opening Ceremony. From which opera does is this piece taken?

7) The Biathalon consists of two parts – Cross Country Skiing and what?

8) Where will the 2010 Winter Olympics be held?

9) Who won the first gold medal for the US in this year’s Winter Olympics?

10) Who is captain of the US Men’s Hockey Team?

Round 2
Like déjà vu all over again, Dick.
11 points

1) Harry Whittington and Dick Cheney were hunting what animal when the VP shot his friend in the face?

2) When was the Burr-Hamilton duel?

3) Hamilton is said to have accepted Burr’s challenge because he had been disgraced by his role in a sexual affair with what woman?

4) Where was the duel held?

5) Who shot first, Burr or Hamilton?

6) After the duel, Burr was charged with murder by what two states?

7) Both Hamilton and Burr shared what rank in the American Army? A) Captain b) Major c) Lt. Colonel d) Colonel

8) Aaron Burr was eventually fled to Europe after being accused of what crime?

9) What bank owns the guns used in the duel?

10) One of the causes of the duel is that Hamilton worked to prevent Burr from winning the office of the President as well as governor of what state?

Round 3
Match Round- Asian Capitals
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World (song titles)
16 points

1) Do

2) High

3) Clean

4) Mr. Dependent

5) Stand Home

6) You Love Yourself For Finding Me

7) After My Hate

8) Ungrateful


Round 5
DOC – Back or Brokeback?
10 points

1) Ever notice how a woman’ll powder her nose before a party starts and then powder it again when the party’s over? Why powder your nose just to go home to bed?

2) When this baby hits 88 miles per hour, you’re going to see some serious shit!

3) My density has popped me to you.

4) This is a bitch of an unsatisfactory situation.

5) One rejection isn’t the end of the world.

6) I can’t give you a tab unless you order something.

7) He wouldn’t listen to me if he was going deaf tomorrow.

8) I wish I could quit you.

9) Look, there’s a rhythmic ceremonial ritual coming up!

10) He’s an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots too.

Round 6
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) T or F One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was named Button.

2) The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre took place in what Chicago neighborhood?

3) Ruben Studdard won which season of American Idol?

4) What is the only U.S. State to never produce a Winter Olympic athlete?

5) Besides Illinois and Wisconsin, what other two states celebrate Sweetest Day?

6) What is Dick Cheney’s middle name?
A) Bruce b) Robert c) William

7) What are the two main character’s names in Brokeback Mountain?

8) This country music legend’s concert rider called for 1 gallon of coffee in his dressing room. Name him.

9) How many books are there in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series?

10) Khatmandu is the capital of what Asian country?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to Armstrong, TX?

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Questions from 2/7/2006

We had a big crowd last night for a really good quiz, including what I think is one of the best Bizarro Worlds we've ever had. It was announced, and yes, it is true, that we will be having pub quiz next Tuesday, despite it being Valentine's Day. Hope to see you next week!

The questions:

Round 1
A long, long time ago…
12 points

1) What were the given names of the musicians who died the day the music died?

2) Where was the chartered flight heading when it crashed?

3) What was the per-person charge for the flight? a) $26 b) $36 c) $46

4) What was the name of the tour?

5) What club in Clearlake, Iowa were the bands playing at the night before the crash?

6) Who responded to Buddy Holly's comment "I hope your old bus freezes up" with “I hope your plane crashes?"

7) In what Young Ones Episode does Buddy Holly appear, alive and well? A) Flood b) Oil c) Sick d) Summer Holiday

8) In 1988, Ken Paquette built a monument at the crash site as a tribute to the 3 musicians who lost their lives. In 2003, he erected another monument in what city?

9) There was another plane crash that night that killed 65 people. At what airport was that crash?

10) What year was the song “American Pie” released?

Round 2
1/3 of NAFTA
11 points

1) What is Mexico’s internet country code?

2) Out of the 31 Mexican States, how many start with a vowel? A) 2 b) 3 c) 5) d) 7

3) Who took office first, Vicente Fox or GW Bush?

4) Who played in the first ever regular-season NFL game hosted by Mexico City, on October 2nd, 2005?

5) What year did Mexico City host the Olympics?

6) When is Independence Day in Mexico?

7) How long did the Mexican-American War last?

8) How many times was Santa Ana president of Mexico? a) 2 b) 3 c) 5 d) 7

9) How does Mexico rank, in population, amongst Spanish-speaking countries?

10) Mexico City is built on the ruins of what city?

Round 3
Match Round- Super Bowl MVP's

Round 4
Dead or Canadian- Debbie Harry or Chrissy Hynde?
10 points

1) Lag or Wolf

2) Hell Later

3) Bad Day or Bad Misfortune

4) Separate Line

5) Humility or Tolerance

6) South Town

7) Stand the Point

8) Fixed Front Valley


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- Debbie Harry or Chrissy Hynde?
10 points

1) Was in bands called “The Wind in the Willows” and “The Stilletos” prior to ultimately heading up the band for which she is best known. Debbie Harry

2) Born in Akron, Ohio and was a student at Kent State University during the riots.

3) Appeared in John Waters’ “Hairspray”

4) Gave Sid Vicious his trademark lock necklace.

5) Was born in Miami, FL.

6) Recorded the song “Nothing is Real But the Girl.”

7) Covered “I Got You, Babe” with UB40.

8) Moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2004.

9) Lends her voice to Grand Theft Auto – Vice City as the voice of Delores.
10) Had a daughter with Ray Davies of the Kinks.

Round 6
Picture Round
17 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
22 points

1) On this date in 1984, Bruce McCandless and Robert Stewart became the first two humans to do what?

2) Which star of That 70’s Show has two toes fused together?

3) Other than the US, name the two other countries that share a land border with Mexico.

4) On what NBC show did Chrissy Hynde make her acting debut?

5) Which call won the coin toss at Super Bowl XL?

6) Marshall Crenshaw played which role in 1987’s La Bamba?

7) On this date in 1976, Darryl Sittler set an NHL record for doing what?

8) What was George Clooney’s character’s name on Facts of Life?

9) Who took over as chairman of the Federal Reserve?

10) Which president signed the NAFTA treaty for the United States?

Tiebreaker: Add the driving distance from Heinz Field to Ford Field to the driving distance from Seahawks Stadium to Ford Field. Express your answer in miles.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Questions from 1/31/2006

We had a hoppin' crowd Tuesday night, including three new teams and a very sleep-deprived quizmaster. Thanks as always to everyone who came out!

Round 1
In the Year 2525
10 points
Here's how it works: I give you a historical event, you tell me what anniversary will be observed in the year 2525. It's math and history in one round of trivia!

1) Ratification of the 21st amendment (repealing prohibition).

2) Star Wars Episode IV is released in theatres.

3) The death of Guy Fawkes.

4) The Archangiel Gabriel appears to Muhammad.

5) The Viet Cong attack the US Embassy during the Tet Offensive.

6) The Magna Carta was signed.

7) First McDonald’s opens in the USSR.

8) Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union Address.

9) The American Civil War ends.

10) The Globe’s Pub Quiz is founded.

Round 2
South of Torry, Utah
11 points

1) Where was the first State of the Union address given?

2) Who was the only president to postpone the address and when?

3) Lenny Skutnicks is a term used by speechwriters to refer to whom?

4) Gale Norton, Sec’y of the Interior, Donald Evans, Sec’y of Commerce, John Ashcroft, Attorney General, and Anthony Principi, Sec’y of Veterans Affairs have all served in what role during G.W. Bush’s SOTU addresses?

5) T or F- Bill Clinton mentioned baseball player Mark McGuire during his 1999 SOTU address.

6) When was the first Opposition Response ? a) 1956 b) 1966 c) 1976

7) During the famous SNL spoof of GHW Bush’s SOTU address after the first Gulf War, who played the always ovationing Dan Quayle?

8) Who introduces the president by name?

9) What president revived the practice of delivering the SOTU address in person, after Thomas Jefferson discontinued it in 1801?

10) Who was the first president to give a SOTU address while being impeached?

Round 3
Double Match- Chinese Zodiac
24 points

Match the animals to their respective years, then to the months of the Chinese year.

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Chaste Cat

2) With the Calm

3) Sober Hate

4) Unlucky Daughter

5) Pools Jane Y

6) Bitter Away Wyoming

7) Fix Off Around

8) Standing off Full


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- Man or Mouse?
10 points
Trivia about either Superman or Mighty Mouse:

1) Had a girlfriend named Mitzi.

2) Developed for 20th Century Fox.

3) Developed for National Comics.

4) The USAF has weapons named after him.

5) Childhood sweetheart was Lana Lang.

6) Was originally created to be a villain.

7) John Woo is directing a feature film featuring him.

8) Debuted before World War II.

9) Was created as a parody of the other.

10) Once battled Norse god Thor.

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
General Knowledge
20 points

1) For how many days is the Chinese New Year Celebrated?

2) Candlemas is now known as what holiday?

3) Which member of the Miracle on Ice 1980 US Olympic team didn’t play at all in the Olympics?

4) What is the name of the first patented contraceptive pill?

5) What color are the towers of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge?

6) In the 25 modern Olympics held so far, including the unofficial 1906 Athens games, how many medals has the US won in the Marathon so far? A)6 B)7 C)8 or D)9?

7) What is the world’s largest bird of prey?

8) Spell Punxsutawney.

9) In which sport are Bonspiel and Crampit common terms?

10) What is Superman’s biological father’s name?

Tiebreaker: How far is it from the Globe Pub, to Dave and Jess’s former house at 32 S Wheeler St in St. Paul, MN, in furlongs?