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.

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Questions from 4/25

Round 1
In the Year 2525
10 points

1) The Simpsons debuts as it’s own TV show.

2) George Washington dies.

3) The Treaty of Versailles is signed.

4) Tchaikovsky is born.

5) Constantinople is renamed Istanbul.

6) Eli Whitney invents the first cotton gin.

7) Apollo 13 returns to Earth.

8) The battle of Gettysburg.

9) President Truman opens the first White House bowling alley.

10) Mystery Science Theatre 3000 debuts.

Round 2
Al’s Baby
12 points

1) Research into what became the internet began in the US in what decade of the 20th century?

2) In internet lingo, what does AFK mean?

3) The Internet is for Porn is a song in the Tony Award-winning play called what? a) Avenue Q b) Lease c) Spamalot d) Wicked

4) The World Wide Web was developed by who?

5) Rank the following continents in order of percentage of population using the internet: Australia/Oceana, Europe, N. America.

6) The term blog was coined by Peter Merholz in what year?

7) What is the internet country code for North Korea?

8) The first network node went live in 1969 at what west-coast school?

9) What does URL stand for?

10) According to the National Academy of Sciences, approximately what percentage of websites are “adult oriented?” a) .2 % b) 2 % c) 12% d) 20%

Round 3
Match- Ancient Chinese Secret
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Start

2) Dressed

3) Stay Under

4) Always Take Down Off the Bad Divides

5) Good Boy

6) Admitting

7) Prevent Hate Follow the Yaw

8) Bland Down My Death


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- Rabbit vs Gunn
10 pts

1) Lost his shoes and jacket to Mr. McGregor.

2) His cousin’s children are kidnapped by Tommy Brock.

3) His favorite hangout was Mother’s.

4) First appeared in 1902.

5) Created by Blake Edwards.

6) First book appeared in 1960.

7) Has a sister named Hopsy.

8) Created by Beatrix Potter.

9) His girlfriend’s name is Edie.

10) A feature film of this character was made in 1967.

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) Mystery Science 3000 premiered in 1988 on KTMA in what metropolitan area?

2) Who played Kelly Bundy on the show Married… with Children?

3) What is Switzerland’s internet country code?

4) What is the name of the cyclone currently heading for Australia?

5) What birthday will Hank Azaria be celebrating on this date in 2525?

6) Name 3 of the 5 states that border Nevada.

7) What color hats do members of the Red Hat Society wear if they are under the age of 50?

8) Police in what American city shot and killed a man who had hijacked a Krispy Kreme delivery truck?

9) On this date in 1974, a song played on the radio signaled the beginning of a bloodless coup in what European country?

10) Where did Al and Tipper Gore meet?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the United Center to the American Airlines Arena?

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Questions from 4/18/2006

Round 1
We Built This City
11 points

1) What is the name of the fault line that lies beneath San Francisco?

2) At what time did the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake occur? A) 12:12 am b) 5:12 am c) 12:12 pm d) 5:12 pm

3) T or f: The Golden Gate Bridge was nearly destroyed by the earthquake of 1906.

4) What urban planner was one of the first to come up with a plan for rebuilding the city?

5) T or F: Mayor Eugene Schmitz declared martial law over the city after the earthquake.

6) The devastation and death from the Great Quake of 1906 has been compared to what two hurricane disasters?

7) Every year on this date, the survivors of the quake reunite at Lotta’s Fountain, which is dedicated to what famous 19th century entertainer?

8) How strong was the quake on the Richter Scale? A) 6.3 b) 6.8 c) 7.3 d) 7.8 e) 8.3

9) What was the approximate increase in population from 1852 to 1906? A) 600% b) 900% c) 1200% d) 1600%

10) To celebrate the rebirth of San Francisco, it hosted the Panama-Pacific Exposition in what year?

Round 2
Keep it on the QT
11 points

1) What is Quentin Tarantino’s astrological sign?

2) The opening of Kill Bill Vol. 1 contains a quote taken from what Star Trek movie?

3) Where did Quentin Tarantino go to college?

4) At what film festival did Reservoir Dogs premier?

5) Tarantino appeared on what 80’s sitcom as an Elvis impersonator? A) ALF b) Golden Girls c) Silver Spoons d) Webster

6) How many Oscars did Pulp Fiction win?

7) In what state was Tarantino born?

8) What is the brand of cigarettes that appear in all of Tarantino’s films?

9) What was the last name of the characters played by Tarantino and George Clooney in the movie From Dusk Til Dawn?

10) Other than CSI, what two TV shows has Tarantino directed?

Round 3
Match Round
Whirled Captials
14 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Mars

2) Alive Off Departure

3) Do Me

4) Father Dusks

5) Primetime Comedy

6) Grave of Hate

7) Conformist Whisper

8) Black Divorce


Round 5
DOC- Flowering plant or Pharmaceutical Company?
10 points

1) Wyeth

2) Roche

3) Crocus

4) Schering

5) Daiichi

6) Trillium

7) Crown Imperial

8) Potentilla

9) Ivax

10) Cootamundra wattle

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

General Knowledge
22 points

1) The Doolittle Raid was an attack by the US against what country?

2) As of today, what hockey team has the highest point total in the NHL?

3) What is the name of the new Prime Minister of Israel?

4) T or f: Quentin Tarantino is dyslexic.

5) What was the previous name of the country of Zimbabwe?

6) How many furlongs are there in a mile?

7) The Mahna Mahna song, popularized in the 70’s by the Muppets, was originally recorded for a softcore-porn pseudo documentary made in what country? A) France b) Italy c) Sweden

8) Who was the only person to guest star as themselves on the series Star Trek: The Next Generation?

9) Did San Francisco’s City Hall survive the quake of 1906?

10) Name the home and away teams that played a baseball game after Dick Cheney was booed while throwing out the first pitch last Tuesday.

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to the Northern tip of the Golden Gate Bridge? Express your answer in furlongs.

Questions from 4/11/2006

Round 1
Rebel, Rebel
12 points

1) What is David Bowie’s real last name?

2) On what album did the classic song “Life on Mars?” appear? A) Aladdin Sane b) David Bowie c) Hunky Dory d) Pin Ups

3) Bowie has had many critically acclaimed roles in films, including Pontius Pilate and Andy Warhol. In what 1992 movie did he play FBI Agent Phillip Jeffries?

4) Legend has it that a schoolyard fight over a girl which caused one of his eyes to be permanently dilated. Which eye is affected?

5) What “gets me to the church on time?”

6) Who humped David Bowie’s leg in the Family Guy Movie, Stewie Griffin, the Untold Story?

7) In 1989, Bowie formed a band with Reeves Gabrels, Tony Sales and Hunt Sales. What was the name of this band?

8) The soundtrack of what movie features several Bowie songs covered in Portuguese?

9) How many times has Bowie been a musical guest on Saturday Night Live?

10) Bowie’s earliest musical ambition was to play what instrument in what rock pioneer’s band?

11) Bowie’s character in Labyrinth, Jareth, was king of what?

Round 2
The Devil, the Haymarket and the White City
12 points

1) How many police officers died from injuries sustained in the Haymarket Riot?

2) Herman Mudgett AKA Dr. H.H. Holmes was a serial killer who confessed to 27 murders committed in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Toronto. What city was he hung in?

3) The Fort Dearborn massacre took place during what war?

4) Who was in charge of the architecture of the Columbian Expo?

5) Out of the 8 men convicted for inciting the crowd, how many received the death penalty?

6) The Museum of Science and Industry is the only building built for the Columbian Expo of 1893 which still stands in its original place. What was it known as during the fair? A) Idaho Building b) Palace of Fine Arts c) Labor Building d) Norway Pavilion

7) T or F May Day celebrations were started after the Haymarket Riot.

8) Which Chicago Mayor was assassinated during the Expo?

9) What year of the 1880’s did the Haymarket Riot take place?

10) At what Englewood intersection did H.H. Holmes’ “Murder Castle” stand?

11) What is the deadliest disaster in Chicago’s history?

Round 3
Match Round- Elemental, my dear Watson
11 points
Match the element to its atomic weight. Because of a SNAFU, mark C for question 2.

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) The Lagger

2) We Definitely Aren’t Dwarfs

3) Softskin

4) 21 Calm Women

5) Spat

6) Hireender

7) Patient Normal Hate

8) Nottap


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- Autobot or Decepticon?
10 points

1) Rodimus Prime

2) Inferno

3) Soundwave

4) Thundercracker

5) Optimus Prime

6) Kickback

7) Sideswipe

8) Megatron

9) Grimlock

10) Smokescreen

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) Who invented the periodic table of elements? A) Amedeo Avogadro b) Neils Bohr c) Albert Einstein d) Dmitri Mendeleev

2) What year was David Bowie born?

3) Rafita Mirabal is a young Mexican athlete who excels in what sport?

4) Eurodisney is located in the suburbs of what European city?

5) On Saturday, the Chicago Wolves will retire former Captain Steve Maltais’ number. What number did he wear?

6) Name the three U.S. States that share a land border with Ontario.

7) What was the title of David Bowie’s first album?

8) A capsule of what kind of NASA rocket arrived at the Adler Planetarium yesterday?

9) Who wrote the book Devil in the White City?

10) If I study nuclear science, and I love my classes, what kind of glasses does my crazy teacher wear?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to the St. Louis Arch? Express your answer in yards.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Questions from 4/4

Round 1
Going Bold
11 points

1) Who created the Star Trek series?

2) Which character on Star Trek: The Original Series is the only one to appear in every episode?

3) Who played Chekov on Star Trek: The Original Series?

4) What colors are Vulcan blood and Klingon blood, respectively?

5) Who was originally offered the role of Spock? a) Roger Moore b) Dustin Hoffman c) Martin Landau d) Lloyd Bridges?

6) How many times does Captain Kirk say “Beam me up, Scotty” in the Original Series?

7) In which Star Trek feature film did Captain Picard and Captain Kirk meet?

8) In what year did Star Trek: The Next Generation debut?

9) What is Captain Picard’s favorite beverage?

10) Bonding with a symbiont is a trait of what species? a) Andorian b) Rombulan c) Selay d) Trill

Round 2
Through the Back Door
10 points

1) All roads in this country are centered around Kilometer 0, in a plaza in the center of the capital. Name the country.

2) What brewery’s 9,000 year lease charges the lessee the equivalent of $84 a year?

3) The Haus der Musik in this city allows visitors to use a virtual baton to conduct an orchestra- but be careful, when you make a mistake the orchestra stops and ridicules you.

4) The Fairy Chimneys are a tourist attraction in this country’s Cappadocia region.

5) How many European countries does the Prime Meridian pass through?

6) What is the capital of Liechtenstein?

7) What famous play is set in the Kronborg Castle?

8) While the official capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam, what city is the seat of government?

9) How many nations are currently in the European Union?

10) What is the smallest country in Europe?

Round 3
Match Round- MMMMMMMMM... 64 Slices of American Cheese
Match the mascot to the college:

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Hate Satiated Woman

2) Good Runs

3) The Jill

4) Solution Adult

5) Small Cubes

6) Front Out White

7) Up Withdrawal Orange

8) I Stabilized You None Day Short


Round 5
DOC – Turning Japanese
10 points
Indicate whether these are Hondas or Toyotas:

1) Supra

2) Del Sol

3) Prelude

4) Previa

5) Matrix

6) Yaris

7) Passport

8) Highlander

9) Sequoia

10) Insight

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) Which of the 13 schools in round 3 was Ned Flanders a graduate of?

2) In what country was AC/DC formed and what country were the founding members (brothers) from?

3) In the season 6 episode of the Simpsons, Lisa On Ice, Lisa replaces what character in goal for the Kwik-E-Mart team?

4) Trichotillomania is the psychological term for the uncontrollable urge to do what?

5) In what decade and in which country was Daylight Savings Time first put into practice?

6) A group of domestic cats is referred to as what?

7) The sculptress Camille Claudel had a relationship with her mentor and famous sculptor. What was his name?

8) This Thursday will mark the anniversary of the invention of Hostess Twinkies. In what year were they invented? a)1910 b)1920 c) 1930 or d)1940?

9) At this time, how many moons is the planet Pluto known to have?

10) How long is one rod?

Tiebreaker: What was the 2000 population of Madison County, Iowa?

Questions from 3/28

Round 1
Dolby Reruns
11 points

1) What is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust?

2) Gregor Mendel founded the science of genetics by studying the hereditary traits of what?

3) What kind of scientist studies insects? (spelling counts)

4) Approximately how many species of cockroaches are there worldwide? a)50 b)500 c)5000 d)50,000?

5) What is a shark’s skeleton made of?

6) The planets make up what percentage of the mass in our solar system? a) .0135% b) .135% c) 1.35% or d) 13.5%

7) In psychology, “coprolalia” is an obsessive use of what?

8) Which is stretchier, Kevlar or Nylon?

9) True or False? A diamond will dissolve in acid.

10) Where is the smallest bone in the human body located?

11) What shape is the pupil of an octopus’ eye?

Round 2
And Failed Me in Geometry
12 points

1) The term geometry comes from the Greek words geo and metria meaning what?

2) How many equal sides does a scalene triangle have?

3) This empire, known for its contribution to Algebra, also contributed greatly to modern geometry during the dark ages.

4) How many sides does a parallelogram have?

5) Approximately how long ago did Pythagoras die?

6) What century saw the introduction of the symbol pi for Archimedes’ constant?
7) What mathematician wrote the book Elements?

8) How many sides does a Heptacontakaitrigon have?

9) What is the formula for determining the area of a circle?

Round 3
Art Match Round
10 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Arrival Nowhere

2) Trick Him Left

3) You Can Sit the Dry

4) The Bright Start of the Avenue

5) Give You From the Lake

6) Mrs. Fortunate

7) Don’t Left Man Don’t Wrong Woman

8) Gelding Yllas


Round 5
Dead or Canadian: Strange or Safe?
10 points

Indicate whether the following quotes are from Dr. Strangelove or Fail-Safe.

1) Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!

2) How did you get to be a translator, Buck? You don't seem the academic type.

3) They're good men, we've seen to that. If their orders are to attack, the only way you'll stop them is to shoot them down.

4) God willing, we will prevail, in peace and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity and essence of our natural... fluids.

5) Ah, listen uh, you just go back to sleep hon, and Bucky'll be back there just as soon as he can.

6) Loud and clear! They've got to know we're on the level!

7) I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor.

8) You think I go into combat with loose change in my pocket?

9) Can the radar-seeking mechanism be overloaded by increasing the strength of the signal?

10) You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company.

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
26 points

1) Name all 5 members of the Jackson 5.

2) Vegetarians weren’t known as vegetarians until the term was coined in 1847- what were vegetarians known as before then? A) Dorians b) Euclidians c) Ionians d) Pythagoreans

3) In what state is Three Mile Island?

4) During a fight on March 6, 2006, Tampa Bay’s Artyukhin hit his opponent, Antoine Vermette over the head with what?

5) T or F: in the 2005 season of American Idol, more votes were cast than in the previous two presidential elections combined.

6) This actor made his film debut in Dr. Strangelove, playing Lt. Lothar Zogg. Name him.

7) What animal has the largest brain, in relation to its body?

8) What is the title of the work of art commonly referred to as “The Bean?”

9) What defensive baseball position has hit the most home runs?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to the Country Music Hall of Fame?