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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.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Questions from 5/30

Round 1
You can put your mind at ease
11 points

1) How many classes of aircraft carriers are currently in service in the US Navy?

2) The US Pacific Fleet headquarters is on what Hawaiian island?

3) What is the Navy Rating for an Aircrew Survival Equipmentman? A) AE b) ASE c) ES d) PR

4) The Battle of Hampton Roads pitted what two ships against each other?

5) What year was the song In the Navy released by the Village People?

6) What is the hull classification symbol of the USS Nimitz?

7) Where was the USS Maine when it sank?

8) What president presided the ceremony that interred the remains of John Paul Jones into the US Naval Academy Chapel? A) George Washington b) James Madison c) Teddy Roosevelt d) George W Bush

9) What is the name of the last battleship built by the US Navy?

10) What is the number of the US Fleet which operates in the Atlantic Ocean?

Round 2
Dirt Toe, Ham Icing
12 points

1) Was Detroit ever the capital of Michigan?

2) What two cities are completely encircled by Detroit?

3) According to 2004 crime statistics, in which of the following does Detroit’s crime rate fall below the national average: Assault, Auto Theft, Burglary, Homocide, Larceny, Rape, or Robbery.

4) If you go due south from Detroit, what is the first foreign country you come to?

5) In the movie Detroit Rock City, at what venue did Kiss play?

6) Detroit’s population has been in a steady decline since what decade of the 20th century?

7) List two of the “Big Three” automakers that are based in Detroit.

8) Pontiac’s Rebellion was a siege of Fort Detroit to drive out occupiers from what country?

9) What county is Detroit the county seat of?

10) Coleman Young was Detroit’s first African-American mayor as well as the longest serving, with 5 terms in office. What year was he first elected mayor?

Round 3
Match Round- What's your URL?

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Up Off My Elbows

2) He

3) Smoldering Age

4) Swallow

5) Swallow

6) Sane, Sane Days

7) Soft Misforthune Man

8) Roll or Rock None Day


Round 5
Dead Or Canadian – Gimme a Beat (Jack Kerouac or Allen Ginsberg)
10 points

1) Tristessa

2) Reality Sandwiches

3) Big Sur

4) Lonesome Traveler

5) The Gates of Wrath

6) Orpheus Emerged

7) Iron Horse

8) The Subterraneans

9) Atop an Underworld

10) Howl

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) What was the capital of Australia prior to Canberra?

2) What are the three colors in the National Flag of the Republic of Chad?

3) How many of KISS’s original band members still play with the band?

4) In Greek mythology, how many muses are there?

5) What is the symbol for the chemical element Tungsten?

6) Orchids get their name from the Greek orchis, which means what?

7) What was Memorial Day originally called?

8) How many times in their team history have the Chicago Wolves not made the playoffs?

9) Which of the Muppet Movies came first?

10) How old is American Idol Season 6 winner Taylor Hicks?

Tiebreaker: What was the cost, in 1797 dollars, to build the USS Constitution?

Questions from 5/23

Round 1
Got a condo made of stona
11 points

1) T or F- When practicing the art of mummification, the fingers and toes of the deceased were individually wrapped.

2) How old was Cleopatra when she ascended to the Egyptian throne? A) 13 b) 15 c) 17 d) 19

3) Name the three countries that border Egypt.

4) In what century were the Pyramids of Giza built?

5) In 196 BC, the Rosetta Stone was carved by a group of priests in Egypt to honor the pharaoh. In how many different scripts (not languages) was it written?

6) How many years did King Tut rule Egypt? A) 9 b) 19 c) 29 d) 39

7) Which city if further north in modern-day Egypt- Alexandria or Cairo?

8) What was the lotus flower thought to be a symbol of?

9) Who discovered King Tut’s Tomb in 1922?

Round 2
Square Dancing
13 points

1) In the early 1930’s, What multi-millionaire became interested ni the revival of square dancing as a party of his early New England restoration project?

2) What is the Square Dance Caller’s Association called? A) Callerlab b) SDCA c) Square Caller’s League

3) What does the call “dos-a-dos” mean? A) Round and round b) side-to-side c) back and forth d) back to back

4) True or false: there is a bill before Congress proposing that Square Dance be designated as the national folk dance.

5) Approximately how many people attended the 2005 Illinois State Square Dance Competition? A) 570 b) 5700 c) 57,000

6) Square dancing was first described in England and what other European country?

7) In how many US States is square dancing as the official state dance?

8) Who co-starred as 13-year-old Gemma in the 1987 movie “Square Dance along with Rob Lowe?

9) In the acronym IAGSDC, I and A stand for International Association. What does the GSDC stand for?

10) T or F: the Alamo swing thru is a traditional Square dance call.

Round 3
Match- You are what you eat
12 points
Match the ingredients of the candy bar to the candy bar. Yummy!

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Letters from the Center

2) Nurse’s Husbands

3) You Always Rapped Against Your Mother

4) The Canadian

5) The Slow or the Alive

6) Limited Frailty

7) Friend of the Country

8) The Indian Breach


Round 5
DOC- Ike or Yoakam?
10 points

1) I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens.

2) Control success before it controls you.

3) I would rather try to persuade a man to go along, because once I have persuaded him he will stick. If I scare him, he will stay just as long as he is scared, and then he is gone.

4) Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

5) Ain’t no glamour in this tinsel land of lost and wasted lives. Painful scars are all that’s left of me.

6) Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.

7) I don’t mean to be so… Assholish I guess is a good word for it.

8) What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight- it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

9) An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.

10) The bottle had robbed him of all his rebel pride so I sang Dixie as he died.

Round 6
Picture Round
16 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
22 points

1) What actress is famously quoted for saying “kissing Dwight was like eating a dirt sandwich” when talking about Dwight Yoakam? A) Karen Duffy b) Bridget Fonda c) Sharon Stone

2) Which Mars candy bar was known in Great Britan as Marathon until 1990?

3) Joan of Arc fought for the French in what war?

4) What Texas city is Steve Martin from?

5) Rueda de Casino is a dance form similar to Square dancing which was developed in what Caribbean country?

6) Who won the Men’s World Ice Hockey Championship on Sunday? A) Czech Republic b) Denmark c) Italy d) Sweden

7) Who was Dwight D. Eisenhower’s vice president?

8) Where was the show Family Ties set?

9) What two rock musicians refer to themselves as the Glimmer Twins?

10) Where did Magic Johnson go to college?

Tiebreaker: What is the driving distance from the Globe Pub to the Grand Ol Opry? Express your answer in football fields.

Questions from 5/16

Sorry for the neglect- The Quizmaster has been busy, busy, busy.

Here's the questions:
Round 1
Alcatraz’s Big Brother
12 points

1) What is the capital of Australia?

2) The continent of Australia is bisected by what tropical line, Cancer or Capricorn?

3) What is Australia’s highest mountain (including all territories)? A) Mount Augusts b) Mount Kosciuszo c) Mawson Peak

4) Lake Cadibarrawirracanna is a salt lake in what state?

5) Australia is divided into 6 states and two territories. Name the two territories.

6) What percentage of Australia is covered by sand dunes? A) 20% b) 30% c) 40% d) 50%

7) What two states do the Australian Alps span?

8) Does Australia have any rainforest?

9) What was the first European power to “discover” Australia?

10) Which of the following is not a river in Australia?
Abercrombie, Cataract, Koala, or Wollondilly?

Round 2
Dave Clad in Orion
12 points

1) In what decade was Leonardo Da Vinci born and in which did he die?

2) What is the name of the drawing and text displaying the proportions of a person?

3) In the Codex Leicester, Leonardo put forth a theory as to why the moon reflects light from the sun. What was the theory?

4) Aside from using shorthand, what was unique about the way Leonardo wrote in his notebooks?

5) What is the name of the two painting techniques that Leonardo pioneered, one using a bold contrast of light and dark and the other creating a hazy atmosphere?

6) What is the name of the hero of the book, The Da Vinci Code?

7) What is the name of the controversial Catholic Sect featured in the book?

8) What is the other name for the Mona Lisa?

9) On what kind of wood is the Mona Lisa painted? a)oak b)poplar c)birch d)pine?

10) Who plays Sophie in the film version that releases this Friday?

Round 3
80's Movie Quote Match
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Around the Short Day

2) Brunette Under Orange

3) Front Off the USA

4) Docile Old Woman

5) Your Death

6) Bad Day Hanoi

7) Stayin’ In

8) Downtown Boy


Round 5
DOC- Sesame or Fraggle?
10 points

1) Gobo

2) Narf

3) Fat Blue

4) Red

5) Boober

6) Slimey

7) Barkley

8) Wembley

9) Yip Yips

10) Grundgetta

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
22 points

1) Fraggle Rock the TV show ran for 96 episodes over 5 years, Sesame Street has aired 4,108 episodes over how many seasons?

2) Which Star Wars movie features the death of Boba Fett?

3) How many stars make up Orion’s Belt?

4) This Friday is the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s beheading. Which number wife was she of the six Henry VIII had?

5) Within the Paleozoic era, which period came first, Cambrian or Devonian?

6) How many months was Survivor winner Richard Hatch sentenced to for failing to pay taxes?

7) Every month’s birthstone is a gem, except one. Which month and what is the birthstone?

8) Who was president when the CIA was created?

9) The Da Vinci Code is the second book by Dan Brown which features Robert Langdon. What was the first?

10) NHL rookie of the year Sidney Crosby will be how old when the Calder Memorial trophy is awarded? A) 17 b) 19 c) 21 d) 23

Tiebreaker: What is the area of the continent of Australia in square kilometers?