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.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Questions from PQ # 99

We had a record 72 people attending pub quiz on Tuesday night, nearly running myself and Jen completely into the ground. It was fun, challenging, and also heartwarming to see so many folks out for our quiz. Here's the questions:

Round 1
Gems and Minerals
10 points

1) The hardness of a mineral is measured on what scale?

2) This cardinal gem, the birthstone for February, saw its price plummet after large deposits of it were found in Brazil. Name the gem.

3) Graphite and Diamonds are examples of polymorphs- minerals that have the same chemical composition, but different crystal structures. What is their chemical composition?

4) How many different crystal lattices are there? A) 14 b) 17 c) 21 d) 28

5) The mineral Halite is better known as what?

6) Do gemstones have cleavage?

7) Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, and amethyst are all forms of what gem?

8) The way a mineral’s surface interacts with light is called what?

9) Attractiveness, durability, rarity, fashion and size all make up a gem’s what? A) earage b) ego c) essence d) esteem

10) Georgius Agricola is considered to be the father of mineralology. In what European country was he born?

Round 2
Puget Sound Gets Down
12 pts

1) What was the name of Nirvana's first full length album?

2) After Andrew Wood of Mother Love Bone passed away, what was the name of the tribute band that other area musicians formed in his honor?

3) What year was Pearl Jam's album "Ten" released?

4) True or False: Nirvana was formed in Tacoma, Washington.

5) What band's current lineup is Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney and William DuVall?

6) Grunge band Silverchair does not hail from Seattle, nor are they American. From what country are they imported?

7) What was the name of the grunge band fronted by Matt Dillon in the movie "Singles"?

8) What didn't happen during Nirvana's performance at the 1992 VMA's? a) Kurt trashed their equipment b) Kris hit himself in the head with his bass c) they played "Smells like Teen Spirit" d) Dave taunted Axl Rose

9) Name the band that released such 90s hits as Rusty Cage and Fell on Black Days?

10) Fill in the blank in the Pearl Jam song "Jeremy" the final lyric reads "Try to forget this, try to erase this from the ______?

11) Nirvana's video for the single "In Bloom" is a parody of what?

12) Which of the following grunge bands is has all-female members? A Hole B. L7 C. Veruca Salt D. Screaming Trees

Round 3
Match Round
13 points

Match the Identity to the person's secret identity.

Round 4
Bizarro World
16 points

1) Neptune Sinking

2) Noon Walk

3) Nice Boys

4) Green Chill

5) Your Worst Enemy’s Divorce

6) The Prisoner

7) The Oranges Sisters

8) The Touchables


Round 5
Dead or Canadian: Surf or Turf?
10 points

You will be given the name of an exotic dish, and must determine if it is meat or seafood.

1) Siga Wat

2) Sledzie Marynowane

3) Fritadas de Camaron

4) Pot-au-feu

5) Fuqi Feipian

6) Bombil Fry

7) Yakizakana

8) Pochouse

9) Katlyeti

10) Sukiyaki

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
24 points

1) What was the name of the law firm that Ally McBeal worked for?

2) Name the country that has been ruled by the Grimaldi dynasty for over 700 years?

3) True or False: In the human body there are 46 pairs of chromosomes.

4) Who was the only child vampire in Anne Rice’s novels?

5) Henry Mancini had a hit with the song "Moon River," but who sang the Oscar winning version from the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

6) The 1986 movie Running Scared featured the antics of two Chicago detectives. Who played the two main characters?

7) Kilgore Trout is the alter ego and pen name of what author?

8) Which Lord of the Ring star served as the translator for the 1980 Swedish hockey team? A) Andy Serkis B) Viggo Mortensen C) John Rhys-Davies D) Ian McKellan

9) In the 1970's Belgium was divided in three regions, one of which is Brussels. Name 1 of the other 2 regions.

10) Scrimshaw is art work made from what material?

11) Which planet was discovered in 1781 by Frederick Herschel?

Tiebreaker: What is the shortest driving distance from Soldier Field to the Metrodome? Express your answer in yards.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Questions from the 2nd Anniversary Extravaganza!

Round 1
“To boldly go where someone already went, 18 years before…”
13 points

1) What were the names of the pilot and final episodes of The Next Generation?

2) Which of the following species is actually two species, one being a symbiont of the other? A) Bajorans b) Gorn c) Kazon d) Trill

3) What is the starship class of NCC-1701-D?

4) Who is the only person to ever guest star as themselves on The Next Generation?

5) Which one of the main characters had a double created after a transporter accident, who was marooned on Nervala IV?

6) What two Cheers actors had guest starring roles on The Next Generation?

7) What was the name of the bar on the Enterprise-D?

8) In which of the NG movies does the crew battle, and defeat a Borg Queen?

9) Who played Q?

10) Tasha Yar was killed in the first season by an entity called Armus while one of her crewmates was being held by him. Who was being held by Armus?

11) Who is older, Captain Picard or Data?

Round 2
Battle of the Sexes
11 points

1) What popular shoe designer has the same surname as a Sunday Night football announcer?

2) If you went to get "threaded" at a salon, what body part/area would they be working on?

3) What form does the contraceptive Depo Provera come in?

4) Cross Your Heart and 18-Hour are both brands put out by what company?

5) Typically, what 2 colors do you get if you request a french manicure?

6) T or F Diesel engines have spark plugs.

7) Founded in 1608, this is the oldest licensed whiskey distillery in the world.
8) When ordering steak, what is the level below rare on "done-ness" scale?

9) Which movie is this quote from: The name's Francis Sawyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you.

10) Which cigar shape is longer a Robusto or a Churchill?

Round 3
Match- Microbrewery Geography
13 points

Round 4
Bizarro World (music)
16 points

1) Hard Hater

2) Over Relaxation

3) Limited Hate

4) Pennisulas Out the Spray

5) Hate isn’t Normal

6) Do Stop Fixing My Head

7) We Can Give This Home To You

8) Run That Yaw


Round 5
Dead or Canadian- US Open Men's or Women's Bracket?
10 points

1) Sugiyama

2) Dechy

3) Pierce

4) Nalbandian

5) Ivanovic

6) Bartoli

7) Grosjean

8) Haas

9) Davenport

10) Bjorkman

Round 6
Picture Round
15 points

Round 7
General Knowledge
22 points

1) Rio De Janeiro is in the shadow of which mountain?

2) Where in the human body would you find the "Bowman's Capsule"

3) What Who album featured the songs "Welcome", "Go To The Mirror!", and "Sparks"?

4) How many of King Henry VIII wives were executed?

5) Where would one find the "Appleton" or "F" layer? A) In an atomic nucleus B) In the Earth's crust C) In the upper atmosphere D) In the outer reaches of the solar system

6) What instrument made Vladimir Horowitz and Sergei Rachmaninoff famous?

7) Who plays the character of "Will Turner" in the "Pirates of the Carribean" franchise?

8) In Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack steals three things from the giant's castle in the clouds: a hen who lays golden eggs; a sack of shillings and guineas and what?

9) In the contiguous US, what is the smallest state west of the Mississippi?

10) Which supermodel hosted MTV's "House Of Style" from 1989 to 1995?

11) T or F In NHL hockey, a player is allowed to direct the puck to a teammate with an open hand if both players are in their defensive zone.

Tiebreaker: According to Fall 2005 census data, how many students were enrolled at the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign?