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May 10, 2014 An Tobar Pub Quiz

May 10, 2014 An Tobar Pub Quiz
Round One
1. Who's the leader/ of the club/ that's made for you/ and me?
2. What do the Gaelic words An Tobar mean?
the well
3. What is the annual date of International Workers' Day or May Day?
May 1
4. Which one of the following people did not win a Nobel Peace prize?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Mother Theresa
Nelson Mandela
Adolph Hitler
5. True or False: Scientist Albert Einstein failed at least one math class.
6. What is the next number in this sequence of numbers:
2, 3, 5, 7, ___?
7. Approximately how many cups are there in a liter (answer to the nearest whole number)?
4 [One cup = 8 ounces. 1 liter = 33.81/8= 4.23 cups]
8. Which sky condition has more cloud cover, partly cloudy or partly sunny?
partly sunny
9. Which U.S. state extends farther west: Minnesota or Texas?
10. Which U.S. President selected the Twinkie to be put in a millennial time capsule?
Bill Clinton

Round Two
1. What was comedic actor and writer Albert Brooks' given name?
Albert Einstein
2. What liquor was declared by a 1964 congressional resolution to be "America's only native spirit?"
3. During the heyday of the Roman Empire, what body of water was known as "the Roman Lake"?
The Mediterranean Sea (Mare Nostrum = "our sea")
4. According to research by ESPN The Magazine and Sportingintelligence, and as reported by the BBC, which sports team has the highest wages per player in the world?
Manchester City
5. Acrophobia is the fear of what?
6. "Go and tell your momma what the big boys eat" was a 1980s commercial for what cereal?
7. In which Brooklyn Academy of Music's Shakespeare play did Kevin Spacey star in shortly before House of Cards premiered on Netflix? His House of Cards' character, Francis Underwood, reflects a lot of this character.
Richard III
8. Which is the only planet in our solar system not named after a Greek or Roman god or goddess?
9. According to his obituary in the New York Times, who was “The only person” to serve in professional football as a personnel assistant, an assistant coach, a head coach, a general manager, a commissioner and as an N.F.L. team owner and chief executive?
Al Davis
10. Who claims to have invented the phrase "bad hair day" while talking with her co-host Bryant Gumbel during the 1980s?
Jane Pauley

Round Three
1. According to the Beatle's Revolver album, where were Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison taking up residence (at least) in 1966?
a Yellow Submarine
2. WORD JUMBLE: G-R-O-W-A-P-E-N-I-S hint: vice president
Spiro Agnew
3. What is the only industry specifically mentioned in the Bill of Rights?
the press
4. Where is Creighton University located, state and city (two points)?
Omaha, Nebraska
5. What 1960s TV series was originally pitched to the networks with the title "Wagon Train to the Stars"? Bonus Question: What is the Latin phrase for "to the stars"? (2 pts.)
Star Trek; ad astra
6. Which eye does Sesame Street’s Count von Count where his monocle, left or right; and for a bonus, how many eyebrows do Bert and Ernie have between the two of them (two points)?
Left; 1
7. What is the hard part of the outer ear immediately in front of the ear canal called?
8. Which Catholic cardinal did Andrew Greeley call, "the Lord High Inquisitor" in his 1986 book Confessions of a Parish Priest? [p. 332]
Cardinal Josef Ratzinger [who later became Pope Benedict XVI]
9. Nigeria recently overtook which other country to become Africa's largest economy as measured in GDP?
South Africa
10. Named after a famous composer, what do you call a modern tuba a bandmember plays while marching?
a sousaphone (it's predecessor was the helicon)

Bonus Round
1. What three-lettered, often interrogatory, word is most universally used in conversation1? [1According to the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics]

2. Which is the newest Monopoly piece, and which piece did it replace?
Cat; Iron

3. According to Germany's Purity [Reinheitsgebot] law, what are the only three ingredients allowed to be used to make beer (not counting yeast)?
water, barley, hops

4. As the United States was in the preliminary stages of fighting a literal war against fascism, What four freedoms did President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delineate in his 1941 State of the Union address? Four fundamental freedoms FDR said people "everywhere in the world" ought to enjoy. [Hint: President Ronald Reagan replaced two of FDR's four freedoms with "freedom of enterprise" when he revised the list to three freedoms in his 1988 farewell address.]
Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear

5. Name five NFL players who have participated in Dancing with the Stars. Keyshawn Johnson, Jacoby Jones, Donald Driver, Hines Ward, Kurt Warner, Chad Ochocinco (Johnson), Michael Irvin, Warren Sapp, Jason Taylor, Lawrence Taylor, Emmitt Smith, and Jerry Rice.

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