Past Pub Quiz Q's

Curious about de Vere's Pub Quiz night, but not sure what it entails exactly? We asked Dr. Andy, our Quizmaster in Davis, to share some sample questions with us to give everyone an idea of what to expect. Study up and come join us every Monday night 7pm-9pm at either location. It's super fun, we promise!

1.   Mottos and Slogans.    “Uncommonly Good” is the commercial slogan for what cookie and cracker company? Keebler
2.   Internet Culture – Microblogging Platforms that start with the letter T. Whereas Twitter has a 40% retention rate, the tenth largest online social network has an 85% retention rate. Name it. Tumblr
3.   Newspaper Headlines.   When 36-year-old Kandace Seyferth collapsed from a severe asthma attack on November 25th, her 10-year old daughter Madisyn quickly dialed 911 and started mouth-to-mouth resuscitation while her friend, 12-year-old Katelynn Vreeke,performed chest compressions. Madisyn and Katelynn learned CPR from watching what ABC medical drama for the previous six years? Gray’s Anatomy
4.   Four for Four.    In a famous illustration, Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat stands on a ball balancing 13 items. Which of the following items, if any, are among those 13? A bat, a boat, a book, a broom. (NYYN)
5.   Christmas Classics. In the 1965 television show A Charlie Brown Christmas, which character says “All I want is what I have coming to me. All I want is my fair share”? Sally
6.   Art and Art History. If Vincent Van Gogh had lived as long as Salvador Dali, in what year would Van Gogh have died? You have a ten-year margin of error. He was born in 1853, and Salvador Dali lived to be 84, so the correct answer would be 1937 (1927-1947)
7.   Pop Culture – Music. The man with the most recently-announced GrammyAward nominations this year is 34 years old and has a middle name of Omari.Name him. Kanye West
8.   Sports – Boxing.   The only champion to hold the heavyweight title and go undefeated throughout his career was born in 1923.What was his name? Rocky Marciano
9.   Science.   What five-syllable word do we us to describe the set of chemical reactions that happen in the cells of living organisms to sustain life? Metabolism
The Short Round
10.                 American Inventors.  Dean Kamen’s most famous invention was what? The Segway PT
11.                 Korea. North Korea borders the eighth most populous nation to the northeast. Name the nation. Russia
12.                 Pop Culture – Television.     What current CBS sitcom features Patrick Warburton and David Spade? Rules of Engagement
13.                 Big City Mayors. Jean Quan is the mayor of what northern California city of 390,000? Oakland
14.                 Another Music Question. What is the best-selling Outkast song of all time? "Hey Ya!" (2003)
End of The Short Round
15.                 Anagram.     One of the best-selling living European authors has written six novels and 36 works ofnon-fiction, and his name is an anagram for the common phrase OCTOBER EMU. What is his name? Umberto Eco
And now five questions on the same topic. This week’s topic is The Muppets!
16.                 What is the first word of the theme song of The Muppet Show? “It’s”
17.                 Which Muppet has a Muppet body but exposed human hands? The SwedishChef
18.                 Both those old hecklers in the balcony of the Muppet Show Theatre were named after New York City hotels. What are their names? Statler and Waldorf 
19.                 Surprisingly, the puppeteer who provided the original voice of MissPiggy and Grover was born in England. What is his name? Frank Oz
20.                  The only actor working today who has appeared in a silent film, the 1927 film Orchids and Ermine, had a cameo in the recent film The Muppets. Name the actor. Mickey Rooney, the last surviving male star from 1930s Hollywood
And thus end our round of questions on The Muppets.
21.                 Unusual Words. What word beginning with the letter G means “to bend the knee,” or “to touch the knee to the floor or ground especially in worship”? Genuflect
22.                 Film.  In what 2007 film that won the Oscar for best original screenplay does Mac MacGuff say these words? “Hey there, big puffy version of Junebug!” Juno
23.                 Irish Culture. Saint Brendan of Clonfert, an Irish monk, allegedly discovered what in the 5th century AD? America (Expect an Irish culture question every week at the de Vere’s Irish Pub Pub Quiz)
24.                 Cities of the World.  The name of the city that served as the capital of India during the British Raj until 1911 once began with a C, but now beginswith a K. Provide either name of this city of almost 4.5 million. Calcutta / Kolkata
25.                 American Cities. The fastest-growing city in Illinois (and 4th largest in the state) was the “birthplace” of musicians Jake Blues and Lionel Ritchie. What is this city 40 miles southwest of Chicago? Joliet
26.                 Science.  What do we call species of edible grasshoppers that change color and behavior at high population densities? Locusts
27.                 Books and Authors.   What is the name of the beautiful gypsy who is the object of much affection in Victor Hugo’s book The Hunchback of Notre Dame? Esmeralda
28.                 Current Events – Names in the News.    Of what former GOP presidential hopeful did Newt Gingrich today say “Of course I want his endorsement,” thus knocking Herman Cain out of the headlines for at least a few hours? Donald Trump
29.                 Sports – Baseball Team Names that start with the letter M.  All-Star closer Heath Bell and his new splurging baseball team have finalized a $27 million, three-year contract. Name the team. The Miami Marlins
30.                 Shakespeare.   What number, divisible evenly by five, is the correct number of Shakespeare’s histories? 10
Tie-breaker.    In what year was Victor Hugo’s mother, Sophie Trébuchet, born? She was born in 1772. (1772–1821)