Trivia of a Certain Monday Night…
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 104 teams across 12 venues.
Opening round topics from Monday night included the classic comedy film “Animal House” and the No Child Left Behind Act. The follow-up question was slightly more difficult than anticipated for a first round question:
–> According to its creator, one of the inspirations for a prominent character in which video game series was a small, mountain dwelling mammal indigenous to North America and Asia called the Pika?
Only about half of our teams responded with the correct answer of Pokemon, as the pika lent its name to the character of Pikachu. After closing the first round with a question concerning Mother Teresa, we saw eight teams earn a perfect score of 36 points.
Monday’s audio question included three songs that feature harmonica solos, as we listened to “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, “Long Train Runnin’” by The Doobie Brothers, and “Hook” by Blues Traveler. A pair of difficult bonus questions kept the perfect scores off of the board in Monday’s second round. First, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the year (within one either way) in which the first Toyota Prius was sold. The correct answer was far earlier than most people thought, as only eight teams were within one year of 1997. The final bonus question of the round asked our teams to name all three of the lead actors from the former TNT series “Men of a Certain Age”. Only five teams could name the trio of Ray Romano, Andre Braugher, and Scott Bakula. Not surprisingly, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.
Monday’s halftime page featured TV series that “break the fourth wall”, while the bottom half quizzed our teams on the success (or lack thereof) among NBA teams. Nine teams earned a perfect score, while the overall average reached 16.4 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 90
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 88
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 87
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 87
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
Monday’s third round opened with a three-part question about “Bad” music, before moving on to a look at the knuckleball and Prosecco sparkling wine. The final question of the round was not only the most difficult, but led to a hilariously common wrong answer:
–> The Tony Award winners for Best Musical in 1962 and 1963 both featured titles of at least eight words. For your wager, identify either one of these two musicals.
The correct answers were “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, but several of our hosts noted that at numerous teams wrote down the same wrong answer: “Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats Cats”. Thankfully, there were some teams that actually knew both correct answers, as five teams swept the third round: Oliver’s Army (DRP), Second Rate Saints (DRP), Prestige Worldwide (Hershey’s), This is How We Go Down (Bushwaller’s), Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s).
We began Monday’s final round by asking our teams to name the first color film to win the Oscar for Best Picture. Unfortunately for most of teams, the musical “The Wizard of Oz”, lost the Best Picture Oscar to “Gone With the Wind”, which also happened to be the correct answer. Other final round topics included the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, the poker game of Texas Hold’em, and the slang term ‘speakeasy’. Seven teams closed their game with a perfect final round. These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 166
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 163
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 163
- We’re Not Gouda at This (Cheesetique): 161
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 159
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 159
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (83.4% success rate):
–> In ancient Greek religion, this goddess enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris, or arrogance before the gods. Today, this Greek goddess’s name has come to mean “a long-standing opponent or rival”. For your wager, name this goddess.
Most of our teams responded correctly on this final question with the goddess Nemesis. With the final question falling on the easier side, eight teams recorded the Perfect 21 on Monday by answering every wagering question correctly, but appearing on that list for the first time ever is Leprechauns from Greene Turtle. Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 175
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 175
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 174
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 171
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 170
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 170
- Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria): 169
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 169
- This is How We Go Down (Bushwaller’s): 168
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 168
DRP in Alexandria, VA: George Washington’s Camel (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Leprechauns (Next week’s first category: History of the Girl Scouts)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: “The Dick Van Dyke Show”)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: “The Who” – AUDIO)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: Lox, Locks, or Lochs)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens
** THIS WAS OUR FINAL GAME AT CHEESETIQUE IN BALLSTON – BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ONE OF OUR OTHER TWO MONDAY VENUES IN VIRGINIA! **
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: Salvador Dali)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Royally Oaked (Next week’s first category: “Dazed and Confused” – film)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Quiztery Inc. (Next week’s first category: Bureau of Reclamation Dams)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Not Your Team (Next week’s first category: Disney Princesses)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Outdoor Alcoholics (Next week’s first category: “The Man in the High Castle”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders – AUDIO)