26 Miles Worth of Monday Trivia!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 96 teams across 11 venues.
Teams hoping for a perfect first round quickly had those hopes dashed on Monday night, as the first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult. We began the game with this question asked in the Three Clues format:
CLUE 1: This word is defined as “to light or set on fire”.
CLUE 2: This is one of the names used to describe a group of kittens.
With only handful of teams even venturing a guess for the bonus, it was no surprise that only seven teams across the board earned two bonus points with the correct answer of ‘kindle’. The first round also looked at the informal holiday of ‘Pi Day’ (March 14) and this Oscar-winning film:
This query about “Dallas Buyers Club” included the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only two teams successfully named Ron Woodruff as the character portrayed by Matthew McConaughey. None of our teams began their game with a perfect first round score.
Monday’s audio question taught our teams to fly as we listened to similarly titled songs from Pink Floyd, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Foo Fighters. We continued with a discussion of Martin Luther King, the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, and this historic baseball moment:
Thanks to an easier trio of bonus questions, eight teams posted a second round score of 36 points.
For Monday’s halftime page, our teams were asked to identify films that included actors from “Avengers: Endgame”. Falling on the more difficult side, this page yielded an average score of just 14.7 points, while only three teams posted the high score of 19 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 87
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 87
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 86
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 86
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 84 POINTS
Monday’s third round topics included U.S. geography, Good King Wenceslas, and this 1980s film:
After closing the third round with a question concerning the association between leprosy and the Hawaiian island of Molokai, we saw six teams earn a perfect third round score.
After discussing the notable achievements of Teddy Roosevelt in the 6-4-2 question, we immediately moved on to the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> Featuring SZA and Travis Scott, the recent song “Power is Power” was written specifically for the current season of what television series?
Though it was incorrect, the overwhelmingly popular answer to this question was the Fox drama series “Empire”. Only 14% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of “Game of Thrones”. We continued with a look at American painter James Whistler, the novel “All Quiet on the Western Front”, and this Olympic champion:
Thanks to the first question of the round, none of our teams earned a perfect fourth round score. Here is your pre-final leaderboard from Monday night:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 160
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 158
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 157
- Unsavories (DRP): 155
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 153
- SMDK (Flanagan’s): 153
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (64.4% success rate):
–> Which battle is the subject of a Robert Browning poem which contains the following line: “O, when Persia was dust, all cried ‘To Akropolis! Run, Pheidippides, one race more! the meed is thy due!”?
Nearly two-thirds of our teams gave us the correct answer of the Battle of Marathon. Congratulations to Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 171
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 170
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 165
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 165
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 163
- Unsavories (DRP): 163
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 162
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 162
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 161
- Periodically Under the Table (Greene Turtle): 160
- Notch Eight (Il Forno): 160
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Famous Amputees)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: “Cobra Kai”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Aladdin” or “The Lion King”?)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: Yiddish Phrases)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: Southern Cuisine)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: “The Untouchables” – film)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Irregardlessly Unrelevant (Next week’s first category: “Columbo”)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Thankful Dead (Next week’s first category: “The Outlaw Josie Wales”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Outdoor Alcholics (Next week’s first category: American Revolution)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Christian Saints)