A Conventional Night of Monday Trivia!

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Fifteen locations brought in 172 teams this past Monday evening to play a game of Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

The opening round’s toughest bonus chance came on a question about the urban legend about former U.S. President William Howard Taft getting stuck in a White House bathtub. On that question, 20% of teams knew Taft was Secretary of War before his time in the Oval Office. Other topics in this round included some yo-yo tricks and simultaneous Brazilian and Argentinian neighbors ParaguayBolivia, and Uruguay. Seventeen teams had perfect scores in this round, the most of any on Monday.

SECOND ROUND:

The audio question played a trio of songs, each by a musical act that shares a word with a Basketball Hall of Famer’s last name. About 22% of teams earned bonus points for getting all three musical acts: Montell JordanGnarls Barkley, and Post Malone. The first half’s most difficult wagering query came next:

  • Which current reboot of a 1980s TV series stars Queen Latifah as a former CIA agent who protects the streets of New York City with vigilante justice? 

Queen Latifah stars in the reboot of The Equalizer, which had a success rate of 64%. Next, we asked about Lindsay Lohan‘s star-making turn as twins in the remake of The Parent Trap; this question had the least-successful bonus question all game, as only 16% of teams knew Lohan’s highest-grossing film is Freaky Friday. This round’s perfect squads were Pink Cows (Cushwa), Socrates Nuts (Il Forno), and Bass Slappers (Il Forno).

HALFTIME:

Tasks on the halftime page included pop culture duos such as Tom and Jerry and Laverne and Shirley, as well as lists of fictional characters from various works. The average score was 14.8 points, but 24 teams were able to submit a perfect halftime round. A close-knit quintet comprised the top of the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

Three Clues about Demi Lovato were given to begin the third round, followed by this trip to Europe:

  • Known for a fortified wine of the same name, the northern Atlantic archipelago of Madeira is an autonomous region of what European country?

Madeira is a region of Portugal, which was identified by 41% of the field. Two questions later, we shipped out:

  • Exactly 105 years ago, which ocean liner that had previously helped rescue the survivors of the Titanic was sunk by a German U-Boat during World War I?

Monday was the 105th anniversary of the Carpathia‘s sinking; about 36% of teams had that correct answer. Slainte (DRP) and Killer Snails (Quincy’s) were the third round’s perfect teams.

FOURTH ROUND:

The NFL’s Raiders were the 6-4-2 topic, named by 44 teams for all six points. After a question about comedy duo Cheech and Chong, we came to the evening’s trickiest wagering question:

  • Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, which hotel company operates chains such as Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, Econo Lodge, and Clarion Hotels?

A lot of teams slept on this answer; in fact, only 30% made the right Choice. We moved on to topics like the literary egotist Dorian Gray and WWE/UFC great Brock Lesnar. Eight teams recorded perfect scores in this round. Heading into the final question, these teams were in the lead:

  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 165
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 164
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 159
  • Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 157
  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 157

FINAL QUESTION (42.44% success rate):

  • In its original form, the Constitution did not explicitly protect religious freedom. Because of that, which of the 13 original colonies did not attend the Constitutional Convention? 

Rhode Island did not attend, due to Roger Williams holding religious freedom as a core principle. With that correct answer, Killer Snails (Quincy’s) became the only Perfect 21 team in Monday’s game! At the end of Monday’s games, these were the top-scoring teams:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Teenage Dirtbags  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Song Lyrics)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYPharmacology)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: You Had Me At Chester Arthur  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Bear)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: That’s Cap  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. History)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Cobra Kai  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Robert Oppenheimer)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Last Word / First Word)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yes Songs (audio))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Bye Bye, Dan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FIFA Women’s World Cup)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hot Fuzz)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paw Patrol) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Small Council  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Bachelorette)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rolling Stones)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Space Jam  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Firefly)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golden Age of Piracy)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Socrates Nuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yu-Gi-Oh!)