A Creepy and Cooky Night of Monday Trivia!

Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 102 teams across 11 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We opened Monday’s first round by asking our teams about the TV sitcom “New Girl” and its adorkable lead character of Jess Day.  We continued with a three-part question concerning literary animals, followed by a look at the state flag of Vermont and the high IQ organization Mensa.  The first round included the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only five teams knew that the name Mensa is translated from Latin as the English word ‘table’.  That was enough to keep the perfect scores off the board in Monday’s first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Our teams went for the gold in Monday’s audio question, as they listened to “Heart of Gold” by Neil Young, “Black Gold” by Soul Asylum, and “Gold on the Ceiling” by The Black Keys.  Next, we discussed the type of jellyfish known as a sea wasp before moving on to a look at the Oscar nominations earned by actor Colin Firth.  After closing the second stanza with a question regarding the father-son duo of NBA stars Bill and Luke Walton, we saw six teams earn a perfect second round score.

HALFTIME:

The top half of Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to decipher rebus puzzles to find the names of Disney characters, while the bottom half featured items named ‘SNAP’, ‘CRACKLE’, or ‘POP’.  Twelve teams earned a perfect halftime score, as the overall average reached 17.1 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:

  • Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s):  90
  • Great Heathen Army (Morgan):  89
  • Brain Freeze (Hershey’s):  87
  • Is That Trivia or Are You Just Glad to See Me? (Dawg House):  86
  • FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Third round topics from Monday’s game included the Rudyard Kipling poem “Gunga Din”, the family of former U. S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, the talking stuffed animal Teddy Ruxpin, and the Texas public art instillation known as Cadillac Ranch.  In a bit of an anomaly, the third round yielded the highest number of perfect scores, as eight teams ran the table by posting 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

We enjoyed a pint of Guinness to begin Monday’s final round, before asking what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> The islands of which French territory are locally known as “Gwada”?

Apparently, the vast majority of our Monday teams were not familiar with the French overseas territory of Guadaloupe, as only nine teams gave us this correct answer.  Other final round topics included the two versions of the film “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three”, the “music” of Kanye West, and the Marquis de Lafayette.  In addition to the wickedly difficult geography question, the three bonus questions in the final round yielded an average success rate of just 17%.  As a result, we did not see any perfect scores in the fourth stanza.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–> When naming this fictional character, her cartoonist creator chose a first name referencing an early 19th century nursery rhyme, indicating that the character was full of woe.  Identify the first and last name of this character introduced in 1938.

Exactly one-third of the field responded correctly with Wednesday Addams.  Thanks primarily to the Guadaloupe question, a Perfect 21 eluded the entire Monday field this week, as none of our teams answered every wagering question correctlyHere is your final overall leaderboard from Monday night:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  Spartan’s Will   (Next week’s first category: “Frankenstein” – novel)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Cheers” or “Frasier”?)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army   (Next week’s first category: 1970s One-Hit Wonders)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Brain Freeze   (Next week’s first category: 2019 NASCAR Season)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Wagering Pi   (Next week’s first category: Skyscrapers)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Grandpa Simpson or Joe Biden?)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Lion’s Den   (Next week’s first category: “Letterkenny”)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Quiztery, Inc.   (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Four Shots and Seven Beers Ago  (Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics   (Next week’s first category: “The Boys”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Periodic Table Dancers   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Hip Hop)