A Ghostly Finish to Monday Trivia!
As we close out Season XVIII, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 86 teams across ten venues:
Opening round topics from Monday’s game included rabies, the Yoopers of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and this video game which featured a weaponized use for household appliances:
After closing the first round with a look at the current film “Mary Poppins Returns”, we saw nine teams earn a perfect first round score.
Monday’s audio clue featured unique cover versions of “…Baby One More Time” by Britney Spears, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna, and “Barbie Girl” by Aqua. Later, we discussed Japanese sports and the Warsaw Pact, the latter of which gave us the most difficult bonus question of the night. We asked our teams to identify the country that formally withdrew from Warsaw Pact in 1968. None of our 86 teams earned bonus points with the correct answer of Albania. Next up, we quizzed our teams about the similarities between the cornet and this brass instrument:
Thanks to a wicked bonus question, none of our teams earned a perfect second round score.
Monday’s halftime page included a section matching fictional dogs to their respective breeds. The average score reached 17.7 points, as ten teams earned a perfect score of 20 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 89
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 88
- Periodically Under the Table (Greene Turtle): 88
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 88
- EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 87 POINTS
We began our second half with a look at this championship team:
A three-part question concerning war literature kept most of the field from securing a perfect third round score. We asked our teams to identify the respective countries in which these books were primarily set: “Black Hawk Down”, “The Pianist”, and “The Things They Carried”. While the majority of the field picked up wagering points with at least two correct answers, only nine teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing all three correct responses: Somalia, Poland, and Vietnam. Despite closing the round with relatively easier questions concerning Dos Equis beer and the comedy film “Best in Show”, we saw just one team notch a perfect third round score: Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s).
The difficult bonus questions continued into Monday’s fourth round. We opened the final stanza by asking our teams to identify either one of the first two songs from Canadian artist The Weeknd to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Most teams earned wagering points by remembering the catchy tune “I Can’t Feel My Face”, but only six teams earned bonus points by also remembering “The Hills”:
Other final round topics included the work of Frenchman Louis Braille, the groundbreaking TV miniseries “Roots”, and the compositions of Antonio Vivaldi. The final round did not yield any perfect scores. These were your highest scoring teams heading into Monday’s final question:
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 163
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 162
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 161
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 159
- Just OK (DRP): 158
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.8% success rate):
–> All published during the 1840s, the last four books in a thematically-connected series of five are “The Chimes”, “The Cricket on the Hearth”, “The Battle of Life”, and “The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain”. For your wager, what is the first book in this series of five?
Across the board, only eleven teams gave us the correct response of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Congratulations to Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s) and Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), who each recorded a Perfect 21 on Monday night after answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is the final Monday leaderboard of Season XVIII:
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 168
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 162
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 162
- Just OK (DRP): 162
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 160
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Il Forno): 159
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 158
- Low Expectations (Flanagan’s): 158
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Greene Turtle): 156
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 154
- MAJ (DRP): 154
DON’T FORGET THAT STANDINGS POINTS FOR SEASON XIX WILL BEGIN ACCRUING NEXT WEEK!
DRP in Alexandria, VA: George Washington’s Camel (Next week’s first category: Presidential Pets)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Next week’s first category: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: I Don’t Know Who (Next week’s first category: “Outlander”)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: “Magic: The Gathering”)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: Eric Carle)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Baseball or Football)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Who the F is Alice? (Next week’s first category: Carrie Fisher)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Irregardlessly Unrelevant (Next week’s first category: NFL #1 Overall Draft Picks)
Bareburger in Atlanta, GA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: U.S. Presidents)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Ralf Fines (Next week’s first category: “Batman” – 1989 film)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Next week’s first category: National Hockey League)