A Gorgeous Game of Monday Trivia!

As we look forward to the start of March, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 87 teams across ten venues:


Opening round topics from Monday night included the holiday of Cinco de Mayo, the achievements of LeBron James, and the young stars who appeared in this classic film:

While nearly every team knew that James Dean portrayed the title character in the film “Rebel Without a Cause”, only 14% of the field picked up bonus points by also knowing that Natalie Wood portrayed the lead female character.  Nine teams opened their night with a perfect first round score.


Monday’s audio question featured the fraternal music groups of the Everly Brothers, the Allman Brothers Band, and the Jonas Brothers.  Next, we looked at this reality TV show:

The most difficult wagering question of the first half saw less than half of our teams identify Pennsylvania as the state which witnessed the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s.  We concluded the first half with its most difficult bonus question, as only 11% of the field gave us the full title of Julia Child’s first cookbook: “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.  That was the only speed bump for most teams in the second round, as seven teams cruised to a perfect score to close the first half.


Monday’s halftime page featured rebus puzzles which represented song titles.  This page yielded perfect scores to 27% of the field, while the overall average reached 18.4 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


We opened Monday’s second half with a Three Clues question about Algeria, before following up with a look at the education of Harry Truman, the music of James Bond films, and this piece of NASA hardware:

With each of the three bonus questions yielding about a 20% success rate, we did not see any perfect third round scores on Monday night.


After the 6-4-2 question asked about the coach who was responsible for the most lopsided football game in college football history, we opened up the Bible for a look at locusts.  We continued with two consecutive questions about fairy tale characters, as we discussed “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen and “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergei Prokofiev.  We closed the final round with a discussion of these TV characters with numerical names:

In a break from the norm, eight teams recorded a perfect final round score by posting 36 points each.  Here is your Monday leaderboard after four rounds of play:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (73.2% success rate):

–> Used in modern times to describe a very beautiful person, which word stems from an Old French term that means ‘stuffing ones bosom or throat due to pride’?

Nearly three-quarters of our teams responded correctly with the word ‘gorgeous’.  Congratulations to the five teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Monday night after answering every wagering question correctly: George Washington’s Camel (DRP), Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s), Fan Club (Hershey’s), Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s), and Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s).  These were your highest scoring teams at the end of Monday’s game:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Statues with Missing Body Parts)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: 1990s NFL Kickers)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: 1980s One-Hit Wonders)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: Teapot Dome Scandal)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  This How We Go Down (Next week’s first category: “The Wizard of Oz”)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: Oscar and Razzie Winning Actors)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: “Portlandia”)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Merch Island (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Chum Conspiracy (Next week’s first category: “Dark City”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Fairy Tales)