A Little Dover/Under at Tuesday Trivia!
Pour House Trivia played host to 156 teams across 16 total venues on Tuesday evening.
After Three Clues about the word cape, Tuesday’s teams faced the most difficult question of the first round:
- Which 1994 crime film is most closely associated with the Biblical passage Ezekiel 25:17?
While 69% of the field named Pulp Fiction for wagering points, only 10% added two extra points for knowing Samuel L. Jackson’s character in that film was not only a fan of that passage, but had the last name of Winnfield. Things wrapped up with talks of the WNBA and the invasion of Poland that officially started World War II. Nine teams were able to go perfect through this round.
Tuesday’s audio clue asked teams to identify celebrity names obscured in popular song lyrics. We went on to one of the stars of Orion‘s belt and TV spinoff Xena, Warrior Princess before reaching the hardest wagering question of the first half:
- Taking place a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, the 2015 novel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to which ongoing series by George R. R. Martin?
A Song of Ice and Fire was correctly guessed by 56% of Tuesday’s teams. The round’s final question, about Grey Goose vodka, carried the first half’s hardest bonus chance; only 8.3% of teams knew that brand is currently manufactured by Bacardi. In this round, seven teams had perfect scores.
At halftime, teams had to match famous TV women to lyrics from their respective show’s theme song. After that, they had to name the ten most populous independent nations of North America — and yes, that does include Central America, a subcontinent of North America. Nine teams handled it perfectly en route to 20 points, while the average squad had 16.9 points on the page. We got to the halftime break with these teams atop the leaderboard:
- Fauci Retirement Party (Nighthawk): 91
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 90
- Austikee (Olney): 90
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 88
- Brain Freeze (Gentleman Jim’s): 88
- Family Jewels (Gentleman Jim’s): 88
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Distilled): 88
Round three started with a trip to Belarus and Cyprus, plus a medical question that went like this:
- The medical malady of otalgia is defined as pain in which sensory organ?
Roughly 53% of the field named the ear for wagering points. We followed that with a three-parter asking teams to name 21st-century films by a trio of cast members; a game-low 43% knew at least two of those films, while 8.3% named all three for bonus points. The round concluded with questions on the element cobalt and former TV series Designing Women. Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s) and Peele and Eat (Ramparts) had the only perfect scores in this round.
A quartet of teams named Steven Tyler after a single clue in Tuesday’s 6-4-2 to get the full six points. This final regulation round started with a baseball question about .406 hitter Ted Williams and the 56-game hit streak of Joe DiMaggio. Later on, this was the hardest question of the fourth round:
- Both known by one-word stage names, name the singer who released the 2003 song Milkshake or the Grammy winner who co-wrote the song.
Either singer Kelis or co-writer Pharrell were named by 56% of the field, but 13% knew both names for two extra points. Other topics in the round included the Hare Krishna movement, the Stockholm Syndrome phenomenon, and three people with the last name Graham. Only one team had a perfect score here: Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s). One team was slightly ahead of some others before the final question:
- Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost): 162
- Austikee (Olney): 160
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 160
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 160
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 160
FINAL QUESTION (23.1% success rate):
- Which state, one of the original thirteen colonies, derives its name from the peerage title of Thomas West, an English nobleman and colonial governor of Virginia?
That man was known as the 12th Baron De La Warr, which ended up becoming Delaware. The Perfect 21 was earned by five teams, all giving correct answers for our 21 wagering questions. One specific venue monopolized the top of the final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 172
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 172
- Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s): 170
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 167
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 167
- While You’re Down There (Gentleman Jim’s): 166
- Innovations (Dudley’s): 166
- William Shaqspeare (Smoketown Creekside): 165
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 165
- Killer Snails (Olney): 164
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Tokee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: #1 Hits of the 1980s)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wayne’s World (film))
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beatles Songs)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Board Games)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Drunken Birds of Steele (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Pewterschmidts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elvis Presley)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Witty Title (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: William Shaqspeare (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queen)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Deep Fried Pickle Rick (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Neil Gaiman Works)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Last Place (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South American Dictators)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Politics)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavy Metal Music)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: Pure Luck (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Australia)
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Airport Codes)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baking)
Ledo Pizza in Chambersburg, PA: Suspect Tuna (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Cream Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century Best Picture Oscar Winners)