A Little Italian Flavor at Weekend Trivia…

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Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 71 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend’s games included the language of Portuguese, the medical malady ringworm, the television sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and the biographical boxing film Ali.  Three weekend teams began their game with a perfect first round score: Alcoholics Unanimous (Dragon Distillery), Cultured Heathens (Pretzel and Pizza), and Sexual Chocolate (Belles’).

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question featured the opening theme (and Ron Howard’s narration) for the television sitcom Arrested Development, while one of our other audio questions asked our teams to identify the notable scores for films such as The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Pink Panther, and the Harry Potter franchise.  Other second round topics included singer Ariana Grande, Lake Shore Drive in Chicago, the classic children’s television series The Electric Company, and the city of Syracuse (both ancient and current).  Clean Up on Aisle Four (Dragon Distillery) and Sexual Chocolate (Belles’) earned the only perfect second round scores last weekend.

HALFTIME:

Topics from the weekend halftime pages included celebrities named Johnson, foreign landmarks, film cameos, and national capital cities.  Overall, four teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the average score reached 12.8 points.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Third round topics from last weekend included the Immaculate Collection compilation album from Madonna, the work of writer T.S. Eliot, the religious origin of the phrase Seventh Heaven, the island nation of New Zealand (and its little-known capital city of Wellington), and American political quotes.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect score in their third stanza.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from last weekend included events from the year 1981, the classic television drama The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the 19th century French novel Madame Bovary, kangaroos, and the (unrelated) work of musicians Joseph Haydn and “Weird Al” Yankovic.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect score in their final round.  Here is your overall weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.7% success rate):

  • On the list of countries that have served as the setting for Shakespearean plays, the United Kingdom certainly tops the list.  Which current nation is second on this list?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):

  • Along the land border shared by Canada with the contiguous U.S., there are seven Canadian provinces and 10 U.S. states.  There is only one instance where this international border is shared by a Canadian province and a U.S. state whose names begin with the same letter.  Identify both the province and the state.

The correct answers to these final questions were Italy and the combination of Minnesota and Manitoba.  None of our weekend teams earned a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctlyHere is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Shady Deductions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Queen’s Gambit)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Silent Thunder  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Firearms)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capitals)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Jar Jar Thinks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Nicktoons)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Astrophysics)