A Masterpiece of Monday Trivia!
With two months to go until World Series XIX, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 93 teams across 11 venues.
Monday’s opening round topics included Silicon Valley, the various definitions of the word Sprite, and this smashing comic book character:
After a quick look at the ongoing Jussie Smollett saga in Chicago, we saw nine teams earn a perfect first round score.
Monday’s audio question featured three clips from the series of “This is SportsCenter” commercials, as our teams were asked to identify the voices of Alex Ovechkin, Adrian Peterson, and Roger Clemens. After a look at church architecture, we asked the most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the first half:
–> The lyrics “Someone to love, Somebody new, Someone to love, Someone like you” are heard on this debut single from the Beatles that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1964. For your wager, name this song.
BONUS: Sharing a single word from the first title, what other song was on that record’s B side?
Just over half of our teams earned wagering points with the correct response of “Love Me Do”, but only three teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the B-side featured “P.S. I Love You”. Thanks to this question, Killer Snails (Hershey’s) posted the only perfect score of Monday’s second round.
Monday’s halftime page depicted bobblehead dolls from outside the sports world, while the bottom half asked our teams to match fictitious sports teams to the films in which they appeared. This page was a breeze for most of our teams, as the average score reached 18.3 points, with nearly one-third of the field posting a perfect score of 20 points. Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 90
- MAJ (DRP): 90
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 90
- I’ve Been Nervous Lots of Times (Cheesetique): 88
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 88
- Unsavories (DRP): 88
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 88
Monday’s second half kicked off with a rather difficult three-part question concerning film composers, before moving on to Nissan car models and this deceptive teen drama series:
Only 11% of the field added two bonus points by identifying “The Perfectionists” as the title of the most recent series spun off from “Pretty Little Liars”. We closed the third round with everyone’s favorite topic of ancient Asian history, as once again only 11% of the field earned bonus points with the two correct answers of the Han Dynasty and Vietnam. None of our Monday teams recorded a perfect third round score.
After a quick trip to Montana in the 6-4-2 question, we began Monday’s final round with a trio of difficult questions which gave us the respective answers of Hunter S. Thompson, Drake, and Barry Sanders. On each question, the success rate fell just under 50%. Our teams finally rebounded on a question regarding this Venezuelan landmark:
The final round did not yield any perfect scores on Monday night. These were your highest scoring teams heading into Mondays final question:
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 161
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 159
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 158
- Whiskey Girls (DRP): 156
- Chum Conspiracy (Flanagan’s): 154
- That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle): 154
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (61.3% success rate)
–> As depicted in the Rembrandt painting “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp”, which medical procedure takes its name from the Greek word meaning ‘self-seen’?
Just over three-fifths of the field picked up points on this final question with the correct answer of autopsy. Seven teams ran the table tonight by answering every wagering question correctly and earning a Perfect 21. Here is your final Monday leaderboard:
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 169
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 166
- Chum Conspiracy (Flanagan’s): 166
- Unsavories (DRP): 166
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 165
- Prestige Worldwide (Hershey’s): 165
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 164
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 162
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 162
- Tater Twats (Bushwaller’s): 162
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 162
DRP in Alexandria, VA: George Washington’s Camel (Next week’s first category: “BoJack Horseman”)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (First category: “Umbrella Academy”)
NO TRIVIA AT GREENE TURTLE NEXT WEEK – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES BASED ON THE CAPITALS PLAYOFF SCHEDULE!
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: “The Dirt” – Netflix film)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: 2019 WrestleMania)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: 1980s Pro Wrestling)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Death or Taxes?)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Tater Twats (Next week’s first category: Irregular French Verbs)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Obstructionists (Next week’s first category: Medical Conditions)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: No Names (Next week’s first category: Golf Course Architecture)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Chum Conspiracy (Next week’s first category: “Clue” – film)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Foreign Churches)