A Memorable Monday of Trivia!

With the Memorial Day holiday taking priority, some of our venue partners enjoyed a night off from trivia, but our Monday game still welcomed 54 teams at five venues:


Monday’s opening round included questions on the Purple Heart, the early career roles of Pamela Anderson, and this foreign automaker:


Six teams began their night with a perfect score of 36 points.


The Memorial Day questions continued into the second round, as we looked at the Korean War battles of Inchon and Busan.  We continued with a look at these royal film roles:

Henry VIII

The fourth question of the round was the most difficult question of the first half:

–> After winning the Pulitzer Prize for Drama three times during the 1920s, who added a fourth Prize decades later for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”, a play which did not premiere until after he had passed away?

Despite many guesses for both Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, both of those men were not born until the 1910s.  Only 24% of the field earned points with Eugene O’ Neill.  After closing with a question on the animals of the genus Pan (chimpanzee and bonobo), we saw just three teams run the table in the second stanza: Unsavories (DRP), Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), and Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno).


It was a “DREAM” of a halftime page, as we featured pictures of items whose name included “DREAM”.  Very few of our teams remembered the NBC series “American Dreams” starring Brittany Snow, so none of our teams recorded a perfect halftime score, though the overall average score was a relatively healthy 17.3 points.  Here are your halftime leaders from Monday:

  • Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique):  92
  • Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno):  91
  • Unsavories (DRP):  88
  • Win or Lose We Still Booze (DRP):  82


Monday’s third round included questions on film sequels, the states which border the Gulf of Mexico, and this British football club:


We closed the round with this music question which stumped many of our teams:

–> Fifteen months after releasing one of the best-selling soundtrack albums in history, which fraternal trio released “Spirits Having Flown”, an album which produced three #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

Some of our teams overestimated the sales of the Jonas Brothers, as the correct answer was the Bee Gees.  In a repeat performance from the second round, both Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno) and Unsavories (DRP) swept the third stanza, but MAJ (DRP) also accomplished that feat.


Monday’s final round quizzed our teams on the epic poem “Beowulf”, the many uses of lead, and this company trying to bounce back from a public relations nightmare:

After closing the round with a three-part question on words formed by the letters in “MEMORIAL DAY”, we did not see any perfect scores in the final round.  Here are Monday’s highest scores heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> On the first day of the 20th century, Sir Edmund Barton became the first Prime Minster of which newly independent nation?

Exactly half of our teams arrived at the correct answer of Australia.  Congratulations to Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique) and Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno), as the only teams to earn the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are Monday’s highest final scores:



DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MAJ  (Next week’s first category: Wimbledon)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Atari 2600 Games)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:   NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Clue” – film)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Periodic Table Word Play)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Who the F is Alice?  (Next week’s first category: “The Empire Strikes Back”)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME on June 11 – First category: Francis Ford Coppola)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Composers)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango  (Next week’s first category: Figure Skating)