A Perfect Ten at Monday Trivia!

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 60 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Monday night included the film Jurassic Park, diversified American companies, and the debut episode of Saturday Night Live.  Though none of the bonus questions was particularly daunting, an overall success rate of about 30% meant that only three teams opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points: Cobra Kai (DRP), Worst Case Ontario (DRP), and F. U. Covid (Mark’s).

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured three songs that were written by Prince but became hits for other artists.  We listened to Manic Monday by The Bangles, Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor, and How Come You Don’t Call Me by Alicia Keys.  About two-thirds of the field picked up wagering points with two correct answers, but only eleven teams snagged two bonus points by identifying all three musical acts.  Later, we discussed William the Conqueror, the asterisk, former NFL coach Joe Gibbs.  A question concerning national capital cities helped some of our players learn that Mexico is not part of Central America.  Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) posted the only perfect score of Monday’s second round.

HALFTIME:

Since Monday was Columbus Day, we asked our teams identify films associated with filmmaker Chris Columbus, while the bottom half of the halftime page matched other explorers to their respective areas of discovery.  Seven teams teams recorded a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.7 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 90
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 85
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s): 85
  • Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 84
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 84

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Monday’s second half with a three-part question concerning film plotlines, followed by a look at the armadillo and the bouffant hairstyle.  The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the first four rounds:

  • B. J. Thomas and Jennifer Warnes teamed up to sing As Long As We Got Each Other, the theme to which 1980s sitcom?

Only 36% of the field responded correctly with Growing Pains.  After closing the third stanza with a discussion of the recent transfers by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, four teams notched a perfect third round score: Cobra Kai (DRP), Worst Case Ontario (DRP), Mr. Manager (DRP), and Big Tips Only (Rockwell).

FOURTH ROUND:

The Rolling Stones were the featured topic of Monday’s 6-4-2 question, which led us to final round topics such as the countries that border Algeria, blue cheese, names and phrases that include ‘FALL’, and the board game Balderdash, which provided our field with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  Lucy Goosey (DRP) was the only Monday team to earn the final two bonus points of the night by knowing that Balderdash is currently sold by Mattel.  None of our Monday teams ran the table with a perfect final round score.  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Monday’s final question:

  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 166
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 163
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 157
  • F. U. Covid (Mark’s): 155
  • FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 153 POINTS

FINAL QUESTION (11.7% success rate):

  • Five of the twelve most populous U.S. cities lie along which interstate highway?

Not surprisingly, Interstate 95 was by far the most popular incorrect answer.  Though New York City, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville lie along this highway, all of its other major cities (e.g. Boston, Baltimore, Washington, Miami) fall outside of the twelve most populous in the country.  If you leave Jacksonville, you’ll pass through Houston, San Antonio, Phoenix, and Los Angeles on your western trek along Interstate 10.  Seven teams gave us the correct response to this difficult final question.  Congratulations to F. U. Covid (Mark’s), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Monday’s final leaderboard:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 170
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s): 165
  • F. U. Covid (Mark’s): 163
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 154
  • That’s a Bingo (Il Forno): 151
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 145
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 144
  • Comfortably Dumb (Rockwell): 144
  • Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 140
  • Oliver’s Army (DRP): 138

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roman Emperors)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: No Time to Die)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caddyshack)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Literature)