A Prime Evening of Monday Trivia!

Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 87 teams across 11 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Monday’s game opened with our nightly Three Clues question, as dozens of teams earned bonus points by knowing that 1970s Ohio State running back Archie Griffin is the only two-time winner of the Heisman Trophy.  The next bonus question was much more difficult, as only eight teams knew that Wilson is both the first AND last name of the next door neighbor on the TV sitcom “Home Improvement”.  After closing the first round with questions concerning numerical song titles and the epistolary work of the Apostle Paul, we saw three teams earn a perfect score in the opening stanza: That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle), Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria), and Killer Snails (Hershey’s)

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three singers who have also won Academy Awards for their acting.  The field did not face much of a challenge in recognizing Cher, Jared Leto (as part of the band 30 Seconds to Mars), and Jennifer Hudson.  Other second round topics included Ellis Island, the “Mario Kart” video game series, and the “Underworld” film franchise.  Numerous teams were on pace to record a perfect second round score, until the final bonus question of the first half put an end to those hopes.  Across the board, only six teams knew that actress Kate Beckinsale formerly maintained an eight-year romantic relationship with actor Michael Sheen.  As a result, MAJ (DRP) posted the only perfect second round score on Monday night.

HALFTIME:

The top half of Monday’s halftime round featured a 50/50 section, as we asked our teams to determine whether certain cartoon characters were voiced by a man or a woman, while the bottom half featured one-letter answers.  Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average reached just 14.3 points, while only one team (Weasigators from Uno Pizzeria) posted a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest scoring first half teams from Monday night:

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half opened with some Periodic Table wordplay, as we asked our teams to identify either one of two chemical elements whose names begin and end with a vowel (excluding ‘Y’).  Nearly every team earned wagering points with one correct answer of iodine, but only 14% of the field tacked on two bonus points with the other correct answer of astatine.  Other third round topics included the origin of the stage name MC Hammer, the Yalu River that divides China and North Korea, and mythological snakes.  To close the third round, we posed a three-part question regarding children’s books.  Only nine teams earned bonus points by knowing that “The Trumpet of the Swan” was penned by E.B. White (who also created “Stuart Little” and “Charlotte’s Web”).  Three of those nine teams completed a perfect third round: Ya Done Messed Up A-A-Ron (Bushwaller’s), I Say You He Dead (Flanagan’s), and Notch Eight (Il Forno).

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s 6-4-2 question began with this six-point clue that stumped our entire field:

–> Which literary device is a figure of speech defined as ‘an address to a person or personified object not currently present’?

We are certainly more familiar with its alternate definition, but the correct answer here was apostrophe.  None of our teams earned six points on this question, while only ten teams earned four points with an additional clue.  The final round began with much easier questions, as a majority of our teams rebounded on questions regarding the nationalities of NHL players, the symbols on the national flags of Muslim countries, and the Loch Ness Monster.  The final bonus question of the round kept most of the perfect scores off the board, as only 11% of the field knew that Joe Pesci won an Academy Award for portraying a character named Tommy (in the film “Goodfellas”).  Two teams earned 36 points in Monday’s final round: That’s So Clavin (Greene Turtle) and George Washington’s Camel (DRP).  After four rounds of play, your Monday leaderboard included these teams:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (54.6% success rate):

–> What is the lowest three-digit prime number whose three digits are all prime numbers, and when the digits are summed together, also add up to a prime number?

Just over half of our teams turned in the correct answer of 223.  Congratulations to the seven teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: African Capitals)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Pop Rocks   (Next week’s first category: 1980s Corporate Rock)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:   Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: DC Comics or Marvel Comics?)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: Arlington National Cemetery)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Chewbacca)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Irregardlessly Unrelevant   (Next week’s first category: Historic Frederick)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  F. U. Darts   (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl MVPs)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Hue Jackson and the Trombones   (Next week’s first category: Badminton)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  I Say You He Dead   (Next week’s first category: “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Periodic Table Dancers   (Next week’s first category: U. S. Presidents)