A Red Scare at Tuesday Trivia!

Our busiest night of the week brought in 161 teams across 24 venues.


Our Tuesday teams had to be on their toes right out of the gate, as the first bonus question of the night was also its most difficult.  Virtually every team earned wagering points on a question about this classic children’s game:

However, only six teams earned two bonus points by also knowing that the unfortunate character in this game is named Cavity Sam.  We continued with questions about aluminum, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Louis Armstrong song “What a Wonderful World”.  Thanks to the first bonus question, Crabcakes (Champion) posted the only perfect score of the first round.


After we sang along to some Disney tunes in Tuesday’s audio question, we moved on to the topics of the French Riviera and “The Divine Comedy”.  The most difficult wagering question of the first half involved a little NFL word play:

–> Considered to be one of the best wide receivers of the 21st century, which Super Bowl MVP played most of his home games in a stadium whose name is a homophone of his first name?

Only 37% of our teams responded correctly with this retired star who scored dozens of touchdowns at Heinz Field:

With an easier trio of bonus questions, nine teams earned 36 second round points.


In Tuesday’s halftime round, we celebrated the 50th birthday of Oscar winner Cate Blanchett by having our teams identify ten of her films.  Despite a slew of acting accolades, it appears that most of our players have not actually watched many of these films, as the high score topped out at 19 points (Trash Pandas from Miller’s).  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


After opening the second half with questions concerning “Game of Thrones” and geometry, we moved on to the most difficult wagering question of the night.  We asked our teams to identify the NBA cities which are respectively known by informal nicknames such as “Buzz City”, “Rip City”, and “Clutch City”.  Only 29% of the field gave us any two of the three correct answers of Charlotte, Portland, and Houston.  The third round also featured questions on world populations and the Casual Friday inspired by this clothing company:

Three teams earned 36 points en route to a perfect third round score: Ingenious Bastards (Champion), White Ford Bronco (Upper Deck), and Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s).


Final round topics from Tuesday night included pop star Nicki Minaj, official U.S. state insects, and this controversial historic figure:

Seven teams recorded a perfect final round score.  Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (71.4% success rate):

–> Which word meaning ‘boring’ could be formed by combining the names of a human sound effect and a musical instrument?

More than two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with ‘humdrum’.  Congratulations to the seven teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Travelers (Topgolf), who scored an impressive 172 points while playing ‘over the limit’.


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s How We Roll   (Next week’s first category at Gourmet Goat: Horror Films)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Ingenious Bastards   (Next week’s first category: “Jack Ryan” – TV)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Tom Brady is Overrated   (Next week’s first category: Tim Conway)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: National Toy Hall of Fame)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday   (Next week’s first category: University of Virginia Men’s Basketball)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA   (Next week’s first category: Methodism)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Holy Shirts and Pants   (Next week’s first category: “Princess Mononoke”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: “M*A*S*H” – TV)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Hiccup Cures)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  We Don’t Give Edam   (Next week’s first category: “Twin Peaks” – original series)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly   (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Missouri Compromise   (Next week’s first category: Country Music)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Arrested Intelligence   (Next week’s first category: “Law & Order”)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird   (Next week’s first category: “Outlander”)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Decoursey Lucas   (Next week’s first category: Minnesota Vikings Hall of Famers)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Valley Girls  (Next week’s first category: Skiing)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 28 – First category: Ethiopian Food)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Doris Day)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Screaming Death Monkey  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “South Park” Song or “The Simpsons” Song?)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q   (Next week’s first category: “The Handmaid’s Tale” – TV)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: “The Hunger Games” films)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchback of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: Horseback Riding)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  A Neutron Walks Into a Bar   (Next week’s first category: “The Little Mermaid”)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Simple Minds   (Next week’s first category: World War II)