A Tuesday Trivia Character Study!

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Pour House Trivia set a Tuesday attendance record this week with 309 teams at 25 locations! Our Tuesday roster of venues was led by Solace Outpost – Falls Church with 25 teams, while Solace Outpost – Navy Yard had 24 teams and Dudley’s Sport and Ale had 22 more. We also added a pair of spots to the PHT family: Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD and Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD!


The first round featured topics such as The Mighty Ducks, the gardening process of pruning, and three-name celebrities. We ended the round with this historical query:

  • Often depicted in art as being suckled by a she-wolf, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus are the central characters in the myth that describes the foundation of which civilization?
  • Bonus: The consensus among modern-day historians is that this civilization was founded in which century B.C.?

Most teams recognized the Roman Empire’s origin myth, but only 7.44% of the field added bonus points for naming the 8th century B.C. This round’s only perfect team was Bonkers (Gran Azteca).


For Tuesday’s audio question, players heard three songs from bands with the word New in their name. From there, we asked questions about lakes in Italy, the tumultuous marriage between Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra, and the Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas. A game-high 28 perfect scores were recorded in this round.


At halftime on Tuesday, we played the name game. First, teams had to identify celebrities with colorful names. After that, they matched on-screen family members to their respective surname. This wasn’t the easiest halftime round ever, as the average team scored 14.9 points while 24 teams were perfect. Two teams hit the 90-point mark by halftime:


We began the second half with this question about a certain folk singer:

  • At the original Woodstock festival, which folk artist performed We Shall Overcome while six months pregnant? In 2017, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • Bonus: In the early 1980s, this musician dated which celebrity, then later performed at his 2011 memorial service?

Joan Baez was identified by 36% of the field, while a game-low seven teams knew she briefly dated Steve Jobs! Later in the round, we had a three-parter in which teams had to name the decade in which each of these MLB World Series moments occurred:

  • 1)  The Miracle Mets become the first expansion team to win a World Series.
  • 2)  The Chicago Cubs win their second and final World Series title of the 20th Century.
  • 3)  For the first time in history, every game of the World Series is played on artificial turf.

The Mets beat the Orioles in the 1960s, the Cubs won their two 20th-century World Series titles in the 1900s, and the first all-turf Series was played between the Phillies and Royals in the 1980s. This was the most difficult wagering chance of the night, with just 31% of teams earning their points. With that, no team in the third round was perfect.


For the night’s 6-4-2 about former U.S. President John Adams, 115 teams knew him from the six-point clue. The night’s last round started with a question on the thyroid gland and Three Clues about the guillotine. This question, however, was a toughie to end the round:

  • Crystal Mosaic, Stained Glass of Sintra, and Summer Pavilion are sequels to which 2017 critically acclaimed tile-laying board game that derives its name from a colorful Portuguese word? 

The board game Azul was named by just over a third of our teams. Once again, this round came and went with no perfect scores. We headed into the final question with these teams in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (8.41% success rate):

  • Named for a body of water that borders both Malaysia and the Philippines, which fictional character was originally created as a representative of all Asian countries?

Tough whether you’re a geography or sci-fi fan, this question was about the naming origins of Star Trek‘s Mr. Sulu. There were no Perfect 21 teams on Tuesday. These teams were tops in the final standings:


Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Gene Parmesan (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SNL Celebrity Jeopardy)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: True North  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Musicians)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Hundo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Life of Pi)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Philly Cheesesteaks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ancient Greece)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Heavyweights)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: CH4  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disco)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Aawon Buh  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Professional Banjo Players)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Witt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Taxes)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Krohnies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lacrosse)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: History Schmistory  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Korean War)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Masters (not Tiger Woods))

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Houseplants)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Baltimore Orioles)

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: No Jacket Required)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: We Always Dick Around  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alexandria, Virginia)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Sweet White House Sugar  (FIRST CATEGORY ON APRIL 18: Esoteric Art)


Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek (original))

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Misfits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Animal Husbandry)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1939 Films)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Simon and Garfunkel Songs)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Red  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Joey Triviani  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dictators)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWE Wrestlemania 40)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Thyroid Disorders)