A Turkey-Filled Wednesday Night of Trivia

alt textDue to a condensed schedule because of Thanksgiving, Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 44 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams started with a question about the historical anniversary of Playboy magazine and then immediately switched gears for a three-part question about Disney characters, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, and Pluto. Other subjects in Round One included the alcoholic brand Wild Turkey and the 1980s police drama Hill Street Blues.  Only one team Peeping Tom Cruises (GearHouse) completed a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured three songs that included the word thank in their titles. We asked our teams to name the artist which led to the correct answers of John Denver, Alanis Morrissette, and Dido. We learned about the word guru, went back to Plymouth, Massachusetts, and watched the film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.  The most difficult question of the first half was this sports question.

  • Being played this weekend and defined as chaotic confusion, which term also references the football rivalry between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oklahoma State Cowboys?

Only about 1/3 of our teams were able to come up with their wager by knowing that word is Bedlam.  As a result of that question, none of our teams earned a perfect Second Round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our topics included the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and films set around the Thanksgiving holiday. This page had an average score of 14.7, with no teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Round Three began with a shared last name question where each person had the last name of Wood. Other subjects in the round included the film I am Sam, the music group Boyz II Men, and a visit to Pike’s Peak. Round Three had the most difficult question of the night on world leaders.

  • This former South African President who passed away earlier this month shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela in 1993.

Only two teams earned their wager by knowing the correct answer here was F.W. de Klerk.  As a result of that question none of our teams finished Round Three with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing John Lennon for the 6-4-2 question, we began Round Four.  We touched on topics that included the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, the gorgon Medusa, Super Bowl MVP’s who were not born in the U.S., which are Mark Rypien and Hines Ward, and Thanksgiving TV episodes our teams then hit a road block with this science question.

  • Which family of elementary particles includes the up, down, top, bottom, strange, and charm?

Only 20% of our teams knew the answer here was quark.  The Legend of Taylor Heinecke (Axes and O’s) posted the only perfect score of Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (31.6% success rate):

  • Although best known for a literary work published 20 years prior, a posthumous 1940s release from which author entitled The Crack-Up includes an essay on thirteen Turkey recipes that include a turkey cocktail and a turkey mousse? 

Just under 30% of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who is fun fact, actually buried in Rockville, Maryland.  No teams were able to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Fictional Talking Animals)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Boss Fights: Dark Souls or Demon Souls)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Peeping Tom Cruises  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2021 NFL Season)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Shirts and Skins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How I Met Your Mother – TV Show)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Uncharted – Video Game Series)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prince Songs)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Fox in Socks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Supernatural – TV Show )

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Duncan Idahos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ballet)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Films)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Flags)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:  Lesbian Actresses)