A Weekend Full of Trivial Answers

alt textLast weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 57 teams across six venues.

FIRST HALF:

First half topics from last weekend’s games included Harry Potter, a visit to CVS , U.S. Geography, and the animated show, Tiny Toon Adventures.  Our audio questions featured commercials featuring Matthew McConaughey and rock song remakes featuring Goo Goo Dolls and Supertramp.  Across the board, seven teams earned a perfect first round score, and eight teams picked up the perfect 36 points in the second round.  Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:

SECOND HALF:

Four of our teams managed to post a perfect score on our halftime sheets which came in at a combined average of 16.2 points

Only one team, Lone Strangers (Mason Social) was able to earn a perfect round during the second half this weekend.  The most difficult wagering question and bonus of the weekend was this wicked fourth round question on the topic of candy.

  • The name of this Austrian candy introduced in 1927 was derived from a contraction of the German word “pfefferminz” which means “peppermint.”

Only seven teams knew we were looking for Pez

After four rounds of play, the overall weekend leaderboard included these teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (56.8% success rate):

  •  In Ancient Greece, this word was a title given to the classic ‘Artes Liberales’, or liberal arts.  The three topics of this basic education included reading, grammar, and logic, which were essential for a free person to know in order to take an active part in civic life.  Today, this word describes topics of much less importance.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (100% success rate):

  • Among all of the chemical elements that have a chemical symbol that is also a 2 letter US Postal code, which is alphabetically first? Name BOTH the state and chemical element.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

  • On the American Film Institute’s list of the greatest film quotes of all time, which one was spoken by the youngest performer, a 6-year old actress named Heather O’ Rourke?

The respective correct answers to these final questions were Trivia, Aluminum & Alabama and from the early 1980s film Poltergeist“They’re Here.” None of our weekend teams were able to post a Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctlyHere is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Your Mom  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Female Rock Stars)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dynamic Duos)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Clean Up on Aisle Four  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chappie)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Pointless  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Nerds)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Music Theory)