A Weekend Trivia Adventure(Land)!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 72 teams across six venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the International Space Station, the most common names of British monarchs, American Samoa, and the classic animated Disney film Cinderella. The most difficult bonus question of the first round was asked on Saturday night in the form of a Three Clues question:
- CLUE 1: This author graduated from Dartmouth in 1925, later enrolling at Oxford with the hope of earning a PhD in English Literature.
- CLUE 2: He penned the screenplay to the 1953 film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, which was a massive box office failure.
Only three teams skipped the final clue and earned two bonus points with the correct answer of Dr. Seuss. Across all of our weekend games, six teams earned a perfect first round score.
In the weekend audio questions, we asked our teams to identify songs whose titles contain the word ‘Glass’ (Heart of Glass by Blondie, Walking on Broken Glass by Annie Lennox, and Raise Your Glass by Pink) and music groups named for beverages (Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gin Blossoms, and Milky Chance). We also discussed macaroons, Super Bowl champions, feta cheese, and award statuettes. Once again, six weekend teams ran the table in the second round with 36 points.
Topics from the weekend halftime page included occupational film titles, American business magnates, and literary characters. Overall, ten teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the average score reached 15.9 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- Dr. Badger, DDS (Doc Waters): 91
- Silent Thunder (Doc Waters): 90
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 89
- No Bueno (Doc Waters): 88
- Meet the Press (Springfield Manor): 88
Our Friday teams opened their second half with the most difficult wagering question of the night:
- The year 2016 was the most recent calendar year which saw the release of feature films in BOTH the Star Wars and Star Trek universes. Identify either one of these films.
Only 37% of our Friday teams picked up wagering points with either correct answer of Rogue One and Star Trek Beyond. We also looked at the art of Georgia O’Keefee, the boxing career of Muhammad Ali, Parade magazine, and the Pussycat Dolls. Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza) posted the only perfect third round score last weekend.
Final round topics from last weekend included spinoff television shows, U.S. Open tennis champions, the Medal of Honor, Hogwarts classes, the game Battleship, and Taco Bell commercials. Eight weekend teams earned a perfect final round score. Here is your overall weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- Silent Thunder (Doc Waters): 158
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 158
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza): 156
- No Bueno (Doc Waters): 154
- Jeopardy Rejects (Springfield Manor): 154
- GW (Doc Waters): 154
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.8% success rate):
- Represented by a U.S. Cabinet department, a retail corporation, and a fast food company, which three American companies currently have the most worldwide employees?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):
- With a population of about 1.35 million people, what is the least densely populated state located east of the Mississippi River?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (80.0% success rate):
- As a reference to is religious history, which U.S. city of more than one million residents is home to a minor league sports franchise named the Missions?
The correct answer to Friday’s final question were the Department of Defense, Walmart, and McDonalds. The correct answers on the other weekend nights were Maine and San Antonio. Silent Thunder (Doc Waters), GW (Doc Waters), and Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor) each earned a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Silent Thunder (Doc Waters): 167
- GW (Doc Waters): 166
- Jeopardy Rejects (Springfield Manor): 166
- Pointless (Belles’): 164
- Mamas (Doc Waters): 163
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 160
- D. C. Swampers (Belles’): 160
- Clean Up on Aisle Four (Dragon Distillery): 159
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 158
- Wingardium Mimosa (Mason Social): 157
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Jeopardy Rejects
** NEXT GAME: OCT. 1 ** (FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Silent Thunder (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twin Peaks)
Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Clean Up On Aisle Four (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Entourage)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Pointless (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Aircraft)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Catfish – TV)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mixology)