A Wild and Wonderful Game of Monday Trivia!

Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 82 teams across 11 venues:


We opened Monday’s game with a question concerning the Players Handbook and the Monster Manual, both of which are texts used in this role-playing game:

Dungeons and Dragons

We continued with an alphabetical look at this country’s most prestigious universities before closing with a baseball-themed question in the category of Over / Under, asking our teams to determine whether each of the following numerical answers was over or under 12:

1)  The number of innings played in Game 3 of the 2018 World Series.

2)  Including 2018, the number of World Series which the Dodgers have lost.

3)  Held by Mickey Mantle, this is the MLB record for most career World Series home runs.

We threw our teams a curveball on this question, as all three answers landed over the number 12 (respectively, 18, 14, 18).  Only seven teams tacked on two bonus points with all three correct answers, which led to just one team (Kitten Mittens from Cheesetique) earning a perfect first round score.


We broke out the Roland TR-808 for Monday’s audio question, which featured “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye, “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston, and “Heartless” by Kanye West.  Next up was a look at the work of Martin Luther and the fashion trend named for this fictional female:

Dukes of Hazzard Trivia

After closing the second round by discussing at the recent film “Tag” and the composition of earth’s atmosphere, we saw seven teams post 36 points in the second stanza.


U.S. Vice Presidents and TV actresses were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 16.7 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:


The second half started with a game-changing question on the topic of Three Clues / One U.S. President:

CLUE 1: The U.S. Constitutional Amendment which calls for the direct election of U.S. Senators was passed during this man’s first term.

CLUE 2: He is the only U.S. President to be buried in Washington D.C.

A number of teams decided to go in early with the incorrect answer of John Kennedy.  You’ll find the grave of Kennedy just across the Potomac River at Arlington National Cemetery.  Seven teams picked up two bonus points, while the rest of the field waited for this third clue, which apparently did not help most of our teams:

CLUE 3: After his wife Ellen passed away, he married the former Edith Bolling during his first term.

Even after hearing all three clues, only 27% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of Woodrow Wilson:

Woodrow Wilson

The rest of the round progressed smoothly, as the majority of our teams earned points by identifying the book “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother”, the Netflix series “Making a Murderer”, and the chemical symbol for gold.  Two teams earned perfect third round scores: Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique) and Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle), with Kitten Mittens notching its third consecutive perfect round.


Monday’s final round discussed topics such as historical horses, Swiss cities, and the Zenith brand name.  We also looked at these two men who share the same name:


That’s former TV game show host Wink Martindale alongside current Baltimore ravens defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.  Three teams earned perfect final round scores: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Greene Turtle), Mud Duck Hunt Club (Uno Pizzeria), and MC (Il Forno).  Here is your pre-final leaderboard from Monday night:

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

–> What two states are respectively the largest and the smallest states by area that joined the Union in the 19th century?

Needless to say, our teams faced a much easier task in figuring out the largest state admitted inthe 19th century.  You did not have to go too far down the list, as Texas was admitted in 1845.  The second half answer proved to be much more daunting, but exactly half of the field knew that most of the smaller east coast states were admitted prior to 1800.  That led to the correct response of West Virginia, which split off from the rest of Virginia during the Civil War.  Congratulations to Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s), who each recorded a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final Monday leaderboard:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Elections)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Arrondissements of Ouagadougou  (Next week’s first category: Stan Lee Cameos)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Morgan Station  (Next week’s first category: USS Nautilus (SSN-571))

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Stan Lee)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army  (Next week’s first category: Last Word / First Word)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Stan or Lee?)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: Thirty Years War)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Inebriati  (Next week’s first category: Led Zeppelin – AUDIO)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  Seis  (Next week’s first category: Wine Names)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Blumpkin Spice Latte  (Next week’s first category: “Starcraft 2”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Piggy Doodles  (Next week’s first category: “Weird Al” Yankovic Songs)