All for One at Monday Trivia

alt textWe welcomed our newest venue on Monday as 15 teams joined Margaret at William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington. Overall Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 59 teams across seven venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Our Monday teams began the night by drinking some Redbull, a three-part question featuring “BUTT” words, including Butterfinger, (The Curious Case of) Benjamin Button and Butterball. We followed that up with a question about Big Bend National Park in Texas and the 1980s film Top Gun, which featured the most difficult bonus question of the first half. Only ten teams knew that the character of Merlin in the film was played by Tim Robbins. With numerous teams headed to a perfect first round score, the final bonus question of the opening stanza ended those aspirations.  Only one team, The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s) began Monday’s opening round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question definitely livened up the crowd as all three song titles included the phrase, “Wake Me Up.”, from the artists Wham, Green Day and Avicii with Aloe Blacc.  From there, the second round featured topics such as a last word / first word tv question about The Good Doctor Who, the term autoclave, the Pentagon Papers. We finished the round with this college football question.

  • Besides Clemson, please identify either one of the two current members of the Atlantic Coastal Conference to have won a national championship in football during the 21st Century.

While the majority of our teams picked up points with Florida State only about 60% of those teams remembered that the University of Miami beat Nebraska for the national championship in January 2001.

Once again, The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s) were the only team to finish Round Two with a perfect score. 

HALFTIME:

Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify actors who performed in costume in film. This was a very tough round as zero teams earned a perfect 20 on the halftime page, while the overall average reached only 12.9 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half began with a tough three clues question about the word Zenith where only about half of our teams earning points. Other topics in the round included MLB Hall of Fame Reggie Jackson and the monarchs Ferdinand and IsabellaRound three featured the two most difficult questions of the night.

  •   In the late 1980s, Nickelodeon began airing a variation of “Double Dare” which featured physical challenges and obstacles that were designed to make a larger mess than the original version.  Which alliterative two-word phrase was found in the title of this spin-off? 
  • In addition to the title song, one of the most endearing tunes from the film “Singin’ in the Rain” is this fast-paced tune based on Cole Porter’s “Be a Clown”.  

Only five teams knew that alliterative phrase was Super Sloppy and only about a quarter of our teams knew that song was “Make ‘Em Laugh.”

Due to those two question no teams earned the perfect 36 points in Round Three.

FOURTH ROUND:

After taking a trip in a Ferrari for the 6-4-2 question, Monday’s final stanza featured questions on the topics of the tv show 8 Simple Rules (For Dating My Teenage Daughter), the NASA space station Skylab, a three-part question on the U.S. states of Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, the 1980s band INXS and we finished with a question about the mythological creature the Chimera

As a result of a pretty difficult set of questions once again none of our teams posted a perfect score in Round Four.

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (39.0% success rate):

  • Which current candy bar was originally sold as separate pieces of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry in the same package, before vanilla and strawberry were discontinued due to World War II rationing?

Just under two fifths of our teams responded correctly with Three Musketeers. No team collected the Perfect 21 on Monday night.  Monday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Probably Last Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Roger Federer)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Living the Dream  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Provinces)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Burning Dog Poo and the Human Response  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Perinatology)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southern Cuisine)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Much Ado About Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel Songs

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cunnylumpkins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Soil Science)