Althing Considered, Weekend Trivia is the Best!

With double-digit team counts at three of our four weekend venues, we welcomed a total of 51 trivia teams last weekend.


Opening round topics from last weekend included reggae musician Shaggy, the comic book character J. Jonah Jameson, current professional athletes, and the Presidential achievements of Theodore Roosevelt and John Kennedy.  Three teams earned a perfect first round score last weekend: Weasigators (Springfield Manor), Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor), and Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye).


In Friday’s audio question, our teams were asked to identify the musical acts behind instrumental versions of the songs “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen, “In the End” by Linkin Park, and “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams dealt with full version of the theme song from the TV sitcom “How I Met Your Mother”.  Only two of our 24 Saturday teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the tune was recorded by The Solids.  Other second round topics included the 2019 college football season, the comedy film “The Other Guys”, the concept of absolute zero, and the work of painters Grant Wood and Rene Magritte.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect second round score.


Our weekend teams dealt with halftime topics such as music videos, book covers, and historic nicknames.  Five teams notched a perfect score of 2 points, while the overall weekend score reached 16.1 points.  Here are your highest scoring weekend teams after the first half:


During the third round, our weekend teams dealt with topics such as phrases which include the word ‘ready’, Manx cats, the religious denomination of Christian Science, and the rift between Mick Jagger and the Hell’s Angels.  None of our weekend teams posted a perfect third round score.


Final round topics from last weekend included the Backstreet Boys, the TV roles of actress Melissa Joan Hart, the nation of Jakarta, and the 2019 NFL season.  Our Saturday teams were asked the most difficult wagering question of the weekend in their final round:

–> Airing for five seasons on NBC followed by another three seasons on CBS, which drama broadcast its premiere episode 20 years after the film version won the Academy Award for Best Picture?

Only four teams gave us the correct answer of “In the Heat of the Night”.  For the third round in a row, we did not see any perfect scores.  Here is the weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

–> Among all numbers less than 100, which one would contain the most letters when expressed properly using Roman numerals?

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

–> Founded in the year 930 A.D., the Althing is the world’s oldest national parliament, and today remains the governing body of which European nation?

The respective correct answers to these historical questions were 88 (or LXXXVIII) and Iceland.  Congratulations to Weasigators (Springfield Manor), who recorded the only Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid   (Next week’s first category: “The Wire”)

Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: 2019 MLB World Series)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Pacific Islands)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Full Bullpen   (Next week’s first category: The Nobel Prize)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: Battle of Midway)