An Avalanche of Monday Night Trivia!

Monday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 76 teams across nine venues:


Our veteran teams rolled through Monday’s opening round, as we discussed Cinco de Mayo, locusts, and this cartoon duo:

Phineas and Ferb

We closed the first round with its most difficult bonus question, as only 21% of our teams knew that Palermo was the most populous city on the island of Sicily.  With that, only eight teams recording perfect first round scores.


Monday’s audio question dealt with unique cover songs.  Most teams were able to recognize eccentric versions of “Show Me the Way” (originally by Peter Frampton), and “Get Lucky” (originally by Daft Punk), but only seven teams earned bonus points by also spotting “No Diggity” (originally by Blackstreet).  Later, we looked at NC-17 films (not literally) and the official colors of the Arizona Diamondbacks.  We mixed some current events and U.S. history to close the first half:

–> If you can remember her maiden name, you’ll know that former First Lady Barbara Bush was a distant relative of which New Hampshire native and 19th Century U.S. President?

The former first lady was born with the surname Pierce, as she is a descendant of Franklin Pierce.  Just under half of our teams earned points here, with ten teams earning the final bonus of the round by knowing Pierce was elected U.S. President in 1852.  With those two difficult bonus questions bookending the round, none of our teams earned a perfect second round score.


Monday’s halftime page featured pictures of celebrities born in May.  The overall average score reached 18.7 points, which 32% of the field notching a perfect score.  Here are Monday’s top scores heading into the halftime break:

  • Killer Snails (Hershey’s):  90
  • MSC (DRP):  90
  • Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno):  88
  • Unsavories (DRP):  88


Monday’s second half began with a Three Clues question concerning the ancient city of Corinth.  We continued with a look at the logo of this preppy fashion brand:

Vineyard Vines

Next up was the most difficult wagering question of the night, as we delved into some Super Bowl history:

–> Which current AFC team appeared in two of the first four Super Bowls, but has not returned to the big game since 1970?

Losing to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I before defeating the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV, the correct answer was the Kansas City Chiefs.  Only 29% of the field earned points here, with about half of those teams earning bonus points by knowing that Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram led the Chiefs to the Super Bowl.  After moving on to the song “Rock the Casbah” and the work of Shakespeare, we came to bury the third round, not to praise it, as five teams ran the table with perfect scores.


Monday’s final round opened with the most difficult bonus question of the second half.  On a relatively tame question concerning ventriloquism, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the Season 2 winner of “America’s Got Talent”.  Only eight teams could identify the current Las Vegas headliner Terry Fator:

Terry Fator

Later, we covered topics such as the filming site for “The Shining” and the stage names used by the members of this spooky music group:

Marilyn Manson

Five teams closed their night with a perfect final round score.  Here are Monday’s top scores heading into the final question:

  • Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango (Il Forno):  164
  • MAJ (DRP):  162
  • Killer Snails (Hershey’s):  161
  • Peele and Eat (DRP):  158
  • MSC (DRP):  157
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP):  157

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (32.9% success rate):

–> Which major professional sports franchise takes its name from a French word meaning ‘to descend’?

Just under one-third of our teams responded correctly with the Colorado Avalanche.  Congratulations to the three teams that scored the Perfect 21 on Monday night by correctly answering all wagering questions: MAJ (DRP), Peele and Eat (DRP), and Need More Trash Culture (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle).  Here are your top overall scores from Monday night:


Berkeley Springs Bowl in Berkeley Springs, WV:  Gryffindorks  (Next week’s first category: HGTV)

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MAJ  (Next week’s first category: James Cameron Films Other Than “Titanic” and “Avatar”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Famous People Named Chad)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  I Don’t Know Who  (Next week’s first category: New Mexico)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: New Hampshire)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army  (Next week’s first category: “The Golden Girls”)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  En Fuego  (Next week’s first category: World Capitals)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  THis is How We Go Down  (Next week’s first category: “Schoolhouse Rock”)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Duck Boats)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics  (Next week’s first category: World History)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Zack Morris is Trash  (Next week’s first category: “Saved By the Bell”)