Big Sky Country at Tuesday Trivia!

For our Tuesday night venues, this was the final game of 2018!  We welcomed 120 teams across 20 venues.  Be sure to check the end of this blog post to see your venue’s status for the next two weeks.


We opened Tuesday’s game by looking at the opponents of this fictitious pugilist:

Rocky Trivia

We followed up with questions concerning the works of William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe, the lyrics of the “Dreidel Song”, and closed with a Triple 50/50 question regarding TV sports analysts.  The opening round yielded 13 perfect scores.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles were each comprised of a six-letter adjective: “Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas, “Blurry” by Puddle of Mudd, and “Broken” by Lovelytheband (yes, that is spelled as one word).  Next, we discussed this work of art which expressed the tragedies of the Spanish Civil War:

Guernica Picasso

We closed the first half by asking our teams about “The Nutcracker” ballet and the menu items at Wendy’s.  Nine teams swept the second round with a perfect score of 36 points.


Christmas album covers were the focus of Tuesday’s halftime page, which was a breeze for most of the field.  Exactly one-quarter of our teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, with the overall average landing at 18.2 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s second half kicked off with a three-part question concerning the world’s largest political divisions.  Later, we took some acting lessons and discussed the minor league baseball career of Babe Ruth.  An astronomy question gave us the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After more than half of our teams knew that the Pleiades star cluster is also known as the Seven Sisters, only four teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the Pleiades lie within the constellation Taurus.  We closed the third round by singing a (modified) Christmas carol with these two hosers:

Thanks to the astronomy question, How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) recorded the only perfect score of the third round.  In addition, this powerhouse team was holding on to a PERFECT GAME with one round to play.


We continued the Christmas theme in the final round by sipping some creamy eggnog.  We visited the Palace of Versailles and discussed the meticulous preparation used by the crew of this film:


Tuesday’s final round closed with a Three Clues question regarding the U.S. Marine Corps.  Six teams ran the table in the fourth round by scoring 36 points.  Here are your highest scoring teams heading into Tuesday’s final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (18.9% success rate)

–> Home to 27 historic sites along the Lewis & Clark Trail, more than any other state, in what U.S. state would you find Lewis & Clark Pass, Lewis & Clark County, and Lewis & Clark National Forest?

Not surprisingly, Oregon was the most popular wrong answer.  While it is home to both Lewis & Clark College and the terminus of the Lewis & Clark Historical Trail, less than one-fifth of our teams earned points with the correct final answer of Montana.  Congratulations to the three teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Killer Snails (Olney Winery), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:



Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Our Cup Size is Stanley  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Stanley Cups of the 2000s)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Bill’s Mafia  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: Montana)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Spontaneous Combustion  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: “What’s Up, Doc?” – film)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: Forgotten Founding Fathers)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Serenity Bites  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 1 – First category: “Vanderpump Rules”)

The Block in Annandale, VA: Red Prairie Dogs  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: New York Mets)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: “Mary Poppins”)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 1 – First category: “The Twilight Zone”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: “The Newlywed Game”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  S & M & M’s  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: SpaceX)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  We’re Not Gouda at This  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: 1980s Films)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Dr. Leo Marvin and Associates  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: “Good Will Hunting”)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Aces  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: 2000s Video Games)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 1 – First category: Penny Marshall)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: France)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Dangerous Business  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: Bruce Springsteen)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Identical Tentacles  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 1 – First category: “Star Wars Holiday Special”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Quiz in My Pants  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: 2018 Celebrity Deaths)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: Jelly Beans)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Green Runners (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 8 – First category: Medical Devices)