Brewing Up Some Weekend Trivia!

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This past weekend, 58 teams played Pour House Trivia at our seven locations.

FIRST ROUND:

The only bonus chance here that was truly tough came toward the end of Saturday’s opening round:

  • Though it is more closely associated with Frank Sinatra, which geographically-named song was first recorded by Liza Minnelli as the theme for a 1977 film of the same name?
  • Bonus: Who directed this film?

Most teams named New York, New York for their wager, but only one team that night knew the namesake film was a Martin Scorsese work. Other topics in this round included WrestleMania I main event winners Hulk Hogan and Mr. T, various scales to measure earthquakes, and Harry Truman‘s ascension to the U.S. presidency upon Franklin Roosevelt’s death. In this round, five teams earned a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question asked teams to identify three songs with the word Saturday in their title. While most teams submitted that word for wagering points, only 16% of the field named all three titles: Saturday Night Special by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Another Saturday Night by Cat Stevens, and Chicago’s Saturday in the Park. Other audio questions dealt with numerically-named musical groups and women who won the Grammy for Record of the Year. Later in Friday’s round, we had this legendary query:

  • Which classic piece of English folklore contains characters such as Little John, Friar Tuck, and William Scarlock?
  • Bonus: What wandering entertainer with a hyphenated name joined the group in later tales of this story?

Robin Hood was an easy get for our teams, but only 10.8% remembered Alan-a-Dale for bonus credit. In other second-round action, we shouted mayday and took a Myers-Briggs psychological test. This round’s only perfect score was recorded by ATP (Garage).

HALFTIME:

Some topics covered during halftime over the weekend were the middle names of three-named celebrities, animals with P names, and the century of birth for religious figures. On average, teams scored 15.3 points, while four teams earned all 20 points. One team reached the 90-point mark at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

The most difficult wagering question all weekend came midway through Saturday’s third round:

  • In which 19th century novel does the title character fall in love with Mr. Rochester of Thornfield Hall?

Only 18% of the field correctly named Jane Eyre, while no team earned bonus points for knowing it was written by Charlotte Bronte. The end of Sunday’s round featured another literary question:

  • Created in the 18th century, this fictional character studied medicine because knowing it would be useful in long voyages.  For your wager, give me this character’s last name.

Gulliver of Gulliver’s Travels was identified by 20% of teams. Ten Swiss Cheese (Whistle Stop) had the only perfect score in the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The only 6-4-2 with correct six-point guesses was on Friday, in which seven teams knew the full house poker hand from Jack’s winning play in Titanic. However, no team correctly named former President Barack Obama or Flintstones character Betty Rubble from a single clue. Friday’s last round kicked off with this Billboard question:

  • Who are the two youngest male solo performers to hit the #1 spot on any Billboard chart? One was born in 1994 and landed a #1 album at age 16, while the other was born in 1950 and hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 at age 13.

Just 8.1% of the field named both Justin Bieber and Stevie Wonder for bonus points. Other topics in this round included the Pass line in craps, the nautical mile, and Three Clues about the word pan. This round’s perfect teams were That’s No Moon (Flying Ace) and Win Some, Learn Some (Pretzel and Pizza). These were the top scores after four rounds of trivia:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (43.24% success rate):

  • Which world leader spoke the following quote in a 1956 speech: Whether or not you like it, history is on our side. We will bury you.?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.25% success rate):

  • Established in 1857 at a brewery situated next to a monastery, which European beer is perhaps best known for a long line of popular spokespeople? Despite that fact, this beer is only produced in its home country for export and is not sold there.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0% success rate):

  • According to the 2013 National Health Interview Survey, school-aged children missed 13.8 million days of school that year because they had symptoms of which ailment? This is the most common chronic illness in children according to the World Health Organization.

Final questions dealt with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, the St. Pauli Girl beer brand, and the school days missed by children suffering from asthma. The lone Perfect 21 achieved in any weekend game went to Big Into Karate (Flying Ace). These teams posted the highest scores over the weekend:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Future Single Dads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Star Wars Character or Historic Figure?)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chemistry)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Big Into Karate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Van Halen with Sammy Hagar)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl 58)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Doctor Who)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Win Some, Learn Some  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Toby Keith (audio))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Daddy Longlegs)