Call Monday Trivia By its Name
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 70 teams across seven venues.
Our Monday teams began the night with a three-part question about varieties of cereal, including Pebbles, Cheerios and Rice Krispies. We followed that up with a question about the New York Yankees & the Montreal Canadiens and we celebrated the birthday of Georgia O’Keefe. We finished the round by discussing the latest album from Taylor Swift. Six teams began Monday’s opening round with a perfect score.
In a rare occurrence Monday’s Second Round was the most difficult night for our teams including Monday’s audio question where none of our teams earned a two-point bonus. The subject of the audio clue was the theme song from Veronica Mars that saw no one pick up the bonus by knowing the theme was sung by The Dandy Warhols. From there, the second round featured topics such as a comedic words in film which tonight comes the classic 1980s movie Spaceballs, where we asked our teams about ludicrous speed, we then switched topics to insects, and the Acropolis. This question in U.S. Geography only saw about a 50% success rate.
- Situated on Aquidneck Island, which Rhode Island resort town is home to numerous mansions and the International Tennis Hall of Fame?
We were looking for the city of Newport. As a result of the audio question none of our teams finished Round Two with a perfect score.
Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify solo musicians and entrepreneurs. This was a very tough round as zero teams earned a perfect 20 on the halftime page, while the overall average reached 14.8 points. These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:
- FU Covid (Mark’s): 82
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 82
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 81
- Bass Slappers (Bushwaller’s): 81
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 80
Monday’s second half began with a tricky three clues question about the number 23. Other topics in the round included MLB Hall of Fame the Indian delicacy known as chutney, the NBA scandal with Tim Donaghy, the classic cartoon Hong Kong Phooey, and we finished the round with a question on the alternative rock group MGMT and their song “Kids.” Round three saw six teams earn the perfect 36 points.
After playing with a hippopotamus for the 6-4-2 question, Monday’s final stanza featured questions on the topics of the fictional character of Bridget Jones, the scientist Isaac Newton, the only day of the week named for a Roman god, Saturday and we finished the round with an appropriate three-part question on things that have the word Last in their name including, The Last of the Mohicans, the Last Supper and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
Round Four featured the most difficult question and bonus of the second half, once again on the subject of geography.
- Which group of islands is the only inhabited U.S. territory located south of the Equator? 2-POINT BONUS: What is the territorial capital of this group of islands?
About 44% of our teams knew the answer to that question was American Somoa. Only three teams were able to pick up a two-point bonus by knowing the capital was Pogo Pogo.
As a result of a pretty difficult set of bonus questions only one of our teams, Much Ado About Nothing (William Jeffrey’s) posted a perfect score in Round Four.
After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 155
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 154
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 153
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 153
- Prestige Worldwide (William Jeffrey’s): 149
FINAL QUESTION (42.9% success rate):
- When this singer was born in the late 1990s, his mom was so infatuated with a now-discontinued Mitsubishi SUV model that she decided to name her son after it. Identify either the son’s real name or his stage name.
Just under 43% of our teams responded correctly with either the real name of Montero or his better known stage name of Lil’ Nas X. No team collected the Perfect 21 on Monday night. Monday’s final leaderboard included these teams, which were all mainly playing at one location:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 167
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 166
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 165
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 165
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 160
- Mean Girls (DRP): 159
- FU Covid (Mark’s): 159
- HR Puff n Stuff (DRP): 158
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 158
- Four teams tied with 154
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Futurama – TV Show)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Veronica Mars – TV Show)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: The Last Airbender – TV Show)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Adult Films)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU Covid (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld Characters
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Musicians in Film Cameos)