Connecting to Wednesday Trivia
Wednesday’s opening round featured such topics four-letter words, transportation, musical debuts and international landmarks. While this round had a very high success rate with our field, only two teams Frederick Trivia Team (Idiom) and Titanic was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine) took advantage of the tough bonuses and ended the first round with a perfect score of 36 points.
In a rare feat Wednesday’s audio question proved to be the most difficult question of the entire night. It featured clips from the artists whose names could be used in athletics. Those answers were Fastball, Bowling for Soup, and Bleachers. Other second round topics included the current tv series Yellowstone, Sports Awards, and the following 90s film question.
- This crime film marked the first time that Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino starred together on-screen, as they portrayed characters on opposite sides of the law, Pacino an LAPD detective and DeNiro as a career thief. For your wager, please give me the name of that film.
- 2-POINT BONUS: Which Oscar-winning actress portrays the stepdaughter of Pacino’s character in this film?
We were looking for the film Heat and the bonus was Natalie Portman.
Despite some strong scores in Round Two only four teams earned a perfect 36 points to close out a perfect second round.
Wednesday’s halftime page featured the filmography of Alan Rickman and Newspaper Headlines. The average score reached 14.3 points, while zero teams earned a perfect 20 on their halftime score. These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:
- Pocahontas Butter (Hops N Shine): 89
- Titanic was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 89
- Trending Toward Fourth (T. J. Stone’s): 84
- Frederick Trivia Team (Idiom): 84
- What the Fork (TGI Fridays ): 84
Wednesday’s third stanza featured the topics of Cartoon Characters, Inventors & Inventions, Also a NHL Team, Shared Names, and Sci-Fi Literature.
Round Three’s most difficult question was on the topic of Cartoon Characters.
- ‘Marquez’ is the seldom-heard last name of this title TV character that debuted in the year 2000. Who is that character? 2-POINT BONUS: Within one year either way, how old was this character upon their television debut?
The answer is Dora the Explorer and she was seven-years-old when the show began.
Six our teams earned a perfect 36 points in Round Three.
After visiting Louisiana for the 6-4-2 question we began Round Four. Final round topics from Wednesday night included Hollywood Heartthrobs, Monumental TV Moments, Lakes & Rivers, Artistic Subjects, and Biblical Word Play.
The most difficult question was found in the category of Artistic Subjects.
- What species of animal can be seen in multiple paintings by Henri Rousseau including “The Dream”, “The Sleeping Gypsy”, and another work where this ‘hungry’ animal is seen throwing itself on an antelope?
60% of our teams found their way to the correct answer of Lion.
Pterodactyl (Memories Charcoal House) posted the only perfect score of Wednesday’s final round. After four rounds of play, these teams topped the overall leaderboard:
- Titanic was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 163
- Texas Sized Ten Four (Idiom): 155
- Pterodactyl (Memories Charcoal House): 155
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp (Belles’): 154
- The Legend of Taylor Heinecke (Axes and O’s): 153
- Archived(GearHouse): 153
FINAL QUESTION (35.5% success rate):
- Currently a registered trademark of the Swedish company Ericcson, which word was also the nickname of medieval Viking king Harald Gormsson?
A little over 1/3 of our teams responded correctly with the correct answer of Bluetooth. None of our teams posted a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp (Belles’): 166
- Archived(GearHouse Brewing): 165
- Bad Rhino (Sully’s): 164
- Final Frontier (Sully’s): 164
- Texas Sized Ten Four (Idiom): 164
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 163
- Titanic was an Inside Job (Hops N Shine): 163
- Pointless (Belles’ Sports Bar ): 161
- Proteinacious D (Idiom): 161
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 159
Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Cornbread (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Country Music Singers)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Cats)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marquis de Sade)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Hall of Fame)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Texas Sized Ten Four (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Neuroscience)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adam Sandler Films)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Last Words)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Final Frontier (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winter Olympics
T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Trending Towards Fourth (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU COVID (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Terrible Names)