Don’t Get Blindsided by Tuesday Night Trivia!

Tuesday night’s game was full of surprises, including a final question that caused a seismic shift in the standings at several venues.  We welcomed 106 teams at 15 venues this Tuesday night:


Tuesday’s first round opened with our nightly Three Clues question, with tonight’s edition discussing this iconic American company:

Harley Davidson

Later, we looked at the “controversial” decision recently made by this magazine:

Blake Shelton

The most difficult bonus question of the first round was asked in the category of World Geography, as we asked our teams to name any two of the three countries that border North Korea.  Only 22% of our teams earned bonus points with the three correct answers of South Korea, China, and Russia.  Nine teams rolled through the first round with a perfect score.


We went a little high-brow for our audio question tonight, quizzing our teams on “The Four Seasons” by Antonio Vivaldi.  A surprisingly difficult question followed, as less than half of our teams we able to name John Roberts as the current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.  Next, we asked about this comedy film:

Tropic Thunder

We closed the round with a trip to Tuscaloosa to check in with the Alabama Crimson Tide, and their home venue of Bryant-Denny Stadium.  Across the board, seven teams correctly answered all three bonus questions to earn a perfect score in the second round.


Tuesday’s halftime round featured pictures of rock and roll fonts:

Our teams had no problem with this page, as our overall average score was 17.9 points, which included 18 teams notching a perfect 20 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the close of the first half:


Tuesday’s third round opened with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Also used as an alternate name for an Ascot tie, which French term refers to a form of jewelry consisting of a pendant, stone, or fraternity letters (in the college Greek community), which is suspended from a necklace?

Even with the inclusion of a crossword-style hint, only 38% of our teams arrived at the correct answer of lavalier (perhaps we should have added that it is also the name of a small wireless microphone).  The most difficult bonus question of the round was asked in the subject of U.S. Highways.  After most of our teams earned their wagers by knowing that Interstate 5 runs through Los Angeles, Portland, and Seattle, only six teams scored bonus points by also knowing its length (within 50 miles either way): 1,381 miles.  We closed the third stanza with another difficult bonus question, as we asked for the two former closers who are the namesakes for the AL and NL Reliever of the Year Awards.  Only 19% of our teams gave us these two correct answers:

Rivera Hoffman

The third round did not yield any perfect scores on Tuesday.


Only eight teams earned a full six points on Tuesday’s 6-4-2 question:

–> Born in Massachusetts in 1955, which six foot, six inch entertainer worked as the voice of Comedy Central during the late 1990’s, performing voice-over work between shows, during credits, and before commercials?

The answer is the taller (and more vocal) half of this Las Vegas duo:

Penn and Teller


We opened the final round with a look at this former Disney Channel star and her “Dangerous Woman” tour:

Ariana Grande

We saved the most difficult bonus question of the night for the end of the final round.  While virtually every team knew that Alexander Hamilton was the first U.S. Treasury Secretary, only three teams knew the name of the Caribbean island on which he was born: Nevis (as in St. Kitts and Nevis).  As a result, none of our teams were able to sweep through the final round with a perfect score of 36 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:

FINAL QUESTION (52.7% success rate):

–> In March of 2010, this actress won the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress just one day before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress.  Who is this 53-year old performer?

Just over half of our teams answered correctly with Sandra Bullock, who earned those respective awards for “All About Steve” and “The Blind Side”.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly: Bluth Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers), My Favorite Team (Champion Billiards), and Jungle Fever (Champion Billiards).  Here are the top overall scores from Tuesday night:


Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA:  Capitol City Goofballs  (Next week’s first category: Manchester United)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Jungle Fever  (Next week’s first category: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” – original TV special)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Might Have a Clue  (Next week’s first category: “Stripes”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  The Fan Club  ** TEN WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: MLB Geography)

Fireflies in Alexandria, VA:  No Talent Ass Clowns  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Smash Mouth or Sugar Ray?)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Shuck Me Raw  (Next week’s first category: “Archer”)

Top Golf in Ashburn, VA:  Kellie’s Heroes  (Next week’s first category: Turkish Prime Minsters)

Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Swamps)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Super NOVA  (Next week’s first category: The Old Testament)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  Bluth Frozen Banana Hammocks  (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Cup)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: Sex)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  ** NINE WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: “Arthur” – TV cartoon)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Quiztina Aguilera  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Cartoons)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Virgine-ya is For Lovers  (Next week’s first category: Spanish Vocabulary)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Big Red Rocket  (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)