Flying East and West at Monday Trivia!

As we begin the second half of Season XIX, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 95 teams across ten venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Monday’s game wasted no time in challenging our teams, as we slammed our teams right out of the gate with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most of the field earned wagering points by recognizing the plot of the film “Erin Brockovich”, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the actor who earned his only career Oscar nomination by co-producing this film.  Only four teams tacked on those bonus points with this correct answer (shown here in a non-Oscar nominated role):

The opening round also looked at cocktails and fictional characters named Becky.  Thanks to the Danny DeVito bonus question, MAJ (DRP) posted the only perfect score of the opening stanza.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured songs whose lyrics mention the names of celebrities.  We continued by discussing igneous rocks, the Missouri Compromise, and this tennis champion:

The bonus questions in Monday’s second round fell on the easier side, as exactly one-fifth of our teams earned a perfect score of 36 points.

HALFTIME:

We put on our thinking caps for Monday’s halftime page, as our teams were asked to match famous people to the type of hat with which they were commonly associated.  This halftime page yielded eight perfect scores and an overall average of 16.2 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

As expected, the difficulty level increased significantly in the second half.  The third round featured these two questions which posed problems for much of the field:

–> First used by U.S. President Lyndon Johnson at Ohio University, which two-word term was later applied to a set of domestic programs with a main goal of totally eliminating poverty and racial injustice?

–> Which Latin expression was once used as an epithet applied to Roman goddesses and for the Virgin Mary, but is now more commonly used in a collegiate context?

The two answers we were looking for were the Great Society and alma mater.   For each of these questions, the success rate landed at about 30%.  Other third round topics included Super Bowl coaches and this Broadway blockbuster:

Arlington Underground (Cheesetique) ran the table in the third round by posting the only perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s final round opened with a question about this classic western film:

It’s certainly a rarity when a trivia team literally has the correct answer staring them in the face.  Thankfully, the team from Rockwell Brewery named Magnificent Seven came up with the correct response.  The final round also looked at anagrams, warlocks, and the Gibb brothers.  Three teams earned a perfect final round score: Leprechauns (Greene Turtle), Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle), and TBD (Cheesetique).  Here is Monday’s pre-final leaderboard:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate)

–> A children’s rhyme describing three geese in a flock and the various directions that they fly inspired the title of which 1962 novel?

Exactly half of our teams earned points on this final question with the correct answer of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.  Congratulations to Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s), and Oliver’s Army (DRP), who each posted a Perfect 21 tonight by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final Monday leaderboard:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  Oliver’s Army   (Next week’s first category: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Periodically Under the Table   (Next week’s first category: George Costanza)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army   (Next week’s first category: Star Wars Action Figures)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: “The A-Team”)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Litigators   (Next week’s first category: Ancient Mesopotamia)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  En Fuego   (Next week’s first category: Music Theory)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: XTC)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Irregardlessly Unrelevant   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Adam Sandler Films)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Chum Conspiracy   (Next week’s first category: Augustus Caesar)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Notch Eight   (Next week’s first category: Historic Fools)