From Russia with Monday Trivia Love

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 64 teams across eight venues.

We also welcomed our newest venue Ragtime in Arlington, VA. You can now play trivia every Monday at 7 PM at this new venue.


Our Monday teams began the night with a three-part question about Disney characters where the answers were Bambi, 101 Dalmatians and Pinocchio, and learned about an aviation question where the answers were altitude and speed. We followed that up with a question about cities named Charleston  and we finished the round by discussing the second season of the Netflix show Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Twelve team finished the first round with a perfect score.


The subject of Monday’s audio clue were songs that include the name of an address in their title, with those answers being “Electric Avenue,” “Copperhead Road,” and “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” From there, the second round featured topics such as the book of Genesis, the chemical element of Silver, and the classic 1938 Pimlico Special race between Seabiscuit and War Admiral. 

Round Two also featured this question about Brand Name Lore.

  • In 2009, after 48 years of silence on the matter, Pinnacle Foods announced the first name of Mrs. Butterworth. The story was that Mrs. B’s mother wanted to name her Yvonne, her dad wanted to call her Opal, and the doctor suggested Jocelyn. In the end, however, they decided to name Mrs. Butterworth by what three-letter name?

Most of our teams picked up that those suggested names all feature first letters that spell out the word Joy.

As a result of that question and a few tough bonuses none of our teams finished Round Two with a perfect score. 


Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify films that includes an & in their titles and texting abbreviations. Three teams earned a perfect 20 on the halftime page, while the overall average reached 15.7 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:


Monday’s second half dealt with questions about Lake Nasser in Egypt, a three-part question on Monopoly pieces that included Connecticut Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, and Pacific Avenue, we took a ride on a Harley-Davidsonand learned about the formula for photosynthesis. Round Three saw the most difficult question of the night with a sports category.

  • What is the name of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who can boast that he is the only player in Raiders franchise history to score a touchdown through rushing, receiving, punt returning, and kick returning?

The correct answer here is former Notre Dame wide receiver Tim Brown. In an ironic twist of fate some of our hosts were asking that question as news was breaking that Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly had accepted the LSU head coaching job.

Round three saw one team, Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) earn the perfect 36 points.


After discussing spinach for the 6-4-2 question, Monday’s final stanza began with a question on Ed Sheeran’s current hits ‘Bad Habits and Shivers.” We then took a trip to Middle-Earth to learn about the Ent, we watched some of the classic TV western Gunsmoke, and dealt with the number 27 with our three clues questionThe following film question stumped many of our teams.

  • Paul Newman became one of the oldest nominees in Academy Awards history for his work on which early 2000s crime film that became his final live-action feature film role?

The answer here was the Tom Hanks film, Road to Perdition.

As a result of that question none of our teams posted a perfect score in Round Four.

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (54.7% success rate):

  • Apart from the United States, what is the most populous nation on Earth whose national flag includes red, white, and blue, but no other colors?

A little over half of our teams come up with the correct response of Russia, whose flag features white strip on top, a blue stripe in the middle and a red stripe on the bottom.. None of our teams collected the Perfect 21 on Monday night.  Monday’s final leaderboard featured these teams:


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Notre Dame Football Alumni)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Metal – AUDIO CLUE)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen Sondheim – AUDIO CLUE)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Get Back – Documentary)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: South Paws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Dramas)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Much Ado About Nothing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hungary)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Planners (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Brewers of Beer) 

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)