Get On Up at Weekend Trivia!

Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 34 teams across four venues:


Our weekend teams rolled through the opening rounds, which dealt with topics such as Aretha Franklin, the TV sitcom “Veep”, and Heisman Trophy winners who played other sports.  Our Saturday teams were on top of their baseball films as we looked at these two Charlie Sheen roles:


Friday’s audio question featured the “Hawaii Five-O” theme song, but none of our teams earned bonus points by knowing (within one year) the debut date of the original series, which hit the airwaves in 1968.  Only two of Saturday teams earned wagerng points on a world history question which discussed China’s Warring States period.  While six of our teams earned a perfect score in the first round, none of our teams could replicate the feat n the second round.


Movies were heavily featured on the weekend halftime pages, as our Friday teams were asked to identify Christmas films, while our Saturday teams dealt with the actors of film remakes.  Across the board, five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 17.2 points.  Here is your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:


In each of our weekend games, a third round question dealing with animals threw several of our teams for a loop.  First up was this question from Friday’s game:

–> After completing a 45-year study of social interactions in Tanzania, American anthropologist Jane Goodall is considered to be the world’s foremost expert on which primate?

Movies must have still been fresh on the minds of our Friday players, as more than half of our teams coughed up a high wager on the incorrect answer of gorillas, perhaps conflating the work of Dian Fossey (as depicted in the film “Gorillas in the Mist”) with the correct answer of chimpanzees.  On Saturday, this question landed at just under a 30% success rate:

–> Mammals such as beavers, muskrats, capybaras, and otters all sport which unusual anatomical feature that they share with many birds?

All of those mammals sport webbed feet.  None of our weekend teams managed to record a perfect score in either of the final two rounds.  Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–> Algorithms known asthe layer method, the block method, the corner method, and the super-flipmethod have all been used to solve what?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

–> In the standard American version of Scrabble,which set of four consecutive letters (alphabetically speaking) are worth one point each?

We must have been in the Christmas spirit, as both of our final questions dealt with something we may have found under the Christmas tree as a child.  Exactly one third of our Friday teams earned points with the correct final answer of the Rubik’s Cube, while our Saturday teams found a greater level of success with the correct response of R, S, T, and U.  None of our teams posted a Perfect 21 last weekend.  These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Stupid Sexy Flanders  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 18 – First category: “Pushing Daisies”)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: University of Notre Dame)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  Fifth String Quarterback  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 11 – First category: World Cup Skiers)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  J. T. Snow School of Babysitting  (Next week’s first category: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Cultured Heathens (Next week’s first category: “A Christmas Story”)