Getting Brave at Monday Trivia!
The week got off to a great start, as 90 teams across nine area venues played a Monday game of Pour House Trivia.
The first round on Monday handled topics such as the Victor Fleming films The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind as well as Maine and it’s personal-pronoun-appropriate postal code ME. The toughest question was a little sweet:
- Bearing a purposely misspelled name, which Hershey candy bar made with crisped rice is only currently available as a miniature?
A sizable majority of our teams were able to correctly name Krackel as the fun-sized answer here. A very successful round overall amongst our teams saw 32 squads go perfect through the first.
Monday’s audio question featured singers best known by their middle names, with songs by (James) Paul McCartney, (Troyal) Garth Brooks, and Rihanna, who was born Robyn Fenty. Over 83% of the field earned their wager by naming at least two of those three artists, while 37% got all three to secure two bonus points. We went on with topics such as the Winnebago, the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche, and the Gillette company. As for the most difficult question of the round, just under half the field was able to identify the Netflix docuseries Bad Vegan by its tagline Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. Six teams were able to put up a perfect second round on Monday.
For Monday’s halftime page, teams had to name ten films by their scenes that featured maps, then name ten phrases with the initials P.D. The average score on the page was 15.3, while four teams were correct with all of their answers and scored a perfect 20 points. This was the Monday leaderboard at the halftime intermission:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 91
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 91
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 90
- That’s a Bingo (Il Forno): 90
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 90
In the third round on Monday, we asked our teams questions about the Resident Evil film franchise, the Biblical figure Mary Magdalene, and Pilosa order representatives anteaters and sloths. A math question tripped up the majority of teams in this round, however:
- Also a measure of scholastic performance, which term is used in mathematics to describe the graph of a Gaussian function?
Just 38.9% of the field knew that to be the infamous bell curve. Even with that, eight teams were still able to record a perfect third round.
For the 6-4-2, teams were given three clues about the name Maverick, and four teams correctly identified it after just one clue for the full six points! The fourth round itself started off with the toughest bonus question of the night; while over 60% of the field knew that the Aerosmith song Love in an Elevator was preceded by the track Going Down, only 15% of teams were right naming Pump as the album that song originally came from. After that, we tackled topics like the Boston Massacre, the theme song to the TV show The Facts of Life, and 20-strikeout pitcher Kerry Wood. Perfect fourth rounds were attained by Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), Satchel of Richards (Rockwell), and April Fool Rhymes With Moscow Mule (William Jeffrey’s). Here’s your Monday leaderboard after four rounds:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 166
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 164
- Satchel of Richards (Rockwell): 163
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 162
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 161
FINAL QUESTION (61.1% success rate):
- At just under 500,000 residents, what is the most populous U. S. city whose name begins and ends with the same letter?
There were a lot of close guesses, including Orlando and St. Louis, but over three-fifths of the field got their wagers by correctly naming Atlanta as that city. Two teams earned the Perfect 21 by correctly answering each wagering question on Monday: Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and George Washington’s Camel (DRP). At the end of the night, these were your top Monday teams:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 177
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 176
- Satchel of Richards (Rockwell): 175
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 173
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 166
- Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 165
- Santos L. Helper (Ragtime): 165
- Happy Birthday Ike (Ragtime): 165
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 164
- We Thought This Was Speed Dating (Ragtime): 164
- Team Holt (Bushwaller’s): 164
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Maverick (film))
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Museums)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U2)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wes Anderson)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sound of Music)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Real Team of Genius (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Happy Birthday Ike (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Talking Heads Songs)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Smooth Operators (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: History of Herndon, VA)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather (novel))