Going, Going, Gandhi at Weekend Trivia!

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Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 67 teams across seven venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included Dairy Queen restaurants, the nation of South Africa, film sequel subtitles, and the Montreal Expos.  Our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the first round:

  • An oversized version of a slot machine was featured on which quiz show whose most recent revival was hosted by Snoop Dogg?

Apparently, the recent revival of this game show must not have garnered many viewers, as only 31% of our Friday teams responded correctly with The Joker’s Wild.  Meanwhile, the most difficult bonus question of the first round dealt with Hersheypark in Pennsylvania.  When asked to identify the year in which the park opened, none of our weekend teams could land their guess within ten years of the correct answer of 1906.  As a result, Shady Deductions (Springfield Manor) posted the only perfect first round last weekend.

SECOND ROUND:

The weekend audio questions featured musicians with five-letter stage names (Sting, Kesha, and Charo) as well as cover versions of Believe by Cher, Hotel California by The Eagles, and Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden.  Other second round topics included Sesame Street, K-Cups from Keurig, U.S. states with the most native French speakers, and the comic strip Garfield.  Once again, our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the second round.  We asked the Friday field to identify either one of the two years in which the MLB World Series was canceled.  Even with the hint that both correct answers ended with a ‘4’, less than half of our Friday teams turned in either correct answer of 1904 or 1994Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor) earned 36 points en route to the only perfect second round last weekend.

HALFTIME:

Topics from the weekend halftime page included Saturday Night Live impressions, Jamie Foxx films, and cities located along the same longitude.  Five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the average score reached 15.4 points.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

To kick off their second half, our weekend teams were quizzed on topics such as ZZ Top, University of Hawaii football, U.S. President Grover Cleveland, the New England Patriots, and the vampire bat.  Once again, our Friday teams were given the most difficult wagering question of the round:

  • In 313 A.D., which emperor legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire?

Only 27% of Friday’s field responded correctly with the ancient emperor Constantine the Great.  Ten Swiss Cheese (Dragon Distillery) earned the only perfect score of last weekend’s third stanza.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from last weekend included Nathaniel Hawthorne, the current psychological thriller film Old, hip hop mogul Suge Knight, the posthumously published works of Dr. Seuss, and the classic sitcom Get Smart.  In what became a recurring theme, the Friday field dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the round, but in this case it was asked as a Three Clues question:

  • CLUE 1: This state had the highest voter turnout in both the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections.
  • CLUE 2: In terms of land area, it is the largest state situated entirely within the Central Time Zone.
  • CLUE 3: Both Lyndon Johnson and Jimmy Carter had Vice Presidents who were born in this state.

Only 17% of our Friday teams gave us the correct answer of Minnesota.  Despite that, six weekend teams earned a perfect score in their final round.  Here is your overall weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):

  • In 1948, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that there was “no suitable living candidate” for the Nobel Peace Prize and would therefore not award it to anyone for the year.  That declaration was given in tribute to which person who passed away earlier in 1948?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.5% success rate):

  • From 1920 until 1948, what ran from Canal Street, through the French Quarter, to its namesake street in the Bywater district?

The respective correct answers for these final questions were Mohandas Gandhi and A Streetcar Named Desire (yes, the play was named for an actual streetcar). Congratulations to No MSG (P. B. Dye) and Smarty Pants (Belles’), who each earned a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lobsters)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous

** NEXT GAME: NOV. 5 **  (FIRST CATEGORY: 19th Century U.S. Presidents)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Martin Luther)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Blue Banner Bombers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous People Named Adam)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chess Openings)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: We Lost on Jeopardy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jeopardy! Guest Hosts)