Grimace and Bear It at Weekend Trivia!

alt textLast weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 91 teams across seven venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included the largest casinos the United States, the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That, the most successful countries at this year’s Summer Olympics, and Chex Mix.  With few surprises in the first round, ten weekend teams began their game with a perfect score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

The weekend audio questions featured the theme song from the classic television sitcom The Odd Couple and songs whose titles reference an item or room found in the board game Clue.  We also discussed pioneering British computer scientist Alan Turing, Levi’s Stadium in California, the various subsidiaries of The Walt Disney Company, and LEGO.  The second round also included the most difficult first half bonus question of the weekend, asked in the form of a Three Clues question:

  • CLUE 1: The name of this U.S. state originates from an Iroquois word meaning great river.
  • CLUE 2: It has declared Hang on Sloopy as its official rock song.

Only two teams earned bonus points by forgoing the final clue and submitting the correct answer of Ohio.  Two teams posted a perfect second round score: Sexual Chocolate (P. B. Dye) and Yeah, That’s Right (Springfield Manor).

HALFTIME:

Topics from last weekend’s halftime pages included television game shows, Broadway showtunes, and words that end in ‘OON’.  Overall, five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the average score reached 17.1 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 the upcoming Marvel Comics film Eternals, fusilli pasta, the Dodge Charger, the Flaming Dr. Pepper cocktail shooter, and the ancient text The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Eight teams notched a perfect third round score of 36 points.  We continued with the 6-4-2 question, which featured zoological answers such as goats and ducks.  Across the board, nine weekend teams picked up the full six points on these questions.

FOURTH ROUND:

Friday’s final round opened with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) was the only team to successfully name Anything for You as the only song from the Miami Sound Machine to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Another difficult bonus question arose later in the round as well, as we asked our teams to identify any two of the three National League franchises with the most World Series appearances.  Only three teams picked up two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers of the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants, and the St. Louis Cardinals.  Other final round topics included actress Alison Brie, U.S. Interstate 10, and the classic horror film The Blob.  The final round did not yield any perfect scores last weekend.  Here is your overall weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.7% success rate):

  • Which advertising character was introduced in 1971 as an evil entity representing the embodiment of a milkshake?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

  • Among the ten longest rivers in the United States, one is named for an animal while another is named for a color (in English).  Identify BOTH of these rivers.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (8.3% success rate):

  • A seven-foot, two-inch Nigerian student named Bolaji Badejo was cast in his only film role when he portrayed the title character of which 1979 film?

The respective correct answers for these final questions were Grimace (from McDonaldland), The Snake River and the Red River, and the film Alien.  Congratulations to Silent Thunder (Doc Waters), who posted the only 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: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Studio 54)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: D. C. Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ben Barnes)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD:  Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Silent Thunder  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minecraft)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paw Patrol – film)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horticulture)