Hitting the Road with Weekend Trivia!

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Nine venues played host to a weekend game of Pour House Trivia for a total of 95 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Wagering questions went just fine over the course of the weekend’s opening rounds, but there were some tricky bonus opportunities. On Friday, we looked back at presidential resting places:

  • Which assassination victim is the most recent U.S. President to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery?
  • For a 2-point bonus, name the only other U.S. President to be buried at Arlington.

Getting John F. Kennedy for wagering points was no problem, but only 9.8% of teams knew William Howard Taft is also buried at Arlington. Other tough bonus questions dealt with The Good Wife‘s spinoff series The Good Fight, and the Hertz car rental company’s headquarters in Florida. Two teams from Belles’ went perfect in this round: Biscuit Snatchers and Wrath of Kahan.

SECOND ROUND:

For the weekend’s audio questions, we played a trio of Bad songs, songs that became more famous in cover versions, and songs with days of the week in its title. The latter topic saw only 26% of Sunday’s teams earn points for naming two of those musical acts: Bay City Rollers for Saturday NightNew Order for Blue Monday, and the Weeknd for Thursday. Friday’s second round featured a difficult literary query:

  • When translated from the original Italian, chapter titles in which early 16th century political treatise include Of Liberality and Miserliness, Of Cruelty and Clemency, and Whether It Is Better to Be Loved or Feared?

That work, The Prince (or Il Principe) by Niccolo Machiavelli, was named by about two-fifths of the field. Some other subjects in this round included Three Clues about the number 10, the Ice Bowl in the 1967 NFL Championship game, and the Vedas of Hinduism. This round’s perfect duo was Beer Pressure (Dragon) and Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza).

HALFTIME:

For the weekend’s halftime pages, teams encountered topics such as famous statues and sculptures, actors who played the same character across a film and its remake, and answers that were also all yoga poses. The average score was 12.9 points and one team achieved a perfect score. At the halftime break, these were the top scorers:

THIRD ROUND:

Saturday’s third round included this trip under the sea:

  • Represented by about 800 species within the order Anguilliformes, which fish is known as an elver before it is fully grown?

A third of the field knew that elvers grow up to become eels. On Sunday, another watery question played difficult:

  • Known as The Niagara of the South, Cumberland Falls is located in the southeastern portion of which U.S. state?

About 31% of teams had the correct state, Kentucky. Some other questions in this round dealt with the origins of Jay-Z‘s stage name, China’s Boxer Rebellion, and Greek mythological figure Daedalus. In this round, Dumb Chicks (Springfield Manor) and Average Joes (Springfield Manor) had perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the weekend’s 6-4-2 questions, we gave clues about carbon dioxide, Paris, and the mosquito. Friday’s toughest wagering question came in the fourth round:

  • Which four-letter name is both the surname of a Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner from the 2010s and the name of the Greek goddess of motherhood, who gave birth to twins Apollo and Artemis?

Leto was named by only 6.5% of teams. Saturday’s hardest wagering chance came on the tennis court:

  • Not surprisingly, American tennis players have won the most U.S. Open singles titles, with a total of 177. However, which country is second on this list with 24 combined singles titles?

Only one team correctly named Australia as the runner-up on that list. Sunday’s hardest fourth-rounder came on a three-part question; 31% of teams knew at least two gaming film adaptations (Clue, Battleship, and Dungeons & Dragons) from a list of their actors. The only perfect score here went to Lone Strangers (Mason). After four rounds, these teams were ahead of the pack:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (26.23% success rate):

  • In 1935, Maria Farcasanu became the only real-life victim of the title offense from which novel, published one year prior?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (40% success rate):

  • Among the 15 U.S. states through which Interstate 95 passes, which two states are each home to at least 300 miles of the highway?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.63% success rate):

  • On May 30, 1989, a group of students erected a 33-foot statue known as Goddess of Democracy, which stood for just six days before being destroyed. In which city was that statue erected?

Farcasanu was the only victim of Murder on the Orient Express, I-95 has its lengthiest travels through Florida and Maine, and Goddess of Democracy lasted just six days in Beijing‘s Tiananmen Square. No Perfect 21 teams were recorded this past weekend. However, these teams beat the rest:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Priscilla’s Posse  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Def Leppard)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Better Luck Next Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Video Games)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Silent Thunder  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Phineas and Ferb)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Magnificent Seven  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Canadian Rock Stars)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: What the Cuss  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Love, American Style)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Crime Scene Kitchen)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Bob Dole’s Grip  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYBob Dole)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYWorld War I Pilots)