Home On the Range at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 165 teams across 22 venues.


Tuesday’s game began with the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  After most of the field earned wagering points on a question concerning the stage musical adaptation of “The Lion King”, only 9% of our teams tacked on the first two bonus points of the night by knowing that Julie Taymor directed this production.  Other opening round topics included Catholic popes, the naval rank of Commodore, and celebrity couples.  Six teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles include the names of musical instruments, as we listened to “Piano Man” by Billy Joel, “Teardrops on My Guitar” by Taylor Swift, and “Bang a Gong” by T. Rex.  Later, we discussed the career of pitching legend Sandy Koufax, the classic arcade game “Frogger”, and the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea.  The field breezed through the second stanza on Tuesday night, as 14% of our teams posted a perfect second round score.


With the State of the Union address being delivered in the background, Tuesday’s halftime round depicted ten items whose names include either ‘State’ or ‘Union’.  Ten teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.3 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


We opened the second half with a three-part question consisting of rhyming answers, followed by a trip to London and a look at record-setting NFL running backs.  After snacking on a few eggplant dishes, we closed the third stanza with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–>  Debuting in 1936, the Russian symphonic fairy tale “Peter and the Wolf” was created by which composer?

The majority of the field gave us Peter Tchaikovsky as an incorrect response, but the composer we were looking for was Sergei Prokofiev.  Only 12% of our teams earned wagering points, while about half of those teams added two bonus points by also knowing that the clarinet represents the cat in this production.  As a result, Hungry, Hungry, Georgian Hippos (Dudley’sposted the only perfect score of Tuesday’s third round.


After visiting Austria during the 6-4-2 question, the final round began with another difficult music question, though this version was in a slightly different genre:

–> The ominously titled “Ready to Die” was a 1994 album released by which rapper who was murdered just a few years later?

Needless to say, nearly all of the responses consisted of two options: Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.  Oddly, with the answer boiling down to a virtual 50/50, only 26% of our teams gave us the correct answer of the Notorious B.I.G.  The next few questions progressed more smoothly, as our teams picked up some easy points on questions concerning the Colosseum in Rome, the work of American painter Jackson Pollock, and Volkswagen.  The final bonus question of the night was also its most difficult, as we asked our teams to name the best-selling model in the history of Volkswagen.  For decades, this honor belonged to the VW Beetle, and obviously it is a common misconception that the Bug still holds this title.  But in 2002, the Golf overtook the Beetle as the company’s best-seller, pushing past 30 million models sold within the last few years.  Only two teams gave us this correct answer: Ya Donkey (Shuckin’ Shack) and LSD (Dudley’s).  Tuesday’s final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Tuesday’s final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (31.4% success rate):

–> Which standard character class in the most recent edition of “Dungeons & Dragons” also appears in the names of multiple sports teams from the four major professional sports leagues (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB)?

Nearly one-third of the field responded correctly with Ranger.  Congratulations to the six teams that recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard included these teams:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: George Washington Carver)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Moons of Uranus   (Next week’s first category: U.S. State Nicknames)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Bridge)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Ya Donkey   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – James Garfield or Garfield the Cat?)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Brain Trust   (Next week’s first category: High School Level Statistics)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Forest Table


Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Tonight’s Winner   (Next week’s first category: Pro Wrestlers in Film Roles)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Lush Puppies   (Next week’s first category: “Dungeons & Dragons”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Moose Killers   (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh Pirates)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Happy Little Trees   (Next week’s first category: The Muppets)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: Pickleball)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA:  Hungry, Hungry, Georgian Hippos   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Real or Fake Nicolas Cage Film?)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Wiley Coyotes   (Next week’s first category: “The Muppet Show”)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Slime Puppies   (Next week’s first category: Fartsy Film Roles)

Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA:  For the Win   (Next week’s first category: Human Eyes)

Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA:  I Am Smartacus   (Next week’s first category: Pop Culture)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  E = MC Hammer   (Next week’s first category: Bill Sings Billy Joel)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Do You Believe in Life After Love?   (Next week’s first category: “Veep”)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchbacks of Notre Gone  (Next week’s first category: Lumineers – AUDIO)

Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Twerking For Shots   (Next week’s first category: 1980s TV Cartoons)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Zing ME Daddy   (Next week’s first category: Baroque Composers)