I Dreamed a Dream of Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across ten venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the W-2 IRS tax form, the city of Austin, and branches of science whose names begin with the letter ‘G’.  The most difficult bonus question of the round was asked on the topic of television game shows.  Most teams knew that Howie Mandel hosted the game show Deal or No Deal, but only ten teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the most recent revival of the show aired on the cable network CNBC.  That was the only sticking point for Tuesday’s field, as eight of those ten teams posted a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured a rare Triple 50/50, as we asked our teams to determine if each of three songs was an original recording or a cover version.  The most difficult of these was the 1990s song Torn.  Certainly the most popular version of this song was recorded Australian soap opera actress Natalie Imbruglia, but many teams were surprised to learn that her version is a cover, with the original recorded by American rock band Ednaswap.  Only nine teams went three-for-three to pick up two bonus points.  Other second round topics included Seal Team Six, the recent success of the Tampa Bay Rays, and the Tom Hanks film Cast Away.  An average success rate of 18% on the three bonus questions meant that none of our Tuesday teams ran the table in the second round.

HALFTIME:

U.S. state flags and television settings were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  Our teams breezed through this round, as the overall average reached 17.7 points, with more than two dozen teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Topics from Tuesday’s third round included deadpan comedians, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the film V For Vendetta.  A three-part question regarding U.S. Speakers of the House kept the perfect scores off the board:

  • Born in Baltimore, this current speaker remains the only woman to serve in the position.
  • Serving 17 years across three stints, this Texan is the longest-tenured House Speaker in U.S. history.
  • This 11th U.S. President is the only Commander-in-Chief that also served as the Speaker of the House.

The first correct answer of Nancy Pelosi was by far the easiest, but our Tuesday teams struggled to give us either one of the other two correct answers of Sam Rayburn or James Polk.  With only seven teams picking up bonus points with all three correct answers, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

In Tuesday’s final round, we discussed the stars within the Orion constellation, the ancient board game Go, albums from the band Queen, and the various uses of the word Untouchable.  After the field was shut out from perfect scores in the previous two rounds, Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Moose Killers (Solace Outpost) both posted 36 points en route to a perfect final round.  After four rounds of play, there were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

  • Unlike most foreign novels, this book of the 1860s uses the title from its original language in all English translations.  Identify this novel whose popularity resurged after a 1980 adaptation.

Exactly half of the field responded correctly with Les MiserablesKiller Snails (Olney Winery) and Moose Killers (Solace Outpost) each recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Blazing Saddles)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Things Made Out of Silver)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Yankees Shortstops)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Munsters)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dobby and the Socks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Animal Crossing: New Horizons)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century Board Games)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Lakes)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek – original series)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Friends of the O-Section  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Science Fiction Films)