It’s a Monday Night Trivia War!

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Sixteen locations hosted a total of 175 teams on Monday for Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

After starting with questions on ABC’s Shark Tank and fossil fuels, we hit a Name That Year three-parter in which just under a fifth of our teams hit the bonus by getting the year, 1933, exactly right. Not to be outdone, the round ended with this question about an upcoming film:

  • Chris Pratt voices which lasagna-loving feline whose namesake movie premieres in theaters this coming Friday?
  • Bonus: Who voices his estranged father in this film?

Getting Garfield was no big deal, but a game-low 13.1% of teams also named Samuel L. Jackson for bonus credit. There were six perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Bands with real-life sisters were featured in Monday’s audio question: HeartThe Chicks, and HAIM. A geography question tripped up a lot of our teams later in the round:

  • Which of the five Great lakes lies the furthest east?
  • Bonus: What is the most populous U.S. city situated along the shore of this lake?

About 46% of teams were right to name Lake Ontario, while 21% also knew Rochester for two extra points. A game-high seven teams got through this round with a perfect score.

HALFTIME:

A mystery theme was given at the top section of the halftime page: each celebrity shared a first name with a character on The Office. The average score was 14.6 points, but 14 teams racked up all 20 points. These were the high scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

A three-parter in which each answer had the same initials kicked off second-half action:

  • 1)  In elementary schools, subjects such as history, geography, and politics are usually encompassed under this umbrella term.
  • 2)  Originating in a certain Asian city-state, this cocktail contains gin, sour mix, soda water, and cherry brandy.
  • 3)  This former WWE Superstar is nicknamed Big Poppa Pump.

Social studies, the Singapore Sling, and Scott Steiner were all identified by 22% of teams. We followed that with this query about a famous math problem:

  • Mathematician Leonard Euler solved a classic problem that was named after seven types of what structure found in the city of Konigsberg?

Euler solved a problem about the bridges of Konigsberg, an answer given by 44% of the field. Five teams earned perfect scores in the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 85 correct answers of sleepwalking for the six-point clue in Monday’s 6-4-2. It took until the last round to get the hardest wagering question in the second half:

  • With 372, which pitcher holds the 21st century record for most strikeouts in a single season?

Randy Johnson was identified by 30% of teams. Other topics in this round included VH1’s pick of Macarena by Los Del Rio as the greatest one-hit wonder in music history and a three-parter about brands owned by offspring of Kris Jenner. The only team to pick up all 36 points in this round was How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s). After four rounds, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (8.57% success rate):

  • The counteroffensive launched by the USSR during the Battle of Stalingrad was named after which planet in our Solar System?

A very tough final question had a few teams earn their final wager for naming Operation Uranus. That answer led to a trio of Perfect 21 teams on Monday: Demolition (DRP), HFC (DRP), and Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell). One team came very close to perfection at the end of the night:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Check Your Pockets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Uranus

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Humble Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Indiana Pacers)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: New York Brewers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Standards of Learning)

Black Hog BBQ – Ashburn in Ashburn, VA: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: India)

Black Hog BBQ – Middletown in Middletown, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Epcot World Showcase)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Hunks and Hunnies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Facts About Your Anus)

Cowboy Cafe in Arlington, VA: Mayor, Cowboy, and Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gonzaga High School)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Pharmacy Frogs  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 3: Edgar Allan Poe)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Henry Selick Films)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MAD Magazine)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Battle of Stalingrad)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Fake News  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Geography)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Rock)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not Two Couples  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Valley (Bravo TV show))

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War I Battles)