It’s Aboot Time for Monday Trivia!

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Fourteen locales hosted a game of Pour House Trivia this past Monday for a total of 158 teams, including a 22-game outing at Ragtime.


Monday’s first round featured questions on the upcoming Little Mermaid remake and the Korean War. The final query in the round ended up its toughest, as we celebrated a Baseball Hall of Famer:

  • Turning 70 years old today, who spent his entire 21-year MLB career with the Kansas City Royals?

Hopefully teams didn’t use too much pine tar when answering with that player, George Brett; 53% of teams got his name, while 18% also knew he wore number 5 in the bigs. A game-high 18 perfect team scores were recorded here.


The most difficult way to earn bonus points came in the audio question on Monday, in which teams heard a trio of songs where the title contained the band’s name. A little more than 5% of the field knew the self-titled songs of Bad Company and Wilco, as well as Queen‘s Killer Queen. Questions on the EEG of the brain, the animated Powerpuff Girls, and the Ginza subway line of Tokyo followed. At the end of the round, we reached the toughest wagering chance before halftime:

  • Four years before the 19th Amendment granted women’s suffrage, which Montana woman became the first female elected to the U.S. Congress?

This came with an eventual multiple-choice section but even so, just over a third of our teams were able to identify Jeannette Rankin at any point in the question. The round’s only perfect squad was Wednesday (Bushwaller’s).


Teams were asked to identify shows featuring characters with obscured faces (such as Wilson from Home Improvement and Dr. Claw from Inspector Gadget), then provide a list of answers that start with P and end with T (like Pabst Blue Ribbon and the film Poltergeist). While the average score was 17.1 points, 14 teams aced the halftime round for the full 20 points. At the halftime break, these were the top-scoring teams:

  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 90
  • Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 89
  • H.R. Puf’n’stuf (DRP): 89
  • Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 88
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 88


A three-parter on famous internet memes kicked off the second half, followed by a question about the naval alcoholic beverage called grog. The most difficult question all night came at the third round’s midway point:

  • Recently revived on Broadway, which musical depicts the early 20th century trial and eventual lynching of Leo Frank?

Only 13% of teams could name the musical Parade, while 8.2% knew that Ben Platt portrays Jewish-American Leo Frank in that work. The final question of the round concerned the character of Moriarty on CBS series Elementary; 10.1% of the field notched bonus points for naming Natalie Dormer as the actress who played that character on the show. Another round with just one perfect score saw 13th Graders (DRP) get all 36 points!


6-4-2 about everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, Barney, brought back no correct answers at the 6-point clue! This last round brought a tricky question in the animal kingdom:

  • Although the word proboscis usually refers to the elongated nose of mammals such as an elephant or a tapir, you’ll also find the word proboscis in the common name for a species of which mammal native to Borneo?

Roughly 36% of teams provided the correct answer of the proboscis monkey. Other topics in this round included the current NHL Eastern Conference Finals teams (the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers), the inspiration for early-2000s film The Perfect Storm, and Three Clues about the state of New Mexico. A dozen perfect team scores took place in this round. We headed into the final question with these teams in the lead:

  • Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 160
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 160
  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 159
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 157
  • 13th Graders (DRP): 156

FINAL QUESTION (31.65% success rate):

  • With a population of around 1.7 million people, what is the most populous city in Canada that is not a capital of a province?

While it isn’t the capital of Quebec (that would be Quebec City), Montreal lays claim as Canada’s most populous non-capital city! No Perfect 21 effort was reached, as no Monday squad had correct answers for all 21 wagering questions. Not to be denied, though, were these overall scoring leaders:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Capybaras  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Video Games)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Comic Books)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: You Had Me at Chester Arthur  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Andor)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: It Takes a Village  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century U.S. Presidents)

**NOTE: Starting next week (5/22), Hidden Key has a new start time of 6:45 p.m.!**

DRP in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Puf’n’stuf  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Geography)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 30 Rock)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: A New Hope  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jane Austen)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Master and Commander)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wingspan (game))

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Delights  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: No Question  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure)

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

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 5 – FIRST CATEGORY: Current Members of U.S. Congress)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chuck Norris)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Mandalorian)