It’s All Coming Back to Monday Trivia Now!
A total of 74 teams showed up at eight Pour House Trivia venues to start their week off right!
Bonus questions in Monday’s opening round were overall the hardest to get correct, with teams dealing with topics like D-Day, the rom-com My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and the New Belgium beer Fat Tire; the latter question had the most difficult bonus chance in the first half, with only 13% of teams knowing the brewery is based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. We ended with the first half’s toughest wagering question:
- Premiering last week on NBC, this competition series borrows its title from a song written by Billy Idol. Either name this show, or name the Grammy-winning singer who is one of its creators.
Even though teams only needed to correctly answer one of the parts for wagering points, just 41 percent of the field were able to name either the show, Dancing With Myself, or Grammy-winning creator Shakira. With a trifecta of tricky bonus questions, only Legalized Gambling (DRP) was able to earn a perfect first-round score.
Monday’s audio question had a little boom to it, with three songs that featured onomatopoeic titles. After a question on God’s rainbow to Noah signifying the end of the Great Flood, teams hit the hardwood for a tough sports query:
- By defeating the Golden State Warriors in 2019, which franchise became the most recent team to win an NBA title in its first appearance in the NBA Finals?
The Toronto Raptors were that first-time success, correctly named by about 60% of teams. Perfect scores were reached in this round by Death From Above (DRP), Legalized Gambling (DRP), and Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell).
This halftime round dealt with ten items that have the word white in the name, as well as nations that only border one other country. Teams averaged 16.2 points on the page, while five teams achieved perfect 20-point scores. Going into the halftime intermission, these were the high scores:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 92
- Death From Above (DRP): 89
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 86
- Talk Nerdy to Me (DRP): 86
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
Monday’s third round was a doozy overall, as the correct answer rate was under 50% across the five questions. We led off with a question about the record 18 Rookie of the Year winners from the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise and Edwin Hubble‘s law about the speed of galaxies through space. A difficult Three Clues question about Crazy Horse proved to be the hardest bonus get of the night; only six teams got the answer right before the third clue for two extra points. We followed up with the hardest wagering question in the game:
- Currently owned by Ferrero, which brand with a red and yellow logo produces snacks such as Cheez-It crackers and Krispy saltines?
Only 31% of the field knew that the Cheez-It and Krispy brands are produced by Sunshine Biscuits, but teams recovered well to end the round with a question about Uncle Jesse‘s last name change from Cochran to Katsopolis on Full House. A perfect score in the third round was unfortunately out of reach of our teams.
Almost three-quarters of Monday’s teams knew the number 60 from just one clue in the 6-4-2 for the full six points! Fourth-round topics included Ralph Fiennes in the film The English Patient, chart-topping hits named Good Vibrations, and a trip over the Golden Gate Bridge. We sprung for a tough question in the toy aisle:
- The scientific concepts of oscillation, equilibrium, and Hooke’s Law are displayed in the movements of which toy invented by naval engineer Richard James?
That toy, the Slinky, was named by 55 percent of teams for their wager. A final Triple 50/50 on celebrity siblings wrapped things up. Another trio of perfect scores were earned here, by Cobra Kai (DRP), Wagering Pi (Cushwa), and Tin Foil Jubilee (William Jeffrey’s). A pre-final question leaderboard was monopolized by a certain venue…
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 166
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 156
- Death From Above (DRP): 153
- Talk Nerdy to Me (DRP): 150
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 150
FINAL QUESTION (33.8% success rate):
- Starting at age 13, which singer released eight foreign language albums before a 1990 release marked their first album recorded entirely in English?
We improved to a one-third success rate with a final question on Celine Dion‘s linguistic music career. No teams answered all wagering questions correctly to get the Perfect 21 on Monday. Our final standings were led by a DRP six-pack:
- Death From Above (DRP): 164
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 163
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 162
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 161
- Wordles (DRP): 160
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 159
- Tin Foil Jubilee (William Jeffrey’s): 157
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 156
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 155
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 152
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50 (Eagle Scout Merit Badges))
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Death From Above (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Houston Sports Teams)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Maggies)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trigonometry)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Muscle Cars)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Tin Foil Jubilee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Rocky Top (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bourbon)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Landlocked Countries)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queen Elizabeth II)