Ladies First at Monday Trivia!

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Monday’s edition of Pour House Trivia welcomed 98 teams to nine area locations.


The first round on Monday started with a question on the various celebrities who have portrayed KFC’s Colonel Sanders in television advertisements; a round-low 42% of teams added two bonus points by knowing the aforementioned chicken king’s first name is Harland. Other round-one topics included the vampire batThree Clues about the dessert known as baked Alaska, and former Super Bowl-winning coach and commentator John Madden. A total of 17 teams had perfect scores in the round.


We horsed around a bit to begin the second round, as the audio question featured three songs about horses. After that, teams answered questions about the mint julep featured on Kentucky Derby weekend, Christopher Columbus’s trio of ships, and bell bottom pants. The final question of the second round proved to be the toughest across the first half of the game:

  • In addition to numerous fictional roles, which two-time Oscar winner also portrayed comedian Lenny Bruce and Washington Post reporter Carl Bernstein during the 1970s?

That actor, Dustin Hoffman, was correctly named by 42% of the field, while 29% secured bonus points by naming either Kramer vs Kramer or Rain Man as the films for which he won an acting Academy Award. Perfect scores in the round were achieved by thirteen Monday teams.


At halftime, teams had to identify twelve musical acts by album covers that featured an artistic rendering of themselves, then figure out whether eight international heads of state were still in power. Five teams went 20-for-20 on the halftime sheet, which averaged 14.7 points across the entire field. With that, these were the top Monday squads at intermission:

  • Whistling Nipples (DRP): 91
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 90
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
  • Tuna Noodle Casserole (Bushwaller’s): 90


In Monday’s third round, we discussed Russia and Saudi Arabia‘s world-leading crude oil production and author Deepak Chopra‘s added fame after an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Following that, we reached the most difficult question of the night:

  • Depicted in the logo for Subaru, what is the Greek name of the open star cluster also known as The Seven Sisters?

That star cluster is called the Pleiades, which earned 38% of teams their wagering points. However, only seven teams added two bonus points by identifying Taurus as the cluster’s home constellation. The round concluded with questions about how the sirloin cut of beef got its name and the 19th-century novel Vanity Fair, which provided inspiration for the magazine of the same name. I Don’t Know (DRP) knew enough to become the only Monday team with a perfect third-round score.


Monday’s 6-4-2 on the New England state Maine saw 29% of teams guess correctly on just the first clue for the big six-point prize. Round four began with a tough bonus question on the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit; about a quarter of the field named Robert Zemeckis as its director for two extra points. The hardest wagering question of the round came later on:

  • Less than a year after teaming up with Lil Nas X to record the #1 hit Industry Baby, which rapper from Kentucky returned to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart last month with the song First Class?

About three-fifths of the field correctly identified Jack Harlow as that rapper. A question on ESPN’s picks for the top 20th-century athletes, Babe Ruth and Michael Jordan, wrapped up the round, and five teams got through it with perfect scores. Before the final question, these were the top-scoring teams:

  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 165
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 163
  • I Don’t Know (DRP): 162
  • Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 161
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 160
  • Ryno (William Jeffrey’s): 160

FINAL QUESTION (41.8% success rate):

  • Born on May 7, 1826 in the town of Natchez, Mississippi, Varina Davis was the only woman in U. S. history to hold which title?

As there was only one President of the Confederacy, there was only one First Lady of the Confederacy, that being Varina Davis. A solid seven teams notched a Perfect 21 by correctly answering every wagering question in the game. Here are the final Monday standings:


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Does the Child Die in the Film?)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Geometry)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SEC Schools)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mad Men)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Scott’s Tots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mario Kart Tracks)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Obi-Wan Kenobi — TV series)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Flowers)