Let’s Make a Toast to Monday Trivia!

We kicked off the second week of Season XVIII by welcoming 81 teams across 11 Monday venues:

FIRST ROUND:

We opened Monday’s game with a Three Clues question concerning the word ‘Heath’, which was followed by the topics of Harriet Tubman, Mount Vesuvius, and the recent controversy stoked by this billionaire:

Musk Tesla

Nine teams broke out of the gate with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio clue featured three singers named Amy: Amy Lee (from Evanescence), Amy Winehouse, and Amy Grant.  We featured the seldomly used topic of NASCAR, as most of our teams knew that the longest track on the NASCAR circuit is found at Talladega Superspeedway.  We closed the first half with a look at the most recent Emmy Awards and a memorable quote from this comedy film:

Animal House Trivia

Only 14% of our teams knew that John Landis directed “Animal House”, which led to just four teams sweeping the second round: MAJ (DRP), Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria), LOL (Cheesetique), and Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique).

HALFTIME:

Comic book characters were featured on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded eight perfect scores and an overall average of 16.6 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We took a quick trip to Uganda to begin Monday’s second half, before asking about asteroids and items which contained the letters “MOON”.  Teams that remembered the name of this album picked up bonus points:

Van Morrison

The most difficult wagering question of the night was featured in the third round:

–> The term vexillology describes the study of the history, symbolism, and usage of what items?

Only 27% of the field answered correctly with flags.  Seven teams earned perfect third round scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question asked our teams about the name Tommy, we began the final round with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most teams picked up wagering points on a question about the fast food restaurant Carl’s Jr., we offered two bonus points to anyone that could name the glamour model who appeared in this memorable Super Bowl commercial:

 

Only four teams gave us the correct bonus answer of Charlotte McKinney (who parlayed that commercial into an appearance on “Dancing With the Stars”).  Later, we asked about the songs “There She Goes” and the former CBS drama series “The District”, but even with a relatively easier finish, none of our teams earned perfect scores in the final round.  Here are your highest scoring teams heading into Monday’s final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (63.4% success rate):

–> Though it is named for an Irish military officer, which brand is the world’s largest producer of the French brandy cognac?

Nearly two-thirds of our teams answered correctly with Hennessey.  Six Monday teams ran the table on the wagering questions to earn the Perfect 21.  Here is your final Monday leaderboard:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  Unsavories  (Next week’s first category: World War II Aircraft)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia  (Next week’s first category: 2018 Stanley Cup Finals)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Morgan Station  (Next week’s first category: Marvin Gaye)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Kansas City or Denver?)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Pasta or Composer?)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: Joe Pesci Film Roles)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Supreme Court)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club  (Next week’s first category: Duck Decoys)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Purple Cobras  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Hair Bands – AUDIO)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Ralf Fines  (Next week’s first category: Red Letter Media)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Hibernators  (Next week’s first category: Potent Potables)