Look What the Cat Dragged In at Monday Trivia!

For the “Super Bowl Hangover” edition of Pour House Trivia, we welcomed 93 teams across 11 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We began Monday’s game with a look at the world’s newest pandemic threat, followed by a three-part question in which each correct response contained the letters “LIME”.  Other opening round topics included the stage musical “Six” (featuring the wives of King Henry VIII) and “The Lego Movie”.  We closed the first round with its most difficult bonus question, as only 22% of our teams knew that Will Ferrell voiced the Lego character of Lord Business.  Nine teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect opening round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured some international flair, as we listened to “Back in the U.S.S.R.” by The Beatles, “Blame Canada” from the “South Park” soundtrack, and “Mexico” by James Taylor.  The second stanza also discussed the work of Jules Verne, the Breakers mansion in Rhode Island, and the TV game show “Supermarket Sweep”.  Only eight teams earned bonus points by knowing that former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is slated to host the upcoming revival of “Supermarket Sweep”.  As a result, only two teams earned a perfect second round score: Killer Snails (Hershey’s) and Stink Floyd (Bushwaller’s).

HALFTIME:

Shakespearean first names and restaurant advertising slogans were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded an overall average of 16.2 points.  A slew of teams posted 19 points, but only one team ran the table on this page: MAJ (DRP).  Monday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half opened with the most difficult question of the night, as only 23% of the field earned wagering points on a three-part question regarding historical names of European geographic regions.  Furthermore, only six teams earned two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers, as they knew that the ancient names of Gaul, Lusitania, and Hibernia respectively referred to the current nations of France, Portugal (or Spain), and Ireland.  Later, we looked at explorer Sir Francis Drake, the hit song “Get Lucky”, the scientific process of rigor mortis, and the first detonation of an atomic bomb at the Trinity test site in New Mexico.  Four teams notched a perfect third round score of 36 points: Just Okay (DRP), Morgan Station (Morgan Inn), Killer Snails (Hershey’s), and Notch Eight (Il Forno).

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question looked back at the career of NFL legend Jim Brown, we discussed final round topics such as Wile E. Coyote, the Stations of the Cross, the Incan Empire, the film “The Graduate”, and the career of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumdfeld.  Nine teams posted a perfect final round score, with six of those teams playing at DRP.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (78.8% success rate):

–> If a German offers you a ‘gift’, you probably shouldn’t accept it, as the German word ‘gift’ translates into this common English word.  On the other hand, if you double the ‘s’ found in this English word, a Frenchman may also think something is fishy, as it is the French word meaning ‘fish’.  For your wager, identify this six-letter word.

There was a lot to work with there, but more than three-quarters of our teams deciphered these clues to arrive at the correct answer of poison.  Congratulations to Killer Snails (Hershey’s), Mostly Dead (Uno Pizzeria), and Notch Eight (Il Forno), who each earned a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final overall Monday leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP), who posted an impressive 170 points while playing ‘over the limit’.

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  George Washington’s Camel   (Next week’s first category: Best Picture Oscar Winners)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Periodically Under the Table   (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army   (Next week’s first category: “The Witcher”)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: Rock Drummers)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Mostly Dead   (Next week’s first category: St. Valentine)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: “Groundhog Day”)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Chickens with Dickens   (Next week’s first category: European Airport Codes)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Quiztery, Inc.   (Next week’s first category: Walt Disney World)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Is That Trivia or Are You Just Glad to See Me?  (Next week’s first category: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics   (Next week’s first category: Foreign Kitchen Knives)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Notch Eight   (Next week’s first category: Pandemics)