Man, I Feel Like Tuesday Trivia!

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A 21-team game at Nighthawk Pizza led Tuesday’s 23 venues in attendance. In all, 258 teams played the evening’s game, while we also premiered at Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA!

FIRST ROUND:

The first round featured questions on 2004’s The Passion of the Christ, opening chapter titles from famous literary works, and ABC’s Private Practice, which was a spinoff of Grey’s Anatomy. No question truly stumped the field and as such, 43 teams ended the round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Three songs with sports teams in the title were played for Tuesday’s audio question. The midpoint of the round brought the first half’s toughest bonus chance:

  • Montauk Point Lighthouse marks the easternmost point of which American island?
  • Bonus: This lighthouse is located in which county?

Most teams knew Long Island for wagering points, but only about 20% knew that lighthouse is located in Suffolk County! The end of the round took us back to Custer’s Last Stand, but 10 teams still recorded a perfect score.

HALFTIME:

Teams were asked to name Best Picture Oscar winners at the top of the halftime sheet, then name eight of the nine most populous nations whose names begin with C. Only thirteen teams earned all 20 points, but the average score was 15.4 points. A two-way tie for first was found atop the halftime intermission standings:

THIRD ROUND:

A rare third round with no difficult questions started with a three-parter about common objects in MLB logos. From there, we tracked the fast growth of bamboo, sang a little of Day-O by Harry Belafonte, and took a look at the laissez-faire economic philosophy. In this round, a whopping 71 teams earned a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

The Dunkin’ restaurant chain was named by 18 teams for the full six points in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The night’s last round had topics such as Amy Tan‘s novel The Joy Luck Club, the eternally-broadcast MTV show Ridiculousness, and Three Clues about Dwight Eisenhower. For the round’s last question, we utilized a little geographical wordplay:

  • You could use this two-word phrase when ordering a sandwich, but as one word, it’s the name of which country sandwiched between Ghana and Benin?
  • Bonus: Identify its national capital city.

Togo was the country in question, but a game-low 12.7% of the field knew its capital, Lome. This round had eight perfect teams. Before the final question, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (41.09% success rate):

  • On CNBC’s list of the top ten advertising icons of the 20th century, which two characters had common names that include the word Man?

Just over two-fifths of our teams submitted both characters: the Michelin Man and the Marlboro ManThere were eight Perfect 21 teams in Tuesday’s game! There were quite a few very high scores in the final standings:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Have You Seen My Moral Compass?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capitals)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Gene Parmesan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Discontinued 1990s Cereals)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Urban Achievers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Railroad Barons)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Pretty, Not Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ukrainian History)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elton John Songs)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Rock (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Pop Music) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Dang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Black and White Sitcoms)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Plutocrats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stargate)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Hubs Take Dubs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Letterkenny)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One-Word Band Names (audio))

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hugh Jackman Films)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: St. Patrick’s Day)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: That’s a Spicy Sandworm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 96th Academy Awards)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: March Madness)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spice Girls)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Italian Renaissance Artists)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: History Schmistory  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clint Eastwood Films)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kevin Costner Films)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: CH4  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Marylanders)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Films)