Mark Your Calendar for Monday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia was played at 141 teams across 14 locations this past Monday to kick off the month of May.


A timely three-parter kicked off the round and dealt with three answers that begin with the letters may. After that, we asked about the film epic The Ten Commandments and had a bit of muenster cheese. The round concluded with this wagering query:

  • Which rapper sampled a song from the Broadway musical Annie for his 1998 hit Hard Knock Life?

Jay-Z released that single, which was relatively easy for our crowd; however, 6.3% of teams knew that song’s parenthical title is (Ghetto Anthem). This round’s perfect teams were Bad Hombres (Clyde’s), ALL CAPS (DRP), Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s), and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime).


Outdoing the Jay-Z question for low bonus success rate was Monday’s audio clue, which played a sample from The Simpsons which featured Dustin Hoffman as Lisa’s substitute teacher Mr. Bergstrom; 41% of teams were able to name two of the aforementioned bold trio, but a game-low 5.6% of the field earned bonus points for getting all three! The round continued with topics such as India‘s projection to become the world’s most-populous nation by year’s end, Rickey Henderson passing Lou Brock to take the MLB career stolen base crown, and the Holiday Inn hotel chain. In this round, Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s), Ryno (William Jeffrey’s), Demolition (DRP) had perfect scores.


At halftime, teams were asked to identify a group of items which had the word down contained within (such as the film Down and Out in Beverly Hills and rock band System of a Down), then match disgraced politicians to their corresponding scandal. Over a quarter of the field (37 teams, to be exact) earned all 20 points on this page, while the average score was 17.3 points. At halftime, these were the top-scoring teams:


Monday’s Three Clues question ended up being tricky during bonus time:

  • Using the mineral rutile as a raw material, the Kroll process is primarily used in the industrial production of this element.
  • Featuring high tensile strength, this is a Group 4 transition element with atomic number 22. 
  • Named for a group of Greek deities, it is used in the manufacture of airplanes and golf clubs.

Just under 15% of the field correctly identified titanium before the final clue for bonus credit. The most difficult wagering question of the night came at the end of the round:

  • Featuring a memorable piano chord as its final notes, which song is the ending track on the 1967 Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? This song featured 40 members of the London Symphony Orchestra.

A Day in the Life was the answer which brought wagering points to 31% of our teams. In between those questions, we asked about animated superhero Captain Planet, New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Mount Washington, and Charlotte Brontë heroine Jane Eyre. A game-high six perfect scores were recorded in this round.


We gave three clues about Iran for the 6-4-2; 49 teams picked up a six-point boost for naming the nation from just one clue. The final round started with the origins of the Harlem Globetrotters, then got a little boozy:

  • The number 33 is featured prominently (and perhaps mysteriously) on bottles of which brand of beer?

The least successful wagering query of the round, 44% of the field named Rolling Rock. We followed that with the second half’s hardest bonus chance: a question about film director Wes Anderson saw only 12% of teams identify Asteroid City as his upcoming June release. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Bass Slappers (Il Forno) were our perfect teams in this round. We reached the final question with these teams in the lead:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 166
  • Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s): 166
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 163

FINAL QUESTION (34.75% success rate):

  • What is the only month that appears in the title of a film nominated for the Best Picture Oscar?

While many teams went for August (as in August Osage County), just over a third of the field were correct by naming the month contained in the 1980s film Born on the Fourth of July. We bounced back from last week’s shutout with seven teams reaching a Perfect 21. At the end of the night, these were the high scores:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: No Probllama  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Danny Kaye Films)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab for Cutie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Russian Operas)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: One Hundred Percent  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Masters)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Midwestern Salads)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Four Idiots Walk Into a Bar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beatles Deep Cuts)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: A New Hope  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple Crown of Horse Racing)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War Generals)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Rusty Anchor  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Broadway Musicals)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Founding Fathers) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olivia Newton-John Songs)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Announcers)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 5 – FIRST CATEGORY: Current Members of U.S. Congress)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Flintstones)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Student Drivers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2023 March Madness)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wes Anderson Films)