Meeting with Sterling Cooper for Thursday Trivia

alt textThursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 138 teams across 16 venues.


Topics from Thursday’s opening round included the tv series Frasier, a triple 50/50 question regarding Coke or Pepsi, we colored some things purple and finished the round by reading about The Martian by Andy Weir.

Six of our Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.


We brought out the karaoke machines for Thursday’s audio question as we listened to the instrumental versions of “Fortunate Son” “I Gotta Feeling,” and “Lights.” 

Other second round topics included the Brooklyn Nets, and whooping cough.

We finished the round with the most difficult question and bonus of the first half.

  • In the Old Testament, God compares Job’s abilities to this sea monster whose name stems from a Hebrew word meaning “twisted and coiled.” 

Just a little over half of our teams knew that we were looking for the beast known as Leviathan. 

Once again six teams finished Round Two with a perfect 36 points.


The top half of Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify the animals based on their skeletons, while the bottom half included a matching round of words that featured the letters, “PRO.”  Eighteen teams recorded a perfect score, while the overall average reached 17.1 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Topics from Thursday’s third round included a three-part question about a little ‘R.R.’ where each of our answers were celebrities with those initials. Those names included Rick Rude, Rene Russo, and Rex Ryan. We enjoyed a film last word / first word question where the answers was The Hills Have Eyes Wide Shut, played some golf at The British Open, and recently learned about a digital currency based on the Netflix series Squid Game has caused quite the controversy lately.

The most difficult question of the night was found in Round Three.

  • Before being elected U.S. President, who served as both U.S. Secretary of War and U.S. Secretary of State during the 1810s, making him the only President to have served in more than one cabinet position?

Just over 20% of our teams earned their wager by knowing that U.S. President was James Monroe.

As a result of that question no team earned a perfect third round score.


After hitting up the badminton court for our 6-4-2 we began Thursday’s final round. Our teams swayed to the music of The Temptations, took a college visit to Dartmouth, learned about the term geyser, vacationed with our three clues question in Athens, Greece

The majority of our teams faced this stumper of a question in Round Four that only saw a little under 1/4 of our teams earn their wager.

  • Partly inspired by the author’s own experiences, the fictional character of Nick Adams appears in two dozen short stories written in the 1920s and 1930s by this Nobel Prize-winning American author.

The answer to that question is Ernest Hemingway.

With a couple of tough bonuses in the round we saw only one team Asher’s Crew (Mark’s) earn the perfect 36 points. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (18.1% success rate):

  • Which 21st century cable series won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in each of its first four seasons?

Becoming one of only three shows to have won four consecutive Emmys for a Drama the answer we were looking for on the final was Mad Men.

None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:



Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Hoochie Coochie  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Travis Sings Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Sweet Pickles  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Saturday Night Live Characters)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: John Dee)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Pitch Perfect 3 Soundtrack)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Corn in the USA  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2Ancient Philosophers)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Mack Attack  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas – TV Special)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Sci-Fi Novels)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs’ Hooligans  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: The Nightmare Before Christmas – Film)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: 1980s Hip Hop)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA:  Risky Quizness  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Grey’s Anatomy – TV Show)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Yolo Swaggins  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Speed – Film)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pig Cakes (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Arkansas Razorbacks Athletics)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here for the Beer  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Coming to America – Film)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Rusty Trombones  (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: Taylor Swift)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Jelli (FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 2: X-Files – TV Show)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Asher’s Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)