Might as Well Jump to Monday Trivia
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 70 teams across eight venues.
Monday’s opening round began with a question about the Chicxulub Crater in Mexico which is believed to the be epicenter of the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, a three-clues question that saw only five teams pick up a bonus by knowing we were looking for the word proof, we then switched gears to talk about the reality show The Amazing Race, and we finished the round with a question about the Zapruder film and its significance to the JFK assassination. Three teams, Auburn Pillagers (DRP), Ten Thousand Dugongs (Cushwa) and Performing as Expected (William Jeffrey’s Tavern) opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points.
In Monday’s second round, we listened to artists who were singing about birds where the answers were Katy Perry, Seal, and Michael Jackson. We then moved on to discussions about Ice Age Franchise, specifically the upcoming film The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild, the fruit known as a Tangelo, the Edmonton Oilers, and we finished up the round with the most difficult question of the first half on the subject of young adult novels.
- Because Peter guessed closest to the number of jellybeans in a jar, he won a turtle, which he and his brother Fudge often played with around the house. You will find this plotline in a 1970s Judy Blume novel with this six-word title. What is that book?
Only about 30% of our teams knew the correct answer of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. And only five of those teams were able to come up with the name of that aforementioned turtle, which was Dribble.
Monday’s halftime page dealt with the topics of films that included the name of a MLB team in their titles and the bottom part matched up planets in our solar system and their facts. The average score only reached 12.4 points, with four teams earning a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 88
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 88
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 86
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 85
- Team Holt (Bushwaller’s ): 83
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 83
Monday’s second half began with a question about the film The Wizard of Oz, where the answers were Scarecrow and Ray Bolger, we then moved on to other categories that included the country of Turkey, a three-part question about Amazon, where the answers were A and Z, Zappos, and Mozart in the Jungle. We finished the round with a question about the origins of the card game Crazy Eights, and a surprisingly difficult Presidential question where we asked which two presidents immediately follow the Adams’ in the alphabetical list of U.S. Presidents. While many of our teams remembered Chester A. Arthur, many of our teams went with James Buchanan, but somehow forgot that the now correct answer is Joe Biden.
After our 6-4-2 question dealt with the word Farmer, we began Round Four.
Our Final Round started with a question about the Broadway play The Crucible, we then studied the chemical element Xenon, we listened to the hip hop group Naughty by Nature, and we finished the round with a three-part question dealing with literary answers that featured ‘green’ in their titles, including, The Green Mile, Anne of Green Gables, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
The most difficult question of the night was found in Round Four on the topic of memorable baseball moments.
- Whose dramatic 12th inning home run ended Game Six of the 1975 World Series?
About 28% of our teams were able to give us the correct answer of Carlton Fisk. Six of our Monday teams earned a perfect score in the fourth round. These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 165
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 162
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 157
- Wet Stallions (William Jeffrey’s Tavern): 152
- Redskins (Bushwaller’s): 152
FINAL QUESTION (15.7% success rate):
- On Rolling Stone’s 2015 list of the greatest guitarists in history, who is the highest-ranking entry to be born outside of the United States and the United Kingdom?
Just over 15% of our teams earned their wagers by knowing that your answer was Eddie Van Halen, who was born in Amsterdam. None of our Monday teams posted a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here are your highest scoring teams at he close of Monday’s game:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 175
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 160
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 160
- Jane and the Boys (Bushwaller’s ): 159
- Team Holt (Bushwaller’s ): 157
- Wet Stallions (William Jeffrey’s Tavern): 151
- Bond 007(Ragtime): 147
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 145
- Scooter’s Mom (Rockwell Brewery ): 143
- Mr. Manager (DRP): 140
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Ten Thousand Dungongs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Designing Women)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arcane – Netflix Series)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Jane and the Boys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golf)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Scooter’s Mom (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Third Generation Pokemon)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU COVID (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beer)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Wet Stallions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sharks)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Bond 007 (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Football)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Italian Soccer)