Monday Night Trivia Was On The Money!
Week 7 of Season XIX kicked off with 94 teams playing Pour House Trivia at one of ten venues:
Monday’s game opened with the most difficult bonus question of the first round, as only 14% of the field successfully named Franco Zeffirelli as the director of the 1968 film adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet”. We also looked at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the character nicknames featured on this TV series:
Monday’s audio question featured songs titled after years, as we heard “1979” by Smashing Pumpkins, “1985” by Bowling For Soup, and “1999” by Charlie XCX and Troye Sivan. An incredibly difficult bonus question soon followed, as NONE of our 94 teams could name this short film as the second Oscar winner in the history of Walt Disney Studios:
The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> If you were to roll a pair of standard six-sided dice, what is the probability that the sum of the dice will be an even number greater than seven?
With 36 possible outcomes using a pair of dice, nine of those will result in an even number greater than seven: there are five possible ways to roll eight, three ways to roll ten, and one way to roll twelve. Only one-third of the field gave us the correct response of 25%. Needless to say, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.
We traveled back in time for Monday’s halftime page with a look at prehistoric animals. With nine teams recording a perfect score, the overall average landed at 16.9 points. Here is Monday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Oliver’s Army (DRP): 88
- Unsavories (DRP): 88
- Misfit Toys (Rockwell): 87
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 86
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 86
Monday’s second half began with a Three Clues question regarding the word ‘thrasher’ and a look at political blunders. We then asked our teams to name either one of the two people who have won both an Academy Award and a Nobel Prize. While most teams picked up wagering points with the correct answer of Bob Dylan, only 11% of the field could also name Irish author George Bernard Shaw.
None of our Monday teams posted a perfect score in the third round.
Monday’s final round opened with a look at this historic piece of artwork:
Only five teams tacked on two bonus points by naming John Turnbull as the creator of this engraving. Other final round topics included the classic surf rock tune “Misirlou” and TV series with alliterative titles. Once again, the final round did not yield any perfect scores. Here are your highest scoring teams heading into Monday’s final question:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 159
- Oliver’s Army (DRP): 159
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 157
- Chum Conspiracy (Flanagan’s): 155
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 155
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.7% success rate)
–> Nicknamed “the end of the world”, the city of Ushuaia is the both the southernmost major city in the world and the city which lies closest to the continent of Antarctica. In which country would you find the city of Ushuaia?
Just under half of our teams gave us the correct answer of Argentina. Congratulations to the two teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s) and Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn). Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 168
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 167
- Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s): 167
- Unsavories (DRP): 166
- Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s): 165
- Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s): 165
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 164
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 157
- Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn): 157
- Alternate Best (DRP): 159
- En Fuego (Cheesetique): 155
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Songs About Death)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: #2 Hits of the 1980s)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Great Heathen Army (Next week’s first category: “All Creatures Great and Small” – TV series)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: John Candy)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: 2019 Academy Awards)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: En Fuego (Next week’s first category: “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: Fordlandia, Brazil)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Merch Island (Next week’s first category: “Jurassic Park”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Outdoor Alcoholics (Next week’s first category: NATO Phonetic Alphabet)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Periodic Table Dancers (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV)