Monday Trivia Counts to Six!

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We set an attendance record for a Monday night this week, as Pour House Trivia brought in 189 teams across 14 locations!

FIRST ROUND:

A pretty uncomplicated first round featured topics such as 39th-birthday boy Cristiano Ronaldo, the Biblical plague of locusts, and the Mediterranean island of Sicily. With no tough questions overall, 22 teams recorded a perfect score in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question played three songs with instruments in their title. Two questions later, we reached the toughest bonus chance of the evening:

  • Set to be released later this month, this Marvel standalone film stars Dakota Johnson as a Manhattan paramedic who might have clairvoyant abilities. You can either identify the title of that film, or give me the first name of Johnson’s character in that film.

Only seven teams earned bonus points for naming both that film, Madame Web, and Dakota Johnson’s character, Cassandra Webb. The first half ended with this political question:

  • If you can remember her maiden name, you’ll know that former First Lady Barbara Bush was a distant relative of which New Hampshire native and 19th Century U.S. President?

Exactly one third of the field earned wagering points for naming former President Franklin Pierce. Just one team recorded a perfect score in this round: Lone Strangers (Clyde’s).

HALFTIME:

Monday’s halftime page asked teams to name pro sports leagues from logos of defunct or relocated teams, then identify various answers that contained the letters MAY. The average score was 14.6 points but even with a record crowd, no team achieved a perfect 20-point page. However, these teams still topped the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half kicked off with Three Clues about an ancient city:

  • The fruits known as Zante currants were originally produced in this ancient city.
  • The Apostle Paul wrote at least 4 letters to the people of this city, two of which are books of the New Testament.
  • Of the three classical Greek architectural orders, the one named for this ancient city is the most decorative.

The city of Corinth was named by 19% of teams before the final clue, earning that group two bonus points each. Next up, the night’s toughest wagering question:

  • Inaugurated at the end of World War II, which victory day is celebrated annually in the United Kingdom on August 15th and September 2nd in the U.S.?

Roughly 29% of the field named either of its names: V-J (for Victory over JapanDay and V-P (for Victory in the PacificDay. At the end of the round, we had a bit of Shakespeare:

  • As part of a funeral oration, which Shakespearean character delivers the line Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears?
  • Bonus: Which nine-word phrase immediately follows that line?

While 37% of teams got their wager for correctly naming Mark Antony, just 15% of the field followed that line with I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. Even with all those tricky questions, seven teams still put up a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After a 6-4-2 about the city of Boston which saw 54 correct six-point guesses, we got into Monday’s last round. The only difficult scoring opportunity overall came with the round’s first bonus question:

  • Willie Tyler, Edgar Bergen, and Jeff Dunham are associated with which form of entertainment that the ancient Greeks called gastromancy?
  • Bonus: Which performer in this field won Season 2 of America’s Got Talent?

Most teams knew those aforementioned performers practice ventriloquism, but 10.5% also correctly named Terry Fator for bonus credit. From there, we combined Taylor Swift and Disturbed in a musical Last Word/First Word to create the song title You Need to Calm Down with the Sickness, visited Murder She Wrote locale Cabot Cove, and looked at the different side lengths of a scalene triangle. This round had five perfect teams. Before the final question, these teams were in the lead overall:

  • H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP): 162
  • Happy for Chairs (DRP): 162
  • Demolition (DRP): 160
  • Bet Smart (Cushwa): 158
  • Alcoholics Unanimous (Rockwell): 158

FINAL QUESTION (82.54% success rate):

  • What media streaming device’s name translates to the number six in Japanese, referring to the fact that it was the sixth company founded by Anthony Wood?

Our teams had little trouble with Monday’s final question, which described the origin of the Roku streaming device. That question capped off a Perfect 21 for six teams! At the end of the night, these were the best scores:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Mottos)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Bet Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tennessee Volunteers Football)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Happy for Chairs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tears for Fears (audio))

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Culinary Terms)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fargo (TV))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adventure Time)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Porpoise Pod  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mixology)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Five Hundred Score Manatees  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elbows) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Survivor (TV))

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl 58)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYAvatar: the Last Airbender (TV))

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wicked)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Boy Bands)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Common Phrases)

**NOTE: Effective immediately, the game at Il Forno will now start at 7:00 p.m.!**