Monday Trivia Has Something to Say!

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With a high attendance of 20 teams at William Jeffrey’s Tavern, 14 locations played host to Pour House Trivia on Monday for 149 teams.


The first round on Monday had no particularly tough questions. Topics included John Steinbeck’s nickname of The Mother Road for Route 66, the body’s ligaments known as the ACL and MCL, and the romantic comedy film Notting Hill. This round also had the most perfect teams; 13 squads earned every possible point.


In Monday’s first half, the most difficult wagering question came on the audio clue, in which teams were asked to identify a trio of CW Network shows based on their theme song. Wagering points were earned by 30% of the field, but a night-low seven teams knew the themes for all three shows: 7th HeavenGossip Girl, and The Flash. From there, we snacked on some Cheetos, listened to some Destiny’s Child, and read about Dr. Seuss character The Lorax. Finally, we asked about the NFL’s Music City Miracle game that featured the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, no team went perfect through this round.


At halftime, teams started with a section about minimalist movie posters before moving on to the bottom section which contained famous athlete nicknames. The average score in this section was 16.8 points, but 44 teams went 20-for-20. Two teams tied for first at the halftime intermission:

  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 88
  • Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin): 88
  • Small Council (Aslin): 87


After questions about Japanese cuisine’s bento box and the noble gas xenon, the third round featured this Three Clues query about a certain word:

  • This casino is located at 3555 South Las Vegas Boulevard.
  • This word is found within the title of a 1984 comedy film starring Matt Dillon.
  • An animal which takes its name from Portuguese and Spanish words meaning flame-colored.

This word, flamingo, was named by 55% of teams for wagering points. However, just under a quarter of teams only needed the first two clues and received bonus points with that early correct guess. This round had a total of 12 perfect teams.


Monday’s 6-4-2 about the state of New York had 21 teams earn the full six points with a correct answer after the initial clue. The last round of the night started with this question:

  • Under what pen name did Polish author Józef Korzeniowski create the novels Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness?
  • For a two-point bonus: Which character is the narrator of Heart of Darkness?

Most teams earned their wager for knowing the pen name, Joseph Conrad; however, 9.3% tacked on bonus points for naming the Heart of Darkness narrator of Charles Marlow. For the night’s toughest wagering question, though, we visited the Old West:

  • What was the most common nickname given to the man born with the name Henry McCarty?

McCarty is much better known as Billy the Kid, a correct answer given by 28% of teams. Other topics in this round included the famous song Turn! Turn! Turn!, Zendaya’s Emmy win for Euphoria, and a trio of MLB team mailing addresses. As with the second round, no teams had a perfect score in this round. Before one final question, these were the leading teams:

  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 163
  • Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin): 160
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 158
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 157
  • Revivalist Hurricanes (Ragtime): 157

FINAL QUESTION (20.81% success rate):

  • Prior to passing away during the 1990s, which musician said I’m not saying I’m going to change the world, but I will spark the brain that will change the world?

That quote was given by the late Tupac Shakur. Talk Nerdy to Me (DRP) and Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin) were our Perfect 21 teams on Monday! At the end of the night, one venue enjoyed hosting each of the top three overall teams:

  • Revivalist Hurricanes (Ragtime): 169
  • We’ve Moved On (Ragtime): 167
  • Austikee (Ragtime): 167
  • Tokyo Sex Whale (Bushwaller’s): 166
  • You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa): 163
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 163
  • Han Solo Tonight (Mark’s): 162
  • Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin): 162
  • Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 161


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Jeff Lebowski’s Rug  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Rock Songs)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab for Cutie  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 5: The West Wing)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: You Had Me at Chester Arthur  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minecraft)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: It Takes a Village  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century U. S. Presidents)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Slainte  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Spaceflight)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2010 Rap Songs (audio))

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: A New Hope  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Four Gospels)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nicolas Cage Films)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kung Pao: Enter the Fist)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Revivalist Hurricanes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Last of Us (video game))

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Lowered Expectations  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 5: Crybaby (film))

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Deep Fried Knuckles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scream Film Series)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 5: Andor)