Monday Trivia is Feeling Froggy!
Monday’s edition of Pour House Trivia featured a total of 112 teams playing at one of a dozen locations.
A three-parter on events that happened in 1983 saw a round-low 22% of teams earn bonus points for naming it exactly right. After a question about the test names of the Lunchables brand, we had this wagering query, the toughest of the opening round:
- Which NFC North team is being featured on the current season of the HBO series Hard Knocks?
A little less than two-thirds of the field correctly named the Detroit Lions as that NFL team. Perfect scores in this round were reached by Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), That’s So Clavin (Cushwa), Close Encounters (Rockwell), and Hold Me Closer, Tony Danza (William Jeffrey’s).
Monday’s audio question dealt with video game soundtracks, and 41% of our teams received a pair of bonus points for getting all three games right: Super Mario Bros., GoldenEye 007, and Sonic the Hedgehog. A double-decker of the first half’s hardest questions came next, starting with this washout:
- Which meteorological term is officially defined as rainfall consisting of droplets less than half a millimeter in diameter?
Drizzle was named correctly by 48% of the field. We took a European vacation for the back half of this minefield:
- What are the two most populous capital cities of countries that lie entirely within Europe?
This question carried a 47% success rate for teams that knew at least one of London and Berlin, while a game-low 7.1% had both right answers for bonus points. We ended this round with the alternate name of plaster of Paris and the duo of Puff Daddy and Faith Evans, lead artists of the 1997 song I’ll Be Missing You. Legalized Gambling (DRP) and Occam’s Disposable Razor (Rockwell) had this round’s perfect scores.
Teams had to match religious symbols to their corresponding religion, then fill in blanks of on-screen works with the correct city name. These halftime tasks carried an average score of 17.2, while 29 teams picked up all 20 points. These were the high scores at the halftime break:
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 90
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 90
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 88
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 87
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 86 POINTS
This round’s first question may have had a fantastic wagering success rate, but only nine teams scored bonus points on a Three Clues question about the word cherry. We got a little artsy on the round’s most difficult wagering question:
- Exactly 18 years ago today, armed thieves broke into a museum in Oslo, Norway and stole one of only four versions of which masterpiece of Edvard Munch?
Roughly 78% of teams named The Scream. Another difficult bonus question saw 16% of teams correctly name Mr. Bean’s Holiday as the most recent film in the title character’s franchise. Other topics in this round included the porcine team name for college’s Arkansas Razorbacks and similarly-named songs Fergalicious by Fergie and Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child. In this round, Ryno (William Jeffrey’s), Odin’s Hammer (William Jeffrey’s), and Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s) were perfect.
Just three teams on Monday got all six points in the 6-4-2 about Bill Murray. The two toughest wagering questions in Monday’s game were found in the final round of the game. This one came first:
- At the 85th Academy Awards, who became the first person in their career to win three Oscars for Best Actor in a Leading Role?
Daniel Day-Lewis achieved that feat, and 28% of the field earned their wager with that correct answer. Two questions later, we had this bit of geography:
- Located in the South China Sea, which island of nearly 300,000 square miles is the only island whose land is shared by three different nations?
That island, Borneo, was answered by 29% of our teams. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Socrates Nuts (Il Forno) got all 36 points in this round. We reached the final question of the night with these teams ahead of the pack:
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 157
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 155
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 155
- How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 155
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 154
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 154
FINAL QUESTION (47.3% success rate):
- The book Before You Leap was written as an autobiography of which fictional character, who mentions that he has more than 2,300 siblings?
The most famous of those siblings, Kermit the Frog, was the final correct answer of Monday’s game. A Perfect 21 in was earned by I Don’t Know (DRP), which ironically knew the correct answer for all 21 wagering questions. These teams had the highest scores on Monday:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 167
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 167
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 166
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 166
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 164
- Just Guessing (DRP): 157
- Odin’s Hammer (William Jeffrey’s): 157
- How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 156
- DC Swampers (Quincy’s): 155
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 152
Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Ameribrits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prey (film))
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: That Thing You Do!)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Three Idiots Walk Into a Bar (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON SEPT. 5: One-Off Seinfeld Characters)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Geography)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minor League Baseball Mascots)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Odin’s Hammer (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Military History)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Apocalypse Now)
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Muppets)
Shooters Sports Bar in Springfield, VA: Reagan (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Murray Films)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Socrates Nuts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rehearsal (TV series))