Monday Trivia is in Style!

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We once again had a full schedule of Monday games for Pour House Trivia this week, with eleven venues providing the questions for all of 112 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Teams cruised through the wagering questions in Monday’s first round, but there were two bonus chances that specifically proved to be tough. A question about Taylor Swift‘s newest album Midnights gave a pair of bonus points to any team that could name the exact time listed in the title of that release’s deluxe edition; 36% nailed it with the right answer, 3 a.m.. Finally, the end of the round featured a question on Biblical giant Goliath, in which 23% of the field added bonus points by knowing he was introduced in the Book of Samuel. Six teams earned perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio clue featured a trio of songs with the word Dog in the title: specifically, Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog, Led Zeppelin’s Black Dog, and Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine. About 72% of teams had at least two of those titles, but bonus points were earned by 55% with all three right answers. The middle of the round had questions on HBO show Treme‘s setting of New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina, Vermont senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy, and pop artist Andy Warhol. The last question of the round was the most difficult of the first half:

  • Despite standing 5’7”, which player won the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Spud Webb was that slam dunk champ, named correctly by 55% of the field. This round had ten perfect team scores.

HALFTIME:

A special 22-point halftime sheet showcased eleven movie stars in early film roles, with a point each for naming the actor and the film from the screencap provided. No team was able to get all 22 points on this page, but the average score was 14.8 points. These teams led the field at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half of play started with a three-parter on historical figures born on November 7 and a reminder that blue reflectors on the street signify a nearby fire hydrant. The first tricky wagering question came at the round’s midway point:

  • Topping the domestic box office 25 years ago this week, which science fiction film depicts the character of Johnny Rico fighting off an alien invasion?

About 61% of our teams named Starship Troopers for credit, while 23% tacked on bonus points by knowing the film was based on a literary work from Robert Heinlein. For the round’s last question, we entered the ring:

  • In September 1978, Muhammed Ali earned his final boxing victory against an Olympic gold medalist. Ten years later, Mike Tyson defeated this man’s brother, who was also an Olympic gold medalist! What last name did those two brothers share?

Those men were Leon and Michael Spinks; even with a multiple-choice section, that name was given by 51% of the field, while 28% had a correct early guess for bonus credit. Seven teams aced this round with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Tom Petty was the 6-4-2 answer on Monday, and five teams secured all six points by providing his name after the first of three clues. This round began with topics like actress Mindy Kaling going from The Office to her own Mindy Project and Three Clues about oil company Chevron. The toughest wagering question of the night came later in the final round:

  • The current New York Times best-selling memoir Beyond the Wand details which Harry Potter actor’s Slytherin life on and off set?

Playing Draco Malfoy in the films, that man is Tom Felton; just under half of our teams conjured up that right answer for points. A game-high 16 perfect scores were recorded in the fourth round. We reached the night’s final question with these teams ahead:

FINAL QUESTION (32.1% success rate):

  • With a total of 15 weeks spent at number one, which solo artist has spent the most time atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2022?

Singer and occasional actor Harry Styles has done so in 2022 with multiple showings of his song As It Was at number one on the Hot 100. Your night’s Perfect 21 teams were Legalized Gambling (DRP), Wednesday (Bushwaller’s), and First on First (Aslin), each able to give right answers for all 21 wagering questions on Monday. These teams claimed top scores on the night:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Amazonians  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kung Fu Hustle)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: My Cousin Vinny)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Wednesday  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Novels)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon (Generation 4))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Han Solo Tonight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Virginia Tech Football)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Going, Going, Gomm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sound of Music)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elon Musk is a Jerk) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vegan Food)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Socrates Nuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)