Monday Trivia: More Than Meets the Eye!

Thanks to a massive crowd of 20 teams at DRP in Alexandria, we welcomed a total of 82 teams across 11 Monday venues.


After opening Monday’s game with a question concerning the link between the Periodic Table and the planets of our Solar System, we slammed our teams with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  On a question regarding Michelangelo, we offered two bonus points to any team that could identify which Pope commissioned the painting of the Sistine Chapel.  Only ONE team (Spartan’s Will from DRP) responded correctly with Julius II.  We closed the opening stanza with questions concerning reality TV shows set in Alaska and NFL hashtags, but Spartan’s Will was unable to complete a perfect first round.


Monday’s audio question featured three songs with numerical titles: “One” by U2, “Seven” by Prince, and “Seventeen” by Winger.  We continued with a look at the opera “Carmen”, the new Rambo film “Last Blood”, and the Warsaw Pact, the latter of which included another incredibly difficult bonus question.  Only three teams picked up these two points by knowing that Mongolia asked to join the Warsaw Pact in 1963.  The second round did not yield any perfect scores.


With Monday being the “holiday” of Columbus Day, we looked at the work of filmmaker Chris Columbus in Monday’s halftime page.  Five teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 15.4 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


We bookended Monday’s third round with the most difficult wagering questions of the night.  First, this opening question on the topic of 20th century novels:

–> What is the name of the Flyte family’s country house, which was “Revisited” in a novel from 1945?

Only 17% of the field earned wagering points with the correct answer of “Brideshead”, but most of those teams also earned bonus points by knowing that this book was written by Evelyn Waugh.  After a discussion of the human liver and the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, our teams struggled with this final question of the round:

–> What is the largest island in the world whose ownership is shared by exactly two separate countries?

Just as in the first question, only 17% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of New Guinea, which is shared by Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.  At just over 300,000 square miles, New Guinea is actually the second-largest island in the world.  Three teams earned a perfect third round score: Oliver’s Army (DRP), H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP), and Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria).


Final round topics from Monday night included the classic TV series “Little House on the Prairie”, the Shroud of Turin, and the work of Beyonce.  In a rare instance, the final round featured the easiest set of bonus questions, as 13 teams ran the table by posting 36 final round points.  These were your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:

  • H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP):  161
  • Killer Snails (Hershey’s):  157
  • Oliver’s Army (DRP):  156
  • Outdoor Alcoholics (Flanagan’s):  155

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (72.2% success rate):

–> Based on a TV series that ran for four seasons in the mid-1980s, which film franchise occupies each of the top four spots on the list of highest-grossing live action movies based on TV cartoons?

Nearly three-quarters of the field responded correctly with “Transformers”.  Four teams earned a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly: H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP), Oliver’s Army (DRP), Irish Beer Mafia (Greene Turtle), and Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s).  Here is your final Monday leaderboard:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  H.R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff   (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: Famous Paytons / Peytons)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Morgan Station   (Next week’s first category: Conway Twitty)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:   Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: Carrie Fisher)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” – book)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John   (Next week’s first category: MLB World Series)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Beer Sluts   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Kitten Mittens   (Next week’s first category: 2019 Washington Nationals)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Hugh Jackson and the Trombones   (Next week’s first category: George Washington’s Generals)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics   (Next week’s first category: Henning Mankell Novels)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Notch Eight   (Next week’s first category: Foreign Department Stores)