Monday Trivia Rolls on the River!

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia was played at 14 locations by a total of 154 teams.


In a game filled with tough bonus opportunities, we wasted no time in the first round with this TV query:

  • Which three U.S. locations have names which are featured in titles within the NCIS TV franchise?

About 27% of the field earned bonus credit for naming all three: Los AngelesNew Orleans, and Hawaii. The last question of the round dealt with a comedy film cameo:

  • For his brief appearance in this 1986 comedy film, Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 straight hours to achieve a wasted look. Name this film which featured Sheen in a police station.
  • Bonus: What is the first word spoken by Sheen’s character in this film?

While most teams named Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, just under a quarter of them also knew Sheen’s first word in the film was drugs. A quartet of perfect teams played this round: Demolition (DRP), Socrates Nuts (Il Forno), Kramerica (Mark’s), and Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell).


An audio question about sportscasters Howard Cosell, Al Michaels, and Vin Scully led to a first-half low 50% success rate with a 18% bonus rate. We got artsy for the end of the round:

  • Currently on display at the Louvre, which ancient sculpture is the focus of the nonfiction book Disarmed?  
  • Bonus: Most modern historians believe this work of art was created in which century BC?

The majority of teams successfully named the Venus de Milo, but 16% went even further to identify the 2nd century BC. This round’s perfect teams were 13th Graders (DRP), Southpaws (Mark’s), and Killer Snails (Quincy’s).


Halftime subjects were depictions of Biblical figures in art and pop culture, as well as celebrity countries of birth. The average score was 18.8, but 53 perfect submissions were given. These teams led the way in the halftime standings:

  • Demolition (DRP): 90
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 89


The second half started with Three Clues about a certain city:

  • Despite being the ninth-most populous city in the U.S., this city is only the third largest in its home state.
  • Its NHL team won the Stanley Cup in 1999.
  • Police officer J.D. Tippit was killed in the line of duty in this city on November 22, 1963.

Just over 15% of the field named Dallas early enough for two extra points. Other topics in this round included the Gulf Stream ocean current, the H.G. Wells novella The Time Machine, and McDonald’s Szechuan sauce which has been released for Disney’s Mulan and the animated TV series Rick & Morty. There were eight perfect scores in this round.


Artist Pablo Picasso was named by 36 teams for all six points in Monday’s 6-4-2. The last round began with a question about the musician Hozier, in which 13.6% of teams earned bonus points for knowing his first name is Andrew. After that, we had this college query:

  • Which Atlanta college is ranked the number one HBCU (Historical Black Colleges & Universities) by U.S. News and World Report? 

A game-low 24% of teams earned their wager for identifying Spelman College. A three-parter about Seth Rogen’s voice roles produced a 12.9% bonus rate, then the round concluded with the night’s toughest bonus chance:

  • In addition to numerous films, which media mogul created current TV series such The Paynes, The Haves and The Have Nots, and If Loving You Is Wrong?  You can either name this mogul or name the network on which all three of those shows aired original episodes. 

Only 11.6% of teams submitted both correct answers: Tyler Perry and OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). This was the only round with no perfect scores. Heading into the final question, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (34.42% success rate):

  • What is the longest river in the United States that shares its name with a U.S. state capital?

A little more than one-third of Monday’s field correctly named the Columbia River. The night’s Perfect 21 teams were Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and Dynamite (Rockwell). At the end of Monday’s games, this was the top of the leaderboard:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: We’re All Infected  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Legend of Zelda (original game))

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWE NXT Takeover History)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Bestin Reston  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court Cases)

Black Hog BBQ – Ashburn in Ashburn, VA: Nine Nine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Dogs)

Black Hog BBQ – Middletown in Middletown, MD: Excuse Me, Sir, Your Fly is Down  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frank Zappa)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential Elections)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: HFC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Math Problems)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Periodic Table Dancers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TikTok)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early Sci-Fi TV (not Star Trek))

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffalo Sports)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Just Here for the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Capitals)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chemical Elements)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Green Dots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Studio Ghibli Films)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yacht Rock)