Monday Trivia Rolls On!
The final week of July kicked off with 113 teams playing Monday’s Pour House Trivia game across ten locations, which included 18 teams at Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA!
The game began with a question about the Cincinnati Reds retirement of Pete Rose’s #14, where 17% of the field added bonus points by naming the Philadelphia Phillies and Montreal Expos as the other two teams Rose played for over his MLB career. The most difficult wagering query of the first round came later, on a three-parter about birthday boy Matt LeBlanc’s role as Joey on Friends; 42% of our teams got at least two parts right, while 9.7% knew all three for bonus points. Finally, we ended with a question about the camel which gave bonus points to the 28% who named bactrian and dromedary as its two currently-surviving species. A tough round of bonus questions meant perfect scores were hard to come by; in fact, only Washington Redskins (Ragtime) was able to get all 36 points.
The audio clue on Monday was all about song titles that are questions; just under two-fifths of the field knew all three for bonus points. We moved on to topics like the Sara Lee ad slogan, the rom-com Crazy, Stupid, Love, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The last question of the first half featured the rare 0-fer bonus question:
- In the current standard box of 64 Crayola crayons, which four crayon colors have four-letter names?
This question had the lowest correct answer rate of the first half; 31% named three of those colors — blue, grey, gold, and plum — but none could name all four to receive the bonus. That also meant there were no perfect scores in this round.
Monday’s halftime sheet first asked teams to name TV shows from their logo, then they had to match NCAA sports to its most recent champion. The average score was 15.2 points and 13 teams put together a perfect page. These teams topped the standings at the halftime intermission:
- Washington Redskins (Ragtime): 87
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 86
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 85
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 85
- F U COVID (Mark’s): 85
After a three-parter on U.S. state flags kicked off the second half, we turned to the toughest wagering question of the game:
- Trees such as the spruce, fir, cedar, and hemlock are all members of which tree family?
A little less than one quarter of the field correctly named the pine family. Other topics in the round included Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, the many biographies of John F. Kennedy published in the year after his assassination, and comedian Eddie Murphy. Once again, Washington Redskins (Ragtime) was the only team that recorded a perfect score in the round.
Nine teams earned all six points on Monday’s 6-4-2 about Australia. In round four, we discussed the film Air Force One, rapper Post Malone, and Three Clues about the word copper. The latter question saw only 10% of Monday’s teams get two bonus points by naming that word before the final clue. Not to be outdone, the hardest bonus chance of the second half came at the very end:
- Which two NHL expansion franchises joined the league in the year 2000?
A third of the field knew at least one of those teams, but just 8.8% named both the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Minnesota Wild for the bonus. Perfect fourth-round scores were earned by That’s So Clavin (Cushwa), Legalized Gambling (DRP), and Yank and Prosper (Rockwell). Before the final question, the top of the leaderboard looked like this:
- Washington Redskins (Ragtime): 163
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 159
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 157
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 157
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 154
FINAL QUESTION (58.4% success rate):
- Depicting a winged female figure, the sculpture entitled Spirit of Ecstasy has served as a corporate symbol for which company for more than 100 years?
Over half the field got final wagering points with a correct answer of Rolls-Royce. I Don’t Know (DRP) and Washington Redskins (Ragtime) were Monday’s Perfect 21 teams, the only ones to answer all 21 wagering questions correctly. At the end of the night, these were the highest scores for Monday’s game:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 171
- George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 169
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 169
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 166
- Washington Redskins (Ragtime): 166
- Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s): 161
- Yank and Prosper (Rockwell): 156
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 155
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 155
- Swan Songs Out of Key (William Jeffrey’s): 153
- Win or Booze (William Jeffrey’s): 152
Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: G Squared (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Films)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building (season 1))
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Cobra Kai (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jordan Peele)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Holt (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foreign Beers)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Yank and Prosper (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boston Area Universities)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Swan Songs Out of Key (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Forrest Gump)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Washington Redskins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vince McMahon)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: For the Record (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: MC (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Hanks Films)