Monday Trivia Tried Not to Get Snake Bit

alt textMonday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 58 teams across eight venues.


Monday’s opening round was a breeze for many of our stellar teams. Topics from Monday night included the French speaking countries of Canada and Haiti, the tv show Friends, and football movies, which included the most difficult bonus of the first half. We asked which six-time Emmy winner portrayed the lead role in the film Paper Moon. That is, of course, Alan Alda. Only 15% of our teams were able to tack on that two-point bonus.  Three teams opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points.


In Monday’s second round, we listened to songs that included the word “Free” in their titles. Those songs were “Freebird,” “Free Falling,” and “Break Free.”  We then moved on to discussions about the paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams, the chemical element Sulphur, the first Postmaster General Benjamin Franklin, and we finished the round with a question about Harry Potter..  Six teams, posted the perfect scores in Monday’s second round


Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify famous bears and then match Famous Joe’s and their awards  The average score reached 15.7 points, with  two teams earning a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:


Monday’s second half began with a question about the song “Easy on Me” by Adele, the Italian actress Sophia Loren, we then asked a three-part question on events where you had to name the U.S. President at the time those events happened. Those events were YouTube was launched, Star Wars Episode IV debuted, and Charles Lindbergh flew solo over the Atlantic.  The answers were George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Calvin Coolidge. We finished the round with a mythological question about the Fates and the 1980s tv sitcom My Two Dads. 

Two teams managed to complete a perfect third round and they were playing at the same venue, Hipster Fashion Consultants and Legalized Gambling. (DRP)


 Our 6-4-2 question saw zero teams earn six points even though several teams did attempt it. We were looking for a particular chess piece.

The six-point clue was My original name was the ‘elephant,’ a name that is still used in Russia and Arabic-speaking countries.

 The correct chess piece was the bishop. 

We began our Final Round with a question about the Los Angeles Lakers and then our teams were immediately hit with the most difficult question of the night on the topic of alternative medicine. 

  • Which form of alternative medicine was created in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann, under a doctrine summarized by the concept that like cures like?

Only 31% of our teams were able to give us the correct answer of homeopathy. Other final round topics from Monday night included Lake Ontario, the texting slang for I Love You, and we finished off the night with a three-clues question about the name Mary Jane.  Only one Monday team Legalized Gambling (DRPposted 36 points en route to a perfect fourth round.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 164
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 163
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 158
  • Wagering Pi (Cushwa): 158
  • Jimmy’s Lil’ Beauties (Bushwaller’s): 151

FINAL QUESTION (50% success rate):

  • In one context, this word is the name of a snake. In another, it describes a group of Northern Democrats, led by Clement Vallandingham, who opposed the U.S. Civil War. What is that word?

Exactly 1/2 of our teams earned their wagers by knowing this answer was Copperhead.  None of our Monday teams posted a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here are your highest scoring teams at he close of Monday’s game:


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Wagering Pi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Middle Kingdom of Egypt)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellowjackets – TV Series)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Jimmy’s Lil’ Beauties  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Quiz in My Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fourth Generation Pokemon)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  FU COVID  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hockey)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Club Squash  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:Martin Luther King Jr.)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Buy Me a Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: UEFA Champion’s League)