Monday Trivia was a Thing of Beauty
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 84 teams across eight venues.
Monday’s opening round began with the following categories.
- Launched in 1989, the Galileo satellite took six years to reach this planet, which was its intended destination. It remained in this planet’s orbit until 2003, when it was destroyed upon re-entry. For your wager, please give me the name of that planet.
2-POINT BONUS: What is this planet’s largest moon?
Around 75% of our teams turned in the correct response of Jupiter and only about 18% of those teams picked up a bonus by knowing that moon was Ganymede.
One team, Cobra Kai (DRP) opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points.
The most difficult question of the entire night came in the form of the female athletes question. Only 18% of our teams were able to respond correctly to this question.
- This WNBA player was named the AP Female Athlete of the Year for 2021, winning this award for the second time after leading her team to their first WNBA championship this past season. For your wager, please give me the name of that athlete.
The correct answer is Candace Parker who led the Chicago Sky to their first WNBA championship a few months ago.
Monday’s halftime page dealt with the topics of films that included Disney villains and identifying different wars and their timeframes. The average score reached 15.8 points, with nine teams earning a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 91
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 91
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 88
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 85
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa Brewing): 85
Monday’s second half began with the following categories.
Also a Monopoly Piece, Change a Letter, The Human Brain, Animated Films, South American Geography
The most difficult question of the round was the question on Change a Letter.
- If you change one letter among these two words, you’ll go FROM a currency used in Algeria, Iraq, and Kuwait TO the name of Jacob’s only daughter in the Old Testament. For your wager, give me BOTH of these words.
Just under 43% of our teams knew this answer was Dinar to Dinah.
Eight teams managed to complete a perfect third round.
After our 6-4-2 question dealt with the car company Volkswagen, our Round Four features these categories.
This round featured two categories, Name that Publication and Boy Bands, that featured the lowest percentage of correct answers, both came in at around 29% correct.
- Conan O’ Brien is a former writer of which humor publication which originated on a college campus in 1876?
- Four months after John Michael Montgomery reached #1 on the Billboard Country Chart with the song“I Swear”, a cover version recorded by which boy band spent 11 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
Those answers were the Harvard Lampoon and All-4-One.
Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) posted the only perfect scores in Monday’s final round. These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 165
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 162
- Treble Makers (Rockwell Brewery): 158
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 156
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 155
FINAL QUESTION (25% success rate):
- Out of the four films to have won the Academy Award for Best Picture that include the name of a nationality in its title, which one was released the most recently?
Exactly 1/4 of our teams earned their wagers by knowing that your answer to this final question was American Beauty. Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) posted the only 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:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 175
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 174
- FU COVID (Mark’s): 168
- Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 167
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 166
- Treble Makers (Rockwell Brewery): 163
- Federalist Papers (Ragtime): 159
- TBD (Ragtime): 158
- Southpaws (Mark’s): 157
- Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 156
- Southpaw Fish (Il Forno): 156
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Win or Booze (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl Losers)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Pastry or Pasta?)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Wednesday (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mexican Things)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Treble Makers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer – TV SERIES)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: FU COVID (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Whiskey)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: My Boss had a Heart Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jane Austen)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Federalist Papers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Federalist Papers)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pixar Films)