Monday Trivia Went South in a Hurry!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 77 teams across 11 venues.
Our stellar Monday teams breezed through opening round topics such as Spanish painters and the football film “Invincible”. The first round also included a three-part question in which each answer was identical to the name of a U.S. state capital (Phoenix, Salem, Montpelier). With each of the three bonus questions yielding points to about half of the field, fifteen teams began their game by posting a perfect first round score.
Monday’s audio question featured three songs whose full titles include the words “Part 2”. We listened to “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)” by Pink Floyd, “Confessions Part II” by Usher, and “Rock and Roll Part 2” by Gary Glitter. While our teams faced little trouble with their second round wagering questions, a pair of difficult bonus questions kept most of the perfect scores off the board. First, only 17% the field knew that Ernesto was the real first name of Latin American revolutionary “Che” Guevara. Later, only 14% of our teams tacked on two bonus points at the end of the round by knowing that actress Emma Roberts portrays the role of Brooke Thompson on the TV series “American Horror Story”. Thanks to these two questions, the only perfect scores of Monday’s second round were posted by Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria) and Huey Lewis and the News (Rockwell).
TV game shows and irregular chemical element symbols were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 17.2 points. These were your highest scoring teams at Monday’s halftime break:
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 92
- Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria): 91
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 90
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 90
- Stink Floyd (Bushwaller’s): 89
Monday’s second half began with a three-part question concerning established musicians who appeared in feature films: David Bowie in “The Man Who Fell to Earth”, Taylor Swift in “Valentine’s Day”, and Reba McIntire in “Tremors”. We continued with a look at the work of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, the state of Utah, and Jerry’s former girlfriends on the sitcom “Seinfeld”. Was it a coincidence that we followed the “Seinfeld” question with a discussion of the classic arcade game “Frogger”? Perhaps… Five teams swept the third round with a perfect score of 36 points: MAJ (DRP), Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria), Stink Floyd (Bushwaller’s), Ya Done Messed Up A-A-Ron (Bushwaller’s), and Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s).
Topics from Monday’s final round included hippie Harvard professor Timothy Leary and the new U.S. mint located in West Point, New York. We asked a Three Clues question regarding the Beatles song “Penny Lane” before dropping the most difficult bonus question of the night:
–> Among the top 25 NHL players on the list of most career regular season points, name any two of the three whose surnames begin with the letter ‘H’.
A majority of teams earned wagering points by naming both Gordie Howe and Brett Hull, but earning bonus points on this question required remembering former Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres star Dale Hawerchuk. Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s) must have at least one 50-year old hockey fan on its team, as they were the only Monday team to earn two bonus points on this question. As a result, the fourth round did not yield any perfect sores. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:
- Stink Floyd (Bushwaller’s): 163
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 162
- MAJ (DRP): 162
- Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria): 161
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 159 POINTS
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.9% success rate):
–> Excluding overseas territories, name any two of the three countries which lie closest to Antarctica.
Just over three-quarters of the field gave us any two of the three correct answers of Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand. With the final question falling on the easier side, seven teams answered every wagering question correctly to earn a Perfect 21 on Monday night. Here is your final overall Monday leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 171
- Brain Freeze (Hershey’s): 170
- H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 170
- The House Never Wins (DRP): 170
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s): 168
- Notch Eight (Il Forno): 168
- Stink Floyd (Bushwaller’s): 167
- MAJ (DRP): 167
- Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn): 167
- Ya Done Messed Up A-A-Ron (Bushwaller’s): 166
DRP in Alexandria, VA: MAJ (Next week’s first category: Karen Gillan)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Die Hard” or “Lethal Weapon”?)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: Pop Rocks (Next week’s first category: Travis McGee Novels)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Ludwig van Beethoven – AUDIO)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Weasigators (Next week’s first category: Triple 33/33/33 – NHL Arena, NBA Arena, or Both?)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Ewoks or Wookiees?)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Huey Lewis and the News (Next week’s first category: Animal Mating Habits)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheese Wizzes (Next week’s first category: Classic Game Shows)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Hue Jackson and the Trombones (Next week’s first category: “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: I Say You He Dead (Next week’s first category: “Watchmen” – film)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Notch Eight (Next week’s first category: Not So Classic Christmas Films)