Monday Trivia Will Have Fries With That!

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On Monday evening, 147 teams attended a game of Pour House Trivia at one of our 14 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

Wagering queries in the first round were of no serious problem for the majority of our teams. They discussed the origins of Coca-Cola, various shades of blue, and Three Clues about the word coach. The final question, however, had a difficult bonus chance:

  • Which non-fiction book was adapted into a 2011 film starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill? 
  • For a two-point bonus, who was the author of this book?

Most teams were able to name Moneyball as that book, but only 23% knew Michael Lewis is its author. That didn’t stop 21 teams from notching a perfect score in the first round, however.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio clue was a wake-up call for a lot of teams; a trio of songs were played in which the singer mentioned coffee. On this one, 26% of the field earned bonus points for naming all three musical acts: Sheryl Crow (Everyday is a Winding Road), Beastie Boys (Intergalactic), and Ed Sheeran (Cold Coffee). The first half’s most difficult wagering question came next:

  • The Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary is a thin layer of rock within the Earth’s crust. It is considered to be about 66 million years old, which means it was created during which geological event marking the end of the Mesozoic Era?

Roughly 43% of teams were correct to name the extinction of the dinosaurs. The round’s final question dealt with the Amazon Prime series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and 23% of teams got two extra points for knowing Alex Borstein won an Emmy for her role of Susie on that show. In this round, Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), Santos L Halper (Ragtime), and Cream Team (Mark’s) were perfect.

HALFTIME:

The halftime page on Monday asked teams to name various cookies, then match musical acts to their song lyrics about thinking. The average score on this sheet was 17.5 points, but 64 teams went all the way to the full 20 points. One perfect team led a big group just behind them at the halftime break:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
  • EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

The second half of trivia began with questions about Barbie lead performers Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as well as the fictional Hardy Boys detective duo. After that, a three-parter about the state of Louisiana had a bonus success rate of 25%. The round’s toughest wagering question dealt with a certain type of popular vehicle:

  • With over 500 million units sold, the Flying Pigeon is one of the most popular vehicles in the world. What type of vehicle is the Flying Pigeon?

About 36% of the field correctly identified the Flying Pigeon as a bicycle. In this round, eight teams had perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s 6-4-2 about Dopey of Disney’s Seven Dwarves saw 13 teams name him correctly on the initial six-point clue. The final round of the night contained the hardest wagering and bonus questions in Monday’s game. A Last Word/First Word question showed up early on in the round:

  • What eight-word title would you have if the 2000s song made famous by the Baja Men was also the highest-charting song from the band Fastball?

Just 21% of teams put those two titles together to create Who Let the Dogs Out of My Head. The last question of the round took us to the baseball diamond:

  • Since winning the National League MVP Award with the Atlanta Braves in 2020, which first baseman with an alliterative name signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers?
  • For a two-point bonus, which first baseman won the American League MVP in 2020?

Many teams knew that Freddie Freeman was the NL MVP in 2020, but a game-low 6.8% added bonus points for naming then-White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. You Had Me at Chester Arthur (Cushwa), Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), and Slainte (DRP) had the only perfect team scores here. After four rounds of play, one team enjoyed a solid lead in the overall standings:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 168
  • A New Hope (Rockwell): 161
  • Slainte (DRP): 161
  • Thick as a Brick (Quincy’s): 159
  • Cream Team (Mark’s): 159
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 159

FINAL QUESTION (19.73% success rate):

  • Which current American dining chain was indirectly named for its co-founders, the Raffel Brothers?

Looking at the initials of the phrase Raffel Brothers may have helped the teams who were able to name the Arby’s restaurant chain. Monday’s only Perfect 21 team was Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), which also put them at the top of the final leaderboard:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 174
  • Cream Team (Mark’s): 171
  • Thick as a Brick (Quincy’s): 170
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 169
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 169
  • Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 169
  • Jeff Cab for Cutie (Clyde’s): 165
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 165
  • H.R. Puf’n’stuf (DRP): 161
  • Santos L Halper (Ragtime): 161

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: No Probllama  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Clint Eastwood Films)

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Jeff Cab for Cutie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA MVPs)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Witiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wes Anderson Films)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cream Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 Soundtrack)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Santos L Halper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 Washington Nationals) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Visas)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Thick as a Brick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Molecular Biology)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: ON HIATUS  (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 5 – FIRST CATEGORY: Current Members of U.S. Congress)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Student Drivers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current MLB Players)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: MC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Films Directed by Guy Ritchie)