Monday Trivia’s Got a Secret!
Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia let 88 local teams show off their knowledge at eight locations!
The first round on Monday took a trip to the Great Pyramid of Giza and celebrated Drew Carey‘s 64th birthday before the final question proved to be a stumper:
- Winning five titles over the past 25 years, which current Southwest Division team is the only former ABA team to have won an NBA title?
Of the former ABA teams remaining, only the San Antonio Spurs can call themselves former NBA champs, last doing so in 2014. About three-fifths of the field named the correct team for wagering points, while a round-low 23% added bonus points for getting the aforementioned championship year. In all, fourteen teams celebrated perfect scores in the opening round.
An audio question on foreign language covers of famous songs opened up the second round of play, followed by a query on Augusto Pinochet’s reign as leader of Chile. The most difficult bonus question of the first half came next, where only 15% of teams correctly guessed that Da Vinci’s work The Last Supper is currently located in Milan, Italy. We followed that up with the hardest wagering question of the half:
- Adapted into a horror film series, which book from Stephen King is primarily set in an abandoned Nebraska town?
That book, Children of the Corn, was answered correctly by 43 percent of Monday’s field. A tour with the USO wrapped things up and by the time the round was over, only Legalized Gambling (DRP) ended up with a perfect score in the second.
Halftime topics on Monday included film characters and U.S. city nicknames; the average score was 15.9 and only three teams were able to run a perfect 20 points on the page. At the halftime break, these were the picks of the trivia litter:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 91
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 91
- It’s Matt’s Fault (DRP): 90
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 89
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 88
In the third round, we discussed the impending returns of TV’s Quantum Leap and Night Court, as well as Clarence Dutton’s use of the Hawaiian language to name various lava flows. Later in the round, teams reached the toughest wagering question of the night:
- Passing away in 1869, who was the only U. S. President born in New Hampshire?
Just under one-third of teams earned wagering points by naming former President and New Hampshire native Franklin Pierce. The round ended with the hardest bonus question of the night; while the majority of teams knew a question on the Broadway musical Chicago, just 13% of them named Fred Ebb as the man who wrote its lyrics. One of those teams, Cobra Kai (DRP), managed to score a perfect 36 points in the third round.
A 6-4-2 on lions happened before the fourth round officially got underway, and 13 teams only needed one clue to score the maximum six points. In round four, we trekked to Tunisia’s bordering countries Algeria and Libya on the way to the round’s hardest wagering question:
- Which ancient scientist established his namesake principle in his work On Floating Bodies?
This question screwed with a lot of teams, but 46% were able to get it right with an answer of Archimedes. Other fourth-round topics included a Three Clues question on NFL wide receiver Stefon Diggs, Billboard 200 chart-topper Bad Bunny, and the film Catch Me if You Can. A quartet of teams from DRP went perfect in the round: I Don’t Know, Hipster Fashion Consultants, Cobra Kai, and Legalized Gambling. Unsurprisingly, you’ll find all four of those teams on the pre-final leaderboard:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 166
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 165
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 163
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 161
- I Don’t Know (DRP): 161
FINAL QUESTION (26.1% success rate):
- Currently a subsidiary of L Brands, which company founded during the 1970s was named as a tongue-in-cheek reference to a 19th century historic figure?
If you ever wondered just what Victoria’s Secret was, this question may have helped you out! A little more than a quarter of the field certainly knew it for their final wagering points. A Perfect 21 proved to be too secretive on Monday, as no team was able to correctly answer every wagering question in the game. The final leaderboard was headed by these teams:
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 178
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 173
- Auburn Pillagers (DRP): 164
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 162
- Twerk From Home (Bushwaller’s): 161
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 161
- Chicken Fingers (Bushwaller’s): 159
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 158
- Bass Slappers (Il Forno): 153
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 153
- F. U. Covid (Mark’s Pub)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Heisman Trophy Winners)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Legalized Gambling (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: We Own This City)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Twerk From Home (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chester A. Arthur Administration)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Satchel of Richards (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Severance)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: F. U. Covid (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shrek)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Yesterday’s Lemons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Horror Films)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 6: The Bible)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Orange Years: The Nickelodeon Story)