Needing a Bigger Boat for Tuesday Trivia

alt textTuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 96 teams across eleven venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included the James Bond film franchise, a three-part question dealing with things that were “Old” including Old Yeller, Old Milwaukee, and Old King Cole. We touched on the historical Berlin Wall, which came down exactly 32 years ago, and this question on U.S. states.

  • Among the eight U.S. states bordering any of the Great Lakes, which three are NOT among the ten most populous states in the country?

The answers to that question were Indiana, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

12 teams finished the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs that were all in a last word/first word format. The answers to this question were “Instant Karma Chameleon,” “Teenager Dream Weaver,” and “Behind These Hazel Eyes Without a Face.” We also discussed the artist M.C. Escher, NFL quarterbacks with at least four Super Bowl Rings, including Tom Brady, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana, the chemical compound asbestos and the animated TV series Beavis & Butthead.

Fifteen teams finished the round with a perfect 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Things mentioned in the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” and European cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached a 15.7 points, with six of our teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with films that all starred Matt Damon including, Saving Private Ryan, The Departed, and Stillwater. The rest of the third round revolved around questions about aqueducts, a three clues question about the word Avalon, the business man J.P. Morgan, and the radio abbreviations AM and FM which stand for Frequency Modulation and Amplitude Modulation.  Eleven teams ran the table for a perfect score in the round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After we talked about the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 6-4-2 Tuesday’s final round opened with a question about the TV persona of ElviraOther final round topics included the Fiona Apple hit “Criminal, the African country of Nigeria, and people who shared the last name of Pierce.  The most difficult question of the night was found in this round.

  • Also known as vitamin B-9, this acid is essential in red blood cell production to prevent anemia.  Expecting mothers are recommended to take supplements of this acid to help prevent spina bifida, cleft lip, and congenital heart defects in newborns.

A little under 60% of our teams earned their wager with the answer of folic acid.

As a result of several tough bonuses only two teams earned a perfect score in the round: Killer Snails (Olney Wineryand Supernovas (Dudley’s).

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (44.8% success rate):

  • The author of this 1974 novel brainstormed more than 125 potential titles, including Leviathan Rising and The Beast of Shimmo. A simpler title was finalized only 20 minutes before the production deadline of the book. 

Just under half of our teams figured out that before it was known for being the first summer blockbuster film Jaws was a literary work by Peter Benchley.  The Perfect 21 was awarded to eight of our teams who correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Leap)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Capital Punishment)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s John Hughes Films)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fictional Criminals)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympic Curlers)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Alex Ovechkin or Wayne Gretzky )

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. History)

W XYZ Bar in Ashburn, VA:  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Words that Begin with the Letter X