No Foolin’, It’s Monday Trivia!

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Fourteen locations hosted an April Fool’s Day evening of Pour House Trivia for a total of 160 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

As it turned out, the two most difficult bonus chances came on the first two regular questions in Monday’s game. First, a question about drag queen extraordinaire RuPaul saw just 5.62% of the field name his California birth city of San Diego. After that, we gave Three Clues about a game:

  • King Henry the 8th was so fond of this game that he forbade commoners from playing it.
  • Though some variations exist, this game is typically played on a court measuring 52 feet by eight feet.
  • A popular event at the National Senior Games, this game using large scoring disks is commonly played on board a cruise ship.

Exactly 5% of teams earned bonus points for identifying shuffleboard after only two clues. No team achieved first-round perfection on Monday.

SECOND ROUND:

Fictional songs-within-a-show were featured for the night’s audio question: Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit from How I Met Your MotherWerewolf Bar Mitzvah from 30 Rock, and Daddy Cop from The Rookie. Wagering points were earned by just under 30% of the field, while 6.87% named all three shows for bonus credit. We headed elsewhere in the solar system later in the round:

  • At minus-224 degrees Celsius, which planet holds the record for the coldest temperature ever measured in our solar system?

This was the hardest wagering chance in the first half, as 22% of teams correctly identified Uranus. Once again, there were no perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

Current WWE wrestlers and South American nations were the night’s halftime subjects. On average, teams scored 14.9 points, but 24 perfect pages were turned in. These were the highest scores before the second half:

THIRD ROUND:

A question about the religious devil’s advocate and a three-parter where each answer had soul were given early in the third round. A Shakespeare question ended up being the toughest of the night:

  • Which male first name is shared by five Shakespearean characters, including the title character of The Merchant of Venice?

Just over 15% of teams gave the correct name, Antonio. This round’s perfect teams were Dance Dance Jeffolution (Clyde’s), Demolition (DRP), Killer Snails (Quincy’s), and How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

There were 53 correct six-point guesses of U.S. President James Buchanan in Monday’s 6-4-2. Early in the evening’s last round, we had this doggo question:

  • In the late 18th century, German Duke Karl August played a key role in the popularity of this large dog breed originally used for hunting. Today, it is often included in the works of photographer William Wegman. What is that dog breed?

The Weimaraner was identified by 51% of the field. Later, a question about NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins moving to the Atlanta Falcons had a fifth of Monday’s teams earn bonus points for naming tight end Kyle Pitts as the man who wears #8 for that team, forcing Cousins to change to jersey number 18. In this round, Demolition (DRP) and Not Too Couples (Whitlow’s) each earned all 36 points. One venue took over almost all of the top five after four rounds:

  • Demolition (DRP): 162
  • H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP): 161
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 158
  • Smart on the Avenue (DRP): 156
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 155

FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):

  • Winning four Oscars including Best Picture, which 21st century film was a remake of the Hong Kong crime drama Infernal Affairs?

You’ll probably recognize the plot of Infernal Affairs in the Oscar-winning The Departed. This answer finished off a Perfect 21 for Demolition (DRP) and Witiots (Bushwaller’s). The aforementioned game completed a top-five sweep in the final standings:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Best Picture Oscar Winners)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Pink Cows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Business Ethics)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

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

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Uranus)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kramerica  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Dog Park Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grand Coulee Dam)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago Cubs) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Small Council  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Court of Thorns and Roses)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WrestleMania)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not Too Couples  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Criminal Minds)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: This is Spinal Tap)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: Excuse Me, Sir, Your Fly is Down  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wayne’s World (film))

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Twerk From Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Golden Raspberry Awards)