Oh Baby, What a Night of Monday Trivia!

With the summer in full swing, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 104 teams across 12 venues.


Monday’s game began with the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  After most teams earned wagering points by knowing that the capital cities of Texas and Massachusetts have names that rhyme with each other, only 14% of the field tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the similar sounding names of Austin and Boston led to confusion in the comedy film “Road Trip”.  Fun fact: the unofficial Washington Capitals slogan of “Unleash the Fury” also derives from this film.  The rest of the round continued without many surprises as we looked at Netflix, the poetry form of the sonnet, and film quotes.  Seven teams earned a perfect first round score.


Though we are nearly four months pas St. Patrick’s Day, it wasn’t too late to feature an audio question that included clips from Sinead O’Connor (“Nothing Compares 2 U”), Gilbert O’Sullivan (“Alone Again (Naturally)”), and The O’Jays (“Love Train”).  The second round also included questions concerning the planet Venus and the home run that became known as the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World”.  We bookended the first half with another difficult bonus question, as only 15% of the field knew that kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst took on the name “Tania” while committing bank robberies for the Symbionese Liberation Army   Four teams ran the table in Monday’s second stanza: H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP), Befuddled (Greene Turtle), Great Heathen Army (Morgan Inn), and Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s).


Exotic fruits were depicted on Monday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 17% of the field while the overall average landed at 17.1 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


After starting the second half with a three-part question about items with “Blue” in their name, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> The Hall of Fame careers of Warren Moon, Jerry Rice, and Franco Harris all included short stints playing for what NFL team?

Only 17% of our teams remembered that each of these men spent time with the Seattle Seahawks at the tail end of their careers.  With most teams still recovering from that query, we followed up with another difficult bonus question, as only ten teams knew that the most recent U.S. President to have been born in Ohio was Warren Harding.  We closed the third round with slightly easier questions concerning CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and the new video game “Harry Potter: Wizards Unite”.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores.


After checking in with Kanye West during the 6-4-2 question, we began Monday’s final round by asking our teams to name either the youngest person or the oldest person to host “Saturday Night Live”.  About one-fourth of the field earned bonus points with both correct answers of Drew Barrymore and Betty White.  The final round also looked at South African geography and the Battle of Gettysburg before closing with a Three Clues question about the giraffe.  Two teams earned a perfect final round score: Really Rottens (Morgan Inn) and Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Rockwell).  These were your highest scoring teams heading into Monday’s final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (13.6% success rate):

–> Named Adrian Woodhouse, the title character of which 1968 film is never seen on camera and is only present in the film during the final scene?

Over the last month, the Monday teams have been taking the full brunt of the final questions.  For the fourth week in a row, the final question was correctly answered by less than one-fifth of the field.  In this case, about one in seven teams gave us the correct response of “Rosemary’s Baby”.  Two teams managed to hang on the Perfect 21 by answering the final question correctly: Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s) and Killer Snails (Hershey’s).  Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff   (Next week’s first category: 1980s Music)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Periodically Under the Table   (Next week’s first category: “Doug”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army   (Next week’s first category: Tony-Winning Musicals)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: “Mad” Magazine)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Cher’s Zombie Army   (Next week’s first category: Food References in Film Quotes)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: “Good Omens”)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Obstructionists   (Next week’s first category: Probability and Statistics)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  F. U. Darts   (Next week’s first category: Apollo 11 Moon Landing)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton”)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Hugh Laurie and the News   (Next week’s first category: Apollo Program)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Periodic Table Dancers  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Films)