One is Greater Than Fourteen at Monday Trivia!
The first Monday in December featured 88 teams playing at one of 11 Pour House Trivia venues, but two of these games provided some entertaining story lines. While one of our powerhouse teams was flirting with a perfect game, the story of the night was at DRP in Alexandria, where Rick Grimes from Unsavories took down a field of 14 opposing teams to claim a monster victory as a solo player!
Opening round topics from Monday included the varied uses of the term ‘deuce’ and the island of Greenland. We asked a Three Clues question pertaining to the number 32 and discussed this father-son duo:
The final bonus question of the first round was by far the most difficult, as only 14% of our teams knew that the full name of Denzel Washington’s eldest son (and star of the recent film “BlacKkKlansman”) is named John David Washington. As a result, only six teams earned a perfect first round score.
The field breezed through Monday’s audio question, as the majority of our teams recognized foreign language cover versions of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “Your Song” by Elton John, and “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It” by R.E.M. Later, we discussed the Veterans Day holiday, British author (and grammar expert) E.B. White, and the historical figure Sacagewea. We closed the first half with a question regarding this classic toy:
With a slightly easier trio of bonus questions, the second round yielded 14 perfect scores.
Airport namesakes and TV show settings were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page. Fourteen teams ran the table with 20 points, while the overall average landed at 17.1 points. These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 92
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 91
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 90
- Befuddled (Greene Turtle): 90
- We’re Not Gouda At This (Cheesetique): 90
- Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s): 90
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 90
We kicked off Monday’s second half with a question concerning biographical films. The current film “Bohemian Rhapsody” recently became the highest grossing biographical film in U.S. history with a musician as it subject, so we asked our teams to name either of the next two highest grossing films in this genre. While most of our teams earned wagering points with at least one correct answer, naming both “Walk The Line” and “Straight Outta Compton” proved to be a difficult task, as only 18% of the field earned two bonus points. We continued with questions on geographic locations whose names begin with “MIN”, the Suzuki Method of learning the violin, and this annual event:
After the 6-4-2 question dealt with John Deere, we looked at the recent honor bestowed upon this comedienne:
Other final round topics included dragons, Al Gore, and the misheard lyrics of the Taylor Swift song “Blank Space”. Seven teams ended their night by sweeping the fourth round. Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Monday’s final question:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 168
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 162
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 161
- Cher’s Zombie Army (Uno Pizzeria): 160
- Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s): 160
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (32.7% success rate):
–> Though its first use in a musical context was not until 1916, it is believed that which word originated as a slang term for “pep” or “energy”, later being linked to baseball by describing a wobbly pitch?
About one-third of our teams responded correctly with ‘jazz’. Congratulations to the five teams who notched the Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn), Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn), Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s), Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique), and En Fuego (Cheesetique). These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Hershey’s): 180
- Kitten Mittens (Cheesetique): 172
- Unsavories (DRP): 171
- En Fuego (Cheesetique): 171
- I Don’t Know Who (Morgan Inn): 170
- Blumpkin Spice Latte (Flanagan’s): 170
- Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn): 169
- Killer Snails (Hershey’s): 169
- Ralf Fines (Flanagan’s): 168
- We’re Not Gouda At This (Cheesetique): 166
Once again, a special congratulations to Rick Grimes from Unsavories, who defeated 13 teams to claim first place at DRP as a solo player!
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Unsavories (Next week’s first category: Amazon, Inc.)
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD: Befuddled (Next week’s first category: “The Closer”)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD: I Don’t Know Who (Next week’s first category: “Young Frankenstein”)
Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift – AUDIO)
Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cher’s Zombie Army (Next week’s first category: 1990s Karaoke Music – AUDIO)
Cheesetique in Arlington, VA: Kitten Mittens (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents Who Were Related)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum (Next week’s first category: Aral Sea)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: His and Her Peas (Next week’s first category: Ancient Roman History)
Bareburger in Atlanta, GA: Stepbrothers (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)
Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD: Blumpkin Spice Latte (Next week’s first category: “Overwatch”)
Il Forno in Frederick, MD: Hibernators (Next week’s first category: Christmas Films)