Our Teams Showed Some R-E-S-P-E-C-T to Monday Trivia

alt textDue to a couple of Northern Virginia venues cancelling due to the snow storm, Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 47 teams across six venues.


In what has to be a rare occurrence we started off the game with what turned out to be the most difficult question of the entire night on the subject of Christmas Songs.

  • Though there are many Christmas songs, the one officially titled “The Christmas Song” is probably better known by what six-word subtitle, comprised of the first six words in the song’s lyrics?

Only 38% of our teams knew the subtitle for this song is “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.”

Other Opening round topics from Monday night included events that occurred in 2001, the adjective amazing, and the Netflix series Cobra Kai, which recently released its fourth season.  Due to the opening question no teams opened their game with a perfect score of 36 points.


In Monday’s second round, we listened to songs where each answer had a number in their title. Those songs were “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,” “A Thousand Miles,” and “7 Rings.”  We then moved on to discussions about the religions figure Martin Luther, the Transformers film franchise, the former capital city Ho Chi Minh City, and the government enterprises known as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Three teams, That’s a Bingo (Il Forno), Broke Philosophers (William Jeffrey’s Tavern), and Wagering Pi (Cushwa) posted the only perfect scores in Monday’s second round


Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify Time Magazine’s Influential People of 2021 and identifying phrases that contained the word “NEW.”  The average score reached 16.5 points, with  teatwoms earning a perfect score of 20 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:


Monday’s second half began with a three clues question where the answer was Chandler, the reference book “Old Mr. Boston Guide,” which deals with bartending, the 2021 film, Free Guy and the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem Paul Revere’s Ride.  The third round also included this fun Last Word / First Word question:

  • What six-word film title would you get if a 1959 comedy film featured Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon as cross-dressing jazz musicians who liked to sing karaoke to Nelly’s first number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart?

The answer here was Some Like it Hot in Herre.

No teams managed to complete a perfect third round.


After talking turkey for our 6-4-2 question we began our Final Round. Final round topics from Monday night included the NFL San Francisco 49ers, a Greek Mythology question about Persephone and the pomegranate, tv shows set in Chicago, the planet mars and ended the round with a there-part question featuring the word ‘SELF’ in the answers, which were Self-Esteem, Self-Evident, and Self-Fulfilling.  Four of our Monday teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect fourth round.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (40% success rate):

  • One male and one female, these two members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, passed away on August 16. The female, the first woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, passed away in 2018, while the male died 41 years earlier. Who were those musicians?

Exactly 2/5 of our teams earned their wagers by knowing these musicians were Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley.  None of our Monday teams posted a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here are your highest scoring teams at he close of Monday’s game:


Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Wagering Pi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sumerian Mythology)


Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Wednesday  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Burning Dog Poo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Starcraft – VIDEO GAME)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WKRP in Cincinnati)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Broke Philosophers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spongebob Squarepants)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Lonestar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Australia)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Female Marvel Characters)