Our Teams Were Seduced By Monday Trivia

alt textMonday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 60 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Our Monday teams cruised through first round topics such as the 90s hit song, “Macarena,” a three clues question about the game Trivial Pursuit, and the TV catchphrase, “Bazinga.”  With numerous teams headed to a perfect first round score, the final bonus question of the opening stanza ended those aspirations.  After nearly every team earned wagering points by remembering the fashion style known as a Zoot Suit, we offered two bonus points to any team that could also identify the early jazz musician who frequently wore these on stage and in the film Stormy Weather.  Only about 30% of Monday teams responded correctly with Cab Calloway.  Seven teams began Monday’s opening round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured films that starred Reese Witherspoon.  We listened to her films, Walk the Line, Legally Blonde, and Pleasantville.  From there, the second round featured topics such as the the science term isotopes, EU countries with one-syllable names, and NFL running back Derrick Henry.  The final question in round two featured the most difficult bonus of the night. After the majority of our teams knew about the Pony Express even with a three year window either way only FIVE teams knew the service began in 1860. Four teams walked away with a perfect round, including three at our strong DRP venue.

HALFTIME:

Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify well-known villains from TV and film and to unscramble a list of dog breeds. According to our hosts if you ever want the venue to get quiet just give them a word scramble.  Three teams nailed the perfect 20 on the halftime page, while the overall average reached 16.3 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

  • Cunnylumpkins (Il Forno): 89
  • Beaglemania (DRP): 89
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 89
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 89
  • Pursue This (Bushwaller’s): 89

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding U.S. cities, followed by a discussion on the chemical compound known as nitro-glycerin, the Broadway musical Oklahoma!, the politician Spiro Agnew, and the Before Film Trilogy featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.  Three teams swept the third round by posting 36 points: Bass Slappers (Bushwaller’s), Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), and HR Puff N Stuff (DRP).

FOURTH ROUND:

After inserting a cassette tape into our Walkman’s for the 6-4-2 question, Monday’s final stanza began with Shakespearean Female Title Characters, before moving onto the most difficult wager question of the night. We asked our teams the following question on Greek Mythology:

  • Also known as Father Sky, this Greek deity was considered to be the god of the heavens and the father of the Titans. Today, he is also the namesake for a heavenly body in our Solar System.

Only about 20% of our teams gave us the correct answer of Uranus.  After that we touched on such topics as the classic TV show Green Acres, the Sutter brothers of the NHL and three events that all took place in the year 1962, including Jackie Robinson being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.  As a result of a pretty difficult set of questions only one team, Hipster Fashion Consultants, posted a perfect score in Round Four.

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

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 167
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 158
  • HR Puff N Stuff (DRP): 157
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 156
  • Probably Last Place (DRP): 156
  • Bass Slappers (Bushwaller’s): 156

FINAL QUESTION (26.7% success rate):

  • “The Seducer of Seville” (also called “The Trickster of Seville”) first appeared in 1630 as the title character in the play of the same name. By what other name do we know “The Seducer of Seville”?

Just over a quarter of our teams responded correctly with Don Juan.  Congratulations to Hipster Fashion Consultants and Probably Last Place, both from (DRP), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Monday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Flintstones)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dune – 1984 Version)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cities of Skyrim)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dorothy Zbornak Experience  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airline Disasters)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Twilight – film)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Cunnylumpkins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adele)