Parking with Monday Trivia!

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A very snowy week of Pour House Trivia began with Monday’s game, which welcomed 108 teams to 12 locations. Monday was also the debut night for our newest venue, Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD!

FIRST ROUND:

The game kicked off with questions on the TV series Happy Days and the early U.S. Articles of Confederation. One of the two toughest bonus chances on Monday showed up at the end of this round:

  • In August of this year, Indonesia will inaugurate a new capital city due to its current one being overcrowded, causing it to sink. For your wager, identify either the future or current capital of Indonesia.

Only 4.62% of teams named both Jakarta and the future capital of Nusantara for bonus credit. This round’s only perfect score was earned by Neo Pets (Ragtime).

SECOND ROUND:

A tough audio question played a trio of songs with the word love in the title. About 10.1% of teams earned two bonus points for providing all three full titles: All Out of Love by Air Supply, Baby Love by the Supremes, and As Long As You Love Me by Justin Bieber. Two questions later, we reached this film query:

  • Which 2000s DreamWorks animated film featured the tagline Escape or Die Frying?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: What was the subtitle to the sequel of this film? 

Roughly 43% of the field correctly named Chicken Run for wagering points, while 5.55% provided the sequel’s subtitle, Dawn of the Nugget. Once again, Neo Pets (Ragtime) tallied the only perfect score in this round.

HALFTIME:

Halftime subjects included items with the word bell in their name, as well as a bottom section which asked teams to name which in each pair of related items came first. Five teams earned all 20 points, but the average score was 15.9 points. There was still one perfect team remaining at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

The third round began with Three Clues about Wisconsin. Later on, a question about Poison frontman and Rock of Love star Bret Michaels saw only 12% of the field know his band’s debut album was Look What the Cat Dragged In. Speaking of poison, this question was next:

  • While they are also used to make heart medicine, the plants of the genus Digitalis are highly poisonous. What is the vulpine-sounding name by which these plants are best known?

Foxglove was identified by a round-low 36% of teams. We wrapped up this round with a query about Tom Clancy’s first two published novels; 7.4% of teams provided both titles, The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising. This was another round with only one perfect score, this time earned by Holy Flippin’ Cold (DRP).

FOURTH ROUND:

The nation of Panama was named by 14 teams for all six points in Monday’s 6-4-2. The evening’s last round started with a filmography question:

  • Which Oscar-winning actress played the role of Mayor April Henry in Law Abiding Citizen, Susie Brown in Get On Up, and Deloris Jordan in Air?
  • Bonus: Her last acting Oscar nomination was for which film?

While most teams named Viola Davis, the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom had the night’s other 4.62% bonus rate. For Monday’s lowest wagering success rate, we asked about a college football head coach:

  • Who was the last head coach before Jim Harbaugh to win a national championship in football at the University of Michigan?

1997 national champion head coach Lloyd Carr was named by 18% of the field. This was the only round on Monday with no perfect teams. We hit the final question with these top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (31.48% success rate):

  • Sagarmatha National Park has been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its location surrounding which natural landmark? 

That park is found in the vicinity of Mount Everest. This was another week with a single Perfect 21 team; Dynamite (Rockwell) knew the right answer to all 21 wagering questions in the game. These were the highest scores in Monday’s game:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: May Capers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southern Hemisphere Wines)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: GLOW (TV series))

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Holy Flippin’ Cold  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Bear (TV series))

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Blaine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars TV Shows)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Snakes on a Plane)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Creamm Teamm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: LEGO)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Neo Pets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Biblical Figures) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Bestin Reston  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Appalachian Trail)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Natural Disasters)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Supreme Court Cases)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British TV Shows)

Black Hog BBQ in Middletown, MD: PB and J  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: History of Middletown, Maryland)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Languages of India)