Picture Yourself at Weekend Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia’s weekend games were played by 106 teams across its 10 locations, which included a 26-team showdown at Springfield Manor Winery and 22 more teams at Doc Waters Cidery.


A couple of toughies started off the weekend, with this Friday wagering query:

  • Owned by the same company that produces Jose Cuervo, which brand of tequila takes its name from the year in which it was first aged in oak barrels?

The 1800 tequila brand was identified by 54% of the field. Later, a question about the term wrangler asked teams to get within three of the first year Jeep released its vehicle with that name; just 10.7% were close enough to 1986 to earn two bonus points. Other topics in this round included the Grand Theft Auto video game series and the lavender plant. A game-high 10 teams earned perfect scores in this round.


We hit audio questions about cover songs, titles containing WNBA team names, and marching band renditions of hit singles. Midway through Friday’s second round, we played the name game:

  • In the 1760s, these two Englishmen were hired for a four-year surveying project in order to settle a border dispute between two of the British colonies in North America. What were both of their last names?

Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon established that project; 51% of the field submitted both last names, while 5.95% also gave either first name for bonus credit. Some other questions in this round dealt with author Jules Verne and the many shoes of Imelda Marcos, former First Lady of the Philippines. A trio of perfect teams played this round: Quizard of Oz (Doc Waters), Rural Jurors (Garage), and Sexual Chocolate (Garage).


At halftime, teams may have encountered tasks such as unscrambling the names of American entrepreneurs, matching NFL stars to their nickname, and identifying fad items. On average, teams scored 16.4 points, but 11 perfect pages were turned in. One team sat perfect at the halftime break:


We discussed some military matters early in Friday’s second half:

  • The General Atomics MQ-1 is an unmanned aerial vehicle used primarily by the U.S. Air Force and the CIA. This weapon is usually referred to by what name, which it shares with the title of a 1987 action film?

This was the most difficult wagering question on Friday, with 45% of teams correctly naming the Predator. This round also featured Sunday’s toughest wagering chance, which kicked off the second half:

  • Written to provide entertainment on the Christian holiday of Epiphany, this Shakespearean comedy opens with Duke Orsino proclaiming If music be the food of love, play on. You can either provide the name of this play, or identify its alternate title.

A third of the field correctly named Twelfth Night, with one team also providing the alternate title, What You Will. Saturday’s round included a question about the anthropology branch of science; here, one team got bonus points for naming expert and Coming of Age in Samoa author Margaret Mead. Another three teams recorded a perfect score in this round: Just the Three of Us (South Mountain), Dementors (Dragon), and Billionaire’s Petting Zoo (Springfield Manor).


A trio of 6-4-2s sent out clues about Gone With the Wind (13 correct six-point guesses), the name Linus (four six-pointers), and earwax (four six-pointers). For Saturday’s hardest wagering question, we asked about celebrity siblings:

  • Which surname is shared by the actress who was nominated for an Oscar for the film Sideways and the actor who appeared in Thelma & Louise, Reservoir Dogs, and Species?

The Madsen siblings (Virginia and Michael) were surnamed by 30% of teams. Other topics in this round included each night’s Three Clues entry, which gave the titular items about the number 44, singer Avril Lavigne, and the word sonic. Perfect scores were earned by six teams in this round. These teams led the field after four rounds:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.24% success rate):

  • In an ironic twist, which song first released in 1984 was blasted at high volume by the U.S. Army as a form of psychological torture, eventually forcing the surrender of General Manuel Noriega?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.15% success rate):

  • Since the first U.S. Census in 1790, what is the only U.S. state to have been the most populous state in the country for more than a century?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.22% success rate):

  • During a career which boasted over 1,500 paintings, which artist created many self-portraits, including Self-portrait with the Neck of Raphael, Self-Portrait Splitting into Three, and Soft Self-portrait with Fried Bacon?

Friday’s final answer was the Van Halen song Panama, while Saturday’s was the state of New York (which held that title from 1810-1960), and Sunday asked about self-portraits of Salvador Dali. The weekend’s lone Perfect 21 team was Rural Jurors (Garage). That team also claimed the overall point title across all weekend games:


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Goose Massacre  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Commando)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizard of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: They Might Be Giants)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons and Dragons)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Big Into Karate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jurassic Park (novel))

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: Trivia Trekkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Algebra)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Shady Deductions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Survivor)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Double Trouble  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON JUNE 7: 1980s Hair Bands)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Camper Confessionals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mardi Gras)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Pets)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Rural Jurors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Literature)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Players)