Polish Off a Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 111 teams across 14 venues:


We opened Tuesday’s game with a question on foreign foods before discussing this series about to air its finale:

Americans TV

We then stumped a majority of our teams with this tennis question:

–> What is the minimum number of points required to win a set in a Grand Slam tennis tournament?

Four points in each of six games means 24 points is the minimum number of points required to win a set, but only 31% of our teams arrived at this correct answer.  As a result, only five teams swept the opening round with a perfect score.


Tuesday’s audio question dealt with “City” music: “Paradise City” by Guns ‘N’ Roses, “Suffragette City” by David Bowie, and “Midnight City” (by M83).  We continued with questions concerning Central American geography and this forgettable comedy film:


What an ironic tagline…  Three teams notched 36 points in the second round: My Favorite Team (Champion Billiards), Breadsticks (Upper Deck), and Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South).


Tuesday’s halftime page featured items whose names include “CAP”.  The overall average score reached 15.9 points, with six teams recording a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is your Tuesday halftime leaderboard:


As usual, the most difficult questions of the night were lurking in the second half.  After most of our teams were able to avoid the speed bumps on questions regarding metric system prefixes and Ludvig van Beethoven, we asked a question regarding the spinoff series which were spawned by this classic cartoon:

Wacky Races

With just 17% of our teams earning points with this answer, only two teams walked away from the third round with a perfect score: Breadsticks (Upper Deck) and Bluth Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers).


Most of our teams opened the final round with nine points on a question concerning the recent reunion of ABBA, but the game made a 180 degree turn on the next question, which was by far the most difficult question of the night:

–> In 1999, one of Queen Elizabeth’s personal footmen was demoted and had his pay reduced as punishment for giving alcohol to whom?

Only SEVEN teams across the board earned points with this correct response:


For those of you that were upset by our use of the word ‘whom’ to refer to animals, you can check out what the Chicago Manual of Style has to say on the subject.  Other final round topics included geographic locations with ‘double speak’ names, including Bora Bora, Walla Walla, and Baden Baden.  We also discussed NBA headlines and the comedy film “Evolution”.  But after the wicked Corgi question, we did not see any perfect scores in the final round.  Here are your top scores from Tuesday heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.9% success rate):

–> When pronounced differently, what common English word becomes the name of a foreign language?

About one-third of our teams gave us the correct response of Polish.  Unfortunately, none of our teams earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is your final leaderboard from Tuesday night:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum  (Next week’s first category: “Live and Let Die” – film)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Pax  (Next week’s first category: Windsor Castle)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: “Murder, She Baked”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Vodka Brands)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem  (Next week’s first category: Feminine Hygiene Products)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  New Kids on the Block  (Next week’s first category: Air Force Specialty Codes)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: “Solo: A Star Wars Story”)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: Chuggable Wines)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Board Games)

White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV:  Fat, Drunk, and Stupid  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Ugly Celebrities)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You  (Next week’s first category: New Orleans Saints)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Virgine-ya is For Lovers  (Next week’s first category: Restaurant Vernacular)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME NEXT WEEK


5 weeks: Stink Floyd (Monkey La La)

4 weeks: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers)