Pour Yourself a Bowl of Wednesday Night Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 114 teams across 15 venues.  Don’t forget to check the end of this blog post to confirm your venue’s status for next week:

FIRST ROUND:

Normally, we like to ease our teams into the game with questions that land on the easier side of the scale.  Tonight was a bit different, as our teams needed to be on their toes from the get-go thanks to this early question:

–> Located in the far northwest corner of Anatolia in Turkey, which ancient city was destroyed by the Greeks in a decade long war sometime around 1200 B.C.?

It is a rarity when less than half of our teams respond correctly to a first round wagering question, but such was the case here, as only 39% of the field earned points with the city of Troy.  Later, we offered up a Three Clues question in reference to the candlestick, took a ride in a Ford Mustang, and discussed the inspiration for this animated character:

Judy Hopps Zootopia

For the first time in over a month, the first round did not yield any perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Classic rock was the featured theme of Wednesday’s audio question, as our teams were asked to identify three songs which featured female first names as their titles.  Nearly two-thirds of the field picked up bonus points with the three correct answers of “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes, “Angie” by The Rolling Stones, and “Rhiannon” by Fleetwood Mac.  We continued with a look at the multi-sport career of Tim Tebow, the recent “Game of Thrones” tie-in with Johnnie Walker whisky, and the Shakespearean characters of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, with the latter question providing a well-earned two-point bonus.  Only 12% of our teams earned bonus points by correctly identifying Tm Stoppard as the playwright who penned “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead”.  We closed the first half by looking at this state flag:

Flag of Hawaii

While most of our teams knew that Hawaii is the only U.S. state flag to feature the Union Jack, only eight teams (coincidentally) tacked on the final two bonus points of the half by also knowing that this flag contains eight stripes.  As a result, the only perfect score of the second round was turned in by the Save Greendale Committee (Quinn’s on the Corner).

HALFTIME:

Music groups were depicted on the top half of Wednesday’s halftime page.  Our teams were also asked to name the nine independent nations whose common English names begin with ‘N’.  Because so few teams could remember (or had heard of) Nauru, we did not see any perfect scores on Wednesday’s halftime page.  More than a dozen teams earned 19 points while the overall average landed at 15.4 points.  Here are your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Wednesday’s second half began with a three-part question asking our teams to name the actors who respectively portrayed the fathers of the film characters Indiana Jones, Jack Sparrow, and Austin Powers:

Film Fathers

Later, we looked at the operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore”, the history of new York City, and the work of author Malcolm Gladwell.  After a tougher than usual first half, six teams bounced back to run the table with 36 points in the third stanza.

FOURTH ROUND:

Wednesday’s final round began with a discussion of the recent success of this storied franchise:

Boston Red Sox

After questions concerning the process of distillation and the new TV series “The Romanoffs”, we saw nine teams record perfect scores in the final round.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.3% success rate):

–> Which food derives its name from that of the Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture?

About one-third of the field earned points on this final question with the correct response of cereal, which is derived from the name of the goddess Ceres.  Congratulations to the six teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final overall leaderboard from Wednesday night:

THE FOLLOWING VENUES WILL HAVE TRIVIA NEXT WEEK:

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Flight Level Awesome  (Next week’s first category: Maryland County Flags)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death  (Next week’s first category: James Bond Music – AUDIO)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  11:30  (Next week’s first category: S-words)

Fat Daddy’s in Fort Worth, TX:  Dirty Squirrels  (Next week’s first category: Comanche Tribe)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Just Gonna Send It  (Next week’s first category: “SpongeBob SquarePants”)

THE FOLLOWING VENUES ARE OFF NEXT WEEK:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Second Place  (First category on Nov. 28: Mercury Seven Astronauts)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Olney the Lonley  (First category on Nov. 28: “The Good Cop”)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (First category on Nov. 28: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (First category on Nov. 28: Three Clues / One Chair)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower  (First category on Nov. 28: “The Cube” – 1969 TV film)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Thundercats  (First category on Nov. 28: “Total Recall” – original)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Southern Comfort  (First category on Nov. 28: 1970s Lesbian Vampire Films)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (First category on Nov. 28: British Cars)

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (First category on Nov. 28: Triple 50/50 – Pre-Zuffa UFC or Pre-UFC Pride)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Sexual Chocolate  (First category on Nov. 28: Triple 50/50 – True or False? Wrestling Tag Teams)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Shoes For Feet  (First category on Nov. 28: Cereal Advertising Mascots)