Raising a Glass to Weekend Trivia!

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A 25-team event at Springfield Manor Winery led attendance over the weekend, when Pour House Trivia was played by 97 teams across ten locations.


On Friday, we ended the first round with this question about a film adaptation of a literary work:

  • Written by former U.S. Marine LouAnne Johnson, the autobiography My Posse Don’t Do Homework served as the basis for which film starring Michelle Pfeiffer? You can either name this film or name the chart-topping song featured on its soundtrack.

About 47% of the field named either Dangerous Minds or its soundtrack hit, Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise for their wager. Other first-round subjects included former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Italy’s Mount Vesuvius, and the five NFL MVP awards won by Peyton Manning across two franchises. This round’s perfect teams were Buffalo Bills House Coat (South Mountain), Round of Apples (Doc Waters), Gen X-ers (Flying Ace), and Special K (Agave).


The weekend’s audio questions showcased TV talk show hosts, foreign-language covers of English-language hits, and three songs performed by women named Amy. Sunday’s most difficult wagering question came late in this round:

  • In 2007, heavily armored vehicles known by the acronym MRAP were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to replace Humvee utility vehicles. What two words are represented by the letters MR in the acronym MRAP?

Only 8.33% of teams recognized that acronym starts with letters which represent the words Mine Resistant. Some other questions in the second round dealt with actions in rowingThree Clues about the word heath, and the upcoming feature film in the Bad Boys franchise. In this round, Quizard of Oz (Doc Waters) and Blue Banner Bombers (Doc Waters) had perfect scores.


Weekend halftime topics included the feats of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, comic book characters with avian names, and EGOT winners. The average team scored 16.1 points, while 15 teams earned all 20 points on their page. These were the top scores at the halftime intermission:


The toughest wagering query on Friday came in this round:

  • Which film franchise shares its title with the original working title for the Scream films directed by Wes Craven?

Scream was originally titled Scary Movie, correctly named by just under 30% of the field. A couple of questions on Sunday proved to be tricky as well, with dual 25% success rates dealing with the cameo by Britney Spears in Austin Powers in Goldmember and Carl Sagan‘s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. Beer Pressure (Doc Waters) had the lone perfect score in this round.


The weekend 6-4-2 questions gave clues about Kmart (six correct six-point guesses), the name Tommy (5), and the recycling symbol (0). On Friday, we asked this question about a Basketball Hall of Famer:

  • Though he was the #1 overall draft pick in 1987, which seven-footer did not begin his career with the San Antonio Spurs until two years later thanks to more important obligations?
  • Bonus: What uniform number did the Spurs retire in his honor?

While David Robinson was named by most teams, only 14% knew his number 50. Other topics in this round included the musical mandolin, the merger between Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr in the fast food world, and Three Clues about the avocado. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by Buffalo Bills House Coat (South Mountain), Boss Mommy (Springfield Manor), and Wrath of Kahan (Belles’). Before the final question, these were the top scores:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (57.75% success rate):

  • Closely related to the horse chestnut, the Aesculus glabra plant is more commonly known by which name that is also an official state nickname?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (14.29% success rate):

  • Though it is named for an Irish military officer, which brand is the world’s largest producer of the French brandy cognac?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25% success rate):

  • With novels that interpret, critique, and comment upon the British landed gentry (also known as the squirearchy), what author was featured on a ten-pound bank note in June of 2017, on the 200th anniversary of their death?

The weekend’s final answers were, in order, the buckeye, Hennessy, and Jane Austen. A pair of teams earned a Perfect 21 in their game: Wrath of Kahan (Belles’) and Nerd Birds (Pretzel and Pizza). These teams led the overall standings at the end of the weekend:

Honorable mention goes to Blue Banner Bombers (Doc Waters), which played over the limit of seven players in a 163-point effort. 


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Buffalo Bills House Coat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bluey)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Beer Pressure  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Traditional Celtic Holidays)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: That’s No Moon  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Duck Soup)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: NYR  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Music (audio))

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Good Grief  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: West Virginia)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Bands)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Coasters (audio))

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Nerd Birds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jim Henson)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Norfolk and Chance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Islamic Spain)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Special K  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Film Directors)