Raising Your IQ at Monday Trivia!

Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 111 teams across 11 venues.


Monday’s opening round began with a surprisingly difficult question in the category of U.S. demographics.  When asked to name the U.S. state whose most common surnames are Lee, Wong, and Kim, just under half of our teams correctly responded with Hawaii.  Next, we asked a three-part question regarding jukebox musicals, before moving on to a look at the most recent season of the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things”.  Eight teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.


The film work of Jamie Foxx was the featured topic on Monday’s audio question, as we listened to clips from “Django Unchained”, “Horrible Bosses”, and “Any Given Sunday”.  We continued with questions concerning the relative size of wine bottles, Italian musical terms, and the “Greatest Show on Turf” (the nickname of the 2001 St. Louis Rams).  After a difficult question about Hello Kitty closed the first half, we did not see any perfect scores in the second round.


Music videos and internet entrepreneurs were the two subjects from Monday’s halftime page, which yielded five perfect scores and an overall average of 14.5 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:


Third round topics from Monday night included words that end in “-ALK”, the culinary technique of Julienne vegetables, the classic musical film “Holiday Inn”, and NBA geography.  In a bit of an oddity, the third round actually saw the most perfect scores on Monday night, as 13 teams ran the table by posting 36 points in the third round.


The first question of Monday’s final round included the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most of our teams earned wagering points by recognizing the details surrounding the construction of Hoover Dam, only nine teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the original name of this modern marvel was Boulder Dam.  Next, we drank “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” with George Thorogood and the Destroyers, learned about the history of the IQ test, and gave Three Clues for the name Dinah.  The first bonus question of the round proved to be the only sticking point for most of the field, as six of the nine teams who picked up those two points went on to sweep the final round.  Here is Monday’s leaderboard after four rounds of play:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.7% success rate):

–> Which language is the most commonly spoken language in the Southern Hemisphere, with over 20 times the number of speakers compared to those that live in the Northern Hemisphere?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with Portuguese.  In addition to Brazil, Southern Hemisphere nations such as Angola and Mozambique also include Portuguese as an official language.  Congratulations to the seven teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Monday by answering ever wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Monday’s game:

An honorable mention goes out to Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Hershey’s), who racked up an impressive score of 171 points while playing ‘over the limit’.


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  George Washington’s Camel   (Next week’s first category: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: Roger Federer)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Great Heathen Army   (Next week’s first category: Seven Wonders of the Ancient World)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:   Brain Freeze   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Jim Croce)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: Art Periods)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: Greatest International Scavenger Hunt)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  Fat Thor   (Next week’s first category: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Almost the Right Stuff   (Next week’s first category: Olympic Beach Volleyball)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Dilly Dilly   (Next week’s first category: Arsenal F. C.)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics   (Next week’s first category: Jodorowsky’s “Dune”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Glow in the Dark Boner Tag   (Next week’s first category: Towering Erections)