Remember the Monday Trivia!
There were 98 teams able to step away from the Cyber Monday specials to join us for a game of Pour House Trivia at one of our eleven locations.
Monday’s opening round was a breeze for our teams overall. They easily handled topics such as the national flag of Switzerland, Three Clues about the word cookie, and the 44oth anniversary of William Shakespeare‘s marriage to Anne Hathaway. Almost a third of the night’s squads had a perfect opening round, as 32 teams earned every possible point.
The audio question that began round two was the hardest way to get bonus points in Monday’s first half. Teams were asked to identify the word Friend which was found in all three song titles; while 80% did so, only 19% were able to name all three complete titles (Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend by Marilyn Monroe, Biz Markie’s Just a Friend, and Bury a Friend by Billie Eilish). This question midway through the round was the most difficult of the first half:
- Since 2017, which Big Ten university has a tradition at their football games known as the Kinnick Wave where everyone in the stadium turns and waves at everyone in the Children’s Hospital that is located next door to the stadium?
About 56% of teams had the correct answer of Iowa. We finished up with questions about the Progresso soup empire and actor Don Johnson. Six teams had perfect scores in this round.
In Monday’s halftime round, teams had to figure out a mystery theme amongst the films pictured (spoiler alert: the main character dies in each!), then match Nobel Prize winners to their respective countries. Perfect scores were earned by 27 teams, while the average score was 16.8 points. At the halftime break, these teams were on top:
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 92
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
- George Washington’s Camel (Ragtime): 91
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 90
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 90
We kicked off the third round with a question about double-landlocked countries Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan in which a round-low 17% of teams named both nations for bonus points. After that, we reached the trickiest wagering question of the night:
- Ironically, a typical Olympic gold medal is only plated in pure gold, but actually has about 95% of its weight comprised of which other metal?
This question had a correct-answer rate of just 22%; Olympic gold medals are mostly made of silver! Other topics in this round included Maltese dogs and My Chemical Romance Gerard Way’s work on The Umbrella Academy. The only perfect teams in this round were Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa) and How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s).
Monday’s game had a 6-4-2 about the GEICO Gecko in which 21 teams had that answer after a single clue for the full six points. After a question about Loyalists during the American Revolution, we came to the toughest bonus opportunity in the game on this wagering question:
- Which culinary vegetable can be found in varieties such as Ailsa Craig, Bedfordshire Champion, and Rijnsburger?
An extra two points could’ve been earned if the right answer of onion was submitted before a multiple-choice clue was tacked on; only three teams did so but even with the options, just 29% chose the right one for wagering points. We quoted Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and discussed Thanksgiving’s range of possible dates (November 22 to November 28) before the round concluded. Legalized Gambling (DRP) had the lone perfect score in this round. We had a tie at the top of the standings before the final question of the night:
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 164
- Legalized Gambling (DRP): 164
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 162
- Cider Monday (William Jeffrey’s): 160
- Bass Slappers (Il Forno): 160
FINAL QUESTION (17.3% success rate):
- Which city of just over 1.4 million residents is the most populous U.S. city without an NFL team playing home games within its metropolitan area?
San Antonio, Texas is the most populous American city with no NFL team in its metro area. How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s) recorded the only Perfect 21 on Monday, doing so by giving correct answers for each of our 21 wagering questions. At the end of the game, these were the highest scores:
- Cobra Kai (DRP): 171
- How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 170
- Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 168
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Cushwa): 161
- I Heart Kiwis (Quincy’s): 161
- That’s So Clavin (Cushwa): 158
- H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 157
- Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell): 157
- Danielle Had an Idea (Ragtime): 157
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 154 POINTS
Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: Capybaras (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arnold Schwarzenegger Film Quotes)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Currently on Broadway)
DRP in Alexandria, VA: Cobra Kai (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Steven Spielberg Films)
Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Five Idiots Walk Into a Bar (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beatles Deep Cuts)
Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports (Modern Baseball album))
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: F U COVID (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Richards)
William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pearl Harbor)
Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Danielle Had an Idea (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Texas Cities)
Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Sherlock Homies (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Immigration Law)
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: San Antonio)
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kirby’s Dream Buffet)