Saving Your Penneys at Weekend Trivia!
Even with one last snowstorm bearing down on the D. C. area last weekend, 59 teams took in a game of Pour House Trivia across six weekend venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the locations of SeaWorld amusement parks, the 1980s television series Knight Rider, the history of Coca-Cola, and U. S. First Ladies. By far, the most difficult bonus question of the first half asked our teams to identify BOTH notes played by the keys at the ends of a standard piano. Only one team responded correctly with both correct answers of A and C. As a result, the only perfect first round scores were recorded on Friday, as Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor) and Four Score (Dragon) each earned 36 points to begin their night.
Audio questions from last weekend featured the Academy Awards acceptance from Leonardo DiCaprio for his work in The Revenant, as well as three classic rock songs named for biting animals: Barracuda from Heart, Bat Out of Hell from Meatloaf, and Werewolves of London from Warren Zevon. Other second round topics included white blood cells, Big Ten sports, Disney’s High School Musical franchise, the Pennsylvania capital of Harrisburg, and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin. Across the board, six teams posted a perfect second round score.
Last weekend’s halftime pages quizzed our teams on topics such as talk show sidekicks, beer brands, and film re-makes. Across the board, the overall average reached 17.7 points, with seven teams notching a perfect halftime score. The overall weekend leaderboard included these teams at the halftime break:
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor (P. B. Dye): 89
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 89
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 88
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 88
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 88
To begin their second half, our weekend teams dealt with topics such as The X-Files, beekeeping, the World War II battles fought on the island of Guam, women’s tennis, and The Nutcracker. Our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only one team successfully identified BOTH names for the bloodiest single-day battle in U.S. history: Antietam and Sharpsburg. Once again, the only perfect scores in this round were posted by a pair of Friday teams, as Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor) and Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) each ran the table in third stanza.
Final round topics from last weekend included snack brands, foreign legislatures, the recent film Uncharted, Italian educator Maria Montessori, and the sport of boxing. Though none of the bonus questions were extremely daunting, the overall success rate fell below 20%, meaning that Mason Antisocials (Mason Social) was the only weekend team to post a perfect final round score. After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring weekend teams:
- Mason Antisocials (Mason Social): 162
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 161
- Sexual Chocolate (P. B. Dye): 158
- Comfortably Dumb (Belles’): 156
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor (P. B. Dye): 155
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 155
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):
- Bearing the appropriate middle name of Cash, which entrepreneur created a namesake chain of stores that still exists today with 670 locations?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
- The Strait of Gibraltar separates the European and African continents. At just over eight miles apart, identify the two independent nations that lie across the strait’s narrowest point.
The respective correct answers to these final questions were J. C. Penney and the countries of Spain and Morocco. Three teams earned a Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly: Killer Snails (P. B. Dye), Lone Strangers (Mason Social), and Mason Antisocials (Mason Social). Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 171
- Sexual Chocolate (P. B. Dye): 170
- Mason Antisocials (Mason Social): 169
- Comfortably Dumb (Belles’): 168
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor (P. B. Dye): 167
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 166
- Murph’s Masters (Belles’): 166
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 165
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 165
- Clean Up on Aisle Four (Dragon): 160
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Witcher)
P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Soul Singers)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Cleanup on Aisle Four (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Call of Duty: Black Ops)
Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: That’s No Moon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Animation)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Yankees Third Basemen)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Love is Blind – Season 2)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Mason Antisocials (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scammers)