Some Swiss Miss With Your Weekend Trivia?
The final weekend of Season XVI featured 16 teams across three venues:
Our weekend game opened with a three-part question on Forms of Energy, before moving on to a surprisingly difficult question on The Bible:
–> According to Rabbinic literature, how many Bible books make up what is known as the ‘Torah’ in Judaism?
2-POINT BONUS: Based on chronological order, what is the last of these books?
Only half of our teams gave us the correct answer of five, with just three of those teams tacking on two bonus points with Deuteronomy. We closed the first round by asking for the U.S. state capitals (other than Oklahoma City) whose official names include the word ‘CITY’, with three teams once again earning bonus points with all three correct answers: Salt Lake City (Utah), Carson City (Nevada), and Jefferson City (Missouri). Two teams opened their games with a perfect score: Uncle Jack (Belles’) and Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations).
The second round began with an audio question that encompassed film, TV, and pop music, as we played Name That Year by playing clips of “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Fear Factor”, and the song “Hanging by a Moment” by Lifehouse. All three of these items debuted in 2001. After questions on National Nicknames and Familiar Phrases, we closed with this question on Films of the 1990s:
–> Because of its director’s non-linear style, which 1994 drama is divided into specific chapters, some of which bear title cards such as “The Gold Watch” and “The Bonnie Situation”?
The gold watch in question is this one, from the film “Pulp Fiction”:
only two teams added two bonus points by knowing that the only Oscar won by this film was in the category of Best Original Screenplay. None of our weekend teams notched a perfect second round score. These were our top scores at the halftime break:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 87
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 84
- Irish Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 81
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 80
The second half opened with a question on this current action thriller:
Later in the round, we stumped most of our teams with this question on classic TV game shows:
–> Deriving its title from a slang term used to describe a keen poker player, this game show debuted in 1970 with Jim Perry as its host. Name this show whose gameplay was very similar to that of the drinking game High or Low.
Apparently, very few of you remembered the game show “Card Sharks”:
Even with these toughies, the most difficult question of the night involved NFL Superstars:
–> Not surprisingly, Tom Brady has appeared in more NFL playoff games than any other player in history. Respectively, the next three names on the list are a kicker, a wide receiver, and another quarterback. For your wager, name any two of these three players.
Only two teams knew all three of these players: Adam Vinatieri, Jerry Rice, and Peyton Manning. The third round did not yield any perfect scores this weekend.
The final round ran rather smoothly for our weekend teams, even with such diverse topics as D-Day, brand name beverages, and Stephen King novels. The most difficult bonus question was asked in the topic of Music Videos, asking for the fantasy novel upon which Tom Petty based the video for his song “Don’t Come Around Here No More”:
The only perfect score of the final round was turned in by Uncle Jack (Belles’). Here are your top scores heading into the final question:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 159
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 153
- Irish Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 148
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 147
FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):
–> Instead of being divided into states or provinces, this European nation is split into 26 divisions known as ‘cantons’. From 1648 and 1848, each of these cantons was a fully sovereign state, with its own government, army, and currency. What is this modern-day country?
Six teams answered correctly with Switzerland:
Congratulations to Give Us Your Beer Money, who notched the only Perfect 21 this weekend. Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 161
- Irish Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 160
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Winers (McAuley’s Pub): 142
- F-U Jobu (Belles’): 132
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 131
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Winers
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NEXT GAME ON JAN. 19 (First category: Disney Song Lyrics)
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NEXT GAME ON JAN. 19 (First category: Orchestral Instruments)
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: NEXT GAME ON JAN. 20 (First category: Food Brands)