Sound the Horn! It’s Monday Trivia!

Monday’s game featured 89 teams taking in a game of Pour House Trivia at one of 11 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Monday’s game opened with a question regarding the Oscar-winning performance of Eddie Redmayne in the biographical film “The Theory of Everything”.  Only 17% of our teams picked up the first bonus points of the night by correctly identifying Felicity Jones as the lead actress from that film.  We continued the first round with topics such as villains from 1980s TV cartoons, the designs featured on the back of the U.S. dime, and the nation of Bulgaria.  Seven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured three songs that share the title of “Low”, one of which was the latest single released from Lenny Kravitz.  Only ten teams tacked on two bonus points by also recognizing the other two musical acts featured in the question: Cracker and Flo Rida.  Later, we looked at the science fiction film “Solaris”, the relocation of NHL teams, and the life of Andrew Carnegie.  Two teams earned a perfect second round score: F. U. Darts (Mark’s Pub) and It Could Be Anything (Rockwell).

HALFTIME:

Technology logos and basketball alma maters were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page.  Nine teams posted a perfect score of 20 points while the overall average reached 16.3 points.  Here is Monday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We began Monday’s second half with questions regarding the work of Pablo Picasso and the Grammy Awards won by Steve Martin.  Next up was the nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: Formerly the principal port for Yemen’s capital Sana’a, this Red Sea port city was a major marketplace for coffee from the 15th century until the early 18th century.

CLUE 2: This city lends its name to a variety of coffee bean.

About one-third of our teams ventured a guess after these first two clues had been read, hoping to snag a two-point bonus.  Many of those teams gave us the incorrect response on arabica, while only eight teams picked up those two bonus points with the correct answer of mocha.  After closing the third stanza with questions concerning the Darwin Awards and the NFL record book, we saw just one team sweep the third round with a score of 36 points: Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

The first question of Monday’s final round included the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After a majority of our teams earned nine points on a question about famous men with the surname of Dreyfus (or Dreyfuss), only three teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that Barney Dreyfus is often credited with the creation of the modern baseball World Series.  Other fourth round topics included American Girl dolls, the disease meningitis, and the classic war film “The Great Escape”.  Thanks to the first question, the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams after four rounds of play:

  • Killer Snails (Hershey’s):  162
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP):  157
  • MAJ (DRP):  156
  • Pierre del Recto (DRP):  155
  • MSC (DRP):  155
  • Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn):  155

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

–> Also known as “Butterfield’s Lullaby” after its arranger Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, the rarely-heard lyrics to what song start with the line “Day is done, gone the sun”?

Exactly two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with “Taps”.  Congratulations to the seven teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Monday’s final overall leaderboard included the following teams:

  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP):  169
  • MAJ (DRP):  168
  • Pierre del Recto (DRP):  167
  • MSC (DRP):  167
  • Alternative Best (DRP):  166
  • Pitter Patter (DRP):  165
  • Spirit of ’76 (DRP):  165
  • Killer Snails (Hershey’s):  165
  • Weasigators (Uno Pizzeria):  164
  • It Could Be Anything (Rockwell):  163
  • Who the F is Alice? (Bushwaller’s):  163

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  George Washington’s Camel   (Next week’s first category: “Halloweentown”)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Periodically Under the Table   (Next week’s first category: 1990s TV Cartoon Theme Songs)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Pop Rocks   (Next week’s first category: “Pacific Rim” – film)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:   Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: “Get Smart”)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: William the Conqueror)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Who the F is Alice?   (Next week’s first category: “Letterkenny”)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  It Could Be Anything   (Next week’s first category: 1990s R&B Music)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Cheese Wizzes   (Next week’s first category: New York City Hip Hop)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Hue Jackson and the Trombones   (Next week’s first category: WWII Battleships)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Outdoor Alcoholics   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Notch Eight   (Next week’s first category: Chocolate)