Spinning the Wheel at Wednesday Trivia

alt textWednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 101 teams across 12 venues, including 22 at Idiom Brewing. 

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams began with a three-part question all about “me.” Meaning that all of the answers began with the letters ‘ME,’ those answers were measles, Mennonite, and Memphis. Other subjects in Round One included the Uber Eats commercials involving Elton John and Lil Nas X, a condiment question about tartar sauce and we finished the round discussing the Greek mythological creature the Chimera.

Seven  teams, earned a perfect score in Round One.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured a clip from the classic special Frosty the Snowman. We also learned about the Babylonian king Hammurabi, got fitted for some Capri pants, put together a last word/first word question where the answer was The Empire Strikes Back to the Future, and finished the round on a question about former Seattle Seahawk running back Shaun Alexander.  

One team Scott Looks Different (Memories Charcoal House) earned a perfect Second Round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our topics included celebrities whose surnames are common first names and a matching round where our teams had to find answers from the phrase ‘Happy Holidays.’  This page had an average score of 15.8, with five teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Round Three began with the most difficult question of the night on the subject of From Page to Screen.

  • Based on a series of fantasy novels, which Amazon series focuses on the character of Moiraine and her quest to find the reincarnation of the dragon, someone who can either save the world or destroy it in the process?

We were looking for the title The Wheel of Time. Only 38% of our teams came up with the answer to that question.

Other subjects in the round included the helix, a three-part question about celebrities whose first names were also the name of Jewish prophets where the answers were Jonah Hill, Abigail Adams, and Ezekiel Elliot.  We also discussed the musical career of Herbie Hancock and then finished the round on a question about commonwealths.

Six teams finished Round Three with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing the character of Sherlock Holmes for the 6-4-2 question, we began Round Four with a question about the Broadway Musical Mama Mia!.  We touched on topics that included some Irish history about the Easter Risingthe baseball Hall of Famers Ty Cobb, Bath Ruth, and Honus Wagner, discussed the human eye our finished our game with a three-part question where your answers ended in the letters’ OOK’ in that order.  Those answers were (Captain) Hook,  Chinook, and Nanook. None of our teams recorded a perfect score in Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (40.6% success rate):

  • Perhaps it is simply a coincidence, but what is the sum of the numbers found on a standard American roulette wheel?

Just over 40% of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of 666..  One team Quiz On Me (Idiom Brewingwas able to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Silver Seals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Navy)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Words that Start with ‘Q’)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Scott Looks Different  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: A Christmas Story or A Christmas Carol)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK –  FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 29: The Lord of the Rings)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Christmas Story)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Kiki Quenchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Jingle Bells and Batters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Growth and Development)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Polar Bears)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Black Zexcellence  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK –  FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 29: Formula One Racing)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Calculus)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Bad P.J.’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Audiology)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FDA Codes of Regulation)