Sweet Dreams Are Made of Monday Trivia!

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 70 teams across seven venues.

FIRST ROUND:

We began Monday’s game with a commemoration of the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, with about half of our teams picking up the first two bonus points of the round by naming all three crew members: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.  We continued with a look at famous Fords (people, not cars), slang terms for sleeping, and the film collaborations of Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg.  Nine teams stormed out of the gate with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question asked our teams to identify songs whose titles comprise a set of initials.  We listened to T. N. T. by AC/DC, O. P. P. by Naughty by Nature, and S. O. S. by Rihanna.  We continued with a look at the recent conclusion the British Open golf tournament, the geography of Maine, the TV comedy Scrubs, and national foreign languages.  Seven teams ran the table in Monday’s second stanza by posting 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Family sports films and TV hosts were the featured topics on Monday’s halftime page.  Though the average score reached a relatively strong 16.4 points, only two teams earned a perfect score: Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Cobra Kai (DRP).  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 92
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 91
  • H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 91
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s): 91
  • Hoosier Daddy (Highline RxR): 91

THIRD ROUND:

As usual, our teams took on a much more difficult set of questions in Monday’s third round.  Overall, the success rate on wagering questions dipped below 50%.  We discussed topics such as the politicians who lost to Franklin Roosevelt in Presidential elections, the casino game of roulette, musicians in film cameos, and the career of Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax.  We closed the third round with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

  • Covering over 600,000 square miles, what is the largest country by area located entirely on the continent of Europe?

About one-third of the field responded correctly with Ukraine.  Across the board, only nine teams answered all five wagering questions correctly, but Worst Case Ontario (DRP) also earned points on all three bonus questions, leading to the only perfect score of Monday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing the Sesame Street character of Cookie Monster in the 6-4-2 question, we began Monday’s final round with the most difficult bonus question of the night:

  • After portraying Brooke Davis on One Tree Hill, which actress has since appeared on Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: This actress was recently seen on screen in which 2021 horror film?

About 40% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct response of Sophia Bush, but NONE of our 70 teams also knew that she landed a small role in False Positive, which apparently is a horror film released last month on Hulu.  Later, we asked a literature question that also included an extremely difficult bonus:

  • Name any two of the three American novelists who were awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature between 1948 and 1963.

Once again, about 40% of the field earned wagering points with two correct answers, but only three teams tacked on bonus points will all three correct answers of Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and William Faulkner.  We closed the final round with a look at the alcoholic spirit cachaça and a three-part question called Also a Monopoly Space.  Needless to say, none of our teams earned a perfect final round score.  Here is Monday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 164
  • H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP): 161
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 160
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s): 160
  • Worst Case Ontario (DRP): 154
  • Southpaws (Mark’s): 154

FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):

  • This term originated in the field of architecture to refer to a structure with a ‘harmonious order or proportion’.  When pluralized, it refers to which musical duo that released its debut album in 1981?

The correct response on this final question was the Eurythmics.  Congratulations to H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (DRP), who recorded the only Perfect 21 on Monday by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Films)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Living the Dream  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tennessee Volunteers Football)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Camp (Childish Gambino Album) – AUDIO)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Treble Makers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Sopranos)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Highline RxR in Arlington, VA: Hoosier Daddy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Hoosiers)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: That’s a Bingo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Food in Film Scenes)