Take Pride in Monday Trivia!

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Monday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 53 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Our Monday teams cruised through first round topics such as champion boxer Mike Tyson, the children’s clothing brand OshKosh B’gosh, and words that begin with the letters ‘A-L’.  With numerous teams headed to a perfect first round score, the final bonus question of the opening stanza ended those aspirations.  After nearly every team earned wagering points by recognizing the plot of the folktale The Pied Piper of Hamelin, we offered two bonus points to any team that could also identify the English poet whose version of this story appeared in the 1842 work Dramatic Lives.  Unfortunately, none of our 53 Monday teams responded correctly with Robert Browning.  Needless to say, Monday’s opening round did not yield any perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Monday’s audio question featured songs from music groups with feminine names.  We listened to Been Caught Stealing by Jane’s Addiction, Them Bones by Alice in Chains, and The Anthem by Good Charlotte.  From there, the second round dfeatured topics such as the reality television show Vanderpump Rules, King George III of England, and the Finger Lakes of New York.  With an easier trio of bonus questions, six teams posted a perfect score of 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify celebrities born in October and match television characters to their respective series.  About one-third of the field posted a perfect score, while the overall average reached a healthy 18.3 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:

  • Scranton Stranglers (Mark’s): 88
  • The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Bushwaller’s): 88
  • George Washington’s Camel (DRP): 87
  • ALL CAPS (DRP): 87
  • Satchel of Richards (Rockwell): 87

THIRD ROUND:

Monday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding clowns, followed by a discussion of the medical malady hay fever, President Ulysses (S) Grant, the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, and the Auto-tune musician T-Pain.  Three teams swept the third round by posting 36 points: Team Holt (Bushwaller’s), Big Tips Only (Rockwell), and F. U. Covid (Mark’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s final stanza began with a Three Clues question concerning the word Bebop, before moving to discussions of the mythical creature known as the manticore, the Chicago Sky of the WNBA, and The Addams Family animated film series.  This final round question regarding American colleges was the most difficult bonus question of the night:

  • Among the group of nine American schools founded in the 17th and 18th centuries as The Colonial Colleges, identify either one of the two that exist today as public universities.

About half of the field earned wagering points with one correct answer of The College of William and Mary, but only four teams tacked on two bonus points with the second correct answer of Rutgers University in New Jersey.  As a result, none of our Monday teams notched a perfect final round score.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Monday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (70.6% success rate):

  • Located along the western shore of Africa, which nation was named by Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra, who bestowed a name which is translated as lioness mountains??

More than two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with Sierra Leone.  Congratulations to Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Monday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michigan Wolverines Football)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Capitals)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Book of Dueteronomy)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Big Tips Only  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beer)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: F. U. Covid  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halloween – film)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Periodic Table Dancers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)