The Circle of Life… at Monday Night Trivia!

With just seven weeks to go until the end of Season XVII, Monday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 83 teams across 11 venues:


Monday’s game opened with a question on the retail giant Target, with more than half of our teams earning bonus points by remembering the name of the company mascot Bullseye:


After a three-part question concerning modern cities named for ancient cities (such as Alexandria, VA; Syracuse, NY; and Sparta, MS), we closed the round with questions on The New York Times and TV teachers.  Seven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Monday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three songs whose titles contain the word “Love”.  While “All Out of Love” (by Air Supply) and “Baby Love” (by The Supremes) were easy to recognize, only eight teams earned bonus points by also identifying “As Long As You Love Me” (by Justin Bieber).  We continued with a look at the life of Napoleon and a controversy which recently arose in this international sport:


Thanks to the first question of the round, only three teams notched perfect scores in the second stanza: Ask Jeeves (Bushwaller’s), Giant Meteor (Cheesetique), and Dirty Mike and the Boys (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle).


Monday’s halftime page featured national flags and “D.T.” phrases.  Playing slightly more difficult than normal, the average score reached 14.7 points, with just five teams earning the full 20 points.  Here are your top Monday scores after the halftime page:


Monday’s second half began with a three-part question on the theme parks which encompass Walt Disney World.  We continued by asking our teams to name either one of the two best-selling studio albums released by Bon Jovi.  About half of the field knew one of the two titles, but only 13% of the field earned bonus points with these two correct answers:

Bon Jovi

We closed the third round with a look at the chemistry of beaver teeth (seriously) and the literary work of Amy Schumer.  Only two teams came away with perfect third round scores: En Fuego (Cheesetique) and Pop Rocks (Morgan Inn).


Monday’s six-point clue enticed numerous wrong answers:

–> At .642, which NBA team holds the league record for the highest all-time regular season winning percentage?

Of course we knew that some teams would probably guess the Celtics or the Lakers at this point in the question, but more than half of our teams answered incorrectly here, with just seven teams earning the full six points with the correct response of the San Antonio Spurs.


Topics for Monday’s final round included the density of planets, the Andes mountains, and this fictional TV restaurant:

Breaking Bad

Unfortunately, some of our teams confused the name of this “Breaking Bad” creation with the real-life west coast chain of El Pollo Loco.  The final round also included our nightly Three Clues question, which focused on a particular first name:

CLUE 1: The first name of current MLB manager who is the first European-born manager to win the World Series.

CLUE 2: The crew gave this first name to the mechanical shark in “Jaws”.

Once again, many teams gravitated towards the same incorrect answer of Terry (probably thinking of Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona), but as the son of a U.S. Army officer, current Giants manager Bruce Bochy was born in France.  The final round yielded just one perfect score: Dirty Mike and the Boys (Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle).  Here are Monday’s top scores heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.8% success rate):

–> Despite 11 career nominations, acclaimed film composer Hans Zimmer has only won one Academy Award.  Name the Disney film of the 1990s for which Zimmer earned his sole win.

Just under half of our teams responded correctly with “The Lion King”.  Thanks to a tough final round, none of our teams notched the Perfect 21 on Monday night by correctly answering all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from Monday night:


Berkeley Springs Bowl in Berkeley Springs, WV:  Five Amigos  (Next week’s first category: TV Cooking Shows)

DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MAJ  (Next week’s first category: Marvel’s The Avengers)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  Arrondissements of Ouagadougou  (Next week’s first category: “My Cousin Vinny”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  Morgan Station  (Next week’s first category: Battle of Cedar Creek)

Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg, MD:  Killer Snails  ** TEN WINS A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: “Night Court”)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird  (Next week’s first category: Thermodynamics)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Coin Club  (Next week’s first category: Highest Grossing Anime Films)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Torconites  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on April 30: Greek Mythology)

Greene Turtle in Urbana, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club  ** SIX WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: “Duck Soup”)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  Need More Trash Culture  ** FIVE WINS IN A ROW! **   (Next week’s first category: “Dota 2”)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Zack Morris is Trash  (Next week’s first category: Sports Upsets)