The Passion of Weekend Trivia!

Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 47 teams across four venues:

FIRST HALF:

First half topics from last weekend included Nickelodeon’s trademark green slime, the Canadian symbol of the maple leaf, the poorly named game of Chinese checkers, and this massively expensive epic film:

Cleopatra Film

Our Friday teams struggled a bit with second round bonus questions concerning the remake version of the film “Flatliners” and the athletic nickname of the College of William & Mary (Tribe).  Though the most difficult bonus question of the first half was asked in Saturday’s second round on the subject of U.S. history.  Most of our Saturday teams knew that the Sherman Act of the late 19th century often includes the word ‘antitrust’ in its name, but none of our teams knew that Benjamin Harrison was serving as U.S. President when the bill was signed into law.  While seven weekend teams swept the first round, none of our teams could replicate the feat in the second round. 

HALFTIME:

Last weekend’s halftime pages focused on topics such as cocktail recipes and fictional aunts and uncles.  Seven teams notched a perfect halftime score while the overall average landed at 16.3 points.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:

SECOND HALF:

In the second half, our Friday teams dealt with a Three Clues question concerning the number 88 (specifically, that it is the only number less than 100 which is expressed using eight Roman numerals: LXXXVIII), before moving on to topics such as the life of Nelson Mandela and the husbands of Rebecca Romijn.  Our Saturday teams were quizzed on the names of the Galilean Moons and this former Nickelodeon series:

CatDog

The two most difficult wagering questions of the weekend were asked in each of our final rounds.  Our Friday teams dealt with this sports stumper:

–> After the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets joined the league in 1988, the NBA added two more expansion franchises the following year.  For your wager, name either one of these two teams.

Only four of our Friday teams could name either one of the two correct answers: the Minnesota Timberwolves or the Orlando Magic.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams struggled with this music question:

–> Though it had nothing to do with Einstein, which pop singer released the 2008 album “E = MC2”?

The “MC” was the hint here, but only three Saturday teams responded correctly with Mariah Carey.  Clashburn (Vanish Brewery) and Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) notched perfect third round scores, while Cultured Heathens completed a stellar second half by also sweeping the final round.  Here is your pre-final leaderboard from last weekend:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (13.3% success rate):

–> Grossing more than 370 million dollars at the domestic box office, which 21st century film is the highest grossing R-rated movie in U.S. history?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Born with the real name of Eric Bishop, this actor has earned two Oscar nominations during his film career, both of which were earned for films released in 2004.  Name this actor who would go on to win the award for Best Lead Actor.

On Friday, films such as “Avatar” (rated PG-13) and “Deadpool” (second on the list) were popular wrong answers, as only four of our 30 Friday teams answered correctly with “The Passion of the Christ”.  On Saturday, exactly half of our teams earned points on the final question with the correct response of Jamie Foxx, who earned a supporting nomination as a cab driver in the Tom Cruise film “Collateral”, before winning the Oscar for his role in “Ray”.  None of our teams landed the Perfect 21 last weekend.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Stupid Sexy Flanders  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Avatar” or “Deadpool”?)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Clashburn  (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 21 – First category: University of Notre Dame)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Roller Coasters)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: Last Word / First Word – 1980s Song Titles)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Cultured Heathens (Next week’s first category: 21st Century “Doctor Who”)  
** PLEASE NOTE: NEXT WEEK’S GAME BEGINS AT 5:00PM **