The Spirit of 76 at Tuesday Trivia!

Our busiest night of the week brought in a flurry of new teams as we gear up for the holiday season.  All told, Tuesday’s game welcomed 143 teams across 20 venues:


We wasted no time challenging our Tuesday teams, as the first bonus question of the game was also the most difficult of the opening half.  On a question concerning the Windsor knot, we asked our teams to identify the British royal for whom the knot is thought to be named.  Only nine teams responded correctly with Kind Edward VIII, who took on the title of the Duke of Windsor after his scandalous abdication of the throne.  Other first round topics included the film “Wreck-It Ralph” and this pop sensation:

Spice Girls

Thanks to the opening bonus question, only four teams notched a perfect first round score: We Got a Sitter (Shuckin’ Shack), Donner Party (Shuckin’ Shack), Dr. Leo Marvin and Associates (Charlie’s), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).


Songs about waiting highlighted Tuesday’s audio question, as most of our teams easily identified the songs “Waiting on the World To Change” by John Mayer, “Waiting” by Green Day, and “Right Here Waiting” by Richard Marx.  Later, we discussed this ridiculous college football game played last month:

LSU Texas A&M Football

After closing with a look at the work of Agatha Christie and the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, we saw nine teams sweep the second round by earning 36 points.


Famous paintings and superhero actors were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded nine perfect scores and an overall average of 16.4 points.  These were your highest scoring first half teams from Tuesday night:


Tuesday’s second half began with questions regarding the Biblical figure of Jacob, the classic film star Mae West, and island territories.  We also looked at the first winners of this prestigious award:


Despite a relatively difficult question on Polish currency to close the round, seven teams ran the table in the third round to earn a perfect score.


After the 6-4-2 question dealt with the Dalai Lama, we gave our teams Three Clues for the number 76 before moving on to this artistic and architectural style:

Art Deco

After a pair of rather difficult bonus questions on the topics of the Go-Go’s and Anthony Anderson, we saw just one perfect score in the final round: Half Nelsons (Buffalo Wild Wings).  Here is your pre-final leaderboard from Tuesday night:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (53.8% success rate):

–> Surprisingly, which 2002 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” topped the magazine’s “Anti-Sportsmen of the Year” list a decade later?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with cyclist Lance Armstrong.  Congratulations to the four teams who earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly: Blockheads (The Block), Red Prairie Dogs (The Block), Balls Out (Quincy’s South), and Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s).  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Ronald Reagan Administration)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Bill’s Mafia  (Next week’s first category: Pretzels)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: AC / DC – AUDIO)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: World Music)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  The Team  (Next week’s first category: Australian Rules Football)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Blockheads  (Next week’s first category: “Elf”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Chess Champions)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: “The Dukes of Hazzard” – TV)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: Wine)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  S & M & M’s  (Next week’s first category: “Wall-E”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Starfish  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Films)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Dr. Leo Marvin and Associates  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl MVPs)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 18 – First category: Founding Fathers)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  Brain Slugz  (Next week’s first category: Superheroes)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Washington Redskins Quarterbacks with Broken Legs)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: Barcelona)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Mike Hunt’s Hungry  (Next week’s first category: Colors in Spanish)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Fabu Ones  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Hip Hop)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: NCAA Women’s Basketball)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Candy)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Scruffy Looking Nerf Herders (Next week’s first category: Spies)