Thursday Night Trivia – Solid as a Rockefeller!
Thursday night’s game featured 90 teams playing at 13 venues, with one of those teams hoping to continue an amazing winning streak! On to the recaps:
Thursday’s opening round looked at War Novels, Units of Measurements, and this classic album cover:
This question included the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as we offered two points to any team who knew the lead track of off this album. Only 18% of our teams came through with this correct answer:
We closed the first round with a question on the regulation length of games in the NBA, the NHL, the WNBA, and Major League Soccer. Across the board, seven teams began the game with a perfect score of 36 points.
Thursday’s audio question featured clips from Halloween-themed TV shows and specials. Most of our teams easily arrived at the three correct answers of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”, “Barney”, and “Animaniacs”. After a question on Advertising Slogans, we continued with a film question, asking for the word which names a set of characters in the “X-Men” franchise, but was also the name of the fictitious Washington, D.C. football team featured in the comedy film “The Replacements”. Just over half of our teams came up with this correct answer:
Finally, a question on U.S. Geography:
–> With over 1.6 million residents, this is the most populous U.S. city in the Mountain Time Zone. However, since its home state does not observe Daylight Saving Time, it spends most of the year synched with the Pacific Time Zone.
While most of our teams knew that the correct response was Phoenix, only 22% of the field earned bonus points by also knowing that Phoenix is located in Maricopa County. I’m sure some of you can thank Sherriff Joe Arpaio for that one. The second round included six perfect scores.
Thursday’s halftime page quizzed our teams with pictures of actors portraying Dracula. Our average score of 15.6 included eight teams who managed to run the table with a perfect scores on the halftime round. Here are Thursday’s top scores after the first half:
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 90
- The Fan Club (Quincy’s): 89
- Proper Villains (Fish Market): 88
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 87
- Faith Plus One (Guido’s): 87
Thursday’s second half began with our nightly Three Clues question, with this edition focusing on a pop singer:
CLUE 1: Despite being born outside of Europe, this singer won the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest.
CLUE 2: In 2011, this singer began a residence show at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
This was enough information for 18% of our teams to earn a two-point bonus with Celine Dion (who somehow represented Switzerland at 1988 Eurovision). Next up was a three-part question on U.S. State Mottoes. The third clue on this question was by far the most difficult, as only six teams knew that the “Crossroads of America” is the motto of Indiana. Later, we looked at the dessert known as the Great Wall of Chocolate, a decadent piece of six-layer chocolate cake sold by P.F. Chang’s:
Only one team swept the third round with a perfect score: Proper Villains from Fish Market.
Thursday’s final round included questions on the novel “A Wrinkle in Time”, the Namib desert, and this comedy film:
Once again, w saw just one team sweep the final round: Dire Wolves from Belly Love Brewing. Here are Thursday’s top scores after the fourth round:
- The Fan Club (Quincy’s): 162
- Proper Villains (Fish Market): 162
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 161
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 160
- Dire Wolves (Belly Love Brewing): 158
FINAL QUESTION (56.7% success rate):
–> Prior to Jeb and George W. Bush, the last time two brothers served simultaneously as Governor was in 1971, when the governors of Arkansas and New York were brothers. One of these men would go on to become U.S. Vice President. What was their shared last name?
Just over half of our teams answered correctly with Rockefeller (Winthrop and Nelson). Congratulations to Three Fingers Worth (Olde Mother Brewing) and Proper Villains (Fish Market) as the only teams to earn the Perfect 21 tonight by answering all wagering questions correctly. Here are your top overall scores from Thursday:
- The Fan Club (Quincy’s): 174
- Proper Villains (Fish Market): 173
- Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 173
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 172
- North Country (Quincy’s): 167
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 165
- Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market): 165
- Top Gun III (Fish Market): 165
- Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 164
- Quiz in My Pants (Cushwa Brewing): 163
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: The Fan Club (Next week’s first category: History of Detroit)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (Next week’s first category: “Hamlet”)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Your Mom (Next week’s first category: “You’re the Worst”)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Singing Inferno (Next week’s first category: Jewish Holidays)
Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Harsh Reality (Next week’s first category: “Schitt’s Creek”)
Jerry’s Sports Bar in Hagerstown, MD: LB Cool J (Next week’s first category: “Friends”)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Dire Wolves (Next week’s first category: Barenaked Ladies – AUDIO)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving (Next week’s first category: 1990s Cartoons)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Three Fingers Worth (Next week’s first category: Todd Rungren)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: We Drink and We Know Things ** SEVEN WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Woodstock – 1969 Festival)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Wings (Next week’s first category: Cover Songs – AUDIO)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Proper Villains (Next week’s first category: French Composers)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Faith Plus One (Next week’s first category: Drive-Thru Record Label)