Thursday Trivia Came Sweepin’ Down the Plain

alt textThursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 166 teams across 18 venues.


Opening round topics from Thursday night included the following categories. Streaming TV, Types of ‘ISM’s, Classical Composers, and Olympic Swimming.

The question on Olympic Swimming was the most difficult of the round, along with the most difficult bonus.

  • While the shortest Olympic running race is 100 meters, the shortest Olympic swimming race is which shorter distance?  2-POINT BONUS: Winning five gold medals at the recent Tokyo games, which male American swimmer currently holds the world record in this race?

The answers were 50 Meters and Caeleb Dressel

Nine Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.


Thursday’s Second Round included the following categories, Living Your ‘DREAMS’ (AUDIO), This Question Might Save Your Life, A Trip to Italy, The Name’s the Same, 1980s Comedy Films.

The most difficult category out of these was 1980s Comedy Films which featured the following question.

  • Elderly actress Anne Ramsey earned an Oscar nomination for portraying the title character in this dark comedy film starring Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito.  For your wager, identify this film inspired by the work of Alfred Hitchcock.2-POINT BONUS: Which TV personality portrayed herself in this film?

A little over half of our teams picked up points by knowing this film was Throw Momma from the Train and only 7 of those teams tacked on a two-point bonus by knowing that Oprah appeared as herself in this film.

One team, Alley Cats (Solace Brewing), posted a perfect score in Thursday’s second round.


The top of Thursday’s halftime page depicted Morgan Freeman films while the bottom half focused on NFL Statistics.’  The overall average score reached only 14.1 points, with ten teams earning a perfect score.  Thursday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:


Thursday’s second half included the categories of Young Adult Novels, World Geography, Constitutional Amendments, Musical Instruments, Current Actresses.

Round Three did feature the most difficult question of the night on the three-part category of Constitutional Amendments where under half of our teams earned their wager and 38% of those teams earned a two point bonus.

  • 1)  Due to the time frame in which they were ratified, the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments are collectively referred to by which 14-letter term?2)  The 23rd Amendment granted the right to vote in Presidential elections for citizens of which city?3)  Though it took more than 200 years for ratification, the 27th and most recent Amendment concerns which concept?

Those answers are Reconstruction, Washington, DC, and Congressional Pay Raises 

Six teams were able to notch a perfect score in Thursday’s third round.


After discussing pasta in our 6-4-2 question we began our final stanza of the night, where the categories were 1990s Nickelodeon, Last Word / First Word, Video Games, Common Conditions, Three Clues / One Athlete.

The most difficult question of this round was the 1990s Nickelodeon category.

  • The Red Jaguars and the Blue Barracudas were two of the teams that competed on this adventurous 1990s Nickelodeon game show.  For your wager, identify the five-word title of this series that was adapted into a made-for-TV film.
  • 2-POINT BONUS: This show was recently rebooted on which network?

That show was Legends of the Hidden Templewhich was recently rebooted on the CW Network.

Despite closing the fourth round with a relatively easier set of questions only two teams, Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen and Bar) and What Would Steve Rogers Do (Bad Habits Bar & Grill) earned a perfect score in Round Four. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (43.3% success rate):

  • Which eight-letter word is the longest U.S. state name that can be spelled ONLY using letters from the Hawaiian alphabet?

Just a little over 40% of our teams responded correctly with Oklahoma.  Four teams Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen and Bar), Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace Brewing), Crabcakes (Champion) and Wu Tang (Pour Dog House) were able to post the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Water’s Minions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: UEFA Champion’s League)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Wu Tang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Bazinga  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office – US VERSION)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso Quotes)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Alcoholic Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Insane Clown Posse)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Mack Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Country Music)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Bodies of Water)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: What Would Steve Rogers Do  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pokemon)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Summer Olympic Host Cities)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pennsylvania)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: Quarter Century  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Old Testament)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Angry Beaver Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Goddesses)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Flux Capacitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: PGA Tour Golfers)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Not that Drunk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caldecott Medal Winners)

Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: John Hughes Films)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Southpaws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Detective Shows)