Tuesday Trivia at the Right Time!

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A 24-team game at Solace Outpost in Washington, DC led our 25 Tuesday evening locations for Pour House Trivia. A total of 240 teams played.

FIRST ROUND:

We discussed the 1999 box office-topping film The Mummy, moved on to avoid the piranha, and discussed Christian saints with A-names as part of the opening round on Tuesday. For the latter subject, we had this three-parter:

  • 1)  Officially, he is the patron saint of Scotland, but some consider him to be the patron saint of golfers as well.
  • 2)  This wife of Czar Nicholas II was canonized with the epithet of The Passion Bearer. 
  • 3)  Associated with the Hippo Region of Africa, he is the namesake of the oldest town in the United States.

Just over a third of the field submitted all three names (AndrewAlexandra, and Augustine), making this question the toughest bonus chance in the first half. The round ended with 10 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question was made for Walking, as all three song titles featured that word. We followed that with the first half’s most difficult wagering query:

  • With 10 awards, which FX series recently set the Emmy record for most wins for a comedy series in a single year?

The Bear was named by just 39% of teams, even with it being our social media hint of the day. The round ended with a question about the two main characters of Of Mice and Men, portrayed by Gary Sinise and John Malkovich in a 1992 film adaptation. No team in this round put up a perfect score.

HALFTIME:

Recipients of Time magazine’s Person of the Year were featured in the first part of Tuesday’s halftime sheet, followed by a match-em with TV shows and their women creators. Eighteen perfect pages were turned back in, while 14.4 points was the average take. We reached the night’s halftime break with these leading scores:

THIRD ROUND:

There were several difficult questions given in the third round on Tuesday. Early in the round, we reminisced on a 1980s personality:

  • Nicknamed Motormouth for his rapid speech, John Moschitta served as the spokesman for which line of toys that peaked in popularity in the late 1980s?

Moschitta was the spokesman for Micro Machines, named by 31% of teams. Next came this question about a fictional piece of jewelry:

  • What is the four-word name of the fictional blue diamond necklace that Kate Winslet’s character wore in the film Titanic, which was inspired by the real-life Hope Diamond?
  • Bonus: Besides Kate Winslet, who else played that character in Titanic?

The Heart of the Ocean was named by most teams, but a game-low 7.81% tacked on two extra points for remembering Rose was also portrayed by Oscar nominee Gloria Stuart. Another tough bonus chance came at the end of the round on a question about the Bloody Mary cocktail; a sixth of the field knew that adding clam juice to the beverage turns it into a Bloody Caesar. Once again, a perfect score was not to be found in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The city of Boston was named by 23 teams for all six points in the night’s 6-4-2. An easy breezy fourth round featured topics such as August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle which includes the work FencesThree Clues about the word Colossus, and the recent album release for grunge icons Pearl Jam. There were 16 perfect scores in this round, the most of any on Tuesday. After four rounds, we were led by these teams:

FINAL QUESTION (52.08% success rate):

  • Calling back our halftime page from tonight, who was named Time’s Man of the Year before being elected U.S. President?

Several years before being elected President, Dwight Eisenhower was named the 1944 Man of the Year. Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s) and It’s Miller Time (Solace Outpost FC). They also ended the night with the two best scores:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Perc  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: E-Sports)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Rosary One Thousand Plus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shrek)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Idea of You)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Handy Jays  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dog Breeds)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Pringles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caitlin Clark)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Firecrackers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Coaches)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: SMRT  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Hip Hop)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: History Shmistory  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vietnam War)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Back of the Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: H.P. Lovecraft)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Roast of Tom Brady)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Trivia Newton John  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Tortured Poets Department)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War Battles)

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hood College)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Long German Words)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: We Always Dick Around  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frasier)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Gilligan’s Wake  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Louisiana Cooking)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Sinking Fast  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Old Testament)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: A-Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Survivor)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Best Actor Oscar Winners)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: It’s Miller Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Menopause)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Aim Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Secretaries of State)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grey’s Anatomy)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: PGA Championship)