Tuesday Trivia Goes Trans-Atlantic!

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A 26-team game at Idiom Brewing and dual 22-teamers at Dudley’s Sport and Ale and Solace Outpost – Falls Church led the attendance on Tuesday. In all, Pour House Trivia was played by 279 teams at 24 venues.


An early question about The Matrix, which topped the box office 25 years prior, saw just 30% of the field name the film franchise’s most recent subtitle, Resurrections. Two questions later, we gave Three Clues about a mythological figure:

  • In Greek mythology, he was the father of Pegasus.
  • The moons Proteus and Larissa revolve around the planet named for this god’s Roman counterpart.
  • He is the namesake for a fictional vessel which sank in a 1972 film and its 2006 remake.

Poseidon was identified for bonus credit by 26% of our teams, the lowest bonus rate of the first half. There were 13 perfect teams in the first round.


Three songs with Back in the title were showcased in Tuesday’s audio question: Taylor Swift’s Back to December, AC/DC’s Back in Black, and Brian McKnight’s Back at One. Other topics in the round included the castling chess move, artist Bob Ross, and tall First Ladies Eleanor RooseveltMichelle Obama, and Melania Trump. A game-high 31 teams got through this round with a perfect score.


For halftime, teams had to identify celebrities by their yearbook photos, then match Disney animated films to their villains. The average score was 17.1, but 57 teams aced the page. We reached the halftime break with a two-way tie for first:


The third round was bookended with the night’s toughest bonus opportunities. First, a three-parter in which teams were asked to name the most populous cities in Wyoming, Maine, and Alabama saw only 6.45% of teams get all three: respectively CheyennePortland, and Huntsville. For the round’s last question, we looked at some Oscar feats:

  • Which two living men have directed multiple Best Picture Oscar winners?

While many have won multiple Best Director awards, the only two living men who have directed multiple Best Pictures are Francis Ford Coppola for the first two Godfather films and Clint Eastwood for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby. Just over a fifth of the field earned their wager with either correct answer, while 5.37% named both for bonus points. A perfect score was out of reach for our teams in this round.


Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about AutoZone received 26 correct six-point guesses. Round 4 started with subjects such as the Scandoval cheating scandal on Vanderpump Rules, long-time Washington Capitals Nicklas Backstrom and John Carlson, and the real-life inspiration behind Sherlock Holmes. The round concluded with this three-parter in which each answer began with the letters PH:

  • 1)  This is the most-populous U.S. city that fits this category. 
  • 2)  His song Happy spent 10 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014.
  • 3)  This 2017 film gave Daniel Day-Lewis his most recent Oscar nomination.

About 14.3% of teams received bonus points for giving all three answers: PhoenixPharrell, and Phantom Thread. These were the top six teams before the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (44.09% success rate):

  • In 1985, which musician performed at the original Live Aid in the United Kingdom and then flew to Philadelphia to play the U.S. version later that day? 

Phil Collins crossed the Atlantic to play both editions of Live Aid that day. Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Killer Snails (Olney) and I Think, They Drink (Rudy’s). These were the top scores at the end of the night:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Have You Seen My Moral Compass?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 3 Body Problem)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Gene Parmesan (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bristol Stool Chart)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Watergate Scandal)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Handy Jays  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goosebumps (films))

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Solar Eclipses)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Swedish Death Metal Bands)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Nine Inch Males  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sex and the City (TV)) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sex and the City (TV))

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Valley Girl (film))

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Win Some, Learn Some  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidents)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Joe Flaherty’s SCTV Characters)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s MLB)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Everyone’s Early Except Sean  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children of Dune)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Paris)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alex Trebek’s Mustache  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Air Force Planes)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Bad Ass Boeing Engineers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Geography)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sesame Street)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Candy Andy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Russian Literature)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

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

Ion International Training Center in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Solo Singers)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Che and the Lab Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War)