Tuesday Trivia is Naming Names!
Pour House Trivia rolled 12 venues deep on Tuesday, with an enlightened group of 122 teams taking on the trivia challenge.
Our groups had absolutely no trouble with opening round topics that included the upcoming Elvis film, a three-parter on rhyming word pairs, the children’s playground game Red Rover, and President Dwight Eisenhower‘s measure to add the words under God to the Pledge of Allegiance. More than a quarter of the field, 31 teams in all, were perfect in the first round.
The audio question in this game showed off a trio of musical groups known by initials, namely R.E.M., TLC, and one-hit wonder LFO. About 31% of teams knew all three of those groups for two bonus points. After a question on retro arcade hit Frogger, teams encountered the hardest wagering (and bonus) question of the first half:
- Known as the “Bad Boys,” which NBA team won their 2nd of back-to-back NBA championships in 1990?
Roughly two-thirds of the field correctly answered with the Detroit Pistons, while only 23% added bonus points for naming their coach Chuck Daly. A stop in Boise, Idaho and a pair of Vans concluded the second round, with perfect scores earned by The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside) and That’s So Clavin (Antietam).
Author caricatures and terms that are also names of TV networks were the topics on this evening’s halftime sheet. The average score across the board was 15.4 points, while only four teams were able to pull down the full 20 points. These teams ruled the roost going into the halftime intermission:
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 90
- Aristocrats (Distilled): 90
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 89
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 88
- Austikee (Olney): 88
The second half of play began with a trip to Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, then we turned to the radio dial for the game’s toughest wagering question:
- This band’s song Afterlife currently sits at number one on the Mainstream Rock Chart, marking the 12th time it has reached number one. What is the name of that band, which sounds like it could be included in a martial arts film?
While many teams were unsuccessful with guesses of Foo Fighters, 17 percent of the field were correct to answer with Five Finger Death Punch. The next question regarded the origin story of beloved Christmastime character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but the bonus question was a lump of coal for many teams; only 16% of teams added those two bonus points for knowing Rudolph was created for the Montgomery Ward department store chain. We finished off the round with questions about the National Hot Rod Association and a trio of film taglines. The only perfect team in this round was Full Frontal Nerdity (Gentleman Jim’s).
A total of 21 teams successfully named the number four to receive six points in Tuesday’s 6-4-2. The fourth round featured, among other things, the two most difficult bonus questions of the night. Questions on fast food chain Wienerschnitzel and British physician Henry Gray preceded the round’s hardest wagering try:
- Originating in Czechoslovakia in 1968, a period of political liberalization is best known by which two-word term which includes the name of a season?
That would be the Prague Spring, named correctly by 23% of teams; however, political figure, Spring driving force, and bonus answer Alexander Dubček was only named by a game-low five teams. The final query of the round was a Three Clues question about the basilisk, which saw just seven teams know it off just two clues for bonus points. Unsurprisingly, we had no perfect scores in the fourth round. The pre-final question leaderboard sorted itself out thusly:
- Aristocrats (Distilled): 159
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 158
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 156
- Park Fair Facts (Dudley’s): 154
- Killer Snails (Olney): 154
FINAL QUESTION (58.2% success rate):
- Among the 30 most common last names in the United States, which name is identical to that of a U.S. state capital?
We went down to Mississippi for the correct final answer of Jackson. However, a Perfect 21 on Tuesday was unable to be reached, since no team correctly answered every wagering question in the game. Here is the game’s final leaderboard:
- Drunken Birds of Steele (Dudley’s): 168
- Killer Snails (Olney): 166
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 165
- Austikee (Olney): 165
- G.J.’s (Gentleman Jim’s): 164
- The Gang Plays Bar Trivia (Smoketown Creekside): 164
- Coisgpod (Gentleman Jim’s): 162
- Full Frontal Nerdity (Gentleman Jim’s): 162
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 161
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 159
- Aristocrats (Distilled): 159
Another Tuesday honorable mention, this time for Quiz in My Pants (Dudley’s), which put up 168 points playing with more than the maximum prize-eligible limit of seven players!
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Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Toys)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 Tony Awards)
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