Tuesday Trivia Made Others Quite Jealous

alt textTuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across ten venues

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included a three clues question about the state of Alabama, which was admitted to the Union on December 14, 1819. We also discussed the astronomical term equinox,  learned about the tabby cat and discussed the early career of Tom Hanks. Six teams finished the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question dealt with a three songs being sung in a foreign language. Those answers were, “It’s the End of the World as We Know It,” “Call Me Maybe,” and “Story of my Life.” Other subjects in the round included the financial firm PricewaterhouseCoopers which is the correct spelling of that firm, the term cold turkey, and The Fosbury Flop in the sports event known as the high jump. 

The following was the most difficult question of the first half where only about a half of our teams earned their wagers.

  • Turned into a 2018 film, what was the first title in The Time Quintet, a series of young adult science fiction novels written by Madeline L’Engle that includes the characters of Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who?

The answer here was A Wrinkle in Time14 teams finished the round with a perfect 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Nicholas Cage films and “American” songs were the subjects for the halftime round.  The overall average reached 14.7 points, with four of our teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half began with a question about country artist Chris Stapleton. Other subjects in the round included a category where your two-word answers had the initials ‘B.A.’ where those words were Benedict Arnold, Ben Affleck, and (the) Big Apple. The rest of the third round featured questions about the car manufacturer Honda and the film re-make of The Stepford Wives.  Round Three also featured the most difficult question of the night on the topic of mathematical concepts.

  • Which mathematical concept is expressed using a symbol technically known as a lemniscate?

Many of you have seen this concept before, but only a quarter of our teams knew that the answer here was infinity  No teams ran the table for a perfect score in the round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After looking at the word hairspray for the 6-4-2 question we moved on to Round Four.We began by discussing the organization International Monetary Fund and the Barry basketball family. Other subjects in the round were Louisiana governor Huey Long, the country of Ukraineand we ‘timely’ ended the round with a three-part question where the answers were sentimental, multimedia, and Adventure Time.  Two teams Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside) and Killer Snails (Olney Wineryearned a perfect score in the round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (17% success rate):

  • The psychological disorder of ‘morbid jealousy’ or ‘delusional jealousy’ describes a condition in which a person is convinced that their partner is unfaithful, despite a complete lack of evidence.  This condition has been given a particular nickname, which was borrowed from the name of which fictional character?

15 of our teams knew that the answer to this question could be found in a Shakespeare tragedy. That play and fictional character is Othello. 

The Perfect 21 eluded all of our teams tonight.

Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 28: Christmas Films)

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

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Smartini’s (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Gucci Ramps (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Revolution)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Erogenous Zones)

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

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: San Francisco Streets)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Led Zeppelin or Greta Van Fleet)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Silent Z (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Geography)