Tuesday Trivia, Make Me a Match!

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Tuesday night’s edition of Pour House Trivia was played at 16 locations around the area for a total of 182 teams.


Topics covered in the first round on Tuesday included game show The Weakest Link and college towns in Oregon. At the end of the round, we asked about the Roman goddess of the hunt Diana and her Greek counterpart, Artemis. Perfect scores here were earned by 46 teams, just over a quarter of the playing field!


Teams were asked to provide three song titles that contain the word super for the audio question: Superstar by the Carpenters, Champagne Supernova by Oasis, and Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass. The most difficult wagering question of the evening came a few questions later:

  • Though this phrase is not accurate if you are talking about $100 bills, which slang term for money serves as the title of a both an early Jay-Z song, and a 1995 crime film featuring Chris Tucker?

This answer was not all about the Benjamins (as Benjamin Franklin is indeed on the $100 bill); rather, we were talking Dead Presidents. That answer was given by 30% of our teams. The round’s last question concerned the fast-paced sport of jai alai in which 9.3% of teams got within 5 mph of 190 mph, the world record for speed of a ball in that sport. Perfect scores in this round were earned by Bottomless Popcorn (Smoketown), Dobby and His Socks (Smoketown), and In Last Place (Antietam).


At halftime on Tuesday, teams first had to figure out the appropriate decade for various famous photos. After that, they had to match songs to the corresponding film soundtrack. A very successful halftime effort saw an average score of 18.3 and a whopping 74 teams (just over two-fifths of the field) earn perfect scores. These teams led the rest at the halftime break:


The second half of Tuesday’s game started off with the brief tenure of Venus de Milo as the fifth member of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, followed by the legal will which is the main focus of probate law. Next up, a three-parter about athletes that each sported a nickname of The Golden Boy:

  • 1)  This American boxer took home a gold medal in the lightweight division at the 1992 Summer Olympics.
  • 2)  Known as El Pibe de Oro, this footballer led Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.
  • 3)  After a stellar career at Notre Dame during the 1950s, he led the Green Bay Packers to four NFL titles.

In order, those athletes are Oscar de la HoyaDiego Maradona, and Paul Hornung; about 40% of teams were able to name at least two of them for wagering credit, but bonus points were earned by only 15% of the field. The round wrapped up with a trip to the Pillars of Hercules which frame the Strait of Gibraltar, and a song by late-1980s hit band INXS. In this round, eight teams had perfect scores.


Before the final round, we gave three clues about former reality show The Apprentice in which 35 teams knew it from the first clue about its theme song. The second half’s toughest wagering question came on a Change a Letter format:

  • If you change one letter among these two words, you’ll go from an ethical lesson conveyed by a short story, to the last name of the mob boss whose associates were killed at the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre. Name both words.

That lesson is a moral, while the gangster in question was Bugs Moran; 34% of our teams got both words. The least-successful bonus opportunity of the night came next, on a Three Clues question about the ascot. Only six teams named it from the first two clues to earn two extra points. Unfortunately, a perfect score was out of reach for each of our teams in the fourth round. Even so, these teams had the most points before the final question was revealed:

FINAL QUESTION (59.89% success rate):

  • In 1965, this production received nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. For your wager, name that musical, which was based on a collection of humorous short stories by Sholem Aleichem.

Based on Tevye and His Daughters, Aleichem’s work was adapted into Fiddler on the Roof. Once again, a pair of teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday; Innovations (Dudley’s) and Comfortably Dum (Smoketown) earned the honors this time around. At the end of the night, these were the top overall teams:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Don’t Mess with the Zohan)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fifth Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Andy Griffith)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I’m Bringing Pickleback  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential History)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rocky Films)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Hank!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Broadway Musicals)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bands Known for Drug Use)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The White Lotus)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Leaf on the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Eagles)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: While You’re Down There  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl Quarterbacks)

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Peele and Eat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One Racing)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Three Sheets to the Wind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pre-Disney Star Wars)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Outer Space Horror Film Sequels)