Tuesday Trivia… The Sooner the Better!

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 83 teams across ten venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game began harmlessly with a three-part question regarding words starting with the letter ‘N’, but we then delved into a film question with an especially wicked bonus.  After most of the field earned wagering points on a question regarding the animated film The Nightmare Before Christmas, we offered two bonus points to teams that could also identify its director.  Even with Tim Burton ruled out as a possible correct answer, Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam) was the only team to tack on two bonus points with the correct answer of Henry Selick (who also directed the animated films James and the Giant Peach, Monkeybone, and Coraline).  After closing the first round with questions concerning Jackie Kennedy and World Series winners, a perfect score eluded the entire field.

SECOND ROUND:

In Tuesday’s audio question, we asked our teams identify three songs with regal titles, as we listened to Dancing Queen by ABBA, Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder, and King of Anything by Sara Bareilles.  We continued with a look at Tom Sawyer, gingham fabric, the Goodyear Tire Company, and the former CBS comedy series Northern Exposure, the latter of which provided the most difficult bonus question of the round.  Only eight teams successfully identified Rob Morrow as the show’s lead actor.  As a result, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Two-letter answers and August-themed questions were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  Falling on the more difficult side, this page yielded an average score of just 12.3 points.  Though several teams notched 19 points on this page, a perfect score was unattainable this evening.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s third round with a Three Clues question about the various uses of the name Maxwell, during which many teams discovered that there are other college football awards besides the Heisman Trophy.  Other third round topics from Tuesday included Chubby Hubby ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s, the Cascade mountain range, and a rather difficult pair of questions regarding cable television networks:

  • In 1999, the Biography Channel was launched as a spin-off of this other cable network that had previously aired the documentary series Biography.  For your wager, name that parent network.
  • 2-POINT BONUS: In 2014, the Biography Channel was re-branded with which current name?

Slightly less than half of the field earned wagering points with the correct answer of A&E, but Enough Already (Distilled) was the only team to successfully submit FYI as the bonus answer.  For the third round in a  row, no team posted a perfect score of 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

After learning about Sylvester Stallone’s work behind the camera during the 6-4-2 question, the final round featured questions regarding the comedic musical duo Garfunkel & Oates, the film Wedding Crashers, the Brazilian statue Christ the Redeemer, and the human tailbone, otherwise known as the coccyx.  In a recurring theme, none of our teams earned a perfect score in the final round.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (33.7% success rate):

  • Admitted to the Union during the 20th century, this central U.S. state became the most recent state to change its capital city in 1910.  Identify this state whose current capital city has about 700,000 residents.

About one-third of the field responded correctly with Oklahoma.  For the second week in a row, none of our Tuesday teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Mascots)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Mary Tyler Moore Show)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Horror Films)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Gospel of John)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: French Wine)

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

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL Kickers of the 2000s)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World Capitals)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current Events)