Tuesday Trivia was Vital to New England
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across ten venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night began with a three-part question on first aid where the answers were tourniquet, 2nd degree, and circulation, and the recent film The Tragedy of Macbeth. We finished up the round by speaking a little French and we learned that the word “Under God” were added to the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1950s.
Many teams posted a perfect first round score on Tuesday night.
In Tuesday’s audio question, the field dealt with songs where only the vocals were heard as we removed any background music. The answers were “Under Pressure,”Smells like Teen Spirit,” and “Sex on Fire.” Subsequent topics included the TV sitcom Frasier, the NASA space shuttle Endeavour, and the states of Alaska and Hawaii.
The most difficult question of the first half dealt with the subject of sporty actors.
- After a successful career in the boxing ring, this athlete nicknamed “The Bronx Bull” worked as a stand-up comedian and an actor. In 1961, he landed a bit part in "The Hustler ."Decades later, his life story became the subject of an Oscar-winning film. Who is that athlete?
A little under half of our teams picked up their points with Mr. “Raging Bull” himself, Jake LaMotta.
Six teams earned a perfect Sound Round score.
Animated fishes and word that end in ‘x’ were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page. The overall average reached 16.6 points with an fourteen teams earned a perfect score. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Our Drinking Team has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 92
- Supernovas (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 92
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 92
- I Feel God in this Dudley’s Tonight (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 90
- Soggy Bottoms (Ramparts): 90
Tuesday’s Third Round went fairly smooth for the majority of our teams. We discussed the topics of the musical film Newsies, the exploration of the South Pole, our nightly three-clues question dealt with the word Control, the taco technology of Old El Paso, and we finished up the round with a question about the Ian Fleming book Goldfinger.
Despite an easier third round only one team, DC Swampers (Olney Winery) earned a perfect third round score on Tuesday night.
In a rare occurrence none of our teams earned their six-point wager on our nightly 6-4-2 question. We asked this clue,
- I am a four-letter word. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, I am the most common noun in the English language (excluding pronouns).
The answers did get easier, but we had no takers for that question, the answer here is time.
Round Four featured the topics of Dawson’s Creek, the ethnic group known as the Cossacks, the 1989 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics, singer Faith Evans and the last question of the round was in honor of the birthday of Alexander Hamilton, where the answers were Nevis, the Federalist Papers, and Columbia University..
Two teams at the same venue , Our Drinking Team has a Trivia Problem and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s Sport and Ale) earned a perfect score in Tuesday’s fourth round. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:
- Our Drinking Team has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 163
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 163
- I Feel God in this Dudley’s Tonight (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 159
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 158
- FOUR TEAMS TIED AT 155
FINAL QUESTION (18.2% success rate):
- This play first won a Tony Award in 1949 and has since become the only play in history to win Best Revival on three different occasions, doing so most recently in 2012. What is that play?
Just under 20% of Tuesday’s field responded correctly with Death of a Salesman. One team Killer Snails (Olney Winery) posted the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 175
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 168
- Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner (Solace Outpost): 166
- Wolf (Solace Outpost): 164
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 164
- DC Swampers(Olney Winery): 164
- Coisgpod (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 161
- Southpaws(Solace Outpost): 158
- I Feel God in this Dudley’s Tonight(Dudley’s Sport and Ale): 159
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber than We Look (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bourbon)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob Saget)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Quiz in My Pants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Geology)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Guess Who’s Not Coming to Dinner (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Full House)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spanish American War)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: No Dram Llamas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Camelids)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings STYX)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Automotive Pioneers)
Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Silent Z (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. History)