Waltzing Through Tuesday Trivia!

Our busiest night of the week welcomed 144 teams across 22 venues.


Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the most populous cities in North America, carbohydrates, and the classic TV sitcom “Growing Pains”.  The final bonus question of the round was also its most difficult, as we discussed the first miracle attributed to Jesus Christ.  Most of our teams earned wagering points by knowing that Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding celebration, but only 17% of the field also knew that this wedding took place in the city of Cana (not to be confused with the region of Canaan).  Seven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs with ‘directional’ titles.  We listened to “West End Girls” by The Pet Shop Boys, “Southside” by Moby and Gwen Stefani, and “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz.  Falling on the more difficult side, less than half of our teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers, while only 11% of the field picked up bonus points by recognizing all three songs.  Later, we looked at NBA history, the early film work of James Bond actor Timothy Dalton, and the actual meaning behind the phrase ZIP Code.  Only 14% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that the term is actually an acronym standing for Zone Improvement Plan.  As a result, only one team ran the table in the second round, as Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack) tallied 36 points.


Female TV hosts and sports venue nicknames were juxtaposed on Tuesday’s halftime page.  Six teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average landed at 15.0 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s second half began with a three-part question regarding country names that also have other meanings, such as China (earthenware), Japan (a type of lacquer), and Tonga (a horse-drawn vehicle).  Only nine teams earned two bonus points by giving us all three correct answers.  The struggles continued from there, as the third round included the two most difficult wagering questions of the night:

–> In 1995, a team from this city became the only CFL team to win the Grey Cup from an American city.  For your wager, identify that eastern U.S. city with a current population of roughly 600,000 people.

–> Which body of water in New York state gives its name to a mid-19th century school of landscape painting influenced by Romanticism?

Despite being located less than 100 miles away from virtually every Tuesday night venue, only 13% of our teams arrived at the correct answer of Baltimore.  The other correct answer of the Hudson River School garnered a slightly better success rate a 18%.  After closing the third stanza with a question regarding King Leopold II and the exploration of the Belgian Congo, we did not see any perfect scores in Tuesday’s third round.


After the 6-4-2 question dealt with the Hugh Grant film “Nine Months”, the final round topics included the Australian folk song “Waltzing Matilda”, Ohio amusement parks, the classic video game “Street Fighter”, and the romantic relationship between rock star Axl Rose and supermodel Stephanie Seymour.  While none of the five questions was particularly diabolical, four of the five yielded success rates of less than 50%, which led to another round in which no team notched a perfect score of 36 points.  At the end of four rounds, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Excluding those that begin with the letter ‘J’, what is the most common first name among all U.S. Presidents?

Exactly half of our teams responded correctly with William, as four Commanders in Chief bore that name (Harrison, McKinley, Taft, Clinton).  After a tough set of questions, My Black Hole Just Exploded (Dudley’sposted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Baltimore)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  MoMo   (Next week’s first category: “The Wedding Singer”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John   (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:   Not So Little Women   (Next week’s first category: Foreign Food)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Throatlympics   (Next week’s first category: “Butter” Words)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: “Leave It To Beaver”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  DC Swampers   (Next week’s first category: Tom Lehrer)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Coca-Cola)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Menace 2 Sobriety   (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh Steelers)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:   Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: Prince)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: 2019 MLB Trade Deadline)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos  (Next week’s first category: Frank Zappa)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Big Mac Attack   (Next week’s first category: U.S. First Ladies)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird   (Next week’s first category: Jewish Calendar)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: Famous Harrisons)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Robert Louis Stevenson)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: Gemstones)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Even and Steven   (Next week’s first category: Abdominal Surgery)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Killer Kweens   (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter Novels)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Magnificent Seven   (Next week’s first category: Ohio)