Weekend Trivia Gets Constitutional!

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For the weekend, 95 teams played Pour House Trivia at any of our 11 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics included the Greek mythological figure Hercules, the 27th anniversary of Tiger Woods winning the Masters for the first time, and this NFL question:

  • Which three teams have made at least 10 appearances in the NFC Championship Game?

Just 30% of Sunday’s teams earned their wager by naming two of those three: the San Francisco 49ersDallas Cowboys, and Los Angeles Rams. However, no team named all three for bonus points. After this round, perfect scores were still had by Big Into Karate (Flying Ace), PB and J (Belles’), and Ah Ha (Pretzel and Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

TV talk show hosts, former Disney Channel stars, and a trio of songs titled Photograph were offered up as audio clues over the weekend. Otherwise in the second round, teams got a little quixotic with author Miguel de Cervantes, took a break to look at some cumulonimbus clouds, and played Angry Birds. Six teams earned a perfect score in this round.

HALFTIME:

Some halftime tasks included matching liqueurs to their primary flavor, identifying celebrities from bubble bath scenes, and naming beer slogans. Thirteen perfect scores were recorded on any individual halftime sheet, while the average weekend score was 15.9 points. One team remained perfect at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

In Friday’s third round, we looked back at a certain singer’s discography:

  • Which three songs from Adele’s 2011 album 21 topped the Billboard Hot 100?

About 43% of the field earned their wager while 10.9% got bonus points for all three songs: Rolling in the DeepSomeone Like You, and Set Fire to the Rain. Other topics in this round included poet Walt WhitmanThree Clues about the scorpion, and the comedic puppet Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Low Expectations (Flying Ace) was the only perfect team in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Weekend 6-4-2s gave clues about the raccoonAustralia, and Little Bo Peep. Saturday’s last round began with this literary question:

  • The Roman name of the legendary Greek figure Odysseus was used as the title of a 1922 novel written by which author?

That Roman name, Ulysses, was the title of a novel by James Joyce; 28% of the field got that right. Some other fourth-rounders dealt with Godzilla and King Kong‘s recent film The New Empire, car models created by the defunct Geo brand, and the angstrom unit of measurement. This was the only round with no perfect scores. Before the final question, these were the highest-scoring teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (17.19% success rate):

  • A document entitled the Fundamental Orders was adopted in 1639, and is considered to be the first Constitution written in the New World. Which American colony (and future U.S. state) drafted this document?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (38.1% success rate):

  • The word Mexico appears in only one of Shakespeare’s plays. It is referenced as one of the destinations of the title character’s fleets of ships, which also travel to Tripoli, England, and India. What is that play?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10% success rate):

  • Doing so in the 2010s, what is the most recent non-solo act whose album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year?

Respectively, final questions over the weekend were about the Constitution State of Connecticut, Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, and Daft Punk‘s Grammy win for Random Access MemoriesBillionaire’s Petting Zoo (Flying Ace) recorded the weekend’s only Perfect 21! As it turns out, that team also led the field at the end of the weekend:

Slightly Agitated (Belles’) earned an honorable mention for scoring 158 points while playing over the limit of seven players.

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Educated Guessers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Salmon Fishing)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Beer Pressure  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Muppets Music)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: Picard)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schwarzenegger Films)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: NYR  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beach Boys History)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Bazinga  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Shawshank Redemption)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ohio State University Athletes)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: PB and J  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous People Named Charles)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Barking Bad  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Mummy (1999))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Moors)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Special K  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:Love Actually)