Weekend Trivia is in the Good Place!

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With 20 teams at Springfield Manor Winery, Pour House Trivia was played at 10 locations by a total of 92 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics on Friday included hit songs by QueenThree Clues about the hedgehog, and food items named for U.S. states. On Sunday, we asked about the TV resume of a certain writer:

  • TV writer Nahnatchka Khan has created which two sitcoms over the last decade, respectively inspired by the lives of chef Eddie Huang and professional wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson?

Half of that day’s teams named either Fresh Off the Boat or Young Rock, while one team submitted both shows for bonus credit. Beer Pressure (Doc Waters) had the only perfect score in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Audio questions featured Kate Hudson films, organ covers of famous songs, and movies which topped the box office this week in history. We looked back at a recent sports event in Saturday’s second round:

  • Which college sports conference boasted both teams that made the finals of the 2024 Women’s College World Series?
  • Bonus: Name both teams that reached the finals of the tournament.

About 31% of the field correctly identified the Big 12 conference, but just over 15% remembered Oklahoma and Texas for two extra points. There were no perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

Board game slogans, green things, and Oscar-winning songs were among the items featured in the weekend’s halftime rounds. The average team scored 17.1 points, but 23 teams recorded all 20 points on their page. Before the second half, we had these teams atop the overall leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Early in Sunday’s second half, we asked about the technical name of a piece of equipment:

  • Used in music, what four-letter word is the most common name used to refer to an item known as a plectrum?

A third of our teams knew that is the name for a guitar pick. Other topics in this round included the serif lines in fonts, the Kate Spade fashion brand, and Three Clues about the state of Colorado. This round had six perfect scores, the most of any round over the weekend.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the weekend’s 6-4-2 portion, 21 teams submitted the first name Charlotte for all six points on Friday, while none did so about Top Gun on Saturday and two did with the planet Uranus on Sunday. Friday’s last round ended with this query:

  • Which three U.S. states have the largest Native American populations based on absolute numbers?

Just over two-fifths of our teams received their wager with two correct guesses, but two teams earned bonus points for naming California, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Some other questions in this round dealt with the Netflix series Ozark, Whitney Houston’s hit song Greatest Love of All, and musician Jim Morrison. Again, this round featured no perfect teams. A two-way tie for first highlighted the standings before the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (78.69% success rate):

  • Though the term has come to have a more positive meaning, what word originally coined for a 1516 book comes from the Greek for no place, and strictly described any non-existent society in considerable detail?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (26.32% success rate):

  • Entries in which film franchise boast the record for fastest movie to $700 million at the box office and the slowest movie to $250 million at the box office?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.67% success rate):

  • Among those countries located entirely within Europe, which nation’s mainland area borders nine other countries, the most on the continent?

Friday’s final was about the term utopia, Saturday’s discussed films in the Star Wars franchise, and that very neighborly country on Sunday was Germany. Unfortunately, there were no Perfect 21 teams at any weekend game. These were the top teams at the end of those events:

Honorable mention goes to Slightly Agitated (Doc Waters), which played over the limit of seven players in a 164-point game. 

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Goose Massacre  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen King Books)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizards of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Desserts)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Detectives)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Gen X-ers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grease 2)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: NYR  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s Music)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: El Gato Loco  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1960s James Bond Films)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Double Trouble  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Murph’s Masters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports Films)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Morbius (film))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: A Scientist, a Professor, and a Basket Case  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Danny DeVito)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Norfolk and Chance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings 1970s One-Hit Wonders)