Weekend Trivia Soars to New Heights!

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Led by a 25-team event at Springfield Manor Winery, Pour House Trivia’s weekend matches brought in a total of 96 teams to nine locations.


While Friday and Sunday each saw opening rounds that didn’t exactly fool its teams, there were a couple of bonus tries on Saturday which weren’t so nice. We went to extremes for this question:

  • Among the contiguous 48 U.S. states, Florida contains the southernmost point. However, which three states in the contiguous 48 respectively contain the northernmost, easternmost, and westernmost points in the United States?

Only one team was able to name Minnesota (northernmost), Maine (easternmost), and Washington (westernmost) for bonus credit. The final question of the round concerned Bruce Willis’s role in M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable; here, no team earned bonus points for knowing that before that film, Shyamalan wrote the screenplay to the kids movie Stuart Little. The weekend had 11 perfect teams in the first round.


Another round’s worth of questions came and went with none proving to be especially tough. Friday’s audio question played Carly Simon‘s hit Bond theme Nobody Does It Better from The Spy Who Loved Me, while Saturday’s was a trio of harmonica hits, and Sunday’s played 8-bit covers of TV theme songs. Other topics in this round included various types of salmon, NFL twin brothers Tiki and Ronde Barber, and the 1997 political dark comedy Wag the Dog. A weekend-high 14 teams had perfect scores in this round.


At times over the weekend, halftime pages contained subjects such as NHL team logos, historical M-terms, and celebrity family members. The average score was 17.2 points, while 14 teams had a halftime perfecto. Going into the halftime intermission, these were the highest scores:


It took until the second half for some true stumpers among the weekend’s wagering questions. For Friday’s third round, we asked this question:

  • Due to a high concentration of members of which religious denomination, Loma Linda, California was once the largest city in the country that received regular U.S. mail service on Sundays?

About 31% of teams correctly named the Seventh-day Adventist religious group. A later question about the sartorius, which is the longest muscle in the human body, had a 35% success rate. On Saturday, we asked about a couple of presidential firsts:

  • Name either the first U.S. President whose inauguration was televised or the first U.S. President whose inauguration was livestreamed on the Internet.

Only a third of the field named either Harry Truman or Bill Clinton, but no team had both names for bonus points; Truman’s second inauguration was televised in 1949, while Clinton’s Internet broadcast was in 1997. Sunday’s toughie came on the retro small screen:

  • A fictional family residing at 15 Robin Hood Lane in Huntington, New York was the focus of what ABC sitcom that ran for seven seasons starting in 1985?

Growing Pains was named by a Sunday-low 23% of teams. The only perfect squad in this round was Quizard of Oz (Doc Waters).


This past weekend, we gave 6-4-2 clues about Pixy StixIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Bambi. The only tricky wagering question here came at the end of Friday’s round, a Shakespearean Triple 50/50 in which teams had to figure out whether each of these lines was spoken by Romeo or Juliet:

  • 1)  What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.
  • 2)  Thus with a kiss, I die.
  • 3)  My only love sprung from my only hate.

In order, the answers were JulietRomeo, and Juliet; 38% of teams earned their wager with two correct answers, while 11% covered all three for bonus points. This round’s ace squads were Murph’s Masters (Belles’), Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza), Innovations (Mason Social), and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Mason Social). These were the top teams before the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (28.36% success rate):

  • According to its official website, One World Trade Center stands at what symbolic height (measured in feet)?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.67% success rate):

  • In November of 1979, the U.S. froze nearly eight billion dollars in assets from which foreign country? On January 20, 1981, those assets were released.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (35.29% success rate):

  • Based on macabre characters from the mid-20th century, this production was the most-performed full-length musical in American high schools during the 2022-23 school year. What is this musical, which enjoyed a Broadway run from 2010 to 2011?

Friday’s height was 1,776 feet, Saturday’s question covered the freezing of Iran‘s assets, and Sunday’s musical is The Addams Family. However, no teams were able to secure a Perfect 21 with any of those answers. Final weekend standings were headed up by these teams:

Honorable mention goes out to What the Cuss (Belles’), which put up 171 points while playing over the limit of seven players.


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Uneducated Guessers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Orioles)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Honeybees)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic)

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

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Magnificent Seven  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Popes)

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

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Married at First Sight)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Norfolk and Chance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Works of Lin-Manuel Miranda)