Weekend Trivia: The Original G.O.A.T.
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 59 teams across six venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Pixar film Finding Nemo, former game show host Bob Barker, companies headquartered in Atlanta, and volcanos. A Friday question regarding #1 hits from Beyonce followed up with the most difficult bonus question of the opening stanza. Only three of our 27 Friday teams knew that Beyonce collaborated with Sean Paul on the song Baby Boy. Across the board, eight teams posted a perfect first round score last weekend.
The weekend audio questions included clips from films featuring Drew Barrymore (who celebrated her 47th birthday last week) and a cover version of the Tracy Chapman song Give Me One Reason, which in this case was recorded by Kelly Clarkson. Other second round topics included Alfred Nobel, Shirley Temple, comic book characters named Wilson, and the film The League of Extraordinary gentleman. A query on the topic of Entertainment Headlines was easily the most difficult wagering question of the first half:
- Identify any two of the three comedic actresses who will co-host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.
Despite being announced two weeks ago, this information certainly slipped through the cracks, as only 11% of our teams earned wagering points by giving us any two of Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer. Furthermore, Murph’s Masters (Belles’) was the only weekend team to tack on two bonus points with all three correct answers. A perfect second round score eluded the entire field last weekend.
Topics from last weekend’s halftime pages included animated Disney felines, reality television judges, planets of our Solar System, and sports terms. These halftime pages fell on the more difficult side, as the overall average reached just 13.9 points, with Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye) and Now On the Tee (P. B. Dye) notching the only perfect halftime scores of the weekend. At the halftime break, the weekend leaderboard included these teams:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 89
- Alcoholics Unanimous (P. B. Dye): 88
- Now On the Tee (P. B. Dye): 87
- Beer Pressure (P. B. Dye): 86
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 86
Third round topics from last weekend included religious holidays, American painter James Whistler, the former NBC sitcom Superstore, astronomer Johannes Kepler, and Mount Cook in New Zealand. Once again, our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only three of those 29 teams successfully identified the Endeavor as the primary ship helmed by James Cook. As a result, the only perfect third round score from last weekend was recorded on Friday night, as Urbana Nirvana (P. B. Dye) posted 36 points.
Final round topics from last weekend included supporting characters from the animated series Inspector Gadget, the KGB, Lucky Charms cereal, and the Florida city of St. Augustine. All of our weekend teams dealt with a rather difficult bonus question in their final round. First up, Friday’s field was posed this query in the form of a Three Clues question:
- CLUE 1: With 12 nominations, he is the most nominated male actor in the history of the Academy Awards.
- CLUE 2: Released in 2010, the film How Do You Know is this actor’s most recent credited film role.
Only three of our 27 Friday teams earned two bonus points by forgoing the third and final clue and submitting the correct response of Jack Nicholson. Meanwhile, only four Saturday teams earned bonus points on a question concerning the French national anthem, as they remembered that the official title of that song is La Marseillaise. None of our weekend teams closed their game with a perfect fourth round score. Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring weekend teams:
- Alcoholics Unanimous (P. B. Dye): 160
- Now On the Tee (P. B. Dye): 158
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 157
- Rick Springfield Rejects (P. B. Dye): 157
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 156
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
- Which athlete appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated 37 times, the most among these who did not compete professionally in a team sport?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
- Which surname is shared by a Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, the oldest woman to earn an Oscar nomination for acting, and the man whose son became the King of England in 1603?
These respective correct answers to these final questions were Muhammad Ali and Stuart (specifically, J.E.B. Stuart, Gloria Stuart, and Henry Stuart, the namesake of the Stuart ruling house that succeeded the Tudor dynasty). Rick Springfield Rejects (P. B. Dye) earned the only Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Alcoholics Unanimous (P. B. Dye): 172
- Now On the Tee (P. B. Dye): 170
- Rick Springfield Rejects (P. B. Dye): 169
- Wingardium Mimosa (Mason Social): 163
- Lone Strangers (Mason Social): 161
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel and Pizza): 159
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 154
- Woodland Weasels (P. B. Dye): 153
- No MSG (Flying Ace): 152
- Hair Care Bunch (Belles’): 150
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Magic)
P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jack Reacher – character)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Minor Old Testament Prophets)
Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: No MSG (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrested Development)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2022 U. S. Winter Olympians)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peanuts – comic strip)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Wingardium Mimosa (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Aristocats)