We’ll Be Watching You at Tuesday Trivia

 

alt textTuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 85 teams across ten venues

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller album, and a three-part question about chess pieces where the answers were King, Rook, and Bishop.  We then watched some Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and finished the round with some applied chemistry on the subject of fluoride. 

Six teams finished the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question dealt with repetitive song titles where the answers were “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Bye, Bye, Bye.” We discussed the subjects of salt, U.S. Presidents, the sports of Portland, Oregon, before we finished the round with this film question.

  • Which comedy film series features the subtitles “From the Files of Police Squad,” “The Smell of Fear,” and “The Final Insult?”
    2-POINT BONUS: Which musician made a cameo appearance in all three of these films?

We were looking for the answer of The Naked Gun. The bonus for this question saw only ten teams know that “Weird Al” Yankovic appeared in all three of those films.

Thanks to that question only two teams, Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Dobby and the Socks (Smoketown Creeksidefinished the round with a perfect 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Films and foods that began with the letter ‘C’ were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 16.2 points, with five of our teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with a three-part question on math terms that all began with the letter ‘A.’ Those terms were Algebra, Adjacent, and Asymptote. The rest of the third round featured questions about the South Korean company Samsung, marsupials, the carnival game, Whack-a-Mole, and then discussed the classic comedians Mel Brooks and the late Carl Reiner.

Six of our teams ran the table for a perfect score in the round.

FOURTH ROUND:

On a rare occurrence many of our teams earned 0 points on the 6-4-2 question tonight.

  • Based on the current format, this number is the maximum margin of victory for an NFL game that ends in overtime.

If a team receives the opening kickoff of overtime and kicks a field goal, they can still win the game by running an interception back for a touchdown or recovering a fumble for a touchdown so the correct answer here is 9. 

Round Four began by discussing the NBA MVP’s Karl Malone and Steve Nash. Other subjects in the round were the city of Montreal, the sketch comedy show Key & Peele, and the profession of the characters in the play Glengarry Glen Ross who sold real estate.

Our teams also faced off with this difficult U.S. History question that resulted in only a 32% success rate.

  • What was the reptilian name of the plan proposed by U.S. Civil War General Winfield Scott, which involved blockading Southern ports by advancing down the Mississippi River?

The answer here was known as the Anaconda Plan.

No teams earned a perfect score in the round.

After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (30.6% success rate):

  • Which 1980s tune won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, despite its songwriter Gordon Sumner believing that the lyrics have been widely misinterpreted?

Just a little over 30% of our teams knew that this son was The Police’s “Every Breath You Take.”

The Perfect 21 was awarded to two teams, Off in the Park and Moose Killers who were both playing at (Solace Outpost) who correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Songs)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen Sondheim)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Smartinis (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Leave it to Beaver – TV Show)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kingsmen – Film Series)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Godfather – Film)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Goldeneye – Film)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Silent Film Comedians)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Loose Lannisterd (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Doctor Who- TV Series)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Family Jewels  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Broadway Musicals)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Joey and the Jets (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Montreal)