We’re Jazzed to Play Weekend Trivia!

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A group of 83 teams played a weekend game for Pour House Trivia across nine locations.

FIRST ROUND:

Early in Saturday’s game, we had this animated question:

  • The DreamWorks film The Prince of Egypt focuses on which Biblical figure who became the adopted brother of Pharaoh Rameses II?
  • Bonus: Who voiced this character in The Prince of Egypt?

While most teams were able to figure out Moses for wagering points, only one team knew he was voiced by Val Kilmer. Other topics in this round included the 1980s comedy film Arthur, the poison ivy plant, and Three Clues about the 1990s. This round’s perfect teams were Muncho (Dragon), Billionaire’s Petting Zoo (Flying Ace), and Uno Reverse (Flying Ace).

SECOND ROUND:

Audio questions dealt with the Nirvana album Nevermind, billionaires, and theme songs from 21st century TV sitcoms. For the latter topic, only two teams on Sunday earned bonus points for naming Veep, The Good Place, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We hit the links for Friday’s toughest question in the first half:

  • With his win at the 2023 PGA Championship, which 33-year-old American became just the third active golfer to win five men’s major golf championships?
  • Bonus: With one guess, name any of the other men’s major tournament winners in 2023.

About 27% of the field correctly named Brooks Koepka, while one team secured bonus points for naming one of the other tournament champs: Brian Harman (Open Championship), Wyndham Clark (U.S. Open), and Jon Rahm (Masters). Saturday’s soccer question also played tough:

  • Which three countries have reached the top four of the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament at least five times each?

Those countries are the United States with eight top-four finishes and Germany and Sweden with five apiece; roughly 35% of teams earned their wager here. In other second-round action, we discussed Jodie Foster‘s recent role on True Detective, the first pizzeria in the U.S., and musician Shawn Mendes. There were no perfect teams in this round.

HALFTIME:

Over the weekend, teams encountered halftime topics such as U.S. state flag maps, famous Central Europeans, and items that contain the name of a dog breed. On average, teams scored 16.5 points, while five Friday squads put up a perfect page. These were the top scores at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Each day’s hardest wagering question came in the third round. Friday’s got a bit artistic:

  • Which British landscape painter was born with the forenames of Joseph Mallord William?

Just two teams correctly identified J.M.W. Turner. On Saturday, we looked back at the Beatles:

  • For his work on the song Get Back, which keyboardist became one of a select group of people to be officially credited on a Beatles recording?

Billy Preston was named by only one team. Beating that, however, was this Sunday query:

  • Winning the awards in 1998 and 2007 respectively, the first two women to win both an acting Oscar and an acting Emmy Award in the same calendar year have which shared first name?

No team submitted the correct name, Helen, for Hunt and Mirren. With these tricky questions, there were no perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the weekend trio of 6-4-2s, we gave clues about Iran, the U.S. Civil War, and the novel Ben-Hur. Sunday’s game contained this geography question:

  • Which 730-mile river with a colorful name flows through Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah before emptying into the Colorado River at Canyonlands National Park?

Just under 30% of teams identified the Green River for wagering points. Other topics in this round included the Mead Trapper Keeper, the musical Oklahoma!, and the color chartreuse. Once again, we ended this round with no perfect teams. After four rounds, these were the leading teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (26.92% success rate):

  • Introduced in 1992, a trademarked design named Jazz is now considered a major part of 90s culture. This design was originally created for use on what kind of object?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.43% success rate):

  • According to a 2005 study, a total of 138 people died at which landmark during its 28-year existence?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.94% success rate):

  • What is the only independent African nation whose current national flag consists of red, white, and blue (and no other colors)?

The Jazz design was used by Solo for its disposable cups, while Saturday’s question was about the Berlin Wall and Sunday’s was about the flag of Liberia. There were no Perfect 21 teams at any weekend game. However, these were the final leaders from those events:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Buffalo Bills Housecoat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Real Housewives of Potomac)

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

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1987 Pop Songs)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Napoleon Dynamite)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Video Games)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Apollo Missions)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: My Favorite Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Few Good Men)

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

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schoolhouse Rock)