We’re Up All Night to Get Lucky at Weekend Trivia!
The first weekend in August welcomed 54 teams across four venues:
The opening half of our weekend games covered topics such as the U.S. Electoral college, the NFC Championship game, and TV talk shows. The most difficult first half question was asked on Friday in the category of European authors:
–> The word Quixotic describes an impulsive person whose lofty ideals are often accompanied by a lack of practicality. The word is derived from the name of a literary character created by which Spanish Renaissance author?
Only 27% of our Friday teams knew the reference was Don Quixote, as created by Miguel de Cervantes. Meanwhile, our Saturday teams easily recognized the plot line of this classic horror film:
We closed Saturday’s first half with one of the weekend’s most difficult bonus questions. After most of the field earned wagering points on a question about “Angry Birds”, only two teams picked up two bonus points by also knowing that the first spinoff game from this series was “Bad Piggies”. Six weekend teams swept the opening round, but Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) was the only team to replicate the feat in the second round.
Weekend halftime topics included advertising slogans of beer brands and films which featured actors from “Friends”. Across the board, we saw five perfect scores and an overall average of 16.1 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after one half of play:
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 88
- Off Beats (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 87
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 86
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 85
Things were rolling smoothly for our Friday teams as we began the second half, but most of those teams were stumped by this music question:
–> Name any two of three songs from Adele’s album “21” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Only 36% of our teams earned wagering points by naming any two of these three titles: “Rolling in the Deep”, “Someone Like You”, and “Set Fire to the Rain”. Meanwhile, our Saturday teams were given Three Clues for the name Agnes, discussed multiple Triple Crown winners in baseball (Rogers Hornsby and Ted Williams), and were insulted by this animal:
The only perfect score turned in by any weekend was turned in by We R Out (Vanish Brewery). Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 156
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 155
- Comfortably Dum (Belles’): 153
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 150
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 149
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (6.7% success rate):
–> A document entitled the Fundamental Orders was adopted in 1639, and is considered to be the first Constitution written in the New World. Which American colony (and future U.S. state) drafted this document?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.5% success rate):
–> Respectively hailing from the United Kingdom and France, name either one of the two most recent European music groups to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
Needless to say, Friday’s question was one of the most difficult final questions we have asked this season, as only two teams remembered that “The Constitution State” is the official state nickname of the correct response: Connecticut. Saturday’s final question was certainly easier, as more than half of our teams responded correctly with either Mumford & Sons (2013) or Daft Punk (2014). Congratulations to Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), who notched the only Perfect 21 of the weekend. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Irish Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 168
- Comfortably Dum (Belles’): 162
- Off Beats (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 161
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 157
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 150
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 148
- Breadsticks (Springfield Manor Winery): 148
- Who’s Your Pater Familias? (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 147
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 146
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 145
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Money (Next week’s first category: “The Handmaid’s Tale” – TV show)