Whigging Out Over Tuesday Trivia

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 96 teams across eleven venues

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday trivia included the new Marvel film Eternals and a three-part question about historical November 16 events including, the admission of Oklahoma to the union, the opening of the Broadway musical The Sound of Music, and the release of Al Capone. We finished up the round by visiting the Chicago NBC shows and by remembering our numerators and denominators. 

Many teams finished the first round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs that all featured the word Of in their titles, including “Heart of Glass,” “Pieces of Me,” and “King of Anything.”  We added a letter to make the words pacemaker and peacemaker, got our racing wheels on with the Andretti family, visited the Big 5 (book) publishers, and finished the round with a question about the Pittsburgh artist Andy Warhol.

Three teams, Southpaws (Solace Outpost)We Thought this was Speed Dating (Solace Outpost)and Birds of Steele (Dudley’s Sport and Ale), finished the round with a perfect 36 points.

HALFTIME:

Brand name snack foods and words that could be made out of the word ‘November’ were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 15.6 points, with eight of our teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with a three clues / one classic rock song question where we were looking for the Elton John song “Bennie and the Jets.” The rest of the third round revolved around questions about Mount Etna, the career of actor Frankie Muniz, and a visit to Madison Square Garden.  The last question in Round Three on video games was also the most difficult one of the night.

  • The BioShock video game series is set primarily in this fictional underground city that actually doesn’t have anything to do with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. 

Just under 44% of our teams knew that we were looking for the city appropriately named Rapture.

Due to several difficult bonus questions none of our teams ran the table for a perfect score in the round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After we talked learned about the mockingbird for the 6-4-2, Tuesday’s final round opened this historical question.

  • Which two people, a man born in 1874 and a woman born in 1910, are the only people to have earned honorary U.S. citizenship during their lifetimes?

Exactly half of our teams picked up their wagers on this question and only 18 of those teams tacked on a two-point bonus by answering correctly with Winston Churchill and Mother Teresa.

Other final round topics included the Gorton’s brand, the Biblical books of Corinthians and Thessalonians, the sternum and we finished the round with a three-part question about TV doctors where the answers were Denzel Washington, House and Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman.

Five teams earned a perfect score in the round.

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

FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

  • In the 19th century, eight U.S. Presidents were elected from each of these two now obsolete political parties – 4 from each. Identify BOTH of those parties.

Exactly 1/3 of our teams knew the answer to this final, maybe with a little help from the Hamilton musical as we were looking for the Whig and the Democratic-Republican parties

The Perfect 21 was awarded to three teams, Killer Snails (Olney Winery), Dynamite (Smoketown Creeksideand Rocketship to Awesome (Dudley’s Sport and Ale) correctly answered all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s TV)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Notable Thanksgiving NFL Games)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: European Capitals)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: The Larry Birds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Larry Bird)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Poker)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mickey Mantle)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Name Origins)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Loose Lannisters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wrestlemania)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Books of the Maccabees )

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: Shirley You Can’t Be Serious (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Communicable Diseases)