Your Mission: Win at Weekend Trivia!

Amidst the hoopla surrounding World Series XVIII, we hosted 52 teams at four “other” games of trivia last weekend:


Opening round topics from last weekend included military films, the recent Baseball Hall of Fame voting results, and this brand of footwear:

Hush Puppies

“Boyish” song titles and eight-letter band names highlighted the weekend audio questions.  Shortly after, we threw our Saturday teams for a loop with this question concerning ethnic foods:

–> Deriving its Yiddish name from a word meaning ‘a kind of bun’, which Jewish-American snack food made with dough is most often stuffed with potatoes or cheese?

While many of us have eaten a similar food called a Pierogi, that name is not derived from Yiddish, so instead we were looking for the correct answer of knish.  One-third of our Saturday teams earned points here, with many of the incorrect responses carrying high wagering amounts.  Four teams earned perfect scores in the first round: Uncle Jack (Belles’), Smarty Pants (Belles’), Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), and 38-D (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), though none of our teams could repeat the feat n the second stanza.


Last weekend’s halftime topics included celebrity couples, African geography, and British musicians.  Five teams earned a perfect halftime score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.4 points.  These were your highest scoring first half teams from last weekend:


We wasted no time challenging our Friday teams at the start of their second half.  This question regarding film trilogies proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the might:

–> Ethan Hawke and Juile Delpy starred in a trilogy of romantic dramas in which each film is set nine years after the previous installment.  Which six-letter word begins the title of each of these three films?

Only three out of 20 Friday teams gave us the correct answer of “Before” (“Before Sunrise”, “Before Sunset”, Before Midnight”).  Meanwhile, only three of our Saturday teams could name the Bactrian camel as the species with two humps on its back.  If you need a mnemonic device, the ‘B’ in Bactrian is shaped like the back of this camel.  Other second half topics included the TV series “Supergirl”, the website Etsy, and U.S. Presidents who had previously served as Governor of Ohio.  We closed Saturday’s game with a look at this cinematic masterpiece:

None of our weekend teams posted a perfect score in either of the final two rounds.  Here is your pre-final leaderboard from last weekend:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Celebrating his 70th birthday later this year, who is the only musician to headline concerts at Shea Stadium, (the original) Yankee Stadium, and Giants Stadium?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):

–> As a reference to is religious history, which U.S. city of more than one million residents is home to a minor league sports franchise named the Missions?

The correct answers to these tqo questions were Billy Joel and San Antonio.  Congratulations to Uncle Jack (Belles’), who failed to miss a wagering question in its game, notching the only Perfect 21 of the weekend.  these were your highest scoring teams:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Lucky Shamrock  (Next week’s first category: U.S. National Park Service)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Barry Manilow – AUDIO)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 8 – First category: “The Flash”)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  We Didn’t Do It  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: History of Wine)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: “Big Fish”)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia  (Next week’s first category: “True Detective” – Season 1)