Trivia Recap – March 29, 2016 – Powell’s Pub

A lone player from our trivia team visited Powell’s Pub in Ypsi Monday for a My Trivia Live game with My Trivia George (hey we just now “liked” his page…). We are shaking up our trivia routine slightly this week since we are already qualified for the upcoming Sporcle Live league championship by having played in enough spots. We will be starting to play in both trivia leagues every week very soon! We’ve heard that it’s what the “cool” trivia teams do. By “cool,” of course, we mean those teams/players whom are utterly addicted to trivia. Or maybe just one player on the team is an addict and occasionally drags her friends out to join in on the fun (not that this kind of thing ever happens on our team, lol). We don’t know whether this will be a successful move or not, but why the hell not?
This is only the second time we’ve ever played at Powell’s, and we met Michael B. from “One is the Loneliest Number” on our first outing in October, 2014. And on our second visit Monday, he was among several wily competitors, including Ham Wallets, My Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem and the team calling itself “What Did the Five Fingers Say to the Face?” That last team was actually our pseudonym, inspired by a “Chappelle’s Show” sketch where Dave Chappelle hilariously impersonated Rick James. And before this writer gets carried away talking about how insanely funny “Chappelle’s Show” was, let’s get on to those questions, shall we?
Round One
1. U.S. States – What is the only ordinal direction that does not begin the name of a U.S. state? Five points.
2. Plants – What is the colloquial term for Nepeta cataria, which makes cats go berserk? Three points.
3. Geography – The “Ring of Fire,” where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur, is located in what ocean? Miss for 1. My normal trivia “partner in crime” would not have allowed this one to be incorrect, I missed you Mike! 🙂
Round Two
1. Insects – Revered as sacred, what was the dung beetle called in ancient Egypt? Had no idea these two insects were the same, see Mike, you ARE a help on trivia nights, lol! Miss for 1.
2. Theater – Where is “down stage” located? Huh? Missed this for 3. Strange question…
3. Names – both Judas and Benedict are names that have become synonymous with what act? For bonus point, what is Judas’ last name? Got both for 5.
Round Three
1. Education – What is the oldest non-Ivy League college in the United States? One point.
2. Music – What does Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta use as her stage name? Five points.
3. Food – Monosaccharides, disaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides all make up what food component? Miss for 3.
Halftime
Name four U.S. states that have birthed four or more U.S. presidents. Got all of these.
Halftime standings: Six teams, scores ranging from 29 to 39, with One is the Loneliest Number and Says Who tied in the top spot. Our “soloist” was in fifth with 32 points. Ugh…
Round Four
1. News – Who won the men’s U.S. Open tennis championship in 1968 but could not receive prize money because he was an amateur? Six points.
2. Current TV – What is the name of the special agent character who became a main character in NCIS seasons 11, 12, and 13? Miss for 2.
3. ’80s Films – In what ’80s film do the characters have to navigate the “Bog of Eternal Stench?” Four points.
Round Five
1. Mythology – Remus and Romulus, the founders of Rome, were the twin sons of Rhea Silvia and what Roman god? Miss for 2. Even the mythology expert on our team wouldn’t have gotten this one.
2. Football – What college football team along with Duane Johnson won the ’91 Division One Championship? No clue, miss for 4. Have a six pointer left…it’s getting dicey!
3. Language – Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” literally translates into what in English? Yay, didn’t blow the six point slip!
Round Six
1. Reality Fitness – What trainer has been on the most seasons of “The Biggest Loser?” Miss for 2.
2. Measurements- Sharing its name with an ’80s band, what unit of measurement, which measures strength of a magnetic field, is named for its founder? Six points.
3. World History – Italian fascism, Japanese militarism and the invasion of Poland were all causes of what war? Four points.
Heading into the final: Seven teams with scores ranging from 53 to 70, with Dan Smith taking the top spot. Our soloist was in fifth with 58 points.
Final category: Novels to Film
What 1998 Amanda Foreman historical novel about Georgiana Cavendish became a 2008 British drama film starring Keira Knightley? Not a clue…wagered zero. Ham Wallets and Drinking Team with a Trivia Problem wound up tied for first, and had to answer this tiebreaker: In what year did the shamrock shake become available nationally in the U.S.? Do not know which team won that tiebreaker. Until next time, which will be the Wurst Bar on Wednesday. We will be bringing a “full” team here, we will see how that goes! As always, Go Pods!

 

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