Pub QUIZ Recap: 4.29

Every Tuesday, Rock Bottom in Arlington, VA puts on a killer Pup Quiz. Check out the Facebook fan page here. We were short a couple regular team members last night but still managed a decent showing. I posted some of the better questions below. Enjoy!

LOCATION: Rock Bottom Arlington

DATE: April 28th, 2009

TEAM NAME: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Air Force One! (Huh?)

We ran into a few snags in Round One but thanks to some lucky guessing, we fared pretty well at 46 points. As always, the first question of the round is sent out in a weekly email:

“The name of this restaurant chain is taken from a Rolling Stones song”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Ruby Tuesday

We were all pretty upset for not getting this next question because all you had to do was think about it for two seconds. I guess those first few beers threw off our concentration.

“This word is Swahili for journey

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Safari

We took down the bonus question for the first round on an educated guess:

“This Japanese device from the 1970s was originally called ‘Soundabout’ in the US”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Walkman

Round Two was fairly generic. Here are some highlights:

“In what city will you find that Taj Mahal?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Agra

BONUS Q: “What is the closest American territory to the Marianas Trench?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Guam

There was also a question about Gregor Mendel. He’s the pea guy.

By Round Three, questions get tougher, beer gets more plentiful and the shouting of obscenities becomes a frequent occurance. But when all was said and done, we Vulcan-Death-Gripped the shit out of Round Three, rocketing our point total to 221. We only missed one lame question that was about Herpes or something. But anyways, here’s a music question from said round:

“In 1997, what lead vocalist was found dead in Australia by auto-erotic asphyxiation?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Michael Hutchence, INXS

I came through in the clutch by nailing the bonus question. But really any sports fan would know the answer.

“Who hit the ball through Bill Buchner’s legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> Mookie Wilson, NY Mets

Round Four (final round) began with complete domination but ended with utter disappointment. Here is a sample of the questions we pillaged:

“What author began his life as William Sydney Porter?”

“What type of animal lives in a formicary?”

“Following the Middle Ages, what was the first city in the world to reach a population of one million people?”

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWERS–> O.Henry – Ants – London

The bonus question was a multiple guess, but we unfortunately guessed wrong.

How many bones are there in a human head (including jaw, face, chin and all that)? – 29, 39, 49 or 59″

HIGHLIGHT FOR ANSWER–> 29

So by loosing 50 points to bonus beast, our final score was 269, which landed us somewhere in the middle of the pack. So all in all, not a bad showing. Plus we were allowed to take a logo pint glass from the display case. I was drunk and ambitious and took three. But I only ended up with a grand total of one because I traded two of them to some college girls outside the bar for a bottle of Bud Light they, for whatever reason, had in their purse. Again, I was pretty gone and it made sense at the time.

Until next week’s recap, make sure to get your trivia fix by checking out the daily (or so) Trivial Pursuit Cards!

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