I was back to my solo status at Trivia Night tonight. Coincidentally, I was back to winning tonight.
So here's how trivia night works at this particular establishment: six rounds of three questions each, plus a three-question 'halftime' and a final question. In each round, you get a 1-, 3-, and 5-point question; you get to decide which question gets which value. The halftime questions are each worth three points. There's no penalty for missing, until the final question, which is worth fifteen points if you get it right, -15 if you get it wrong, and nothing if you elect not to answer. There is some strategy to the final question, but the real key to winning at trivia night is: don't blow your 5-pointers.
A tough night, but thanks to the advent of Spring Break and early St. Patrick's Day celebrations at other local watering holes, the competition was light. Tonight's misses:
1. What is the first name shared by the Hungarian actors who played Pontius Pilate and John in The Passion of the Christ?
2. In Switzerland, what animal brings eggs on Easter?
3. What is the longest a total eclipse of the Sun can last?
4. What was Astroturf called before it was installed in the Astrodome in 1966?
5. What is IRS form 211?
6. What comedian's experiences in the Navy were the inspiration for M*A*S*H's Corporal Max Klinger?
7. What is most of the ocean floor made of? (in other words, what mineral?)
8. How many buttons are on a U.S. soldier's bell-bottom pants?