Wednesday Trivia Night at Porta Jersey City

Wednesday is Pub Quiz Night at Porta Jersey City

Wednesday nights at 8:00pm

The Venue: the Monk Room downstairs bar (basement)
Porta Pizza
135 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07302 (201) 544-5199
Right off the PATH Grove St. stop

The Rules: Teams of up to four players. Three rounds: picture round (based on a theme announced in advance below), general ignorance Q&A, list-o-mania fill-in round

The Prizes: First place: $50 against your tab (or gift card) Second place: $25 gift card for your next visit
almost always over by 10:00 p.m.

Trivia Themes:

March 4, 2020: Toys and Games

March 11: Science, Math & Technology

Canceled March 18: The Irish – Canceled due to COVID-19

Canceled March 25

Canceled April 1

Canceled April 8

I am waiting to hear of any scheduling changes beyond Wednesday 4/8 trivia. Please watch this space for more info or drop a line to jillian@pubscholar.com

Winter 2019-20 themes:

Dec. 11: NO TRIVIA due to scheduling conflict (Porta private party)

Dec. 18: Winter Wonderland: Winter Trivia Season begins

Dec. 25: NO TRIVIA Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Jan 1: Something New

Jan 8: Things that Fly

Tues. Jan 14: Totally ’90s – note date change!

Jan 22: Fashion & Style

Jan 29: Books & Authors

Feb 5: Villains

Feb 12: Colors (Surprise Theme)

Feb 19:Famous Couples

Feb 26: Movie Connections: Winter Trivia Season Finale

Winter 2019-20 Season Championship Leaderboard

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!
Get points each time you play:
10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place
8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…
Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

Team Name 12/18/2019 1/1/2020 1/8/2020 1/14/2020 1/22/2020 1/29/2020 2/5/2020 2/12/2020 2/19/2020 2/26/2020 Total
Winter Sthg New Fly 90s Fashion Books Villains Colors Couples Movie Connections
JVSquad 10 10 7 10 8 9 8 8 10 80
We’re bad at team names 7 6 10 9 4 5 9 6 7 63
Shangri-Las 5 9 3 7 6 4 10 7 9 60
Chumba Wumba 8 8 9 8 8 6 47
Fellowship of the Beer 9 7 5 5 7 7 40
Anna, Ted etc. 8 10 10 9 37
Untitled (in italics) 6 4 2 5 2 1 5 25
Hang in there, Ginsburg! 6 6 5 6 23
Orion and the Dark 3 2 8 13
Happy Birthday, Lincoln 10 10
Catskillers 9 9
Tale of 2 Pizzas 7 7
Lost Holiday 6 6
Free Agent 6 6
Old Farts 5 5
Reversion to the Mean 5 5
Cry for Help 4 4
Paul & Brian 4 4
MAAC 4 4
Purple Potato 3 3
Rufio 3 3
Porta Partiers 3 3
Fina 2 2
Highway 2 2
Doctors 2 2
I’m Peaches & Cream 1 1
90s Babies 1 1
Birds of a Feather 1 1

Fall Inter-season themes:

Nov. 20: Something Missing

Nov. 27: No Trivia – happy Thanksgiving

Dec. 4: Food & Drink

Fall 2019 themes:

Sept. 11: Food & Drink

Sept. 18: Cats & dogs

Sept. 25: Funny People

Oct. 2: Around the World

Oct. 9: Cartoons

Oct 16: Money & the 1%

Oct 23: Decades: Surprise theme

Oct 30: Monsters! Halloween Special! 1-5 points per team member for costumes! Apple bobbing! Candy!

Nov. 6: Surprise theme 2

Nov. 13: Movie Connections

Fall 2019 Season Championship Leaderboard

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!
Get points each time you play:
10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place
8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…
Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

9/11/2019 9/18/2019 9/25/2019 10/2/2019 10/9/2019 10/16/2019 10/23/2019 10/30/2019 11/6/2019 11/13/2019 Grand Total
Food/Drink Cats & Dogs Funny Ppl Around World Cartoons Money Surprise Monsters Surprise Movie
fellowship of the beer 10 9 9 7 10 7 8 10 10 80
CAT Kings 6 10 10 9 8 10 10 7 8 78
shangri-las 2 8 8 6 9 6 7 8 5 59
we suck at team names 3 6 10 7 8 4 7 45
Hang in there, Ginsburg 2 8 9 6 9 34
Chumba Wumba 7 5 9 5 6 32
orion and the dark 7 7 4 5 4 27
Bart & Charlie 10 9 19
octachorons 8 3 6 2 19
Dumpster Divas 5 4 1 10
Porta Potties 4 6 10
hopefully not last 9 9
two jakes 4 5 9
Hog Town 6 6
Soigne’ all Day 5 5
Domeward Bound 5 5
One To Many 4 4
Weird Als 3 3
Battlestar Galactica 3 3
trivia newton john 2 2
wikipedia.org 1 1

N.B. in case of a tie, the team with the highest number of wins in the season wins the championship. If this does not determine a winner, there will be a 15-question showdown round.

End of summer 2019 inter-season themes:

Aug 28: It’s all fun and games

Sept 4: Music

Audio Round

Word Bank:

Audio clips:

1-5:

6-10:

11-15:

16:20:

21-25:

26-30:

Sept 11: Fall trivia season begins

Summer 2019 Themes::

June 12: Fathers: Summer trivia season starts

June 19: Supporting Roles

June 26: Villains

July 3: America! does not count for summer season

July 10: Stars & Stripes Forever (Surprise Theme)

July 17: Advertising

July 24: Strange Creatures

July 31: The Internets (guest host)

Aug 7: Endless Summer

Aug 14: Children’s Books

Aug 21: Movie Connections summer season finale

Summer 2019 Season Championship Leaderboard

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!
Get points each time you play:
10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place
8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…
Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

Team 6/12/2019 6/19/2019 6/26/2019 7/10/2019 7/17/2019 7/24/2019 7/31/2019 8/7/2019 8/14/2019 8/21/2019 Total
Come at the Kings 10 10 7 7 10 10 9 10 73
The Upstarts 9 9 10 9 9 8 8 5 67
Fellowship of the Beer 7 4 8 10 10 9 9 8 65
Shangri-Las 8 6 9 1 3 5 7 39
Hopefully not Last 2 2 6 6 10 6 32
We’re Bad at Trivia Names 7 6 3 6 6 28
Royal Family of Zamunda 6 3 7 6 22
Chumba Wumba 5 3 4 7 19
Reversion to the Mean 5 4 4 13
Exec. Producer Dick Wolf 1 6 6 13
Forever Young 9 9
Metallic Mint Green 1963 Buick Skylark Convertibles 8 8
Summer Betty & the Holy Goats 8 8
Whazzup 8 8
Beast of the East 7 7
Orion & the Dark 7 7
Brad Sarlacc Pitt 5 5
Beebo 5 5
Future DILFs 5 5
Crab Rave 5 5
Sex Cauldron 4 4
7th Place 4 4
Jolly Shack 4 4
Area 51 Here We Come 4 4
Van Etc. 3 3
Poppa Don’t Preach 3 3
This is Fine 3 3
Regal Moose 2 2
Triflers Need Not Apply 2 2
Dare to NaDream 2 2
#NotVillains 1 1

Spring-Summer inter-season trivia:

May 29: New York City

June 5: Famous Joes

March 6: Logos & Brands

March 13: The Irish

March 20: Food & Drink; Spring Trivia Season Begins!

March 27: Sitcoms

April 3: Spots & Dots (Surprise Theme)

April 10: Celebrity Yearbook Photos

April 17: Something Missing

April 24: Planet Earth

May 1: Art & Artists

May 8: Nerddom & Geekery

May 15: Something Old, Something New

May 22: Movie Connections; Spring Trivia Season Finale

Spring 2019 Season Championship Leaderboard

Team Name 3/20/2019 3/27/2019 4/3/2019 4/10/2019 4/17/2019 4/24/2019 5/1/2019 5/8/2019 5/15/2019 5/2/2019 Total
Food & Drink Sitcoms Dots & Spots Celeb Ybk Something Missing Earth Art & Artists Nerds/Geeks Old/New Movie Connections
OAF Kings 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 9 10 86
Fellowship of the Beer 10 9 10 8 8 5 10 8 9 77
Royal Family of Zamunda 8 6 8 7 6 4 6 8 53
Chumba Wumba 8 9 10 27
Defenestrators 6 4 9 7 26
Seton Hall Law Mafia 5 4 7 7 23
Reversion to the Mean 7 3 5 5 20
We’re Bad at Trivia Names 9 8 17
Estonians 4 6 10
Regal Moose 2 8 10
You’re a Quizzard, Harry 2 7 9
Sex Cauldron 4 4 8
Van etc. 7 7
We’re the Schist 7 7
Helmut McHelmetstein 7 7
FL State Seminole Vesicles 7 7
Dot Dot Dot… 6 6
Shonele 6 6
EJ 6 6
Quizlamic State 6 6
Bathtub Orgy 5 5
Lexa’s Birthday Crew 5 5
Crew 717 5 5
Bones Bourbon 4 4
Merry Marxists 4 4
Geena Davis 3 3
Trypophobians 3 3
JC in JC 3 3
Kiss me I’m Everything 2 2
Sexy Socialists 2 2
Spinner’s End 1 1
Three BFs anyone could Have 1 1
Theranos Lives 1 1
Bubble & Squeak 1 1

Winter 2018-19 Themes:

Dec 19: Holiday Spectacular

Dec 26: Something Missing – **not part of season championship**

Jan 2: Science & Technology

Jan 9: Around the World

Jan 16: Surprise Theme

Jan 23: Minority Americans (US History minus the dead white guys)

Jan 30: Before & After

Link to music covers round

Feb 6: Books & Authors

Feb 13: Famous Couples

Feb 20: Toys & Games

Feb 27: Movie Connections

Winter 2018-19 Season Championship

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!

Get points each time you play:

10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place

8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…

Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

Team Name 12/19/2018 1/2/2019 1/9/2019 1/16/2019 1/23/2019 1/30/2019 2/6/2019 2/13/2019 2/20/2019 2/27/2019 Total
Holiday Sci-Tech World Surprise Minority Before-After Books Couples Toys Movies
OAF Kings 10 5 9 10 10 9 10 9 9 81
false profits 8 6 10 9 9 10 8 10 10 80
Will & Anna 9 7 0 5 6 6 9 7 8 57
Roayl Family of Zamunda 5 1 8 7 8 7 36
Wet Bandits 6 8 8 4 6 32
Dämmerung 8 10 18
Seton Hall Law Mafia 6 7 5 18
Biden’s Future Cabinet 9 7 16
What’s Our Name 5 6 11
Van etc. 2 8 10
Asian Invasion 2 7 9
ChumbaWumba 8 8
Just Friends 3 5 8
Pitchforks 7 7
Rin Tin Tin 7 7
Moving to CR 7 7
Irving Fain 6 6
Ted, RKST 3 3 6
I can’t find my Baby 5 5
2 Schmucks and Better Halves 4 4
Hoop Fury 4 4
Grace & Frankie 4 4
Bones Bombers 4 4
3s a Crowd 3 3
R2D2 Likes Robots 3 3
Out to Sea 2 2
Lil’ Sebastians 2 2
Arugula 1 1
Property Triplets 1 1

In the event of a season tie, the team with the greatest number of wins across the season takes the grand prize. If that doesn’t break the tie, a 10-question tiebreaker round will be used.

Between-season themes:

Dec 5: Animated Movies

Dec 12: Cults, Secrets & Mysteries

Fall 2018 Themes:

September 19: People Parts

September 26: Logos & Brands

October 3: Unique Names (Surprise Theme)

October 10: Books & Authors

October 17: Fashion / Best Dressed

October 24: Brothers & Sisters

October 31: Halloween Spectacular! ** a Halloween theme, plus extra games and up to 5 points per team member for a costume; best costume wins a surprise pair of event tickets from Porta

November 7: Music

November 14: Food & Drink

November 21: NO TRIVIA Happy Thanksgiving!

November 28: Movie Connections: Fall Season Championship

Fall 2018 Season Championship

It was neck-and-neck, two of the winningest teams in Pub Scholar history. The Propheteers and Gilgamesh & Enkidu’s Wrecking Crew came in to the season finale all tied up. But G&E WC had a formidable round 3 in our final Movie Connections night – and took home the prize: a colander filled with candy, wine, trivia books and other goodies. Congratulations!

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!

Get points each time you play:

10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place

8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…

Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

Summer-Fall Interseason Themes:

September 5: Before & After

September 12: Movies by Prop

September 19: Fall Trivia Season Begins!

Summer 2018 Themes:

June 20: Children’s Books – Summer 10-week trivia season begins!

June 27: America!

July 4: NO trivia – enjoy Independence Day!

July 11: Villains

July 18: Endless Summer

July 25: 1, 2, 3 (Surprise Theme)

Aug 1: Pairs, Duets, and Duos

Aug 8: Food & Drink

Aug 15: Toys & Games

Aug 22: Movie Connections

Aug 29: Back to School – Summer Trivia season finale!

Summer 2018 Season Championship

Congratulations to Swipe Right for Trivia! Newcomers to the season championship toppled the competition to claim the victory prize: a bucket filled with wine, trivia books and games, candy, Porta tees, and more. With 4 wins out of a 10-week season, they proved themselves to be real trivia champs! Congratulations!

Team Name 6/20/2018 6/27/2018 7/11/2018 7/18/2018 7/25/2018 8/1/2018 8/8/2018 8/15/2018 8/22/2018 8/29/2018 Total
Childrens’ Books America! Villains Endless Summer 1, 2, 3 Pairs, Duos Food & Drink Toys & Games Movie Connections Back to School
Swipe Right for Trivia 9 9 10 7 10 9 10 9 8 10 91
Propheteers 2 7 8 10 7 10 7 10 9 8 78
Chumbawumba 5 9 6 8 8 6 7 5 54
[Will & Anna] 10 7 3 5 9 10 9 53
Hang in there, Ginsburg! 10 6 5 3 7 4 1 3 3 42
Rin Tin Tin 3 6 4 6 4 5 4 6 38
Quizzly Bears 6 5 9 2 4 26
Royal Family of Zamunda 8 9 7 24
ABCV 8 2 7 17
Jeagan Styles 8 2 10
Chutney Cartel 8 8
Shangrilas 8 8
HQ IRL 2 5 1 8
Go Dawgs Go 7 7
Die Hard 6 6
HQ IRL 1 2 3 6
Feels Bad, Man 6 6
2 Guys, a Girl & a Pizza Place 4 2 6
Better w Steve 6 6
What Would Jersey Do? 5 5
Dancing Hitlers 5 5
Mile High Club Solo Flyer 5 5
Smelly Mellie 4 4
Brooke & Carolyn 4 4
Team has no name 4 4
G-Flyyyys 4 4
Pickle Rick 3 3
Team Sullivan 2 2
Sex Cauldron 2 2
I thought this was speed dating 1 1
Best Guess 1 1
Sharonnnnn 1 1
Funky Tows 1 1

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!

Get points each time you play:

10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place

8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…

Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.Spring mid-season themes:

May 30: Famous Johns

June 6: Animal Kingdom

June 13: Celebrity Yearbook photos

Spring 2018 Themes:

March 7: no trivia (big snow)

March 14: Totally 90s

March 21: no trivia (storm)

March 28: Famous Redheads

April 4: Animated Movies

April 11: Sweet Thing

April 18: Transportation (Surprise Theme)

April 25: Poetry & Rhymes – Part of Jersey City Poetry Festival 2018

May 2: Before & After

May 9: SciFi & Fantasy & More

May 16: Movie Connections

May 23: The 1%

Spring 2018 Season Championship

Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!

Get points each time you play:

10 points for 1st place 9 points for 2nd place

8 points for 3rd place 7 for 4th, 6 for 5th, and so on…Click here if you changed your team name and need your points aggregated.

Midwinter off-season themes:

February 14: Famous Couples

February 21:Famous Cops & Detectives

February 28: Inventors & Technology

Winter 2017-18 Themes:

November 29: Sweet Thing

December 5: Tuesday (note change) Famous Dogs

December 13: 8:30pm Before & After (note time change)

December 20: no trivia this week

December 27: Holiday Spectacular

January 3: Mascots

January 10: Surprise Theme

January 17: Around the World

January 24: Art & Artists

January 31: Movie Connections

February 7: Books (season finale)

Midseason themes:

November 15: Celebrity Yearbook Photos

November 22: Pizza (happy birthday, Porta!)

November 29: Sweet Thing (Winter Trivia Season Begins! Most points after 10 weeks gets a gift package with Porta swag!)

Fall 2017 Themes

Sept. 6 Back to School

Sept. 13 Movies by Prop

Sept 20 People with Animal Names (Surprise Theme)

Sept. 27 Folk, Fairy Tales & Myths

Oct 4 Brothers & Sisters

Oct 11 World History

Oct 18 Sidekicks

Oct 25 Album Covers – on the roof deck tonight only!

Nov 1 Halloween Special

Nov 8 Movie Connections

Fall 2017 Season Championship

Congratulations to the Propheteers!

August 9: Around the World

August 16: Potent Potables (booze!)

August 23: Famous Joes

August 30: Movie Final Scenes

September 6: Fall 10-week trivia season starts!

Summer 2017 Themes

May 31: Movie Connections: tell me what 3 movies have in common

June 7: Famous Toms

June 14: Fun & Games

June 21: Before & After

June 28: Books & Authors

July 5: America!

July 12: Science & Technology

July 19: Food Around the World

July 26: Endless Summer

August 2: Logos & Brands

Summer 2017 Season Championship

Congratulations to the Swanky Modes!

May 10 theme: children’s books

May 17: vices (things that are bad for ya)

May 24: best dressed (people you’d recognize from how they dress)

May 31: Summer Trivia Season Starts!

Spring 2017 Season Championship: Congratulations to Sex Cauldron!

Devoted trivia players… often a bridesmaid, never a bride… till Spring 2017 when they swept the trivia season and left the competition in the dust. Just a team of three they spanned a knowledge of the high and the low, the ancient and the trashy, the pop and the obscure. Their prize was a basket full of booze, trivia books, candy, and fresh Porta tees. Congrats, team!

Mar. 1: Music

Mar. 8: Famous Johns

Mar. 15: The Irish

Mar. 22: Crime & Punishment

Mar. 29: Celebrity Yearbook Photos

Apr. 5: International People (Surprise Theme)

Apr. 12: Candy & Sweets

Apr. 19: Bad Girls

Apr. 26: Players’ Choice: Comic-Based Movies, Comics, Graphic Novels + more

May 3: Movie Connections (I will give 3 movies, you say what they have in common)

Winter-Spring mid-season

Feb. 15 Trivia: Food & Drink

Feb. 22: Famous Couples

Mar. 1: Spring Season Starts: Music

Winter 2016-17 Season Championship: Congratulations to the Mindslips!

Known for their deep knowledge of even obscure trivia, ready with a sharp answer and a great sense of humor, the Mindslips were our 10-week champions Winter Season. Congratulations, guys!

Dec. 7:Famous Redheads

Dec. 14: Around the World

Dec. 21: Holiday Spectacular

Dec. 28: Before & After

Jan 4: Something New

Jan 11: Sitcoms

Jan 18: Surprise theme: Cats & Dogs & Mice

Jan 25:Movie Connections

Feb 1: Players’ Choice: The 1990s

Feb 8: Current Events

Fall-Winter mid-season

Nov. 16 Trivia: Animals

Nov. 23: No Trivia: Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov. 30 Food & Drink

Fall 2016 Season Championship: Congratulations to [Weekly Name Change]!

On Halloween they were the Predictable Jump Scares, on Before & After they were Karl Marx the Spot, then on US Presidents they were the Dead Kennedys … but consistently over 10 weeks they proved to be contenders, and they won Porta’s Fall Season Trivia championship.

Fall 2016 Themes:

Sep. 7: Back to School
Sep. 14 Mascots
Sep. 21 Art & Artists
Sep. 28 Junk Food
Oct. 5 Surprise Theme: Before & After
Oct. 12 Mythology & Religion
Oct. 19 Movie Connections
Oct 26. Halloween
Nov. 2: US Presidents & World Leaders
Nov. 9: Players’ Choice: The 1990s: Season Finale

Aug. 10: Food & Drink
Aug 17: Summer Movies
Aug. 24: Comics
Aug. 31: Celebrity Yearbook Photos

Summer Season Championship: Congratulations to the Little Scoobies!

It was a vicious competition but the Little Scoobies pulled ahead mid-season and secured a victory for the summer season. Their keen wits earned them an old-school Peroni cooler, Porta tees, vino and chocolates, and an assortment of trivia books and games. Congratulations!

Summer 2016 Themes:

June 1: Movies by Prop
June 8: Sidekicks
June 15: TV Dads & Families
June 22: Best Dressed
June 29: Children’s Books: Surprise Theme
July 6: America
July 13: Saturday Night Live
July 20: Around the World
July 27: Harry Potter: Players’ Choice
August 3: Bad Girls

May 18: Surprise Theme
May 25: Books

Spring Season Championship: Congratulations to the THOTs Strike Back!

The THOTs came back this spring with a vengeance, edging out Electric Mayhem and Llama House to clinch the championship. They won a gift basket filled with wine, Porta rooftop tee shirts, trivia books, a logic puzzle, and a backyard cornhole set. Huzzah!

Spring 2016 Themes:

March 9 Brothers & Sisters
March 16 The Irish
March 23 1980s Movies
March 30 Famous Joes
April 6 Before & After
April 14 Animated Movies
April 20 Album Covers
April 27 Villains
May 4 – Players’ Choice – Logos & Brands

May 11 Facial Hair
Wed. Feb 24: Potent Potables
Wed. Mar 2: Surprise Theme

Winter Season Championship: Congratulations to the Rowdy Teens!

The Rowdy Teens won a total of 5 games winter season, edging out the Hamilton Park THOTs by three points. They won a megabowl filled with trivia books, booze, and candy, as well as a handmade Woodford Reserve stool crafted out of a real bourbon barrel!

Winter 2015-16 Themes:

Dec. 9 Celebrity Yearbook Photos
Dec. 16 Christmas Stuff
Dec. 30 Where in the World?
Jan. 6 Cartoons
Jan. 13 Faces of Rock ‘n’ Roll
Jan. 20 Google Doodles (surprise theme)
Jan. 27 Movie Connections
Feb. 3 Famous Dogs
Feb. 10 Celebrity Couples
Feb. 17 Animal Kingdom