Season 36 Final Jeopardy! Round clues (97 clues archived)

#8142, aired 2020-01-21CLASSIC MOVIES: This 1939 film was loosely based on Senator Burton Wheeler, victim of a sham investigation for looking into the Justice Department Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
#8141, aired 2020-01-20CABINET POSITIONS: Of the 4 jobs in George Washington’s cabinet, the 2 that have been filled by women in the 230 years since Secretary of State & Attorney General
#8140, aired 2020-01-17DNA MAKES NEWS: In 1993 remains of the Russian Royal Family killed in 1918 were confirmed by comparing their DNA to this member of the British Royal Family Prince Philip
#8139, aired 2020-01-16WESTERN HEMISPHERE GEOGRAPHY: It's the easternmost capital city in Central America Panama City
#8138, aired 2020-01-15CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: Einstein's theory of relativity & Max Planck's quantum theory inspired this book that won a 1963 Newbery Medal A Wrinkle in Time
#8137, aired 2020-01-14WORLD GEOGRAPHY: About the size of West Virginia, Devon Island is the largest uninhabited island in the world & a possession of this country Canada
#8136, aired 2020-01-13THE BIBLE: This book of the Bible ends with "fire was on it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys" Exodus
#8135, aired 2020-01-10CONSTITUTIONS OF THE WORLD: This country's 1979 constitution forbids amendments altering its official ideology or religion Iran
#8134, aired 2020-01-09LAW ENFORCEMENT: In 1892 Francisca Rojas became the world's first person convicted on the basis of this kind of evidence fingerprint
#8133, aired 2020-01-08EUROPEAN HISTORY: It took the French army until 1995 to declare him innocent, 101 years after he was convicted of treason (Alfred) Dreyfus
#8132, aired 2020-01-07INTERNATIONAL SPORTS STARS: Now with over 185 million followers, he surpassed Selena Gomez in 2018 to become the most followed person on Instagram (Cristiano) Ronaldo
#8131, aired 2020-01-061960s NOVELS: This book defines its own title as "concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers... was the process of a rational mind" Catch-22
#8130, aired 2020-01-03CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS: Until a 1913 amendment allowed this, 1/3 of U.S. government revenue came from liquor income tax
#8129, aired 2020-01-02SCIENTISTS: About 100 years before Darwin, this naturalist put orangutans & humans in a group with the Latin name "Homo" (Carolus) Linnaeus
#8128, aired 2020-01-01SINGLE-NAMED PERFORMERS: The last single-named actress to win an Oscar was this woman who won for her supporting role in "Precious" Mo'Nique
#8127, aired 2019-12-31BUSINESS & INNOVATION: Stuck with 260 tons of unused turkey in late 1953, this company ordered aluminum trays & sold 10 million units of a new item in 1954 Swanson
#8126, aired 2019-12-301950s PEOPLE: In a New Yorker profile, he said, "Where I like it is out west in Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho, & I like Cuba & Paris" Ernest Hemingway
#8125, aired 2019-12-27ART FIRSTS: The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901 Impressionist
#8124, aired 2019-12-2619th CENTURY HISTORY: Wanting more French influence in the area he called Latin America, Napoleon III installed an emperor in this country Mexico
#8123, aired 2019-12-25ORGANIZATIONS: Founded by students at William & Mary in 1776; its members include 17 U.S. Presidents, 41 Supreme Court Justices & more than 140 Nobel laureates Phi Beta Kappa
#8122, aired 2019-12-24HISTORIC AMERICAN CITIES: Damage from Hurricane Matthew in this city in 2016 revealed a plot of colonist graves from perhaps as long as 430 years ago St. Augustine, Florida
#8121, aired 2019-12-23BRITISH AUTHORS: In 2016 the OED celebrated his 100th birthday by adding words connected to his writings, including scrumdiddlyumptious Roald Dahl
#8120, aired 2019-12-20CLASSIC FICTION: A 1902 work says of a riverboat journey, "We penetrated deeper and deeper into" this, the work's title Heart of Darkness
#8119, aired 2019-12-19SCIENCE & INNOVATION: In her 20+ years working for this company, Audrey Sherman of Saint Paul has been granted more than 130 patents 3M
#8118, aired 2019-12-18PLANTS & TREES: One of Britain's few native evergreen trees, it's prized for bringing color to winter, & its foliage is often hung in homes holly
#8117, aired 2019-12-17MILESTONES IN U.S. HISTORY: Congress declared September 6, 2008 Louisa Swain Day because Louisa did this in Wyoming on that date in 1870 voted
#8116, aired 2019-12-16TV THEME MUSIC: A short piece for 2 guitars called "Strange No. 3" was the first part of the theme music for this drama series that debuted in 1959 The Twilight Zone
#8115, aired 2019-12-13BUSINESS NAMESAKES: It's the last name of the man who said, "Our whole concept was based on speed, lower prices & volume...my God, the carhops were slow" McDonald
#8114, aired 2019-12-12WOMEN AUTHORS: In 1947 she testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee on how the film "Song of Russia" was communist propaganda Ayn Rand
#8113, aired 2019-12-11NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARKS: Established in 2015, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has sites in Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, N.M. & this Tennessee city Oak Ridge
#8112, aired 2019-12-10OSCAR-WINNING FILMS: The first words spoken in this 1970 Best Picture Oscar winner are "Ten-hut!" "Be seated" Patton
#8111, aired 2019-12-09VICE PRESIDENTS: George H.W. Bush in 1988 was the first sitting vice president to be elected to the top job since this man 152 years before Martin van Buren
#8110, aired 2019-12-06EUROPE: A tourism website for this country noted its colorful history "filled with barbarians", royalty, "& even a movie star" Monaco
#8109, aired 2019-12-05HOLIDAY SONGS: This song had its beginnings as a book handed out to children at Christmas at Montgomery Ward "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer"
#8108, aired 2019-12-04OPERA TITLE NAMES: Before being consumed in flames, he flirts with a bride on her wedding day & a list of his amorous conquests is sung Don Giovanni
#8107, aired 2019-12-03LITERARY NEW YORK CITY: An insider described the scene there: "Just...loudmouths showing off, saving their gags for days, waiting to spring them" Algonquin Round Table
#8106, aired 2019-12-02HISTORIC LISTS: "Why does not the Pope... build the basilica of St. Peter with his own money rather than with the money of poor believers?" is one of these Luther's theses
#8105, aired 2019-11-29CLASSIC BRITISH NOVELS: The title character of this novel says of his home, "The wind breathes cold through the broken battlements and casements" Dracula
#8104, aired 2019-11-28WORD ORIGINS: From a Sanskrit word for "descent", it's the form a god takes upon descending to earth avatar
#8103, aired 2019-11-27MOVIE QUOTES: The 2 single-word quotes on AFI's list of the top 100 movie quotes; 1 is from 1941, the other from 1967 *"Rosebud" and **"Plastics"
#8102, aired 2019-11-26POLITICAL PHRASES: Speechwriter Samuel Rosenman said FDR "attached no importance to" this phrase, "two monosyllables" in a 1932 speech New Deal
#8101, aired 2019-11-25BUSINESS 2019: The New York Stock Exchange allowed jeans on the trading floor for the initial public offering of the stock with this 4-letter symbol LEVI
#8100, aired 2019-11-22HOME & GARDEN: In 1847 eccentric horticulturalist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremberg garden gnomes
#8099, aired 2019-11-21AMERICAN HISTORY: One a Civil War hero & one a U.S. Senator, brothers with this last name were both considered for the 1884 Republican presidential nomination Sherman
#8098, aired 2019-11-20MOVIE & BOOK TITLES: This title of a 1962 novel & 1975 film refers to the direction the last of 3 geese took in an old nursery rhyme One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
#8097, aired 2019-11-19BUSINESS & INDUSTRY: Peaking at 9,000 locations in 2004, this chain of stores was down to one in 2019, located in Bend, Oregon Blockbuster
#8096, aired 2019-11-18U.S. CITIES: Celebrating electricity & technology, an exposition in this U.S. "City of Light" in 1901 was overshadowed by another major event Buffalo
#8095, aired 2019-11-15INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES: A dispute over Etorofu, Habomai, Kunashiri & Shikotan has kept these 2 countries from ever signing a WWII peace treaty Japan & Russia
#8094, aired 2019-11-14OLD TESTAMENT BOOKS: By Hebrew word count, the longest book bears this name that led to a word for a long complaint or rant Jeremiah
#8093, aired 2019-11-13ITALIAN INVENTORS: In a 1644 letter he wrote, "We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air", which is what his invention measures (Evangelista) Torricelli
#8092, aired 2019-11-12U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS: In 2018 Forbes said this "Belt's Demographic Delight is" this other "Belt's Demographic Dilemma" the Sun Belt & the Rust Belt
#8091, aired 2019-11-11FAMOUS PHRASES: In the title of a groundbreaking 1890 expose of poverty in New York City slums, these 3 words follow "How the" Other Half Lives
#8090, aired 2019-11-08LITERARY CHARACTERS: From an 1894 work, his name literally translates to "tiger king" Shere Khan
#8089, aired 2019-11-0720th CENTURY ART: A derisive description of the shape of the houses in the 1908 painting "Houses at l'Estaque" gave this art style its name cubism
#8088, aired 2019-11-0620th CENTURY AMERICA: In 1939, turned down by 2 local theaters, Howard University was able to get an outdoor venue for this singer's yearly concert Marian Anderson
#8087, aired 2019-11-05THE 50 STATES: In 1840 this New England state was home to 24 of the 100 most populous U.S. urban places; now, its capital is its only one in the top 100 Massachusetts
#8086, aired 2019-11-04ANCIENT HISTORY: According to Herodotus, a messenger was sent 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, just before this 490 B.C. battle the Battle of Marathon
#8085, aired 2019-11-01RELIGION: This denomination takes its name from the day, as told in the New Testament, when the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles Pentacostalism (the Pentecosts)
#8084, aired 2019-10-31NOVELISTS: In a 1952 novel, he wrote, "But there were dry years too, & they put a terror on the valley. The water came in a thirty-year cycle" John Steinbeck
#8083, aired 2019-10-30WORLD CAPITALS: In 1865 this city named for an early 19th century British hero became a British colonial capital Wellington
#8082, aired 2019-10-291950s CINEMA: Objects of attention in this suspenseful film include a digging dog, a scantily clad dancer & a possible murderer Rear Window
#8081, aired 2019-10-2819th CENTURY AMERICA: Before its official opening on May 24, 1883 Emily Roebling became the first person to cross it in a carriage Brooklyn Bridge
#8080, aired 2019-10-25BRITISH HISTORY: In 2018 Parliament Square got its first statue of a woman, Millicent Fawcett, a founding member of the London Society for Women's this Suffrage
#8079, aired 2019-10-24THE HISTORY OF FRANCE: This modern regime that lasted 4 years changed the national motto to "Travail, Famille, Patrie"--"Work, Family, Fatherland" Vichy France
#8078, aired 2019-10-231930s NOVEL CHARACTERS: Prior to a murder in a 1934 book, he says he hasn't been a detective since 1927 & that his wife inherited a lumber mill Nick Charles
#8077, aired 2019-10-22FEMALE MUSIC SUPERSTARS: With more than 30 Top 10 albums since 1963, this singer-actress ranks No. 1 among the Billboard 200's Greatest Women Artists of All Time Barbra Streisand
#8076, aired 2019-10-21U.S. CITIES: Named for the ore once mined there, this city at an altitude of 10,152 feet is home to the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum Leadville
#8075, aired 2019-10-18THE POSTCOLONIAL WORLD: This African nation left the British Commonwealth in 2003 over sanctions on its undemocratic government; in 2018 it applied to rejoin Zimbabwe
#8074, aired 2019-10-17MOVIE SOUNDTRACKS: The soundtrack of this 2018 film has "Material Girl" & "Money (That's What I Want)" in Chinese & English Crazy Rich Asians
#8073, aired 2019-10-16WORLD LEADERS: This man who ruled from 1949 to 1976 was sometimes called "the Red Sun" Mao Zedong (Mao)
#8072, aired 2019-10-1520th CENTURY AMERICAN WOMEN: In her only kids' book, she says, "There was Rose. Rose was her name & would she have been Rose if her name had not been Rose" Gertrude Stein
#8071, aired 2019-10-14CHEMICAL SYMBOL WORDPLAY: Fittingly, the symbols for the 4 elements in sodium citrate, which can make cheese melt easier, spell this 5-letter food nacho
#8070, aired 2019-10-11AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS: In 1963 the Pulitzer Advisory Board vetoed his controversial play & gave no award; he would go on to win 3 Pulitzers Edward Albee
#8069, aired 2019-10-10ENGLISH HISTORY: In 1600 a royal charter authorized it to set forth to "parts of Asia and Africa" in search of "trade and traffic" British East India Company
#8068, aired 2019-10-09HIT 1980s ALBUMS: This American singer-songwriter briefly landed on the U.N.'s apartheid blacklist for his 1986 multi-platinum album Paul Simon
#8067, aired 2019-10-08LAST WORDS: In 1876 in the Dakotas this American said, "The old duffer broke me on the last hand" Bill Hickock
#8066, aired 2019-10-07OBSERVANCES: Washington made the very first presidential proclamation in response to a request for "a day of public" this Thanksgiving
#8065, aired 2019-10-04WORLD LITERATURE: Some parts were translated from a 15th century Syrian manuscript when this work was introduced to Europe around 1700 One Thousand and One Nights
#8064, aired 2019-10-03PHRASE ORIGINS: The OED's first citation for this phrase referring to a region of the U.S. is from a Durant, Oklahoma newspaper in 1936 Dust Bowl
#8063, aired 2019-10-02ANIMAL AKAs: It's also called the czar fish sturgeon
#8062, aired 2019-10-01MOUNTAIN RANGES: A chain of volcanoes is named for this mountain range where the continental USA's deadliest eruption took place Cascades
#8061, aired 2019-09-30SYMBOLIC OBJECTS: To complete one of its regular trips, in 1948 it took a boat across the English Channel; in 1952 it took a plane en route to Finland Olympic torch (Olympic flame)
#8060, aired 2019-09-27EPITAPHS: From his own 1898 poem, the epitaph of this Irish-born man ends, "his mourners will be outcast men, & outcasts always mourn" Oscar Wilde
#8059, aired 2019-09-26WORLD LANDMARKS: "The Eighth Wonder", by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973 Sydney Opera House
#8058, aired 2019-09-25NATURAL GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES: Timely for 2018, in 1866 Mark Twain wrote of this landmark's "sputtering jets of fire" & "heat from Pele's furnaces" (Mount) Kilauea
#8057, aired 2019-09-24AMERICAN COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES: The 1862 Morrill Act gave states federal acreage to sell for school funds, leading to the creation of 69 of these land-grant universities (land-grant colleges)
#8056, aired 2019-09-23MUSICAL THEATRE INSPIRATIONS: The title of this musical that opened on Broadway in 1964 was inspired by a Marc Chagall painting Fiddler on the Roof
#8055, aired 2019-09-20U.S. CURRENCY: In 1929 Alexander Hamilton became the new face of the $10 bill, replacing this foe of his legacy, who got moved to another denomination Andrew Jackson
#8054, aired 2019-09-19TOYS & GAMES: Invented in 1974 as a model to teach 3-D problems, it became one of the bestselling toys of all time Rubik's Cube
#8053, aired 2019-09-18THE 1940s: This nickname for a history-changing weapon of 1945 came from a character in "The Maltese Falcon" Fat Man
#8052, aired 2019-09-17NATIONAL ANTHEMS: With lyrics by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier, it debuted on June 24, 1880, at a celebration of St. Jean Baptiste Day "O Canada"
#8051, aired 2019-09-16EUROPEAN AUTHORS: When he didn't win the inaugural 1901 Nobel Prize, 42 of his peers apologized to him, calling him "the most revered patriarch of today's literature" Leo Tolstoy
#8050, aired 2019-09-13PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES: This is the most recent presidential election year when both major presidential candidates were residents of the same state 2016
#8049, aired 2019-09-12AMERICAN MUSEUMS: President Johnson signed a law that added 2 words to the name of this museum established in 1946, D.C.'s most popular the Air & Space Museum
#8048, aired 2019-09-11CHILDREN'S BOOKS: The original title of this 1900 classic included a gem; another working title mentioned a Plains state The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
#8047, aired 2019-09-101960s TV HISTORY: The 1967 finale of "The Fugitive" drew in 78 million viewers, surpassing the 73 million who tuned into this show Sunday, February 9, 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show
#8046, aired 2019-09-09BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY: A site excavated since 1899, Tell es-Safi has been identified as this Philistine city, home to a giant warrior Gath
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