Show #738 - Wednesday, November 18, 1987

1987 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.


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Eric Berman, a journalist originally from Crown Point, Indiana

Bob Verini, a playwright/actor from New York, New York

John Ryan, an economist from Santa Barbara, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 8
Compared to other continents, Africa's rank in terms of size
    $100 3
    $100 18
He co-designed Osborne House, the royal residence on the Isle of Wight, for his wife Queen Victoria
    $100 13
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. was the only general to land with the first wave of troops on this day
    $100 4
This island country was formerly called Ceylon
    $200 7
An estimated 1/3 of Africa's 150,000 pygmies live in this country once called the Belgian Congo
    $200 9
    $200 19
Sir Charles Barry's greatest work was the Palace of Westminster, also known as this gov't building
    $200 16
Though unrelated, Joseph E. & Albert Sidney Johnston were both leading generals in this army
    $200 5
Panama adjoins South America at this country's border
    DD: $500 1
One of the four African countries that belong to OPEC
    $300 10
    $300 20
Sir Robert Smirke's masterpiece was this London museum based on classical Greek designs
    $300 17
William Westmoreland served in these three wars; the last two as a general
    $300 14
The capital of French Polynesia; it's also the largest city in Tahiti
    $400 2
Of the 200 million acres of arable land in this largest African country, less than 15% is cultivated
    $400 11
"The Barefoot Contessa"
    $400 21
The aviary at London Zoo was designed by this ex-husband of Princess Margaret
    $400 23
During the last seven years of his life, John J. Pershing lived in a special suite in this D.C. hospital
    $400 15
Once a walled Inca city, these ruins near Cuzco, Peru are a favorite tourist site
    $500 6
Any African capital that begins with the same letter as its country
    $500 26
Till caught in 1987, CIA employees plotted to profit from a poster misprint featuring this design
    $500 12
"Boxcar Bertha"
    $500 22
Sir Basil Spence designed this controversial Coventry building which many thought too modern
    $500 24
US general who in 1945 told his wife "Peace is going to be hell on me!"
    $500 25
The capital of Iceland

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 12):

John Bob Eric
$900 $200 -$300

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

John Bob Eric
$1,300 $900 -$900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 24
In 1924 Congress finally passed a law making all these first Americans US citizens
    $200 13
El Greco told Pope Pius V he could improve this room by getting rid of Michelangelo's frescoes
    $200 29
During stress, adrenalin secreted into the blood stream causes the heartbeat to do this
    $200 1
He became a Bolshevik in 1918 & Soviet Premier in 1958
    DD: $3,700 14
1928 play by Bertolt Brecht which featured the following:
    $200 15
The New York Daily News is owned by the parent company of this Chicago newspaper
    $400 23
When JFK commanded PT-109, his superior was this man, later Attorney General under Nixon
    $400 28
Name shared by father and son 16th century German painters known as "The Older" and "The Younger"
    $400 7
Robert Hawke is the current prime minister of this 3 million square mile country, the sixth largest in the world
    $400 6
This popular form of Japanese dance drama traces its origins to Bunrako puppet theatre and Noh
    $400 27
Attempting to beat the fictional Phileas Fogg, this woman reporter went around the world in 72 days in 1889
    DD: $1,000 21
William Jennings Bryan died just a few days after the conclusion of this
    $600 22
He's the man in "A Man of Sorrows"'s image
    $600 26
In the nervous system, this is the term for the gap between axons & dendrites
    $600 8
This Costa Rican president's peace plan helped him win the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize
    $600 5
He directed the original production of his own play "Fool for Love" & starred in the film version
    $600 10
Main D.C. rival of the Washington Post is this paper published by the Reverend Moon's Unification Church
    $800 19
1787 law governing the area north of Ohio River; it became a model for territories entering the Union
    $800 20
Vincent Van Gogh's brother Theo did this for a living
    $800 25
Body cholesterol is both made and destroyed in this large organ
    $800 12
He told the US and the USSR in August of 1987 that he was willing to destroy the Pershing missiles in his country
    $800 4
Northern European expressionist whose dramas include "The Dance of Death" and "The Ghost Sonata"
    $800 9
The Midwest edition of this paper (circulation 600,000) is printed in Naperville, Illinois (population 43,000)
    $1000 16
By the end of 1845, Mormon industry had turned it from swampland into the largest city in Illinois
    $1000 18
His 1872 work "Impression Sunrise" not only left an impression, but named a whole movement
    $1000 17
Digestive juices are very active in this part of the human small intestine that's joined to the stomach
    $1000 11
On his way home from a Swedish comedy film, February 28, 1986, this world leader was assassinated
    $1000 2
Among the last plays he wrote were "A Touch of the Poet" & "Huey"
    $1000 3
New York City editor acquitted of libel in 1735 establishing the principle of freedom of the press

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Bob Eric
-$300 $8,600 $1,100
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Just over 4000 square miles, it's the largest single island under the U.S. flag

Final scores:

John Bob Eric
-$300 $8,500 $34
3rd place: $5,000 Finalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

John Bob Eric
$500 $5,100 $1,100
10 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W
13 R,
9 W

Combined Coryat: $6,700

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Game tape date: 1987-10-27
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