Show #3794 - Thursday, February 15, 2001

2001 International Championship final game 1.
From the Las Vegas Hilton.


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Robin Carroll, an instructional designer from Marietta, Georgia (USA)

Fredrik Gildea, a language teacher and scholar from Gothenburg, Sweden

Carsten Wiedemann, a journalist from Hellerup, Denmark

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 5
In August 1982 Svetlana Savitskaya became the second woman to be sent here by Russia
    $100 12
Her relative Sydney Kidman was a cattle baron who owned huge swaths of outback
    $100 2
This world-famous blue gem is named for one of its former owners, Henry Philip Hope
    $100 17
In 2000 marathon winner Naoko Takahashi became the first woman from this country to win a gold in track & field
    $100 22
Found in warm & temperate zones, there are about 30 distinct species of this critter seen here
    $100 1
It was once believed that the rising of this river was caused by the tears of the goddess Isis
    $200 6
He took his ship, the Calypso, up the Amazon on a research expedition
    $200 13
Toshiro Mifune & this director with whom he made 16 films died less than a year apart
    $200 3
Bracelets worn around these joints are in style again, perhaps because they show off shapely legs
    $200 18
The platform in this event is 10 meters or 33 feet above the water
    $200 27
This large pack animal of South America was domesticated from the guanaco
    $200 23
The Indus starts in these mountains
    $300 9
This national American newspaper made its debut September 15, 1982
    $300 14
This British veteran's films include "Tom Jones", "Under the Volcano" & "Erin Brockovich"
    $300 4
Tiffany sells a collection of jewelry made to look like this woody grass consumed by pandas
    $300 19
The first female figure skater since Sonja Henie to repeat as Olympic champion was this German in 1988
    $300 28
The "giant" variety of this animal can have a hundred teeth, more than most mammals
    $300 24
The Morava in Moravia empties into this river, one of Europe's chief waterways
    $400 10
This English king's flagship, the Mary Rose, was raised after spending almost 450 years on the ocean floor
    $400 15
This blonde beauty from South Africa gained notice when she grappled with Teri Hatcher in "2 Days in the Valley"
    $400 7
Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I show that she wore necklaces of these mollusk gems
    DD: $1,400 20
The opening ceremony for the 1994 Winter Olympics in this city was conducted by King Harald V
    $400 29
This troop member seen here is one of the most colorful of primates
    $400 25
The papal palace in Avignon overlooks this river
    $500 11
Freddie was unready: this transatlantic low-cost airline he created in 1977 folded its wings in 1982
    $500 16
Seen here, she was born in Paris & starred in "An American Werewolf in Paris"
    $500 8
This October birthstone often has a white background but displays a rainbow of colors in bright light
    $500 21
At the opening of the 1952 Helsinki games, this winner of 9 gold medals carried the torch into the main stadium
    $500 30
Due to a decrease in prairie dog populations, the black-footed variety of this swift weasel is now endangered
    $500 26
In 1966 this river caused major damage when it flooded Florence

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Carsten! Fredrik Robin
$100 $300 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Carsten! Fredrik Robin
$1,000 $1,800 $4,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 24
It's the only element that weighs less than helium
    $200 6
During WWII the VOA was in the Office of War Information; after the war it became part of this cabinet dept.
    $200 1
In the 1930s the Brownshirts were Nazi thugs; Mussolini's Fascist goons were called this
    $200 8
Zorba creator Nikos Kazantzakis
    $200 13
This musical instrument was derived from the lute in the early 18th century
    $200 18
A ride through the history of this type of liquor is a fun-filled attraction near Edinburgh Castle
    $400 26
This element was named for Marie & Pierre
    $400 7
I love the online VOA pronounciation guide when we mention this country's new president Vojislav Kostunica
    $400 2
In 338 B.C., under this king, Macedonia defeated the Greeks in the Battle of Chaeronea
    $400 9
Artist portraitist James Joyce
    $400 14
The trees that produce this tropical edible seen here can grow over 50 feet high
    $400 19
In 2000 a new Chinese-themed area, with terra-cotta warriors, opened in this Copenhagen amusement park
    $600 27
Symbolized Ar, this noble gas is used to fill most household light bulbs
    $600 23
In early 2000, just before elections, this country's government began jamming VOA Farsi broadcasts
    $600 3
In 1990 he won a runoff election against Stanislaw Tyminski to win the presidency of Poland
    $600 10
"Schindler's List" maker Thomas Keneally
    $600 15
1 of the 2 Asian capital cities whose names start with "man"
    $600 20
If you want to walk across the Bridge Over the River Kwai, head for Kanchanaburi in this country
    $800 28
To make element 104, scientists in Berkeley bombarded this home state element, No. 98, with carbon, No. 6
    $800 25
The first VOA broadcast, on February 24, 1942, was in this European language
    DD: $1,200 4
With few interrruptions, this family ruled the Holy Roman Empire for almost 400 years, from 1438-1806
    $800 11
"The Prophet" Kahlil Gibran
    $800 16
A relative of the dugong, it's also known as a sea cow
    $800 21
The country known as this island "& Tobago" claims that its Carnaval is "The Greatest Show on Earth"
    DD: $600 29
It was used as a cleanser, bleach & medicine before it was used in gunpowder
    $1000 30
Come, Mr. Taliban, listen to the following Pashto broadcast aimed at this country
    $1000 5
In the 1090s this Croat capital became the seat of a Roman Catholic bishopric
    $1000 12
Writer of "Ficciones" Jorge Luis Borges
    $1000 17
It's the easternmost of Canada's 3 Prairie Provinces
    $1000 22
Visit this Catalonian city to see the magnificent Guell Palace designed by Antonio Gaudi

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Carsten! Fredrik Robin
$2,800 $5,800 $12,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

It's the point in the center of the circle in the U.N. emblem

Final scores:

Carsten! Fredrik Robin
$300 $0 $14,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Carsten! Fredrik Robin
$2,800 $5,800 $12,000
10 R,
2 W
13 R,
0 W
32 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,600

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Game tape date: 2001-01-24
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