Show #1321 - Monday, May 7, 1990

1990 College Championship quarterfinal game 1.


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Michael Thayer, a junior from Rutgers College

Gavin Russell, a senior from the University of California-Berkeley

Elena Broder, a senior from Duke University

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 23
After 27 1/2 years of imprisonment, this South African politcal activist was freed on February 11, 1990
    $100 5
The New Testament was originally written in the Koine dialect of this language
    $100 6
This light spear was once used to hunt wild boar, now it's thrown in the Olympics
    $100 2
The 1989 film in which Michael Douglas found that marriage is no bed of roses
    $100 1
Coconut drop cookies whose name comes from the same root as "macaroni"
    $100 10
If you know what house your moon is in, you're into this study
    $200 20
On Feb. 15, 1990 President Bush attended an anti-drug summit in Cartagena in this country
    $200 18
Of house cat, leopard or lion, the one never mentioned in the King James Bible
    $200 4
The name of this firearm can be used as a verb meaning to ransack or plunder
    $200 3
This 1989 Steven Spielberg film starring Richard Dreyfuss is a remake of the 1943 film "A Guy Named Joe"
    $200 9
This symbol of all that's American was first popular in Europe, especially England
    $200 11
From the Greek "oikos", "house", comes this science of how organisms relate to their environments
    $300 19
This N.Y. Senator proposed eliminating the Social Security surplus by reducing the payroll tax
    $300 30
Mandatory for Catholics who commit mortal sins, doing it before a priest is optional for Episcopalians
    $300 16
These machines work like giant slingshots; medieval men used them to hurl stones at & over walls
    $300 7
This actor starred as lovestruck cop Frank Keller in 1989's "Sea of Love"
    $300 24
Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I invented this cookie with a human shape
    $300 12
Not the study of Star Trek characters, vulcanology is the study of these
    $400 21
The New England Journal of Medicine recently said this food's ability to lower cholesterol may be overhyped
    $400 28
A Jewish student will learn the meanings of the objects on the seder plate used during this holiday
    $400 17
Some of these American Indian weapons had a bowl opposite the blade so they could double as pipes
    $400 8
She played a lawyer defending her own father in the Costa-Gavras film "Music Box"
    $400 27
Cheesecake was the first dessert sold by this company named for the owner's daughter
    $400 14
This -ology doesn't just get to the heart of the matter, the heart is what matters
    $500 22
Baku, the capital of this Soviet republic, was the site of ethnic unrest in January 1990
    $500 29
Mormons are taught this covenant lasts "for tme and eternity", not just until "death"
    $500 25
The arbalest, which often had a steel bow, was one of these medieval weapons
    DD: $700 13
Laurence Olivier adapted, directed & starred in this in 1944; in 1989 Kenneth Branagh did the same
    $500 26
The name of this tiny frosted cake is French for "small oven"
    $500 15
New finds of old fossils are studied by experts in this field

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Elena Gavin Michael
$800 $1,400 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elena Gavin Michael
$2,900 $3,700 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 18
Frost wrote, "Some say the world will end in fire, some say in: this, of which Frost is a form
    $200 19
Sightseeing flights to this continent were stopped in 1979 after a DC-10 crashed into Mt. Erebus
    $200 11
"The Land of the Shamrock"
    $200 10
This body accounts for over 99% of the mass of our solar system
    $200 26
Catherine the Great married the extremely neurotic grandson of this "Great" czar
    $200 5
This Kentucky trailblazer's exploits inspired D. Beard to start a boys group that merged with the Cub Scouts
    $400 15
His "O Captain! My Captain!" is a lamentation on the assassination of Lincoln
    $400 22
In 1941, after 5 years in exile, he returned to the throne in Ethiopia
    $400 12
"The Rock", or "America's Devil's Island"
    $400 6
This part of a stereo speaker that reproduces bass notes really was named after the sound a dog makes
    $400 27
From 244-249 A.D. this empire had an emperor of Arabian descent known as Philip the Arabian
    $400 1
The first written reference to this big man in lumber was a 1910 story in a Detroit newspaper
    $600 14
This Quaker poet's "Snowbound" tells of a Quaker family marooned in their farmhouse during a blizzard
    $600 23
At the Chicago 7 trial this Yippie said Judge J. Hoffman was his "illegitimate father"
    $600 13
"Islands of the Tortoises"
    $600 7
Named for a Croatian seismologist, the Mohorovicic Discontinuity divides earth's crust from this
    $600 28
Wife of William of Orange, this English queen died of smallpox in 1694 at age 32
    DD: $1,200 2
It was a storyteller, Parson Mason Weems, who put this tool in Washington's hand
    $800 16
For 2 years he edited The Dial, a magazine published by his transcendental club
    $800 24
When he resigned as Supreme Allied Commander to run for President, Matthew Ridgway replaced him
    $800 21
"The Isle of the Tailess Cat"
    DD: $2,000 8
The tendency of a body at rest to stay at rest, or in motion to stay in motion
    $800 29
Manuel I's son Henry led the inquisition in this country before he became its king
    $800 3
As Romulus & Remus were raised by a wolf, Pecos Bill was raised by one of these prairie wolves
    $1000 17
Keats poem in which you'd find the line "Beauty is truth, truth beauty"
    $1000 25
Teddy Roosevelt mediated the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth which ended this war
    $1000 20
Hawaiian island known as "The Island of Lepers"
    $1000 9
When an atom undergoes a quantum leap, one of these of comparable energy, is emitted or absorbed
    $1000 30
He was involved in the murder of one of his rivals in 1306, the year he was crowned King of Scotland
    $1000 4
Thinking it was just 1 night, Rip Van Winkle spent 20 years in this mountain range

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elena Gavin Michael
$2,500 $5,500 $9,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

His most famous work includes "La primavera", "L'estate", "L'autunno" & "L'inverno"

Final scores:

Elena Gavin Michael
$5,000 $11,000 $11,001
3rd place: $1,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $1,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Elena Gavin Michael
$2,500 $5,300 $7,800
16 R,
5 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
16 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $15,600

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Game tape date: 1990-04-21
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