Show #2820 - Friday, November 29, 1996

1996 Tournament of Champions final game 2.


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Michael Daunt, an accountant from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (subtotal of $8,200)

Mike Dupée, an attorney from Gainesville, Florida (subtotal of $12,900)

Bob Scarpone, an attorney from Flanders, New Jersey (subtotal of $11,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 2
The Curies discovered polonium & this radioactive element in pitchblende
    $100 21
Amy Van Dyken holds the U.S. record in the 50-meter freestyle event in this sport at 24.87 seconds
    $100 11
The Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine, is in this city
    $100 1
In a 1964 play the Marquis de Sade and other madmen re-enact the 1793 bathtub murder of this Frenchman
    $100 30
Two of these fuzzy-skinned fruits from New Zealand contain more potassium than a banana
    $100 16
Columbus discovered the New World during this month
    $200 3
Something plumose contains feathers; something plumbic contains this element
    $200 22
In 1988 this heptathlete became the first U.S. woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the long jump
    $200 12
The man with this title is the immediate spiritual father to a Benedictine monastery
    $200 4
"Teahouse" is a 1957 Chinese play, and this is the longer title of a 1953 work set in Japan
    $200 29
This creamy yellow squash is served much like the pasta it's named for
    $200 17
In 1996, Flag Day & Fathers' Day fell two days apart in this month
    $300 8
When excited in a discharge tube, Argon glows blue and this noble gas glows orange
    $300 23
Centers on the 1996 Olympic "Dream Team" included Shaquille O'Neal & this Houston player
    $300 13
It's the number of books in the Torah
    DD: $500 5
This 1938 play depicts the romance & marriage of George Gibbs & Emily Webb
    $300 26
The reddish stalks of this vegetable are often added to strawberry pie
    $300 18
The 20th Amendment moved Congress' opening from the first Monday in December to the third day of this
    $400 9
Duralumin is an alloy of aluminum, copper, & these two similar-sounding elements, Mn & Mg
    $400 24
This Dallas Cowboys quarterback was the NFL's No. 1 draft pick in 1989
    $400 14
The Mandir Mahotsav, which opened in England in August of 1995, is this religion's largest temple outside India
    $400 6
Editor Walter Burns schemes to hold on to reporter Hildy Johnson in this 1928 farce
    $400 27
In the South, this vegetable that thickens gumbo is also eaten fried
    $400 19
The next year this month will have five Sundays is 2004
    $500 10
This second-most abundant element in the earth's crust wasn't discovered until 1824
    $500 25
In August of 1995 she became the youngest national all-around gymnastics champ in U.S. history at age 13
    $500 15
The Bodhi tree, a type of Indian fig tree, is sacred to followers of this religion
    $500 7
In Irish writer Hugh Leonard's 1973 play, the hero refers to his father by this two-letter title
    $500 28
In Europe, it's known as an aubergine
    $500 20
On the Gregorian calendar, it's the ninth month

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 15):

Bob Mike Michael
$900 $1,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Mike Michael
$2,200 $1,400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 20
As prime minister of this country, Manuel Azana restricted the power of the church & gave Catalonia autonomy
    $200 26
Boston's Emerson College has satellite campuses in Kasteel Well, Holland, and in this Belgian capital
    $200 13
He played Danny DeVito's twin brother in "Twins", even though Danny isn't Austrian
    $200 6
Delos, the smallest of this country's Cyclades Islands, was a shrine to Apollo in ancient times
    $200 1
O yes, the title of this 1913 Willa Cather novel is taken from a poem by Walt Whitman
    $200 11
Tailgate was a style of playing this instrument: musicians stood on tailgates to have room for their slides
    $400 21
Jean Chretien, prime minister of this country, scuffled with a protester at a Flag Day celebration in February of 1996
    $400 30
University of Aberdeen in this country was the first in Great Britain to train students in medicine
    $400 14
This Belfast-born actor was just 28 when he directed & starred in the 1989 film "Henry V"
    $400 7
2 major airports, JFK & LaGuardia, lie on this island
    $400 2
She published her last novel, "Atlas Shrugged" in 1957, when she was 52
    $400 12
This trumpeter, who died in 1971, is regarded as the most influential jazz musician of all time
    $600 22
She & her mother assumed leadership of the Pakistan People's Party, following her father's 1979 execution
    $600 29
Established c. 1765, this N.J. school's Whig-Cliosophic Society is the oldest U.S. college debating club
    $600 15
This Swede has quite a range: he played Jesus in "The Greatest Story Ever Told" & Satan in "Needful Things"
    $600 8
Wisconsin's Apostle Islands lie in this Great Lake
    $600 3
"The Pygmies" & "The Pomegranate Seeds" are 2 of his "Tanglewood Tales"
    $600 18
Ella Fitzgerald & Al Jarreau are famed for this technique of singing made-up syllables
    $800 23
Solomon Bandaranaike switched this country's official language from English to Sinhalese
    $800 28
This Durham, N.C. school maintains a primate center which houses endangered species of prosimians
    $800 16
This British actor who played Ashley Wilkes in "Gone With The Wind" was the son of Hungarian immigrants
    $800 9
Antigua, Redonda, & this island form an independent state in the Caribbean
    $800 4
He said his 1994 novel "A Son of the Circus" "Isn't about India. I don't know India. I was there only once"
    $800 19
In 1958 Warren Covington took over the big band formerly led by these two brothers
    DD: $600 24
He was prime minister of Syria before winning its presidency in 1971
    $1000 27
The university of this U.S. territory is the home of the Micronesian Area Research Center
    DD: $600 17
Michael Shalhoub was the original name of this actor from Alexandria
    $1000 10
More than half of this nation's population lives on New Providence Island
    $1000 5
She says her Gothic-style novels, like "Bellefleur", are "not exactly parodies" but "parodistic"
    $1000 25
"Birth of the Cool" & "Kind of Blue" are albums from this late trumpeter's pre-fusion period

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bob Mike Michael
$3,000 $9,400 $5,000
(lock tournament)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Designed locally & cast in Japan, a peace & friendship bell was dedicated in this Tennessee city in 1996

Final scores:

Bob Mike Michael
$0 $9,400 $0

Cumulative scores:

Bob Mike Michael
$11,000 $22,300 $8,200
1st runner-up: $11,000 Tournament champion: $100,000 2nd runner-up: $8,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bob Mike Michael
$2,800 $10,200 $5,000
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
25 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
17 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $18,000

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Game tape date: 1996-10-09
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