Show #5394 - Thursday, February 7, 2008


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Ben Chaput, a water service inspector from Lowell, Massachusetts

Alison Kolani, a copy editor from Queens, New York

Srinivas Ayyagari, a law student originally from Memphis, Tennessee (whose 1-day cash winnings total $27,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Not Vijay Singh, a different kind of sing. In this category, we will give you the name of a band. You have to identify the main lead singer of that band.)
    $200 12
"Moses" was one of the sculptures he did for the never-completed tomb of Julius II
    $200 14
On May 30, 1536 he said "I do" (& third time's the charm, baby!) to Jane Seymour
    $200 22
Larger-than-life gambler Arnold Rothstein was implicated in this 1919 baseball scandal involving bribed players
    $200 11
When the Normans conquered England in 1066, they replaced this hyphenated people as the rulers of the land
    $200 1
Rehnquist or
    $200 6
    $400 13
Seen here is this man's portrait of Gerard de Lairesse, who said, "Everything art can achieve was possible for him"
    $400 18
Last name of the hotel magnate Elizabeth Taylor married in 1950; the 2 would never have Paris
    $400 23
Natl. hero Arnold von Winkelried of this mountainous country helped it achieve a victory over the Austrians in 1386
    $400 27
In 1091 under Robert I, the Normans completed their conquest of this island off Italy
    $400 2
Freddie Prinze became known for playing this title role on TV
    $400 7
Dire Straits
    DD: $600 15
There's more of Venus to love in a 1615 painting by this Flemish master
    $600 19
The future Dolley Madison was 17 years James' junior when this noted duel winner introduced the 2
    $600 24
Inspired by his years in India, Sir Edwin Arnold's blank-verse epic "The Light of Asia" told of this religion founder
    $600 28
The Normans, who had at first been invited to this formerly imperial city, eventually sacked it in 1084
    $600 3
Under the name Nguyen Ai Quoc, he petitioned the Allies for Vietnamese self-determination in Paris in 1917
    $600 8
The Talking Heads
    $800 16
Born in Crete, this painter studied under Titian in Venice before becoming a master of Spanish art
    $800 20
On June 16, 1943 when she was just a kid of 18, Oona O'Neill married this star of the 1921 film "The Kid"
    $800 25
English educator Thomas Arnold was the longtime headmaster of this boys school that shares its name with a sport
    $800 29
Some of these plunderers, whose name may be from "fjord dweller", became "Normans" after conquering part of France
    $800 4
A coarse, twilled cotton fabric
    $800 9
Smashing Pumpkins
    $1000 17
This artist captured domestic tranquility as in the painting seen here
    $1000 21
The "jar" was half-full on June 16, 1956 when she married British poet Ted Hughes
    $1000 26
This poet's feelings of spiritual isolation are reflected in works like "Dover Beach"
    $1000 30
Norman schemes against this empire ruled by Alexius I were the secret reason for their leadership role in the Crusades
    $1000 5
The ancient Mayan cities of Palenque & Bonampak are in this southern Mexican state
    $1000 10
The Clash

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

Srinivas Alison Ben
-$800 -$600 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Srinivas Alison Ben
$400 $2,200 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll give you the [*], you name the film.)
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with that letter.)
    $400 6
In the 1950s, Chester Himes moved to Paris, where he wrote murder mysteries like "Cotton Comes to" here
    $400 1
"I've always depended on the kindness of strangers"
    $400 11
1669 & 1852 were bad years to plan a vacation to this Sicilian mountain
    $400 13
Keith Hernandez knows that lefties at this position have an advantage in starting a 3-6-3 double play
    $400 21
Aka a redbird & protected by law, this bird may have up to 4 broods from April to August each year
    $400 26
"George Eliot" is one of these -nyms; her autonym is Mary Ann Evans
    $800 7
Audiotaped interviews of this black Muslim leader became Alex Haley's 1965 "Autobiography" of him
    $800 2
"Follow the money"
    $800 12
It's a cheesemaking city on the Ijsselmeer
    $800 17
Adolf Menzel painted in oils with his right hand but used his left for work in this H2O-soluble medium
    $800 22
The ruby-throated one of these can migrate 500 miles while burning off only slightly more than one gram of fat
    $800 27
Of "Bouillabaisse", "Bucharest", or "Bourke-White", the one that's a toponym
    $1200 8
In 1977 her "Song of Solomon" became the first Book-of-the-Month Club selection by a black author in 37 years
    $1200 3
"Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue"
    $1200 14
This country borders Guatemala & Honduras
    $1200 18
A left-handed Windows user can switch the mouse so he right-clicks to select & left-clicks to bring up this type of list
    $1200 23
Pochards, perching, stiff-tailed & dabbling are types of these birds
    $1200 28
A tautonym is a taxonomic designation, like "Gorilla gorilla", in which these 2 classifications are the same
    $1600 9
In 1975 an Oklahoma City library was named for this "Invisible Man" author who was born in the city in 1914
    $1600 4
"Anyone want to see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is yer fired"
    $1600 15
Stand tall in Tallinn, this nation's capital
    $1600 19
The book "Uncommon Sound" focuses on left-handed players of this instrument, like Elliot Easton
    $1600 24
There are about 60 species of this wading bird; Asia has a purple one & America, a great blue
    $1600 29
Capitonyms like "job", "herb" & "august" change meaning & this when the first letter is capitalized
    $2000 10
Her fourth novel, "The Temple of My Familiar", featured several characters from "The Color Purple"
    $2000 5
"You go in, find the President and bring him out in 24 hours and you're a free man"
    DD: $2,000 16
These 2 countries in east Africa border each other
    DD: $2,000 20
Lefties who smudge what they write may prefer right-to-left languages like this one used in Qom & Tabriz
    $2000 25
The gray type of this bird was introduced to North America in 1889; come on, get happy!
    $2000 30
From the Greek for "outside", it's a place name used by foreigners that differs from the name used by the natives

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Srinivas Alison Ben
$6,400 $9,800 $6,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Its use dates back to 1360; on January 1, 2002 Belgium dropped it but Switzerland kept it

Final scores:

Srinivas Alison Ben
$0 $13,601 $12,800
3rd place: $1,000 New champion: $13,601 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Srinivas Alison Ben
$9,000 $9,800 $6,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
(including 2 DDs)
13 R,
2 W
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $25,200

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Game tape date: 2007-10-30
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