Show #5401 - Monday, February 18, 2008

2008-A Teen Tournament semifinal game 1.


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Rachel "Steve" Cooke, a senior from Fishers, Indiana

Melissa Luttmann, a freshman from Memphis, Tennessee

Will Casper, a senior from Basin City, Washington

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 2
Chapter 14 of this classic American novel is entitled "Hester and the Physician"
    $200 26
Walter Knott turned a California fruit ranch into this theme park
    $200 20
    $200 9
Iowa's lowest point is a the junction of the Des Moines River & this river that forms Iowa's Eastern border
    $200 1
Perform a hat trick by body-checking your way to a breakaway during a power play in this sport
    $200 14
If you're "up the creek", you're in trouble; if you're "up the creek without" this, even worse
    $400 3
In this novel by Alice Walker, Celie moves to Memphis, where she designs & sells unisex pants
    $400 27
Dollywood's Mystery Mine is a steel one of these thrill rides that careens through an abandoned mine
    $400 22
    $400 10
The Orinoco begins in Venezuela's state that's named for this other river
    $400 5
It's not your fault if you're in the alley & you backhand your way cross-court in this sport
    $400 15
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew opens a mirrored door in a bedroom.) Psst! Are you keeping a secret about the past? Is it as bad as this?
    $600 4
Henry Fleming, the hero of "The Red Badge of Courage", reappeared in his short story "Lynx-Hunting"
    $600 28
Kennywood's version of this classic ride features a lion & tiger as well as the usual horses
    $600 23
    $600 11
This large African lake has several large gulfs, including Speke & Emin Pasha
    $600 6
You don't want to travel when you're double-teamed in the backcourt in this sport
    $600 16
In a dispute over ownership, remember this "is nine tenths of the law"
    DD: $1,000 12
This William Faulkner novel opens with a tale told by Benjy, an idiot
    $800 29
The Spider-Man ride is an amazing 3-D thrill at this movie-themed resort's Islands of Adventure in Orlando
    $800 24
    $800 17
Seattle, Tacoma & Olympia all stand on the banks of this body of water
    $800 7
A spike can be a kill, or you can get an ace using a jump serve in this sport invented in Massachusetts
    $800 19
(Kelly of the Clue Crew puts the finishing touches on a phrase.) To pay close attention to detail, or to put the finishing touches on something, is to do this
    $1000 13
This poet published her novel "The Bell Jar" using the pseudonym Victoria Lucas
    $1000 30
It's the number of flags in the name of a famous theme park chain
    $1000 25
Petits pois
    $1000 18
This 1,450-mile-long river is joined in Utah by the Green & San Juan Rivers
    $1000 8
After a visit to the maul, drop kick your way to a scrum in this sport developed in England
    $1000 21
This 3-word phrase meaning what is due or owed goes back to Shylock's demand in "The Merchant of Venice"

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

Will Melissa "Steve"
$3,400 $1,200 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Will Melissa "Steve"
$7,600 $3,800 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: That's the PBS series that challenges teens with scientific projects.)
    $400 13
At the 2nd meeting of the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, he did his "Give me liberty or give me death" bit
    $400 26
For a dragster, one team made a continuously variable type of this; in cars they come in automatic & manual
    $400 21
"Circus Polka" was originally choreographed for these huge circus animals; it's now danced by humans
    $400 1
Rome captured this largest Mediterranean island in the First Punic War & made it the first Roman province
    $400 8
Yawn! 6-letter word describing the dull, tedious time spent drilling a hole
    $400 2
Robin leads Beast Boy, Cyborg & the rest of this superhero group on Cartoon Network
    $800 14
In 1788 this hero of the American Revolution accepted an offer to serve as a rear admiral in the Russian navy
    $800 27
The Design Squad used only preindustrial materials to make one of these bridges hung from vertical ropes
    $800 22
In titles of ballets, this number precedes "Seasons", "Bagatelles" & "Norwegian Moods"
    $800 4
King Ancus Marcius is said to have built the Sublician Bridge, the first bridge across this river, in the 7th c. B.C.
    $800 9
"Small" word meaning commonplace; this type of "pursuit" could lead to success at game night
    $800 3
These 4 reptiles use a bow staff, kitanas, nunchucks & sai as weapons
    DD: $2,000 15
He spoke of the American Revolutionary era as "the times that try men's souls"
    $1200 28
To create a new bike, the Design Squad used TIG welding, the "T" standing for this metal
    $1200 23
John Cranko choreographed a ballet called "Harlequin in" this month--no fooling
    $1200 5
In 27 B.C. Octavian became the first Roman emperor & took this name that means "exalted"
    $1200 10
A style of sofa, or an adjective preceding "playoffs" in high school sports
    $1200 18
I have to make a "confession": I'm not quite as good a dancer as Lindsay Lohan was in this 2004 film
    $1600 16
Benedict Arnold & this Green Mountain Boy captured Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775
    $1600 29
By shortening an instrument's strings, the Design Squad raised this 5-letter word indicated in hertz
    $1600 24
Models, gendarmes & a Tour de France cyclist appear in the Gershwin ballet "An American in" this city
    $1600 6
Members of Rome's oldest & richest families were called patricians; the rest of Rome's citizens were called this
    $1600 11
Of Disney's "Seven Dwarfs", he's the only one whose name is not an adjective
    $1600 19
A hamburger patty, a pistachio milkshake & some fries do battle with Dr. Weird on this animated series
    $2000 17
After the War of 1812, this 4th president asked Congress to declare war on Algiers
    $2000 30
Pancake machine? Easy, once they figured out how to generate this 6-letter force that's needed to rotate the belt
    DD: $200 25
Some featherbrain in Moscow was the first to stage this ballet, on March 4, 1877
    $2000 7
The first book of this Roman poet's "Ars Amatoria", or "Art of Love", instructs its readers how to find a lover
    $2000 12
Windward's opposite, it's the side toward which the wind blows
    $2000 20
The talking cat on this sitcom was appropriately named Salem

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Will Melissa "Steve"
$13,600 $13,200 $15,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this heroine known for her filial devotion is probably derived from the Latin for "heart"

Final scores:

Will Melissa "Steve"
$799 $26,400 $28,600
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Will Melissa "Steve"
$15,600 $15,000 $15,400
20 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $46,000

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Game tape date: 2008-01-15
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