Show #5456 - Monday, May 5, 2008

2008 College Championship quarterfinal game 1.
From the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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Gabrielle McMahan, a junior from Florida A&M University

Meredith Johnson, a senior from University of Minnesota

Brandon Hensley, a sophomore from Caltech

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: ...and all correct responses are homophones--words that sound exactly the same. One word will be 2 letters; its companion will be 3 letters.)
    $200 6
After it gained its independence, Belarus adopted its own version of this basic currency
    $200 11
Richard Burton played this king in "Camelot"; Tim Curry has played him in "Spamalot"
    $200 26
This organization was formally born Oct. 24, 1945 with Soviet ratification of the charter
    $200 1
A work from George Gershwin:
"___ In Blue"
    $200 16
Helium is OK, but this gas that filled the Hindenburg isn't; no containers of it in your room
    $200 17
unwanted "bonnet" intruder
    $400 7
Hey mon! Blue Mountain Peak is the highest point in this island country
    $400 12
"It's alive!" This Mel Brooks film, a "monster" hit in 1974, has been galvanized into a musical
    $400 27
It's not Hillary, it's Rebecca Latimer Felton, who on Nov. 21, 1922 became the first woman to serve in this body
    $400 2
Attributed to Lincoln:
"The ___ is stronger than the bullet"
    $400 22
Hey, chem majors! This alliterative heater seen here is not to be used at Herringbone Hall
    $400 18
Nominative plural of "I"/
"Willie Winkie" preceder
    $600 8
Paris Opera House architect Charles Garnier also designed the world-famous casino in this town
    $600 13
The website for "A Catered Affair" features this kind of album; fans share photos & memories of their own ceremonies
    $600 28
An act passed by Parliament July 2, 1767 allowed duty-free exports of this to America--Party!!
    $600 3
Where the Bishop of Rome lives:
The Holy ___
    $600 23
No re-creations in your room of this yearly event conceived by Larry Harvey & held many times in Black Rock Desert
    $600 19
    $800 9
Thredbo & Perisher Blue are popular ski resorts in these aptly named Australian mountains
    $800 14
Now a one-act musical on its own, "The Lorax" was originally part of this show based on Dr. Seuss books
    $800 29
The April 17, 1722 inoculation of 2 daughters of the Prince of Wales against this made the practice widely accepted
    $800 4
A Beatles tune:
"___ singing in the dead of night"
    $800 24
This item seen here is definitely not a university-approved dorm fixture
    $800 20
Gardening tool/
interjection following "Westward" or "Land"
    DD: $1,000 10
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew indicates a map on the monitor.) The waterway that separates South America from Antarctica is known as this passage, for an explorer who may have navigated it in 1578
    $1000 15
Like "Hairspray", the new musical "Cry-Baby" is based on a film by this highly unconventional director
    $1000 30
On Jan. 1, 1993 this republic came into being, & some of its people sought citizenship in the neighboring Czech Republic
    $1000 5
A poem from Keats:
"The Eve of St. ___"
    $1000 25
No oily rag heaps; poor air circulation plus oxidation leads to this 2-word term, as Spinal Tap's drummer learned
    $1000 21
Next to/
automatic advance to second round without having to play

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

Brandon Meredith Gabrielle
$1,000 $2,400 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Meredith Gabrielle
$3,400 $3,600 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
At the end of this Henry Fielding novel, the title character marries Squire Western's daughter Sophia
    $400 16
This "Sicko" director's prescription is to give free health care to every American for life
    $400 18
This quadrangular Kellogg toaster pastry originally came in 4 flavors & wasn't frosted
    $400 1
This almost 27,000-square-mile African lake is named for a queen
    $400 9
Thanksgiving sleep inducer
    $400 23
The Sony Open golf tournament takes place in January at the Waialae Country Club in this state capital
    $800 3
This non-James Bond book by Ian Fleming was subtitled "The Magical Car"
    $800 17
He went from directing the Aaron Burr "got milk" ad to a little film called "Transformers"
    $800 19
This rectangular thick-crust pizza is not popular on the Italian island from which it gets its name
    $800 7
This Swiss-French lake is also called Lac Leman
    $800 12
Any porcelain ware
    $800 24
September was the month chosen for the holiday honoring these relatives because it signified their autumn years
    $1200 4
Book I of this Edmund Spenser work relates the adventures of the Redcrosse Knight of Holiness
    $1200 28
After directing "Thank You for Smoking", Jason Reitman didn't suffer from a sophomore jinx with this feature
    $1200 20
"What would you do" for this ice cream bar whose name refers to the Canadian area of an 1890s gold rush
    $1200 8
Just past Astrakhan, the Volga flows into this inland "sea" that is actually a lake
    $1200 13
Ms. O'Keeffe or Ms. Frontiere
    $1200 25
Since becoming a federal holiday in 1983, the holiday honoring him has occurred on his birthday, Jan. 15, only 4 times
    $1600 5
Squire Trelawney outfits the schooner Hispaniola & hires its crew in this 1883 tale
    $1600 29
These brothers escaped "The Matrix" & raced to release their new movie "Speed Racer"
    $1600 21
Thomas Jefferson brought this type of "iron" back from Europe & served the treats in the White House
    $1600 10
The Catatumbo River flows into this lake, an extension of the Gulf of Venezuela
    $1600 14
Pungent tapering pepper
    $1600 26
Symbols of spring, a lamb shank & an egg are part of the traditional plate used during this Jewish holiday
    $2000 6
Chapter 1 of this 1932 novel begins at the Central London Hatching & Conditioning Centre
    $2000 30
His first try at a "King Kong" remake was stopped, as "Mighty Joe Young" & "Godzilla" were being produced
    $2000 22
Birdseye invented this product that was originally sold as "herring savouries"
    $2000 11
Grande Isle & Isle La Motte are in this, the fourth-largest freshwater lake entirely in the U.S.
    DD: $2,000 15
Pachyderm dentin seaside land
    DD: $2,400 27
This corp. is the engine behind the first National Train Day, May 10, 2008, remembering the golden spike of May 10, 1869

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Meredith Gabrielle
$4,600 $7,200 $9,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

"I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude", he wrote in a chapter on solitude in an 1854 work

Final scores:

Brandon Meredith Gabrielle
$9,200 $9,201 $10,000
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brandon Meredith Gabrielle
$7,000 $7,200 $12,000
12 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
3 W
16 R,
2 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $26,200

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Game tape date: 2008-04-11
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