Show #2581 - Monday, November 20, 1995

1995 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.


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Ryan Holznagel, a software writer from Forest Grove, Oregon

Paul Thompson, a personnel manager from Cheverly, Maryland

Bruce Borchardt, a metrologist from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1980s
    $100 1
The region around Mount Etna is this island's most heavily populated
    $100 2
This Russian empress wrote to Voltaire, "Your wit makes others witty"
    $100 21
Astronomers were astonished to discover a gigantic arc of hot gases near the center of this galaxy
    $100 26
On July 6, 1964 this first Beatles film premiered in London
    $100 9
This pop artist & filmmaker appeared on the television program "The Love Boat"
    $100 15
The seven of these include pride, lust & envy
    $200 5
Mount Apo is an active volcano on this nation's island of Mindanao
    $200 3
In "Walden", he wrote, "We need the tonic of wildness"
    $200 22
This Pakistani leader agreed to an arranged marriage, but kept her maiden name
    $200 27
In 1989, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend & John Entwistle reunited as this group for an American tour
    $200 11
In the late '30s this Spaniard began painting in a more academic style & was expelled by the Surrealists
    $200 16
This Hull House founder was the first woman to receive an honorary degree from Yale
    $300 6
Its 1980 eruption was the first in the lower 48 states since 1921
    $300 4
Edison defined this as "one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration"
    $300 23
In 1985, 55 years after his death, a memorial to D.H. Lawrence was unveiled in this church's Poet's Corner
    $300 28
"Killing Me Softly With His Song" was inspired by a concert performance by this "American Pie" singer
    $300 13
"Inside the Bar, Tynemouth" shows this Maine-based artist's mastery of the watercolor medium
    $300 18
A maker of data communications equipment, U.S. Robotics is named for this author's book "I, Robot"
    $400 10
This 14,494-foot California peak was named for a California state geologist
    $400 7
In "Waiting for Godot", he wrote, "Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful"
    $400 24
A 41.94-carat diamond that had belonged to this European empress of Mexico was auctioned off for $660,000
    $400 29
In 1969 Sam Phillips sold this Memphis-based record label to Shelby Singleton of Nashville
    $400 14
After assaulting a fellow knight, Caravaggio fled this island
    $400 19
Harvey Penick, a mentor to many of the greatest players in this sport, passed away in 1995
    $500 12
This second-tallest African peak is about 70 miles from Nairobi
    DD: $500 8
In 1964, he told the Republican Convention, "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice"
    $500 25
This Colombian author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature
    $500 30
This performer won a 1981 Grammy for Record of the Year for "Bette Davis Eyes"
    $500 17
Wassily Kandinsky joined Gropius at this design school in 1922 & remained there until 1933
    $500 20
In Arthurian legend, Morgan le Fay is the ruler of this island

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Bruce Paul Ryan
$700 $2,400 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bruce Paul Ryan
$2,300 $2,500 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: A great assortment of categories there.)
    $200 1
They were the co-leaders of the Corps of Discovery that started up the Missouri River, May 14, 1804
    $200 7
Famous for partnering Rudolf Nureyev, this dancer was born Margaret Hookham in 1919
    $200 26
Unlike the octopus or squid, the nautilus may have up to 90 of these armlike appendages
    $200 21
This current justice was educated at an all-black Roman Catholic school in Savannah, Georgia
    $200 14
Tages Anzeiger Zurich & Neue Zurcher Zeitung are two of this country's leading newspapers
    $200 3
Her nurse tells her, "Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed"
    $400 2
Also called Tisquantum, this helper of the Pilgrims was one of the first Native Americans to visit Europe
    $400 8
Lucile Grahn choreographed the Bacchanal in this composer's opera "Tannhauser"
    $400 27
An insect called a webspinner spins this fiber as it runs back & forth
    $400 22
In 1993 she became the first justice named by a Democratic president in 26 years
    $400 19
This country consists of 13 states plus the federal territories of Labuan & Kuala Lumpur
    $400 9
She's walking in her sleep when she says "All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand"
    $600 4
William Bligh sailed with this explorer on his second voyage around the world
    $600 10
Natalia Makarova joined this company upon graduation from the Leningrad Choreographic School
    $600 28
Estivation is the summer equivalent of this winter sleeplike stage
    $600 23
This current chief justice served as a law clerk to Justice Robert H. Jackson
    $600 17
You'll find this country's major airports in Varna, Burgas & Sofia
    $600 12
This prince stabs King Claudius with a poisoned rapier
    $800 5
Jean Nicolet was the first European to see these straits that connect Lake Huron & Lake Michigan
    $800 11
Last name of Maria & Marjorie, Fairfax, Oklahoma-born ballerinas
    $800 29
In most cud-chewing animals, this is made up of the reticulum, rumen, omasum & abomasum
    DD: $700 24
This "Great Dissenter" was class poet for the Harvard class of 1861
    $800 18
The inhabitants of this country are known as Burkinabe
    $800 15
Settings for this play include an open place by the seaside in Pentapolis & the palace in Tyre
    DD: $1,100 6
John Speke died just before he was to debate this former exploring partner on the source of the Nile
    $1000 13
"Dancing on My Grave" & "The Shape of Love" are autobiographical works by this New York City ballet dancer
    $1000 30
Reaching over 2 feet long, the hellbender is a large one of these tailed amphibians
    $1000 25
This one-time pro football player was JFK's first nominee to the court
    $1000 20
Sugarcane is the chief crop of this country, once known as British Honduras
    $1000 16
Character who says "Speak of me as one that love not wisely, but too well"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bruce Paul Ryan
$10,000 $5,100 $7,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

From 1979 to 1986, he was dean of the college of business administration at the University of Northern Iowa

Final scores:

Bruce Paul Ryan
$5,399 $10,199 $14,417
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bruce Paul Ryan
$9,900 $5,100 $7,400
23 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $22,400

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Game tape date: 1995-10-11
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