Show #4749 - Thursday, April 7, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 42.


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Bill Dickenson, a college instructor from Richardson, Texas

Michael Braun, a high school junior from Silver Spring, Maryland

Lara Robillard, a policy analyst from Arlington, Virginia

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
(I'm Jeff Probst in Panama.) He was the U.S. president when the Panama Canal officially opened in 1914
    $200 1
These title instruments are "dueling" on the "Deliverance" soundtrack
    $200 24
Until standardized in 1825, there were 3 different British units called this to measure the volume of wine, ale & corn
    $200 9
He's the hero of the parable in Luke 10
    $200 19
In 1992 this future First Lady released her own chocolate chip cookie recipe
    $200 4
He learned Russian at a church school in Georgia, beginning there in 1888 around age 9
    $400 13
One of the longest mountain chains in the world, it ranges from Chile to Panama
    $400 2
He was acclaimed for his lead role in "Hotel Rwanda", the true story of a man who saved refugees during a genocide
    $400 27
In July 1959, the U.S. & the U.K. finally agreed that an inch was equivalent to 2.54 of these
    $400 15
Spoiler alert: The title schoolmaster of this 1934 novel dies at the end
    $400 20
According to the instructions, it takes 90 seconds to prepare this man's ready product
    $400 5
Born about 1925 in the Ugandan village of Koboko, he spent much of his childhood tending flocks
    $600 14
(Jeff Probst delivers the clue from Panama.) In December 1989, U.S. troops launched Operation Just Cause to capture this strongman
    $600 3
This title Tom Hanks character was named for the founder of the KKK
    $600 28
Sandpaper is graded according to this, the number of particles per square inch
    $600 16
The liturgy of this day includes a reading of the Passion according to St. John
    $600 21
Bramley apples are a popular cooking ingredient in this country of their origin
    $600 6
Until he attended the Collegio Lasalle in about 1932 around age 6, he worked in his family's sugar cane fields
    $800 25
Fittingly, Cristobal is the port area of this city named for an explorer
    $800 10
"The jungle is jumpin'!" was a tagline of this 1967 Disney film classic
    $800 29
Around 1714 he set the freezing point of water at 32 degrees & the boiling point at 212
    $800 17
False Bay lies between Cape Hangklip & this promontory
    $800 22
Often using vinegar, it's a mixture in which foods are soaked for seasoning prior to barbecuing
    DD: $1,000 7
Orphaned as a boy, he reportedly spent his youth on his uncle's melon farm near the Tigris
    $1000 26
The national currency of Panama bears the name of this man, the first European to see the Pacific
    $1000 11
This 1981 Best Picture Oscar winner takes place in part at the 1924 Olympics
    $1000 30
Ahoy, there! It's equal to 1.15 statute miles per hour
    $1000 18
1994 Savannah-set John Berendt bestseller
    $1000 23
In addition to beets, you can make borscht with the leaves of the red variety of this, cut into 1/4-inch strips
    $1000 8
In 1903, when he was barely a teenager, his father Alois died

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

Lara Michael Bill
$1,400 $2,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lara Michael Bill
$4,400 $6,600 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: You have to step out front and do the dance for us.) [Prolonged laughter] (Alex: [Later] A word about WORLD OF DANCE. You don't have to do the dance. [Laughter] You just have to identify the country associated with each dance.)
    $400 2
Taking over for this late author, in 2004 Mark Winegardner published "The Godfather Returns"
    $400 26
We smack our lips over this network's "Good Eats"
    $400 21
The gavotte
    $400 7
Dependent on his brother Theo because he couldn't sell his work, this painter is now widely collected
    $400 1
Most milk snakes have the same color stripes as the coral snake so other critters will think they have this quality
    $400 16
This critter's scientific name is Mantis religiosa
    $800 9
This Virginia Woolf-inspired novel earned Michael Cunningham the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for fiction
    $800 27
This network for women prescribes "Strong Medicine"
    $800 22
The Highland fling
    $800 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from CIA headquarters in Langley, VA.) This statue, a replica of the original at Yale, is of this man, the first American executed for spying for the U.S.
    DD: $3,000 3
For her acting abilities, not her appearance, Meryl Streep is often compared to this type of lizard
    $800 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the Int'l Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.) Complete with tire shredder, this make of car was used by James Bond in "Goldfinger"
    $1200 10
Dan Brown introduced his symbologist Robert Langdon in this pre-"Da Vinci Code" novel
    $1200 28
Naturally, "K-9 to 5" is on its schedule
    $1200 23
The fandango
    DD: $1,000 13
"Success Is Counted Sweetest" was one of a handful of this poet's work published in her lifetime
    $1200 4
A forked tongue is characteristic of these large lizards whose name comes from the Latin for "warning"
    $1200 18
This popular character first appeared in 1933's "The Case of the Velvet Claws"
    $1600 11
In a review for Esquire, Dorothy Parker highly praised this author & her "Haunting of Hill House"
    $1600 29
Aesthetes like to "Breakfast with the Arts" here
    $1600 24
The samba
    $1600 14
Eugene Atget's 1st wide recognition for photographing this capital was when Man Ray chose his work for publication
    $1600 5
The yellow type of this South American constricting snake is a relatively small 10-13 footer
    $1600 19
From the French for "small illness", it's a mild form of epilepsy
    $2000 12
John Knowles' experiences at Phillips Exeter Academy inspired this 1960 novel set at a prep school during WWII
    $2000 30
"Battlefield Detectives" is one of its shows
    $2000 25
    $2000 15
This writer wanted his unpublished books burned, but Max Brod made sure they got to "Amerika"
    $2000 6
This South American creature seen here is of the family Alligatoridae in the order Crocodylia
    $2000 20
In this form of government, kings & queens rule with unquestioned authority

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lara Michael Bill
$11,200 $9,200 $14,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1980 Marva Collins declined this Cabinet post in favor of keeping her regular job

Final scores:

Lara Michael Bill
$11,200 $9,109 $6,799
Winner: $15,000 + an advance to UToC Round 2 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Lara Michael Bill
$11,200 $9,200 $17,600
20 R,
4 W
15 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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Game tape date: 2005-03-08
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