Show #2582 - Tuesday, November 21, 1995

1995 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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Jim Vercolen, a part-time teacher from Rochester, New York

Matt Zielenski, a Teen Tournament winner from Broadview Heights, Ohio

David Siegel, a paralegal from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: As if we featured easy facts on the program.)
    $100 2
She based her 1945 play "Appointment With Death" on her mystery novel of the same name
    $100 10
Developed in the 1500s, the Mogul style of this country was greatly influenced by Persian art
    $100 17
This opera house in Milan has a museum devoted to its history
    $100 26
Al Pacino, James Caan & John Cazale played brothers Michael, Sonny & Fredo in this 1972 drama
    $100 7
He made headlines when he landed at Le Bourget Field, May 21, 1927
    $100 1
Throughout the Middle Ages it was the principal, if not the only table utensil
    $200 3
This "In Cold Blood" author's 1952 play "The Grass Harp" concerns a woman who lives in a tree
    $200 11
The Tarasco Indians, who live in this country's state of Michoacan, are noted for their pottery & weaving
    $200 18
The Museum of the Chinese Revolution in Beijing is located on this famous square
    $200 27
Her performance as Sally Field's daughter in "Steel Magnolias" was "Something to Talk About"
    $200 8
An investigation by Leon Jaworski led to the indictment of this former U.S. Attorney General
    $200 22
Former county of England known for a pudding & a terrier
    $300 4
Joyce Carol Oates took a sabbatical from this New Jersey university to work on her play "The Gulf War"
    $300 12
This streamline geometrical style popular in the 1920s is also known as "art moderne"
    $300 19
In 1995, after much controversy & debate, this WWII B-29 bomber went on display at the Smithsonian
    $300 28
This director cast his own mother as astronaut Jim Lovell's mother in "Apollo 13"
    $300 9
Israel occupied this 146 square-mile area in the 1956 Suez Crisis & again during the 1967 Six-Day War
    $300 23
Spanky was part of "Our Gang" & Jiang Qing, Mao's widow, was part of this gang
    $400 5
This "Firing Line" host adapted his own espionage novel "Stained Glass" as a play; it premiered in 1989
    $400 13
Rococo artist Francois Bouchet designed the "Loves of the Gods" series of these wall hangings in 1749
    $400 20
This Dutch national art museum had its origins in one founded by Louis Bonaparte in 1808
    $400 29
Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest & Barbara Hershey were the title siblings in this 1986 Woody Allen film
    $400 15
In 1971 Dacca was made capital of this new country
    $400 24
Opposed to the Stamp Act, the Sons of Liberty formed committees of this to spread the word
    $500 6
Rip Torn & Marsha Mason starred in this author's stage adaptation of his own novel "The Deer Park"
    $500 14
It's the term for bone or ivory objects once carved by sailors and often decorated with whaling scenes
    $500 21
In 1909 King Edward VII opened the new building of this London museum of decorative & fine arts
    $500 30
Three years after she was in her prime as Jean Brodie, she starred as the aunt in "Travels With My Aunt"
    DD: $1,500 16
For most of the 1980s, he was president of El Salvador
    $500 25
From Arabic for "authority", it's the title used by monarchs of the Seljuk & Ottoman Empires

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

David Matt Jim
$400 $1,500 $1,500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

David Matt Jim
$3,100 $0 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The front of this state's seal features Lord Baltimore dressed as a knight
    $200 30
Son, koku & shaku have been used as units of measurement in this country
    $200 21
There's no doubt Jesus told him "I am the way, the truth & the life"
    $200 16
Located on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England, it may have been built as early as 2800 B.C.
    $200 11
This Civil War photographer studied photography with Samuel F.B. Morse
    $200 6
This telephone inventor was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847
    $400 2
This New England state is about as large as the other five New England states combined
    $400 29
For most liquids, it's equal to 31.5 gallons
    $400 22
Jesus told him, "Fear not. From henceforth thou shalt catch men"
    $400 17
At the Paris observatory in the 1670s, the speed of this was calculated as 140,000 miles per second
    $400 12
On Feb. 4, 1861 the Confederacy began setting up its government in this city
    $400 7
Having no heirs when he died in 1931, this tea merchant left most of his estate to Glasgow charities
    $600 3
This state has only two metropolitan statistical areas: Billings & Great Falls
    $600 28
The abbreviation for this unit is from the Latin word libra, meaning "scales"
    $600 23
Jesus found him sitting at the receipt of custom, which means collecting taxes
    $600 18
With a 40-inch lens, a telescope at the Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin is the largest of this type
    $600 13
At the 1st battle of this creek, Gen. Thomas Jackson received the nickname "Stonewall"
    $600 8
He spent the latter part of 1773 touring the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson
    $800 4
A region in the southern part of this state is called Acadiana
    DD: $2,200 27
Named for a French physicist, it's a measurement of an electric current's rate of flow
    $800 24
Considered the first called, he's also alphabetically first on the lists in the New Testament
    $800 19
This Pasadena institute operates the Big Bear Solar Observatory in California
    $800 14
On July 3, 1863, Lee ordered George Pickett's division to charge up this ridge at Gettysburg
    $800 9
In 1787 this philosopher & economist was named lord rector of the University of Glasgow
    $1000 5
In 1913 this state chose "On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away" as its state song
    $1000 26
Number of pecks in a bushel & a peck
    $1000 25
Jesus called the brothers James & John "Boanerges", "sons of" this weather word
    $1000 20
The world's largest reflector telescope is the 236-inch unit at Zelenchukskaya in this Russian mountain range
    $1000 15
23,000 casualties were suffered at the battle of Pittsburg Landing, also known by this name
    DD: $500 10
This cabinet maker's last name was originally spelled like the musical instrument

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

David Matt Jim
$9,600 $7,800 $200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This character in an 1838 novel was based on Ikey Solomon, a British thief & fence

Final scores:

David Matt Jim
$17,100 $5,999 $400
Finalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

David Matt Jim
$10,100 $7,900 $200
26 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $18,200

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Game tape date: 1995-10-11
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