Show #3624 - Thursday, May 11, 2000

2000 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 4.
From the Atlanta Civic Center.


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Michael Rooney, a college instructor from Pasadena, California

Lee Lassiter, a computer programmer from Topeka, Kansas

Robin Carroll, a research assistant from Marietta, Georgia

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 12
Of Kenya, Colombia or Thailand, the one not found on the equator
    $100 4
"With my last breath, I'll break my own law & speak the name of Moses... Moses"
    $100 28
Geoffrey the Giraffe is the mascot of this store
    $100 1
James Drury played the mysterious title character in this '60s drama, the first 90-minute western on TV
    $100 30
South Carolinian Robert Mills designed antebellum homes but is best known for this tall pointy thing in D.C.
    $100 22
In 1999 a University of Kansas defensive end was arrested after trying to enter a Taco Bell through this window
    $200 11
The geographic center of North America is near the town of Rugby, in this U.S. state that borders Canada
    $200 2
"Wax on... wax off"
    $200 14
The young male giraffes seen here are doing this, a ritual fight for dominance; amorous teens do it differently
    $200 16
In June 1996 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered this college to admit women & they did
    $200 29
It's how you'll feel at Louisiana's Bienvenue House, a circa 1830 B&B, or what the name of the house means
    $200 21
On April 1, 1996 Taco Bell pranked the country by announcing it had bought this historic treasure
    DD: $1,800 10
Except for its coast, this sultanate is completely surrounded by Malaysia
    $300 3
"Top of the day, officer Krupke"
    $300 15
Hyenas & leopards prey on young giraffes; humans & this animal are the only predators of adult giraffes
    $300 17
This noisy, soul-baring Edward Albee play premiered in 1962
    $300 25
Seen here, the style of Stanton Hall in Natchez is an example of the revival of this civilization
    $300 20
Chalupas came in 3 flavor options: "Supreme", "Baja" & one named for this Southwestern city
    $400 9
Besides Budapest, 1 of the 3 national capitals located on the Danube River
    $400 6
"Bond. James Bond."
    $400 27
Perhaps for added security, giraffes graze with other species, including zebras & these large birds
    $400 18
It's the title of Francis P. Church's 1897 New York Sun editorial in response to a young girl's holiday query
    $400 23
In the summer of 1998, visitors to this Andrew Jackson home could watch archaeologists at work
    $400 19
Customer demand prompted Taco Bell to re-introduce this cross between an enchilada & a burrito
    $500 7
This French possession that's largely rain forest has a satellite launch complex at Kourou
    $500 13
"You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought."
    $500 26
Also called the "forest giraffe", this small member of the giraffe family was discovered around 1900 in the Congo
    $500 5
This university's sports teams are known as the Mountaineers
    $500 24
In 1960 the first Confederate capital in this first Confederate capital became a national historic landmark
    $500 8
Taco Bell is 1 of 3 main parts of Tricon Global Restaurants, along with KFC & this chain

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Robin Lee Michael
-$400 $1,600 $3,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Lee Michael
$800 $1,700 $5,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
The Panchatantra, a collection of Indian animal fables, was originally written in this classic language
    $200 30
Hank Aaron holds the major league career record for RBI's, which stands for this
    $200 15
In 1999 Prince Ranier III celebrated the 50th year of his reign over this principality
    $200 21
At 88 days, it has the shortest orbital period of the planets
    $200 16
Born in Cheshire in 1832, studied at Oxford, wrote on math & snarks
    $200 6
In law, this 3-word phrase refers to something formulated or operating retroactively
    $400 5
This Frenchman spent 5 years writing "Madame Bovary" which was finally published in 1857
    $400 29
Aaron was a designated hitter the 2 seasons he played for this Milwaukee team
    $400 14
This monarchial nation occupies over 3/4 of the Iberian Peninsula
    DD: $3,000 20
It's the constellation that contains the stars Castor & Pollux
    $400 27
Born in Athens in 469 B.C., thought up his method, drank down his hemlock
    $400 7
In ancient Roman drama it was the supreme being introduced to resolve the tangles in the plot
    $600 4
The defense of Douglas Castle in 1306 is the subject of this Edinburgh native's 1832 novel "Castle Dangerous"
    $600 28
With 522 at the start of 2000, he's the active major leaguer who's closest to breaking Aaron's home run record
    $600 13
It's the country ruled by King Mohammed VI, son of the late Hassan II
    $600 19
Also called The Dog Star, it's the brightest star in the night sky
    $600 24
Born Benjamin Kubelsky in Waukegan in 1894, married "Mary" in 1927, turned 39 in 1933, 1934, 1935....
    $600 10
It's an inscription or bookplate that indicates the owner of the book
    $800 2
"Green, Green My Valley Now" was a third sequel to this world-famous Welsh novel
    $800 26
Aaron broke Ruth's home run record on a pitch from this left-handed Dodger
    $800 12
The first king of this country was Harald I; today it's Harald V
    $800 18
The names of Deneb, Rigel & Betelgeuse came from this language
    $800 23
Born in 1512, mapped out his life, Flanders & the world
    $800 8
It means "from the chair of office", especially the Pope's
    DD: $1,600 3
This Czech playwright who invented the word "robot" also wrote the novel "Krakatit", "An atomic phantasy"
    $1000 25
In 1975 Aaron was awarded this medal by the NAACP
    $1000 11
It's the kingdom completely surrounded by South Africa
    $1000 17
The diameter of this satellite of Pluto is just over half that of Pluto
    $1000 22
Born in Edinburgh in 1847, moved to Boston in 1871, responsible for “Millionaire” lifelines in 1999
    $1000 9
In Shakespeare, when this stage direction is followed by "Omnes", all the actors leave the stage

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robin Lee Michael
$6,400 $900 $15,500
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

By a 1782 resolution, they represent valor; purity & innocence; and vigilance, justice & perseverance

Final scores:

Robin Lee Michael
$4,800 $0 $15,500
2nd place: $2,500 if eliminated 3rd place: $2,500 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Robin Lee Michael
$8,000 $900 $11,400
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R,
2 W
29 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $20,300

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Game tape date: 2000-03-18
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