Show #5691 - Monday, May 11, 2009

2009 College Championship semifinal game 1.


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Eric Betts, a senior from Emory University

Ariella Goldstein, a junior from Muhlenberg College

Scott Menke, a senior from Johns Hopkins University

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 3
(I'm Suzanne Malveaux.) Pope Benedict's visit to the U.S. was extra festive: during his White House visit, he was serenaded with this 1893 song
    $200 1
Choose from 26 hot babes holding 26 briefcases on this hit game show
    $200 26
Some say that the medieval tapestries about the hunting of this mythical beast symbolize the life of Christ
    $200 14
The story "The Snows of" this African mountain first appeared in a 1936 Esquire spread
    $200 13
Josef Delarose Lascaux introduced this confection, aka spun sugar, at his dental practice
    $200 11
I'm at the car & I'm the first to call this word--now I get to ride in the front seat!
    $400 4
Done to prevent repeat voting, the purple fingers were a symbol of the return of democracy to this country
    $400 2
You face off against the mob on this Bob Saget-hosted show
    $400 27
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a geometric diagram on the monitor.) If side a equals 3 & side B equals 4, it's the length of side C
    $400 15
Inman is a Confederate soldier trying to get home in this Charles Frazier novel
    $400 22
The supple consistency of this chewy saltwater candy is achieved by twisting & pulling as it cools
    $400 12
It's a Y-shaped schoolyard weapon using small projectiles
    $600 8
(I'm Anderson Cooper, anchor of A.C. 360.) In 2005, this craft put the Space Shuttle program back in flight after Columbia's tragedy 2 years earlier
    $600 5
Though Bob has retired from this game show, it still tapes in the "Bob Barker Studio"
    $600 28
In "Uncle Tom's Cabin", Littte Eva's first name is actually this, like the heroine of a Longfellow poem
    $600 18
Before "Into the Wild", this author wrote "Into Thin Air", about a Mount Everest trip gone wrong
    $600 23
Admiral Byrd took 2 1/2 tons of these Necco candies on his trip to the South Pole
    $600 19
The odds of you not saying this term for a horse with little chance of winning must be 100 to 1
    DD: $1,000 9
The Doomsday Vault in Arctic Norway preserves these in case of a disaster affecting the world's food supply
    $800 6
5 elementary school kids help adults make the grade on this Jeff Foxworthy game show
    $800 29
Aptly, a big, fluffy makeup brush is named for this form of Japanese theatre known for its distinctive heavy makeup
    $800 16
A crash landing in the Himalayas sets the stage for this James Hilton tale of a fabled land
    $800 24
George Renninger invented this tricolored confection in the 1880s; farmers loved its agrarian look
    $800 20
For olympians, the ball weighs 16 pounds; for high school boys, 12, in this event
    $1000 10
(I'm Campbell Brown.) The Democrats have adopted a 50-state strategy at the instigation of this DNC chairman & former presidential contender
    $1000 7
Show on which 2 clans compete to guess the top responses to survey questions
    $1000 30
More than 1,000 islands make up the Alexander Archipelago in this U.S. state
    $1000 17
James Baldwin gained fame with this semi-autobiographical work that includes a peak in the title
    $1000 25
Macaroons are often made with the shredded meat of this palm fruit
    $1000 21
Word for the large size of shot used for deer hunting

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

Scott Ariella Eric
$1,800 $1,000 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Ariella Eric
$2,600 $400 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
The Australian War Memorial is in this city
    $400 16
It's always "the Age of Aquarius" in this musical that lets the sun shine in again in 2009
    $400 4
Microsoft made a tool to recognize this annoyance & found it could also help find the fast-mutating HIV virus
    $400 29
An ocean dweller:
    $400 9
As part of a 3-book deal, she'll soon write a memoir about her years as Secretary of State
    $400 21
It links the scapula & the sternum
    DD: $2,000 2
This European capital lies on a plain near the southern end of the Attic Peninsula
    $800 17
The original ran for 2 years, but the revival of this Illinois-set musical had a 12th anniversary party in 2008
    $800 5
This device at the government's NIST lab neither gains nor loses a second in 99 million years
    $800 28
A real softy:
    $800 12
In 1962 he said, "I want to be the white man's brother, not his brother-in-law"
    $800 25
A settlement far from a home country
    $1200 3
In 1823 Costa Rica moved its capital from Cartago to this city where coffee plantations were prospering
    $1200 18
This classic Rodgers & Hammerstein show set in WWII Polynesia came back to Broadway in 2008
    $1200 6
Astronomy using these, discovered in the 1890s, has to be done from space as these can't penetrate our atmosphere
    $1200 26
It's under heavy cover:
    $1200 13
Currently, he's the only African American on the Supreme Court
    $1200 23
California venue that has hosted 2 Olympic games
    $1600 10
This capital city is on a railway line between Fez & Casablanca
    $1600 19
In April 2009 Bill Irwin & Nathan Lane began "Waiting for" him (P.S. They're still waiting)
    $1600 7
This word came to be used in telecom when the coverage area was divided into honeycomb shapes
    DD: $1,000 27
A little monkey:
    $1600 14
In 1872 Victoria Woodhull chose this orator & former slave to be her running mate
    $1600 22
From the Latin for "partner in office", it's an associate with whom one works
    $2000 11
One way to see the sights on New Providence Island in the Bahamas is to get on a bus called a jitney in this port
    $2000 20
Hey, genius, it's the genus of your pony--also a play revived on Broadway in 2008
    $2000 8
In 1971 Intel introduced these integrated circuits that perform all the functions of a CPU
    $2000 30
Large hog-like mammal:
    $2000 15
Ernest Just, who received the first Spingarn Medal in 1915, was a biologist & professor at this D.C. university
    $2000 24
Arches supported by a row of evenly spaced columns

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Scott Ariella Eric
$15,200 $8,000 $13,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Before its use in journalism, it meant a boundary beyond which straying prisoners would be shot

Final scores:

Scott Ariella Eric
$3,199 $0 $23,999
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Scott Ariella Eric
$16,800 $6,800 $13,600
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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Game tape date: 2009-04-15
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