Show #5788 - Wednesday, November 11, 2009

2009 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.


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Rachel Rothenberg, a senior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Gabe Orlet, a senior from Belleville, Illinois

Lindsay Oxx, a senior from Longmeadow, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
The body of a comet is called this, just like the center of an atom
    $200 21
The Alabama High School Athletic Association says the most important health safeguard during workouts is plenty of this
    $200 1
The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. is part of this museum complex
    $200 10
With businesses hurting, not as many people bought office supplies from this company, stock symbol SPLS
    $200 11
The Chinese discovered that this practice using needles could work as an anesthetic
    $200 26
If a woodchuck could chuck wood (it could happen!), it'd still also be known as this, even on February 2
    $400 17
After the Sun & Moon, this planet, aka the "Morning Star" & "Evening Star", is the brightest object in the sky
    $400 22
In 1985 Dirk Borgognone of Reno High set a record that still stands with a 68-yard one of these
    $400 2
In April 2009 the glass pyramid at this Paris museum celebrated its 20th anniversary
    $400 9
This Pittsburgh ketchup maker saw lower sales because of less demand in foreign markets
    $400 12
The traditional Snellen chart used to measure this contains only the letters C, D, E, F, L, O, P, T & Z
    $400 27
This word from the French means "again", so get back onstage, Bono!
    $600 18
Copernicus' belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun is known as a this-centric view of the cosmos
    $600 23
In this state, high school football is a big deal & Longview vs, Marshall is one of the great rivalries
    $600 3
The Temple of Dendur is in the Sackler Wing of this ginormous NYC museum
    $600 6
Geoffrey the Giraffe from this company went toy shopping & bought struggling FAO Schwarz
    $600 13
Today these bloodsucking creatures are sometimes used by physicians to treat hematomas
    $600 28
To concoct a scheme, or bring forth young from an egg
    $800 19
In 1801 Ceres became the first of these to be discovered
    $800 24
Total number of regulation minutes in most high school football games
    $800 4
In Denver, you can visit the home of Molly Brown, who survived the sinking of this in 1912
    $800 7
This American car company declared bankruptcy & was rescued by Fiat
    DD: $1,800 14
In the 1870s germs of this disease of cattle became the first microorganism identified as a cause of illness
    $800 29
Informal word meaning "OK"; a pirate's was "Jolly"
    $1000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a diagram on the monitor.) Abbreviated A.U. & about 93 million miles in length, it's the average distance between the Earth & the Sun
    $1000 25
In 2007 the Supreme Court ruled high school coaches can be kept from contacting 8th graders for this purpose
    $1000 5
Sue, the largest, most complete & best preserved T. rex, makes her home at the Field Museum in this city
    $1000 8
Following a stress test, this large U.S. bank was told by regulators that it needed to raise $34 billion
    $1000 15
In 2003 scientists announced the completion of this program that sequenced human DNA
    $1000 30
Not flammable

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

Lindsay Gabe Rachel
$0 $0 $4,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lindsay Gabe Rachel
-$400 $1,400 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 11
This Iranian capital lies at the foot of the Elburz mountains
    $400 2
In the original TV series, he played Captain Kirk
    $400 16
It shouldn't surprise you that nasology is the study of this body part
    $400 21
You stopped for some alpaca chunky, grandma's favorite type of this wool knitting essential
    $400 1
Captain Nemo takes Pierre Aronnax on a yearlong submarine voyage in this Verne novel
    $400 26
In the U.S. we have astronauts: in Russia they're called this
    $800 12
This North American city is home to the Rogers Centre & the CN Tower
    $800 3
In the 2009 movie, he played Captain Kirk
    $800 17
Traditionally, biology is divided into 2 major fields: botany & this study of animals
    $800 22
Grandma slipped you a $10 bill, the redesigned one with this new fire-bearing symbol of freedom on it
    $800 7
The Morlocks are an evil race in this H.G. Wells story
    $800 27
If you're using a balalaika, you're trying to make beautiful this
    $1200 13
The Turkish city of Batman is near where this river enters Iraq
    $1200 4
This actor is the only member of the original cast who appeared in the 2009 film, where he encounters his younger self
    $1200 18
It's the science dealing with the relationship between organisms & their environment
    $1200 23
It was awkward when Grammy asked about your sister's this--you thought she meant archery, but she meant a boyfriend
    $1200 8
In this novel, Toad claimed that Toad Hall was the "finest house on the whole river"
    $1200 28
This 3-letter word means "peace" or "village" in Russian; the space station named for it fell to Earth in 2001
    DD: $1,500 14
This Indian name for Mount Rainier is also the name of a major city nearby
    $1600 5
In the 2009 film, Karl Urban took over for DeForest Kelley & darnit, Jim, played this doctor, not a bricklayer!
    $1600 19
Margaret Mead, who studied how culture affects human behavior, had a Ph.D. in this, from Columbia University
    $1600 24
Had to hit the drugstore for grandma's pills for this rash disease common in the elderly, aka herpes zoster
    DD: $3,000 9
Edmund Dantes is unjustly accused of aiding the exiled Napoleon & imprisoned for life in this novel
    $1600 29
If I consider you a tovarich, I think of you as one of these, so come closer
    $2000 15
This small West African country is wedged between Ghana & Benin
    $2000 6
In the original series, Mr. Spock suggests this race, the bad guys in the 2009 movie, is an offshoot of his Vulcan race
    $2000 20
From the Greek for "growing in", it studies the development of organisms in their earliest stages before birth
    $2000 25
Back to the drugstore--grandma forgot her vacation photos from Pike County in these NE Pennsylvania mts.
    $2000 10
Way before "Lost", this William Golding novel told of plane crash survivors on a deserted island
    $2000 30
It's the Soviet-era system of forced labor camps

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lindsay Gabe Rachel
$4,000 $11,800 $15,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This peninsula was divided when Japan surrendered to the U.S. below the 38th parallel & to the Soviet Union north of it

Final scores:

Lindsay Gabe Rachel
$7,999 $23,598 $23,600
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lindsay Gabe Rachel
$4,000 $13,600 $20,400
8 R,
2 W
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
29 R,
5 W
(including 2 DDs)

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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Game tape date: 2009-08-18
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