Show #5852 - Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010-A College Championship semifinal game 2.


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Surya Sabhapathy, a senior from the University of Michigan

Ashley Walker, a senior from Dartmouth College

Leah Anthony Libresco, a junior from Yale University

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 3 "R"s
(Alex: There will be 3 "R"s in each correct response.)
    $200 6
This 1961 Joseph Heller novel was set on the island of Pianosa during WWII
    $200 11
Demi Moore was Esmeralda's voice in this epic from Disney
    $200 14
This talk show host made her film debut in "The Color Purple" & when it hit Broadway in 2005, she was one of the producers
    $200 25
The oldest commissioned warship afloat, this "Old Ironsides" set sail again in 1997 for her 200th birthday
    $200 1
In 1947, Frank Ulrich pumped up L.A. drivers with the first successful self-serve this
    $200 20
The character in a novel who tells the story
    $400 7
Old Stony Phiz in "The Great Stone Face" by this author of "Twice-Told Tales" is said to be based on Daniel Webster
    $400 12
Coach K knows all about this 2005 Johnny Knoxville film, based on a TV series
    $400 15
In 2008 Ann Dunwoody was promoted to this numerical rank in the Army, the highest ever for a woman
    $400 26
Partly designed by Peter the Great, this country's first battleship, the Poltava, was launched in 1712
    $400 2
Especially to dads facing complex toys, it's been said the 3 most frightening words are "some" this "required"
    $400 24
When a Rastafarian weds a Zoroasterian, it's considered this
    $600 8
A 1936 operetta, "The Headless Horseman", was based on this 1820 short story
    $600 13
We found Matthew Fox; he was in this 2006 movie with Matthew McConnaughey
    $600 16
Her website is
    $600 27
Gustavus Vasa established this country's navy in 1522
    $600 3
Intuit Inc. makes Quicken & this speedy product that puts you mano a mano with the IRS
    $600 21
A line of preppy clothing endorsed by a Cambridge Mass. university is named for this, the campus' central area
    $800 9
In a 1947 novelette by John Steinbeck, a diver named Kino finds the valuable title object to pay his child's doctor bill
    $800 28
The title of this Homeric film is also a Sun Belt Conference school located in Alabama
    $800 17
In 2006 she left the "Today" show to anchor the CBS evening news
    $800 4
The Warped Tour showcases music's punk/DIY movement--actually, do it with the help of this shoe company
    $800 22
Also valuable in archery, it's someone who avoids vices
    $1000 10
This 1929 Thomas Wolfe novel is subtitled "A Story of the Buried Life"
    $1000 19
This 1984 Spielberg sequel had nothing to do with a Philadelphia university
    $1000 18
She retired from a managerial job at Microsoft after marrying the boss & today she co-chairs their foundation
    $1000 5
This prefix meaning "self" precedes "didact" in a word for a self-taught person
    $1000 23
A battery produces this one-way flow of electric charge

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

Leah Ashley Surya
$200 -$200 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leah Ashley Surya
$1,800 $1,000 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 1
The supergroup Them Crooked Vultures has Alain Johannes, Josh Homme, John Paul Jones & this Foo Fighters frontman
    $400 5
The first African American to play modern Major League Baseball, he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
    $400 20
The topics pages of say Texas leads the U.S. in producing power from this, especially out on the high plains
    $400 14
This country's Christchurch is the world's southernmost city with more than 250,000 people
    $400 4
The Sultanate of Brunei is on the northern coast of this island
    $800 2
Formed in 2008, Chickenfoot had Chad Smith of the Peppers, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony & this ex-Van Halen singer
    DD: $1,200 6
A biography of this former Cabinet secretary is subtitled "Soldier and Statesman"
    $800 25
The times said "Bla, bla, bla, act now!" was a protest slogan at the 2009 climate change talks in this city
    $800 15
This desert covers much of western Botswana
    $800 10
Carrying on while postponing the inevitable is "living on" this 2-word phrase
    DD: $2,000 26
In October my U.S. pals dusted off their draft cards as U.S. & Soviet tanks faced off against each other in this capital
    $1200 3
"Be Somebody" & "Sex On Fire" are songs off 2008's "Only By the Night" from this band
    $1200 7
Her website calls her a Renaissance woman, poet, historian, author, actress & playwright
    $1200 21
In a 2009 editorial the Times called it disgraceful that this agency has never set limits on arsenic in water
    $1200 16
This resort island just 2 miles east of Java is predominantly Hindi while the rest of Indonesia is Muslim
    $1200 12
Any of the 5 administrative divisions of New York City
    $1600 19
Bassist Stefan Lessard & drummer Carter Beauford are the rhythm section of this "Under the Table and Dreaming" band
    $1600 8
Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, was mayor of this Ohio metropolis from 1967 to 1971
    $1600 23
To the Times, XOM's plan to buy XTO Energy for $31 bil. shows it expects rising demand for this fuel that's cleaner than coal
    $1600 17
The Gran Chaco, an arid subtropical region, covers parts of Uruguay & Bolivia & the northern part of this country
    $1600 11
It's the type of pooch pictured here
    $2000 24
When he's not busy being a movie star, Jared Leto fronts this platinum-selling band that is both "timely" & "planetary"
    $2000 9
He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences" & another for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
    $2000 22
The Times obit on Harold Bell said he drew the original sketches of this "Give a hoot, don't pollute" bird
    $2000 18
After gold was discovered in 1890 in the Coolgardie-Kalgoorlie mines, this capital of Western Australia grew rapidly
    $2000 13
The son of Danish immigrants, he's best known for his colossal sculptures on Mount Rushmore

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leah Ashley Surya
$4,600 -$200 $9,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

With a mass of 4.31 millions Suns, Sagittarius A* is thought to be a supermassive one of these in the Milky Way's center

Final scores:

Leah Ashley Surya
$9,200 -$200 $9,500
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leah Ashley Surya
$6,600 -$600 $9,400
11 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
15 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $15,400

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Game tape date: 2010-01-06
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