Show #2753 - Wednesday, July 17, 1996

1996 Olympic Games Tournament semifinal game 3.


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Hasib Yildirim, a banker from Istanbul, Turkey

Ulf Jensen, a university teacher from Uppsala, Sweden

Ryan Holznagel, a writer from Portland, Oregon

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
This current French president served as prime minister under both Giscard d'Estaing & Mitterrand
    $100 13
Anticlea gave birth to this hero of "The Odyssey" near Mt. Neriton on the island of Ithaca
    $100 18
To Hindus, the Narmada River is 2nd in sacredness only to this one
    $100 19
She was Romeo's beloved
    $200 2
Pham Van Dong served as prime minister of this country from unification until 1986
    $200 23
This god of shepherds & flocks is depicted with a reed pipe
    $200 12
Sherry has been made in this country's province of Cadiz for centuries
    $200 17
This largest African lake is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania & Kenya
    $200 20
It's a shade of green or a green gemstone that's often carved
    $300 5
Tunku Abdul Rahman was the 1st prime minister of the federation of Malaya & of this successor state
    $300 7
This French star of "And God Created Woman" retired from films to devote her life to animal welfare
    $300 24
Persephone, who reigned with him over the underworld, was his niece
    $300 9
The Napa Valley in this western U.S. state is famous for its wineries
    $300 16
The U.S.-Russian boundary passes through this strait
    $300 21
Swing was the most popular style of this music in the 1930s
    $400 4
This Israeli prime minister signed the first peace treaty between Israel & an Arab country
    $400 6
Among the Pedro Almodovar films she starred in are "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down", "High Heels" & "Kika"
    $400 10
Tequila is named for a town near Guadalajara in this country
    $400 14
Vatican City lies on the west bank of this river
    $400 22
Crete de la Neige is the highest peak of this mountain range between France & Switzerland
    $500 3
He took power in 1993 when his Liberals won 177 of the 295 seats in Canada's House of Commons
    DD: $800 8
In films, she's led a double life, seen red & recently, love amour
    $500 11
It's traditional to float 2 or 3 of these beans on top of Sambuca liqueur
    $500 15
This bay that shares its name with the Philippine capital is nearly landlocked

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 9):

Ryan Ulf Hasib
$0 $300 -$400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Ulf Hasib
$1,200 $2,600 $100

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 29
This saint who was burned at the stake is the patroness of France & of soldiers
    $200 1
In 1912 it was the largest & most luxurious ship ever built; it sank on its 1st voyage
    $200 14
The first four chapters of this Bram Stoker work are from Jonathan Harker's journal
    $200 6
Almost the entire mass of an atom is contained in this central portion
    $200 30
This Austrian composer's 1790 opera "Cosi fan tutte" is set in 18th c. Naples
    $200 5
In a leap year an extra day is added to this month
    $400 25
Sinterclaus, from which Santa Claus is derived, is the Dutch name for this patron of sailors & children
    $400 7
The Bayeux Tapestry is a graphic representation of this man's conquest of England
    $400 28
City that was the starting & ending point of Phileas Fogg's 80-day trip around the world
    $400 22
In 1914 she became head of the Paris Institute of Radium
    $400 20
Donizetti's opera about this female Borgia is based on a play by Victor Hugo
    $400 27
This pair who collaborated on "The Communist Manifesto" met in Paris in 1844
    $600 10
His feast day is February 14th, but lovers can seek his help any time of year
    $600 2
Ruling from 1792-1750 B.C., he had the laws of Babylon carved into an 8' high block of stone
    $600 13
In 1726, he received 200 pounds for his tale of Lemuel Gulliver, the only time he was paid for his writing
    $600 21
They're the tiny threadlike structures that carry the genes - you have 23 pairs
    $600 17
The first scene of this composer's "Das Rheingold" takes place at the bottom of the Rhine
    $600 8
Rearrange the letters of rial & you'll have the name of this European currency
    $800 11
This patron of skiers is best remembered for the hospices he founded in the Alps
    $800 3
In 404 B.C., this city surrendered, ending the 27-year-long Peloponnesian War
    $800 15
Husband of poet Elizabeth, he wrote "O' to be in England, now that April's there"
    $800 23
Organic chemistry specializes in compounds that contain this element
    $800 18
Bellini's 1831 opera "Norma" had its world premiere at this Milan opera house
    $800 9
It's the largest island in the Indian Ocean
    DD: $2,000 12
This beloved physician of the New Testament is the patron saint of painters
    $1000 4
It's said the epitaph on Cyrus the Great's tomb called him the founder of this empire
    $1000 16
This German was in his 80's when he finished writing "Faust" a few months before his death in 1832
    DD: $2,000 24
His discovery of energy quanta earned him the 1918 Nobel Prize for Physics
    $1000 19
Maria Callas was noted for her passionate performance in this composer's "Tosca"
    $1000 26
Celebrated in a Byron poem, this Swiss fortress originally guarded the main road to Italy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ryan Ulf Hasib
$6,600 $14,800 $1,500
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

On March 10, 1996, this woman performed a song on the balcony of Buenos Aires' presidential palace

Final scores:

Ryan Ulf Hasib
$13,200 $15,800 $500
2nd place: $5,000 Finalist 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ryan Ulf Hasib
$6,600 $13,600 $1,500
18 R,
1 W
28 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
5 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $21,700

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Game tape date: 1996-04-10
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