Show #4636 - Monday, November 1, 2004

Ken Jennings game 64.


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Lisa Ellis, a high school teacher from Shaker Heights, Ohio

Ben Wiles, a minister from Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah (whose 63-day cash winnings total $2,125,301)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
Escaped slaves in the 1850s & draft dodgers in the 1960s mainly headed to this country
    $200 8
This dance is a form of the mambo; the last 3 steps correspond to a certain nonsense syllable
    $200 26
Reportedly, the Romans were the first to use this device as a rain protector; it was originally used as a sunshade
    $200 2
According to Genesis 6:4, "There were" these "in the earth in those days"; so they had some basketball team
    $200 21
Sugars from this "brittle" & "butter" legume provide steady energy to the brain
    $200 10
"Low" is another term for this Holstein holler
    $400 7
On Feb. 15, 1901 Carry Nation wrecked one of these establishments with a hatchet
    $400 9
In 1996 this company introduced handheld devices called the Pilot 1000 & the Pilot 5000
    $400 27
A raindrop's shape depends on its size; one with a diameter of less than .04 inch is basically this shape
    $400 3
The rods of both these brothers were turned into snakes by God
    $400 22
To give the brain a quick antioxidant fix, sip the green variety of this drink; herbals aren't as potent
    $400 14
The projecting rim of a cup or pitcher
    $600 11
A fire in 1851 destroyed some 35,000 volumes in its collection
    $600 18
On film, he's played George of the Jungle & Dudley Do-Right
    $600 28
The rain in Gene Kelly's title number from this film was made of water & milk so that it'd show better on film
    $600 4
Both Leviticus & Matthew say you should love this person as yourself
    $600 23
Too much of this, whether saturated or polyunsaturated, can permanently damage brain tissue
    $600 15
It's the term for an old, worn-out horse; now quit bugging me!
    DD: $1,600 12
In the first census conducted in 1790, this state, with nearly 692,000 people, was the most populous
    $800 19
In the song "Don’t Stand So Close To Me", The Police mention this "Lolita" author
    $800 29
Mount Waialeale on this "Garden Island" of Hawaii is the wettest spot on Earth with about 460" of rain each year
    $800 5
A psalm says "happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them"; Bach must have been ecstatic, as he had 20
    $800 24
Kids who take a daily dose of this, named for its containing A, D, etc., reportedly raise nonverbal IQ up to 25 points
    $800 16
3-letter word for a short trip in a small aircraft
    $1000 13
Seen here at a Senate hearing, he was the first U.S. Attorney General to be convicted of a felony
    $1000 20
One of the "milestones" of this trumpeter's career was recording "Birth Of The Cool"
    $1000 30
The name of this seasonal wind that brings heavy rain to Southeast Asia is from the Arabic for "season"
    $1000 6
Job says the price of this quality "is above rubies", & our winning contestants have their share of it
    $1000 25
Selenium from this bulb, Allium sativum, can make you more clearheaded
    $1000 17
This phrase meaning “a witty remark” is made up of 2 3-letter French words

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

Ken Ben Lisa
$2,800 $1,800 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Ben Lisa
$7,600 $3,200 $3,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 16
Due to the color of his hair, this "Four Seasons" composer was known as "Il Prete Rosso", or "The Red Priest"
    $400 11
Tommy Como,
Sugar Ray Robinson,
Vickie La Motta
    $400 21
(Hi, I'm Maria Bartiromo.) Heard every day to end trading, it's also the title of an afternoon show I host on CNBC
    $400 24
The title of this Shaw play refers to the Salvation Army's Barbara Undershaft
    $400 1
Named for a slain political figure, Harvey Milk Plaza is in this city's Castro district
    $400 6
You'd have to have your eyes wide shut not to know he directed "Spartacus"
    $800 17
Robert Schumann's 1841 "Spring" symphony dealt with this important event in his life
    $800 12
Max Mercy,
Harriet Bird,
Roy Hobbs
    $800 22
This piece of trading floor technology arrived in 1867 but is now a bit out of date
    $800 30
Animal featured in the titles of Lillian Jackson Braun's mysteries
    $800 2
An 1861 song urged Maryland to "avenge the patriotic gore that flecked the streets of" this city
    $800 7
Meaning "tidy", this word often preceded by "un" is from Old English for combed
    DD: $3,200 18
From 1937 to 1954 he directed NBC's Radio Symphony Orchestra
    $1200 13
Reggie Dunlop,
Ned Braden,
Jeff, Steve & Jack Hanson
    $1200 23
(Maria Bartiromo reads the clue.) The first specific security the NYSE recommended buying was these, a symbol of "freedom", during World War I
    $1200 27
This Milan Kundera novel wonders "but is heaviness truly deplorable and lightness splendid?" (the title implies no)
    $1200 3
Springtime is a nice time to visit this Texas city that boasts a 65-foot replica of the Eiffel Tower
    $1200 8
Rosie O'Donnell popularized this ball named for the sound it makes when you throw it
    $1600 19
High school & college graduates should know that this march by Elgar is also known as "Land Of Hope And Glory"
    $1600 14
Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh,
Annie Savoy,
Crash Davis
    $1600 25
This company, symbol XOM, makes up about 20% of the weight of the NYSE energy stock index
    $1600 28
Fifth graders Jess & Leslie create a secret kingdom in the woods in the kids' classic "Bridge to" this place
    $1600 4
This "port" city is the seat of Caddo Parish
    $1600 9
In 1909 the first of these cooperative farms was founded along the Jordan river
    $2000 20
In 1969 this French composer was selected to replace Leonard Bernstein as director of the N.Y. Philharmonic
    $2000 15
Carl Spackler,
Ty Webb,
Lacey Underall
    $2000 26
(Maria Bartiromo reads the clue.) One standard for NYSE listing includes this, market cap to us pros, of a least half a billion dollars
    DD: $2,800 29
The title of this novel by Edith Wharton doesn't refer to an actual home; it's from Ecclesiastes 7:4
    $2000 5
The structure seen here is in this city, on the bluffs of the Mississippi
    $2000 10
A plus for Minos was his being King of this on Crete

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ken Ben Lisa
$30,800 $7,600 $6,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

It began in 1886 as an extension of an upper crust family's list of whose house they'd visit & who they'd receive

Final scores:

Ken Ben Lisa
$26,600 $1,999 $13,100
64-day champion: $2,151,901 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ken Ben Lisa
$29,600 $7,600 $6,600
36 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
1 W
10 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $43,800

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Game tape date: 2004-08-18
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