Show #1196 - Monday, November 13, 1989

1989 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.


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Peggi Malys, a medical student originally from Orlando, Florida

Cigus Vanni, a psychologist originally from South Amboy, New Jersey

Tom Cubbage, a law student and winner of last year's College Tournament from Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
He once said, "I have never given anybody hell. I just tell the truth... & they think it's hell"
    $100 13
In 1988 officials in this country admitted they had printed false maps for years to fool enemies
    $100 4
Norsemen believed the universe was supported by a huge one of these of the ash variety
    $100 18
Of means, medians & modes, the term that's often called the arithmetic average
    $100 3
1959 grand prize winner at Cannes, it set the legend of Orpheus & Eurydice during carnival in Rio
    $100 26
Any ability or accomplishment that makes a person suitable for a particular position or task
    $200 2
Showing he'd rather switch than fight, this future pres. changed from Democrat to Republican in 1962
    $200 14
Hannibal had 38 of these animals when he began crossing the Alps, but few survived the ice & snow
    $200 5
Norse legend says a snake coiled around the world & this god of the sky will someday kill each other
    $200 19
Fraction that's equivalent to the infinite decimal .666666...
    $200 9
Mel Gibson hit the road again in this 1st sequel to George Miller's "Mad Max"
    $200 27
Vaduz is the capital of this 62 square mile principality nestled between Switzerland & Austria
    DD: $400 10
At the shooting, his assassin cried, "I am a stalwart & Arthur is president now!"
    $300 15
Imported into Brazil from Africa, these "killer" insects escaped the lab & bred with locals
    $300 6
Odin rode an eight-legged one of these named Sleipnir
    $300 20
His theorem is often expressed a² + b² = c²
    $300 22
Lina Wertmuller film in which Giancarlo Giannini plays a small-time hood with 7 ugly sisters
    $300 28
To be of a contemplative form of mind, like Hume or Whitehead
    $400 11
Shortly after being elected, he submitted his resignation as president of Columbia University
    $400 16
The U.S. Army awarded 8,612 medals after this 1983 invasion although fewer than 7,000 troops were there
    $400 7
Sigurd, called the most important hero in Norse myth, is famous for killing Fafnir, one of these
    $400 21
Its symbol is called a radical sign
    $400 23
Originally a Swedish miniseries, this Ingmar Bergman film was called "Scener ur ett aktenskap"
    $400 29
The Book of Common Prayer says the peace of God "passeth all" of this
    $500 12
Jefferson Davis was the son-in-law of this president who died in office
    $500 17
Both the father & son of the Frankish leader Charles Martel were named this
    $500 8
Bifrost, the bridge that connected the Earth with the home of the gods, was one of these
    $500 24
Branch of math meaning "pebble" in Latin, it's also related to a word that means "to determine by math"
    $500 25
"Knife in the Water", Roman Polanski's 1st feature film, was made in this language
    $500 30
The loss of water vapor from the surface of a plant, usually through open stomata

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Tom Cigus Peggi
$2,200 $200 $1,100

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Cigus Peggi
$2,700 $300 $1,500

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
If your recipe calls for "blanching" green beans, plunge them into this
    $200 19
Snellen's chart is standard equipment for giving this type of test
    $200 8
Carthage has almost been destroyed; you can find what's left of it in a suburb of this Tunisian capital
    $200 1
In 1868 the 1st edition of this annual reference book was published by the New York World
    $200 14
In 1980 he became conductor of the Boston Pops
    $200 3
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, & never brought to mind?"
    $400 10
You can't make a souffle without breaking some eggs & doing this to them before beating
    $400 20
Surgical instrument that's most similar to tweezers
    $400 15
Cuzco, capital of the Incan empire, is still the capital of Cuzco province in this country
    $400 2
He founded America's 1st newspaper chain & later took on Roy Howard as a partner
    $400 27
He became conductor of the Philadelphia orchestra in 1938 & remained there for over 4 decades
    $400 4
"Water, water everywhere, & all the boards did shrink"
    $600 24
French type of Swiss cheese that's an important ingredient in fondues, gratins & crepes
    $600 21
Childhood viral disease that causes swelling of the parotid glands
    $600 16
If you wanted to hang around at the site of Babylon's famous gardens, you'd now have to go to this country
    $600 11
Since 1968 Benjamin C. Bradlee has served as executive editor of this newspaper
    DD: $2,500 28
Famous conductor who composed the following:
    $600 5
"It was many & many a year ago, in a kingdom by the sea"
    $800 25
A pate-like dish, or the name of the mold in which pate is baked
    $800 22
The key ingredient in smelling salts which are used to revive a person who has fainted
    $800 17
The Pale & what was beyond it referred to the medieval dominions of England in this country
    $800 12
Boston has 3 daily newspapers: the Globe, the Herald, & this one with a national circulation
    $800 29
Controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic who died in July 1989
    $800 6
"Hail to thee, blithe spirit! Bird thou never wert"
    $1000 26
The middle cut of a rib steak, it literally means "between 2 ribs"
    $1000 23
Overweight heavy snorers are prone to this disorder in which breathing stops for short periods
    DD: $2,000 18
Alexander the Great led his troops as far east as the Hyphasis, now the Beas, river in this country
    $1000 13
This Little Rock newspaper is the oldest west of the Mississippi & serves the entire state
    $1000 30
This Russian-born cellist, who won the Lenin Prize in 1969, now conducts the National Symphony Orchestra
    $1000 7
"Earth, receive an honoured guest; Wm. Yeats is laid to rest: let the Irish vessel lie emptied of its poetry"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Cigus Peggi
$9,300 $1,400 $5,900

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Final Jeopardy! Round

2 of the 3 state capitals lying on the Missouri River

Final scores:

Tom Cigus Peggi
$11,801 $0 $0
Finalist 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Cigus Peggi
$8,200 $3,900 $5,900
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
11 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $18,000

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Game tape date: 1989-10-17
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