Show #6773 - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

2014 College Championship quarterfinal game 3.


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Kevin Shen, a junior from the University of California, Berkeley from Cupertino, California

Terry O'Shea, a sophomore at Princeton University from Bridgewater, New Jersey

Kenesha Bennett, a senior from Oakwood University from Huntsville, Alabama

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: These are top staff recommendations.)
    $200 1
When Pink teamed up to sing "Just Give Me A Reason" with Nate Ruess of this band, they were nominated for a Grammy
    $200 18
At about 9 weeks of age, a human embryo becomes one of these
    $200 3
To get a brief respite, you "take" it
    $200 13
A 1902 will established this scholarship that sends students to Oxford University
    $200 2
After good service in a restaurant, make it 15-20% of the pretax total
    $200 26
Get the Bronte beat with this title character's story, coming in at No. 1
    $400 10
This "Video Games" chanteuse teams with Cedric Gervais on "Summertime Sadness"
    $400 19
By definition, a polypeptide is a chain of these linked together by peptide bonds
    $400 5
This many diners attend da Vinci's "Last Supper"
    $400 14
The name of these 4-letter federal grants honors the senator who originated the program
    $400 4
From the Latin for "strength" & meaning energy, it's often paired with vigor
    $400 27
This vintage Vonnegut "meal" from 1973 ranks No. 3
    $600 23
The song heard here is from this band's album "AM"

"Do I want to know /
If this feeling flows both ways? /
Sad to see you go..."
    $600 20
It's the branch of biology that deals with glands such as the pituitary & thyroid
    $600 6
The First Battle of Bull Run was in this year
    $600 15
The PSAT is the qualifying exam for this scholarship program that began in 1955
    $600 7
In volleyball it's when you dive to hit the ball just above the ground
    $600 28
This first novel by Carson McCullers takes 35th place on the list
    $800 24
"Life will pass me by if I don't open up my eyes", says this hit by Avicii
    $800 21
While red bone marrow gets its color from developing red blood cells, yellow marrow gets its color from this
    $800 11
It's the largest 3-digit prime
    $800 16
This group gives scholarships to minority students & financial support to 37 historically black colleges & universities
    $800 8
Grass-covered soil
    $800 29
No. 55 is this Alan Moore graphic novel of aging superheroes
    $1000 25
3 sisters make up this pop band

"Baby, baby /
Baby /
Don't save me now /
Don't save me now..."
    $1000 22
In 1937 this German-born biochemist discovered the citric acid cycle that bears his name
    $1000 12
Number "Against Thebes" in a work by Aeschylus
    $1000 17
Originally for WWII vets, it provides grants for tuition & is more formally known as the Servicemen's Readjustment Act
    $1000 9
Usually powdered, a peruke was a man's one of these in the 18th century
    DD: $2,000 30
This 1855 volume of American poetry rounds out the Top 100

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

Kenesha Terry Kevin
$4,400 $800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kenesha Terry Kevin
$5,000 $5,200 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Those three letters will come up in that order in each correct response.)
    $400 11
His father, William Jefferson Blythe, died in a 1946 car accident before the future president was born
    $400 6
A.M. comes from the Latin words "ante meridiem", meaning "before" this
    $400 16
Medicine in the "Star Trek" world involves a "laser" one of these surgical instruments
    $400 1
Similarity in appearance; I see the...
    $400 26
Because Mount Kenya is right on this line, climbers prefer the north side July-Sept. or the south side Dec.-Feb.
    $400 21
On Kanye's "nodisrespecttobenaffleck" hashtag, this woman, "alias" Ben's wife, noted, "I say that all the time"
    $800 12
(Kelly of the Clue Crew displays a map of the U.S. on the monitor.) In 1952, the term "Solid South" referred to an area controlled by Democrats, even in this man's landslide win--the political map was very different back then
    $800 7
One of these is used to tell time by the shadow that its gnomon casts on a calibrated ring
    $800 17
A leather strip called a strop is traditionally for sharpening this
    $800 2
To accept a concept willingly; hug it out!
    $800 27
120 years ago what's now Nairobi was this, an oasis for thirsty animals (&, informally, thirsty people)
    $800 22
A tag line for this Affleck film was "The movie was fake. The mission was real"
    $1200 13
In 1910, a year after leaving office, he published the book "African Game Trails"
    DD: $2,400 8
It's what the U.S. Naval Observatory calls a timepiece regulated by the natural vibration frequencies of cesium particles
    $1200 18
In Islamic tradition Zulfikar, one of these, passed to the caliph Ali on Muhammad's death
    $1200 3
To board a ship, or to start an enterprise
    $1200 28
Birders love "soda lakes" like Nakuru: the alkaline water supports the blue-green type of these, luring lots of flamingos
    $1200 23
Ben doesn't have much to say on the market economy in the colonies in a bar scene in this 1997 film... but Matt Damon does
    $1600 14
He told Lincoln in 1861, "if you are as happy on entering the White House as I on leaving, you are a very happy man indeed"
    $1600 9
The word "clock" derives from a French word for this object that could be used to sound the time
    $1600 19
The company Festool introduced a gas-powered one of these tools in the 1920s
    $1600 4
A thin layer of body tissue lining an organ
    $1600 29
Some of Kenya's most fertile land is within this 4,000-mile-long "great" depression
    $1600 24
As Ned, Ben agrees to play Mercutio in this film but does have an irritated question for the play's author... "He dies?"
    DD: $3,000 15
This soldier served only 16 months as the 1st president who had never been in Congress or the Continental Congress
    $2000 10
Smartphone clocks can drift 10 sec. a day; a Hong Kong scientist has a way to sync them with the flickering of this kind of light
    $2000 20
To have a selfish motive, or to possess an implement that needs sharpening
    $2000 5
Type of "organization" that encompasses a number of smaller groups
    $2000 30
She was talking about West Kenya when she began a book, "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills"
    $2000 25
An armored car robbery goes wrong in "The Town" for Ben & this actor; maybe a bow & arrow would've helped?

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kenesha Terry Kevin
$2,200 $15,400 $10,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

"Take care of him", says the man called this in Luke 10 after giving money to an innkeeper

Final scores:

Kenesha Terry Kevin
$4,400 $17,400 $15,401
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kenesha Terry Kevin
$2,200 $17,400 $9,600
12 R,
7 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $29,200

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Game tape date: 2014-01-07
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