Show #6776 - Monday, February 17, 2014

2014 College Championship semifinal game 1.


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Whitney Thompson, a junior at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Tucker Pope, a junior from Texas A&M University from Lubbock, Texas

Laurie Beckoff, a sophomore from the University of Chicago from Hollis Hills, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

"U.S.", EH
(Alex: And those two letters coming up in each correct response.)
    $200 1
Georgia's Bulldogs are top dogs in this city that was named for an ancient center of culture & learning
    $200 11
Naaman was cured of leprosy after Elisha told him to bathe in this river 7 times
    $200 16
Singer Faith or actor Jonah; what the...?
    $200 6
Come on in--the CDC says everyone 6 months of age & older should get this yearly, ideally by October
    $200 21
Women's doubles tennis,
2012 (both players)
    $200 26
He's a symbol of the U.S.A. or its government
    $400 2
It's home to the University of Florida, the state's largest & oldest university
    $400 12
He ripped the doors off the gate of the city of Gaza & carried them on his back to the top of a hill
    $400 17
Oh, this! Rising 770 feet on the Feather River, Oroville is the highest one in the United States
    $400 7
The visual aura that you just described is common with the classic type of this severe headache
    $400 22
Men's half-pipe,
2006, 2010
    $400 27
The 2012 film in this franchise has Dolph Lundgren, Jean-Claude Van Damme & an army of genetically enhanced warriors
    $600 3
It's the Ivy League school that's located in the town of Hanover
    $600 13
This son of Jacob goes to prison when a woman falsely accuses him; you can see what really happened
    $600 18
This non-naughty 5-letter "B" word means to bungle a task
    $600 8
All that sneezing & red & itching eyes, it's pollinosis, or, in layman's terms, this
    $600 23
Men's 100-meter dash,
1936 (in Berlin)
    $600 28
It's the "U.S." in a USB, a socket used to attach a device to a computer
    $800 4
A shortened version of the name of trapper Etienne Provost is on a college town in this Western state
    DD: $600 14
This third book of the Old Testament is named for the tribe from which the priests of Israel were descended
    $800 19
1-word energy industry technique that's the subject of the film "Gasland"
    $800 9
That raw egg eating contest wasn't such a smart move; I'm afraid you have this "fishy" food poisoning
    $800 24
Men's figure skating,
    $800 29
2-word term for the uncontrolled spreading out of metropolitan communities into surrounding areas
    $1000 5
Waco, Texas is home to this university, the largest Baptist university in the world
    $1000 15
Esther 4:3 reports that "there was great mourning among the Jews... and many lay in sackcloth and" these
    $1000 20
That's a load of this, a short "riding" whip
    $1000 10
Have you had a menactra vaccine? it helps protect against this illness that also begins with M-E-N
    $1000 25
Men's 100-meter dash,
1984, 1988;
men's long jump,
1984, 1988, 1992, 1996
    $1000 30
This author whose early 20th century novels argued for social reform ran unsuccessfully for Californla governor

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

Laurie Tucker Whitney
$1,800 $1,600 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Laurie Tucker Whitney
$3,200 $2,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
The success of "Far From the Madding Crowd" enabled him to give up architecture for writing
    $400 16
To fix prices or wages at a current level, or to immobilize, as with fear
    $400 1
"Das Boot" portrayed both boredom & terror aboard one of these German craft during World War II
    $400 11
I love it when you say that "I.P. address" is short for "Internet" this "address"
    $400 21
New Zealand has 2 species of this flying mammal, the only land mammal native to the country
    $400 26
In August 2013 bells rang out across the nation to mark the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream" speech
    $800 3
Climb up "The Magic Mountain", a novel by this German
    $800 17
To yell to catch a taxi driver's attention
    $800 4
"The Motorcycle Diaries" dramatized a life-changing road trip by this future ally of Fidel Castro
    $800 12
It gives me chills when you say that Alekhine's Defense is named for the fourth world champion of this game
    $800 22
Wallabies & brush-tailed possums arrived in New Zealand from this neighbor
    $800 27
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents the clue from Valley Forge Nat'l Historical Park in Pennsylvania.) Honored with a monument, the 500 black soldiers at Valley Forge included the U.S. military's first African-American unit of free men, the regiment known as the First of this Ocean State
    $1200 8
"Hannibal" is this author's sequel to "The Silence of the Lambs"
    $1200 18
To sing lead for a rock band
    $1200 5
Berenice Bejo played '20s actress Peppy Miller in this 2011 multi-Oscar winner from France
    $1200 13
Murmur "anime" or this 5-letter Japanese term for graphic novels & comic magazines like shonen ace
    $1200 23
Native frogs in New Zealand skip this larval stage, going directly from egg to adult
    $1200 28
It's Showtime at this Harlem theater that began hosting its amateur night in 1934
    $1600 9
You may falter under the weight of "Gravity's Rainbow", by him
    $1600 19
To pour in a fine stream, like syrup over pancakes
    DD: $1,600 6
"City of God" is about 2 boys growing up in a violent favela in this South American country
    $1600 14
Say this 2-word "killing curse" from the Harry Potter series--but don't point your wand at me!
    $1600 24
The yellow-eyed penguin doesn't form these breeding groups like other penguins but builds solo nests
    $1600 29
In 1976 Clarence Norris, the last member of these "Boys", was pardoned in Alabama for a 1931 rape conviction
    $2000 10
Appropriately, this philosopher's "Leviathan" runs almost 600 pages
    $2000 20
To send too much fuel to the carburetor, causing an unsuccessful ignition
    $2000 7
The 2011 Oscar for Best Foreign Film went to director Asghar Farhadi's "A Separation", the first winner from this country
    $2000 15
"Your world. Your imagination" is a tagline for this build-it-yourself online game
    DD: $1,200 25
Found in New Zealand's waters, the blue bottle jellyfish is also known as this due to its resemblance to a battleship
    $2000 30
In 1773 she put out the first book of poetry by an African American

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Laurie Tucker Whitney
$10,400 $12,000 $10,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

In preparation for a work he published in 1828 that was over 20 years in the making, he learned 26 languages

Final scores:

Laurie Tucker Whitney
$19,800 $21,201 $393
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Laurie Tucker Whitney
$12,000 $12,800 $11,200
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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Game tape date: 2014-01-08
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