Show #2648 - Wednesday, February 21, 1996

1996 College Championship semifinal game 3.


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Brian Gondos, a sophomore from the University of Pennsylvania

Vandana Madhavan, a sophomore from Harvard University

Bill Lee, a sophomore from the University of Washington

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 6
It completes one rotation on its axis every 23 hours, 56 minutes, 4.09 seconds
    $100 30
This "Tonight Show" host spent 3 days in the Emerson College dean's office to convince the dean to accept him
    $100 11
The volcano in front of this Nevada city's Mirage Hotel erupts every 15 minutes from dusk to midnight
    $100 21
Yo! The 1996 Players Dictionary for this game now includes the word yo
    $100 16
Suetonius says this emperor sang while Rome burned & his last words were "What an artist dies with me"
    $100 1
    $200 7
Meteorites believed to be from this "red planet" were found in Antarctica in the 1980s
    $200 29
Andrew Shue, who plays Billy Campbell on this series, majored in History at Dartmouth
    $200 12
Made to look like a snow-covered ski resort, Blizzard Beach is the newest water park at this Florida theme park
    $200 22
It's the art of making rugs or textiles on a loom
    $200 17
In 313 Constantine declared this religion legal
    $200 2
Santa Fe,
    $300 8
It was the last of the 9 planets discovered
    $300 26
Purchase College graduate Steven Weber is flying high as Tim Daly's brother on this sitcom
    $300 13
A wild roller coaster called Jaguar! careens across 1/6 of this "fruity" California theme park
    $300 23
If you can stomach it, it's the sport of plunging from tall heights attached to an elasticized cord
    $300 18
About 40 of these underground cemeteries stretch approximately 350 miles around Rome
    $300 3
    $400 9
This planet's features include a mountain ridge called Aphrodite & a crater called Cleopatra
    $400 27
Glenn Close earned her Phi Beta Kappa key while a drama student at this Williamsburg, Virginia school
    $400 14
Made famous by a Julia Roberts film, Mystic Pizza is located in Mystic in this New England state
    $400 24
Rollerblading is properly referred to as this type of skating
    $400 19
Coins celebrating Julius Caesar's murder had 2 daggers on them & "Eid-Mar", short for this
    $400 4
A thermometer,
a novel,
the riot act
    DD: $500 10
A comet first sighted in 1993 bombarded this planet with fragments in 1994
    $500 28
Raised in Yankton, South Dakota, this NBC anchorman is a graduate of the University of South Dakota
    $500 15
Kilgore College in this state has a museum devoted to the Kilgore Rangerettes Drill team
    $500 25
This Japanese art of paper folding is occasionally used to teach students solid geometry
    $500 20
There were few statues of this goddess of the hearth; she was represented by an eternal flame
    $500 5

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

Bill Vandana Brian
$1,700 $1,400 $900

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Vandana Brian
$3,800 $2,300 $1,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 30
This Nation of Islam minister led the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. October 16, 1995
    $200 2
Part of the scientific name for this marsupial is from 2 Greek words for "pouch" & "bear"
    $200 9
Most of the people in this African country speak Kinyarwanda, a Bantu language
    $200 6
Patricia McCormick was the first to win both platform & springboard gold in this sport in 2 Olympics
    $200 7
This creator of a writing system for the blind was an accomplished musician
    $200 8
All the stanzas of this Poe poem end with "nothing more", "evermore" or "nevermore"
    $400 29
On December 10, 1915, this company's one millionth automobile rolled off the assembly line
    $400 18
During religious festivals, the Incas sacrificed this beast of burden to their gods
    $400 22
Of Manx, Welsh & Gaelic, the language with the fewest speakers
    $400 5
This team sport played in a pool has been an Olympic event since 1900
    $400 14
In 1995 this first woman on the Supreme Court was named to the National Women's Hall of Fame
    $400 10
In the Elizabeth Barrett Browning poem, it completes the line that begins, "How do I love thee?"
    $600 28
On Wake Island in October 1950, President Truman met this general for the first time to discuss the Korean War
    $600 19
With the bonobo, it makes up the genus Pan in the great ape family
    $600 23
The speech of Tuscany has long been considered the most prestigious form of this modern language
    $600 3
This British ice dancing team won a bronze medal in Lillehammer after several years as professionals
    $600 15
In the late 1940s, with the help of students from Black Mountain College, he build his 1st large geodesic dome
    $600 11
Emma Lazarus wrote, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to" do this
    $800 27
On May 3, 1973 this 110-story Chicago building topped out at 1,450 feet
    $800 20
The horns on the Grant's species of this graceful antelope may reach 30 inches or longer
    $800 24
Dialects of this language include Gulf, Maghrebi & Egyptian
    $800 1
This swimmer took a silver, a bronze & 2 golds at the 1968 games before his 7 gold medals in 1972
    DD: $1,000 16
He published his "English Dictionary" more than 70 years before Webster's "American Dictionary"
    $800 12
His "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" inspired a Broadway musical
    DD: $200 26
In 1915 this city celebrated its rebirth from a fire as well as the opening of the Panama Canal
    $1000 21
This whale is known for its exceptionally long flippers, which may be 1/3 as long as its body
    $1000 25
Transdanubian & Paloc are dialects of Magyar, the official language of this country
    $1000 4
Many consider Bob Beamon's 1968 record in this event the greatest performance ever in track & field
    $1000 17
In 1976 these 2 Steves founded Apple Computer, Inc.
    $1000 13
"They also serve who only stand and wait" is from this poet's "On His Blindness"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bill Vandana Brian
$8,800 $6,700 $5,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

She was the niece of the last Hanoverian king

Final scores:

Bill Vandana Brian
$4,199 $13,400 $10,500
3rd place: $5,000 Finalist 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bill Vandana Brian
$9,000 $6,500 $5,300
27 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
15 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $20,800

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Game tape date: 1996-01-10
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