Show #7532 - Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2017 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.


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Eduardo Sevilla, an 8th through 12th grade math teacher from Vienna, Virginia

Susannah Nichols, a high school English teacher from Ferndale, Michigan

Nan Cohen, a high school English teacher from Van Nuys, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, you'll love this one...)
    $200 9
This lizard, known for changing colors, does it partly to communicate with others of its kind
    $200 20
A tip of the cap if you know that the Army's special forces are known by this name
    $200 26
The A's play in this city, the seat of Alameda County
    $200 1
On this festive night in 1999, a new ball made of Waterford crystal made its descent in Times Square
    $200 6
The 600,000 of these that Americans travel over average 40+ years old & 1 in 9 is structurally deficient
    $200 10
    $400 12
The Indonesian mimic type of this not only changes colors, it can impersonate other sea creatures
    $400 21
Wisconsin's Fox River empties into it
    $400 27
Prominent during the Gold Rush, this county bears the name of a mythical land of gold
    $400 2
Mr. T proudly says he's one of these, devoted to the person who brought him into the world
    $400 7
The FAA lists airports as small, medium or large within this 3-letter designation that means you change planes there
    $400 11
"The Short And Straight Boulevard"
    $600 13
The praying one gets a lot of press, but the dead leaf one sure lives up to its name
    $600 22
In 2000 this punk-pop band issued "Warning"; in 2005 they put out "Bullet in a Bible"
    $600 28
Formed as the last California county in 1907, Imperial County borders Mexico & this U.S. state
    $600 3
I'll do my best with what you gave me, but I "can't make a silk purse out of" one of these
    $600 8
Traffic & business can come to a halt when this pipeline with a primary name bursts beneath the road
    $600 17
"Straighten And Whisper"
    $800 14
An incredibly poisonous type of stonefish is named for this coral structure with which it blends
    $800 23
"Sure as God made" these edibles, Cubs fans left some on Harry Caray's grave after the 2016 World Series
    $800 29
Los Angeles County was one of the original 27 counties making up the new state of California in this year
    DD: $1,200 4
On Aug. 3, 1980 Ronald Reagan said "I believe in" these & said the federal government had too much power
    $800 16
Solid waste is part of infrastructure; some is composted & some recycled, but most ends up in these places
    $800 18
"Go Separately"
    $1000 15
Keep your eyes on the prize and name this flatfish, hatched with eyes like a regular fish that later move to one side of its head
    $1000 24
Sperry & Hutchinson were famous for these items that could be traded for all sorts of things
    $1000 30
The largest county in California and the lower 48, it's named for an Italian saint of the 15th century
    $1000 5
2-word term for one who defends an unpopular cause for the sake of argument
    $1000 25
Similar to dikes, these structures from the French for "raise" protect dry land from flooding
    $1000 19
"You'll Shun The Moon"

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

Nan Susannah Eduardo
$400 $3,600 $3,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nan Susannah Eduardo
$3,400 $5,200 $5,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: And finally, you'll love this one...)
    $400 15
This religious movement centered in Jamaica is based on the idea of an African Messiah
    $400 10
Neptune High is named for a sea god; this title mystery solver who went there has a war god in her name
    $400 20
To be "late" this stylish way is to arrive so that you are noticed
    $400 1
In 2017 Glenn Close returned to Broadway as Norma Desmond in a revival of this musical
    $400 2
Original title of "The Star-Spangled Banner":
"Defence Of Fort ____"
    $400 26
Likely fraudulent 1924 Italian elections gave personal power to this fascist
    DD: $5,600 16
The 2 similar-sounding words for the study of insects & the study of word origins
    $800 11
Played by Alexis Bledel, Rory on this Netflix show's "A Year in the Life" returned to Chilton Academy in 2016
    $800 21
The Constitution:
The VP "shall be president of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless" they're divided this way
    $800 7
In 1967 David Hays founded the Natl. Theatre of the Deaf--a decade after working on this play about Helen Keller
    $800 3
Herculean labor:
Cleaning the ____ of King Augeas
    $800 27
Britannica, on this Ugandan:
"Noted for his abrupt changes of mood... often extreme in his nationalism"
    $1200 17
John Pawson has used lots of empty space to become the father of this design -ism, as in the monastery here
    $1200 12
"The Wonder Years" & "Freaks and Geeks" were set at schools named for this president with Scottish roots
    $1200 23
This word for going in a slanting direction sounds just like a Harry Potter location
    $1200 8
Jesse Tyler Ferguson went back to school as one of the original classmates in "The 25th Annual Putnam County" this
    $1200 4
The King James Version of Genesis:
"And God said, let there be a ____ in the midst of the waters"
    $1200 28
On Dec. 17, 1989 security forces under Nicolae Ceausescu were ordered to fire on demonstrators in this country
    $1600 18
This branch of zoology deals with amphibians as well as reptiles
    $1600 13
On "King of the Hill", Bobby was chosen to be the mascot for the school named for this legendary NFL coach
    $1600 24
Happening in an absurd or self-contradictory way, like the chicken & egg dilemma
    DD: $2,000 9
Act I of this play:
"A country road. A tree. Evening, Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot"
    $1600 5
Named for physicist Georg:
____'s law of electrical resistance
    $1600 29
His radical reforms in Cambodia caused more than 1 million deaths from 1975 to 1979
    $2000 19
This -ism favored by psychologist William James takes the view that what is useful is what is best
    $2000 14
Students learn spells & more at Brakebills, a school in this Syfy TV show based on Lev Grossman's books
    $2000 25
Given with much hesitation & unwillingness, from the Latin for "struggling against"
    $2000 22
In "Six Degrees of Separation", a young black man named Paul claims to be this actor's son
    $2000 6
A Matisse work:
"The Joy of ____"
    $2000 30
This Dominican dictator fomented prejudice against migrants from Haiti & had thousands of them killed in 1937

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nan Susannah Eduardo
$18,200 $9,600 $11,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The book "From Marble to Flesh" is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504

Final scores:

Nan Susannah Eduardo
$23,601 $12,600 $18,201
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nan Susannah Eduardo
$13,400 $9,200 $11,400
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2017-03-22
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