Show #7756 - Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 1.


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Larry Martin, a second grade teacher from Kansas City, Missouri

Lee DiGeorge, a middle school English and technology teacher from Bayside, New York

Claire Bishop, a high school Latin teacher from Lexington, Kentucky

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: I'll give you an example: "Donald's winning cards." "What are Trump's trumps?")
    $200 1
This Great Lake is the greatest
    $200 30
If you own a John Aitken side chair, you might say, "Washington sat here", as there are 18 of them at this house
    $200 10
In Japanese hai means this
    $200 29
This company puts out an industrial average & also publishes the Wall Street Journal
    $200 2
The 16th president's town cars
    $200 21
In 2012 Miami's Giancarlo Stanton hit a curveball 494 feet against this team--of course, it was in Coors Field
    $400 23
This river's delta covers more than 8,000 square miles
    $400 24
A style of these, beveled to lead the eye to the picture, is named for James Whistler
    $400 22
Britain's oldest type of noble title is this, like Lord Snowdon
    $400 28
From Chinese for "ever growing", the Hang Seng compiles an index of stocks on this region's exchange
    $400 7
The 38th president's Mustangs & Fiestas
    $400 20
This slugger AKA Big Papi turned a hanging curveball into history with his 500th home run in 2015
    $600 3
James Bay protrudes from the lower right of this larger body
    $600 15
Now highly collectible, this type of smooth, inexpensive glass is named for the 1930s era when it was produced
    $600 11
Rep. Adam Schiff's wife has this appropriate Biblical name
    $600 25
This word for "stylish" rhymes with "fifty" in the name of a top stock index in India
    $600 5
Reagan's successor's rhododendrons
    $600 17
On Sept. 30, 1972 Roberto Clemente smacked a curve from Jon Matlack for this milestone number hit, his last
    $800 4
The light blue patches are shallow water & salt ponds in this Middle Eastern body of water
    $800 13
Weight-driven & later spring-driven, these made by Gustav Becker in the 1800s are prized & hung on walls
    $800 16
5-letter name for the 2007 influx of U.S. troops into Iraq
    DD: $2,000 26
The SOFIX tracks the 15 biggest stocks on this Eastern European country's exchange
    $800 9
The garment makers working for "Old Rough & Ready"
    $800 18
On Sept. 23, 1957 this future all-time home run king hammered a curve to give the Milwaukee Braves their first pennant
    $1000 6
Images from 1977 & 2010 show the effects of water diversion on this, once the world's fourth-largest lake
    $1000 14
Sinuous double-curved cabriole furniture legs are a mark of this style, named for a French king who died in 1774
    $1000 12
To prevent rust, metals are galvanized by coating them with this metal
    $1000 27
This British newspaper is the "FT" in the FTSE, or "footsie" index
    $1000 8
Cleaning appliances for the 31st president
    $1000 19
A curve thrown to Manny Ramirez became the longest home run hit in this city's Skydome (now Rogers Centre)

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

Claire Lee Larry
$1,800 $2,800 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Claire Lee Larry
$5,200 $4,800 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Name the two works by the same author that we have kind of messed up a little.)
    $400 30
You may have a lithium-ion one in your phone
    $400 11
James Bond fails all over this film--doesn't save the girl, his house burns & the bad guy meets his goal to kill M & die
    $400 20
The college name seen here, founded in 1458, is pronounced with this consonant silent
    $400 2
At the 1389 Battle of Kosovo, this empire's sultan routed the Serbs
    $400 28
I surmise that this process is the logical derivation of a conclusion from prior statements
    $400 27
"A Doll's Gabler"
    $800 25
That segment Leno used to do where he quizzed people on the street
    $800 29
Part of "Being" this actor included starring in 1990's "The Sheltering Sky" with Debra Winger
    DD: $3,000 18
This author attended Lincoln College & based spy George Smiley in part on Rector Vivian Green
    $800 19
The German empire of 1871-1918 consisted of 25 states, but this militaristic kingdom occupied 3/5 of it
    $800 26
It can be done to an idea, a plant or an animal & means cutting it apart to analyze it
    $800 9
"Mansfield Abbey"
    $1200 16
That bracelet or scarf that totally completes your killer outfit
    $1200 10
Before heading off to "Brokeback Mountain", he played future NASA engineer Homer Hickam in "October Sky"
    $1200 17
The motto of New College is alliteratively these habits "makyth man"--did any kingsmen go there?
    DD: $3,000 3
France's 1852-1870 Second Empire was ruled by the third of this name, known as the "Sphinx" for his enigmatic nature
    $1200 1
Form of education focused on methods to help students not on site but attending via the internet or other means
    $1200 6
"The Pelican Jury"
    $1600 24
It's wielded by Novak Djokovic & Caroline Wozniacki
    $1600 12
It's a rhyming nickname for a drone (t's watching us right now!), or a Helen Mirren film about them
    $1600 14
Merton College was occupied by this king's soldiers during the civil war of the 1640s
    $1600 4
The empire of this leader who fought Jamestown's colonists was a confederacy of Algonquian tribes
    $1600 21
The influential books "Sexual Politics" & "Sexual Personae" both grew out of these, written to earn a Ph.D.
    $1600 7
"The Old Man in the Stream"
    $2000 23
A group of crows
    $2000 13
He had a healthy ego playing Peter Quill's dad in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" as well as a super-hero in "Sky High"
    $2000 15
This author based Jordan College in the "His Dark Materials" series on his alma mater, Exeter College
    $2000 5
In 811 this eastern empire's Nicephorus I invaded Bulgaria; the Bulgur Khan had his skull made into a drinking cup
    $2000 22
This rhyming phrase means that learning by repetition causes lack of interest
    $2000 8
"Portnoy's Pastoral"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Claire Lee Larry
$14,400 $5,200 $20,600

Final Jeopardy! Round

This city, also the title of a film that won 2 Oscars, was named for a businessman known for 19th c. transportation

Final scores:

Claire Lee Larry
$13,800 $0 $18,100
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Claire Lee Larry
$13,200 $5,200 $21,800
18 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
9 R,
1 W
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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Game tape date: 2018-03-20
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