Show #7765 - Friday, May 18, 2018

2018 Teachers Tournament final game 2.


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Steve Mond, a 9th and 10th grade math teacher from Midvale, Utah (subtotal of $2,600)

Larry Martin, a second grade teacher from Kansas City, Missouri (subtotal of $11,799)

Claire Bishop, a high school Latin teacher from Lexington, Kentucky (subtotal of $1,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
In 1996 Trenton State College became the College of this state
    $200 6
If gardeners overdo this, it deprives the roots of oxygen & can lead to root rot
    $200 29
Dry, like the desert
    $200 1
In a real estate listing, FDR stands for a "formal" this, probably only used a few times a year
    $200 9
First held in Uruguay in 1930, it's the largest single-sport tournament in the world
    $200 2
He was noticeably drunk at Lincoln's second inauguration; a little over a month later, he was president
    $400 27
In 1825 this author graduated from Maine's Bowdoin College, where he gambled, partied & didn't get scarlet As
    $400 12
Black spot does what its name suggests, most commonly to the leaves of these beloved flowers' bushes
    $400 28
Payment to your ex
    $400 11
Like "pad", this 3-letter word for a room was once often used after "bachelor"
    $400 18
In 2016 Neymar led this nation to its first-ever Olympic gold medal in soccer
    $400 19
John Breckinridge, veep to this president, 1857-1861, hightailed it out of the U.S. to escape treason charges
    $600 25
In 1818 Daniel Webster argued before the Supreme Court to stop New Hampshire from taking over this private college
    $600 30
Ulmus hollandica Major is the scientific name for this tree in the name of a devastating disease
    $600 24
Catching fish using hook, line & sinker
    $600 23
It can mean just a room, or a gathering of intellectuals like that of Madame de Stael in the 1790s
    $600 17
The Timbers represent this city in Major League Soccer
    $600 22
On Oct. 11, 1973 the New York Times said he "quits vice presidency and admits tax evasion in '67"
    DD: $1,500 15
This Pennsylvania college was founded in 1832, 31 years before it served as a field hospital
    $800 21
The gall type of this tiny arachnid can cause hairs, berrylike globes or other growths on your plants
    $800 20
Handy with both hands
    $800 16
About 19th century female writers, a 1979 classic of literary criticism is titled "The Madwoman in" this room
    $800 10
Winner of the FIFA award for Best Soccer Player of the Year in 2016 & 2017, he was named in part for President Reagan
    $800 3
A 19th century man on the go, he was indicted for murder & later tried for treason
    $1000 5
In 1999 Harvard merged with this venerable women's school
    $1000 13
This word for a disease that causes the plant to wither may be "early" or "late" when it afflicts potatoes
    $1000 14
Herschel or Sagan
    $1000 8
The kitchen named for this man is long & narrow, just like the kind you would find on one of his train cars
    $1000 7
Also a term used in baseball, it's what the Brits call a soccer field
    $1000 4
Schuyler Colfax, No. 2 to this military hero, got implicated in shady contracts to build the Union Pacific Railroad

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

Claire Larry Steve
$2,300 $2,200 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Claire Larry Steve
$5,500 $5,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 14
"Haute" means this in French, as in haute trahison, this type of treason
    $400 2
Goat Island separates the American part of this natural wonder from the Canadian part
    $400 16
While this Swahili word means "journey", it mentions nothing of big-game hunting
    $400 4
Dickens' title Nicholas
    $400 1
Not to be outdone, Horagalles, the Sami embodiment of this Norse god, carries 2 hammers
    $400 17
On "M*A*S*H" Loretta Swit played head nurse Margaret Houlihan, better known by this nickname
    $800 29
In haute cuisine, bechamel, espagnole, hollandaise, tomato & veloute are the 5 "mother" these
    $800 28
5.7-million-year-old human-like footprints have been discovered on this largest Greek island
    $800 25
An "A" was added to the end of the Swahili word for "first" to name this December holiday
    $800 27
Dahl's Charlie
    $800 11
The Mesopotamian god Enbilulu was placed in charge of these 2 rivers
    $800 24
Season 2 of this Netflix show featured the lavish wedding of Princess Margaret, played by Vanessa Kirby
    $1200 30
You'll find this public university in Terre Haute
    DD: $2,000 3
(Sarah shows a map on the monitor.) Between Cuba and Puerto Rico, you'll find this politically divided island that was named by Columbus, who landed there in 1492
    $1200 23
This word can mean "crocodile" in Swahili, but Kobe Bryant knows it means a snake to most of us
    $1200 7
Nabokov's Dolores
    $1200 12
Teutonic gods Saxnot, Woden & Thunor had to be specifically renounced at the Saxon version of this Christian rite
    $1200 26
In 1939 this actress starred with Judy Garland in "Babes in Arms" in black-&-white & "The Wizard of Oz" in green
    $1600 21
Haute ecole is the most elaborate form of this strict equestrian training, a longtime Olympic competition
    $1600 8
The 3 main islands making up the U.S. Virgin Islands are St. Croix, St. John & this
    $1600 15
This game's name comes from a Swahili word meaning "to build"; oddly, the exact opposite happens in gameplay
    $1600 5
King's Carrie
    $1600 10
It's fitting that this Roman goddess for whom a summer month is named is the goddess of marriage
    $1600 19
In "Animal Crackers", this actor tells Margaret Dumont, "Ever since I met you, I've swept you off my feet"
    DD: $5,000 22
The Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture includes Dior & the house founded by her, real name Gabrielle
    $2000 9
New Caledonia & the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific are part of an overseas possession of this country
    $2000 18
Bob Hope was in a movie called "Call Me" this 5-letter word for "master"
    $2000 6
Du Maurier's Rebecca (her married name)
    $2000 13
In 1278 Chinese villager Tin Hau was deified by this alliterative Mongol emperor, becoming goddess of the sea
    $2000 20
In the '90s this comic starred in "All-American Girl", the first sitcom about an Asian-American family

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Claire Larry Steve
$14,700 $20,000 $9,000
(lock tournament)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

230 miles long, it defined a boundary between a colony founded by Quakers & one founded by Catholics

Final scores:

Claire Larry Steve
$19,201 $20,000 $4,499

Cumulative scores:

Claire Larry Steve
$20,601 $31,799 $7,099
1st runner-up: $50,000 Tournament champion: $100,000 2nd runner-up: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Claire Larry Steve
$15,400 $17,000 $9,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $41,400

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Game tape date: 2018-03-21
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