Show #2840 - Friday, December 27, 1996


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Mark Torma, a college student from Alliance, Ohio

Ruth Thompson, an attorney from Kingsland, Georgia

Jon Woodman, an attorney from Columbus, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $26,401)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1980s
    $100 3
The Norse goddess Freya was sometimes identified with Frigg, this supreme god's wife
    $100 8
This duplication company's New York Stock Exchange symbol is XRX
    $100 13
Little Richard has a street named for him in Macon in this state
    $100 1
To help locate missing children, their photos were put on the sides of these containers
    $100 26
Established in 1845 at Fort Severn, this United States military academy's campus is referred to as The Yard
    $100 22
This flightless bird of Australia is a nuisance because it knocks down sheep fences
    $200 4
Selane, the goddess of this heavenly body, was the daughter of 2 Titans: Hyperion & Theia
    $200 9
In 1994 this company launched Winterfresh, its first sugar-based chewing gum in almost 20 years
    $200 14
His 1961 hit "Let's Twist Again" received a Grammy for best rock & roll recording
    $200 2
Surgeon General for most of the '80s, he helped stop the x-raying of children's feet in shoe stores in the '50s
    $200 27
Abbreviated VMI, it held its first co-ed open house in October 1996
    $200 21
Chinese-American dish that's essentially a pancake-shaped omelet
    $300 12
In Egyptian myth Hathor, daughter of this sun god, is the wife of Horus
    $300 10
In 1995 it became the only U.S.-based express service with direct flights to China
    $300 16
This group's "Hotel California" album spawned 2 No. 1 hits, "New Kid In Town" & the title tune
    $300 5
British troops stormed these islands May 21, 1982
    $300 23
This Baltic republic's coat of arms features 3 blue lions on a gold shield
    $400 15
Etymologically, the name of this Greek goddess may mean "foam-risen"
    $400 11
This toy retailer opened its first franchise store in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in 1995
    DD: $500 18
In 1978 this group earned Motown its first million seller in the U.K. with the following:

"You're once, twice, three times a lady, and I love you..."
    $400 6
These 2 cities hosted Live Aid July 13, 1985
    $400 24
The escarole variety of this vegetable has broad, smooth leaves; the curly type has fringed leaves
    $500 20
This goddess was called Parthenos, meaning "The Maiden"
    $500 17
Hoover's Handbook says this South Dakota mail-order computer firm is the USA's fastest-growing company
    $500 19
This "American Pie" singer was the subject of "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
    $500 7
In 1986 Dick Rutan & Jeana Yeager flew this plane nonstop around the world without refueling
    $500 28
Britain's Royal Military Academy is also known as this from its location
    $500 25
1 of the first 5 kings of England

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

Jon Ruth Mark
$1,100 $400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Ruth Mark
$1,400 $1,100 $2,900

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 5
The viceroy of India lived in the Rashtrapati Bhavan in this city; now the president does
    $200 1
Jose Ferrer & Gerard Depardieu were nominated for this title role 40 years apart; Ferrer won
    $200 11
Membership in this organization reached its height in 1934 with 58 countries
    $200 21
A June 1996 U.S. government report said this trust fund that pays the elderly's hospital bills may go bust in 2001
    $200 18
This "Call of the Wild" author bought story plots from Lewis
    $400 6
This Kenyan capital is the starting point for many safaris
    $400 2
This series of films earned nominations for Pat Morita & the song "Glory Of Love"
    $400 23
Zoolatry is defined as the worship of these
    $400 13
In 1969 Georges Pompidou succeeded this man as president of France
    $400 22
This pair introduced the Excelente in 1497
    $400 12
Lewis was the 1st American to win this award; he received it 4 years after turning down a Pulitzer
    $600 8
Built for the Asian Games in 1962, the Hotel Indonesia was this city's first high-rise
    $600 3
This 1949 movie featuring Terry Moore & a gorilla earned a special-effects award
    $600 27
Sneesh is a British term for this tobacco product -- gesundheit
    $600 14
It's the battle at which Lord Nelson sent the message "England expects that every man will do his duty"
    DD: $1,000 24
In 1909, the centennial of his birth, he was put on a U.S. coin
    $600 15
Lewis' 5 major novels, from "Main Street" to "Dodsworth", were published during this decade
    DD: $1,000 9
In 1988 Bela Bartok's remains were moved from the U.S. & reburied in this capital city
    $800 4
This French actress won for "Room At The Top" & was nominated for "Ship Of Fools"
    $800 28
It's a 4-letter synonym for a culinarian
    $800 16
As leader of the People's Temple, he was responsible for the deaths of more than 900 followers in 1978
    $800 25
Buying a ticket on this country's Varig Airlines will cost you real money; the real is its currency
    $800 19
Often confused with this author on our show, Lewis worked as a janitor at his Utopian colony Helicon Hall
    $1000 10
From 1920 to 1939, this Lithuanian capital was controlled by Poland
    $1000 7
Rick Baker has won Oscars in this category for "An American Werewolf In London" & "Ed Wood"
    $1000 17
In 1612 this French explorer claimed & named the Louisiana region for Louis XIV
    $1000 26
A Latin term for government-based paper money, or an Italian car that will cost you a lot of it
    $1000 20
In this, his hometown, he was known as Harry Lewis; Sinclair is his middle name

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Ruth Mark
$3,400 $6,900 $6,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Benjamin Franklin was born in this city in 1706

Final scores:

Jon Ruth Mark
$5,599 $1,199 $500
3-day champion: $32,000 2nd place: Trip to Carmel, California & set of Pinseeker Golf Clubs 3rd place: Jules Jurgensen Watch

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Jon Ruth Mark
$4,900 $6,500 $6,300
19 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $17,700

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Game tape date: 1996-10-23
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