Show #7930 - Friday, February 15, 2019

Eric R. Backes game 5.


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Mark Smith, an environmental scientist from Salem, Ohio

Amanda Holm, a project manager from Livonia, Michigan

Eric R. Backes, an attorney and government relations professional from Round Rock, Texas (whose 4-day cash winnings total $105,602)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
A surprising fact from the almanac:
Only 5.5% of high schoolers drove after drinking but 40% had done this while driving
    $200 3
Kind of ticket you get if all seats are sold out
    $200 13
She died in England in 1617 while preparing to sail back to Virginia with her husband John Rolfe
    $200 4
    $200 21
From this NBC sitcom: "How's life treating you, Norm?" "Like he caught me in bed with his wife"
    $200 22
This summons for a defendant to appear in court comes from Latin for "under penalty"
    $400 2
In the offbeat news section:
A French theme park has trained 6 of these black birds to pick up bits of trash to earn treats
    $400 9
It has a median in the middle
    $400 14
In the Old Testament this favorite wife of Jacob died after giving birth to Benjamin
    $400 8
    $400 16
In this action pic, M'Baku warns, "One more word, & I will feed you to my children... I'm kidding. We are vegetarians"
    $400 23
The most important difference between a funeral service & a memorial service is the presence of this
    $600 5
Top 10 news topics of 2018 include this movement, known by a social media hashtag, leading to legal action for sexual assault
    $600 10
It's a way some teachers rate their students
    $600 15
With her family by her side, this wife of a Beatle lost her battle with cancer in 1998
    DD: $2,500 20
    $600 17
In this film, Amanda Seyfried, one of the Plastics, says to Lindsay Lohan, "I'm kind of psychic... it's like I have ESPN or something"
    $600 24
In Michigan, convicts released under this system cannot leave the state without a travel permit
    $800 6
The World Almanac's editors picked items for a figurative 2018 time capsule, including this furry orange mascot of the Philly Flyers
    $800 11
Said of some economically vital businesses
    $800 27
His first wife Maria bore him 7 children, including Carl Philipp Emanuel, before she died in 1720
    $800 25
    $800 18
On this HBO show Jemaine & Bret sing, "I can tell that you are the most beautiful girl in the room (in the whole wide room)"
    $800 26
In 1973, the last year this happened, 646 men were inducted to serve
    $1000 7
On Nov. 11 expect a rare one of these events of Mercury--it'll pass between Earth & the Sun & be visible in silhouette
    $1000 12
Preoccupied while pondering
    $1000 28
This Irish wit & playwright's estranged wife Constance died in 1898 shortly after his release from prison
    $1000 29
Genu (as in genuflect)
    $1000 19
In "The First Wives Club", "There are only 3 ages for women in Hollywood--babe, district attorney & 'Driving'" her

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

Eric Amanda Mark
$5,400 $400 -$800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Amanda Mark
$10,300 $3,400 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 2
Starting in 1973, Texas recognized August 27 as this man's birthday statewide
    $400 16
The mailed perfume
    $400 22
Kafka was born in 1883 in this city, then still the capital of the country of Bohemia
    $400 17
"Right Round" by this "stately" rapper samples from "You Spin Me Round" by Dead or Alive
    $400 12
The main lacrimal glands provide these when stimulated by bright light or a sad movie
    $400 1
"The Happiest Place on Earth" is in this So. Cal city, unless you're in traffic on the 5 freeway at about 5:45 PM on a Tuesday
    $800 3
Presidents' Day in Alabama honors Washington & this next president from the South
    $800 27
An unclothed Kodiak
    $800 23
This story begins, "As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning... he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect"
    $800 18
"Gangsta's Paradise" uses Psalm 23:4 & "Pastime Paradise" from this man's "Songs in the Key of Life"
    $800 13
Rain-X Bug Remover is a brand of this fluid providing clearer vision while driving
    $800 5
Sounding like a home for seabirds, it's New Zealand's largest city
    $1200 9
This city celebrates McKinley Day in January & Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in August
    $1200 28
Hidden fabulous treasure of a vast army of nomadic warriors
    $1200 24
Kafka was a great admirer of this author of "Madame Bovary", calling him one of his literary "blood relatives"
    $1200 19
Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" was adapted into this rapper's "Stronger"
    $1200 6
Once, the South's main industry was this tree product, now used for paint removal but then for pitch & tar on ships
    $1200 4
After a contest in this city, Margaret Gorman was the first to hold the title Miss America
    $1600 10
A 2009 Illinois resolution made every February 6 this 20th century president's day
    $1600 29
A wire object for your shirt while servicing an airplane indoors
    DD: $3,000 25
"In the Empty Courtroom" is a chapter in this novel in which Joseph K. is inexplicably arrested
    $1600 20
On Eminem's "Sing For The Moment", Joe Perry played the riff from this Aerosmith song with a 2-word title
    $1600 14
Defending the fortress of Jotapata, Jewish leader Josephus poured this hot stuff on the Romans
    DD: $2,000 7
Today a capital & once part of the Byzantine Empire, it fell to Persians, Romans & Turks
    $2000 11
This state observes Herbert Hoover Day
    $2000 30
The warlike ceremonial leader of the Rose Parade
    $2000 26
Kafka's last novel is called this, like the one on Hradcany Hill that overlooks his hometown
    $2000 21
The yodeling "yeah yeah" from this Canadian punk girl's "I'm With You" was used in "Cheers" by Rihanna
    $2000 15
In 1943 Norwegian commandos & Allied bombs wrecked the Nazis' production of this A-bomb-making liquid at Rjukan
    $2000 8
It's near the confluence of the Pilcomayo & Paraguay Rivers

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Eric Amanda Mark
$20,300 $17,200 $6,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

He spent his life improving a plant-based substance he described as a "vegetable leather" or "elastic metal"

Final scores:

Eric Amanda Mark
$6,199 $13,200 $6,000
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $13,200 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Eric Amanda Mark
$18,400 $15,800 $5,800
27 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W
11 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $40,000

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Game tape date: 2019-01-15
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