Show #7992 - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

2019 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 2.
Category names in the Jeopardy! Round read by Amazon Alexa.


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Julia Rosinski Bailey, a 10th grade chemistry teacher from Austin, Texas

Francois Barcomb, an 11th grade physics teacher from New Paltz, New York

Benjamin Schwartz, a middle school English teacher from Stamford, Connecticut

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 26
This Nevada city was founded in May 1905 on 110 acres that would eventually become the city's downtown
    $200 12
If you are being "called on" this floor covering, you are being reprimanded
    $200 4
In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate & delivered the commencement address at his alma mater, USC
    $200 11
In some legends, this sorcerer teaches the Lady of the Lake magic & she uses it to imprison him in an enchanted thorn bush
    $200 1
Treadmill users, subtract your age from 200 to get your maximum heart rate that's measured in BPM, short for this
    $200 16
Each fall in the Arctic, a herd of these deer--as many as 250,000--travels south to feed in forested regions
    $400 27
Joan of Arc lifted the Siege of Orleans in May 1429, turning the tide in this long conflict
    $400 21
Accusing someone of a failing that you also have? That's this expression that mentions 2 pieces of cookware
    $400 6
On receiving the Mark Twain Prize for Humor, she thanked Sarah Palin: "My...resemblance & her crazy voice are the 2 luckiest things"
    $400 13
The crown-of-thorns species of this marine creature is multi-armed & dangerous to coral reefs
    $400 2
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew demonstrates a resistance band.) Let's blast those biceps! With your muscles fully stretched, resistance will be greater as you rise using a band to do these
    $400 17
Some say the name of this beloved dish is from Quebecois slang for a mess
    DD: $3,200 28
These criminals known for robbery & violence were shot dead on May 23, 1934
    $600 22
Temporarily staying in a series of other people's homes with makeshift sleeping arrangements is doing this--hang ten!
    $600 8
She's given voice to characters in "The Emoji Movie" & "The Nut Job"
    $600 14
A thwarted love affair between a Catholic priest & a young woman in Australia is at the heart of this 1977 bestseller
    $600 3
Proverbially, you do it to "the numbers"; physically, you do it to your abs, on your back with your knees bent & feet flat
    $600 18
25,000 volunteers helped out with the 2010 Winter Olympics hosted by this western city
    $800 29
Father of the famous Quaker, Admiral William Penn failed to take Hispaniola from the Spanish in April of 1655, but did capture this island in May
    $800 23
"The hand that" does this "rules the world"
    $800 9
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" leads into "Late Night With" this fellow alumnus
    $800 15
The name of this large, spiny rodent comes from the Latin for "thorn pig"
    $800 5
Some advice for this 4-letter class--don't stand on the bike pedals with a vertical spine; it reduces power & is bad on your knees
    $800 19
This prairie province that borders Montana is the only one with no natural features defining its boundaries
    $1000 30
This chemist was guillotined in May 1794; legend has it that the judge said, "The republic has no need of geniuses"
    $1000 24
Tertullian's proverb "de calcaria in carbonarium" is said to be the source of this phrase for going from bad to worse
    $1000 10
He plays hitman & wannabe actor Barry Berkman on HBO
    $1000 25
EBTG is short for this band formed by Ben Watt & Tracey Thorn in 1982
    $1000 7
One dictionary meaning is "to be stationed so as to provide safety assistance"; would you do it for me as I bench 550?
    $1000 20
In 1497 Newfoundland & Labrador were claimed for England by this Italian-born explorer

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

Benjamin Francois Julia
$1,600 $2,000 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Benjamin Francois Julia
$6,400 $5,600 $6,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 17
It's the most populous city on Lake Michigan
    $400 19
In 2019 Randi Weingarten, pres. of this union, AFT for short, joined L.A. educators on the picket line
    $400 5
He began a poem, "I celebrate myself, and sing myself"
    $400 1
This 4-letter action
    $400 2
We'll need a lot of people in the company to get a rousing performance of "Masquerade" from this Andrew Lloyd Webber show
    $400 14
A precision-guided bomb with controls that direct its fall is this "clever" type
    $800 18
The second-largest city in Tanzania is the port of Mwanza on this African lake
    $800 20
After resigning as president of the American Red Cross, she founded the National First Aid Society
    $800 6
A poem about these title insects "in the Garden" says, "Here come real stars to fill the upper skies"
    $800 9
A short, heavy one of these
    $800 16
Okay, so Val, who sings "Dance: Ten; Looks: Three" in this musical, should definitely be a hoofer
    $1200 21
This spa town, a big name in bottled water, is on the French shore of Lake Geneva
    $1200 24
In 2019, after more than 6 years in the post, Jim Yong Kim withdrew as president of this international lending organization
    $1200 7
"The Burial of the Dead" is the first of 5 sections that make up this T.S. Eliot poem
    $1200 10
Literally, this
    $1200 4
Sets we're going to need for "Carrie":
the White home, the pig farm & this festive event where things get bloody at the end
    DD: $2,000 22
Abu Simbel is on the shore of this body of water that didn't exist before 1970
    $1600 26
This author & first president of the National Organization for Women is seen here on the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment
    $1600 8
Completes the line by Stevie Smith:
"I was much further out that you thought and not waving but" this
    DD: $3,000 11
    $1600 3
"Kismet" is set in this world capital, so we'll need people to play mosque worshippers
    $2000 23
Come visit Goryachinsk, located on the shore of this oldest & deepest freshwater lake
    $2000 25
In 1892 he founded the Sierra Club & served as its first president
    $2000 13
Struck by the appearance of his cousin in a spangled mourning dress, he wrote, "She walks in beauty, like the night"
    $2000 12
This 10-letter word
    $2000 15
Hire some bagpipers! Like Tommy who loves his Fiona, we shall return to this musical
    $2000 27
Water pressure causes these antisubmarine weapons to explode at a preselected distance below the surface

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Benjamin Francois Julia
$8,000 $16,600 $9,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 2006 Arizona State University renamed its college of law in honor of this history-making woman & longtime Arizona resident

Final scores:

Benjamin Francois Julia
$5 $18,801 $18,797
3rd place: $10,000 Finalist 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Benjamin Francois Julia
$5,400 $19,200 $9,400
15 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,000

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Game tape date: 2019-04-02
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