Show #8202 - Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2020 College Championship semifinal game 2.


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Nibir Sarma, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota from Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Londyn Lorenz, a sophomore at the University of Mississippi from Perryville, Missouri

Joe Coker, a junior at Hendrix College from Conway, Arkansas

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Well, for the seniors.)
(Alex: You identify the book those chapters come from.)
(Alex: Eh?)
    $200 23
Now to deal with that $200,000 in student loans! Here's a ticket from this lottery held across 45 states! Good luck
    $200 18
"The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-quarters", "The Sorting Hat"
    $200 24
Batman: The Ride at Six Flags Great America was the world's first inverted, outside-looping one of these rides
    $200 27
One who does this threatens to reveal damaging information if not paid to keep quiet
    $200 25
It's the term for a chord that goes through the center of a circle
    $200 15
MJFF stands for this Canadian actor's foundation, which raises money to find a cure for Parkinson's disease
    $400 22
We got you this bird as a pet! It's 300 lbs., has 2 toes per foot & runs 40 mph but relax! It can't fly & will love your studio apartment!
    $400 16
"Baskerville Hall", "First Report of Dr. Watson"
    $400 17
At the Grammys from the Staples Center in 2020, Alicia Keys said, "We are... heartbroken in The House That" this Laker "Built"
    $400 26
When one of these is "raised", it's a warning of danger
    $400 10
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents by a display monitor.) A congruent number is a positive integer that can be the area of a rational right triangle; in the case of the right triangle with the measurements of 3, 4, and 5, this is the congruent number
    $400 29
After his mom posted videos of him on YouTube, Usher signed him to a record deal & he became a global pop icon as a teen
    $600 21
Via hologram, your commencement speaker will be this Greek philosopher famed for his speech before being sentenced to death
    $600 1
"Tom Shows His Generosity--Aunt Polly Weakens"
    $600 13
This tiny 4-letter green plant covers forest floors; what's called this on the north side of trees is often actually algae
    $600 8
Not a full but a partial loss of electrical power
    $600 5
To indicate a factorial for a given integer, you put this punctuation mark after it
    $600 30
This star of "John Wick" bought Harley-Davidson motorcycles for the stunt crew he worked with on "The Matrix Reloaded"
    $800 20
Perhaps you might volunteer to aid developing countries as part of this U.S. government program established in 1961
    $800 2
"Huts on the Beach", "Castle Rock"
    $800 12
The female of this animal named for an Australian island gives birth to 20-40 joeys but only 4 survive
    $800 7
A drawing made in designing a building, or any plan, as in one "for success"
    $800 4
It's the bottom edge of a geometric figure, or a number that is raised to a power
    $800 9
This Canadian star of "La La Land" has written letters to KFC & McDonald's on behalf of PETA
    $1000 19
Now go back & get a graduate degree in this at Boston U.; 700-level courses in it are human origins & food, culture, and society
    DD: $4,400 14
"Mowgli's Brothers"
    $1000 11
President Carter's executive orders 12127 & 12148 set up this agency that's ready for disaster
    $1000 6
More verdant paddocks, or something more promising, like a new job
    $1000 3
Vector calculus involves 2 or more of these changeable quantities, either dependent or independent
    $1000 28
He was just 18 & really "Sid the Kid" in 2005-06, when he racked up 102 points for the Pittsburgh Penguins

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

Joe Londyn Nibir
$1,800 $1,000 $8,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Londyn Nibir
$5,400 $2,200 $9,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
This country's Gardens of Keukenhof, which are, of course, full of tulips
    $400 27 the Greek alphabet
    $400 26
From the Latin for "elsewhere", it's proof that you were elsewhere when a crime was committed
    $400 28
In 1919 France recovered Alsace-Lorraine from Germany in the Treaty of this
    $400 23
The tradition of standing for this "Messiah" chorus has outlasted the one of standing for the "Dead March" in "Saul"
    $400 29
Digging up redstone can help power all sorts of projects in this video game that also features creepers
    $800 25
The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in this capital
    $800 24 release date in "Star Wars" movies
    $800 22
In the words antebellum & antediluvian, ante- means this
    $800 17
The 1st ex-pres. to serve as a rep., he had a stroke at his desk on the House floor in 1848 & died 2 days later in the Speaker's room
    $800 18
Thinking there weren't enough solo pieces for violin, Fritz Kreisler did this & attributed them to nobodies like Pugnani
    $800 19
In a 1976 Clive Cussler book, Dirk Pitt attempts to "Raise" this doomed liner to get the rare element byzanium
    $1200 21
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in this 2-word Florida city, also home to the University of Miami
    $1200 16
...part of Dante's "Divine Comedy"
    $1200 14
Some animals are described as this, from the Latin for "of the night"
    $1200 3
The Midwest region of the Great Plains known by this 2-word nickname had 1930s soil blizzards that blocked the sun
    $1200 6
Virtuoso Nigel North is primarily known for playing this instrument, which looks like a pear-shaped guitar
    $1200 9
The mythical silvery metal called mithril was created by this author
    DD: $1,600 20
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon (possibly) near Hillah in what is now this country
    $1600 15
...bird mentioned in "The 12 Days of Christmas"
    $1600 11
5-letter word for one who follows the rituals of a polytheistic religion, or perhaps no religion at all
    $1600 2
A pedestal honoring Agrippa, victor in the 31 B.C. naval Battle of Actium, is on this Athenian hilltop
    $1600 5
"Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz is a piece in the style of this Spanish Gypsy dance music
    $1600 8
Marvel Movie metals: Wolverine's claws are adamantium & Captain America's shield is made of this Wakandan metal
    $2000 12
Check out the water lilies in Monet's garden in this French town that like "garden", starts with a "G"
    DD: $3,000 13
...U.S. president to be impeached
    $2000 10
In Latin it means "let it be done"; in English it's an arbitrary ruling; in Italy it's a car
    $2000 1
A 1225 copy of this document is one of the few to still have its Great Seal, the seal of Henry III, King John's son
    $2000 4
Don't turn up the volume in the third movement of Beethoven's Fifth; Ludwig does that for you with this gradual musical move
    $2000 7
"The Core" & "Avatar" both use this term for their "un"possible material

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joe Londyn Nibir
$13,400 $7,000 $22,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The cartographic feature from which this country gets its name passes near the town of Guayllabamba

Final scores:

Joe Londyn Nibir
$0 $14,000 $26,801
3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Joe Londyn Nibir
$13,400 $7,000 $18,000
21 R,
4 W
10 R,
1 W
21 R
(including 3 DDs),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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Game tape date: 2020-02-04
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