Show #2869 - Thursday, February 6, 1997

1997-A Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 4.
Infestation of the tribbles.


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Rita Hamad, a sophomore from Austin, Texas

Akiva Fox, a junior from Newton, Massachusetts

Sharon Druck, a junior from Brooklyn, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 10
Magnetism occurs most strongly in 3 elements: nickel, cobalt & this
    $100 13
The American branch of this group gives the Charles Drew Award for contribution to blood services
    $100 6
The African rain forests are the natural habitat of these largest apes
    $100 1
David Marcus, son of this captain on the original "Star Trek", was killed on the Genesis planet
    $100 8
This Norse god had iron gloves, a belt of strength & a magic hammer
    $100 24
This sacred river flows through Bangladesh before emptying into the Bay of Bengal
    $200 14
In 1665 Robert Hooke described & named this structural unit; bacteria have only one
    $200 18
The year's best praise & worship album is recognized by the association for this type of vocal music
    $200 7
The red kangaroo is among the largest of these pouched mammals
    DD: $500 2
Creature seen here from the original series, it was brought back for a special "DS9" episode
    $200 22
Wind instruments blown by the player are traditionally divided into woodwinds & these
    $200 25
2 rocks known as the Pillars of Hercules flank the eastern end of this strait
    $300 15
In 1698 Thomas Savery designed the first practical engine to run on this power
    $300 19
This body's peacekeeping forces were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1988
    $300 9
One of these mammals that inhabits the East Indies has a wingspan of over 5 1/2 feet
    $300 3
Zefram Cochrane, who invented this type of drive in 2061, appeared in the 1996 film "First Contact"
    $300 23
In 1844 Charles Goodyear earned a patent to inhibit this material from melting & sticking
    $300 26
Formerly occupied by Israel, this narrow piece of land reverted to Palestinian control in 1994
    $400 16
This blood protein now comes in alpha, beta & gamma types
    $400 20
After spending 188 days in space, she became the first female winner of the Space Medal of Honor
    $400 11
This spiny relative of the starfish is sometimes referred to as a sea hedgehog
    $400 4
The Grand Nagus is the master of commerce in this race that has 285 "Rules of Acquisition"
    $400 29
Carnivorous name for the warders of the Tower of London
    $400 27
The name of this Asian desert is Mongolian for "place without water"
    $500 17
Simple machine Archimedes would use to "move the Earth" if you gave him a firm spot on which to stand
    $500 21
The American Library Association presents an award named for this "Little House on the Prairie" author
    $500 12
This largest wild cat of the Americas looks similar to a leopard
    $500 5
"Benson" alumni aliens are Ethan Phillips, Neelix on "Voyager", & Rene Auberjonois, who plays this role on "DS9"
    $500 30
Though blind & deaf since age 19 months, she graduated with honors from Radcliffe in 1904
    $500 28
Once known as the Enchanted Isles, they lie about 600 miles west of Ecuador

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Sharon Akiva Rita
$200 $3,000 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sharon Akiva Rita
$0 $4,900 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
This Scotswoman was just 16 when she became queen of France in 1559
    $200 8
Muslims worship the same god as Jews & Christians but usually call him by this name
    $200 17
This barbeled "feline" fish is often pan-fried & served with lemon wedges
    $200 3
In "Arsenic And Old Lace", the nephew who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt digs this "canal" in the basement
    $200 23
President Grant signed the legislation making this the first national park in 1872
    $200 2
"Pop", as in "Pop Art", is a shortened form of this word
    $400 18
In 1888 at age 19, this future spiritual leader of India arrived in England to study law
    $400 9
This synagogue ceremony marking manhood dates to the Middle Ages
    $400 22
Ingredients of this french fry condiment include tomatoes, cinnamon sticks, cider vinegar & garlic
    $400 4
In this play by Neil Simon, Felix moves in with Oscar after his wife leaves him
    $400 24
Utah's Arches National Park, which borders a deep gorge of this river, has at least 950 natural arches
    $400 13
"Blackboard" & "loudspeaker" are examples of this type of word formed by combining 2 words
    $600 19
This lord was a teenager when his first volume of poetry, "Fugitive Pieces", appeared in 1806
    $600 10
In Catholicism it's the place of purification for the dead who still bear some trace of sin
    $600 25
If you fold in beaten egg whites, these breakfast treats made in a special iron will be extra light
    $600 5
This humorist wrote a "Carnival" of sketches based on his stories like "The Night The Bed Fell"
    $600 29
Denali, also known as this, is the highest peak in Alaska's Denali National Park
    $600 14
This suffix meaning "the study of" has become a synonym for any science
    $800 20
In his teens this Elizabethan courtier from Devon fought on the Huguenot side in France's wars of religion
    DD: $1,300 11
Meaning "act", it's the term in Hinduism for acts done in one life that have repercussions in the next
    $800 26
These rolls whose name is French for "crescent" may be brushed with beaten egg yolk before baking
    $800 6
His "Ah, Wilderness!" takes place in Connecticut July 4 & 5, 1906
    DD: $400 30
Fort Jefferson in this state's Dry Tortugas National Park was a federal prison in the Civil War
    $800 15
Taken together, suffixes & these are known as affixes
    $1000 21
Niccolo Paganini was only 13 when he began composing pieces for this instrument
    $1000 12
The Lun Yu or "Analects" is the most reliable source on the life & teachings of this Chinese sage
    $1000 27
Allergic to chocolate? Use this health food store item, also known as locust bean, to flavor fudge
    $1000 7
This title heroine of a Sophocles play insists on burying her brother Polyneices
    $1000 28
This California park, the site of El Capitan, was administered by the U.S. Army from 1890 to 1914
    $1000 16
Term for words taken directly from another language; for example, "Influenza" is from Italian

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sharon Akiva Rita
$2,000 $14,600 $4,200
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: We'll have a clue for the players, you, and the tribbles right after this.)
The last names of 8 different presidents end with this 3-letter combination

Final scores:

Sharon Akiva Rita
$3,500 $20,000 $1,700
2nd place: $1,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $1,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sharon Akiva Rita
$2,000 $13,800 $4,600
7 R,
3 W
36 R
(including 2 DDs),
5 W
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $20,400

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Game tape date: 1997-01-08
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