Show #2472 - Tuesday, May 9, 1995

1995 College Championship semifinal game 2.


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Pat Toft, a sophomore from the University of Minnesota

Cynthia Greenlee, a junior from the University of North Carolina

Ben Lyon, a freshman from the University of Oklahoma

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 1
Flowing over 4,000 miles across Africa, it's the world's longest river
    $100 26
To the nearest day, it's the length of a solar year
    $100 21
Suimono, a simple soup that often contains fish, originated in this country
    $100 16
Title pair played by Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels; they'd never make it on "Jeopardy!"
    $100 11
The largest of these hovering birds is about 8 1/2 inches long
    $100 2
This word can mean prejudice or a line running diagonally across the grain of a fabric
    $200 5
The narrowest part of this strait is between Cape Dezhnyov in Russia & Cape Prince of Wales in Alaska
    $200 27
Some say its cycle of 12 animals begins with a mouse; some say a rat
    $200 22
Chop this green garnish & mix it with garlic to make the seasoning known as persillade
    $200 17
Tom Cruise sank his teeth into the role of Lestat in this 1994 film
    $200 12
The homing or carrier type of this bird has been used to carry messages for 2.000 years
    $200 3
It's the term for eyeglasses with one section for distant vision & another for near
    $300 6
The Sargasso Sea lies within this ocean
    $300 28
In Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dict., this calendar segment is listed 7 entries after Wednesday
    $300 23
Luckily, this New Jersey company's Dinosaur vegetable soup doesn't list "dinosaur" as an ingredient
    DD: $500 18
1995 movie comedy that features the song heard here: "I think I'll go for a walk outside now / The summer sun's callin my name / (I hear ya now) / I just can't stay inside all day / I gotta get out..."
    $300 13
At least 5 species of this bird, including the whooping, are in danger of extinction
    $300 4
Maintenance of order is one of the usual duties of this court attendant
    $400 7
The Indian Peninsula divides the Indian Ocean into the Arabian Sea on the west & this bay on the east
    $400 29
Quetzalcoatl created their calendar
    $400 24
Fanta is the world's best-selling soft drink in this flavor
    $400 19
Keanu Reeves was the Daredevil hero of this 1994 thriller about a bus rigged to explode
    $400 14
These "stupid" birds were discovered by the Portuguese around 1507 & were extinct by around 1800
    $400 9
It's a contemptuous utterance concerning god
    $500 8
Bordering 4 states, it's the second-smallest of the Great Lakes
    $500 30
This month honors an emperor born in 63 B.C.
    $500 25
Served in the southern U.S., chaurices are pork ones of these similar to the Mexican chorizos
    $500 20
Many of the people whose stories were told in this Steven Spielberg epic appeared at the film's end
    $500 15
The multicolored bill of this bird of the family Ramphastidae may be half the length of its body
    $500 10
The sound of this 3-stringed Russian musical instrument is similar to a mandolin's

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

Ben Cynthia Pat
$600 $500 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Cynthia Pat
$2,100 $2,100 $2,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 16
When seen together, the coma & nucleus of one of these heavenly bodies are called the head
    $200 11
His criticism of the "Do-Nothing" 80th Congress helped propel him to victory over Dewey
    $200 1
He began writing "War and Peace" several years after serving in the Crimean War
    $200 20
The da capo type of this operatic solo was favored by Handel, who wrote hundreds of them
    $200 6
This French emperor's youngest sister, Caroline, became Queen of Naples in 1808
    $200 25
In Alabama a Confederate version of this holiday is observed on the fourth Monday in April, not in May
    $400 17
American astronomer Asaph Hall discovered this planet's moons Phobos & Deimos
    $400 12
"Pressing" this is a term for handshaking or other physical contact between candidate & voter
    $400 2
A draper's apprentice is title character in "Kipps", a novel by this author of "The Time Machine"
    $400 21
In the operetta "A Waltz Dream", a waltz symbolizes nostalgic yearning for this waltz city
    $400 7
He's regarded as the greatest admiral in British history
    $400 26
Alabama's license plate calls it the "Heart of" this place
    $600 18
In 1930 the IAU recognized 88 of these groupings of stars, including Orion
    $600 13
"Filial" term for a candidate who holds a state's votes at a convention for brokerage purposes
    $600 3
"The Honourable Laura" & "The First Countess of Wessex" are stories in his book "A Group of Noble Dames"
    $600 22
Squeeze-box is a nickname for both the concertina & this instrument
    $600 8
Suffragist who said, "Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself"
    $600 27
The Civil Rights Memorial in this city honors 40 people who lost their lives there between 1954 & 1968
    $800 19
This planet will be closer to the Sun than Neptune until March 15, 1999
    $800 14
"Whiz Kids" was the term applied to the young team Robert McNamara brought to this department in 1961
    $800 4
"Ivy Day in the Committee Room" is one the stories in his book "Dubliners"
    $800 23
When he was 18 this "Camptown Races'" composer published a song called "Open Thy Lattice, Love"
    DD: $2,000 9
In the 1580s this Elizabethan courtier was Vice-admiral of Devon & Cornwall
    $800 28
Jean Baptiste Le Moyne founded this city, Alabama's only seaport
    $1000 30
This supergiant, pulsating variable star is also called the North Star
    $1000 15
This Texas Republican is House Majority Leader
    DD: $1,200 5
Chapter II of this Kafka novel is entitled "First Interrogation"
    $1000 24
The Festspielhaus, home of this Bavarian city's Wagner Festival, has an unusual hooded orchestra pit
    $1000 10
This great chief died in 1618, one year after his daughter Pocahontas
    $1000 29
This Alabama governor ran for president in 1968 on an antidesegregation platform

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Cynthia Pat
$8,500 $3,500 $3,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

1994's most popular commemorative stamp was one observing this event's 25th anniversary

Final scores:

Ben Cynthia Pat
$8,509 $0 $7,199
Finalist 3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ben Cynthia Pat
$10,300 $3,300 $3,600
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
16 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
16 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $17,200

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Game tape date: 1995-04-02
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