Show #2802 - Tuesday, November 5, 1996


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Chris Belanger, a graduate student from East Greenwich, Rhode Island

George Klos, a researcher from Austin, Texas

Alice Rote, a high school teacher from Doylestown, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,399)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 3
As a member of the Continental Congress, Jefferson was chosen to draft this document in 1776
    $100 21
He claimed he killed over 4,000 bison in 18 months while supplying meat to railroad workers
    $100 1
It's often called "the lowest form of wit" & Charles Lamb said it was "a pistol let off at the ear"
    $100 6
This comedian becomes a new father & a grandfather in "Father of the Bride Part II"
    $100 26
The Halekulani Hotel in this state capital has an enormous orchid mosaic at the bottom of its swimming pool
    $100 16
This bugle call played at a military camp is an order to turn out the lights
    $200 4
As a young man Jefferson often played this instrument in a chamber group organized by the governor
    $200 22
Among the comets he tracked that were seen between 1337 & 1698, he found one with a 75-year orbit
    $200 2
This type of question is asked to produce an effect, not to elicit an answer
    $200 10
In "Heat" he put the heat on Robert De Niro; in "City Hall" he was mayor of New York
    $200 17
A cutting remark, or a sharp point projecting backward from the point of a fishhook
    $300 7
Among his inventions were a swivel chair & one of these to measure the distance of his walks
    $300 23
Though not as regular as once thought, this Yellowstone attraction erupts about every 30-90 minutes
    $300 5
This term for the text of an opera comes from Italian meaning "booklet"
    $300 11
"Mad Max 2" with Mel Gibson was released in the U.S. under this title
    $300 18
In mythology it's one of a class of deities with the body of a man & the horns, ears, tail & legs of a goat
    $400 8
Differences with Alexander Hamilton led Jefferson to resign this cabinet post in 1793
    $400 24
Before the French Revolution, this age "emerged from the darkness"
    $400 14
Term for the point in a novel where a crisis comes to its greatest intensity
    $400 12
Kevin Costner tees off as golfer Roy McAvoy in this 1996 sports comedy
    $400 28
You can ride an elevator to the top of the 55-foot statue of Vulcan in this Alabama city
    $400 19
2 of 3 U.S. states that fit the category
    $500 9
At 26 Jefferson was elected to this representative legislative body, the 1st in America
    $500 25
In 1994 it ran June 17-July 17 & over a billion people watched its title game
    $500 15
This author called expressions he invented, like slithy & frumious, portmanteau words
    $500 13
Sequels to this horror film have included "Season of the Witch" & "The Curse of Michael Myers"
    $500 27
Visitors to south Texas can take a bus tour of this 825,000-acre ranch
    $500 20
This flightless bird of South America has 3 toes on its feet; an ostrich has 2

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

Alice George Chris
$600 -$400 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Alice George Chris
$2,000 -$300 $3,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $200 12
These "Thai" cats are born nearly white; they darken around their points as they grow older
    $200 26
This agency, the TVA, operates 29 hydroelectric dams
    $200 1
3 years before marching through Georgia, he was president of a St. Louis street railway
    $200 21
He completed "Les Miserables", his longest work, during a 15-year exile on the island of Guernsey
    $200 6
Madame de Maintenon was the sunshine of this "Sun King"'s life; they were secretly married, perhaps in 1683
    $200 11
Patti Lupone played Nancy in a 1984 revival of this "Dickens" of a musical
    $400 13
The Cymric is a long-haired version of this tailless cat
    $400 2
Although he didn't invent baseball, he did fire the first Union shot at Fort Sumter
    $400 22
Samson in the 1949 feature "Samson and Delilah", he played Samson's father in the 1984 TV remake
    $400 7
Legend says "Fair Rosamund", a lover of Henry II, was poisoned by order of Henry's wife, this heiress of Aquitaine
    $400 17
The song "Human Again", cut from this Disney film, reappeared in the Broadway musical
    DD: $1,800 14
Alphabetically, it's the first breed of cat recognized by most cat organizations
    $600 27
Completed in 1932, a 19-mile-long dam in this country created the Ijsselmeer from part of the Zuiderzee
    $600 3
For forcing the surrender of New Orleans on April 25, 1862, he was promoted to rear admiral
    $600 23
This composer of "Babes in Toyland" was born in Dublin & trained in music in Stuttgartf
    $600 8
Margaret Drummond, lover of this country's a King James IV, was murdered with poisoned porridge in 1501
    $600 18
This musical about a bordello was an Actors' Studio workshop production before it reached Broadway
    $800 15
This large cat from the "Down East" region has 3 tufted paws for easy snow travel
    $800 28
The volume of this dam on the Nile is about 17 times that of the great pyramid at Giza
    $800 4
This "Ben hur" author was a member of the court that tried the Lincoln assassination conspirators
    $800 24
This first woman to run for the U.S. presidency was married at age 15
    $800 9
This actress & orange-seller was the apple of Charles II's eye
    $800 19
Jonathan Larson, who wrote this 1996 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, died before its opening night
    $1000 16
This nearly hairless cat whose name suggests an ancient structure appeared in the 1960s
    DD: $2,000 29
Gatun Lake, part of this waterway, was created by damming the Chagres River
    $1000 5
Shortly after the outbreak of the Civil War, Lincoln appointed this "Pathfinder" a major general
    $1000 25
He directed "The Wizard of Oz" & "Gone with the Wind" in the same year–1939
    $1000 10
Camilla Parker Bowles' great-grandmother Alice Keppel was a mistress of this king who reigned 1901-1910
    $1000 20
Perhaps it was fate that won Alfred Drake the role of Hajj in this 1953 musical

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Alice George Chris
$8,800 $900 $8,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Among his paintings are "The Fog Warning", "Eight Bells" & "Undertow"

Final scores:

Alice George Chris
$16,401 $0 $10,200
2-day champion: $22,800 3rd place: Amana smooth top range + Jeopardy! scorekeeper 2nd place: trip to Barbados & stay at Almond Beach Resort + Jeopardy! scorekeeper

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Alice George Chris
$9,600 $900 $8,200
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
5 W
22 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $18,700

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Game tape date: 1996-09-04
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