Show #8408 - Wednesday, May 26, 2021

2021 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.


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

Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 4
"High-ranking" name of the Confederate locomotive hijacked by Union troops in 1862
    $200 2
One of the highest systems using these alliterative transports takes you from Chamonix up 8,900' almost to the summit of Mount Midi
    $200 26
The name of this quirky alliterative character was inspired by a boomerang toy Roald Dahl had as a boy
    $200 29
The Jaguar I-PACE & the Fiat 500e are both examples of these, ZEVs for short
    $200 30
    $200 19
There's a silent "B" in this adjective meaning mysterious & faint, like the Mona Lisa's smile
    $400 25
The Dictator, an enormous one of these artillery weapons that fire high-arcing shells, was used in the Siege of Petersburg
    $400 12
First built in 1936, Oscar Mayer's distinctive promotional vehicle has this appropriate name
    DD: $1,000 7
Chapters in this work include "The Mock Turtle's Story" & "The Lobster Quadrille"
    $400 28
This base-2 notation system uses only 2 digits, one & zero
    $400 27
    $400 20
This optical device that uses mirrors & colored glass gets its name partly from the Greek for "beautiful"
    $600 24
At Gettysburg James Longstreet was actually in command of the disastrous Confederate attack known as this
    $600 18
This 1,900-mile-long interstate travels by Jacksonville, Florida, Washington, D.C. & Portland, Maine
    $600 8
"Last Sacrifice" was the finale of Richelle Mead's series about special young people attending this school
    $600 16
0 K, not to be confused with OK, is also known by this phrase
    $600 1
    $600 22
This portmanteau word for a women's 2-piece bathing suit that provides more coverage than a bikini dates to 1985
    $800 15
After this bloody 1862 battle, President Lincoln visited McClellan on the battlefield & urged him to pursue retreating rebels
    $800 3
In 1871 this railroad & shipping tycoon built the first depot at what became Grand Central Terminal
    $800 13
In a story by Mary Mapes Dodge, the sister of this title boy wins the silver skates
    $800 11
The bran cereal called this "One" says it provides 65% of your daily value of it
    $800 6
Bindings & a tube with 22-foot-high walls
    $800 23
Tilt, prejudice & diagonal are synonyms of this 4-letter word
    $1000 9
U.S. Grant got his "Unconditional Surrender" nickname at the 1862 capture of Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River in this state
    $1000 17
Named for its three tiers of oars, it was the principal warship with which the Greek city-states vied for control of the seas
    $1000 14
Melinda Sordino is the heroine of this novel by Laurie Halse Anderson; the last name Sordino can mean "mute"
    $1000 10
ZIRP is short for this banking "policy" that encourages low-cost credit to companies & individuals
    $1000 5
    $1000 21
Geometry has cool words like rhombus & this one for a quadrilateral with only 2 parallel sides

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

Jennifer Jason Nibir
$2,000 $3,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Jason Nibir
$4,200 $4,800 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

3 "D"
(Buzzy: Each response contains 3 "D"s.)
    $400 30
She's draped in red in a 16th century work by Giorgione
    $400 29
Mirages are a common sight in Namibia's Etosha Pan, a vast, dry plain mainly covered in this mineral
    $400 25
A female who's partly divine
    $400 28
Associated with a group of poets, this scenic area gets its name from multiple bodies of water including Derwent Water
    $400 27
"How Did I Get Here?" is an interdimensional game show on the animated series named for this pair
    $400 26
Anaxagoras pointed out that "The descent to" this Greek underworld "is the same from every place"
    $800 23
The title of this work is Spanish for the man wielding the red cape
    $800 24
The French-made Mirage fighter jet is known as Shahak, or "heavens", in this country that's used it to great effect
    $800 19
2-word term for flawed, unsalable merchandise
    $800 8
Donegall Square is in the heart of this capital city
    $800 20
On an episode of the cartoon called "The Real" this group, Ray & Winston play "Race the Devil"; Venkman is in the audience
    $800 22
From this female poet: "The Moon has set, and the Pleiades; it is midnight, and time passes, and I sleep alone"
    $1200 11
A painting by Kazamir Malevich in the Russian State Museum has this appropriate geometric title
    $1200 13
A mirage in which the Sun appears to have another sun below it is called this type, after the Greek letter it resembles
    $1200 18
If you've interfered in someone else's affairs, you've done this
    DD: $3,000 7
Doing something redundant is like "carrying coals" to this city, formerly a coal-mining center
    $1200 4
A sequel to this mind-bending 1975 movie musical, "Shock Treatment" finds Brad & Janet as contestants on "Marriage Maze"
    $1200 5
Lao-tzu said, "I have just three things to teach", not "Love! Valour!" This! but "simplicity, patience" & this
    $1600 9
"Red Virginia Creeper" is by this great Scandinavian
    $1600 12
The name of this city that's home to Western Michigan University may be from a Potawatomi word for "mirage"
    $1600 17
The text of this document begins with "When" & ends with "honor"
    $1600 6
In 1910 6 pottery-making towns got together & formed what became Stoke-on-this river
    $1600 3
In this 1987 film Arnold Schwarzenegger tries to survive a public execution game show
    DD: $5,000 21
Augustus Caesar said he "found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of" this, which was much nicer!
    $2000 10
"Red, Yellow, Red" is one of this abstract artist's color field paintings
    $2000 15
This half sister & adversary of Arthur in "Le Morte d'Arthur" gave her name to a type of mirage
    $2000 14
This breed of terrier was named for a character in a 19th century novel
    $2000 1
Lewis & Harris is the largest of the Scottish islands known as the Outer these
    $2000 2
"What Do Kids Know?" is a game show in this Paul Thomas Anderson film with a tree for a title
    $2000 16
In one of his famous comedies, he asked, "Haven't you sometimes seen a cloud that looked like a Centaur?"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Jason Nibir
$15,000 $13,400 $2,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Monsieur Crescendo & Signor Vaccarmini ("Mr. Racket") were derisive nicknames for this composer whose last opera dates from 1829

Final scores:

Jennifer Jason Nibir
$29,999 $20,400 $1
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Jason Nibir
$14,400 $18,400 $5,800
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
23 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
7 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $38,600

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Game tape date: 2021-04-14
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