Show #8535 - Friday, December 17, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament final game 2.


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Alisa Hove, a botany professor from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina (subtotal of $3,800)

Ed Hashima, a history professor from American River College in Sacramento, California (subtotal of $4,600)

Sam Buttrey, an associate professor of operations research from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California (subtotal of $20,000)

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 1
In 1665 the Great this hit London, killing thousands; the next year, the Great Fire took out 13,000 houses & much of the city
    $200 6
Adjacent these share a side & a vertex without overlapping
    $200 21
The 23rd Psalm begins, "The Lord is my shepherd" followed by these 4 words
    $200 11
From Asia, it's a metal plate that is often more than 6 feet across
    $200 16
"Houston, we have a problem"
    $200 22
Angling necessity that's a high-flying track & field event
    $400 2
A 2017 book by Ian Dunt has a title many are asking--this 6-letter word: "What the Hell Happens Now?"
    $400 7
It's what the symbol seen here means
    $400 27
Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging these
    $400 12
In an orchestra, it's held at eye level; used by rock lead singers to keep busy, it's often banged on a hip
    $400 17
"You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies"; what's on your mind?
    $400 23
Protective glove used to handle hot items on the stove that was the 2012 Republican nominee for president
    DD: $600 3
One eye, one arm but all man to Lady Hamilton, in 1799 this naval hero disobeyed an order to leave Naples (& the lady)
    $600 8
Let's test your calculating skills: it's 12 times 12 divided by 4
    $600 28
Dance the mazurka & you're doing a national dance of this country
    $600 13
Larger than bongos, these hand-played drums heard here often come in pairs mounted together
    $600 18
"...a woman's place is at home... first, second & third"
    $600 24
A frankfurter within Canis Major
    $800 4
In January 1606, 2 months after the foiled Gunpowder Plot, Parliament established this date as an annual day of Thanksgiving
    $800 9
In mathematical groupings parentheses go inside brackets, which go inside these other "br-" symbols
    $800 29
Muhammad Ali called this late home run king "the only man I idolize more than myself"
    $800 14
Originating in the Caribbean, these instruments were first made from containers used to ship petroleum
    $800 19
"For Harry and Lloyd every day is a no-brainer"
    $800 25
Experimental James Joyce novel requested from the hotel front desk to rouse you from sleep in the morning
    $1000 5
These twins who ran a criminal empire in the east end in the 1950s were among the last prisoners to be held in the Tower of London
    $1000 10
In a set of data, the median is the middle point, the mean is the average & this other "M" is the number that occurs most often
    $1000 30
A lack of iodine is the most common cause of this, an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland
    $1000 15
German for "bell play" gives us the name of this, a set of tuned bars struck with mallets
    $1000 20
"Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts"
    $1000 26
Billionaire superhero & inventor of a miniature Arc Reactor/jellyfish relative of the gulf stream

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

Sam Ed Alisa
$2,800 $3,800 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Ed Alisa
$6,800 $5,200 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 25
"A" is for this, a printed or written statement given while under oath
    $400 2
"A bird that stalks down his narrow" this "can seldom see through his bars of rage", wrote Maya Angelou
    $400 1
This historic German region was home to Hohenzollern Castle, a home to Frederick William IV, king of that region
    $400 6
Turkey has more than 3 million refugees from this country racked by Civil War since 2011
    $400 11
With this man the Entertainer as host of the Emmys in 2021, the ratings went up from the previous year
    $400 3
Uncovered at Pompeii, the mosaic seen here bears the warning that translates to this in English
    $800 26
Chapter 7, part of this code, has to do with liquidation of property
    DD: $2,200 16
Tennyson's "Idylls of the King" describes this "with jewels... on the hilt, bewildering heart and eye"
    $800 8
Prince's Minnesota home & studio has this alliterative name, also the title of a Prince song
    $800 21
In 2021 the area called "Little" this city in Fremont, California prepared for a new wave of Afghan refugees
    $800 12
MJB for short, this R&B singer acted in "The Umbrella Academy" & "Mudbound"
    $800 4
New York's state motto is this Latin word that means "ever upward"
    $1200 27
Named for a 1966 court ruling, these rights help to protect you from self-incrimination
    $1200 17
"Mending Wall", by Robert Frost contains the line "Good" these "make good neighbors"
    $1200 9
Hughenden Manor was the home of this 2-time British prime minister nicknamed Dizzy
    $1200 22
Many refugees from Africa dwell in Kara Tepe II, a refugee camp on this Greek island also known for its poetic heritage
    $1200 13
She's been nominated for 3 Oscar so far, & won for "The Help"
    $1200 5
Descartes wrote, "Je pense, donc je suis", which we know as this Latin phrase
    $1600 28
Venire is a term for a panel of prospective jurors, to be questioned in this French-named process
    $1600 18
Of this title object Keats asked, "What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape, of deities, or mortals, or of both"
    $1600 10
In the 1750s George Washington raised the roof on the mansion at this estate to create a full second story & a third-floor garret
    $1600 23
Political instability & other causes have sent thousands of refugees from this country into its neighbors
    $1600 14
This Houston native was a student at Texas Southern University before her music career took off
    DD: $2,000 7
The motto of Johns Hopkins University, "Veritas vos Liberabit", translates to this familiar phrase
    $2000 29
If the Supreme Court wants the government's views on an issue, a CVSG "calls" for the "view" of this "10th justice"
    $2000 19
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" contains the sad line "I have measured out my life with" these utensils
    $2000 20
This home stands as a "shining brow" on Frank Lloyd Wright's favorite boyhood hill in Wisconsin
    $2000 30
Term for the largest Muslim group of mainly Buddhist Myanmar; many of them have become refugees
    $2000 15
Seen here, this actor known for "The Wire" died all too soon in 2021
    $2000 24
In 2021 communiter (together) was added to this Olympic motto that means "faster, higher, stronger"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Sam Ed Alisa
$13,600 $15,400 -$1,800

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The catalog of MoMA's first exhibition called this artist who died in 1891 a "man of science" & "inventor of a method"

Final scores:

Sam Ed Alisa
$15,600 $1,700 -$1,800

Cumulative scores:

Sam Ed Alisa
$35,600 $6,300 $3,800
Tournament champion: $100,000 1st runner-up: $50,000 2nd runner-up: $25,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Sam Ed Alisa
$13,200 $17,600 -$1,800
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $29,000

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Game tape date: 2021-10-26
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