Jeopardy! Masters game #11 - Tuesday, May 16, 2023

2023 Jeopardy! Masters quarterfinal game 11.


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Sam Buttrey, an associate professor at the Naval Postgraduate School from Pacific Grove, California

Mattea Roach, a writer and podcaster from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Hans Zimmer: I'm Hans Zimmer. You've heard my music in dozens of movies. And I'll have clues about the art of film scoring.)
    200 26
Meaning a strange or crazy person, it dates back to around 1960
    200 28
    200 23
This Rachel Carson work was instrumental in launching the modern environmental movement
    200 29
Born in Los Alamos, governor Michelle Lujan Grisham can trace her ancestry back 12 generations in this state
    200 30
This group term for each of the 9 orders of angels like cherubim & seraphim sounds like they're singers in a church
    200 16
(Hans Zimmer reads and plays.) Contrasting with the music from the big action scenes, my theme "Tennessee" refers to the state Ben Affleck & Josh Hartnett come from in this war film
    400 20
Since 2004 this travel website has been helping vacationers find the best prices for their trips
    400 27
    400 22
This "planetary" 1992 work by John Gray analyzes the psychological differences between the sexes
    400 25
Wes Moore was Johns Hopkins' first black Rhodes scholar & in 2022, was elected this state's first African-American governor
    400 18
The 9 circles of hell in Dante's "Inferno" include one specifically for these folks devoted to eating to excess
    400 15
(Hans Zimmer reads and plays.) For this epic I tried to use some international influences, as it opens in Germany, takes place partly in Morocco & the hero is known as "the Spaniard"
    600 19
They told Jed Clampett, "Jed, move away from there"--he listened & found himself in Beverly--Hills, that is
    600 11
    600 21
We "guaranty" a good read with super-biographer Ron Chernow's first book, "The House of" this big name in banking
    600 24
This Illinois governor is an heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune
    600 17
He's the subject of the movie dialogue "So far this semester he has been absent nine times"
"Nine times?"
"Nine times"
    600 14
(Hans Zimmer reads.) For Denis Villeneuve's sequel to "Blade Runner", we used the same model synth, a Yamaha CS-80, that this Greek genius had used to create the moody sci-fi soundscape for the original film
    800 6
The recoil of a firearm, or an illegal payment made to someone as a reward for helping in an activity
    800 7
    800 5
This alliterative phrase for authority over a mission is the title of an Eric Schlosser book that tells of nuclear weapons debacles
    800 10
He cheers for MLB's Reds in his own state as well as the Asheville, N.C. Tourists minor league team, which his family owns
    DD: 1,600 12
Of the 9 current members of the U.S. Supreme Court, this one has been there the longest
    800 13
(Hans Zimmer reads.) Listening to Ennio Morricone's majestic score as a kid while watching this Sergio Leone epic that featured Henry Fonda taking a villainous turn, I thought, "That's what I want to do"
    1000 2
The cotton-like fiber from the fruit of this tropical tree is often used for stuffing life preservers & mattresses
    1000 8
    1000 4
Before he was part of the Kennedy administration, this tall economist advocated government spending in "The Affluent Society"
    1000 9
In 1990 she promoted the state of South Dakota as its reigning Snow Queen; today she promotes the state as governor
    1000 1
In "God of War" there are 9 of these warrior women of Norse myth & you may have to fight Rota or Sigrun
    1000 3
(Hans Zimmer reads.) I'm a big fan of this jack-of-all-trades musician who scored films like "The Master" & "There Will Be Blood"; you may have also heard of his little band called Radiohead

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew Mattea Sam
5,200 6,000 400

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: I'm gonna learn so much about myself, I think.)
    400 30
Odysseus takes a long, long time getting home from this place aka Ilium
    400 29
She taught school in Milwaukee before moving to what was then Palestine, then eventually becoming prime minister of Israel
    400 28
Also a reason not to sip from your friend's beer, it's the action of waves pulling sand off a beach, causing erosion
    400 27
Christopher Nolan said this Batman villain wears a mask to deliver anesthetic that mitigates pain from past trauma
    400 26
If you please, it's German for "please"
    400 24
After hobnobbing with world leaders in May 2023 at this alphanumeric gathering in Hiroshima, it's off to Comic-Con in July
    800 20
Ancient commentators on the "Odyssey" identified this island along the Strait of Messina as the home of the Cyclops
    800 21
As part of a truce in the Hundred Years War, in 1445 Margaret of Anjou married him & became his queen consort
    800 12
The caustic compound potassium hydroxide has the 3-letter formula KOH & this 3-letter common name
    800 22
In this 1991 thriller Johnny Utah goes undercover to infiltrate the masked bank robbing gang known as the Ex-Presidents
    800 25
In English slang this German word is added after a skill or a topic to indicate someone with expertise
    800 23
Ah, an 1869 bottle from this 2-name château in Pauillac, France! It's worth 6 figures & will certainly be savored during our D&D game
    DD: 3,600 7
After getting blown off course rounding Cape Malea, Odysseus & crew arrive at the land of these very happy vegans
    1200 16
Known for her extreme piety & care of Peru's needy, she was the first woman of South America to be declared a saint
    DD: 8,000 4
(Here with your clue is quantum physicist Spiros Michalakis.) 2022 Nobel physics laureate Anton Zeilinger has pioneered the quantum type of this, from Latin for "far" & "carry"; it's just a state of 2 entangled particles that is moved--nothing bigger yet
    1200 18
In a commercial, kids were pitched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle masks; this alphabetically first member of the clan was shown first
    1200 19
This German goodbye was part of the kiss-off to departing contestants on "Project Runway"
    1200 3
That "Battlestar Galactica" Viper helmet will pair well with my $3,200 black peak satin tux by this designer from Piacenza, Italy
    1600 6
Looking for his dad, Odysseus' son journeys to this capital of Laconia
    1600 14
Last name of pioneering doctors & sisters Elizabeth & Emily, subjects of a recent biography on how they changed medicine
    1600 1
A theoretical construction with no inside is called his "bottle"; cut it in half & you have 2 Mobius strips
    1600 11
While rocking out, Los Straitjackets don masks similar to those worn in this alliterative freestyle wrestling form
    1600 8
Literally "world pain", it means weariness caused by the state of the world
    1600 9
This Paris-trained artist's painting of the marketplace back home in Vitebsk is okay, but John Byrne's "X-Men" art? Perfection
    2000 5
This nymph corrals Odysseus on the island of Ogygia
    2000 15
In 1996, Ann Richards eulogized this Texas congresswoman as "an American original... a national treasure" & a friend
    2000 2
The light source here emits roughly one of these, the base unit of measure for light as perceived by humans
    2000 13
Real name Joel Zimmerman, this electronic dance music superstar is known for numerous iterations of his rodent helmet
    2000 17
It's German for "pleasant & cozy", like the atmosphere in a good beer hall
    2000 10
I am going to have a serious discussion of Asimov's 3 laws with this Mass.-based co. that makes Atlas, a robot that does parkour

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Andrew Mattea Sam
13,200 8,400 5,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

This capital city founded in 1567 was where the founding statute of OPEC was adopted in 1961

Final scores:

Andrew Mattea Sam
15,100 11,201 2,799
Winner: 12 match points 2nd place: 8 match points 3rd place: 2 match points

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Andrew Mattea Sam
24,000 8,400 5,600
26 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R,
1 W
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: 38,000

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Game tape date: 2023-05-02
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