Responses for show #4781 - Monday, May 23, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 1.

Contestants

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Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah

Brad Rutter, a TV quiz show host from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Jerome Vered, a writer from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round responses

THE SMART SET
EGGHEADS
SHEER GENIUS!
SHREW-ED
HIGH INTELLIGENCE
"BRIL"-LIANT!
    $200 1
(H.L.) Mencken

Ken
    $200 11
flubber

Brad
    $200 26
(Ken: Who is Edison?)

(Alfred) Nobel

JeromeKen
    $200 21
Africa

Jerome
    $200 16
Porter Goss

Ken
    $200 6
fibrillation

Brad
    $400 2
James Joyce

Brad
    $400 12
[ERRATUM: The character is simply known as "the Doctor".]

Doctor Who

Ken
    $400 27
the linotype machine

Jerome
    $400 22
British Columbia

Ken
    $400 17
Mossad

Ken
    $400 7
Brillo

Ken
    $600 3
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ken
    $600 13
Vincent Price

Jerome
    $600 28
(Charles) Babbage

Ken
    $600 23
the Great Dismal Swamp

Ken
    $600 18
(Oliver) Cromwell

Ken
    $600 8
a tumbril

Triple Stumper
    $1,000 4
Eugene O'Neill

Ken
    $800 14
3rd Rock from the Sun

Brad
    $800 29
the telegraph

Brad
    $800 24
the Philippines

Brad
    $800 19
the OSS (Office of Strategic Services)

Jerome
    $800 9
My Brilliant Career

Triple Stumper
    $1000 5
(Brad: Who is Chandler?)
...
(Alex: [*], yes; the reference to Sam Spade.)

Dashiell Hammett

BradKen
    $1000 15
Bringing Up Baby

Ken
    $1000 30
a Van de Graaff generator

Ken
    $1000 25
Sri Lanka

Ken
    $1000 20
(Ken: What is... ghurka?)

pundit

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $1000 10
brilliantine

Jerome

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

Jerome Brad Ken
$1,600 $600 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Brad Ken
$3,200 $2,200 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

LET'S GET BIBLICAL
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
STATE THE CHEMICAL ELEMENT
(Alex: We will name a state for you. The abbreviation for that state is also the symbol for a chemical element. You have to give us that element.)
MY CATEGORY WITH ANDRE
IT CHANGED THE WORLD
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
(Alex: ...with three items in the response, not just two.)
    $400 21
Babylon

Ken
    $400 16
the Ganges

Ken
    $400 1
cobalt

Brad
    $400 11
Andre Dawson

Brad
    $400 30
Alexander the Great

Brad
    $400 6
Lake Superior Court Jester

Ken
    $800 22
Esther

Jerome
    $800 17
(Brad: I'd be killed back home if I missed that.)
(Alex: I know.)

the Schuylkill

Brad
    $800 2
calcium

Brad
    $2,000 12
(Alex: Hence the [*] Line, yes.)

(Andre) Maginot

Brad
    $800 29
the Aztecs

Brad
    $800 7
Funky Chicken Little Dipper

Ken
    $1200 23
King David

Ken
    $1200 18
the Po

Jerome
    $1200 3
gallium

Ken
    $1200 13
(Andre) Michelin

Brad
    $1200 26
(Ken: What is December 8, 1941?)
...
(Alex: World War II began [*], not America's involvment in that.)

September 1, 1939

Ken
Triple Stumper
    $1200 8
the Never Never Land of the Midnight Sun Ra

Triple Stumper
    $1600 24
Leah

Jerome
    $1600 19
the Dnieper & the Dniester

Ken
    $1600 4
scandium

Brad
    $1600 14
Andre Malraux

Jerome
    $1600 27
Kerensky

Brad
    $1600 9
F. Murray Abraham Lincoln Steffens

Brad
    $2000 25
Jonah

Ken
    $2000 20
(Ken: What is the Rio de la Plata?)

Iguazu

JeromeKen
    $2000 5
(Alex: The abbreviation for Maryland is MD--[*]; [*].)

mendelevium

Triple Stumper
    $2000 15
Andre Gregory

Jerome
    $1,600 28
(Brad: What is Zurich?)
(Alex: No, sorry. The clerk was Albert Einstein, of course, but the patent office was in [*], Switzerland. All right, you and Ken are tied at $13,000. Where do we go, $800 or $400?)
(Brad: Glad I didn't bet more. Let's do $800.)

Bern

Brad
    $2000 10
George Michael Douglas MacArthur

Brad

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Brad Ken
$12,400 $14,200 $13,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

IMAGES OF AMERICA
(Alex: Of course, President Reagan added the word "shining", which was not in Winthrop's sermon originally.)
JeromeWhat is a shining city on a hill?
$4,000
KenWhat is a city on a hill?
$3,000
BradWhat is a city on a hill?
$4,200
a shining city on a hill

Final scores:

Jerome Brad Ken
$16,400 $18,400 $16,000

Cumulative scores:

Jerome Brad Ken
$16,400 $18,400 $16,000

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Jerome Brad Ken
$12,400 $14,600 $12,800
12 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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