Show #2756 - Monday, September 2, 1996

Bernie Cullen game 1.
First game of Season 13.

Contestants

Bernie Cullen, a biology graduate student originally from Dublin, Ireland

Jim O'Leary, a police officer from Rockville Centre, New York

Kirstin Olsen, a freelance writer from Santa Clara, California (whose 2-day cash winnings total $24,202)

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Jeopardy! Round

NONFICTION
FEMININE NAMES
SUPERSTITIONS
U.S. GEOGRAPHY
THE 1996 OLYMPICS
WORLD HISTORY
    $100 21
"Linda's Kitchen" is a vegetarian cookbook by this wife of a former Beatle
    $100 26
This name was especially popular in the 1800s, when a certain Miss Dickinson and Miss Bronte were born
    $100 6
According to the Magickal Almanac, this is the only country where a black cat is considered bad luck
    $100 11
This city is the seat of Washington's King County
    $100 1
France's Marie-Jose Perec won the women's 200- & 400-meter runs, & this American became the 1st man to win both
    $100 16
When Abel Tasman discovered this island in 1642, he called it Van Diemen's Land
    $200 22
Robert K. Massie concluded his saga of this royal couple in "The Romanovs: The Final Chapter"
    $200 27
Actress Bergman helped popularize this Scandinavian first name, possibly meaning "beautiful"
    $200 7
Don't ask a fisherman this question; if he answers, it'll stop his streak
    $200 12
The name of this state's Kennebec River is Algonquian for "long reach"
    $200 2
Karch Kiraly became the only player to win a 3rd gold medal in this sport, indoors or out
    $200 17
The Chinese plan called the Great Leap Forward was initiated by this leader in 1958
    $300 23
This Microsoft CEO talks about the future of computers in his bestseller "The Road Ahead"
    $300 28
The name Perdita was created by this playwright for the heroine of his "Winter's Tale"
    $300 8
In pagan Ireland this plant was a symbol of the 3 aspects of this goddess
    $300 13
The geographic center of this state lies in Wexford County, 5 miles north-northwest of Cadillac
    $300 3
On July 19, 1996 Janet Evans lit his fire
    $300 18
In 1986 this dictator fled Haiti, ending 28 years of rule by his family
    $400 24
This family of anthropologists is the subject of the biography "Ancestral Passions"
    DD: $1,000 29
Dominique is traditional for a girl born on this day of the week
    $400 9
For a bride, a coin in here ensures future wealth & perhaps a painful walk down the aisle
    $400 14
The largest area of sand dunes in North America lies north of the Platte River in this state
    $400 4
Nickname of Turkey's gold medal-winning weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu
    $400 19
In 405 B.C. Spartan commander Lysander won the final victory over the Athenians in this war
    $500 25
"Years of Upheaval" is his personal account of foreign affairs during President Nixon's 2nd term
    $500 30
Lolita is a pet form of Lola & Lola is a pet form of this name, Spanish for "sorrows"
    $500 10
Finding & carrying a rusty one of these is luckier than a shiny one…just don't step on it
    $500 15
Over 3 dozen mountains in this northern New York range exceed 4,000 feet
    $500 5
As it turned out, the U.S. didn't need the points from her 2nd vault, which worsened her ankle injury
    $500 20
In 1358 Lubeck, on the Baltic coast, became the headquarters of this league

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 13):

Kirstin Jim Bernie
$600 $2,000 $500

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kirstin Jim Bernie
$3,500 $3,900 $1,300

Double Jeopardy! Round

7 MODERN WONDERS
FAMOUS AMERICANS
ACTORS & ACTRESSES
BODIES OF WATER
CLASSICAL MUSIC
WORD HISTORY
    $200 17
The U.S. will stop operating this 50-mile-long passageway in the year 2000
    $200 8
Before starting the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1729, he worked for nearly a year in a London printing office
    $200 10
In 1995 she reprised her role of Victor/Victoria for the Broadway stage
    $200 1
This South American river has more than a thousand known tributaries
    $200 6
In 1726 this "Messiah" composer became an English citizen
    $200 23
The titles Kaiser & Czar were both derived from this earlier title
    $400 18
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake did little damage to this, the world's tallest suspension bridge
    $400 9
At age 19 this "Leaves of Grass" author became editor of The Long Islander, a weekly newspaper
    $400 19
She's played 2 Stephen King characters on film: Annie Wilkes in "Misery" & "Dolores Claiborne"
    $400 2
Lake Manapouri on South Island is one of this country's deepest lakes
    $400 7
Although known as "The Waltz King", he also wrote numerous marches & polkas
    $400 24
Pants, as an item of apparel, is short for this word, from an Italian comic character
    $600 30
Built in 410 days, it was the tallest building in the world for 4 decades of the 20th century
    $600 11
In 1805 this explorer was sent to take a "peak" at the upper Mississippi
    $600 20
In a 1995 film this Irish actor portrayed Scottish outlaw Rob Roy
    $600 3
Bordered by Ukraine & Russia, the Sea of Azov is a northern arm of this sea
    $600 14
His 1742 "Aria with Thirty Variations" is usually called the "Goldberg Variations"
    $600 25
Dating from the 16th century, goodbye is a contraction of these 4 words
    $800 28
The Itaipu, one of these 5 miles wide on the Brazil-Paraguay border, inspired a Philip Glass symphony
    $800 12
When he left office in 1987, this Democrat had served an unprecedented 4 terms as Alabama governor
    $800 21
He directed live-in love Susan Sarandon in the movie "Dead Man Walking"
    $800 4
Hellespont is the ancient name for this strait that connects the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean Sea
    $800 15
Shortly after this "Gretchen am Spinnrade" composer met Beethoven, he was a torchbearer at his funeral
    DD: $3,000 26
Copper was named for this island where it was abundant
    DD: $500 29
It runs between the towns of Folkestone & Coquelles
    $1000 13
In 1780 this "Swamp Fox" was appointed Brigadier General of the South Carolina militia
    $1000 22
Deborah Zerby is the real name of this actress who starred in "True Grit"
    $1000 5
This "Great" lake is the largest lake entirely within Canada
    $1000 16
This "Grand Canyon Suite" composer was once and arranger & pianist for Paul Whiteman
    $1000 27
Coined by a 9-year-old circa 1940, it's a 1 followed by 100 zeros

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kirstin Jim Bernie
$7,100 $5,300 $8,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

PLAYS
The preface to this 1913 play was entitled "A Professor of Phonetics"

Final scores:

Kirstin Jim Bernie
$10,700 $300 $14,400
2nd place: trip for 2 to the Caribbean + a choice of Jeopardy! video games from GameTek (First Edition, Sports Edition, or Deluxe Edition) 3rd place: Motorola's MicroTac ultra-light portable cellular phone + a choice of Jeopardy! video games from GameTek (First Edition, Sports Edition, or Deluxe Edition) New champion: $14,400 + a choice of Jeopardy! video games from GameTek (First Edition, Sports Edition, or Deluxe Edition)

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Kirstin Jim Bernie
$6,500 $5,300 $6,900
23 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
20 R,
0 W
11 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $18,700

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