Show #3120 - Friday, March 6, 1998

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Bill Aquino, an undergraduate student from Los Angeles, California

Matthew Carlton, a graduate student from Los Angeles, California

Robert Campbell, a web page designer from Sunnyvale, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $3,599)

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Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN RIVERS
AMERICAN HODGEPODGE
IN THE GROUND
AIR
SPORTS
NUMBER, PLEASE
    $100 20
This "Beautiful Blue" river is blue for only part of its length; mostly it's brown or sepia-colored
    $100 16
Its state flower is the Carolina Jessamine -- take a guess!
    $100 1
Found in Australia, a giant species of this annelid can measure 10 feet long
    $100 26
Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the air to this gas' 21%, so no one has ever needed a nitrogen tent
    $100 7
In 1997 this event began at Rouen with a 4 1/2 mile time trial called the "Prologue"
    $100 2
Currently, it's the age an American becomes eligible for "full retirement" Social Security benefits
    $200 21
This river, which flows through London, rises in the Cotswold Hills of Gloucestershire
    $200 17
Nebraska's official one is "Beautiful Nebraska"; Ohio's is "Beautiful Ohio"
    $200 12
Westinghouse introduced this name for the container it buried in 1938, to be opened in 6939
    $200 27
About 14.5 pounds per square inch at sea level, it decreases with altitude & has to be increased in airplanes
    $200 8
Until 1991 this NBA star's name was listed as "Akeem" because the "H" is silent in his native language
    $200 3
The world's population first hit this round number around 1850; it's now about 6 times that
    $300 22
Remains flung into this river include Joan of Arc's ashes & Marguerite of Burgundy's discarded lovers
    $300 18
Fort Michilimackinac in this state is a reconstruction of an 18th century fort
    $300 13
About 10% of hazardous wastes are disposed of in the "sanitary" type of these pits
    $300 28
It's what is done to air so it can power a jackhammer
    $300 9
Known as "Mr. October", he hit his 500th home run on Sept. 17, 1984, becoming the 13th player to do so
    $300 4
In Revelation 13:8, it's given as "The Number of the Beast"
    $400 23
The famed boatmen of this Russian river once pulled their barges from the river's banks
    DD: $400 19
"(Hi, I'm Brook Lee, Miss U.S.A.) I represented Hawaii in the Miss U.S.A. Pageant, so I know that this king appears on Hawaii''s state seal"
    $400 14
Gladioli & crocuses grow from corms, which resemble these structures but have fewer leaves
    $400 29
This process that originally formed the oceans also forms dew
    $400 10
At the 1972 Munich Olympics, he swam in 7 events, including relays, & won all in world record times
    $400 5
Malcolm X & Martin Luther King both died at this age, months short of a milestone birthday
    $500 24
The ancient Romans believed it was a shield protecting Gaul from the wild German tribes
    $500 25
You might think Georgia would have chosen this tree as its state tree, but it didn't; Texas did
    $500 15
It's a layer of porous material that provides ground water for a well
    $500 30
A sudden change of windspeed or direction, it also means "cut"
    $500 11
In the Preakness, mums are painted to resemble this out-of-season "bruised" daisy on the winner's blanket
    $500 6
Total number of seats in the U.S. Congress

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

Robert Matthew Bill
$400 $300 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Matthew Bill
$1,200 $1,200 $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 20th CENTURY
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
REAL NAMES ON THE MARQUEE
VIRGINIA DARE
WHAT'S THE MATTER?
CHICKEN?
    $200 7
Central High School in this state capital was forcibly desegregated on September 25, 1957
    $200 2
This Hardy hero may be "obscure" but he does have a last name: Fawley
    $200 1
Allen Stewart Konigsberg & Diane Hall in "Annie Hall"
    $200 12
Virginia & Indian chief Manteo were the first known recipients of this sacrament in North America
    $200 17
Soda can,
Reynolds Wrap,
siding
    $200 22
"He that fights and" does this "may live to fight another day"
    $400 8
In 1961 he might have taken highway 61 to New York City to meet his idol, folk singer Woody Guthrie
    $400 3
This Colette heroine is the granddaughter of a courtesan, who trains her to continue the family tradition
    $400 13
Mary Louis Streep & Ronald Walken in "The Deer Hunter"
    $400 29
Virginia's first name commemorates the supposed celibacy of this woman
    $400 18
Calico,
denim,
Q-Tip tips
    $400 23
Joints that are "weak" on a chicken
    DD: $1,000 9
The first successful Mars probe; it passed the planet in 1965 but orbited the sun until it became "ancient"
    $600 4
Maggie & Tom Tulliver are the children of a miller in her 1860 novel "The Mill on the Floss"
    $600 14
Julia Wells & James Baumgarner in "Victor/Victoria"
    $600 28
A drama given annually about the Dares & their fellow settlers is titled "The Lost" this
    $600 19
Barbie,
a MasterCard,
modern piano keys
    DD: $1,800 24
Synonym for "chicken" exhibited by the woodpecker seen here:
    $800 10
Arthur Scargill, the fiery leader of these British workers, battled the government in the 1980s
    $800 5
This title Defoe heroine has many misfortunes, including marrying her own brother by mistake
    $800 15
William Franklin Beedle, Jr. & Dorothy Dunaway in "Network"
    $800 27
This gold-seeking courtier who popularized tobacco sponsored the Dares' voyage to America
    $800 20
Michelangelo's Pieta,
the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus,
the Parthenon's frieze
    $1000 11
From Latin for "to sit apart", this word was applied to outspoken Eastern Europeans like Vaclav Havel
    $1000 6
"I have not a fault to find with her person", says Mr. Knightley, of this Jane Austen heroine
    $1000 16
Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner & Julius Garfinkle in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"
    $1000 26
Despite Virginia Dare's first name, Roanoke Island, her birthplace, is now part of this state
    $1000 21
Linden,
Sumac,
Yew
    $1000 25
From the Latin for "very small spirit", it doesn't mean catlike, but cowardly

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Robert Matthew Bill
$800 $0 $6,600
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD
(Alex: That narrows it down to just a few hundred, doesn't it?)
On July 1, 1997 its population suddenly increased by over 6 million

Final scores:

Robert Matthew Bill
$0 $0 $10,000
2nd place: Trip to Carmel-By-The-Sea Lodge, California 3rd place: Pair of Ellesse Sport Watches New champion: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Robert Matthew Bill
$2,600 $0 $6,200
11 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
7 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
21 R
(including 1 DD),
7 W

Combined Coryat: $8,800

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