Show #3550 - Friday, January 28, 2000

Lee Lassiter game 4.

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Cheryl Larson, a high school librarian from Pittsburg, Kansas

Mike Becker, a track & field coach from Miami, Florida

Lee Lassiter, a computer programmer from Topeka, Kansas (whose 3-day cash winnings total $38,400)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE 1930s
GET A JOB
MIND YOUR BUSINESS
THE NFL'S STAR QUARTERBACKS
(Alex: You have to ID their team.)
OLD TESTAMENT PEOPLE
A PERFECT LETTER
    $100 14
This NYC landmark that opened May 1, 1931, in the depths of the Depression, cost a reported $41,000,000
    $100 4
By definition, this type of "cook" specializes in food that has to be prepared quickly
    $100 5
The driving force in a free market is supply & this
    $100 1
Steve Young
    $100 9
Genesis 4:2 says he "was a keeper of sheep"
    $100 3
World Book recommends that when you open with "Dear Sir", you close this way, whether you mean it or not
    $200 15
Last name of the "Ma" killed in a gun battle with the police & FBI January 16, 1935
    $200 26
Usual term for the pianist at a solo vocal recital
    $200 17
Turn-of-the-century businessmen like Vanderbilt & Rockefeller were known as "robber" these
    $200 2
Brett Favre
    $200 10
The name of this first great patriarch of Israel means "father of a multitude"
    $200 22
In a business letter, this punctuation mark often replaces a comma after the salutation
    $300 16
It's the "U" in HUAC, a committee formed in 1938
    $300 27
The April week & day honoring these workers were first sponsored by Dictaphone
    $300 18
In this system, goods are traded for other goods; money isn't involved
    $300 6
Dan Marino
    DD: $300 11
"The Lord answered" this persecuted man from Uz "out of the whirlwind"
    $300 24
4-letter term for the part of a letter highlighted here:
(in the middle)
    $400 19
He said, "I'm a small fish here in Washington, but I'm a kingfish to the folks down in Louisiana"
    $400 29
Term for one who agrees to perform a task; a "general" one puts up buildings
    $400 20
An exploratory oil well, or a strike called in violation of a contract
    $400 7
Doug Flutie
    $400 12
This young lyre player became King Saul's armor-bearer
    $400 25
A "letter to" this person, like Ben Bradlee, should rattle on about the world going to hell because of ignorant kids
    $500 23
On September 18, 1934 the Soviet Union joined this international organization
    $500 30
This worker always takes panes, & spends his days fitting them into windows
    $500 21
The USA's second-largest floor-based stock exchange, it joined forces with NASDAQ in 1998
    $500 8
Drew Bledsoe
    $500 13
Daniel told this king, "They shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field"
    $500 28
Letters of recommendation get you into college; ones from ex-employers are often called "letters of" this

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 16):

Lee Mike Cheryl
$1,400 $2,000 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Mike Cheryl
$4,000 $4,300 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY
ALL "DE" BEST PEOPLE
MOVIE MUSICALS
SECOND LADIES' FIRST NAMES
(Alex: We want the first names of wives of vice presidents.)
ART HISTORY
LETTER PERFECT
(Alex: Each correct response will be a letter of the alphabet.)
    $200 29
In Slovakia the White Carpathians aren't an ethnic group but this, which covers much of the country
    $200 8
After winning the 1980 Best Actor Oscar, he probably felt punch-drunk
    $200 2
Midwestern farmboy & Vietnam draftee Claude is befriended by hippies in this musical
    $200 22
Mrs. John C. Breckinridge (like Mrs. Lincoln)
    $200 17
Women with flowing tresses repeat them 100 times a day; the impressionists made them visible to the viewer
    $200 1
It's the first word of "America the Beautiful"
    $400 4
The Greek island of Samos in the Aegean is 100 miles from Greece's mainland but less than 5 miles from this country
    $400 9
He wrote the classic "The Old Regime and the Revolution" as well as "Democracy in America"
    $400 3
"I'll Make a Man Out of You" & "The Huns Attack" are from this 1998 Disney musical
    $400 23
Richard M. Johnson (trick question)
    $400 18
These two-part altar pieces, like the ones seen here, were common in medieval art:
    $400 13
In NASA launch countdowns, it precedes "Minus seven, minus six"...
    $600 27
A vast central plateau called the Meseta is the largest region of this country
    DD: $800 10
Her 1952 autobiography was "Dance to the Piper"
    $600 5
This animated 1999 musical was subtitled "Bigger, Longer and Uncut"
    $600 24
Mrs. Dan Quayle
    $600 19
Critic Clement Greenberg popularized this "abstract" art movement, especially Jackson Pollock's work
    $600 14
It indicates power of maginification in telescopes & binoculars
    DD: $600 28
English county where you'd find the city of Portsmouth
    $800 11
Born in the Netherlands in 1904, this American painter was known for his huge canvases
    $800 6
(Hey, how's it going? I'm Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray) In the video for "Fly", I dance on the ceiling, a la Fred Astaire in this 1951 musical
    $800 25
Merry Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller (the second one)
    $800 20
Classicism was obviously a major influence on this style led by Jacques-Louis David
    $800 15
The top row of letters on a standard keyboard runs from Q to this
    $1000 30
The name of this Swiss city perched at 5,300 feet comes partly from matte, "meadow"
    $1000 12
An Easter Rebellion participant in 1916, he was president of Ireland from 1959 to 1973
    $1000 7
As Esther Hoffman, Barbra Streisand sang "Evergreen" in this film
    $1000 26
Mrs. Hubert Humphrey
    $1000 21
Happy farmers were seen in the USSR's official art, the "Socialist" type of this
    $1000 16
This British abbreviation for pence came from a Latin word for a coin

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Lee Mike Cheryl
$7,200 $5,100 $1,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FRONT PAGE HISTORY
An August 6, 1945 Associated Press story described this as a "Japanese army base"

Final scores:

Lee Mike Cheryl
$10,300 $5,900 $1,600
4-day champion: $48,700 2nd place: Trip to Red Mountain Resort & Spa, Utah 3rd place: VTech Cordless Phones

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Lee Mike Cheryl
$7,800 $5,100 $1,400
21 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
9 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $14,300

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