Show #3562 - Tuesday, February 15, 2000

2000-A College Championship semifinal game 2.

Contestants

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Molley Jesse, a senior at the University of Virginia from Columbia, South Carolina

Michael LaMasse, a sophomore at Eastern Michigan from Canton, Michigan

Janet Wong, a senior at Drew University from Eatontown, New Jersey

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Jeopardy! Round

PLAYS & PLAYWRIGHTS
COMPUTER CLASSES
TRICKY QUESTIONS
CASPIAN, THE FRIENDLY SEA
COLLEGE TEAM NICKNAMES
"MED" SCHOOL
    $100 1
Nagle Jackson's 1999 comedy "A Hotel on Marvin Gardens" centers on this classic board game
    $100 5
Title of the person who handles mail to a website; the U.S. has a "General" one
    $100 6
The number of 4-cent stamps in a dozen
    $100 20
The USGS estimates the reserves of this in the Caspian are equal to those of the North Sea
    $100 13
UCLA features these creatures
    $100 15
It's the playing of a series of songs, one right after the other
    $200 2
Edward Albee's adaptation of this Nabokov novel starred Donald Sutherland as Humbert Humbert
    $200 7
SYSADMIN, one who maintains a computer network, is short for this
    $200 23
Total cubic feet of earth in a hole 1 yard wide, 1 yard long & 1 yard deep
    $200 12
Botanists believe this fruit, Vitis vinifera, originated in the area of the Caspian Sea
    $200 14
The Longhorns play for the main campus of the university of this state
    $200 16
Some "transcend" with this type of deep thinking & concentration
    $300 4
David Henry Hwang wrote his first play, "F.O.B.", while studying at this school near Palo Alto, California
    $300 3
This 4-letter word from Sanskrit means someone who is a computer knowledge resource
    $300 28
If the vice president & the speaker of the House were to die, the person in this post would be president
    $300 25
In addition to carp & herring, the sea is a major source of this caviar fish
    $300 21
Penn's peaceable players
    $300 17
This monstrous mythological maiden's equally monstrous sisters were Stheno & Euryale
    $400 10
NYC's Alvin Theatre was renamed in his honor while his hit "Brighton Beach Memoirs" was playing there
    $400 8
A stupid or inept internet user can be called this 3-digit number that means "File Not Found"
    $400 29
The number of eggs left in a carton if a boy eats all but 5
    $400 24
This longest river in Europe enters the Caspian by way of Astrakhan
    $400 22
The University of Maryland's reptilian representatives
    $400 18
The prophet Muhammad's escape to this city in 622 A.D. marks the beginning of the Islamic calendar
    DD: $600 11
He worked as a stagehand in Prague before writing plays such as "Temptation" & before becoming a president
    $500 9
Like a villain in darkness, one who reads others' words in a newsgroup but won't contribute is doing this
    $500 30
The brother-in-law of your mother's unmarried only sister is this relative to you
    $500 27
In the 1980s the zebra species of these "strong" bivalves native to the Caspian invaded the Great Lakes
    $500 26
(Hi, I'm wide receiver Antonio Freeman) In 1999 the Hokies of this school, my alma mater, had one of their greatest seasons, going undefeated
    $500 19
In vertebrates, it's the lowermost part of the brain

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Janet Michael Molley
$1,200 $1,200 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Michael Molley
$2,300 $3,400 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE MIDDLE AGES
TV LAW
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
THOSE AMAZING MAMMALS
OOH, A WISE GUY
PRE-MED
(Alex: All about courses you might take if you were in pre-med.)
    $200 1
He was elected to Parliament in 1386 & began writing "The Canterbury Tales" about a year later
    $200 8
In 1999 this show spun off a "Special Victims Unit"
    $200 3
This title character's sister Gretel wins the silver skates (so why isn't the book named for her?)
    $200 28
Guinness reports a specimen of this land mammal at over 13 feet in height & over 13 tons in weight
    $200 6
This Greek taught the theorem of hypotenuses of right triangles & said that all things are numbers
    $200 5
Comparative Anatomy:
The male fiddler crab's small one is used for feeding; the large for signaling
    $400 2
In 1208 in Assisi he gathered 12 disciples who became the original brothers of his religious order
    $400 9
In 1999 Fox tried a 1/2-hour version of this hour show about the law firm of Richard Fish
    $400 4
In stories by J.D. Salinger, Franny Glass' brother Zachary is better known by this nickname
    $400 29
Pandas have an enlarged wristbone that functions like this digit in humans
    $400 15
Plato compared the unenlightened to people chained up in one of these looking at shadows
    $400 7
Latin:
If your Latin class seems to go on ad infinitum, it goes on this way
    $600 20
In 1232 A.D. the Mongols were repulsed by "arrows of flying fire", or rockets, at Kaifeng-Fu in this country
    $600 10
It features Ms. Brenneman on the bench
    $600 13
4-letter name shared by a character in Dickens' "Bleak House" & a Jules Verne captain
    $600 30
Discovered in 1901, a single colony of these "canines" of the Western U.S. contained about 400 million individuals
    DD: $4,000 16
He wrote that "Knowledge is power" -- & rumor has it he also wrote Shakespeare's plays
    $600 25
General Chemistry:
It's the main branch of chemistry that deals with carbon compounds
    $800 19
In 814 Louis the Pious succeeded this "Magne" man, his father, as Holy Roman Emperor
    $800 11
Series seen here:
(starring Dixie Carter)
    $800 14
In a Dostoyevsky novel, it's the "silly" title nickname of Prince Myshkin, whose love for 2 women leads to tragedy
    DD: $100 27
Newly born calves of this "colorful" mammal can measure 28 feet in length & weigh up to 3 tons
    $800 21
This Danish thinker known for his "Leap of Faith" was a precursor of existentialism
    $800 24
Basket Weaving:
Materials used include reed & rush, which is used to make these Japanese mats
    $1000 18
"Dark" nickname of Edward, the hero of the Battle of Crecy
    $1000 12
Ed Koch made him a criminal court judge; now he's replaced Koch on "The People's Court"
    $1000 17
In "Absalom! Absalom!", it's the "mythological" name of Thomas Stupen's daughter, known as Clytie for short
    $1000 22
Known for its mass migrations, this rodent of Scandinavia can become pregnant at the age of 14 days
    $1000 26
His "Two Treatises of Government" influenced the Declaration of Independence with all its talk of rights
    $1000 23
Physics:
Helmholtz formulated the first law of this, a statement on the conservation of energy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Janet Michael Molley
$8,900 $15,300 $1,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. PRESIDENTS
The 2 U.S. presidents who served as governors of states west of the Mississippi River

Final scores:

Janet Michael Molley
$17,794 $12,799 $0
Finalist 2nd place: $5,000 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Janet Michael Molley
$8,900 $11,900 $1,600
20 R,
2 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $22,400

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