Show #5400 - Friday, February 15, 2008

2008-A Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 5.

Contestants

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Todd Faulkenberry, a junior from Moore, South Carolina

Rachel "Steve" Cooke, a senior from Fishers, Indiana

Bonnie Cao, a senior from Arcadia, California

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC FACES
DON'T TOY WITH ME
"D" IN MATH
STATE NICKNAMES
AWARDS
VWLLSS FLWRS
(Alex: We'll give you the name of a flower, but with no vowels; you have to figure out what the vowels are, and give us the correct word for the flower.)
    $200 1
Later president, this man is seen here back in 1898
    $200 21
If you're jonesing to take "Twisted Metal" on the road, you'll need this Sony handheld gaming system
    $200 11
Term for the line that cuts a square into 2 triangles
    $200 6
"The Beaver State"
    $200 12
This 2005 film in the "Star Wars" saga won People's Choice Awards for Favorite Picture & Favorite Drama
    $200 26
VLT
    $400 2
Forthright one-time White House resident seen here
    $400 22
Race between classes with this brand of sneaker that's named for the location of its hidden removable wheel
    $400 17
In a fraction, the numerator is the dividend & this is the divisor
    $400 7
"The Razorback State"
    $400 13
With about 100 awarded yearly, Rhodes Scholarships enable students to study at this British university
    $400 27
PTN
    $600 3
The risktaking of this 20th-century high flier will be long remembered
    $600 23
You might say "Wii" while using the wireless controller for this company's game system
    $600 18
A binary system is based on 2; this is a system based on 10
    $600 8
"The Tar Heel State"
    DD: $1,000 14
In 2007 Doris Lessing became only the 11th woman to win this--Pearl Buck won in 1938
    $600 28
PPP
    $800 4
Against all the odds, he was the losing 1948 Republican candidate for president
    $800 24
Use the SkyScout to look up at night & identify nebulae & the 88 official groups of stars called these
    $800 19
Angles & compass readings are measured in these
    $800 9
"The Gopher State"
    $800 15
The ALA presents an award named in honor of Theodore Geisel, aka this author, for beginning readers' books
    $800 29
GRNM
    $1000 5
He's the 18th-century musical prodigy seen here
    $1000 25
Watch the DVDs included in this board game that has Disney, sports, Marvel & music editions
    $1000 20
Pi is the ratio of the circle's circumference to this
    $1000 10
"The Pine Tree State"
    $1000 16
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama include this playwright, for "Death of a Salesman"
    $1000 30
RS
(2 responses, please)

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

Bonnie "Steve" Todd
$1,800 $600 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Bonnie "Steve" Todd
$2,000 $3,000 $5,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

AROUND THE WORLD
AT THE MOVIES
SPACE
RELIGIOUS MATTERS
IT'S ELEMENTAL
ADD A LETTER
    $400 7
This Danish city's name means "merchant's harbor"
    $400 2
A mom in real life, she plays Grendel's mother in 2007's "Beowulf"
    $400 12
In November 1999 this country launched Shenzhou, its first capsule capable of carrying a man into space
    $400 17
The "Good News" version of this "Good Book" debuted in 1976
    $400 1
It's the second-lightest element
    $400 26
By adding a letter to "ticked", you can go from being ticked to this much better opposite
    $800 8
(Jon of the Clue Crew points out a region on a map.) Violence in this region of Western Sudan has spilled over into Chad and has led to worldwide humanitarian appeals
    $800 3
The Autobots & the Decepticons are dueling alien races that bring their war to Earth in this sci-fi flick
    $800 13
Its moon Phobos orbits the planet in 7 hours, rises in the west, & sets in the east
    $800 18
Fireworks light up India's sky during Diwali, this religon's festival of lights
    DD: $400 22
This element's symbol, Hg, comes from the Latin word hydrargyrum, meaning "liquid silver"
    $800 27
Add a letter to "neuron" & instead of a nerve cell, it's this subatomic particle
    $1200 9
Capri sits at the entrance to the bay of this Italian city
    $1200 4
Amir & Hassan are boys who fly kites in Kabul in this film based on a novel
    $1200 14
This first space shuttle concluded its maiden voyage on April 14, 1981
    $1200 19
Attention, young Buddhists: the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth is headquartered in this Thai city
    $1200 23
This element, symbol Mg, is essential to the diet & to green plants
    $1200 28
When you add a letter to "started" you may be truly surprised when you get this
    $1600 10
Wrecked military vehicles remain by the road from Tel Aviv to this city as a memorial of Israel's 1948 War of Independence
    $1600 5
Vince Vaughn played this title guy, Santa's bitter older brother, in a 2007 holiday film
    $1600 15
On July 4, 2005 the probe Deep Impact blasted a crater in Tempel 1, one of these celestial travelers
    DD: $1,600 20
One of the few marked graves from this group's trek west is Rebecca Winter's, E. of Scottsbluff, Nebraska
    $1600 24
As a coloring agent, this element between iron & nickel on the periodic table will literally give you the blues
    $1600 29
With the addition of a letter, a "gentle" person becomes this non-Jewish person
    $2000 11
This continent's highest mountain was named for Polish hero Tadeusz Kosciuszko
    $2000 6
Lyra Belacqua has an extraordinary adventure in this film, based on the first volume of the "Dark Materials" trilogy
    $2000 16
Near-earth ones of these include Ida, which has its own moon named Dactyl
    $2000 21
Followers had to contribute it, so one movement of Taoism was called "the way of the 5 pecks of" this grain
    $2000 25
In the Haber process, hydrogen & this element are combined under high pressure to produce ammonia
    $2000 30
Confer if you wish, but if you add a letter to "confer", it becomes this type of evergreen

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Bonnie "Steve" Todd
$5,200 $14,600 $19,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN POETRY
Walt Whitman called this "the beautiful uncut hair of graves"

Final scores:

Bonnie "Steve" Todd
$0 $18,000 $13,000
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Bonnie "Steve" Todd
$5,200 $15,600 $19,400
7 R,
2 W
19 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $40,200

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