Show #4739 - Thursday, March 24, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 1, game 32.

Contestants

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Chacko George, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin from Austin, Texas

Eugene Finerman, a writer from Northbrook, Illinois

Tom Nichols, a professor originally from Chicopee, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

WAR STORIES
(Alex: We want you to identify the war each story is associated with.)
OLYMPIC BOXERS
CRUISIN' THE CARIBBEAN
STATE TREES
SMITH COLLEGE ALUMNAE
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
    $200 1
"The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle",
"Slaughterhouse Five"
    $200 30
With this name, Muhammad Ali won 1960 light-heavyweight gold
    $200 19
Princess Cruises shipped in tons of this to keep its private Caribbean island beach looking pristine
    $200 6
The glossy green leaves & red berries of this state tree of Delaware are used to make Christmas wreaths
    $200 14
She went to Smith in 1918 hoping to become a doctor; her dream was "Gone with the Wind" when her mom died in 1919
    $200 9
"The storm of protest was nipped in the bud" is a "mixed" one of these
    $400 2
"Gods and Generals",
"Li'l Dan: The Drummer Boy"
    $400 29
You'd be chillin' & grillin' if you knew that he won the heavyweight gold medal in 1968
    $400 28
As you'd expect, it was the first company to launch a fleet exclusively in the Caribbean
    $400 7
The seeds of the horse chestnut, Ohio's state tree, resemble the orb of a male deer, giving it this nickname
    $400 15
This chef who died at age 91 in 2004 earned a history degree from Smith in 1934
    $400 10
The more delicate and vague "to pass away" when used as a substitute for "to die"
    $600 3
"A Farewell to Arms",
"Goodbye to All That"
    $600 23
Teofilo Stevenson of this country impressively won heavyweight gold in 1972, 1976 & 1980
    $600 20
Destiny & Liberty are 2 of this line's "Fun Ships"
    $600 8
Both Colorado & Utah chose the blue species of this
    $600 16
These 2 20th century First Ladies both attended Smith College in the 1940s
    $600 11
Nick Lowe's "cruel to be kind" or Ahnold's "girlie men"
    $800 4
"The Splendid Little War",
"The Rough Riders"
    $800 24
Both the 1972 & 1976 Olympic light-welterwight gold medalists had this "sweet" nickname
    $800 21
If you're cruising on the Royal Clipper, it will most likely be under this power
    $800 26
The fan-shaped leaves of this South Carolina state tree are sometimes used to make baskets
    $800 17
This 1956 grad co-founded the Ms. Foundation & the Women's Action Alliance
    $800 12
9-letter term for the deliberate exaggeration of "to wait an eternity"
    $1000 5
"Hold Back the Night",
"The Coldest War"
    $1000 25
Last name of the brotherly pair who both won gold medals in Montreal
    DD: $1,200 22
When you pull into Guadeloupe, you may have to change your dollars into this official currency
    $1000 27
This nut pine is the state tree of New Mexico
    $1000 18
Ann M. Martin (Smith, 1977) is the author of the book series about this "Club"
    $1000 13
"A well-boiled icicle" & "a scoop of boy trouts" are 2 of these transpositions

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

Tom Eugene Chacko
$2,600 $1,200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Eugene Chacko
$3,000 $2,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE ORCHESTRA
AROUND THE HORN
SYMBOLS
THE VIOLENCE
PLAYING THE BUFFOON
"P" AN' "O"s
(Alex: Each correct response will have two words in it. First word will begin with the letter "P"; the second word will begin with the letter "O".)
    $400 30
Orchestra section with the name of an alloy
    $400 21
In August 1578 this English navigator sailed around Cape Horn
    $400 16
(Sarah of the Clue Crew points to a chalkboard with linguistic symbols.) Danish linguist Otto Jesperson first suggested what's now known as the IPA, short for this
    $400 3
Legal term for the burning of a building with malicious or criminal intent
    $400 1
In a 1960 comedy, a bumbling Jerry Lewis has this title job at the Fontainebleau Hotel
    $400 11
Temporary loss of electricity
    $800 29
There's a special case, seen here, for this item used on the podium
    $800 22
Willem Schouten, who rounded the Horn, named it after his birthplace in this country
    $800 17
The long symbolic history of the pentacle includes representing Jesus' five of these
    $800 5
In 59 A.D. this Roman emperor went too far & had his mom Agrippina murdered
    $800 2
He made us laugh as "Tommy Boy", the dimwitted heir to an auto parts factory
    $800 12
Children's game of giving letters & receiving kisses in return
    DD: $1,600 28
For much of the 20th c., Gregor Piatigorsky was regarded as the world's second-greatest virtuoso on this instrument
    $1200 23
In the 1830s this British ship visited the Patagonian Coast & the Falkland Islands & made a passage around Cape Horn
    $1200 18
(Sarah of the Clue Crew reviews some symbols on a chalkboard.) An adscript, which goes directly to the right of a letter, is more rare than these two types of characters named for their positions
    DD: $4,000 6
This system for informing people about abductions is named for an unfortunate 9-year-old
    $1200 4
John Belushi played this most notorious Delta in "Animal House"
    $1200 13
Of the genus Rhus, it'll give you a rash if touched
    $1600 27
It was invented in the 18th century, & in the 19th Monsieur Sax developed it into the saxophone
    $1600 24
In 1910 he said he was sailing from Norway to the Arctic Ocean via Cape Horn, but he was really headed to the South Pole
    $1600 19
Delta, Alitalia and KLM are part of this "Team", whose symbol is seen here
    $1600 7
In WWII he headed the Gestapo in Lyons, France; in January 1983 he was arrested in South America
    $1600 9
Luckily, Jim Carrey gave a more dastardly turn as this evil relative in "A Series of Unfortunate Events"
    $1600 14
A drink of raw egg, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper, taken as a hangover cure
    $2000 26
A gold "concert grand pedal" one of these instruments from Lyon & Healy costs $42,000
    $2000 25
This British naval captain "Endeavour"ed to sail around the Horn--& did in 1769
    $2000 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from Abu Simbel, Egypt.) Heiroglyphs can be phonograms, representing sounds, or these, representing concepts, like "sun"
    $2000 8
Assassinated by a naval officer in 1628, English nobleman George Villiers was the first duke of this "palatial" title
    $2000 10
This comic's "Rush Hour" character was billed as "The Biggest Mouth in the West"
    $2000 15
A time for the media to take pictures of a politician doing something newsworthy

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Eugene Chacko
$7,000 $11,600 $3,400

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Final Jeopardy! Round

HARVARD MEN
Books by this alumnus include 1957's "Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy" & 1994's "Diplomacy"

Final scores:

Tom Eugene Chacko
$13,999 $15,600 $6,799
2nd place: $5,000 Winner: $15,600 + an advance to UToC Round 2 3rd place: $5,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Eugene Chacko
$9,800 $15,600 $3,400
18 R,
9 W
(including 2 DDs)
17 R,
1 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
6 W

Combined Coryat: $28,800

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