Show #5535 - Friday, October 3, 2008

Erik Nelson game 2.

Contestants

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Melissa Noble, an attorney from Sacramento, California

Mengmeng Zhang, a systems manager from Fort Worth, Texas

Erik Nelson, a graduate student from Boston, Massachusetts (whose 1-day cash winnings total $25,201)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE OLD TESTAMENT
MILITARY MOVIES
THE HIGHEST-SCORING SCRABBLE WORD
FORMER NAMES ON THE MAP
FAMOUS QUESTIONS
YOU JUST HAVE TO "ASK"
    $200 13
This strongman's last prayer was that God give him the strength to collapse the temple of his Philistine captors
    $200 12
2007:
James McAvoy is trying to get evacuated at Dunkirk & return to Keira Knightley
    $200 6
Copper,
zinc,
brass
    $200 1
In 2007 this island reverted back to its pre-WWII name of Iwo To
    $200 26
"The sparrow" is the answer to the nursery rhyme murder query "Who killed..."
    $200 7
It's a title Sherlockian dog
    $400 15
After the golden calf was destroyed, Moses was directed to make this; it was later set up in the tabernacle
    $400 14
1930:
World War I trench warfare seen from the German perspective
    $400 22
Fake,
cake,
bake
    $400 2
When Myanmar won its independence from the U.K. in 1948, it was still known by this name
    $400 27
Try this opening line on a girl in China & she may say "ox" or "rat"; in the U.S. she may say "Libra" or "Taurus"
    $400 8
Here's the 411: "FAQ" typically stands for this
    $600 16
In Leviticus, Israelite woman Shelomith had a son with a man of this North African people
    $600 19
1962:
A young British officer leads the revolt against the Ottoman Empire
    $600 23
Pickle,
lettuce,
onion
    $600 3
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Most of the territory of the republic of New Granada became this modern-day country from which an isthmus became independent in 1903
    $600 28
Clara Peller's classic query in a Wendy's ad
    $600 9
Johnny, hand me this, my small flat glass bottle that holds my "medicine"
    $800 17
When this wicked Phoenician princess married King Ahab, Ahab adopted her worship of Baal
    $800 20
1970:
Rod Steiger plays Rod Steiger playing Napoleon in his most famous & last battle
    $800 24
Abdomen,
foot,
jaw
    DD: $1,200 4
Europeans once referred to China as this, still seen in the name of an airline
    $800 29
Henry Stanley's famous interrogative in 1871 Africa
    $800 10
The 2 U.S. states that fit the category
    $1000 18
The book of this farmer-turned-prophet is the first alphabetically in the Old Testament
    $1000 21
1981:
Misfits take over & complete their own basic training; "That's the fact, Jack!"
    $1000 25
Economics,
chemistry,
physics
    $1000 5
(Jon of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) What were formerly Northern & Southern Rhodesia are today these two countries
    $1000 30
George & Martha are the boozy twosome in this Albee play
    $1000 11
Gordie Howe got his first pair of skates growing up in this Canadian city

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

Erik Mengmeng Melissa
$2,400 $1,600 $200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Mengmeng Melissa
$5,400 $4,000 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

ARCHAEOLOGY
THAR HE BLOWS!
BIRTH OF A PRESIDENT
POPULATION-POURRI
AUTHORS ON AUTHORS
TELL ME "Y"
    $400 16
Many of these subterranean Christian cemeteries in Rome have been found using written ancient guides
    $400 14
On Sept. 29, 1947 the sax of this "Bird" sang in his Carnegie Hall debut
    $400 2
May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts
    $400 8
This Down Under city is home to more than 20% of its continent's population
    $400 1
In a sonnet Wordsworth told this "Paradise Lost" poet "Thou should'st be living at this hour"
    $400 25
Annual keepsake containing photos of the students & faculty; will you sign mine?
    $800 17
In 1947 2 shepherd boys found these in 8 large clay jars in a cave 7 miles south of Jericho
    $800 15
From 1967 to 1992 this Doc was in & trumpeting himself as the bandleader of "The Tonight Show"
    $800 3
October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas
    $800 9
Of 25 million, 100 million or 200 million, the one closest to Mexico's population
    $800 4
In 1922 Virginia Woolf wrote of his "Ulysses", "Never have I read such tosh"
    $800 30
The capital of Jiangsu province is located on a bend in this river
    $1200 18
This Egyptologist first became associated with Lord Carnarvon in 1906 while excavating the Theban necropolis
    $1200 29
In 1997 this trumpeter became the first jazz composer to win a Pulitzer in music; Branford must've been proud
    $1200 11
March 15, 1767 in either North Carolina or South Carolina--no one knows for sure
    $1200 10
As a result of this calamity, the population of Ireland decreased by 25%, or 2 million people, in the 1840s
    $1200 5
Herman Melville wrote that this "is a sweet flower; may it flourish in every hedge"
    $1200 21
Popular branches include raja, kriya & hatha
    $1600 19
In the 1940s chemist Willard Libby discovered this method of dating ancient artifacts
    $1600 26
This trumpeter seen here sure could get cheeky
    DD: $3,000 12
June 12, 1924 in Milton, Massachusetts
    $1600 24
This Eastern European city first mentioned around 1147 is the most populous in Europe, with over 10 million people
    $1600 6
E.M. Forster said "Most of human life has to disappear" from the work of this "Portrait of a Lady" author
    $1600 22
The end of a spar perpendicular to a sailing ship's mast, it was a convenient place to hang your mutineers
    $2000 20
In the 1869 work "Ithaka, der Peloponnes und Troja", he announced his theory that Troy was at Hissarlik
    $2000 27
Gorelick is the last name of this guy who brings the sax-y back; he also has a UW accounting degree
    $2000 13
November 2, 1865 in Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
    DD: $3,500 28
Of cities in titles of Shakespeare's plays, this Mediterranean capital has the highest population
    $2000 7
This author was also a friend of Shakespeare but called his pal Donne "the first poet in the world in some things"
    $2000 23
If you're munching kebabs in Armenia's capital, you're in this city

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Erik Mengmeng Melissa
$18,000 $12,900 $1,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

AWARD NAMESAKES
His "A Little Pretty Pocket-Book" from 1744 was one of the 1st books published specifically for children

Final scores:

Erik Mengmeng Melissa
$25,801 $6,900 $1,999
2-day champion: $51,002 2nd place: $2,000 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Erik Mengmeng Melissa
$17,800 $16,400 $1,000
24 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
15 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,200

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