Show #5600 - Friday, January 2, 2009

Contestants

[<< previous game]

Rebecca Drinnon, an English teacher from Morristown, Tennessee

Ben Reiter, a sports writer from New York, New York

Michael Portnoy, a teacher from Miami, Florida (whose 1-day cash winnings total $19,000)

[next game >>]

Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC SUPREME COURT DECISIONS
NOT-SO-UGLY BETTY
IT'S A CRIME!
CONTINENTAL EXTREMES
DUMB GUYS' GREATEST INVENTIONS
"F" I DO SAY SO
    $200 6
In 1857 a 7-2 ruling said this man couldn't bring a suit in the federal court, as blacks were not U.S. citizens
    $200 8
Mae Questel, seen here, was the voice of both Olive Oyl & this pretty cartoon Betty
    $200 16
Stop, thief! Specifically, it's the act of stealing a woman's handbag from her arm
    $200 21
The southernmost country in North (including Central) America
    $200 26
Dumb guys cherish this microwave button; they no longer have their ear to the door waiting for the kernels to quiet
    $200 1
Sole impression left by the unshod
    $400 7
Some said the school integration ruling in 2007's Parents Involved v. Seattle undermined this 1954 case
    $400 9
Before she was snarky Sue Ann and ditzy Rose, she was Vicki Angel on the '50s sitcom "Date With The Angels"
    $400 17
It's the manufacture of fake money to be passed off as real
    $400 22
The easternmost country in South America
    $400 27
Dumb guys now have a place to put their 32-oz. drinks; not only do these come in cars but they're on movie seats!
    $400 2
It's the German equivalent of the English word "miss"
    $600 13
In 1911 the court ruled this co. "of New Jersey" had to be dissolved for its unreasonable restraint of trade
    $600 10
She didn't go by Betty much, but anyway, she'll always be Samantha to us
    $600 18
According to the Constitution, it's levying war against the U.S. or aiding & comforting the enemy
    $600 23
The westernmost country in North America
    $600 28
Dumb guys no longer rip lettuce apart to make it; Fresh Express has it in a bag! (Dumb guys still let it rot in the fridge)
    $600 3
An agricultural plant-growth aid, often including nitrates
    $800 14
1966's this man v. Arizona was based in part on the 6th Amendment, which guarantees a defendant's right to a lawyer
    $800 11
The Betty seen here turns heads in this town
    $800 19
It's the fraudulent appropriation of money that's been entrusted to one's care
    $800 24
The westernmost country in continental Europe
    $800 29
Dumb guys think it's cool they get to slide their own credit card at the store; even cooler? This word for "slide"
    $800 4
It can be a parasitic flatworm or a lucky, chance occurrence
    $1000 15
Judicial review, the court's authority to declare laws unconstitutional, was established in him v. Madison
    $1000 12
Born Elizabeth Bloomer in 1918, she danced for Martha Graham & modeled for John Robert Powers before meeting Jerry
    $1000 20
This is the act of killing one's own brother
    DD: $1,000 25
The southernmost country in South America
    $1000 30
Dumb guys at desks feel smart clicking this & pushing the lead back in, especially considering its complicated name
    $1000 5
This compound word is a forward artillery position set up to support advancing infantry

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

Michael Ben Rebecca
$2,800 $2,200 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$7,200 $2,800 $4,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

IN THE BOOKSTORE
NAME THE MOVIE SPORT
OPERA, LIKE IT OR NOT
GUYS & DUDES
GENIUS BY MUSE
IT'S OK TO SAY IT BACKWARDS
(Alex: Each correct response will be a palindrome--a word that's the same going or coming.)
    $400 1
This book by Arthur Golden says, "I wasn't born and raised to be a Kyoto geisha"
    $400 6
"Happy Gilmore"
    $400 7
Julie Taymor directed the 2006 opera "Grendel", which retold this classic tale from the monster's point of view
    $400 16
In 2006 this "Sage of Omaha" donated $31 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    $400 21
Beatrice, a Florentine girl who died in 1290 to this poet's anguish
    $400 26
A job, especially for a musician
    $800 2
Alexander McCall Smith has written a series of books about the "No. 1 Ladies"' this
    $800 11
"The Sandlot"
    $800 8
Andre Gretry, "the Moliere of music", composed a 1784 opera about this crusading king
    $800 17
This future politician, "The Younger", entered Cambridge at the young age of 14 & graduated at 17 in 1776
    $800 22
Ballerinas Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil LeClercq, Suzanne Farrell...
    $800 27
A tiny child, or a small amount of liquor for a Brit
    $1200 3
"In Exile from the Land of Snows" is "The Definitive Account of" him & "Tibet Since the Chinese Conquest"
    $1200 12
"We Are Marshall"
    DD: $2,000 9
Rossini's opera about this tragic character is subtitled "Il Moro di Venezia"
    $1200 18
Ol' King George must've loved this general's 1781 win at Guilford Courthouse but his 1781 Yorktown loss...not so much
    $1200 23
Marie-Therese Walter, in the 1930s also his model & lover
    $1200 28
Palindromic breads include India's naan & one spelling of this Jewish Sabbath item
    $1600 4
This Norman Mailer work is the true story of murderer Gary Gilmore, who chose a firing squad when given the death penalty
    $1600 13
"Mystery, Alaska"
    $1600 10
Composer Douglas Moore took flight with "The Wings of the Dove", based on a 1902 novel by this author
    $1600 19
After WWII he held Yugoslavia together for 35 years as premier & president: it didn't last without him
    $1600 24
Singer Lotte Lenya, whom he married in 1926 & in 1937
    $1600 29
Paired with flutter, it's a slow wavering of pitch due to uneven playback speed
    DD: $2,000 5
This book by Vincent Bugliosi tells "The True Story of the Manson Murders"
    $2000 14
"Balls of Fury"
    $2000 15
The full title of this Wagner opera includes the words "And the Singing Contest of the Wartburg"
    $2000 20
This German scientist whose name is a unit of frequency was the first to send & receive radio waves
    $2000 25
Alma Schindler, wife & muse of this composer (before she married architect Walter Gropius)
    $2000 30
More incarnadine

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$14,000 $13,600 $6,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN HISTORY
On April 13, 1895 he entered the Devils Island penal colony to serve a life sentence, but he was out by 1899

Final scores:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$21,000 $600 $3,400
2-day champion: $40,000 3rd place: $1,000 2nd place: $2,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Michael Ben Rebecca
$14,000 $13,600 $5,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
13 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W

Combined Coryat: $33,000

[game responses] [game scores] [suggest correction]

The J! Archive is created by fans, for fans. The Jeopardy! game show and all elements thereof, including but not limited to copyright and trademark thereto, are the property of Jeopardy Productions, Inc. and are protected under law. This website is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or operated by Jeopardy Productions, Inc. Join the discussion at JBoard.tv.