Show #5655 - Friday, March 20, 2009

2009 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 3.
From Las Vegas.

Contestants

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Ben Bishop, a college student originally from Seattle, Washington

Aaron Schroeder, a grad student from San Diego, California

Mark Wales, a substitute teacher from Amherst, New York

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Jeopardy! Round

"A" TRAVEL CATEGORY
GET OUT YOUR BIBLES
ARCHITECTURAL WORDS (& HINTS)
POKING AROUND SPACE
BRAND LOGOS
WORDS WITH ALL 5 VOWELS
    $200 7
Lots of chaps wear chaps in the Gaucho Parade in Salta in this country
    $200 1
Jesus asked, if you have 100 of these animals & 1 is lost, don't you leave the 99 to go find the 1?
    $200 6
Flat slab forming the top of a capital of a column (also an ancient calculator)
    $200 30
The USA's Mariner 4 was the first probe to photograph the surface of this planet
    $200 16
The Jolly guy in the logo for this veggie brand wears a one-shouldered leaf cloak
    $200 25
The science of flight
    $400 8
Children are the chefs & waiters at the Kinderkookkafe in this world capital
    $400 2
It's the sea in the line from Exodus "The sea covered them, they sank as lead in the mighty waters"
    $400 20
Gallery or balcony open on at least one side (& actor Robert)
    $400 28
Of a basketball, an SUV or a circus tent, the approximate size of Sputnik 1
    $400 15
The logo of this French yogurt brand features a red & orange flower
    $400 24
Arizona's Petrified Forest is mostly this type of tree that has 4 vowels in a row
    $600 9
Have a 72-ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in this Texas Panhandle city
    $600 3
The last Psalm begins & ends, "Praise ye the Lord", a translation of this Hebrew word
    $600 21
Stone laid on top of a wall from which an arch springs (it's also a season)
    $600 27
In 1979 debris from the abandoned space station Skylab fell from orbit & dropped into this ocean
    $600 14
This brand's keystone label includes its pickle insignia
    $600 17
Shirley Hufstedler served under Jimmy Carter as the first Secretary of this department
    $800 10
See one of Diego Rivera's last murals at the House of Dolores Olmedo in this resort city
    $800 4
Paul wrote 2 Epistles to the Corinthians, 2 to the Thessalonians & 2 to this individual
    $800 22
Projecting part of a cornice (& a Mexican beer)
    $800 26
In 1998 Nozomi was this nation's first spacecraft sent to study another planet
    $800 13
A perched mother bird is feeding her young in the logo of this Swiss conglomerate
    $800 18
This word comes from the French for "self-movable"
    $1000 11
The stunning stretch of coastline between Sorrento & Salerno is called this "Coast"
    $1000 5
In John, this high priest says, "One man should die for the people, and... the whole nation perish not"
    $1000 23
Monumental temple gateway in ancient Egypt (also a Faulkner novel) (Bonus: & an orange traffic cone)
    DD: $1,000 29
Greek name of NASA's series of probes launched in the mid-'70s to study the Sun
    $1000 12
This mammal is in the Bacardi Rum logo
    $1000 19
FEMA says to keep a full tank of gas in your car if this order seems likely

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

Mark Aaron Ben
$1,600 $3,000 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Aaron Ben
$3,000 $6,600 $1,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

CLASSICAL MUSIC
THE STRIP
(Alex: We're talking about comic strips.)
LITERATURE
FOREIGN EXCHANGE
KINGS
HOW'S YOUR LATIN?
    $400 22
Mendelssohn put this Italian word for a brisk tempo on the first movement of his "Italian" symphony
    $400 16
...where we've met Zonker, B.D. & Boopsie
    $400 11
His novel "Sister Carrie" sold fewer than 500 copies in its first edition
    $400 2
A Cuban 1-peso note shows Jose Marti on the obverse & this man entering Havana in 1959 on the reverse
    $400 20
Urging his execution, in 1792 Robespierre said this king "must perish because our country must live!"
    $400 1
It means "to the point of making one sick"
    $800 26
Joseph Rheinberger played this instrument for his parish church at age 7 & wrote 2 notable sonatas for it
    $800 4
...about a witch who was once married to Attila the Hun
    $800 6
This experimental novelist named William published a 1953 account of drug addiction under the name William Lee
    $800 3
This country's $50 bill features William Lyon Mackenzie King, its longest-serving prime minister
    DD: $9,000 19
A busy guy, he was King of Italy (1900 to 1946), Emperor of Ethiopia (1936 to 1941) & King of Albania (1939 to 1943)
    $800 27
Literally "rare bird", it's used today to describe something very unusual
    $1200 23
A 1725 notebook of compositions by this Baroque master bears the name of a wife who bore him 13 children
    $1200 13
...named for the character seen here (don't forget his degree)
    $1200 8
This novel by Richard Wright tells of Bigger Thomas, the product of a Chicago slum
    $1200 5
Pitcairn Island & the Cook Islands use this country's dollar as their currency
    $1200 17
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew reports from the "magical" Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen, Denmark.) Denmark's fourth king of this name was a notable builder who contributed to the plans of Rosenborg Castle, constructed in the early 1600s as his summer home
    $1200 28
Be careful at the Roman flea market & remember this, Latin for "buyer beware"
    DD: $8,000 24
"Blessed are they that go mourning" is the opening chorus of Brahms' "German" this
    $1600 14
...by Matt Groening of "Simpsons" fame
    $1600 9
This series of tales by Ovid with a plural title begins with the creation of the world
    $1600 7
This country's 1,000-pound notes feature Hafez al-Assad & scenes depicting its oil industry
    $1600 18
This country's King Bhumbol was born in Cambridge, Mass., where his father was studying at Harvard
    $1600 29
It's the legal phrase meaning "friend of the court"
    $2000 25
Richard Chamberlain played him in "The Music Lovers", which featured his piano concerto No. 1, heard here
    $2000 15
...seen here & often called the greatest ever produced
    $2000 10
Isabel Archer is the title woman of this Henry James masterpiece
    $2000 12
In 1999 Denmark honored this author of "Out of Africa" by featuring her on the 50-kroner bill
    $2000 21
Killed in battle in 1031, this king of Norway was made a saint in 1164
    $2000 30
This phrase means "there's no accounting for taste"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Mark Aaron Ben
$17,000 $14,600 $21,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

CIVIL WAR SITES
Of the 6 Civil War-related national military parks, the northernmost & southernmost are in these 2 states

Final scores:

Mark Aaron Ben
$4,799 $26,600 $8,596
3rd place: $10,000 Finalist 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Mark Aaron Ben
$10,600 $15,600 $13,400
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
21 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $39,600

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