Show #5686 - Monday, May 4, 2009

2009 College Championship quarterfinal game 1.

Contestants

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Mark Petterson, a senior from the University of Kansas

Laura Myers, a senior from the University of Missouri

Jennifer Duann, a senior from the Ohio State University

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Jeopardy! Round

NAME THE WORK
HEISMAN WINNERS
I WANT TO RIDE THAT!
A HORSE IS A HORSE
THE FORTUNE 500
(Alex: ...according to the just-released version of the annual rankings.)
RHYMES WITH TRACK
    $200 19
Cervantes:
"At a village of La Mancha, whose name I do not wish to remember"
    $200 2
Carson Palmer, Reggie Bush & Matt Leinart are a few of this school's recent winners
    $200 7
The Pitt Fall is a scary free fall ride at Kennywood, near this second-largest Pennsylvania city
    $200 1
The Greek hero Bellerophon was crippled when he fell off this winged steed
    $200 14
No. 242 on the list, this insurance co.'s $99.3 billion loss made it Fortune's biggest loser ever
    $200 23
A pile of pancakes
    $400 20
Verne:
"Certainly an Englishman, it was more doubtful whether Phileas Fogg was a Londoner"
    $400 3
Even though his team won the BCS Championship in 2009, this QB didn't win back-to-back Heismans
    $400 12
No tame little swing ride, the Starflyer in this Austrian city swings you as high as a 23-story building
    $400 8
A horse named Comanche survived this man's June 1876 "Last Stand"
    $400 15
Since the Fortune 500 list began in 1955, only Exxon, Wal-Mart & this now-troubled auto co. have held the top spot
    $400 24
A somewhat shapeless dress
    DD: $1,000 21
Melville:
"Captain Vere was an exceptional character"
    $600 4
Sam Bradford, the most recent winner of the Heisman, attended a university in this conference
    $600 13
Six Flags Great America unleashed a roller coaster named for this bat-tastic 2008 blockbuster
    $600 9
The Lone Ranger rode Silver & this companion of his rode a horse named Scout
    $600 16
Fortune's "Most Likely to Succeed" was this Internet search site at No. 119 with 35 different "buy" ratings
    $600 25
A knave who's a real card
    $800 22
Jack London:
"'The Ghost' was rolling slightly on a calm sea without a breath of wind"
    $800 5
In 2006 Troy Smith joined Eddie George & back-to-back winner Archie Griffin as winners from this school
    $800 28
I may not know "Who Framed" this movie bunny, but I can ride his Car Toon Spin at Disneyland
    $800 10
In "The Lord of the Rings", Gandalf rides this horse that only he could tame
    $800 17
With 14,000 videos, the most watched Fortune 500 CEO on YouTube was this bespectacled chairman of the No. 35 company
    $800 26
The cry of a canvasback
    $1000 30
O. Henry:
"Tomorrow would be Christmas Day, and she had only $1.87 with which to buy Jim a present"
    $1000 6
An award given for the best running back in college football is named for this 1948 Heisman winner from SMU
    $1000 29
Atlantis on this "heavenly" island in the Bahamas has a Lazy River Ride & a Mayan Temple Water Slide
    $1000 11
Alexander the Great conquered much of the known world riding this stallion
    $1000 18
At No. 9, this printer-heavy co. from Palo Alto had the biggest payroll bump after acquiring 149,000 EDS workers
    $1000 27
It's a titan in the trucking industry

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

Jennifer Laura Mark
-$400 $3,000 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Laura Mark
-$200 $6,400 $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

WE SHALL REMAIN: GERONIMO
(Alex: That's the episode in the Native American series, which will air tonight on PBS. We highly reommend it.)
TAYLOR, SWIFT
PLANT LIFE
ART
TIME TO CONVERT
"V" IS FOR
    $400 26
Geronimo married the daughter of Cochise, a great one of these, but was never one himself as he was thought too impulsive
    $400 5
Taylor Lautner played Jacob Black in this 2008 vampire flick
    $400 1
Carl Sandburg wrote, "I am" this most abundant type of flora; "I cover all"
    $400 10
In the 1300s Italy gave birth to this art movement that would eventually sweep across Europe
    $400 15
It's the simplest fractional form of .75
    $400 21
...this word on a sign meaning there's still room at the inn
    $800 27
Wyatt Earp was part of this sheriff-organized group sent out after Geronimo; it never caught sight of him
    $800 6
"Gossip Girl" Taylor Momsen was Cindy Lou Who in this holiday film
    $800 2
If someone insists your spruce is really a fir, show him that these pointy items are square, not flat
    $800 11
Seen in the painting here, this Dutch artist loved the color yellow
    $800 16
MMIX in Roman numerals gives us this year
    $800 22
...this third-largest city of Spain, famous for its oranges
    $1200 28
Late in life, Geronimo got co-opted by the white power structure, even riding in this president's 1905 inaugural parade
    $1200 7
Taylor Kitsch is Gambit in this 2009 X-Men flick
    $1200 3
Club, reindeer & Spanish are called this but botanically are not true this
    DD: $4,000 12
This artist used trowels, sticks & even basters to create some of his drip paintings, like "Cathedral"
    $1200 17
.001 grams is equal to one of these
    $1200 23
...this pasta, thinner than spaghetti, whose name is Italian for "little worms"
    $1600 29
Geronimo was born in the 1820s to the Bedonkohe, the smallest band among the Chiricahua branch of this tribe
    $1600 8
This season 5 winner of "American Idol" is from Alabama
    $1600 4
It's the large floating leaf of a water lily
    $1600 13
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a landscape on the monitor.) To show distance, the artist creates a place on the horizon where two parallel lines seem to converge, referred to by this 2-word term
    $1600 18
Multiply your liters by 1.0567 to get your amount of these units
    $1600 24
...this, like Paricutin in Mexico
    $2000 30
Geronimo was inspired by the Dreamer, one of these visionary healers or shamans, who was killed in 1881
    $2000 9
In a 2008 film he played Drillbit Taylor
    $2000 19
The spiny shrub ocotillo takes these as its habitat & is common in the Sonoran & Chihuahuan ones
    $2000 14
In 1865 he shocked Paris with "Olympia", his painting of a reclining nude
    DD: $2,200 20
You do the math: -40 degrees on the Fahrenheit temperature scale equals this on the Celsius scale
    $2000 25
...this everyday form of Latin spoken by the Romans; sounds crude but it wasn't

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jennifer Laura Mark
$7,400 $19,600 $8,600
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

THE 50 STATES
An 1881 resolution established that this state's name was to be spelled one way but pronounced another

Final scores:

Jennifer Laura Mark
$400 $21,600 $16,200
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jennifer Laura Mark
$7,400 $17,800 $10,800
12 R,
3 W
25 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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