Show #5808 - Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dave Belote game 6.

Contestants

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Sarah Weinschenk, a middle school Latin teacher from San Luis Obispo, California

Jove Graham, a biomedical engineer from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Dave Belote, the base commander from Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas (whose 5-day cash winnings total $134,801)

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Jeopardy! Round

THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
ANIMAL SONGS
CELEBRATED ON HIS BIRTHDAY
GOOD AS GOLD
MISSOURI
THE "SHOW" ME STATE
    $200 1
This general eventually won the Civil War, toppling the elected Spanish government
    $200 6
Elvis Presley:
"You ain't never caught a rabbit"
    $200 19
Cat in the Hat Day,
March 2
    $200 11
Term for the strings of tubular shell beads used by Native Americans in lieu of money
    $200 24
Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! It's Missouri's U.S. postal abbreviation
    $200 14
A Vegas chorus line dancer
    $400 2
These 2 Axis powers backed & supplied the rebel Fascist revolt
    $400 7
The Beatles:
"Goo goo g'joob"
    $400 20
Take a Walk on the Moon Day,
August 5
    $400 12
Dating to the 600s B.C., the first Western coins were made of electrum, an alloy of gold & 20 percent this stuff
    $400 25
Check it out! His presidential library is in Independence, Missouri
    $400 15
A river steamer equipped with a theater & an acting troupe
    $600 3
Supporters of the government were known as Loyalists or as these, also an American political party
    $600 8
Elton John:
"Me and Suzie had so much fun, holding hands and skimming stones"
    DD: $1,600 21
Thesaurus Day,
January 18
    $600 13
The earliest coins of ancient Britain were made of speculum, this alloy containing 20 percent tin
    $600 26
Here's the scoop: popularized at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, it's Missouri's state dessert
    $600 16
A minor attraction that is part of a larger one, like at a circus or carnival
    $800 4
The Civil War ended in March 1939 when Fascist forces finally succeeded in taking this city
    $800 9
Harry Chapin:
"Little Boy Blue and the Man in the Moon. When ya comin' home, dad?"
    $800 22
Gravity Day,
December 25
    $800 29
"Pecuniary" comes from this language's pecu, meaning "herd", as livestock were long used as a means of exchange
    $800 27
The seat of Greene County, Springfield, Missouri is found in the foothills of these mountains
    $800 17
"Level" term for a series of entertainments presented at a nightclub
    $1000 5
Many areas were indiscriminately bombed & destroyed, like this town seen in a famous 1937 painting
    $1000 10
The Tokens:
"Wimoweh, wimoweh , wimoweh, wimoweh, in the jungle, the mighty jungle"
    $1000 23
National Handwriting Day,
January 23
    $1000 30
Large stone disks were once used as money on the Yap Islands, part of the Federated States of this "tiny" country
    $1000 28
This "saintly" Missouri city was the eastern terminus of the Pony Express
    $1000 18
Bring grandma's old piece of junk to this highest-rated PBS TV show & find out if it's really worth $1 million

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

Dave Jove Sarah
$2,200 $3,400 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Jove Sarah
$3,800 $6,600 $200

Double Jeopardy! Round

HULL OF FAME
THE FUNNYMAN WHO PLAYED...
MUSEUMS
ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES
ROMAN NUMERAL MATH
(Alex: And you have to give your responses in Roman numerals. Frightening, I know.)
GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE
(Alex: Getting up close with some of the most extraordinary and friendly creatures on Earth.)
    $400 11
It was during this war against the British that naval captain James Lawrence said, "Don't give up the ship"
    $400 17
God in "Oh, God!"
    $400 2
This NYC borough's museum created such a "sensation" that mayor Giuliani tried to cut off its funding
    $400 1
In song it's "a drink with jam and bread"
    $400 15
III cubed
    $400 26
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) Many giant tortoise subspecies in the Galapagos are named for the islands on which they are found, like these beauties here on this fertile island whose name is Spanish for "holy cross"
    $800 12
More than 1,000 feet long, the USS John F, Kennedy is one of these large ships
    $800 18
African prince Akeem in "Coming to America"
    $800 7
State where you'll find the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture & the International UFO Museum & research center
    $800 3
To a TV actor it's this type of card with the dialogue written on it
    $800 22
The square root of LXIV
    $800 27
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) The largest animal in the island lives in a harem--1 bull, about 30 cows & their babies; now, often mistaken for seals, they have external ears, which means they are these creatures
    $1200 13
In 1983 the ship called the Rainbow this tried to get evidence of the Soviets making illegal use of whale meat
    $1200 19
George Banks, the "Father of the Bride" in the 1991 remake
    $1200 8
Famed architect Philip Johnson called this man's Bilbao museum "the greatest building of our time"
    $1200 4
A yes vote
    $1200 23
VI squared
    $1200 28
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) One of three varieties found in the Galapagos, the blue-footed type of this bird really stands out against the drab rocks
    $1600 14
An ancient province that included Portugal shares its name with this ship torpedoed in 1915
    $1600 20
Popeye in the 1980 film
    $1600 9
When you visit the Chinese city Hohhot, see cultural relics at the museum devoted to Inner this region
    DD: $5,000 5
Now prized for cabinetwork, this tree's wood was used by British archers in the Middle Ages for longbows
    $1600 24
LII plus XV
    DD: $4,000 29
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) Contending with cold water & hot land, the Galapagos penguin is the only species to occur north of this line, the midpoint of the Tropics
    $2000 16
Made famous in a 1975 John Denver song & in documentaries, it was originally a Minesweeper built for the Royal Navy
    $2000 21
Chester Lee, a girl's soccer coach in "Ladybugs"
    $2000 10
The national Underground Railroad freedom center & the Great Lakes science center are in this state
    $2000 6
It follows Tappan in a New York State place name
    $2000 25
XL times V
    $2000 30
(Alex reports from the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.) The keel of the breastbone, where strong wing muscles would attach, is reduced on the flightless one of these; with no predators, in an isolated environment, it has become earthbound

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Dave Jove Sarah
$17,200 $17,800 $4,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC AMERICANS
His collection of books suffered disastrous fires at the home called Shadwell in 1770 & at the Library of Congress in 1851

Final scores:

Dave Jove Sarah
$25,999 $34,401 $200
2nd place: $2,000 New champion: $34,401 3rd place: $1,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Dave Jove Sarah
$12,800 $15,400 $4,200
19 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
22 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $32,400

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