Show #4781 - Monday, May 23, 2005

2005 Ultimate Tournament of Champions Round 5, game 1.

Contestants

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Ken Jennings, a software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah

Brad Rutter, a TV quiz show host from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Jerome Vered, a writer from Los Angeles, California

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Jeopardy! Round

THE SMART SET
EGGHEADS
SHEER GENIUS!
SHREW-ED
HIGH INTELLIGENCE
"BRIL"-LIANT!
    $200 1
As co-editor of the influential magazine The Smart Set, this Baltimorean attacked the "booboisie"
    $200 11
As "The Absent-Minded Professor", Fred MacMurray reached new heights after discovering this magical substance
    $200 26
Among his 355 patents is an 1887 one for ballistite, or smokeless powder
    $200 21
Continent where you'd find the shrews Crocidura nigeriae & Crocidura tansaniana
    $200 16
In 2004 he replaced George Tenet as the permanent head of the CIA
    $200 6
A rapid chaotic beating of the heart muscles in a nonsynchronous way
    $400 2
His first U.S. publication, in the May 1915 Smart Set, was 2 stories about Dubliners
    $400 12
Since 1963 this British title character has traveled through time & space in a device called the TARDIS
    $400 27
In 1884 Ottmar Mergenthaler invented this machine that eliminated setting type by hand
    $400 22
Canadian province where you'll most likely spot Trowbridge's shrew, which enjoys Douglas fir seeds
    $400 17
The name of this intelligence service established in 1951 is from the Hebrew for "institution"
    $400 7
1964
building
blocks
for a
wacky
Warhol
work
    $600 3
In 1919 The Smart Set ran his first paid story, "Babes in the Woods"; in 1922, the classic "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz"
    $600 13
In the '60s he played Egghead, a super-smart villain on TV's "Batman"
    $600 28
The difference engine, a computing device he designed in the 1820s, was built in 1991 from his plans & it worked!
    $600 23
The Southeastern shrew inhabits the marshy U.S. region that got this uninviting name from Col. William Byrd
    $600 18
John Thurloe was this English leader's intelligence chief in the 1650s, gathering info on royalist plots
    $600 8
A crude cart used to carry the condemned to the guillotine during the French Revolution
    DD: $1,000 4
This ex-sailor published 3 early sea plays in the magazine, including "The Long Voyage Home"
    $800 14
The head of the house on this sitcom was alien egghead/physics professor Dick Solomon
    $800 29
In 1837 Brits Cooke & Wheatstone designed an electric one; later that year, an American painter perfected it
    $800 24
The Mt. Malindang shrew & the Palawan tree shrew are native to this country
    $800 19
During World War II Gen. Bill Donovan ran this forerunner of the CIA
    $800 9
Miles Franklin was only a teenager when she penned this bestseller about growing up in Australia's outback
    $1000 5
His 1st published story, "The Parthian Shot", ran in The Smart Set in 1922, before he began doing his spadework
    $1000 15
In this screwball comedy, stuffy paleontologist Cary Grant had a few bones to pick with Katharine Hepburn
    $1000 30
Named for its American inventor, this electrostatic generator is used to accelerate particles
    $1000 25
It would be "serendip"itous to see a Kelaart's long-clawed shrew, as it lives only on this island
    $1000 20
Sanskrit for "learned man", this term was used for natives recruited into intelligence gathering in British India
    $1000 10
12-letter word for an oily men's hair cream to keep hair in place & make it look glossy

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

Jerome Brad Ken
$1,600 $600 $4,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Brad Ken
$3,200 $2,200 $8,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

LET'S GET BIBLICAL
TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
STATE THE CHEMICAL ELEMENT
(Alex: We will name a state for you. The abbreviation for that state is also the symbol for a chemical element. You have to give us that element.)
MY CATEGORY WITH ANDRE
IT CHANGED THE WORLD
BEFORE, DURING & AFTER
(Alex: ...with three items in the response, not just two.)
    $400 21
We're not lyin', most of the Book of Daniel takes place in this ancient kingdom
    $400 16
Jean Renoir's film "The River" was shot on location in India along the banks of this river
    $400 1
Colorado
    $400 11
Known as "The Hawk", this Chicago Cub was the 1987 National League MVP
    $400 30
His empire collapsed after he died of a fever in 323 B.C.; guess he forgot to feed a cold
    $400 6
On the body of water near Duluth, a place of justice employs this person for amusement
    $800 22
On Purim it's a tradition to read from this Bible book with a woman's name
    $800 17
The name of this Pennsylvania river is from the Dutch for "hidden channel"
    $800 2
California
    DD: $2,000 12
This French Minister of War lent his name to an ineffective fortification on the border with Germany
    $800 29
In the Americas the 1521 conquest of this people was aided by their lack of resistance to measles & smallpox
    $800 7
'60s dance craze in which you shout, "The sky is falling--at least Polaris' star group is!"
    $1200 23
Abigail got this king to spare her husband Nabal's life; about 10 days later Nabal died & she wed the king
    $1200 18
Rising in the Cottian Alps, it's the longest river in Italy
    $1200 3
Georgia
    $1200 13
We hope to guide you to the name of this man who developed detachable tires with his brother Edouard
    $1200 26
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew stands before a portrait of George Marshall in the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.) George Marshall became Chief of Staff of a 200,000 man army on this date, when WWII began; by war's end, the number was 8 million
    $1200 8
This place of pirates & lost boys adds Alaska's nickname & is home to the leader of Jazz' Solar Arkestra
    $1600 24
Jacob was shocked when he lifted the veil on his first bride & found her to be this woman
    $1600 19
These two rivers both start with "Dn" & flow into the Black Sea within 100 miles of Odessa
    $1600 4
South Carolina
    $1600 14
Later French Minister of Culture, in 1923 he was arrested for removing some artifacts from a Cambodian temple
    $1600 27
The Bolsheviks took over Russia in the fall of 1917, removing this moderate socialist who had become P.M. in July
    $1600 9
The Oscar-winning actor who freed the slaves & then became a muckraking journalist
    $2000 25
God asked him, "Should not I spare Nineveh... wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons"
    $2000 20
When visiting Argentina, visit the Cataratas, or falls of, this river, which include the Tres Mosqueteros
    $2000 5
Maryland
    $2000 15
He's the avant-garde theater director who puts it all out on the table in the film "My Dinner with Andre"
    DD: $1,600 28
The papers that revolutionized modern physics were published in 1905 by a clerk of this city's patent office
    $2000 10
His efforts have included singing "I Want Your Sex", playing "The American President" & occupying Japan

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jerome Brad Ken
$12,400 $14,200 $13,000

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Final Jeopardy! Round

IMAGES OF AMERICA
Citing John Winthrop, who said, "The eyes of all people are on us", Ronald Reagan liked to compare the U.S. to this

Final scores:

Jerome Brad Ken
$16,400 $18,400 $16,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jerome Brad Ken
$12,400 $14,600 $12,800
12 R,
0 W
18 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
23 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $39,800

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