Show #5852 - Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2010-A College Championship semifinal game 2.

Contestants

[<< previous game]

Surya Sabhapathy, a senior from the University of Michigan

Ashley Walker, a senior from Dartmouth College

Leah Anthony Libresco, a junior from Yale University

[next game >>]

Jeopardy! Round

AMERICAN LITERATURE
COLLEGIATE MOVIE TITLES
21st CENTURY WOMEN
OLD NAVY
DO IT YOURSELF
THE 3 "R"s
(Alex: There will be 3 "R"s in each correct response.)
    $200 6
This 1961 Joseph Heller novel was set on the island of Pianosa during WWII
    $200 11
Demi Moore was Esmeralda's voice in this epic from Disney
    $200 14
This talk show host made her film debut in "The Color Purple" & when it hit Broadway in 2005, she was one of the producers
    $200 25
The oldest commissioned warship afloat, this "Old Ironsides" set sail again in 1997 for her 200th birthday
    $200 1
In 1947, Frank Ulrich pumped up L.A. drivers with the first successful self-serve this
    $200 20
The character in a novel who tells the story
    $400 7
Old Stony Phiz in "The Great Stone Face" by this author of "Twice-Told Tales" is said to be based on Daniel Webster
    $400 12
Coach K knows all about this 2005 Johnny Knoxville film, based on a TV series
    $400 15
In 2008 Ann Dunwoody was promoted to this numerical rank in the Army, the highest ever for a woman
    $400 26
Partly designed by Peter the Great, this country's first battleship, the Poltava, was launched in 1712
    $400 2
Especially to dads facing complex toys, it's been said the 3 most frightening words are "some" this "required"
    $400 24
When a Rastafarian weds a Zoroasterian, it's considered this
    $600 8
A 1936 operetta, "The Headless Horseman", was based on this 1820 short story
    $600 13
We found Matthew Fox; he was in this 2006 movie with Matthew McConnaughey
    $600 16
Her website is speaker.gov
    $600 27
Gustavus Vasa established this country's navy in 1522
    $600 3
Intuit Inc. makes Quicken & this speedy product that puts you mano a mano with the IRS
    $600 21
A line of preppy clothing endorsed by a Cambridge Mass. university is named for this, the campus' central area
    $800 9
In a 1947 novelette by John Steinbeck, a diver named Kino finds the valuable title object to pay his child's doctor bill
    $800 28
The title of this Homeric film is also a Sun Belt Conference school located in Alabama
    $800 17
In 2006 she left the "Today" show to anchor the CBS evening news
    $800 4
The Warped Tour showcases music's punk/DIY movement--actually, do it with the help of this shoe company
    $800 22
Also valuable in archery, it's someone who avoids vices
    $1000 10
This 1929 Thomas Wolfe novel is subtitled "A Story of the Buried Life"
    $1000 19
This 1984 Spielberg sequel had nothing to do with a Philadelphia university
    $1000 18
She retired from a managerial job at Microsoft after marrying the boss & today she co-chairs their foundation
    $1000 5
This prefix meaning "self" precedes "didact" in a word for a self-taught person
    $1000 23
A battery produces this one-way flow of electric charge

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

Leah Ashley Surya
$200 -$200 $4,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leah Ashley Surya
$1,800 $1,000 $5,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

ALEX TREBEK, CLASS OF '61
THE NON-BEATLES ROCK BAND
AFRICAN AMERICANS
THE NEW YORK TIMES ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT
SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
"BOR"-ING!
    $400 1
The supergroup Them Crooked Vultures has Alain Johannes, Josh Homme, John Paul Jones & this Foo Fighters frontman
    $400 5
The first African American to play modern Major League Baseball, he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947
    $400 20
The topics pages of nytimes.com say Texas leads the U.S. in producing power from this, especially out on the high plains
    $400 14
This country's Christchurch is the world's southernmost city with more than 250,000 people
    $400 4
The Sultanate of Brunei is on the northern coast of this island
    $800 2
Formed in 2008, Chickenfoot had Chad Smith of the Peppers, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony & this ex-Van Halen singer
    DD: $1,200 6
A biography of this former Cabinet secretary is subtitled "Soldier and Statesman"
    $800 25
The times said "Bla, bla, bla, act now!" was a protest slogan at the 2009 climate change talks in this city
    $800 15
This desert covers much of western Botswana
    $800 10
Carrying on while postponing the inevitable is "living on" this 2-word phrase
    DD: $2,000 26
In October my U.S. pals dusted off their draft cards as U.S. & Soviet tanks faced off against each other in this capital
    $1200 3
"Be Somebody" & "Sex On Fire" are songs off 2008's "Only By the Night" from this band
    $1200 7
Her website calls her a Renaissance woman, poet, historian, author, actress & playwright
    $1200 21
In a 2009 editorial the Times called it disgraceful that this agency has never set limits on arsenic in water
    $1200 16
This resort island just 2 miles east of Java is predominantly Hindi while the rest of Indonesia is Muslim
    $1200 12
Any of the 5 administrative divisions of New York City
    $1600 19
Bassist Stefan Lessard & drummer Carter Beauford are the rhythm section of this "Under the Table and Dreaming" band
    $1600 8
Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, was mayor of this Ohio metropolis from 1967 to 1971
    $1600 23
To the Times, XOM's plan to buy XTO Energy for $31 bil. shows it expects rising demand for this fuel that's cleaner than coal
    $1600 17
The Gran Chaco, an arid subtropical region, covers parts of Uruguay & Bolivia & the northern part of this country
    $1600 11
It's the type of pooch pictured here
    $2000 24
When he's not busy being a movie star, Jared Leto fronts this platinum-selling band that is both "Timely" & "Planetary"
    $2000 9
He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1987 for his play "Fences" & another for "The Piano Lesson" in 1990
    $2000 22
The Times obit on Harold Bell said he drew the original sketches of this "Give a hoot, don't pollute" bird
    $2000 18
After gold was discovered in 1890 in the Coolgardie-Kalgoorlie mines, this capital of Western Australia grew rapidly
    $2000 13
The son of Danish immigrants, he's best known for his colossal sculptures on Mount Rushmore

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leah Ashley Surya
$4,600 -$200 $9,400
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ASTRONOMY
With a mass of 4.31 millions Suns, Sagittarius A* is thought to be a supermassive one of these in the Milky Way's center

Final scores:

Leah Ashley Surya
$9,200 -$200 $9,500
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leah Ashley Surya
$6,600 -$600 $9,400
11 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
15 R,
4 W

Combined Coryat: $15,400

[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.