Show #6094 - Thursday, February 24, 2011

2011 Teen Tournament semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Raya Elias-Pushett, a junior from Aventura, Florida

Idrees Kahloon, a junior from Lexington, Kentucky

Brandon Welch, a senior from Grayson, Georgia

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Jeopardy! Round

ORIGINAL TITLES
21st CENTURY HITMAKERS
U.S. HISTORY
COMPUTER GAMES
WEDDINGS
R U "SHR"?
    $200 6
Victor Hugo,
1831:
"Notre-Dame de Paris"
    $200 8
"Teenage Dream"
    $200 1
When this federal standard went into effect in 1938, it was 25 cents per hour; today, it's $7.25
    $200 21
In 2010 this latest "Call of Duty" title sold 5.6 million copies in 24 hours
    $200 22
It's customary to remove the top layer of this & keep it in the freezer until the first anniversary
    $200 16
Slang for a psychotherapist
    $400 7
Lewis Carroll,
1865:
"Alice's Adventures Underground"
    $400 12
"Billionaire"
(with Travie McCoy)
    $400 2
A devastating earthquake & fire in this city in 1906 caused 3,000 deaths & $400 million in damages
    $400 23
"Reach" for the latest version of this Bungie game & defend Earth's last line of defense against The Covenant
    $400 27
Somewhat wilder today, it began in ancient Sparta as a simple dinner for the groom & his friends before the wedding
    $400 17
A women's short jacket or sweater that's open down the front, or a raising of the shoulders
    $600 9
Jonathan Swift,
1726:
"Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World"
    $600 13
"The Climb"
    $600 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) Returning from their 1804 through 1805 expedition, these two men split up: one sought a shortcut from the mountains to the Missouri; the other explored the Yellowstone River
    $600 24
In this game's sequel, we return to the underwater city of Rapture & take a submerged walk in Big Daddy's diving suit
    $600 28
Nellie Custis, Washington's step-granddaughter, was the first bride to wear a lace one of these to cover her face
    DD: $1,800 18
In 1936 Adolf Ehinger improved upon this office device, fashioning it after a pasta-making machine
    $800 10
Robert Louis Stevenson,
1883:
"The Sea Cook"
    $800 14
"Meet Me Halfway"
    $800 4
In 1800 these 2 men tied for electoral votes & the House had to decide the outcome
    $800 25
Time to play this alliterative game series that's set in Eorzea as it moves to its 14th incarnation
    $800 29
Among this person's traditional duties are to pay the officiant & sign the marriage license as a witness
    $800 19
To wrap a corpse in a burial cloth, or the burial cloth itself
    $1000 11
William Faulkner,
1929:
"Twilight" (the title ended up 5 words instead of 1)
    $1000 15
"Sugar"
(featuring Wynter)
&
"Right Round"
    $1000 5
In October 1973 he resigned as vice president & pleaded no contest to one count of income tax evasion
    $1000 26
The latest "Fallout" game takes place in this city after your character is left to die in a Mojave grave
    $1000 30
That adorable 6-year-old niece is perfect for this job of scattering petals in the aisle
    $1000 20
About the size of a thumbnail, the North American pygmy type of this may be the smallest mammal

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

Brandon Idrees Raya
$2,800 $800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Idrees Raya
$6,200 $1,400 $6,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

RIVERS
PERIOD MOVIES
HODGEPODGE
IT'S ALL A MYTH
ANGLAIS-ING THE FRENCH WORD
DESIGN SQUAD NATION
(Alex: And finally, in honor of National Engineers Week, [*]. That's PBS's show which features teen engineers, interestingly enough.)
    $400 17
It empties into the English Channel at Le Havre
    $400 6
On the "Gladiator" poster, Russell Crowe holds a sword; on the "Robin Hood" poster, he holds this weapon
    $400 26
In 2009 Facebook overtook this rival to become the biggest social networking website
    $400 1
Atlas got a brief respite from holding up the heavens when he helped out this hero with one of his labors
    $400 8
Which came first, the "poulet" or the "oeuf"? (these 2 items)
    $400 7
Slamming down on the back of the board overcomes this universal force; you use your front foot to get greater lift
    DD: $10,000 18
The traditional source of this river is marked by a stone in a field 356 feet above sea level & 3 miles SW of Cirencester
    $800 12
Keira Knightley, as "The Duchess", does not have exactly a warm & loving marriage with Ralph Fiennes, as him
    $800 27
Jack Russell is a breed of this dog
    $800 2
Pan, the god of woods & fields, flocks & shepherds, was part man, part this animal
    $800 11
The opposite of amour is haine, this
    $800 9
The squad earned "wings" by making a human-powered flier for this "colorful" energy drink's annual event
    $1200 19
This river that rises in the Rocky Mountains flows through the Grand Canyon
    $1200 13
"Grease" came out in 1978; that's already prehistoric to you, but it's set even longer ago, in this decade
    $1200 28
Gotlandska, spoken on the island of Gotland, is a dialect of this language
    $1200 3
In Egyptian myth this 2-letter sun god is the ancestor of the pharaohs
    $1200 23
In geography le detroit d'Hormuz is the this of Hormuz
    $1200 10
The squad turns to scavenging & finds plastic tubing, ideal for one of these urban gardening structures
    $1600 20
Guarani words meaning "place to paddle" give us the name of this river that flows 1,700 miles, mostly in Venezuela
    $1600 14
This comedy about long ago stars Jack Black, Michael Cera & Oliver Platt as the high priest of Sodom
    $1600 29
For the little ones, this shoe company makes All Star Dr. Seuss sneakers
    DD: $7,400 4
It's the answer to the Sphinx' riddle: "What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 legs at noon & 3 in the evening?"
    $1600 24
I had a sandwich at dejeuner, this meal
    $1600 16
Lights on a very special cake use xenon gas; when the xenon carries current it glows blue as this fourth state of matter
    $2000 21
This river that includes Victoria Falls on its course has a name meaning "great river" in a Bantu language
    $2000 15
"Me and" this "Citizen Kane" director shows the great man when he was still directing plays
    $2000 30
It's the number of feet in a fathom
    $2000 5
In Norse myth mortals lived in Midgard & gods like Odin & Frigg lived in this realm
    $2000 25
When grandma says, "fais-moi une bise", she means "give me a" this
    $2000 22
To make a musical bike, the squad created an organ; a crankshaft activates these devices that take in air & blow it out

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Brandon Idrees Raya
$21,200 $6,600 $25,600

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE 7 WONDERS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
The smallest Ancient Wonder, it was the only one ever moved, having been transported to Constantinople around 391 A.D.

Final scores:

Brandon Idrees Raya
$0 $0 $5,660
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Brandon Idrees Raya
$15,400 $6,600 $15,200
24 R
(including 1 DD),
8 W
16 R,
6 W
17 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $37,200

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