Show #6146 - Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 Teachers Tournament semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Elisabeth Raab, a high school English teacher from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dan Crosby, a middle school history teacher from Santa Monica, California

Larry DeMoss, a high school English teacher from Ellettsville, Indiana

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Jeopardy! Round

FLOWER POWER
WHERE'S OSCAR?
THE BOOKS OF DAVID McCULLOUGH
KINDS OF SHIPS
SOCIAL SCIENCE
AN "A" PLUS SOME LETTERS
    $200 1
These flowers are seen here in bloom at Itsukushima-jinja shrine
    $200 6
Gwyneth Paltrow keeps her 1998 Oscar for this film in storage, saying, "I don't want that thing in my house"
    $200 12
McCullough gave this 33rd U.S. president the biography treatment in 1992 & won a Pulitzer for his efforts
    $200 22
It comes between "Carnival" & "Lines"
    $200 7
This violent, large-scale public protest gives its name to the "gear" worn by policemen dealing with it
    $200 17
A pinball palace, or a covered passageway, usually with shops on one side
    $400 2
This lily blooms and dies within 24 hours and has a name that reflects its brief life
    $400 27
Jodie Foster kept hers in this room because "they looked good with the faucets"--until they began to corrode
    $400 13
History is riveting in "The Great Bridge", about the building of this American span opened in 1883
    $400 23
From the French, it's a lightly armed, speedy ship, or a Chevy sports car model
    $400 8
Mick sang, "gimme" this, a place where homeless people can get something to eat & spend the night
    $400 18
It's an IRS examination of a tax return
    $600 3
Seen here are the flowers of this plant that yields a cooking oil low in saturated fat
    $600 28
He gave his "Philadelphia Story" Oscar to his dad, who kept it in the window of the family hardware store
    $600 14
McCullough's book about this title 18th century year was released in 2005
    $600 24
In the U.S. Navy Relief & Solace were this type of medical vessel
    $600 9
An area that goes upscale, driving out low-income folks & maybe some character, is undergoing this
    $600 19
This word comes from the Greek for "star sailor"
    $800 4
The name of these herbaceous flowers is from the Latin for "wolflike"
    $800 29
He reportedly keeps his 2000 Best Actor Oscar in a chicken coop on his Australian ranch
    $800 15
"The Path Between the Seas" covers the sweeping saga of the building of this from 1870 to 1914
    DD: $3,000 25
From its prey, it's the term for a 19th century vessel loaded with spermaceti
    $800 10
In society it's denying one's identity to be accepted by another group; in sports it's done by Jay Cutler
    $800 20
Some criminals seek this type of sanctuary in a church
    $1000 5
It sounds like herds of sheep, but it's the flowering plant seen here & common on the American prairies
    $1000 30
His acting Oscar for "Ordinary People" is in his sister's fridge to surprise guests in search of beer
    $1000 16
A collection of short bios, "Brave Companions" includes an account of this "little woman who made the big war"
    $1000 26
A VLCC, meaning very large crude carrier, is this type of ship
    $1000 11
2-word term for the world as a single small community linked by mass media
    $1000 21
8-letter term for a short, humorous account of an incident

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

Larry Dan Elisabeth
$4,000 $1,800 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Dan Elisabeth
$8,600 $6,200 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

SUMMER READING?
THE SPORT OF KINGS
SPELLING BEES
(Alex: And you have to spell the correct response.)
EXPLORERS
A PLACE I'VE NEVER BEEN
THE LADIES' ROOM
    $400 19
Barbara Tuchman's history of the events that led to World War I is called these "of August"
    $400 26
In this type of wager, you win by selecting the first 3 horses in the exact order of finish in one race
    $400 1
This honeybee can lay a thousand or more eggs a day
    $400 2
In 1923 his Endeavour journal was acquired by the National Library of Australia
    $400 11
The Air Massif, rising from this desert in Niger
    $400 14
"Court" a sporty look with a diamond bracelet named for this game
    $800 20
"Summer sisters" was the third novel for adults by this woman who wrote the children's classic "Superfudge"
    $800 27
A female horse, age 4 or under; Rags to Riches became the first in 102 years to win the Belmont Stakes in 2007
    $800 4
It's the common name for the big, fuzzy members of the bombini tribe
    $800 3
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew shows a map on the monitor.) In 1728, sailing from the Kamchatka Peninsula up along the Siberian coast and through the passage here, he proved that Asia & North America were separate continents
    $800 12
Skyros Island in this sea
    $800 15
How about a spritz of this bestselling perfume, which debuted, appropriately, on May 5, 1921
    $1200 21
Spoiler alert! A character is murdered & eaten by cannibals in this drama by Tennessee Williams
    $1200 28
In 1934 this track opened in its current location in Arcadia, near Los Angeles
    $1200 5
Honeybees of this industrious caste are all female, but they never reach sexual maturity
    $1200 8
In 1858 John Speke & this explorer, not the actor, made the European discovery of Lake Tanganyika
    DD: $2,600 13
The Parana Valley in this country with the same first 4 letters
    $1200 16
Both Katy Perry & Justin Bieber have collaborated on collections for this 3-letter brand of nail polish
    $1600 22
This memoir by Ron Kovic begins, "The blood is still rolling off my flak jacket from the hole in my shoulder"
    $1600 29
Known as "America's turf authority since 1894", it began in Chicago as a 4-page newspaper
    $1600 6
This stingless honeybee drudge caste is only around in summer
    $1600 9
Though he didn't live to complete it, this Portuguese explorer's 1520s expedition proved that the earth is round
    $1600 24
Wapusk National Park, in this province one east of Saskatchewan
    $1600 17
Paint the walls of the ladies' room in this, Pantone's color of the year for 2011; it also precedes "rose" in a Fats Waller title
    $2000 23
Joe Christmas, who doesn't know if he's black or white, is at the center of this Faulkner novel
    $2000 30
In this thoroughbred's "smokin"' career, he won a then-record $9,999,815
    DD: $2,800 7
11-letter "continental," adjective that describes the honeybee hybrid
    $2000 10
Louis Jolliet became official hydrographer of this "new" North American territory
    $2000 25
This temple complex 4 miles north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
    $2000 18
This designer seen here recently introduced his women's line, saying, he's just trying to make pretty clothes

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Larry Dan Elisabeth
$16,400 $14,200 $5,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

THE TITANIC
When the RMS Titanic sank in 1912, its cargo included more than 7 million pieces of this, in some 3,400 sacks

Final scores:

Larry Dan Elisabeth
$28,401 $28,399 $3,200
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Larry Dan Elisabeth
$15,600 $14,200 $5,200
23 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
1 W
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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