Show #6239 - Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 2.

Contestants

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Kara Spak, a newspaper reporter from Chicago, Illinois

Brian Meacham, a film preservationist originally from Anchorage, Alaska

Roger Craig, a computer scientist from Newark, Delaware

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Jeopardy! Round

I HAVE A PREPOSITION FOR YOU
2011 MOVIES
GOING TO PIECES
GROUP COUNTDOWN
THE LAST BATTLE
(Alex: You identify the war in which it occurred.)
THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    $200 14
This word meaning "for each" precedes annum or diem
    $200 16
In "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" the name of the fictional drug ALZ112 indicates it's a possible treatment for this
    $200 26
This type of "piece" sounds like a smoking pipe, but it's an article written to flatter or glorify the subject
    $200 21
In this sporting quintet, the center is considered No. 5 when diagramming plays
    $200 8
The Siege of Yorktown
    $200 1
In his acceptance speech, Pres. Obama quoted this 1964 American recipient saying, "violence never brings permanent peace"
    $400 17
5-letter word meaning less by the subtraction of; don't overthink it
    $400 15
Emma Stone starred as aspiring writer Skeeter Phelan in this '60s-set drama based on a novel
    $400 27
Every Christmas, the Indiana post office in the town named for him postmarks a half a million pieces of mail
    $400 22
A foursome is required to play this game where you try to win the rubber
    $400 9
The Battle of New Orleans
    $400 2
(Sarah of the Clue Crew presents from the Nobel Peace Prize Center in Oslo, Norway.) Henry Dunant, who founded this international organization that works to relieve suffering, won a share of the first Peace Prize in 1901; since then, the organization itself has won an unprecedented three prizes
    $600 18
It's the "A" in the advocacy group known as MADD
    $600 7
He was busy in 2011, with parts in "Paul", "Horrible Bosses" & "The Change-Up"
    $600 28
The U.S. hasn't minted these, between a penny & a nickel, since 1872
    $600 23
If Andy yearns for Brenda & Brenda cares about Charlene who pines for Andy, the 3 of them form one of these
    $600 11
The Battle of the Meuse-Argonne
    $600 3
1997's prize went in part to an international group trying to clear these from the world
    $800 19
Neil Gaiman wrote, "Now slip, now slide, now move unseen, above, beneath, betwixt," this
    $800 6
Known for his work as a Shakespearean actor, he directed "Thor"
    $800 29
5-letter archaeological term for a broken scrap of earthenware
    $800 24
In interrogation, one officer who acts threatening & another who comes on nicer to win the suspect's trust
    DD: $1,000 12
The Battle of Chapultepec
    $800 4
This U.N. agency, created in 1946 to aid children in Europe, won the 1965 Peace Prize
    $1000 20
It means against, & is also a prefix found before -diction
    $1000 10
Kate Bosworth & James Marsden star in the 2011 remake of this Sam Peckinpah film
    $1000 30
From the Latin for "of the night", these pensive musical pieces were popularized by Chopin & Bartok
    $1000 25
It can mean "one" or a military entity like the army's Third Armored Division
    $1000 13
The Battle of Bosworth
    $1000 5
This 1990 winner said it was "a recognition of what we call perestroika and innovative political thinking"

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

Roger Brian Kara
$4,800 $2,200 $2,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Roger Brian Kara
$7,600 $3,200 $4,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
CARBON CREDITS
THEIR 4th TOP 40 HIT OF THE '60s
19th CENTURY PRESIDENTS
IT CAME FROM THE NEW WORLD
TRANSLATION EXERCISES
    $400 8
In an essay Woolf wrote, "A woman must have money and a" this "of her own... to write fiction"
    $400 24
This gas, CO, prevents hemoglobin from supplying oxygen to the body
    $400 1
1964:
"Please Please Me"
    $400 12
James K. Polk is the only president to have previously held this position in the House of Representatives
    $400 29
In 1604 King James I called this plant a "perpetual stinking torment" & "dangerous to the lungs"; he was right
    $400 7
Yiddish to French:
The polite "a sheynem dank"
    $800 9
Virginia's father Sir Leslie Stephen was earlier married to a daughter of this "Vanity Fair" author
    $800 25
This 2-word study of living things is primarily devoted to carbon compounds
    $800 5
1965:
"My Girl"
    $800 14
This U.S. president was named for his great-grandfather, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
    $800 30
Christopher Columbus sampled this grain in Cuba, declaring it "most tasty boiled, roasted or ground into flour"
    $800 20
Turkish to Spanish:
Relatively speaking, "anne" & "baba"
    DD: $6,000 10
This 1928 title character begins as a man & ends, almost 400 years later, as a young woman (but not in Florida)
    $1200 26
AKA black lead, this form of carbon has a greasy feel & is used in making lubricants
    $1200 4
1963:
"Walk Like A Man"
    $1200 15
The time of his administration was known as "the Era of Good Feelings"
    $1200 6
This fruit from the family Bromeliaceae is native to Brazil & Paraguay; it didn't reach Hawaii until the early 1500s
    $1200 21
Portuguese to Russian:
The positive "sim"
    $1600 11
In 1904 Virginia & her siblings moved to this London district, where they would host "group" gatherings
    $1600 27
This carbon isotope, 2 down from radiocarbon, is the standard for the relative atomic mass of other elements
    $1600 3
1967:
"Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon"
    $1600 16
Pre-Civil War president considered by some to have been the handsomest
    $1600 18
When this member of the nightshade family reached Italy, it was known as pomi d'oro, or gold apple
    $1600 22
Polish to Latin:
"Bog", a divine word
    $2000 13
Michael Cunningham's "The Hours" was inspired by this novel that Woolf originally called "The Hours"
    $2000 28
The atoms in a diamond are arranged in this "4-faced" pyramid-shaped pattern, giving it a rigid structure
    $2000 2
1963:
"You've Really Got A Hold On Me"
    $2000 17
On Nov. 2, 1880 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Ohio, a senator-elect & president-elect
    DD: $5,000 19
Also known as butter beans, they were, prior to being exported to Europe, a diet staple of the Inca
    $2000 23
Swahili to German:
The magic word "tafadhali"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Roger Brian Kara
$39,800 $8,800 $6,000
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

COUNTRIES' HIGHEST PEAKS
These 2 nations, one an island, have highest peaks with the same name; they also share a common European culture

Final scores:

Roger Brian Kara
$19,600 $0 $6,012
Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Roger Brian Kara
$32,000 $8,600 $6,000
36 R
(including 2 DDs),
3 W
12 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $46,600

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