Show #6310 - Friday, February 10, 2012

2012 College Championship semifinal game 3.

Contestants

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Connie Shi, a junior at the University of Michigan from Okemos, Michigan

Zack Terrill, a senior at Vanderbilt University from Winter Springs, Florida

Matt Olson, a sophomore at Stanford University from Berkeley, California

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Jeopardy! Round

HISTORIC TRANSPORTS
POTPOURRI
PRE-COLUMBIAN AMERICANS
SUPERHERO MOVIES
SHH! LIBRARIANS
"K" IS FOR...
    $200 26
A modified 707 used by the President in the 1960s was the first plane to be popularly known by this name
    $200 3
Spend a night in the hotel destroyed every April named for this type of dwelling
    $200 1
A flint spear point from an ancient Mexican civilization was found lodged between 2 ribs of one of these "woolly" animals
    $200 4
Robert Downey Jr. taps Stan Lee on the arm & says, "You look great, Hef" in this movie, first in the series
    $200 21
This future FBI guy learned all about cards & files while working at the Library of Congress in the 1910s
    $200 5
This holiday whose name is from a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits"
    $400 27
In 1957 this satellite, No. 2, carried a dog named Laika into space
    $400 17
He was 11 days shy of 90 when he announced his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010
    $400 2
2 major deities of the Zapotecs of Mexico: Coquihani, the god of light, & Cocijo, the god of this weather phenomenon
    $400 6
Supporting characters in this 2011 film include Sif, Frigga, Heimdall & a few Frost Giants
    DD: $1,200 22
As an assistant librarian at Peking University in 1919, he read up on Communist theory
    $400 9
This company whose brands include Miracle Whip
    $600 28
The Battle of Trafalgar is commemorated aboard the Victory, the restored flagship of this admiral
    $600 18
Snakes have no arms or legs but can have 600 of these bones in their flexible spines
    $600 14
In some myths, Quetzalcoatl was identified with this planet, the Evening & Morning Star
    $600 7
In 2008 this character's disappearing pencil trick was a memorable moment in "The Dark Knight"
    $600 23
From 1855 to 1857 the library of Oxford's Christ Church College was his wonderland
    $600 11
This instrument heard here
    $800 29
Accidentally sunk in 1996, this research ship of Jacques Cousteau is being completely & greenly refurbished
    $800 19
These accessories got longer throughout the Victorian Age & reached the elbow by the 1880s
    $800 15
The Aztecs' main weapon, the macuahuitl, was a wooden club edged with sharp pieces of this volcanic glass
    $800 8
"In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight" begins the oath of this hero; beware his power!
    $800 24
This 18th century Italian lover wrote his memoirs while working as the ubersexy librarian of a count
    $800 12
This condition, seen in low-carb high-protein diets, in which the body is in major fat-burning mode
    $1000 30
A mortally wounded James Lawrence was referring to the USS Chesapeake when he issued this order
    $1000 20
To combat scurvy on his voyages, Captain Cook used this briny shredded cabbage as well as lime juice
    $1000 16
In the 15th century the Inca conquered the Chimu Empire & moved its people to this capital
    $1000 10
James McAvoy (with hair) & Patrick Stewart (not so much) have both played this X-Men leader
    $1000 25
Perhaps it was a pact with the devil that got this German author a 35-year gig as chief of the Weimar Library
    $1000 13
This Hindu god, the eighth avatar of Vishnu

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

Matt Zack Connie
$2,200 $3,800 $3,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Zack Connie
$4,200 $4,600 $7,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

VOLCANOES
COLLEGE BEFORE & AFTER
EPONYMS
EUROPEAN HISTORY
POETIC CHARACTERS
THE 54th GRAMMY AWARDS
(Alex: [*] will be on air this Sunday, and we have an entire category about nominees in the Grammys.)
    $400 1
The world's highest active volcanoes lie in this South American mountain range
    $400 7
The U.S. Military Academy has an interface where you indicate an object on a screen, then use your mouse
    $400 29
A temperature scale is named for this Swede who simplified Fahrenheit's scale
    $400 3
Between 1215 & 1225 this British document was reissued 3 times with various changes
    $400 30
e.e. cummings began a poem this Western bison hunter & showman is "defunct"
    $400 13
Lady Gaga's album with this anthemic title track is up for album of the year
    $800 2
Ash from a 1947 eruption of Hekla in this island country landed as far east as Finland
    $800 8
An Ohio school that sounds like a place you'd pick up a spare serves long, thin legumes
    $800 28
Czar, a male emperor of Russia, is a Slavic variation of this Roman name
    $800 11
Heavily outnumbered, the Greeks repelled the invading Persians on this plain in 490 B.C.
    $800 24
Stesichorus wrote a poem about this ancient beauty & was blinded for saying she caused a war
    $800 14
This band is "red hot" with a nomination for best rock album & election to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
    $1200 4
You'll find Gunung Kerinci, this country's highest volcano, on Sumatra
    $1200 9
Rick Perry's alma mater adds the name of an Indian-American movie director
    $1200 25
Early investors get rich, later ones lose big in this scheme named for an Italian-American con man
    $1200 18
In 1979 the Spanish government granted limited self-rule to this ethnic group from the northern part of the country
    $1200 23
Shakespeare wrote about Adonis; Shelley portrayed Keats as this "gentle child"
    $1200 15
Brian Setzer, nominated for "Setzer Goes Instru-Mental", long ago sang "Sexy & 17" for this "feline" band
    DD: $2,200 5
In 1944 Allied forces in Italy had to evacuate an airfield when ash from this volcano damaged planes
    $1600 10
The pirates of a Catholic school in New Jersey may need one to get to the bathroom during class hours
    DD: $6,000 26
Both a horse race & a man's hat are named for Edward Stanley, 12th earl of this
    $1600 19
Austrian statesman Prince Klemens von Metternich hosted this 1814-1815 European conference
    $1600 21
"I 'ope you liked your drink", says this helpful Kipling character before he dies; he's "a better man than I am"
    $1600 16
This band, basically Justin Vernon, is nominated for Best New Artist
    $2000 6
Mount Aso on this southernmost main island of Japan is the nation's most active, with 160+ eruptions in the last 1,500 years
    $2000 12
These break out at the home of North Carolina's Demon Deacons, horrifying Smokey the Bear
    $2000 27
This Hawaiian nut was named in 1858 for a Scottish-born chemist
    $2000 20
In 1956 an anti-Communist revolution took root in this country, but Soviet troops quickly ended it
    $2000 22
Petit the poet & State's Attorney Fallas are 2 speakers in this Edgar Lee Masters "Anthology"
    $2000 17
She's nominated for her 9th Grammy, & the song by Duck Sauce with her name as its title is nominated also

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Matt Zack Connie
$13,200 $11,800 $8,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

ANCIENT QUOTATIONS
When Byzantine Emperor Justinian completed Hagia Sophia, he declared, this king, "I have surpassed thee"

Final scores:

Matt Zack Connie
$2,799 $4,800 $2
2nd place: $10,000 Finalist 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Matt Zack Connie
$18,600 $11,800 $8,000
21 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
17 R,
3 W
15 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $38,400

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