Show #6775 - Friday, February 14, 2014

2014 College Championship quarterfinal game 5.

Contestants

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Alex Sventeckis, a senior at Ball State University from Fishers, Indiana

Erika Sloan, a sophomore from Middlebury College from Simsbury, Connecticut

Maria Khrakovsky, a senior from The Ohio State University from Columbus, Ohio

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Jeopardy! Round

THE STAGE
U.S. CITIES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
ONLINE & TEXT ABBREVIATIONS
ADMISSIONS
"GR"AD SCHOOL
    $200 26
In 2000, after almost 1,500 years, the Roman Colosseum opened as a theatre with Sophocles' play about this "Rex"
    $200 21
With a population of 104,000, this city indicated on the map is the smallest to boast an NFL franchise.
    $200 6
In 2014 this famous QB threw the pass that earned Florida State the national championship
    $200 1
The dismissive "W/E" is short for this word
    $200 11
On April 30, 1812 the territory of Orleans was admitted to the Union as this 18th state
    $200 16
Someone who has a knack for growing plants is said to have this colorful body part
    $400 27
From "Annie Get Your Gun", it was Ethel Merman's signature song about life on the stage
    $400 22
This city seen here is its state's second largest.
    $400 7
This Heisman winner from Texas A&M tweeted, "nothing illegal about being 18+ in a casino and winning money... keep hating!"
    $400 2
Someone who types "bio" is likely headed to this room
    $400 12
Recently the everyday price of admission for the Disney resort in this city was 6,200 yen
    $400 17
It has its own day in February
    $600 28
Thornton Wilder himself played the role of the stage manager for 2 weeks during this play's 1938 Broadway run
    $600 23
Courteney Cox & Fannie Flagg both hail from this most populous Alabama city
    $600 8
USA Today called this current University of Alabama coach "tough, humorless and rich"
    $600 3
A virtual slap on the back, "WTG" stands for this
    $600 13
About a decade after he was admitted to the Maryland bar, he wrote the words to "The Star-Spangled Banner"
    $600 18
Season 1 episodes of this TV drama included "Three Bad Wolves" & "Game Ogre"
    DD: $2,000 29
"Cabaret" is set in this European city
    $800 24
From 1810 to 1812 Zanesville was the capital of this state
    $800 9
Hey, y'all, let's put on our Tajh Boyd jerseys & hit Death Valley to see the Tigers, this ACC team
    $800 4
"IRL" is short for this phrase, what you're "in" when not gaming
    $800 14
National Park Week, coinciding with this April 22 observance, offers free admission to some 400 parks
    $800 19
Differing by a letter, the 2 words that mean a mixture of small stones & pebbles, & to cower or act in a servile manner
    $1000 30
He wrote of 2 very different women in "Saint Joan" *& "Mrs. Warren's Profession"
    $1000 25
A memorial on the site of the former South Fork Dam commemorates the devastating flood in this Pennsylvania city
    $1000 10
This school's football team is called the Black Knights
    $1000 5
"A/S/L" is an inquisitive, personal question inquiring about these 3 things
    $1000 15
In a major shanda, major leaguer Ryan Braun admitted in 2013 he'd used PEDs, short for these
    $1000 20
In New England it's another name for a hero sandwich

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

Maria Erika Alex
$4,200 $800 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Maria Erika Alex
$4,400 $1,200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE TOPIC IS MICROSCOPIC
LANGUAGES
GETTING SCHOOLED ON TV
THE "EX" FACTOR
WHERE WERE YOU & WHEN?
RUNNING HOT & COLD
    $400 26
By the 14th Century, the art of grinding these had been mastered in Italy, first for eyeglasses & later for microscopes
    $400 1
Wanting to make it accessible, Martin Luther translated the Bible into this language
    $400 11
Meg & Chris Griffin are animated students at James Woods High on this FOX comedy
    $400 6
In names of businesses, it follows both "American" & "Panda"
    $400 16
This queen,
1780:
Versailles, mostly
    $400 21
Term for a hot spring that spews intermittent plumes of water & steam
    $800 27
The end of a conflict, or a measure of the detail a microscope can observe
    DD: $1,200 2
This language with a unique syllabary is now spoken by more than 10,000 Native Americans in North Carolina & Oklahoma
    $800 12
"The Big Bang Theory" hit this campus where it's partially set to shoot an episode that featured Stephen Hawking
    $800 7
People who commit this crime are usually looking for "hush money"
    $800 17
John McCain, 1970:
In captivity in this country
    $800 22
Orwell coined this term when talking of a hypothetical nuclear stalemate between "monstrous super-states"
    $1200 28
Ultramicroscopy is defined as the study of objects smaller than the wavelength of this
    $1200 3
It sounds like science fiction, but in 2013 an Illinois government website offered translation into this language
    $1200 13
NBC's "Community" college attended by Star-Burns & Fat Neil
    $1200 8
The proper way to address an archbishop is "Your" this
    $1200 18
William V,
Prince of Orange,
1790:
ruling in this country
    $1200 23
Associated with menopause, a hot flash is a symptom of a decline in this hormone
    $1600 29
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew explains a microscope shown on a monitor.) Sharing its name with a body
part that helps you breathe,
This part of the microscope
Changes the amount of light
used to view a specimen
    $1600 4
This language of the Baltics is divided into 2 major groups associated with the cities of Tallinn & Tartu
    $1600 14
Hanna may not have been truthful in welcoming Kate to Rosewood High on this ABC Family show
    $1600 9
Meaning "higher", this Latin word is New York's state motto
    DD: $1,000 19
This German military man, Sept. 17, 1916:
high above Cambrai, France
    $1600 24
In 2013 this alliterative NYPD squad solved the 1991 Baby Hope murder
    $2000 30
"The father of microscopy", he used a single-lens microscope in the 1700s to view tiny life forms
    $2000 5
Until the early 1800s, it was the standard written language of Norway
    $2000 15
Pre-"Sex And The City", young(er) Ms. Bradshaw went to 1980s Castlebury High on this show
    $2000 10
Meaning not extinct, it starts with the same 3 letters as "extinct"
    $2000 20
Aaron Burr,
July 11, 1804:
crossing this river to go fight a duel
    $2000 25
This retail chain says that for 25 years, it has offered "Music- & pop culture-inspired clothing"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Maria Erika Alex
$12,800 $11,400 $3,800

Final Jeopardy! Round

GETTING A "D" IN COLLEGE
The USA's oldest endowed chair is a Harvard chair of this subject, given in 1721 when that was largely what Harvard taught

Final scores:

Maria Erika Alex
$3,800 $15,000 $6,800
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Maria Erika Alex
$14,800 $12,000 $5,000
18 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
16 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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