Show #6831 - Monday, May 5, 2014

Battle of the Decades quarterfinal game 1.

Contestants

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Roger Craig, a data scientist from Brooklyn, New York

Robin Carroll, an instructional designer and curriculum developer from Atlanta, Georgia

Leszek Pawlowicz, a shovel bum from Flagstaff, Arizona

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Jeopardy! Round

A BRIEF TIME OF HISTORY
ONE-WORD BOOK TITLES
WE'RE A NORTH AMERICAN BAND!
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
BOOZE
A WORD TO THE "I"s
(Alex: Each correct response will end with the letter "I".)
    $200 1
His papacy lasted just over a month in 1978
    $200 7
Stephen King's first published book
    $200 16
In 1973 Mammoth thought it cheaper to hire David Lee Roth as a singer than rent his P.A. system; Mammoth became this in '74
    $200 6
Great or Terrible, it's the Russian equivalent of John
    $200 21
This Canadian whisky was created in 1939 to celebrate the visit of the king of England
    $200 26
Small bits of paper thrown from a height on a festive occasion
    $400 5
Catherine Howard was married to this man from 1540 to 1542
    $400 8
Hermann Hesse's tale of Harry Haller
    $400 17
This trio sang, "Today's Tom Sawyer, he gets high on you, & the space he invades, he gets by on you"
    $400 11
A popular name for girls, it suggests a treeless plain or a city in Georgia
    $400 22
This brand known for its XO Excellence champagne cognac is named for a French winegrower
    $400 27
A dull yellowish brown, or the cloth used to make uniforms
    DD: $2,000 4
Israeli forces destroyed Egypt's air force on the ground on June 5, 1967, the first day of this war
    $600 9
1980 nonfiction by Carl Sagan
    $600 18
B-b-b-baby, name this band that topped the charts in 1974

"You ain't seen nothin' yet /
B-b-b-baby, you just ain't seen nothin' yet /
Here's something, here's..."
    $600 13
Something wicked this way comes--this evil Disney fairy whose name is from the Latin for "wicked"
    $600 23
The name of this liqueur is German for "hunt master"
    $600 28
Veranda seen here
in Hawaii
    $800 3
In Rome, 69 A.D. was "The Year of the Four" these, including Galba & Otho
    $800 10
By Leon Uris, it opens in 1946
    $800 19
This Canadian band was "watchin' 'X-Files' with no lights on, we're dans la maison, I hope the Smoking Man's in this one"
    $800 14
Long a popular Irish girl's name, it belonged to the saint who founded Ireland's first nunnery
    $800 24
The fancy bee logo is
on this brand's silver tequila
    $800 29
Tajik is a variety of this language
    $1000 2
This secessionist state of the Igbo people in eastern Nigeria lasted from 1967 to 1970
    $1000 12
William S. Burroughs' first published book
    $1000 20
Gordon Gano sang, "I like American music" as the lead singer of this Milwaukee group
    $1000 15
God gave him a name meaning "father of many nations"
    $1000 25
This Polish brand calls itself "the world's first luxury vodka"
    $1000 30
It's the Shawnee word for what we call an elk

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

Leszek Robin Roger
$5,800 $2,800 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Leszek Robin Roger
$7,800 $4,000 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME
LESSER-KNOWN AMERICANS
BALLET & OPERA
SLANG
AFRICAN CAPITALS
AN ODD CAST OF CHARACTERS
    $400 21
In 1687 this Brit differentiated "absolute, true, and mathematical time" & "relative, apparent, and common time"
    $400 19
A food lover & avid gardener, Edmund McIlhenny created this sauce from plants that he cultivated himself
    $400 6
"Le Sacre du printemps" is the French title of this Stravinsky ballet that premiered in Paris in 1913
    $400 26
If someone calls you "cray", he has left this letter out of another word
    $400 25
In 1973 this nation voted to move its capital from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma, a move some say is still going on
    $400 14
1998:
Jesus Quintana,
Walter Sobchak,
The Dude
    $800 22
This 18th century German's "critique" of time? It's "phenomenally real" but "noumenally unreal"
    $800 20
Brace yourself! Edward Angle was the modern father of this branch of dentistry
    $800 10
The libretto for a ballet about this title gladiator was based in part on works by Plutarch
    $800 27
"Skrilla" refers to this; the DJ Skrillex must have tons of it
    $800 24
With an elevation of over 5,400 feet, Windhoek is the mile-high capital of this neighbor to South Africa
    $800 15
2013:
Finley,
Evanora,
Glinda
    $1200 23
An 1884 conference chose the meridian of this facility's transit instrument as the "prime" starting point for time zones
    DD: $5,000 13
With a mark of 5'6" in this event, in 1948 5'7" Alice Coachman became the first African-American woman to win Olympic gold
    $1200 9
At the end of a Mozart opera, this title character is dragged into the flames of hell
    $1200 28
Described by urbandictionary.com as "carpe diem for stupid people", YOLO is actually short for this
    $1200 5
Chosen in 1957 when France ruled the land, Nouakchott is just off the Atlantic in this country
    $1200 16
The 1975 film:
Magenta,
Columbia,
Janet Weiss
    DD: $3,400 4
Following Einstein, in 1908 Hermann Minkowski proposed the idea of 4-dimensional this hyphenated term
    $1600 12
In the 1870s paleontologist Othniel Marsh discovered the first remains of this flying reptile in the United States
    $1600 8
At the end of this Verdi opera, Violetta dies of consumption in the arms of Alfredo
    $1600 29
In "Mean Streets" a fight starts over this 4-letter term for a crude northeastern guy, though no one understands it
    $1600 2
On the Ubangi River, Bangui is the capital of this 3-word nation
    $1600 17
1996:
Renton,
Spud,
Begbie
    $2000 3
Clocks flown around the Earth in 1971 diverged from stationary ones, confirming the relativity concept "time" this
    $2000 11
This man for whom a Philadelphia square is named was a clockmaker/astronomer who discovered Venus' atmosphere
    $2000 7
In a classic ballet by Adolphe Adam, she's the title peasant girl with a weak heart & a passion for dancing
    $2000 30
Harris Wittels' book was titled this oxymoron: "The Art of False Modesty"
    $2000 1
This capital city is on Cape Verde peninsula but not in the country of Cape Verde
    $2000 18
2004:
Peter LaFleur,
Patches O'Houlihan,
Steve the Pirate

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Leszek Robin Roger
$15,000 $5,200 $21,000

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORD ORIGINS
This word for a timid person comes from the last name of a character in a 1920s newspaper comic called "The Timid Soul"

Final scores:

Leszek Robin Roger
$15,000 $0 $22,078
2nd place: $10,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $10,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Leszek Robin Roger
$13,600 $5,200 $15,400
19 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
11 R,
1 W
22 R
(including 2 DDs),
6 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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