Show #6834 - Thursday, May 8, 2014

Battle of the Decades quarterfinal game 4.

Contestants

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Ken Jennings, a writer from Seattle, Washington

Rachael Schwartz, a bioscience Ph.D. program applicant from Mountain View, California

Tom Cubbage, an attorney from Washington, D.C.

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Jeopardy! Round

FORTUNE 500 THROUGH THE DECADES
I'M A PAPAL PERSON!
TOOLS OF THE KITCHEN
MOVIES BY ONE-WORD QUOTE
SHAKESPEARE
FROM THE...
(Alex: And we want you to give the word's language of origin in that category.)
    $200 16
On the first list, in 1955, this word followed "U.S.", "Bethlehem" & "Republic" in the top 30
    $200 1
He earned a college degree in philosophy in Buenos Aires province
    $200 26
A pair of hinged metal griddles with a honeycombed interior make up one of these
    $200 21
1992:
"Schwing!"
    $200 11
Joss Whedon directed a movie version of this comedy with quarreling lovers Beatrice & Benedick
    $200 6
Karaoke
    $400 17
1984 was a bad year for Union Carbide but good for this other chemical company, No. 7
    DD: $1,000 2
The fifth successor to St. Peter was Alexander I; the next one had this name
    $400 28
You'll be draining without straining using a Williams-Sonoma one of these holey items
    $400 22
1980:
"Redrum!"
    $400 12
This "Tempest" character is described as "savage and deformed"
    $400 7
Barista
    $600 18
In 1974 it was "Good Times" for this network, the top media company at No. 14
    $600 3
In an archbishop of Canterbury tale, Innocent III excommunicated this 13th c. king in a dispute on who'd be archbishop
    $600 29
It's the utensil for eating citrus seen here
    $600 23
1962:
"Aqaba!"
    $600 13
Most of "Othello" is set on this island
    $600 8
Sauna
    $800 19
In 1964 the top 10 had 4 oil companies, including this one named for a body of water
    $800 4
In 431 this pope (by "prophecy"?) sent St. Palladius as first bishop to Ireland
    $800 27
Do not even think about borrowing chef's Wüsthof set of these, made in Germany since the mid-19th century
    $800 24
1987:
"Inconceivable!"
    $800 14
I'm talkin' Shakespeare, Claudio & Isabella...talkin' Pompey...Lucio & the Duke, say hey! to this play
    $800 9
Beluga
    $1000 20
In 2004, busy cash registers at this retailer made it No. 1
    $1000 5
Some say the 12th pope of this name should be made a saint; others say he was too quiet during WWII
    $1000 30
Not to be confused with Procter & Gamble, this company formed by a 1960 merger is famous for coffeemakers
    $1000 25
1948:
"Badges?"
    $1000 15
Aptly, this name of the long-lost daughter in "The Winter's Tale" is from the Latin for "Lost"
    $1000 10
Falafel

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

Tom Rachael Ken
$200 $200 $2,600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Rachael Ken
$3,400 $400 $6,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

ITS ONLY LAND BORDER
SCIENCE & TECH BOOKS
THE 1990s RAP SONG
"V"OCABULARY
YEAR DOUBLE ZERO
INITIALS TO ROMAN NUMERALS TO NUMBERS
(Alex: We'll give you a clue that will lead you to a person's name. You take that person's initials. It translates into Roman numerals. Then you translate that into regular numbers. Sounds complicated, but you'll get it very easily.)
    $400 10
This country's is with the United Kingdom
    $400 1
"My Brief History" is this physicist's account of his life of challenge & triumph
    $400 11
"And the lights are blinkin', I'm thinkin' it's all over when I go out drinkin'...
insane in" this
    $400 16
This 10-letter word refers to the common language of a region
    $400 21
In his 2000 farewell he wrote, "Snoopy, Linus, Lucy... how can I ever forget them?"
    $400 26
For the TV late-night host who in April 2014 announced he'd be retiring
    $800 6
This country's is with Germany
    $800 2
The story of math genius Srinivasa Ramanujan is told in "the man who knew" this limitless concept
    $800 12
Completes the title of a Notorious B.I.G. hit, "Mo Money..."
    $800 17
It's the type of arena seen here
    $800 22
In 1800 this man conducted the first performance of his first symphony
    $800 27
For the naturalist who discussed his theory of evolution in "The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals"
    $1200 7
This country's is with Malaysia
    $1200 3
Launched in 2011, "Starman"' reveals "the truth behind the legend of" this pilot from the Smolensk region
    $1200 13
Shock-G taught us the moves of this digital underground "dance"
    $1200 18
This word for a greenish patena is from the Old French for "green of Greece"
    $1200 23
In 1100 William the Conqueror's youngest son became the first of England's 8 kings of this name
    $1200 28
For the actor who had the title role in "The Bourne Ultimatum"
    DD: $5,800 8
This country's is with France
    DD: $1,000 4
Harold Evans covers 200 years of science history in "They Made America: From" this "Engine to" this "Engine"
    $1600 14
"Go Hammer, MC Hammer", is in the tune with this 4-word title
    $1600 19
The amoeba's food is struggling in one of these empty areas within the cell
    $1600 24
On June 14, 1900 this future state officially became U.S. territory
    $1600 29
For the pilot who was Time's first Man of the Year
    $2000 9
This country's is with Senegal
    $2000 5
A biography of Michael Ventris is titled "The Man Who Deciphered" this ancient Cretan script
    $2000 15
From the Beastie Boys: "I can't stand it, I know you planned it... listen, all y'all, it's a" this
    $2000 20
In theology, this adjective is opposed to "deadly" or "mortal"
    $2000 25
Charles XII, king of this country, used a blizzard as cover to crush the Russians at the 1700 battle of Narva
    $2000 30
For the creator of "The X-Files"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Tom Rachael Ken
$9,800 $3,800 $30,200
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

BRITISH THINKERS
His works include "The Economic Consequences of the Peace" in 1919 & "The End of Laissez-Faire" from 1926

Final scores:

Tom Rachael Ken
$19,500 $7,600 $40,000
2nd place: $10,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $10,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Tom Rachael Ken
$9,800 $4,400 $27,000
14 R,
2 W
5 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
32 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $41,200

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