Show #7171 - Monday, November 16, 2015

2015 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 1.

Contestants

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Dan Feitel, an attorney originally from Gillette, New Jersey

John Schultz, a computer programmer from Ann Arbor, Michigan

Kerry Greene, a volunteer CASA guardian ad litem from Manchester, New Hampshire

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Jeopardy! Round

WHICH CAME FIRST
AMERICAN PLACE NAMES
NURSERY RHYME TIME
SPORTS DYNASTIES
SODA POP QUIZ
THE METROPOLITAN OPERA
    $200 19
The Great Mosque of Mecca,
the Great Pyramid of Cheops,
the Great Wall of China
    $200 4
This state name originally honored the queen whom sir Walter Raleigh served
    $200 1
Jack's hill-climbing companion's aspirins
    $200 14
They won 6 World Series titles in the 1950s
    $200 9
Heads up! It was launched as "Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda" in 1929
    $200 26
The stage at the Metropolitan Opera is very big; no problem--with hundreds on stage & spectacular sets of the gates of Thebes, the Met's production of this opera is grand in both scope & scale
    $400 20
Batman,
Spider-Man,
Superman
    $400 24
It's the only Great Lake whose name is not derived from a Native American Language
    $400 2
Peck picker's venomous reptiles
    $400 13
They won 5 NBA titles in the 1980s
    $400 15
With the most famous soda flavor from this brand, you get "Real ginger, real taste"
    $400 27
In a small garret apartment, Rodolfo & Mimi sing a duet declaring their love for each other in this opera
    $600 21
"The Cask of Amontillado",
"The Lady of Shalott",
"The Rape of the Lock"
    $600 25
This state's Motley County is named for a physician killed in the Battle of San Jacinto
    $600 3
Old king's desired outcomes
    $600 10
From 1956 to 1960 Real Madrid won 5 straight European Cups in this sport
    $600 16
In addition to root beer, A&W also sells this flavor of soda
    $600 28
Wotan strips Brunnhilde of her divinity & puts her into a magic sleep on the Met's state-of-the-art set for "Die Walkure", part of this composer's Ring Cycle
    $800 22
The Chevy Corvette,
the Dodge Challenger,
the Ford Thunderbird
    DD: $1,200 5
The name of this Minn. waterfall is Dakota for "waterfall"; Longfellow named a Native American woman for it
    $800 7
Little Bo's mighty jumps
    $800 11
They won 5 NFL titles in the 1960s
    $800 17
For most of the last decade, this fruity brand from Coca-Cola had its own colorful group of spokesmodels
    $800 29
The Metropolitan Opera brought the splendor of ancient China to its stage with this Puccini opera about a princess of Peking
    $1000 23
The Transcontinental Railroad,
the Trans-Siberian Railroad,
the Underground Railroad
    $1000 6
This Ohio city is named for the Prussian who trained soldiers during the Revolutionary War
    $1000 8
Fat-free Jack's pieces of neckwear
    $1000 12
They won 5 NHL titles between 1984 & 1990
    $1000 18
In 1983 it added Ruby Red to its line of sodas
    $1000 30
One of the greatest pieces for a baritone is the "Largo al factotum", a patter song that Figaro delivers with bravura as he enters this opera

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

Kerry John Dan
$3,200 -$2,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kerry John Dan
$5,200 -$600 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

SONGS THAT GET STUCK IN YOUR HEAD
HE WAS THE POPE...
LA LITERATURE FRANCAISE
WHAT A BEAST!
MORTAL MATTERS
"CU" LATER
    $400 22
Op, op, op, op oppan--this Korean singer's "Gangnam Style" has 2.4 billion YouTube hits
    $400 21
When the Berlin Wall came down
    $400 30
In 1831 she & Jules Sandeau co-wrote the novel "Red and White" under the pseudonym Jules Sand
    $400 27
Here's a close-up of one of the 30,000 quills on this animal; they slide in easy, but back-facing barbs make removal difficult
    $400 28
In the 1970s FBI investigator robert Ressler coined this 2-word term for multiple murderers like Jeffery Dahmer
    $400 15
Count on this ancient calculator
    $800 7
"Gimme a break" from this candy bar's jingle that goes, "Gimme a break, gimme a break"
    DD: $3,000 20
When the Arab Spring pro-democracy protests began in Tunisia
    $800 26
Here's a depiction of this title character of an 1831 novel
    $800 25
Unlike the hippo, which has fully developed 4 of these, the rhino only has 3 with which to test water daintily
    $800 29
In "Henry VI, Part II", dick says, "The first thing we do, let's kill all" these professionals
    $800 14
A fade or a shag, for example
    $1200 4
Hey, I just heard this 3-named singer's "Call Me Maybe" once, & this is crazy, but it's completely stuck in my head
    $1200 19
When Hozier released his self-titled debut album
    $1200 11
This term for light, sophisticated literature is French for "beautiful letters"
    $1200 8
A flap of skin & fur called a bell hangs from the throat of this largest member of the deer family
    $1200 16
On this day, November 2, Catholic priests may celebrate 3 requiem masses for the departed
    $1200 1
An error, especially with a billiards stick
    $1600 5
"Never Gonna Give You Up" is what my brain says about this No. 1 hit of that name by this Brit
    $1600 18
Who shook things up by calling the Second Vatican Council
    $1600 12
"The Mysterious Island" was a sequel to this 1870 submarine tale
    $1600 9
This "hairless" breed of cat developed from a kitty born in Canada, not in Egypt
    $1600 17
This word originally meant an all-night vigil with a body; the Irish party during that time came later
    $1600 2
Jeans fit to fit over a pair of Tony Lamas
    $2000 6
"So I put my hands up, they're playing my song", this Miley Cyrus tune that is rattling around in my brain
    $2000 23
When Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel (II of that name)
    $2000 13
1919's prestigious Prix Goncourt went to "Within a Budding Grove", part of this man's swann song
    DD: $4,000 10
Bigger than Jerseys, this U.K. cow breed from its own isle produces lots of slightly yellowish milk
    $2000 24
There's a dispute over the where-abouts of this Hunkpapa Sioux medicine man--Fort Yates, N.D. or Mobridge, S.D.
    $2000 3
Lucy was an ancient African one discovered in 1974

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kerry John Dan
$7,400 $5,400 $9,000

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

CITIES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
A Hanseatic city, this port of 1.8 million is the largest European Union city that's not a capital

Final scores:

Kerry John Dan
$12,800 $6,000 $3,199
Finalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kerry John Dan
$10,400 $6,600 $13,000
15 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R,
5 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $30,000

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