Show #7404 - Thursday, November 17, 2016

2016 Teen Tournament semifinal game 2.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Contestants

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Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, New York

Emily LaMonica, a senior from Sayreville, New Jersey

Connor Pierce, a freshman from Dallas, Texas

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Jeopardy! Round

NEVER PRESIDENT
ANNUAL EVENTS
EXTREME GEOGRAPHY
MOVIE VILLAINS
TEXTING
IT'S "LIT"
    $200 2
This vice president starred in an Oscar-winning documentary & won a Nobel prize, but missed out on the White House
    $200 9
In Nov. 1921 it was observed with the burial of an unknown soldier from World War I at Arlington National Cemetery
    $200 12
At about 840,000 square miles, this island near Canada is the world's largest
    $200 5
He observes, "Obi-Wan has taught you well. You have controlled your fear. Now... release your anger"
    $200 21
SMS stands for this "message service", so keep your text brief
    $200 26
Adept with an axe, Abraham Lincoln earned the nickname the "rail" this
    $400 3
Carl Albert, holder of this House of Representatives leadership job, crept 1 heartbeat closer in 1974
    $400 4
The Texas Cavaliers River Parade is a centerpiece of this annual San Antonio event, "party" in Spanish
    $400 10
In July 1913 this appropriately named California valley recorded the highest temperature ever in the U.S., 134°
    $400 11
We wouldn't blame this "Wizard of Oz" villain if she had a severe case of hydrophobia
    $400 22
In addition to emoji, you can use kaomoji, a Japanese type of this, which also starts with "emo"
    $400 27
You've probably used this in a lab or science class
    $600 6
In 2012 Jill Stein received 470,000 votes as the nominee of this "colorful" party
    $600 1
If you're fasting on the 10th day of Tishri, you're observing this Jewish holiday
    $600 13
Africa's highest mountain is this one whose "snows" were made famous in a short story
    $600 16
This "X-Men" character turned 2 D.C. landmarks into 1 when he dropped a stadium around the White House
    $600 23
This singer says her husband Russell Brand broke up with her via text message on New Year's Eve
    $600 28
It means to move lightly & swiftly from one place to another
    $800 7
She was a popular 20th century first lady, & in a different era, might have eventually run for the job
    $800 19
In many places in the South, this festive season opens on Twelfth Night & climaxes with Mardi Gras
    $800 14
Africa's Kariba Dam created the largest by volume of these man-made water-storing lakes, capacity 180 billion cubic meters
    $800 17
This masked man tells Bruce Wayne, "When Gotham is ashes, then you have my permission to die"
    $800 24
Text "IRL" & it stands for this, the opposite of the imaginary internet world
    $800 29
At home, these services, like water, gas & electricity really add up
    $1000 8
Henry Clay, who ran for president 5 times unsuccessfully, was a longtime senator from this state
    DD: $2,000 20
The date of this annual event honors a June 14, 1777 resolution of the Continental Congress
    $1000 15
The longest river in southeast Asia, it flows 2,700 miles through Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam
    $1000 18
This leader of the Decepticons: "Humans don't deserve to live...join them in extinction!"
    $1000 25
While working for Microsoft, Dean Hachamovitch invented this texting feature that suggests words for you
    $1000 30
It's another name for a courtroom lawyer

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

Connor Emily Alec
-$200 $800 $5,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Connor Emily Alec
$1,000 $5,200 $11,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: To honor the National Park Services' centennial year, we have a whole category devoted to...)
THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
10-LETTER WORDS
BODY TALK
THE ANCIENT WORLD
"T" UP SOME ENTERTAINMENT
IT'S AMERICAN LIT
    $400 12
The original idea for this shrine in the Black Hills of South Dakota was to sculpt faces of Native American & Old West heroes
    $400 24
Rudimentary, or a type of school for young students
    $400 19
Your 7 cervical vertebrae stiffen this part of your body where they're found
    $400 2
After defeating the Shang dynasty around 1000 B.C., the Zhou dynasty ruled this empire for nearly 800 years
    $400 30
The debut album "A Beautiful World" was released under just this last name-- no Robin
    $400 1
He began an 1854 work, "When I wrote the following pages... I lived alone, in the woods"
    $800 13
Special observances are held annually at this battlefield on Memorial Day & November 19
    $800 8
Term for a movie based on a novel or another written work
    $800 20
This word can be a synonym for number or finger
    $800 7
It was the chief city-state that whipped Athens in the Peloponnesian War
    $800 17
Russel Westbrook's NBA team
    $800 3
In an Arthur Miller play, Biff & Happy are the sons of this unhappy salesman
    $1200 14
This national park has the world's greatest concentration of geysers
    $1200 25
The skill of choosing a path for a ship or aircraft to its destination
    $1200 21
About 4 inches long, these blood filters sit below your diaphragm
    $1200 9
Tradition says Rome was founded by twins whose ancestors fled the Greek horseplay that destroyed this city
    $1200 18
In 2013 this No. 1 hit song made buying clothes at Goodwill a happening thing
    DD: $3,000 4
Ernest Hemingway took the title of this novel set during the Spanish Civil War from a line by John Donne
    $1600 15
This Florida park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States
    $1600 26
A person with his or her thumb out, once more common on our highways than today
    DD: $8,600 28
This nerve carries impulses from the retina to the brain
    $1600 10
They're the 2 calendar months named for Caesars
    $1600 22
As well as part of a Disney theme park, it's a 2015 George Clooney movie about our bright techie future
    $1600 5
In this novel's final letter, Celie thanks God "for bringing my sister Nettie and our children home"
    $2000 16
The monument seen here that commemorates Perry's victory rises 352 feet above this lake
    $2000 27
Like the tails of certain monkeys, a giraffe's tongue is said to be this, adapted for seizing & grasping
    $2000 29
(Kelly of the Clue Crew shows a skeleton diagram on the monitor.) You can see from its shape why a Latin word meaning "pipe" or "flute" gave us the name for this long front bone of the shin
    $2000 11
Menes is credited with unifying the upper & lower sections of this kingdom around the 3rd millennium B.C.
    $2000 23
With partner Kurt Schneider, he's racked up 500 million YouTube views with his cover & original songs
    $2000 6
Guilt, fear, photos & a diary are among the title possessions in this book by Tim O'Brien about the Vietnam War

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Connor Emily Alec
$5,000 $17,200 $19,200

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Final Jeopardy! Round

FAMOUS BUILDINGS
Completed in 1943, this "city within a city" has outer walls over 900 feet long

Final scores:

Connor Emily Alec
$2,000 $0 $3,999
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Connor Emily Alec
$5,000 $13,200 $18,200
10 R,
3 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
26 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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