Show #7737 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 College Championship quarterfinal game 2.

Contestants

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Jordan Goodson, a senior at Columbia University from McLean, Virginia

Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University from Gainesville, Georgia

Thatcher Chonka, a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma from Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Jeopardy! Round

COLLEGE VOCABULARY
STATES' GEOGRAPHIC CENTERS
RECENT MOVIES
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
PRE-REC
(Alex: Each correct response will be a word from the dictionary that appears before "R-E-C".)
HAMLET
(Jimmy: Clues about the prince of Denmark from his native land.)
    $200 21
Russet & tan are shades of this Ivy Leaguer
    $200 26
In Pulaski County, 12 miles northwest of Little Rock
    $200 30
Alicia Vikander plays this young woman who switches jobs from bicycle courier to tomb raider
    $200 23
This basic unit for oil equals 42 gallons
    $200 25
Different types of this device can heat your house or cool your car
    $200 20
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Kronborg Castle in Denmark.) The legendary Danish hero Amleth inspired Shakespeare's "Tragedy of Hamlet", & the castle at Kronborg inspired this setting for nearly every scene of the play
    $400 12
A botanist might call this Houston school Oryza sativa
    $400 27
30 miles northwest of Pikes Peak
    $400 15
In the film of the same name, James McAvoy as Barry, Dennis et al. has this type of personality
    $400 24
Listen up! Firecrackers & jets taking off measure about 150 of these units
    $400 5
A counter-argument
    DD: $3,000 16
Shakespeare may have gotten the names of these courtiers from 2 members of Danish nobility who visited London in the 1590s
    $600 14
In Britain this Southern school would have a peerage & rank just below prince
    $600 9
5 miles north-northwest of Cadillac
    $600 29
Woody Harrelson as "The Colonel" leads the humans against the chimps in this movie
    $600 7
The name of this monetary unit of Israel originally referred to a unit of weight equal to about half an ounce
    $600 6
The animals shown here can both be described as these
    $600 19
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Kronborg Castle in Denmark.) Hamlet instructs this friend, "Draw thy breath in pain to tell my story," which is why a guide leads tours of Kronborg Castle as this character
    $800 13
In Wisconsin, it's a yellow cheese; in Maine, it's a 2,000-student college
    $800 28
In Yavapai County, 55 miles east-southeast of Prescott
    $800 11
In "Justice League" Jason Momoa pays this hero of Atlantis
    $800 18
An angstrom is equivalent to 0.1 of these teeny tiny units, nm for short
    $800 3
A steel rod embedded in concrete
    $800 4
Perhaps because a ghost was seen the night before, the play opens with foreboding when a sentry asks this 2-word question
    $1000 1
A Portland liberal arts college, or part of an oboe's mouthpiece
    $1000 22
In Hernando County, 12 miles north-northwest of Brooksville, former "Home of the Tangerine"
    $1000 10
He won an Oscar in 2018 for playing troubled cop Jason Dixon in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
    $1000 17
J is the symbol for this unit of work or energy
    $1000 2
Very conservative, as a response to liberalism
    $1000 8
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew presents from Kronborg Castle in Denmark.) While confronting his mother here in the queen's chamber, Hamlet ends up killing Ophelia's dad, this devious character, who is hiding behind a curtain

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

Thatcher Dhruv Jordan
$1,800 $5,000 $1,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Thatcher Dhruv Jordan
$3,600 $10,400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

OWL NIGHTER
ENTERTAINING ERAS
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNERS
B.C.-ING YOU
WORD HISTORY
AP JOURNALISM
    $400 29
Many night owls have these sense organs set at different heights to better pinpoint a prey's location
    $400 30
Rock's psychedelic era started in this decade
    $400 27
2010 winner Liu Xiaobo was represented by an empty one of these, as he was in a Chinese prison
    $400 28
Just before dying in Cleopatra's arms, he urged her to make peace with Octavian
    $400 5
This word for a bad dream once also meant a monster that makes you feel suffocated while you sleep
    $400 25
In most cases the reporter filing an AP story from the dateline location gets this credit
    $800 10
This owl was once considered an evil omen because of the shriek it's named for, scarier than a hoot
    $800 13
This HBO mob show's 1999 debut is said to have begun TV's new golden age
    DD: $2,800 8
These people are the "R" in UNHCR, which gives them shelter & helps them find a new permanent home
    $800 23
Flourishing from around 300 B.C., El Mirador in Guatemala was one of the largest cities ever built by these people
    $800 4
It can contain billions of stars & takes its name from the Greek for "milk"
    $800 24
In 2013 the AP announced this 7-letter adjective should only be applied to actions, not to people like immigrants
    $1200 26
To better hunt at night, most owls' eyes have retinas full of these cells that detect movement better than color
    $1200 15
Not MC but this precedes "Kool Herc" in the name of the guy who says he began the hip-hop era (Bronx Rec Room, 1973)
    $1200 18
This sitting U.S. president won the 1919 prize for his efforts to make peace an part of international law
    $1200 6
This epic poem of Rome that consists of 12 books was modeled largely after the "Iliad" & the "Odyssey"
    $1200 1
They say you'll never see a U-Haul behind this coffin-bearing vehicle, from Old French for a frame to carry candles
    $1200 22
The AP's standards permit it to quote this type of source only for information but not opinion or speculation
    $1600 11
The features in the name of this great owl are really just bunches of feathers
    $1600 9
You've had more birthdays than this number of bits in the early '90s home console game era of "Street Fighter II"
    $1600 16
1947 winner the American Friends Service Committee is an arm of this religious group
    $1600 7
Emperor Wu promoted this philosophy, helping it spread through China
    $1600 2
Those listening to this squeezable instrument may be surprised to know the word is from the French for "harmony"
    $1600 20
In 1972 the AP broke the story of experiments on unconsenting subjects at this Alabama institute
    $2000 12
Not all owls are nocturnal; some are crepuscular, meaning they are more active in these 2 times of day
    $2000 14
A golden era of teen movies is sometimes named for this "Breakfast Club" director
    $2000 17
Aung San Suu Kyi is the author of "Letters from" not Myanmar but this other name
    DD: $1,200 19
Called the "Father of History", he wrote a long account of the Greco-Persian Wars
    $2000 3
A statistical term or a synonym for ordinary, this adjective may have come from Arabic for "damaged goods"
    $2000 21
The AP requires fixes to a story after publication to be marked with this "C" word, not weaselisms like "clarification"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Thatcher Dhruv Jordan
$10,800 $22,800 $6,200
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

U.S. CABINET DEPARTMENTS
This Cabinet department traces its roots back to the Manhattan Project & efforts to develop the atomic bomb

Final scores:

Thatcher Dhruv Jordan
$21,599 $23,312 $12,399
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Thatcher Dhruv Jordan
$10,800 $19,000 $6,200
14 R,
2 W
26 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W
12 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,000

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