Show #2833 - Wednesday, December 18, 1996

Contestants

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Ronny Kaye, a teacher and writer from Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Myretta Robens, a technology & operations manager from Medford, Massachusetts

Melissa Littman, a textbook editor from Worthington, Ohio (whose 1-day cash winnings total $6,598)

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Jeopardy! Round

1982
PLANTS & TREES
ACTORS & THEIR ROLES
HAITI
POT LUCK
"Z" ABBREVIATIONS
    $100 6
He had the dynamite idea to launch a new television network known as TNT
    $100 30
The potato didn't originate in Ireland but in the valleys of this South American mountain chain
    $100 1
41 years after "On The Waterfront", he played Johnny Depp's therapist in 1995's "Don Juan DeMarco"
    $100 11
This Haitian religion combines elements of Roman Catholicism & West African tribal religions
    $100 14
The American Weekly Mercury, founded in this Penn. city in 1719, was the first colonial paper outside Boston
    $100 19
Z.Hr.; it's time to go
    $200 7
Journey Into Imagination was an original attraction at this Disney World theme park that opened in 1982
    $200 29
The cochineal insect, the source of a red dye, feeds on the prickly pear type of this plant
    $200 2
James Cromwell, Farmer Hoggett in this 1995 film, is the son of John Cromwell, who directed "Algiers" in 1938
    $200 12
Haiti is part of Hispaniola, a corrupted form of Espanola, the name he gave to the island
    $200 15
The U.S. pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal was one of these Buckminster Fuller structures
    $200 20
The Z in ZIP code is short for this
    $300 8
At 65, Ashby Harper became the oldest to swim this body of water; Gertrude Ederle must have been impressed
    $300 26
The hard wood of this tree is used for knife handles & black piano keys
    $300 3
Alan Rickman played sensible Col. Brandon in "Sense And Sensibility" & this "mad monk" in an HBO film
    $300 13
This South American liberator spent time as an exile in Haiti
    $300 16
Since 1907 about 3 million fossils have been extracted from this Los Angeles site
    $300 21
Book of the Bible abbreviated Zech.
    $400 9
More than 80 human skeletons were discovered in the ruins of this city near Pompeii
    $400 27
The name of this yellow narcissus comes from the Latin juncus, meaning "rush"
    $400 4
A telekinetic teenager on the TV series "Misfits of Science", she now stars as Monica in "Friends"
    $400 17
This orator & abolitionist was U.S. minister to Haiti 1889-1891
    $400 24
This Greek who supposedly sought an honest man was influenced by the less cynical Antisthenes
    $400 22
You may answer with zeal that zl is short for this currency
    DD: $500 10
On May 1, 1982, President Reagan officially opened the World's Fair in this Southern city
    $500 28
Members of this "colorful" flower family include the Sweet William & the carnation
    $500 5
Joan Allen earned an Oscar nomination for playing this famous woman in a 1995 film
    $500 18
Made governor-general for life in January 1804, he declared himself emperor in September
    $500 25
The title of this opera by Pietro Mascagni means "rustic chivalry"
    $500 23
The abbreviations for the 2 elements whose names begin with Z

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

Melissa Myretta Ronny
$1,800 $400 $700

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Myretta Ronny
$3,400 $600 $300

Double Jeopardy! Round

MYTHOLOGY
U.S. MUSEUMS
THE MIDDLE AGES
FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
THE SUN
TV NEWS NAMES
    $200 6
This Titan who held up the heavens was the father of the Pleiades
    $200 16
The Museum of Westward Expansion is located under the Gateway Arch in this city
    $200 11
From 618 to 907 China was ruled by this dynasty whose name sounds like a breakfast drink
    $200 1
Tom Sawyer takes the blame when this girl, his sweetheart, tears the schoolmaster's book
    $200 26
The sun completes one revolution around the center of this galaxy every 225 million years
    $200 21
In 1987 she visited China for the first time & interviewed several of her relatives for a special report
    $400 7
As the god of this type of weather, Jupiter had the epithet Pluvius
    $400 17
The B&O Museum in this city has many examples of full-sized railroad equipment
    $400 12
In 813 he personally crowned his son Louis as Holy Roman Emperor
    $400 2
In "Wuthering Heights", Catherine Earnshaw spurns this man & marries Edgar Linton instead
    $400 27
The photosphere, the sun's visible surface, measures about 5800 degrees on this "absolute" temperature scale
    $400 22
On Dec. 13, 1989 this newswoman gave birth to her first child, Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger
    $600 8
The winged horse Pegasus arose from the blood of this Gorgon when Perseus cut off her head
    $600 18
This Alaskan oil city's museum has a display of the effects of the big oil spill of March 1989
    $600 13
In 995 Olaf Tryggvesson became the first Christian king of this country
    $600 3
This Melville title character's last words are "God Bless Captain Vere!"
    DD: $2,100 28
More than 95% of the sun's mass consists of these 2 elements
    $600 23
Steve Kmetko is letter perfect as the host of this show biz-oriented cable network's "News Daily"
    $800 9
Athena promised him wisdom & victory in all battles if he judged her the fairest goddess
    DD: $2,000 19
This 38th president's museum displays a selection of bicentennial items
    $800 14
In 1094 this Spanish warrior captured Valencia from the Moors
    $800 4
When Count Vronsky's love for her seems to fade, she throws herself under a train
    $800 29
This outermost layer of the sun produces the solar wind
    $800 24
Now the "Today" show's co-anchor, she once produced the CNN news & information show "Take Two"
    $1000 10
Though her name was Greek for "strangler", this riddler usually ate her victims or threw them from her rock
    $1000 20
The Fogg, Busch-Reisinger & Arthur M. Sackler Art Museums belong to this New England university
    $1000 15
These societies for craftsmen & merchants originated in western Europe in the 11th century
    $1000 5
Joan Durbeyfield is the mother of this Thomas Hardy title character
    $1000 30
After becoming a red giant, the sun will probably shrink to the size of the Earth as one of these
    $1000 25
He won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Vietnam War before he covered the Gulf War for CNN

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Melissa Myretta Ronny
$10,100 $1,200 $5,300

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Final Jeopardy! Round

EUROPEAN CAPITALS
This city was named for a Byzantine church

Final scores:

Melissa Myretta Ronny
$9,595 $2,400 $100
2-day champion: $16,193 2nd place: 7-night Caribbean Cruise 3rd place: Daewoo TV & VCR

Game dynamics:

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Coryat scores:

Melissa Myretta Ronny
$10,600 $1,200 $5,800
26 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
8 R,
3 W
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $17,600

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