Show #1555 - Friday, May 10, 1991

1991 College Championship quarterfinal game 5.

Contestants

Scott Gillispie, a senior from Georgia Tech

Mike Furlanetto, a sophomore from Williams College

Katie Czukas, a senior from the University of California at Berkeley

Jeopardy! Round

MAY
WORLD FACTS
THE ARABIAN KNIGHTS
INSECTS
TOP LADIES OF POP
IN OTHER WORDS...
    $100 16
This pair set out west from St. Louis May 14, 1804
    $100 1
Liberia's flag has 11 stripes but just one of these
    $100 7
On his first voyage he visited an island which turned out to be a huge sleeping whale
    $100 23
These insects are able to digest cellulose because of protozoa in their intestines
    $100 2
From 1963-67 this group consisted of Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson & Diana Ross
    $100 17
Display one's blood-pumping organ over the outside of one's arm covering
    $200 21
Many thought its appearance in May 1910 signaled the end of the world; in 1986 few worried
    $200 3
NATO headquarters is in this Belgian capital
    $200 12
He said, "I am ready to obey thee as...the slave of all those who have the lamp in their hands"
    $200 24
Glowworms are the luminescent larvae or the flightless females of some species of these beetles
    DD: $700 8
1 of the most successful pop stars of the '80s, she had her first No. 1 hit with the following:

Then you say, go slow
I fall behind
The second hand unwinds...
    $200 18
Never postpone a project 24 hours when it may be executed now
    $300 27
She was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431
    $300 4
Not part of the UK but a dependency of the British crown, it's home to Manx cats
    $300 13
This man's son married the female slave who killed the 40 thieves
    $300 25
In a 1910 experiment, one of these insects, Pulex irritans, jumped 130 times its own length
    $300 9
She won 1991 Grammys for Best New Artist & Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Female for "Vision Of Love"
    $300 19
A lack of anything which can be put in an epistle to my parents
    $400 29
Be careful how you couch your question when you tell us this psychoanalyst was born May 6, 1856
    $400 5
This town in Cornwall used to be raided by pirates; Gilbert & Sullivan set an operetta there
    $400 14
It was only about 6 feet square but its asking price was 40 purses of gold
    $400 26
Karl von Frisch won a 1973 Nobel Prize for deciphering the dancing "language" of these insects
    $400 10
Brooklyn-born singer who studied opera before scoring with "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
    $400 20
Tumbling down walkways between seating sections
    $500 30
On May 5, 1936 this capital fell to the Italians; on May 5, 1941 Haile Selassie retuned there
    $500 6
It's the religion of most of the people in Mauritania
    $500 15
She was the elder daughter of the Grand Vizier who was in charge of executing the Sultan's wives
    $500 28
The leaf-cutter species of these insects use leaves & flower petals to fertilize their fungus gardens
    $500 11
The female half of Eurythmics
    $500 22
One brief talk with a smart person will be adequate

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

Katie Mike Scott
$1,300 $400 $3,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Mike Scott
$1,300 $2,200 $4,700

Double Jeopardy! Round

FIRST LADIES
MATHEMATICS
SUPERSTITIONS
THE SOVIET UNION
OLD MONEY
MEN OF LETTERS
    $200 10
She attended Georgia Southwestern College, where she served as Sophomore class vice president
    $200 1
It's no hype that in geometry "hyp." is short for this
    $200 26
To prevent ill fortune after a boastful statement, you're supposed to "knock on" this
    $200 21
He led the Bolshevik wing of the Social Democratic Workers' Party that took power in 1917
    $200 13
This current U.S. currency traces its name back to the joachimsthaler of Bohemia
    $200 2
In 1985 a plaque was unveiled at Westminster Abbey honoring this "Lady Chatterley's Lover" author
    $400 11
She says actor William Holden kissed her after her wedding but can't recall if her husband did
    $400 5
Deca- is a prefix meaning ten times * this is the prefix meaning one-tenth
    $400 27
It's said to be a sign of future greatness if a baby is born with these in its mouth
    $400 22
In a Feb. 19, 1991 speech, this president of the Russian republic called for Gorbachev's resignation
    $400 14
The English coin called the guinea got that name as this material used to make it came from Guinea
    $400 3
He used his science training to write novels like "The Time Machine" & "The War of the Worlds"
    $600 12
We're not being wry when we tell you this first lady was born in Rye, New York in 1925
    $600 7
A league is 3 miles; if you go ½ a league, ½ a league, ½ a league on, you've gone this many miles
    $600 28
To dream of climbing up one of these means you'll rise in life, but if you walk under one, look out!
    $600 23
Its fertile farmland has made this republic the "Breadbasket of the Soviet Union"
    $600 19
A coin of the Venetian Republic, it's now a small shiny disk sewn on cocktail dresses
    $600 4
His son wrote "The Enchanted Places", a memoir of the real Christopher Robin & Winnie-the-Pooh
    DD: $2,000 17
She wrote a syndicated newspaper column, "My Day", from 1936-62
    $800 15
In an equilateral triangle each angle is this many degrees
    $800 29
Supposedly if you bite your tongue while eating, it's because you've done this
    $800 20
The caviar industry is centered in Astrakhan, where this river flows into the Caspian Sea
    $800 24
The name of this coin, 1st issued by the Duke of Apulia, is slang for an admission ticket
    $800 8
In 1978 this author of "Charlotte's Web" was given a special Pulitzer Prize
    $1000 18
She covered the coronation of Elizabeth !! for the Washington Times-Herald
    $1000 16
In the 3-D Cartesian coordinate system, the designation of the axis that defines height
    $1000 30
Many actors consider it bad luck to quote lines from this Shakespeare play
    $1000 6
This official news agency of the Soviet Union was formed in 1925
    $1000 25
This old Spanish coin is twice as nice as the rest, as its name means twofold
    DD: $1,500 9
In 1917 he published his first volume of poetry, "Prufrock and Other Observations"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Katie Mike Scott
$6,500 $3,200 $13,600
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

WORLD GEOGRAPHY
Other than North America, it's the closest continent to South America

Final scores:

Katie Mike Scott
$12,900 $6,400 $14,100
2nd place: $1,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $1,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Katie Mike Scott
$5,300 $3,200 $12,600
14 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
10 R,
0 W
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $21,100

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