Show #8203 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020

2020 College Championship semifinal game 3.

Contestants

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Xiaoke Ying, a sophomore at the University of Southern California from Arcadia, California

Marshall Comeaux, a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin from Dallas, Texas

Nathaniel Miller, a sophomore at Yale University from Miami, Florida

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Jeopardy! Round

THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
UNIQUE COLLEGE COURSES
NON-AMERICAN HISTORY
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
SING OUT!
3-LETTER WORDS
    $200 30
The Rocky Mountains stretch for more than 3,000 miles from New Mexico north to the Brooks Range in this state
    $200 28
Sweet! Alfred University in New York offered a course on this pancake topper
    $200 16
In 1953 Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay were on top of the world after reaching the summit of this mountain
    $200 27
Volunteer at a local animal rescue and help guys like this breed that can weight as little as 1 pound find a forever home
    $200 26
Sam Smith was "hopin' that my love will keep you up tonight, baby, how do you" do this "when you lie to me?"
    $200 24
A cup for java, or to forcibly rob someone
    $400 29
A wide variety of animals live in the Rocky Mountains, including this type of wild sheep
    $400 9
I scream, you scream, we all scream for the ice cream short course at this school, home of the Nittany Lions
    $400 4
Well, that takes the cake! In 1793 this queen was put in solitary confinement at the Conciergerie
    $400 20
Let's talk about joining Cornell's Speech & this Society or Georgetown's Parliamentary this team
    $400 25
She was on kids' TV shows like "Barney & Friends" & "Hannah Montana" a bit before her 2019 hit "Lose You To Love Me"
    $400 15
That's right, friend, it's an enemy
    $600 21
For much of its length, this ridge between western- & eastern-flowing river systems follows the crest of the Rocky Mountains
    $600 8
You can take a course on artificial intelligence at this school along the Charles River; go Engineers!
    $600 3
In 1644 the Manchus ended this dynasty known for vases
    $600 19
You can start a cover band & perform songs of this artist like "Party Monster" & "Call Out My Name"
    $600 23
This British singer-songwriter's 2017-19 "Divide Tour" took in a whopping $775 million
    $600 12
One of these costs might be luxury or flat
    $800 10
For a real Rocky Mountain high, visit this military academy near Colorado Springs
    $800 6
History courses at Kent State include ones on espionage, the holocaust & this Italian city, the birthplace of the renaissance
    $800 1
The 1970s Pres. of Equatorial this, Macías Nguema forced priests to recite, "There is no God other than Macías"
    $800 17
A part-time job at this chain making Meatball Marinara & Veggie Delite sandwiches could put a few bucks in your pocket
    $800 13
This one-named singer, seen here, dug up a hit with "Graveyard" in 2019
    $800 11
To put on an article of clothing; it's also a male first name
    DD: $800 22
A state capital in the Rockies bears the name of this Native American people once found in the region
    $1000 7
One of the topics covered in a Major League Baseball course at Arizona State is this player who broke the color barrier in 1947
    $1000 2
Joseph Stalin was an editor of this Bolshevik newspaper whose Russian name means "truth"
    $1000 18
How about trying this sport nicknamed "chess on ice" that uses 8 granite stones per team
    $1000 14
Last name of "Doctor Who" actor Peter & of his younger cousin Lewis, who got Peter to star in the video for "Someone You Loved"
    $1000 5
Before it's trimmed, this evergreen tree, popular in landscape gardening, has striking red decor

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

Nathaniel Marshall Xiaoke
$5,000 $1,800 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Marshall Xiaoke
$5,800 $3,400 $2,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

WORLD OF VIDEO GAMES
POETRY
THE ELEMENTS WITH STYLE
"AD"JECTIVES
(Alex: Each correct response will begin with those two letters.)
A FULL RIDE
SCHOLARSHIP
    $400 26
On July 4, 1855 Walt Whitman published this group of 12 poems at his own expense
    $400 27
Sticky
    $400 19
Laurence Tribe has taught at Harvard Law since 1968 & co-wrote the book "On Reading" this document, which he's done a few times
    $800 25
Set not in Hyrule but rather on the Isle of Koholint, "Link's Awakening" is a 2019 Nintendo release in this game series
    $800 11
He wrote, "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference"
    $800 23
I'd like to put out an APB on Pb, this most stylish element on the periodic table
    $800 7
Just good enough, but no more
    $800 22
In 1941 the luxury vessel S.S. America, capacity 1,049, got these new initials as the troop ship West Point, capacity around 8,000
    $800 18
In 1986 feminist legal scholar Catharine MacKinnon convinced SCOTUS that sexual this, often at work, is sex discrimination
    $1200 1
In 2019, Sony revived this odd-looking fellow who had to avoid Coily while jumping from level to level
    $1200 10
This poet with a bias for lowercase letters did use capital E's for the initials of his first & middle names
    $1200 12
Leading the pack, alphabetically at any rate, is this element, symbol Ac
    $1200 6
Directed to a particular recipient, like a package
    $1200 13
Remove the seats, panels, etc. & you can get 15-20 in a Mini Cooper for this alliterative circus automobile
    $1200 9
John Dominic Crossan wrote the controversial book "The Historical" him: "The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant"
    $1600 2
Referring to a false promise, "The cake is a lie" became a famous meme that sprang from this Valve game
    $1600 4
Prophetically, she wrote in "Lady Lazarus", "Dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well"
    $1600 14
This word for a gas such as argon also applies to a probably well-dressed person such as a duke
    $1600 5
Meaning hardheaded about something, it also means a really hard type of rock
    $1600 20
On this route to the Pacific Northwest, wagons only held a few passengers but 2,000 pounds of supplies, including 400 pounds of bacon
    $1600 17
This renowned scholar of race is a frequent guest of Bill Maher and acted in the "Matrix" film series
    $2000 24
The long-awaited upcoming sequel to this PlayStation game revisits Ellie and Joel after a cross-country trek filled with zombies
    DD: $5,000 3
In "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", he wrote, "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons"
    DD: $3,000 15
You'll have that certain glow with this element discovered in 1669 & named for the way it glows in the dark
    $2000 8
Old-timey word meaning fuzzy minded
    $2000 21
In 1975 the last C-130A Hercules to leave Vietnam before the fall of this city flew hundreds of desperate people to Thailand
    $2000 16
In 1925 Leslie Hotson unearthed the 332-year-old record of the inquest into this "Dr. Faustus" playwright's death

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nathaniel Marshall Xiaoke
$11,800 $12,200 $10,200

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

PRESIDENTIAL GEOGRAPHY
This Midwest city is the burial place of one 19th century President & was named for a relative of another

Final scores:

Nathaniel Marshall Xiaoke
$1,000 $799 $8,200
2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nathaniel Marshall Xiaoke
$12,600 $12,200 $10,200
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)
18 R
(including 1 DD),
5 W
(including 1 DD)
12 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $35,000

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