Show #4998 - Wednesday, May 10, 2006

2006 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 3.

Contestants

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Vik Vaz, a medical student from Austin, Texas

Jason Richards, a pharmacy technician from Old Town, Maine

Kerry Breitenbach, a marketing analyst from Cleveland, Ohio

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Jeopardy! Round

OPERA HOUSES
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
WHEN AUSTRALIAN ANIMALS ATTACK
LEGAL TYPES
IT'S ON THE MAP
LETTER PERFECT
    $200 1
This opera company's home was originally on Broadway at 39th Street; it moved to Lincoln Center in 1966
    $200 6
"I wanna die with you Wendy on the streets tonight in an everlasting kiss", says this classic song
    $200 21
In 2002 a woman lost part of an ear to this marsupial, apparently off its eucalyptus diet; not so cute
    $200 26
In West Virginia civil trials, there are 6 of them
    $200 11
It's the powerful democracy of more than 1,000 islands seen here
    $200 16
It's the Roman numeral for 50
    $400 2
This Milan opera house was built by Maria Theresa of Austria to replace the Royal Ducal Theatre
    $400 7
It's "Greetings From" this New Jersey "Park" in the title of Bruce's first album
    $400 23
In 2004 a 5-year-old Aussie girl saved her sister from an attack by this wild animal famous for a similar 1980 event
    $400 27
Type of witness who attests to reputation, not to the facts
    $400 15
The Spanish vanquished a native empire in this country in 1532
    $400 20
People with this most common blood type were once considered universal donors
    $600 3
Bennelong Point, the site of this opera house, was home to several Aboriginal clans when Europeans arrived
    $600 8
This hit off "Born in the U.S.A." begins, "I had a friend was a big baseball player back in high school"
    $600 22
This aquatic animal's bill senses electrical fields; a 1980s test found it attacked a 1.5 V battery 88 out of 88 times
    $600 30
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's current title is this type of "counsel"
    $600 14
In thousands of years of history, this island seen here has been conquered & ruled by numerous empires & kings
    $600 19
It's the class of vitamins that includes thiamine & riboflavin
    $800 5
The Festspielhaus in Bayreuth, Germany was built as a place for this composer to stage his operas
    $800 9
The title track on this Springsteen album named for a state tells of a mass-murder spree by Charlie Starkweather
    $800 24
A golfer won a negligence lawsuit after a 5-foot, red one of these attacked him on a New South Wales course
    $800 29
This person "of the court" is charged with preserving trial records
    $800 13
"Y" not give us the name of this republic?
    $800 18
In standard tuning, the top & bottom strings of a 6-string guitar are tuned to this note
    DD: $1,000 4
London's Royal Opera House traces its history back to a 1728 performance of this John Gay "Opera"
    $1000 10
The 2006 album "We Shall Overcome" is a tribute to this Weavers co-founder & folk legend
    $1000 25
In 2001 this large bird was seen running down Mississippi 51, then went after an animal control officer
    $1000 28
A "U.S." one is a judicial officer appointed by district court judges
    $1000 12
Twenty-million-strong border country of South Africa seen here
    $1000 17
In physics, it's the symbol for Planck's constant

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

Kerry Jason Vik
$1,600 $3,000 $3,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Kerry Jason Vik
$2,000 $4,200 $6,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE NEW YORK TIMES ARTS
TV NUMBERS
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
POLITICIANS
SHORT FICTION
PARLEZ-VOUS ANGLAIS?
(Alex: Each clue will contain a literal translation of a French term. You have to give us that French expression.)
    $400 26
Computer analysis of newly found paintings said the drip patterns weren't consistent with this artist's previous works
    $400 6
This show finished in Nielsen's top 10 programs a record 23 consecutive seasons
    $400 19
Photovoltaic (or "P.V.") cells, which can power homes, are more commonly called these
    $400 14
In 1983 Harold Washington was elected the first black mayor of this Midwest city
    $400 11
His story "The Undefeated" tells of Manuel Garcia, a bullfighter just released from the hospital who refuses to retire
    $400 1
My kids made an oddly lifelike bust of me using this substance, "chewed paper"
    $800 30
The Times called this Fox sitcom, a critical darling, "an alliance between 'The Royal Tenenbaums' & 'The Simpsons'"
    $800 7
714 was the number on the badge seen at the beginning & end of this show that debuted in 1951
    $800 25
Partly from the Greek for "heat", it's the type of energy produced by Iceland's Krafla Plant
    $800 18
In 2001 this Mississippi senator alternated between being majority leader & minority leader
    $800 12
Fitzgerald's "Tales of" this alludes to the 1920s, but most of the stories were written before 1920
    $800 2
If you don't like traffic, live on this kind of street, the "bottom of the sack"
    $1200 29
The Times said a 2005 production of this Shaw play about a career woman was "intriguingly nuanced drama"
    $1200 8
Time stopped when Elisha Cuthbert was bitten by a mountain lion during the filming of this Fox show
    $1200 22
Pumped-storage is one type of plant for this, the nation's largest renewable electricity source
    $1200 17
Nelson Aldrich, a senator from 1881 to 1911, was the grandfather of this vice president named for him
    $1200 13
Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" lives in this village, where he attends a witches' sabbath
    $1200 3
I'm never sure if I want to order my food prix fixe or this way, "according to the menu"
    $1600 28
In 2006 Angela Gheorghiu had a "supercharged star turn" as Violetta in this Verdi opera
    $1600 9
4 8 15 16 23 & 42 are numbers inexplicably tied to characters on this show
    $1600 20
By 2003, there were 65 facilities for this type of power in the U.S., generating about 20% of our energy
    DD: $4,000 15
In 1832 this South Carolina statesman resigned as vice president & became a senator
    DD: $4,000 23
This Mississippian's 1941 story "The Worn Path" won her an O. Henry Memorial Contest Award, the first of several
    $1600 4
"Present yourself" at the designated place & time for this type of meeting
    $2000 27
"The Seven", a hip-hop reworking of his "Seven Against Thebes", is a "risky adventure in aesthetic cross-pollination"
    $2000 10
The name in this series' title referred to Malloy & Reed's patrol car; the number referred to their beat
    $2000 21
(Jimmy of the Clue Crew opens a vat in from Napa Valley, CA.) This alcohol produced by grape fermentation is also used to make solvents & gasoline
    $2000 16
This Republican "from the State of Maine" served as Secretary of State under Garfield, Arthur & Benjamin Harrison
    $2000 24
His short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" was adapted into the 1990 film "Total Recall"
    $2000 5
Richard Branson & Michael Dell are 2 famous examples of this type of businessman: "one who undertakes"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Kerry Jason Vik
$10,400 $13,000 $23,200

Final Jeopardy! Round

CHARACTERS IN SHAKESPEARE
Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge referred to the "motiveless malignity" of this character

Final scores:

Kerry Jason Vik
$10,799 $11,000 $26,001
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Kerry Jason Vik
$10,400 $13,000 $18,400
18 R,
3 W
16 R,
2 W
23 R
(including 3 DDs),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $41,800

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