Responses for show #2840 - Friday, December 27, 1996

Contestants

Mark Torma, a college student from Alliance, Ohio

Ruth Thompson, an attorney from Kingsland, Georgia

Jon Woodman, an attorney from Columbus, Ohio (whose 2-day cash winnings total $26,401)

Jeopardy! Round responses

GODDESSES
CORPORATE AMERICA
POP MUSIC
THE 1980s
MILITARY ACADEMIES
"E"ASY DOES IT
    $100 3
Odin

Mark
    $100 8
Xerox

Ruth
    $100 13
Georgia

Ruth
    $100 1
milk cartons

Jon
    $100 26
(Jon: What is West Point?)
...
(Alex: [To Ruth] And I'm glad you got that one!)

the U.S. Naval Academy

JonRuth
    $100 22
(and we have a minute left in the round....)

Emu

Mark
    $200 4
the Moon

Mark
    $200 9
(Jon: What is Trident?)

Wrigley

JonRuth
    $200 14
Chubby Checker

Mark
    $200 2
C. Everett Koop

Mark
    $200 27
Virginia Military Institute

Jon
    $200 21
Egg Foo Young

Jon
    $300 12
(Jon: Who is Amon?)

Ra

JonMark
    $300 10
Federal Express

Jon
    $300 16
The Eagles

Jon
    $300 5
Falkland (or Malvinas) Islands

Jon
    $300 23
Estonia

Jon
    $400 15
Aphrodite

Mark
    $400 11
Toys R Us

Mark
    $500 18
(Jon: Who were The Temptations?)

The Commodores

Jon
    $400 6
London & Philadelphia

Jon
    $400 24
(Ruth: What is lettuce?)

endive

JonRuth
    $500 20
Athena

Mark
    $500 17
Gateway 2000

Jon
    $500 19
Don McLean

Mark
    $500 7
Voyager

Jon
    $500 28
(Jon: What is Eton?)
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

Sandhurst

JonRuth
    $500 25
(Jon: Who is Edward?)

Egbert (or Ethelbald. Ethelbert, Ethelred, or Ethelwolf)

JonRuth

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

Jon Ruth Mark
$1,100 $400 $1,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Ruth Mark
$1,400 $1,100 $2,900

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

WORLD CAPITALS
THE OSCARS
IN THE DICTIONARY
HISTORY
MONEY
SINCLAIR LEWIS
    $200 5
New Delhi

Mark
    $200 1
(Ruth: Who is Toulouse-Lautrec?)

Cyrano de Bergerac

RuthMark
    $200 11
the League of Nations

Mark
    $200 21
Medicare

Jon
    $200 18
Jack London

Jon
    $400 6
Nairobi

Jon
    $400 2
The Karate Kid

Jon
    $400 23
animals

Ruth
    $400 13
Charles De Gaulle

Ruth
    $400 22
Ferdinand & Isabella

Mark
    $400 12
the Nobel Prize for Literature

Jon
    $600 8
Jakarta

Jon
    $600 3
Mighty Joe Young

Triple Stumper
    $600 27
snuff

Jon
    $600 14
Trafalgar

Mark
    $1,000 24
(Alex: And we have about a minute to go in this round.)

Abraham Lincoln

Ruth
    $600 15
(Jon: What were the '30s?)

The 1920s

JonRuth
    $1,000 9
(Jon: What is Warsaw?)

Budapest, Hungary

Jon
    $800 4
Simone Signoret

Mark
    $800 28
[The end-of-round signal sounds.]

chef (or cook)

Jon
    $800 16
Jim Jones

Ruth
    $800 25
Brazil

Triple Stumper
    $800 19
Upton Sinclair

Ruth
    $1000 10
Vilnius

Ruth
    $1000 7
Makeup

Ruth
    $1000 17
La Salle

Mark
    $1000 26
Fiat

Triple Stumper
    $1000 20
Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jon Ruth Mark
$3,400 $6,900 $6,300

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
JonWhat is Boston?
$2,199
MarkWhat is Philadelphia
$5,800
RuthWhat is Philadelphia?
$5,701
Boston

Final scores:

Jon Ruth Mark
$5,599 $1,199 $500
3-day champion: $32,000 2nd place: Trip to Carmel, California & set of Pinseeker Golf Clubs 3rd place: Jules Jurgensen Watch

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Jon Ruth Mark
$4,900 $6,500 $6,300
19 R,
8 W
(including 2 DDs)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
17 R,
0 W

Combined Coryat: $17,700

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