Show #737 - Tuesday, November 17, 1987

1987 Tournament of Champions semifinal game 2.


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Eugene Finerman, a writer from Chicago, Illinois

Michael Galvin, a student from Shaker Heights, Ohio

Doug Molitor, a writer from Brentwood, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $100 11
Besides North America, it's the only continent completely north of the equator
    $100 23
In August of 1987, Joan Kroc, widow of the founder of this company, donated a million dollars to the Democratic Party
    $100 16
Under the 1879-80 rules, it took nine balls for this to happen
    $100 1
It used to mean sweetheart, but now refers to that big fifth grader who picked on you
    $100 18
Famed Texas cattle breed that was brought over by the Spanish explorers
    $100 6
This Neapolitan made his Metropolitan Opera debut on November 23, 1903 in "Rigoletto"
    $200 12
North Yemen and South Yemen are both found on this Mideast peninsula
    $200 30
To compete with electronic watches, SMH created this inexpensive Swiss watch
    $200 17
Last name of two brothers who earned all four St. Louis Cardinals wins in the 1934 World Series
    $200 2
The word manage goes back to the Latin "manus", the word for this part of the body
    $200 19
Because Sam Maverick didn't do this to his cattle, he lost them to rustlers
    $200 7
Though born in Canada, Bob Nolan co-founded this quintessentially American Western group in the 1930s
    $300 13
In the mid 1960s, France began building a space center near Kouru in this, its South American territory
    $300 29
Texas-raised Angora goats provide almost 95% of the US production of this Angora fiber
    $300 20
Minnie Minoso, the major leaguer who played in the most different decades, played in this many
    $300 3
This word for pal is said to be Oxford University slang for chamberfellow; a roommate
    $300 28
Cattleman's term for gathering the herd
    $300 8
Edward Albee wrote a tragic play about this "Empress of the Blues"
    $400 14
This Yugoslavian republic covers part of and shares its name with Alexander the Great's ancient home
    $400 25
In April 1987, Avia was bought by this major competitor
    $400 21
His batting average was .320 or higher for 23 major league seasons in a row
    $400 4
This word for boss or head is from a Japanese word meaning squad leader
    $400 27
Called 2nd-in-command to the trail boss, he'd take his wagon ahead to be ready when the hands arrived
    DD: $1,000 9
Her affair with a world middleweight boxing champion reportedly led her to write the following:
    $500 15
Most of the 60 to 70 people who live on this South Pacific island are descendants of the mutineers
    $500 24
The Chicago Board of Trade is the world's largest of these
    $500 22
All baseballs used in the major leagues have the name of this foreign country printed on them
    $500 5
From Old English "nay", no, and "whit", thing, this word means zero
    $500 26
Texas trail named in honor of a Scottish Cherokee trader whose tracks were followed
    $500 10
This Swedish phenomenon married her accompianist, Otto Goldschmidt, in 1852

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Doug Michael Eugene
$1,500 $700 $2,400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Doug Michael Eugene
$1,700 $1,200 $3,100

Double Jeopardy! Round

THE 1980s
    $200 26
Only 6% of the Soviet people are members of this party; the rest try to have a good time anyway
    $200 27
During a revolt, the Dutch opened these, allowing their navy to rescue a city besieged by Spain
    $200 28
If your body temperature is 98.6 degrees, this letter had better be following it
    $200 29
Suffering from a little overexposure, Vanessa Williams resigned as this in July, 1984
    $200 30
He discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter in 1610
    $200 14
"'Tis a wonder, by your leave she will be tamed so."
    $400 23
Earliest date in the year on which a US Presidential election can fall
    $400 24
Foreign war in which the First United States Volunteer Cavalry gained its fame
    $400 25
Abbreviation for the standard metric unit closest to a quart
    DD: $2,000 22
July, 1986 "USA Today" headline, "Sea Creatures Ate Staircase" referred to this
    $400 21
It's thought Egyptians used this Big Dipper constellation to set compass bearings of the pyramids
    $400 13
"Give me your hands if we be friends, and Robin shall restore amends"
    $600 19
Founded in London in 1883, Britain's Fabian Society seeks to promote this, not rock-and-roll
    $600 6
Famed for the Charge of the Light Brigade, it was one of the first wars to be reported widely by the press
    DD: $1,000 20
In chess notation, this single letter stands for the knight
    $600 1
In October of 1985, this Italian cruise ship was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists
    $600 9
This giant moon of Saturn is larger than the planet Mercury
    $600 12
"Sir John, to Master Brook you yet shall hold your word, for he tonight shall lie with Mistress Ford"
    $800 18
Ernest Gruening and Wayne Morris lost re-election after being the only senators to vote against this 1964 resolution
    $800 5
The German bulge, in WW2's battle of the same name, was in this forest
    $800 17
Fashion newspaper whose readers' median income is the highest in the US at $111,000
    $800 2
"I am a nervous wreck", said this ousted leader on route from an Alps resort to the Riviera
    $800 8
The name of this star in Orion is from the Arabic for "the giant's armpit"
    $800 11
"And then to Rome--Come, Dolabella, see high order in this great solemnity"
    $1000 15
In 1986, Salvador Laurel, already vice-president, was also appointed foreign minister & prime minister of this country
    $1000 4
This country's 1745 Jacobite rebellion was led by Charles Edward, the "Young Pretender"
    $1000 16
Renamed twice since 1966, it was the original MPAA movie rating between G and R
    $1000 3
US journalist arrested in Moscow shortly after the FBI's 1986 arrest of Soviet physicist Zakharov
    $1000 7
18th century Frenchman whose catalogue of fuzzy objects given M-numbers is still used today
    $1000 10
"We came into the world like brother and brother, and now let's go hand-in-hand, not one before another"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Doug Michael Eugene
-$300 $6,000 $7,700

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

Of the 4 U.S. state capitals named after presidents, this is farthest north and east

Final scores:

Doug Michael Eugene
-$300 $0 $12,100
3rd place: $5,000 2nd place: $5,000 Finalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Doug Michael Eugene
$700 $4,400 $7,100
19 R,
10 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $12,200

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Game tape date: 1987-10-27
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