Show #6314 - Thursday, February 16, 2012

2012-A Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 2.


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Brooks Humphreys, a high school social studies teacher from Omaha, Nebraska

Steven Evenhouse, a junior high school social studies teacher from Orland Hills, Illinois

Jessica Dell'Era, a third grade Spanish bilingual teacher from Oakland, California

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Jeopardy! Round

    $200 9
Grab me this brand of meat stick with a rhyming name; it's "made from stuff guys need"
    $200 1
It's 11 times wider than Earth at the equator, but shorter than that through the poles
    $200 8
Sammy Hagar:
"I Can't Drive ____"
    $200 6
Produced in 1892, the first commemorative U.S. coin featured this non-American
    $200 14
A row of closely planted shrubs
    $200 26
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from the Gulf of Panama in Panama.) Allowing them to stay in the sky for long stretches, frigate birds, in proportion to weight, have the longest of these tip-to-tip dimensions of any bird in the world
    $400 16
I don't care if I get orange powder on my fingers--I really want a bag of these Frito-Lay snacks, puffs or crunchy
    $400 2
In 1610 he observed Saturn with a telescope, the first person to do so
    $400 10
Three Dog Night (1969) & U2 (1992):
    $400 7
Calling it "close to sacrilege", Teddy Roosevelt ordered this motto removed from the Saint Gaudens 10-dollar gold piece
    $400 15
An often sandy golf club
    $400 27
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Golfo Dulce in Costa Rica.) Macaws use their powerful beaks as a third foot when climbing trees & as a tool when opening nuts; inside their tongue is a little one of these structures that they use to dislodge nutmeat
    $600 17
Like its motto says, "Hungry? Grab" this chocolate bar with peanuts
    $600 3
Most planets rotate in a direction called prograde; Venus' clockwise rotation has this opposite name
    $600 11
The Byrds:
"____ Miles High"
    $600 23
A 1937 Indian head nickel that featured this animal on the reverse with only 3 legs is a collector's item
    $600 20
To drag the bottom of a river
    $600 28
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica.) The name of the sloth's suborder, Folivara, gives a clue to its leisurely lifestyle; Folivora means "eater of" these, which don't provide a lot in the way of food energy
    $800 18
I got you a mini bite size go-pak of this, "Milk's Favorite Cookie"; can I have one?
    $800 4
The symbol of this planet is seen here
    $800 12
? & The Mysterians:
"____ Tears"
    DD: $1,200 24
A 1946 memorial half-dollar was the first U.S. coin to feature an African American, this educator
    $800 21
A solemn vow
    $800 29
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica.) Like bears, their evolutionary cousin, coatis have nonretractable claws, but nonetheless walk using plantigrade locomotion, meaning, on this part of the feet
    $1000 19
Here you go--the crackers from Nabisco USA called this "in a Biskit"--hope you like them
    $1000 5
Uranus has a blue-green color because this gas in its atmosphere absorbs the red wavelengths of sunlight
    $1000 13
Tommy Tutone:
    $1000 25
The Winged Liberty dime is popularly called this because of its resemblance to a certain Roman god
    $1000 22
Hyphenated term that describes a bird with complete plumage, or anything matured
    $1000 30
(Sarah of the Clue Crew gives the clue from Barro Colorado Reserve in Panama.) The loudest New World animal, the howler monkey, gets its volume from a special hollow bone that acts as one of these, like the body of a guitar

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

Jessica Steven Brooks
$600 $1,200 $2,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Steven Brooks
$2,800 $7,200 $4,600

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Name the president the Secretary of Treasury served under.)
    $400 2
Timothy Geithner
    $400 1
Discover, or charged a penalty
    $400 12
Geometry--it's the number of degrees in angle "A"
    $400 13
The Tipitapa river connects Lake Managua with this larger lake
    $400 18
In 1955 Kay Thompson checked in with her first story of this little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel
    $400 7
Rooney Mara sports the title ink in this film based on a Swedish book
    $800 3
Alexander Hamilton
    $800 24
A sense of style, or a device that provides a warning light
    $800 19
Geography: Bass Strait separates this Aussie island state from the mainland
    $800 14
It's mostly in Egypt; the Sudanese call their portion Lake Nubia
    $800 20
Finny & Gene go out on a limb at New Hampshire's Devon School in this John Knowles tale
    $800 8
In this film Emile Hirsch falls in love with new neighbor Elisha Cuthbert, a former porn star
    $1200 4
Henry Paulson
    $1200 25
An oracle, or to cook quickly
    $1200 21
Economics: This "wealth of nations" man called laissez-faire capitalism the system of perfect liberty
    $1200 15
Although long landlocked, Bolivia maintains a navy with about 170 boats, many patrolling on this lake
    DD: $2,000 28
His 1950 novel "Across the River and into the Trees" reflected a growing bitterness toward life
    $1200 9
Natalie Portman & Scarlett Johansson play sisters vying for Henry VIII's affection in this 2008 film
    $1600 5
Donald Regan
    $1600 26
The leader of a mafia crime family, or sunrise
    $1600 22
History: In July 1918 the bodies of this world leader & his family were thrown in a mine shaft
    DD: $1,500 16
International travel between Tanzania, Uganda & Kenya on this lake is no longer permitted
    $1600 29
In this 1954 James Michener novel, a Japanese girl ends up saying "Goodbye" to her American soldier boy
    $1600 10
In this 2002 film, Jennifer Aniston is a discount store clerk having an affair with Jake Gyllenhaal
    $2000 6
Roger B. Taney
    $2000 27
The state of the atmosphere, or a conjunction that introduces an alternative
    $2000 23
Cell biology: The main function of these organelles is to produce energy in the form of ATP
    $2000 17
North America's deepest lake at 2,015 feet is this "great" Canadian one
    $2000 30
Author Nevil Shute said goodbye to the human race in this doom & gloom 1957 novel
    $2000 11
A life-sized doll named Bianca is one of the title characters of this Oscar-nominated 2007 film

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jessica Steven Brooks
$7,200 $7,300 $14,200

Final Jeopardy! Round

The name of this assassin is Latin for heavy, dull, insensitive, oafish

Final scores:

Jessica Steven Brooks
$5,223 $3,000 $13,700
2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jessica Steven Brooks
$9,200 $8,400 $14,200
13 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
14 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
19 R,
1 W

Combined Coryat: $31,800

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Game tape date: 2012-01-23
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