Show #6372 - Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Teen Tournament semifinal game 2.
From DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.


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Evan Eschliman, a sophomore from Olathe, Kansas

Anshika Niraj, a sophomore from Beachwood, Ohio

Elyse Mancuso, a junior from Omaha, Nebraska

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Jeopardy! Round

(Alex: Each correct response will start with those two letters.)
    $200 21
"Pork barrel spending" is among the "issues" at the website of this Arizona senator & 2008 candidate for president
    $200 16
Historian James Adams said this New England religious group was as intolerant as the Inquisition
    $200 6
To pull an entire plant out of the ground
    $200 1
Larry, Curly, Moe & Snooki? In a 2012 film, this title comedy trio ends up starring in a reality TV show
    $200 11
A "Beefy 5-layer burrito", part of its $2 meal deal
    $200 26
"Cavalleria rusticana" takes place on this large Italian island
    $400 22
This congressman finished 2nd in the 2012 New Hampshire primary with 23% of the vote
    $400 17
It's what God is mostly called in the Koran
    $400 7
The stuffing & covering of furniture
    $400 2
To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the title ship sinking, this 1997 film was re-released in 3D in April 2012
    $400 12
The OS X
Mountain Lion operating system
    $400 27
A soprano plays the title bird in "The Nightingale", based on a tale by this Danish author
    DD: $2,600 23
She's the mother of 5, grandmother of 9 & minority leader in the House of Representatives
    $600 18
When these high Catholic officials take their posts, they put on red robes symbolizing blood they'd be willing to shed
    $600 8
The parts of a football goal post: 1 post, 1 crossbar, 2 of these
    $600 3
He played Aragorn in the "Lord of the Rings" movies
    $600 13
Madden NFL 13
    $600 28
"Azora" concerns the romantic entanglements of a daughter of this Aztec emperor
    $800 24
This Connecticut man who ran for vice president in 2000 announced that 2012 would be his last year in the Senate
    $800 19
The Jewish Sabbath enters with Kiddush, which includes a blessing over this beverage
    $800 9
Someone who instantly gets what you're saying is "quick on" this
    $800 4
Sam Worthington returns as Perseus, who must save Zeus from the underworld, in this 2012 adventure
    $800 14
always skinny
    $800 29
The title character of Bellini's "Norma" is one of these British pagan priest(esse)s
    $1000 25
GOP house members who don't follow the party program can feel the lash of Kevin McCarthy, house majority this
    $1000 20
There are about 16 million folks in this "Southern" denomination whose convention was organized in 1845
    $1000 10
For example, when the candy counter guy asks if you want to make that medium Coke a large
    $1000 5
Go, Emile Hirsch! Go, Emile Hirsch! Go, Emile Hirsch, Go! as this 2008 title auto enthusiast
    $1000 15
dental floss
    $1000 30
"Belisario" takes place in this eastern half of the Roman Empire that survived the fall of the west

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

Elyse Anshika Evan
$3,800 $1,800 $4,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Elyse Anshika Evan
$5,800 $4,000 $9,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

(In the first round we dealt with Washington Today; now we deal with...)
    $400 21
In 1842 this "Sleepy Hollow" author was appointed U.S. minister to Spain
    $400 6
Taboo &
    $400 7
In 1960 Theodore Maiman used a synthetic type of this red gem in producing the world's first laser
    $400 12
"Hearing voices no one else can hear isn't a good sign, even in the wizarding world"
    $400 17
Roughly as large as the U.S., this desert is spread over 10 African nations
    $400 1
You can drink from the "water" one at your school, but probably not the one at the mall with the coins at the bottom
    $800 22
Among products this man derived from the sweet potato was postage stamp glue, & that's not just peanuts!
    $800 27
Will Champion &
Chris Martin
    $800 8
The 3 main parts of an insect's body are the head, the thorax & this section
    $800 13
"Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy"
    $800 18
Africa's largest island, it's home to more than 70 varieties of lemur
    $800 2
More overcast than yesterday's weather
    $1200 23
It spans the Hudson River, contains 107,000 miles of wire & has 2 levels, each with 12 traffic lanes
    $1200 28
Akiva Schaffer &
Andy Samberg
    $1200 9
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows a video taken on the International Space Station demonstrating the experiment she describes.) The International Space Station is ideal for zero gravity experiments; here, a knitting needle rubbed with paper creates a magnetic field, drawing a drop of water into this astronomical type of path spiraling around it
    DD: $3,000 14
"Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember, a gentleman lived not long ago"
    $1200 19
Panari Sky Centre in this Kenyan capital houses Africa's largest ice rink
    $1200 3
The person to whom apartment dwellers pay rent
    $1600 24
Sidney Poitier was the first African American to win the Oscar for Best Actor; he was the second
    $1600 29
Ad-Rock &
    $1600 10
If the soil in the first lady's garden has a pH reading of 7, it's this, meaning equal in acidity & alkalinity
    $1600 15
"I am a bear of very little brain, and long words bother me"
    DD: $2,000 20
Port cities on this sea include Massawa in Eritrea & Hurghada in Egypt
    $1600 4
A popular military motto is "death before" this, loss of respect or reputation
    $2000 25
In 1983 Harold Washington became the first African-American mayor of this midwestern city
    $2000 30
Pat Monahan &
Rob Hotchkiss
    $2000 11
(Sarah of the Clue Crew shows us diagrams of the Earth and its shell.) Plate tectonics studies the dynamics of the Earth's shell, this solid rocky sphere from the Greek for "stone ball"
    $2000 16
"He cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath--'The horror! The horror!"'
    $2000 26
This natural wonder is on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe
    $2000 5
This term for someone hired to do small jobs around the house contains a body part

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Elyse Anshika Evan
$20,800 $5,600 $19,800

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

It's believed that its nose was about 3 feet wide when it was first constructed around 2500 B.C.

Final scores:

Elyse Anshika Evan
$40,800 $11,200 $39,600
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Elyse Anshika Evan
$19,000 $7,600 $17,800
20 R
(including 1 DD),
1 W
12 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
25 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W

Combined Coryat: $44,400

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Game tape date: 2012-04-20
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