Show #8529 - Thursday, December 9, 2021

2021 Professors Tournament quarterfinal game 4.

Contestants

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Julia Williams, an English professor from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana

Ed Hashima, a history professor from American River College in Sacramento, California

Ramón Guerra, an associate professor of English, American literature & Latino studies from University of Nebraska at Omaha

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Jeopardy! Round

PROF TALK
AROUND THE MEDITERRANEAN
WHAT DOES IT PREVENT?
ALL ON YOUR HEAD NOW
COLLEGE SPORTS
LIT CHARACTERS' BAD CHOICES
    $200 7
Profs definitely want good "P.R.", this process by which academic experts referee papers
    $200 15
A neutral zone separates Spain from this territory & peninsula, a gateway to the Med that always knows how to rock
    $200 26
Higher-octane gasoline: this "kn"oise, partner of the dreaded pinging
    $200 17
Dangle & hoop are types of these but I like your choice of chandelier
    $200 2
In 2021 LSU's men's team claimed the outdoor track & field NCAA title, aided by Terrance Laird's time of 10.05 in this event
    $200 1
"Thy hour and thy harpoon are at hand!"; he should've cut bait & run, as his harpoon issues got much worse the next day
    $400 8
Remember grad school & getting the yearly payment called this--appropriately, from Latin for "alms"?
    $400 22
Stretch your legs for a walk around this entire country; okay, its area is about 500 acres, but still...! Then hit its casino
    $400 27
Bounce dryer sheets, symbolized by a tee shirt & a lightning bolt
    $400 18
You profs once wore this flat-topped cap; now you see it on celebrating soon-to-be ex-students once or twice a year
    $400 11
With stars like Maya Moore, the Huskies of this U. have won over 90% of their games & 11 national titles in women's basketball since '95
    $400 3
James, don't break up a family's baseball game & try to kill this girl! Edward will be mad & it just won't end well for you!
    $600 9
A PhD candidate who's finished all the coursework but not that last bit of writing is an ABD, this
    $600 23
Let's check out the 88-foot Pompey's Pillar, dedicated around 297 A.D. in this Egyptian city, but we're a tad late on its lighthouse
    $600 28
The compound levonorgestrel, in products like Mirena
    $600 19
The Donnersmarck emerald & diamond this, a semi-circular crown, went for $12.7 million in 2011 & it would set off your eyes
    $600 12
Winners of this prestigious honor introduced in 1935 include Steve Spurrier, Barry Sanders & Jameis Winston
    $600 4
She a) married Roger Chillingworth & b) didn't just head off for Europe with Dimmesdale as soon as she heard the word "prison"
    $800 10
This word for a group of associated professors can also mean a natural power or ability
    DD: $1,200 24
This city can be said to be twice on the Mediterranean coast; one as a world capital, the other in Lebanon
    $800 29
A living trust: this court procedure to carry out the terms of a will
    $800 20
Spikes of hair framing the face are called these spikes in tribute to a lady of the harbor
    $800 13
"On", this Big Ten school! Coached by "Miracle on Ice" team member Mark Johnson, the women's hockey team won the 2021 NCAA title
    $800 5
He makes the mistake of trusting O'Brien, which leads to a harsh re-education at the Ministry of Love
    $1000 16
In 1880 Harvard became the first to grant these marvelously restful paid leaves of absence
    $1000 25
Enjoy the days & knights of this nation in the Central Med composed of 5 islands including Cominotto
    $1000 30
Ladybugs & lacewings: these garden menaces also known as plant lice
    $1000 21
Let's go one this hat seen here over the line, & chef up something delicious
    $1000 14
Mia Hamm won 4 national soccer titles with this southern school
    $1000 6
True love wins out, but he wasn't smart to let his friend Mr. Darcy talk him into leaving Jane Bennet in the lurch

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

Ramón Ed Julia
$2,800 $2,800 $400

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ramón Ed Julia
$3,800 $8,200 $1,800

Double Jeopardy! Round

YIDDISH THEATER
SCIENCE VOCABULARY
STATE SONGS
DESCRIBING THE TV DRAMA
IN RECENT YEARS
SHOW ME YOUR P-H-D
(Mayim: Each response contains those letters in that order.)
    $400 6
David Moishele is an aging wealthy merchant with problematic children in the 1892 play "The Yiddish" this Shakespeare tragedy
    $400 26
From a word meaning "insect", it's the study of bugs
    $400 1
Lyrics from this Louisiana state song include "You make me happy when skies are gray"
    $400 11
It's a Mads Mads Mads Mads Mikkelsen world; the doctor will eat you now
    $400 21
The 2016 Summer Olympics were held in this South American city
    $400 16
A son or daughter by marriage
    DD: $2,400 7
A surprise New York hit in 2018 was a Yiddish-language "Fiddler on the Roof"; this song becomes "Ven Ikh Bin A Rotshild"
    $800 27
Atoms share a pair of electrons in this type of chemical bond
    $800 2
With words by King David Kalakaua, its state song urges, "Be loyal to your chief"
    $800 12
On since 2010 but cast job security? Iffy; Michael Rooker was Norman Reedus' brother, remember that?
    $800 25
In 2010 Apple released this tablet & sold more than 3 million in the first 80 days
    $800 17
To arrest a criminal suspect
    $1200 8
Yiddish theater's beginnings are associated with this Jewish holiday involving dressing up in costume
    DD: $1,200 28
"Specific" this is the ratio of a substance's density to that of a standard substance, often water
    $1200 3
This state has an official song & several honorary ones including "Live Free Or Die" & "The Old Man Of The Mountain"
    $1200 13
Simon & Daphne, streaming steamily; episodes included "The Duke & I" & "Art of the Swoon"
    $1200 24
David Cameron is seen here with this home secretary, his successor as prime minister
    $1200 18
In 2021 4 astronauts landed in the Gulf of Mexico in the USA's first nighttime one of these since 1968
    $1600 9
The play "Chantzhe in Amerika" is about a woman wanting to learn this modern skill; "How I Learned to" do it is a non-Yiddish play
    $1600 29
In physics, a body at rest is in "static" this if all the forces acting on it cancel each other out
    $1600 4
The state song of Indiana is titled "On The Banks Of" this river "Far Away"
    $1600 14
Catherine, dressing to empress; we're stanning Fanning
    $1600 23
In 2015 this disease also known as German measles was declared eradicated in the Americas
    $1600 19
Squid & octopuses are members of this class of marine mollusks
    $2000 10
To Marlon Brando, "Stella" also meant this woman from a Yiddish theater dynasty, the teacher who changed his life
    $2000 30
This slow wobbling of the Earth's axis of rotation completes a cycle every 26,000 years or so
    $2000 5
One of Colorado's state songs is where these wildflowers grow
    $2000 15
An island resort is not quite paradise; Jennifer Coolidge deals with the ashes of a relationship
    $2000 22
In 2018 it was reported that this British firm had accessed the personal data of up to 87 million Facebook users
    $2000 20
These sacred writings of Hinduism explain the fundamental tenets of the religion

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ramón Ed Julia
$1,400 $27,400 $5,800
(lock game)

Final Jeopardy! Round

1950s PUBLIC WORKS
Dubbed "The Greatest Construction Show on Earth", when completed it connected Minnesota to Montreal

Final scores:

Ramón Ed Julia
$0 $32,100 $3,800
3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Ramón Ed Julia
$1,400 $27,000 $5,800
10 R,
3 W
30 R
(including 2 DDs),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W

Combined Coryat: $34,200

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Game tape date: 2021-10-25
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