National College Championship game #1 - Tuesday, February 8, 2022

2022 National College Championship quarterfinal game 1.
Mayim Bialik hosts.


Catherine Zhang, a senior at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Gus Guszkowski, a senior at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire

Isaac Applebaum, a junior at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California

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Jeopardy! Round

BIO 101
(Mayim: These are recent additions to the Oxford English Dictionary.)
    $200 27
Robert K. Massie drew a "Portrait of" this Russian empress who led 14,000 soldiers in overthrowing her husband
    $200 30
A Broadway musical & the TV series "Timon & Pumbaa"
    $200 28
This word for the 4 books that recount Jesus' life is from Old English for "good tidings"
    $200 29
It can be a desk employee at a hotel, or a legal aide to a judge
    $200 26
A full chef's kitchen seems a bit of a waste when you keep ordering this chain's specialty pizzas, like Extravaganzza
    $200 25
This type of camping for the pampered dates to 2005
    $400 20
He "peppered Wozniak with questions: could the computer ever be networked? Was it possible to add a disk for memory storage?"
    $400 24
The video game "Vice City"
    $400 12
The Jewish scriptures are traditionally divided into the Prophets, the Writings & this word meaning "law"
    $400 23
Referring to a type popular in earlier centuries, a peruker was a maker of these
    $400 21
I know you're not getting along with your roommate, but did you have to re-create this 27-mile barrier built in Aug. 1961?
    $400 19
The act of ending a relationship by abruptly cutting off all communication has had this name since 2012
    $600 7
A David McCullough presidential bio says on the first page, "He was... of Braintree and he loved to talk"
    $600 22
The spin-off "Hobbs & Shaw"
    DD: $1,600 11
Galatians & Colossians are among the 21 books of the New Testament written in letter form & known as these
    $600 18
At New York City's Guggenheim Museum, Naomi Beckwith holds this job, one who assembles & manages artistic collections
    $600 15
An indoor, Olympic-sized swimming pool is a nice touch! You can try to beat her gold medal time in 2021's 1,500-meter freestyle
    $600 17
2012 gave us this alliterative term for the device that lets you take a turnaround photo from a better angle
    $800 5
"The Mayor of Castro Street" examines "The Life & Times of" this politician & activist who was assassinated in 1978
    $800 13
TV series subtitled "Lower Decks" & "Prodigy"
    $800 1
Tradition says this king wrote the books of Ecclesiastes & Proverbs
    $800 9
DBA is short for database this, a job in which you run the database & of course, have privileges on it
    $800 14
Tell me you're not keeping dirty socks in your cabinet from the reign of this longest-ruling French king
    $800 4
This gendered word for condescendingly expounding has only been around since 2008
    $1000 6
Les Payne worked for 30 years on "The Dead are Arising", a 2020 bio of this man who joined & broke with the Nation of Islam
    $1000 16
The video game "Operation Raccoon City" & the Netflix series "Infinite Darkness"
    $1000 2
The book of Tobit is among the works sometimes called this, from Greek for "to hide away"
    $1000 8
It means following the rules & is the usual word for an "officer" who makes sure you follow the rules, like about COVID
    $1000 10
Gaming sure will go faster with the Fugaku supercomputer & its quadrillions of floating point these, the OPS in petaflops
    $1000 3
Folks have been making these catalogs of things to do before they die since 2006

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

Isaac Gus Catherine
$6,800 $5,800 $0

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Isaac Gus Catherine
$8,800 $6,400 $0

Double Jeopardy! Round

BIO 201
(Mayim: Where each response starts with "K-N".)
    $400 10
In the 1950s Edward O. Wilson studied colonies of these insects & found that they communicate primarily via pheromones
    $400 30
"Jabberwocky" appears in this author's "Through the Looking-Glass"
    $400 1
Not surprisingly, it's Dwayne Johnson's Instagram handle
    $400 29
Lily Bay State Park is on Moosehead Lake, the largest in this largest New England state
    $400 16
In other words, a bunch of tchotchkes
    $400 25
When Bernie Sanders was the House representative for this state in 1991, Howard Dean was the governor
    $800 9
4 to 5 inches long, this tube is also called the oviduct
    $800 18
A leading voice of the Harlem Renaissance, he wrote, "I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother"
    $800 20
One of TikTok's top influencers, in 2021 she made her acting debut in the teen romcom "He's All That"
    $800 28
Carnation, Washington is named for a onetime major employer in the area, which made the condensed type of this
    $800 7
It's another name for the jack in a deck of cards
    $800 24
Reggae saxophonist Dean Fraser is a celebrated artist of this Caribbean country
    DD: $1,800 2
The discovery of the receptor for this toxin was announced in fall 2001, around the time it was part of a terrorism scare
    $1200 11
1956's "Let Us Compare Mythologies" was the first book of poems by this man more famous for songs like "Hallelujah"
    $1200 19
In 2021 this teen became the first celebrity on "Dancing with the Stars" to have a same-sex partner
    $1200 27
In Paris you can wander "lonely as a cloud" down rue de Jonquilles, named for a type of these flowers
    $1200 6
The secret is out--also known as the American Party, it fell apart after 1856
    $1200 23
Seen here, he never bunted while playing Negan on "The Walking Dead"
    $1600 3
"There's no place like" this 11-letter word, the steady internal environment that organisms strive towards
    $1600 15
The line "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever" comes from his poem "Endymion"
    $1600 13
This singer of "Scars To Your Beautiful" was discovered via her YouTube channel after she began posting videos at 13
    $1600 26
2 hyphens are in the name of this flower that's the name of a scenic trail on Canada's Cape Breton Isle
    $1600 5
Last name of author John, who wrote "A Separate Peace"
    $1600 22
Dean Moriarty comes out of reform school, not college, in a novel by this Beat Generation author
    $2000 8
PCR, short for this, allows endless copying of tiny bits of DNA, helping identify diseases & catch killers
    $2000 14
She won a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 & in 2020 this poet, whose last name means good fortune, won the Nobel Prize for Literature
    $2000 12
Once the most popular personality on Vine, "all hail" this funnyman, actor, producer & content creator seen here
    DD: $2,000 17
The Fourth Raadsaal, a word meaning council chamber, is in this South African judicial capital
    $2000 4
Ring a bell slowly & solemnly to announce a death
    $2000 21
Dean Potter climbed part of El Capitan in Yosemite this way that uses no ropes & gave a documentary its title

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Isaac Gus Catherine
$13,800 $16,800 $5,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

One theory says Charles T. Torrey, a worker on this, coined its name, which appeared in The Liberator on October 14, 1842

Final scores:

Isaac Gus Catherine
$16,401 $5,999 $5,200
Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $10,000 3rd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Isaac Gus Catherine
$12,200 $18,800 $5,600
18 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W
19 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $36,600

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Game tape date: 2021-11-21
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