National College Championship game #8 - Friday, February 11, 2022

2022 National College Championship quarterfinal game 8.


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Sarah Salisbury, a sophomore at USC in Los Angeles, California

Max Niles, a senior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island

Jaskaran Singh, a senior at the University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: You'll give us the more common version.)
    $200 15
Considered "The Birthplace of California", it's home to the Padres & a world-renowned zoo
    $200 20
August 15 is Assumption Day on the Catholic calendar, celebrating this figure being taken up into heaven
    $200 30
A "Mandalorian" character is named Grogu & is also called the Child, but viewers dubbed him "Baby" this
    $200 22
A plethora of chefs ruins bouillon
    $200 29
In 1849 the last issue of a newspaper Karl edited wasn't black & white, but this all over; he defiantly used that color ink
    $200 27
Due to its narrow beam, the Anglepoise lamp was popular during these, which in WWII Britain were deliberate, not power-company goofs
    $400 14
Incorporated in 1911, this city 30 miles northwest of Hoover Dam has had a busy 111 years
    $400 19
On April 8 Japan celebrates the flower festival Hana Matsuri; sakura, these blossoms, are a popular offering
    $400 10
The devil didn't go down to Georgia, he went up to L.A. to open a nightclub & solve murders on this Netflix show
    $400 18
In the absence of any fracture, refrain from repair
    $400 28
Karl looked forward to a "dictatorship of" this group, originally a word & a class from ancient Rome
    $400 23
American dentist Edward Angle is considered a father of this "correct teeth" specialty
    $600 6
It's about 500 miles from this state capital to the larger city of the same name
    $600 12
On July 24 Ecuador & Venezuela celebrate the birthday of this man born in 1783
    $600 9
Billy Butcher has some serious issues with superheroes on this Amazon show & confronts them quite directly
    $600 17
Inquisitiveness eliminated Snowbell
    $600 3
Marx' grave bears a line from "The Communist Manifesto": "Workers of all lands", do this
    $600 24
Minnesota's Northwest Angle borders the Canadian provinces of Ontario & this one
    $800 4
Founded on a peninsula in 1565, it would become Spain's military & religious headquarters in North America
    $800 11
This fall festival in Hinduism involves lighting lamps to invite the presence of Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth
    $800 7
An HBO Max series with "That Damn" this "Weekend Update" co-anchor examines issues like racial profiling & unemployment
    $800 16
Pulchritude constitutes an observational aspect within the percipient
    $800 1
Marx wrote that this "is money." This "is commodities" & had a lot more to say about it, the title of his longest work
    $800 25
"The Angle" was a part of this Civil War battlefield & a target of Pickett's Charge
    DD: $1,500 5
"Take a ride" in this oft-mispronounced Pennsylvania city named for the ancestral hometown of the Penn family
    $1000 13
October 2021 brought the first presidential proclamation of this day, celebrated along with Columbus Day
    $1000 8
On Apple TV+ a lot of work goes into the creation of "Raven's Banquet", the expansion pack for this title online fantasy game
    $1000 21
A spinning mineral rejects the retention of any Bryophyta
    $1000 2
Marx considered religion "the opium of the people", which wouldn't have pleased his paternal grandfather, who had this job
    $1000 26
Using the difference in the angles of shadows at 2 distant places, Eratosthenes calculated this around 200 B.C. to be 250,000 stadia

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

Jaskaran Max Sarah :)
$4,500 -$1,000 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Jaskaran Max Sarah :)
$6,300 -$400 $3,000

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each response begins with "M".)
(Mark Ronson: I'm Mark Ronson with clues about some of the music I've made from this side of the board.)
    $400 17
Martin Luther reportedly said of this contemporary, "this fool wishes to reverse the entire science of astronomy"
    $400 11
Olga, Masha & Irina are the title siblings in this Chekhov play
    $400 19
The tertiary parrot that you listened to
    $400 26
Your first year will doubtless include a course or 2 on these legally enforceable agreements & their breaches
    $400 24
The puma of north & South America is also known as the cougar, the panther, & this 2-word name
    $400 30
(Mark Ronson delivers the clue.) We thought it might be heard over the end credits of "A Star Is Born" when I co-wrote this song with Lady Gaga; I was blown away to see it become part of the story
    $800 13
This lord with his own temperature scale called X rays a hoax, but just a few years later was looking at his own handbones
    $800 5
Seen here is this playwright whose first theatrical success was the comedy of manners "Lady Windermere's Fan"
    $800 18
Extreme happiness at the home of the Slurpee
    $800 7
Law school students might participate in this "court", a hypothetical appellate case whose topic is chosen from a real case
    $800 9
A recently created breed of small cat bears this name from "The Wizard of Oz"
    $800 15
(Mark Ronson delivers the clue.) A collaboration that changed both our lives started when I asked this artist how she wanted the album "Back to Black" to sound & she played me the '60s girl group the Shangri-Las
    $1200 12
In 2004 Bill Gates said, "Two years from now" this "will be solved"--he had a solution involving proof of emailers' identities
    $1200 4
"Play" is in the title of this drama based in part on playwright Charles Fuller's time in the army & on "Billy Budd"
    $1200 22
To practice saying over & over again the magic hex that will affect a handbag
    $1200 6
Be forewarned--many of your profs will teach via this "method" named for a guy who lost his biggest trial
    $1200 8
It's the stately breed of long-haired domesticat seen here
    $1200 29
(Mark Ronson delivers the clue.) The longest I've worked on a song was more than six months on this one with Bruno Mars & Jeff Bhasker that came out on an album of mine; it worked out really well for all of us & Michelle Pfeiffer thinks it's cool too
    $1600 14
Joseph Ives commanded the first military vessel on the Colorado River & said no whites would ever again bother to visit this
    DD: $1,000 1
Luigi Pirandello is best remembered for this numerical play from 1921
    $1600 21
A lazy, careless attempt to break into your PC files
    $1600 2
You'll need a class on these private wrongs like negligence & defamation
    $1600 10
Tradition says this tailless cat originated on an island in the Irish Sea
    $1600 28
(Mark Ronson delivers the clue.) In my college years I was DJing at downtown New York clubs spinning new hip-hop like the debut album of this kung fu-loving group produced by the RZA
    DD: $2,000 16
Harvard prof Louis Agassiz said the "transmutation theory" of this 1859 book was "untrue", "unscientific" & "mischievous"
    $2000 3
Seen here, she's the first woman to win 2 Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, her first for "Ruined" &, in 2017, for "Sweat"
    $2000 23
A horse liberated from Stockholm
    $2000 25
To take your case all the way to the Supreme Court, the main method is to ask the justices to grant a writ of this Latin word
    $2000 20
Seen here, this lovely little cat is often referred to as a miniature version of the big cat called the clouded leopard
    $2000 27
(Mark Ronson delivers the clue.) There are lots of ways to make music & on my podcast I contrasted my passion for collaboration with the method of Kevin Parker of this 1-man Aussie band whose breakthrough album was even called "Lonerism"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Jaskaran Max Sarah :)
$19,900 $6,600 $9,000
(lock game)

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

This country, the largest in area entirely within Europe, borders the largest country in the world

Final scores:

Jaskaran Max Sarah :)
$19,900 $0 $18,000
Winner: semifinalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Jaskaran Max Sarah :)
$21,400 $7,600 $9,000
27 R
(including 1 DD),
3 W
(including 1 DD)
9 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $38,000

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Game tape date: 2021-11-21
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