National College Championship game #11 - Wednesday, February 16, 2022

2022 National College Championship quarterfinal game 11.


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Claire Jackson, a sophomore at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia

Nam Vu, a senior at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Fiona Hellerman, a senior at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: Each title contains one of those two words.)
    $200 18
This Black Panther actor wanted T'Challa's accent to be authentically African, so he spoke in a dialect based on South African Xhosa
    $200 26
Facebook announced its stock ticker name would change to MVRS & its corporate name would become this 4-letter one
    $200 30
This gas is liquefied & frozen to make dry ice
    $200 24
"Trimalchio in West Egg" was a working title for this novel
    $200 29
On Feb. 11, 2001 Three Rivers Stadium, long home to this baseball team, got taken out of the game via implosion
    $200 28
A business, or people who come over to visit
    $400 10
The arc reactor in Tony Stark's chest had a core of this element, symbol Pd; exposure to it would later poison him
    $400 1
Eric Adams bested Curtis Sliwa in this city's 2021 mayoral race
    $400 25
The solid inner core of the Earth is mostly made up of this metal along with nickel
    DD: $300 5
In this novel, Miss Havisham dies after the faded wedding dress she wears catches fire
    $400 20
This Greek guy of myth should have taken dad's advice & not flown too close to the sun with waxen wings, as when they melt...
    $400 27
Time & width are examples of these measurements
    $600 7
Groot's vocabulary in Guardians 2 is limited; this actor got a script with translations from Groot-speak so his delivery could vary
    $600 2
In 2021 this Canadian P.M. called a snap election; he held onto power but fell short of his goal of a majority government
    $600 3
While liquid at room temperature, this metal does freeze to a solid below minus 38 degrees
    $600 4
The world is ending this coming Saturday, just before dinner, in this book by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett
    $600 13
This Broadway musical is about trying to make a flop, but the curtain didn't fall on it until the 2,502nd performance
    $600 15
Title partner of "Pomp" in a walking song at graduation
    $800 9
Ant-Man is warned about getting small in this sub-atomic micro-verse; he gets stuck there after his retrieval crew blips
    $800 17
Seen here, he became the first openly gay Cabinet secretary, after getting the Department of Transportation job
    $800 11
Originally, our pennies were made of solid copper; today, they're copper-coated this metal
    $800 6
"Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight" is a line from this Dylan Thomas poem
    $800 14
In Exodus the depths of this body of water "have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone"
    $800 21
This is happening when prices are high but the value of cash is lessened
    $1000 8
Captain Marvel gets some powers due to the Tesseract; others she has via an infusion of this alien race's blood thanks to Yon-Rogg
    $1000 19
The 2020 "Accords" named for this biblical patriarch were to normalize relations between Bahrain, the U.A.E. & Israel
    $1000 12
It's the 12-letter name for a solid figure with twelve faces, as seen here
    $1000 23
This novel sees Wang Lung go from peasant to landowner
    $1000 22
Sadly, on May 3, 2003, this beloved New Hampshire granite landmark seen here collapsed & fell
    $1000 16
From Greek for "a general view", it's a brief summary of a book in a few paragraphs

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

Fiona ♥ Nam Claire
$1,500 $6,600 $600

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Fiona ♥ Nam Claire
$2,700 $8,400 $2,200

Double Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: There's an "X" in each response.)
    $400 30
Neil Campbell of the Campbell-Reece text on this life science was an expert on mimosas--not the drink but a pea family plant
    $400 9
In his "Generall Historie of Virginia", John Smith claimed that she saved him from having his "braines" "beate out"
    $400 27
The West African coast goes Liberia-Côte d'Ivoire-Ghana-Togo-Benin-this country bigger than the other 5 put together
    $400 16
Limited edition Oreos with designs of these fictional beings are selling for big bucks; the exceedingly rare Mew is highly coveted
    $400 7
Paris Hilton: This kind of TV show in which she asks, "What do chives look like?"
    $400 29
To send data from one computer program to another
    $800 8
"The Living" this document is part of "Magruder's American Government", written for decades after Magruder by William McClenaghan
    $800 14
Born into slavery, the abolitionist & activist seen here adopted this name as she began traveling to preach the Gospel
    $800 26
Juba is the capital of this newest nation of Africa that seceded from its northern neighbor in 2011
    $800 17
This company's "Imagine Cup" allows students around the world to compete in technology-based competitions
    $800 6
Singer Camila Cabello playing this fairy tale heroine in a movie musical
    $800 28
"Controlled chaos" is an example of one of these paradoxical figures of speech
    $1200 23
Thomas Cormen, who wrote "Introduction to" these, taught his last computer science class at Dartmouth in 2019 after 27 years
    $1200 15
This Roman orator who wrote "On the Republic" orated a bit too much about getting rid of one of his new bosses... oops
    $1200 3
The Corniche is a long, glamorous seafront street in this city where Cleopatra lived & loved
    $1200 11
George Takei cheekily said of a trip this man made in 2021, "He's boldly going where other people have gone before"
    $1200 5
This model's book of essays, "My Body"
    $1200 12
Seen here is one of the many ancient statues at this city on the Nile
    $1600 24
Allan G. Bluman wrote "Probability Demystified" as well as many editions of "Elementary" these
    DD: $3,000 18
The subject of a 1993 movie, he's the only member of the Nazi Party honored with burial on Israel's Mt. Zion
    $1600 21
Partly in Namibia, partly in South Africa, Namaqualand is divided by this "colorful" river
    $1600 10
Aroostook Valley Country Club has a golf course in this Canadian province, but a stray shot may fly into Maine
    $1600 4
This Olympian's athletic shoe brand, Saysh
    $1600 19
Axiom is a synonym for this, a pithy saying
    DD: $2,000 25
Anthony Kenny of "A New History of Western Philosophy" also covered it in books on Descartes, Wittgenstein & this 13th century saint
    $2000 20
In the 1750s this Swedish naturalist introduced the idea of binomial nomenclature for plants & animals
    $2000 22
Dominated by 12,198-foot Pico del Teide, Tenerife is the largest of these islands off Africa's northwest coast
    $2000 2
2 words that don't go well together, imperfectly embalmed, applied to this Lord Protector of England in 1658
    $2000 1
This actor's podcast "That Thing I Do"
    $2000 13
Term for the outermost part of a flower before it opens

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Fiona ♥ Nam Claire
$1,500 $17,000 $5,000
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

The first national observance of Memorial Day was held May 30, 1868 at this site, on land that had belonged to Robert E. Lee's wife

Final scores:

Fiona ♥ Nam Claire
$1,000 $17,000 $3,119
3rd place: $10,000 Winner: semifinalist 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Fiona ♥ Nam Claire
$1,600 $17,600 $5,000
9 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
20 R
(including 1 DD),
4 W
(including 1 DD)
11 R,
5 W

Combined Coryat: $24,200

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Game tape date: 2021-11-22
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