National College Championship game #13 - Thursday, February 17, 2022

2022 National College Championship semifinal game 1.


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Raymond Goslow, a senior at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia

Neha Seshadri, a senior at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

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Jeopardy! Round

(Mayim: These are words that are spelled the same but with different pronunciations and different meanings.)
    $200 30
This 2-letter creature often found in artworks of the nativity is a symbol of patience
    $200 28
This term for a tennis score of zero may come from a corruption of French for "the egg"
    $200 26
Geography Awareness Week & National Stuffing Day
    $200 25
You could visit the Rijksmuseum & watch "Operation Night Watch" as it studies one of this man's masterworks with a stereomicroscope
    $200 29
Look it up online: a 9-year-old boy came up with this word for 1 followed by 100 zeroes
    $200 20
To offer for consideration & a gift
    $400 22
Sitting on the ground, not on a throne, is the Madonna of this quality, related to the Latin humus, meaning "the earth"
    $400 27
In 2002-03 Venus Williams lost 4 straight Grand Slam finals to this player
    $400 24
The kickoff of the 2021 NFL regular season & Arrrr! Talk Like a Pirate Day
    $400 23
You could follow in Dian Fossey's footsteps & head to Congo's Virunga National Park to study these mammals
    $400 16
Frank Epperson was 11 in 1905 when he accidentally invented this frozen summer treat
    $400 19
To comfort another & a freestanding cabinet for electronic equipment
    $600 21
This saint seen with her daughters is a symbol of wisdom; that's what her name means
    $600 3
The player here has ended up well behind this line, so you might try a drop shot on him
    $600 4
Star Wars Day, which led to Revenge of the Fifth
    $600 15
Perhaps you'll visit beautiful Dubrovnik, "the pearl of" this sea
    $600 1
12-year-old Kokona Hiraki medaled in 2021 in this new Olympic event's park discipline, held in what looks like an empty pool
    $600 18
To confine during wartime &
a worker in training
    $800 10
Seen in a tarot card, mixing wine & water symbolized this, also a 19th c. movement away from excess in alcohol
    $800 17
Switzerland won its first Davis Cup in 2014 led by Stan Wawrinka & this legend
    $800 5
Daylight Saving Time starts (turn 'em forward) & National Puppy Day, so much more enjoyable
    DD: $2,000 14
If you're feeling adventurous, you could hike the Inca Trail 7,900 feet up to this World Heritage Site
    $800 2
He figured out a system of writing & printing for the blind when he was about 15 & a student at a Paris school for blind children
    $800 8
Mouth wide open &
God's love for mankind
    $1000 11
This insect known for song & for returning after long periods symbolizes purity in Chinese art; it was supposed to live on dew
    $1000 12
In 2021, this 18-year-old won the U.S. Open, the first British woman to win a Grand Slam tennis title since 1977
    $1000 6
The traditional federal income tax filing deadline & the U.K.'s National Tea Day
    $1000 7
The majestic buildings of this ancient city in Jordan are carved from its sandstone cliffs
    $1000 9
At age 5 Mozart composed one of these dance pieces with a name from a French word for "small"
    $1000 13
Joined a group to bargain for them, as the workers did, or without an electrical charge, like an atom

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

Nam Neha Raymond
$600 $3,200 $7,800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Nam Neha Raymond
$2,000 $3,600 $9,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 30
In a T.S. Eliot play 4 knights murder Thomas Becket in this title sanctuary
    $400 27
In the mid-1950s this country trailed its neighbor in development, but the '60s "Miracle on the Han River" changed that
    $400 28
It sounds like a computer game about an island, but in weather lore it's very fine water droplets at ground level
    $400 29
This count in an 1897 tale had a "grim sort of smile, which showed more than he had yet done his protuberant teeth"
    $400 26
In 2021 Jason Sudeikis let his daughter shave the mustache he wears as this title soccer coach
    $400 22
Boring sameness
    $800 4
In this ballet the Mouse King's wintry attack on the title character leads to rodent demise
    $800 24
The Republican-led laws guiding seceded states' return to the Union are known as these acts of 1867 & 1868
    $800 8
This discharge can be spider, forked or sheet
    $800 25
The pit type of this creature has hollow fangs attached to movable bones in the jaw that it uses to inject poison
    $800 20
He wrote the first draft of his musical "In the Heights" when he was still in college
    $800 21
Not optional--totally compulsory
    $1200 1
In a Sondheim musical, the bodies really start to pile up when this title barber gets a new automated chair
    DD: $6,000 23
This war ended England's major claims in France & would have lasted longer but in 1475, an invading army was bribed to go home
    $1200 5
I'm sick of the same weather again, the result of a stationary one of these where neither of the adjoining air masses can move
    $1200 15
Though their well-placed canines can grow up to 20 inches long, this amphibious African ungulate is an herbivore
    $1200 19
This 1-named rapper:
"Take this advice that I'm givin', make a difference, make a killin', make a killin', Lord willin"'
    $1200 9
This tree produces a reddish brown wood
    $1600 2
In "Little Shop of Horrors", Seymour feeds this woman, his girlfriend, to the carnivorous plant named for her
    $1600 17
In 1992 the U.N. gave this country that had been occupied in the first Gulf War more land with more oil wells
    $1600 6
Big fluffy snowflakes result from relative humidity of over 100%, this condition of water in the atmosphere
    $1600 14
First seen in "The Sorcerer's Stone", a gigantic black boarhound named Fang is this character's pet
    $1600 16
This woman hosts 2 different food-related shows: "Top Chef" & "Taste the Nation"
    $1600 10
The butterfly camouflaging itself to look like a brown leaf is an example of this phenomenon
    $2000 3
Only the good die young, as when Mimi dies of consumption in this Puccini opera about young Parisians
    $2000 12
The "Long Walls" of Athens were destroyed at this war's end to the accompaniment of flute music, but rebuilt in 393 B.C.
    DD: $1,500 7
Matey, batten down the hatches! It be this 4-letter warning from the National Weather Service of sustained winds of 39-54 mph
    $2000 13
Here is a sphinx facing off with this hybrid creature with lion, serpent & goat fangs--well, the goat fangs, not so terrifying
    $2000 18
Steven Yeun got a Best Actor nomination playing Jacob in this film about a Korean-American family in 1980s Arkansas
    $2000 11
Society where success is based on ability & talent

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Nam Neha Raymond
$10,000 $5,500 $25,800
(lock game)

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Final Jeopardy! Round

In 1882, when these 2 countries' border was settled, a minister in the southern one quit in protest out of loyalty to Central America

Final scores:

Nam Neha Raymond
$8,881 $999 $20,779
2nd place: $20,000 3rd place: $20,000 Winner: finalist, if one of 3 top-scoring winners; $35,000 for 4th place

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Nam Neha Raymond
$10,000 $6,000 $19,800
14 R,
4 W
14 R
(including 1 DD),
6 W
26 R
(including 2 DDs),
4 W

Combined Coryat: $35,800

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Game tape date: 2021-11-23
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