National College Championship game #17 - Tuesday, February 22, 2022

2022 National College Championship final game 1.


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

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

Liz Feltner, a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts

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Jeopardy! Round

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(Sundar Pichai: I'm Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google & Alphabet, with clues about [*]--mine & maybe yours.)
    $200 29
It's about 450 miles away from Greenland, & the magnetic one is on the move, heading toward Russia
    $200 26
Ben Platt reprised the role of the title teen with a broken arm when this Broadway musical became a 2021 film
    $200 28
At a Manhattan eatery, this character enjoys bacon & eggs & toast (perhaps rye?)
    $200 27
The Scottish & Irish custom of guising, dressing in costume & getting rewards, was a predecessor of this activity
    $200 21
A nephrologist said it was not "a harmful condition" after a Brazilian man was found to have 3 of these organs instead of 2
    $200 30
(Sundar Pichai delivers the clue.) Setting ambitious goats will help you do great things; encouraged by co-founders Larry Page & Sergey Brin, even though I'd missed our goal of 50 million users of this browser 1 year, I surpassed our target of 111 million the next year
    $400 5
The Greater & Lesser Antilles are major divisions of this group of islands
    $400 24
Trey Parker & Matt Stone of "South Park" won Tonys for their work on this musical about Elder Price & Elder Cunningham
    $400 23
In a Thomas Harris book, the conductor of the philharmonic could not recall the fare at this doctor's dinner
    $400 22
This expression meaning "do as I say" ends with a multi-lane road
    $400 20
These doglike carnivores weren't "laughing" so much after losing a 1999 war with lions in Ethiopia
    $400 25
(Sundar Pichai delivers the clue.) This type of degree produces leaders who have grit & adaptability & can analyze systems, like Bill Hewlett (electrical, Stanford) & me (metallurgical & materials, IIT Kharagpur)
    $600 4
Michigan State University leads a Spartan lifestyle in this city on the Red Cedar River
    $600 11
Act I of this long-running musical starts with the song "Think Of Me" & ends with a chandelier crashing
    $600 9
A true glutton, this "Charlie & the Chocolate Factory" character gets sent up the (chocolate) river
    $600 19
If you don't want to reveal your secrets in this party game, you may have to do something risky
    $600 16
This billionaire & girlfriend Grimes welcomed a child in 2020 & gave it the totally normal name X Æ A-Xii
    $600 14
(Sundar Pichai delivers the clue.) Don't overextend yourself, but don't be afraid to expand your responsibilities, as I did in 2018 when I became responsible for this Google division, the world's most popular operating system for mobile devices
    $800 2
Aberdeen is one of only 5 cities in this Midwest state to have more than 20,000 people
    $800 1
This musical is based on Sholom Aleichem's stories about Tevye the dairyman
    DD: $3,400 8
Revenge is served cold--courtesy of an ex-prison inmate--in "The Dinner", chapter 63 of this Dumas classic
    $800 18
Succeed or fail is at the heart of this "watery" alliterative idiom
    $800 13
A holdover from Colonial times, this Maryland state sport includes a tournament in which rings are "speared"
    $800 15
(Sundar Pichai delivers the clue.) If you come to work at our campus, you'll be part of a history predating Google; this city, which has a strange name for part of a valley, was the home of Shockley Semiconductor, the area's first high-tech silicon-based manufacturer
    $1000 3
The Devil's Hole off Edinburgh is an over 750-foot trench in this arm of the Atlantic
    $1000 6
"Waitress" has music & lyrics by this woman who had a Top 40 hit with "Brave"
    $1000 7
A 14th century poem details "all the meat & mirth that men could devise", then Sir Gawain taking on this title party crasher
    $1000 10
Robert Burns wrote, "Liberty's in every blow, let us" this, meaning succeed at all costs
    $1000 12
This 18th c. dictionary maker & subject of James Boswell's great biography liked to empty his pockets & roll down a hill
    $1000 17
(Sundar Pichai delivers the clue.) Graduate school is a great route & my alma mater the Wharton School of Business also has alumni like J. Presper Eckert, who around 1950 designed this first U.S. commercial computer--OK, Eckert dropped out, but that's part of some people's process too

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

Liz Jaskaran Raymond
$1,000 $7,600 $1,000

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Jaskaran Raymond
$2,200 $8,000 $3,400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 7
In 1781 Felipe de Neve had trouble recruiting settlers to found this city despite promising them TV gigs & a Bel Air house-sit
    $400 29
This constellation depicts the creature that fatally stung Orion
    $400 30
Jean Valjean did 19 years for this crime
    $400 22
In 1798 this military branch introduced an early version of its iconic dress blue uniform
    $400 26
This septet:
"So I'ma light it up like dynamite, whoa, dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, ayy"
    $400 25
Whether good or bad, the acronym TFW stands for this, an emotional time for sure
    DD: $6,000 6
In 1768 a tutor found this future queen intelligent but frivolous & hard to teach
    $800 28
Leo is a lion--& not just any lion, but the Nemean one slain by this hero
    $800 27
The true crime podcast "Firebug" is about John Orr, convicted of multiple federal counts of this
    $800 21
Crayola crayons in the blue family include azure, baby & this shade that's also a gemstone associated with the U.S. Southwest
    $800 9
This group in 2009:
"I gotta feeling (woo-hoo) that tonight's gonna be a good night... that tonight's gonna be a good, good night"
    $800 24
This rhyming phrase that means going too quickly can lead to mistakes & loss
    $1200 5
In 1767 the invading Burmese army sacked the city of Ayutthaya, the capital of this neighboring land
    $1200 15
As a constellation & as a sign of the zodiac, Virgo is associated with this daughter of Demeter
    $1200 14
Title status of David Balfour in a Robert Louis Stevenson novel
    $1200 18
Blue pigments popular in ceramics include this one seen here, also sometimes said to be the shade of Bradley Cooper's eyes
    $1200 8
DJ Khaled & this man:
"Cops pullin' up like I'm givin' drugs out, nah, nah, I'm a popstar, not a doctor"
    $1200 10
If fashion is your "bag", use this 5-letter designer name when you want to say something is "great" or "going well"
    $1600 3
Wedding news included the nuptials of Mauatua to this mutinous master's mate of HMS Bounty
    DD: $10,000 16
Carina--the keel, Puppis--the stern, & Vela--the sails--once sailed the sky as part of a larger constellation named for this ship
    $1600 13
In 1966 the judge whom Richard Mayberry called a fool gave him 22 years for this
    $1600 19
More than 20 years after his death at about age 27, the 1961 album "King of the Delta Blues Singers" made him newly famous
    $1600 1
This singer:
"Don't show up, don't come out, don't start caring about me now, walk away, you know how"
    $1600 11
In the King James Version, Matthew 6:24 says, "Ye cannot serve God and" this, a term for money
    $2000 4
It's a Spanish word for a young woman; Goya painted this title one in 1777
    $2000 17
5 stars form a "W" in this constellation named for a mythic queen of Ethiopia
    $2000 12
In the story "The Man Without a Country", this was the man's crime
    $2000 20
The uniting of chariot racing fan factions known as the Blues & Greens in this city almost brought down an emperor in 532
    $2000 2
This old school punk band:
"Twenty, twenty, twenty-four hours to go, I wanna be sedated"
    $2000 23
If something is meh, you might say this French phrase, literally "like this, like that"

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Liz Jaskaran Raymond
$9,800 $30,400 $6,600

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

By 1890, discoveries of 3 "nationalist elements" filled table gaps: scandium in Sweden, germanium in Germany, this in France

Final scores:

Liz Jaskaran Raymond
$5,800 $32,400 $13,200

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Liz Jaskaran Raymond
$9,800 $14,200 $6,600
15 R,
1 W
20 R
(including 3 DDs),
6 W
14 R,
3 W

Combined Coryat: $30,600

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Game tape date: 2021-11-23
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