Show #9072 - Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2024 Jeopardy! Invitational Tournament semifinal game 1.


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David Madden, an academic competition director from Ridgewood, New Jersey

Jennifer Quail, a wine-tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan

Amy Schneider, a writer from Oakland, California

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Jeopardy! Round

(Ken: These responses will contain a "J" and then later an "I" and a "T".)
    $200 26
At the Democratic Convention in 1932, FDR promised one of these, part of a "crusade to restore America to its own people"
    $200 27
Agatha Christie set part of this 1937 mystery at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan
    $200 30
5:00 PM, say, not December 31st
    $200 28
This humorous poem of 5 lines takes its name from a city in Ireland
    $200 29
"She's hot as hell" in her 2009 song "Monster"
    $200 25
Its magnetic field is 20 times stronger than Earth's
    $400 16
Also called the Old Pennsylvania State House, it's where John Hancock signed his John Hancock July 4, 1776
    $400 1
Scientist Elizabeth Zott ends up hosting a cooking show called "Supper at Six" in this 1960s-set novel
    $400 10
Growth analysis
    $400 18
Though more closely associated with Mexico, these hot chlii peppers are named for a city across the Yucatán Channel
    $400 5
Simile-titled hit by Foreigner about a lover who'll someday "pay the price"
    $400 13
The Rio Grande Valley is the birthplace of this dish of meat, onions & peppers sizzled & tortilla-ed
    $600 12
McLean House, the site of a famous surrender, is part of this Virginia site that's now a national historical park
    $600 2
Erich Segal wrote this tearjerking 1970 novel set at Harvard & was also a translator of the ancient Roman playwright Plautus
    $600 9
To improve online visibility:
    $600 19
It's not just any plaid fabric, it's woven cotton known by the former name of a city in India
    $600 24
The video for this Maroon 5 / Christina Aguilera hit features plenty of dancing by a certain other rock star
    $600 14
From the Latin for "close by", it's the placement of different elements side by side
    $800 6
The War of 1812 ended when Great Britain & the U.S. came to terms in this Belgian city
    $800 3
Her historical fiction includes "Burning Bright", "The Lady & the Unicorn" & of course, "Girl with a Pearl Earring"
    $800 8
The tournament? No! The inventory system!
    DD: $3,000 20
This word meaning to ramble comes from the name of a winding river in Turkey
    $800 23
"In the droptop ride with you, I feel like Scarface", says SZA on this tune, winner of a Grammy in 2024 for Best R&B Song
    $800 15
Once the site of a state prison, this city near Chicago has an economy today based on tourism & casinos
    $1000 7
H.R. Haldeman said that the shootings at this Ohio location in 1970 began the demise of the Nixon administration
    $1000 4
The title of this 2023 bestseller by Ann Patchett refers to a theater company, not a body of water
    $1000 11
Luckily something that won't happen to you contestants
    $1000 21
Popularly used for drapery & upholstery, this lustrous fabric is named for a city in the Middle East
    $1000 22
This Top 10 title from 2001 precedes "I'll only fly away / I don't know where my soul is / I don't know where my home is"
    $1000 17
One of 3 core design languages, this programming mainstay is often used to add interactive features to webpages

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

Amy Jennifer David
$4,800 $2,400 $800

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Jennifer David
$8,400 $1,200 $400

Double Jeopardy! Round

    $400 23
The Kamchatka Peninsula is home to an area called the Valley of these
    $400 24
Nobel prize-winning physiologist John Eccles held to dualism, the belief that these 2 are radically different substances
    $400 30
This type of pollution refers to the human-generated glow that impairs a stargazer's view of the heavens
    $400 25
1990s country fans scooted their boots in this geometrically named type of dancing
    $400 29
In a 2017 film Chris Hemsworth says it's the hall "where the brave shall live forever"
    $400 28
Sardonic, or slyly & dryly humorous
    $800 22
In 2023 Hurricane Hilary caused flooding in Badwater Basin in this Calif. national park, creating a temporary lake
    $800 8
Skye Cleary's book on Simone de Beauvoir is titled "How to Be" this synonym of genuine
    DD: $5,000 9
The "E" in NASA's T.E.S.S. satellite stands for these that it's actively looking for, whether they can support life or not
    $800 4
The Jitterbug & Lindy Hop are this kind of dance that shares its name with the jazzy musical era of the big bands
    $800 26
In a 1969 film Maria Callas starred as this tragic woman that the Greek hero Jason discards
    $800 19
Intense anger, & it's not "mad"
    $1200 11
24,836-foot Gangkhar Puensum, the world's tallest unclimbed peak, lies on the border of Tibet & this tiny nation
    $1200 2
Before he was the title guy who spake about teaching of the Superman, he appeared in Nietszche's book "The Gay Science"
    $1200 6
These gas vortices on the Sun can be Earth-sized or larger & last for months
    $1200 5
It's the chill term for when a breakdancer hits & holds a shape for a few seconds
    $1200 15
In "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets", this serpent of myth harms many with its gaze
    $1200 20
A bog is fed by rainwater; this type of marshy area is fed by groundwater
    DD: $2,000 1
Most of what was once the Nubian Valley is now this lake
    $1600 3
Medieval philosophy's "Doctor Invincibilis" was this man who used a "razor" to eliminate unnecessary entities
    $1600 12
Whether you answer the short way or the long way, Jupiter is still 5.2 of these measurements from the Sun
    $1600 13
Rudolf Nureyev reworked this Tchaikovsky ballet to give added importance to Rothbart &, of course, the Prince
    $1600 16
In "The Mummy Returns", this Egyptian god of the dead/cute li'l puppy takes the soul of Dwayne Johnson
    $1600 21
A cog is a fixed part of a gear or wheel; this linking part rotates or slides
    $2000 10
This peak in the Great Smoky Mountains is the highest point in Tennessee
    $2000 7
This 1781 work includes "pure knowledge à priori is that with which no empirical element is mixed up"
    $2000 18
This word with a non-spacey meaning of "preference" refers to the angle between the orbital & ecliptic planes
    $2000 14
Fayard & Harold were the first names of these brothers, whose amazing moves lit up the screen in films like "Stormy Weather"
    $2000 17
In this Guillermo del Toro tale set in the 1940s, a faun believes a girl named Ofelia is a mythical princess
    $2000 27
Measure of work equal to 10-7 joules

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Amy Jennifer David
$17,600 $7,200 $17,400

[wagering suggestions for these scores]

Final Jeopardy! Round

The Kipchak Khanate is another name for this group that was eventually defeated by Tamerlane in 1395

Final scores:

Amy Jennifer David
$35,100 $0 $17,609
Finalist 3rd place: $10,000 2nd place: $10,000

Game dynamics:

Game dynamics graph

Coryat scores:

Amy Jennifer David
$17,600 $10,200 $12,800
24 R,
2 W
13 R,
2 W
(including 1 DD)
13 R
(including 2 DDs),
1 W

Combined Coryat: $40,600

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Game tape date: 2024-02-27
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