Responses for show #2906 - Monday, March 31, 1997

Contestants

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Paul Roder, a systems engineer from Tinton Falls, New Jersey

Tom Utterback, a software tester from Seattle, Washington

Spencer Parker, a recent college graduate from East Brunswick, New Jersey (whose 2-day cash winnings total $26,402)

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Jeopardy! Round responses

ANCIENT GREECE
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
HOTELS, MOTELS & INNS
POETIC POTPOURRI
UNDERGARMENTS
CROSSWORD CLUES "A"
    $100 1
Fire

Tom
    $100 7
Bus

Spencer
    $100 12
Kentucky

Spencer
    $100 21
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Spencer
    $100 22
Garter

Tom
    $100 6
Arthur

Spencer
    $200 2
Socrates

Spencer
    $200 8
Home runs

Paul
    $200 13
Hershey, Pennsylvania

Tom
    $200 23
Turtledove

Tom
    $200 27
Hanes

Paul
    $200 14
Amateur

Tom
    $300 3
Athens

Spencer
    $350 9
Michael Jordan

Paul
    $300 18
Waikiki

Spencer
    $300 24
Death and Taxes

Paul
    $300 28
(T: What is a Freud?)

Freudian slip

TomPaul
    $300 15
Artsy

Tom
    $400 4
Delphi

Tom
    $400 10
AAA

Spencer
    $400 19
John F. Kennedy

Tom
    $400 25
John Keats

Tom
    $400 29
(S: What is a....(time)?)

Truss

SpencerPaul
    $400 16
Arcade

Triple Stumper
    $500 5
Peloponnesian War

Paul
    $500 11
Bulls

Spencer
    $500 20
Anchorage

Paul
    $500 26
William Wordsworth

Paul
    $500 30
Bustle

Tom
    $500 17
Amen

Paul

Scores at the first commercial break (after clue 14):

Spencer Tom Paul
$1,700 $900 $1,050

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Spencer Tom Paul
$1,700 $2,500 $3,750

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

NOTABLE WOMEN
TREES
THEY ALMOST STARRED IN...
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
CLASSICAL COMPOSERS
GEN. NELSON MILES
(Alex: One of the lesser-known, but fairly important figures in 19th century American history)
    $200 9
Mt. Everest

Spencer
    $200 21
Sapling

Spencer
    $200 30
Francis Ford Coppola

Paul
    $200 1
Copenhagen

Tom
    $200 14
W.A. Mozart

Paul
    $200 6
Jefferson Davis

Paul
    $400 10
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Paul
    $400 23
pussy willow

Tom
    $400 29
Diane Keaton

Triple Stumper
    $400 2
Switzerland

Tom
    $400 15
Johann Strauss

Spencer
    $400 7
Queen Victoria

Tom
    $600 12
Fannie Farmer

Tom
    $600 24
(T: What is a conifer?)

Live oak

Tom
Triple Stumper
    $600 26
(S: What is "Fatal Instinct?")

Fatal Attraction

SpencerTom
    $600 3
Black Forest

Paul
    $600 17
Leonard Bernstein

Paul
    $600 8
Pullman Strike

Spencer
    $800 16
Violeta Chamorro

Tom
    $800 25
Spruce

Paul
    $1,100 27
(T: What is "The Wizard Of Oz?")

A Star Is Born

Tom
    $1,000 4
Holland/The Netherlands

Paul
    $800 18
Bela Bartok

Paul
    $800 11
Wounded Knee

Spencer
    $1000 20
(S: Who is Gertrude Stein?)

Simone de Beauvoir

Spencer
Triple Stumper
    $1000 22
Mangrove

Tom
    $1000 28
Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Paul
    $1000 5
St. Thomas

Paul
    $1000 19
Brazil

Tom
    $1000 13
Chief Joseph (of the Nez Perce)

Tom

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Spencer Tom Paul
$2,300 $7,200 $10,550

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Final Jeopardy! Round responses

SECRETARIES OF STATE
(Alex: That happened during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.)
...
(Alex: Paul, you get to come back tomorrow for our special April Fool's Day program. Take a close look at me, ladies and gentlemen, at my eyes, my hair, everything. There will be something different tomorrow, I promise you. See you then!)
SpencerWho was Dean Rusk?
$2,299
TomWho was Hopkins
$3,400
PaulWho is Dean Rusk?
$4,000
Dean Rusk

Final scores:

Spencer Tom Paul
$4,599 $3,800 $14,550
2nd place: Trip tp Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa, Walt Disney World, Florida 3rd place: RCA Pro 8 8mm Camcorder New champion: $14,550

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Spencer Tom Paul
$2,300 $8,300 $10,300
14 R,
3 W
20 R,
3 W
(including 1 DD)
21 R
(including 2 DDs),
0 W

Combined Coryat: $20,900

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