Responses for show #6936 - Monday, November 10, 2014

2014 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal game 1.

Contestants

John Pearson, a fifth grade math teacher from Richardson, Texas

Rebecca Rider, an office supply sales assistant from Queens, New York

Ben Ingram, an IT consultant originally from Florence, South Carolina

Jeopardy! Round responses

TWITTER FEEDS
A LITTLE ALLITERATION
FASHIONABLE COMMON BONDS
I MARRIED...
"A" MONSTER
FROM OUTER SPACE
    $200 27
[Laughter at Ben's getting a response with his own name]

Big Ben

Ben
    $200 19
the Big Bang

John
    $200 18
shorts

John
    $200 9
(Amelia) Earhart

Ben
    $200 4
the abominable snowman

John
    $200 16
the zodiac

John
    $400 30
(Alex: Yeah. Good for them!)

Ken & Barbie

John
    $400 20
cookie cutter

Rebecca
    $400 22
boots

Rebecca
    $400 24
(Peter) Abelard

Rebecca
    $400 5
Argus

John
    $400 17
Mercury

Ben
    $600 11
Seinfeld

John
    $600 14
bachelor's button

Triple Stumper
    $600 10
sleeves

Triple Stumper
    $600 25
Pierre Curie

John
    $600 6
Animal

Rebecca
    $600 1
Sirius

Ben
    $800 12
(Ben: What is fun?)
(Rebecca: What is Dada?)

pundamentalism

BenRebecca
Triple Stumper
    $1,800 15
(Alex: Ben?)
(Ben: What are figures of speech?)

mixed metaphors

Ben
    $800 23
socks

Ben
    $800 26
(John: Who is Lucrezia Borgia?)

Maria Theresa

John
Triple Stumper
    $800 7
Akasha

Rebecca
    $800 2
a red giant

Ben
    $1000 13
fog

Ben
    $1000 21
gamma globulins

Triple Stumper
    $1000 29
skirts

Rebecca
    $1000 28
Shah Jahan

Ben
    $1000 8
Abiyoyo

Triple Stumper
    $1000 3
the Galilean moons

Rebecca

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

Ben Rebecca John
$0 $1,600 $1,200

Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Rebecca John
$2,400 $3,800 $2,000

Double Jeopardy! Round responses

UNDER THE SEA OR OCEAN
THEY TURNED MY BOOK INTO A MOVIE
WHAT KIND OF ANIMAL ARE YOU?
GETTING "ANCE"-Y
TOP 40 INSTRUMENTALS
(Alex: And finally, featuring clues read by prominent Times writers...)
THE NEW YORK TIMES: POLITICS
    $400 14
the Mediterranean

Ben
    $400 15
(Anthony) Burgess

John
    $400 20
a birdie

John
    $400 17
prance

John
    $400 21
Chariots of Fire

Ben
    $400 25
Dick Cheney

John
    $800 12
the Atlantic

Ben
    $800 11
(John: Who is Robert Penn Warren?)

Woodward & Bernstein

BenJohn
    $800 19
a computer mouse

Triple Stumper
    $800 16
Sundance

John
    $800 22
Kenny G

Rebecca
    $800 27
Chris Christie

John
    $1200 2
the Bering Sea

Ben
    $1200 1
(John) Green

Ben
    $1200 8
(Rebecca: What is... crocodile?)

a mule

Rebecca
Triple Stumper
    $1200 5
alliance

Rebecca
    $1200 23
Beverly Hills Cop

John
    $1200 28
Berlusconi

John
    $1600 3
the Indian Ocean

Ben
    $2,000 9
(Alex: John?)
(John: Who is... Kubrick?)
(Alex: No. It was based on Heart of Darkness by [*].)

Joseph Conrad

John
    $100 13
(Alex: Yes. A big $100 coming your way.)

a rabbit

Ben
    $1600 6
preponderance

Ben
    $1600 24
Miami Vice

Ben
    $1600 29
[ERRATUM: The actual Times headline had a semicolon, not a comma, after "Shot".]

Connally

John
    $2000 4
(John: What is the Caribbean?)

the Philippine Sea

BenJohn
    $2000 10
Leon Uris

John
    $2000 18
a lobster claw

Rebecca
    $2000 7
askance

John
    $2000 26
(Chuck) Mangione

Ben
    $2000 30
John Lindsay

Triple Stumper

Scores at the end of the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ben Rebecca John
$16,100 $6,600 $8,400

Final Jeopardy! Round responses

STATE HOLIDAYS
(Alex: And this Secretary of State came up with a rather important purchase for the United States.)
...
(Alex: [To Rebecca] You were thinking of William Seward. And you are correct. Well done.)
RebeccaWhat is Alaska??
$5,000
JohnWhat is Maine
$8,400
BenWhat is Alaska?
$701
Alaska

Final scores:

Ben Rebecca John
$16,801 $11,600 $0
Automatic semifinalist 2nd place: $5,000 if eliminated 3rd place: $5,000 if eliminated

Game dynamics:

Coryat scores:

Ben Rebecca John
$19,400 $6,600 $10,400
20 R
(including 1 DD),
2 W
(including 1 DD)
10 R,
2 W
19 R,
4 W
(including 1 DD)

Combined Coryat: $36,400

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