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JEOPARDY! Game - June 4, 2004

Contestants

Dane Petersen, Public relations & marketing manager from Arlington, VA
Neil Thom, Attorney from Columbus, GA
Ken Jennings, Software engineer from Salt Lake City, UT (Returning 2-day champ with $59,201)

JEOPARDY! Round - June 4, 2004

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The number in parentheses preceding the clue denotes the order in which the clue was played.

AUTHORS
SPORTS QUOTES
"E"OGRAPHY
IF YOU'RE GOING TO DO IT ...
BUSINESSMEN
NUMERICAL HOMOPHONES
$200 - Ken

(8) During the War of 1812 this "Rip Van Winkle" author wrote biographies of naval commanders


$200 - Ken

(2) Before winning the World Heavyweight title, he said he wasn't "the greatest; I'm the double greatest"


$200 - Dane

(1) It's the northernmost & smallest of the 3 Baltic nations


$200 - Ken

(18) As a Swiss Guard, today you are responsible for the safety of this one person


$200 - Neil

(23) His partnership with Alvah Roebuck began when he placed a classified ad looking for a watchmaker


$200 - Ken

(13) Was victorious


$400 - Ken

(9) His father was also a Count; his mother was Princess Volkonskaya


$400 - Ken

(4) Of baseball, this Yankees Hall of Fame catcher remarked, "Ninety per cent of the game is half mental"


$400 - Dane

(3) Get all your shots before you canoe down this small Congo river with the same name as a deadly hemorrhagic virus


$400 - Neil

(19) To score 2 points at once in pro football the offense has a 2-point conversion & the defense has this


$400 - Ken

(24) On Business Week's 2003 list of the 50 most generous philanthropists, he & wife Melinda ranked first


$400 - Neil

(14) Completes the title of Jeffrey Steingarten's book "It Must Have Been Something I ..."


$600 - Ken

(10) At one time this author owned his own magazine, Master Humphrey's Clock, in which he published "Barnaby Rudge"


$600 - Dane

(28) This Chicago Bears defensive tackle nicknamed "Refrigerator" said that "Even when I was little, I was big"


$600 - Ken

(5) Napoleon could tell you it's the largest island in Italy's Tuscan archipelago


(-$600) - Ken

$600 - Dane

(20) To know the truth of the Matrix, take this color pill


$600 - Ken

(25) In the 1890s he stopped selling baking powder to concentrate on a freebie he'd been giving away -- chewing gum!


$600 - Neil

(15) A negative, in Neuberg


$800 - Ken

(11) In 1882, at age 16, he found work as sub-editor of the Civil and Military Gazette in Lahore, India


$800 - Dane

(29) Asked about his golf game after leaving the White House, this 34th Pres. said that "a lot more people beat me now"


$800 - Ken

(6) In the 9th & 10th centuries, Danish Norsemen controlled a region called the Danelaw in this country


$800 - Ken

(21) You mix, then heat, lime, silica, alumina & iron oxide with gypsum to create the Portland type of this


$800 - Ken

(26) Jeff Bezos, CEO of this giant online retailer, was Time's Person of the Year for 1999


$800 - Ken

(16) It means "toward the bow", you landlubber


$1000 - Ken

(12) This author of "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" served as U.S. consul in Germany & Scotland between 1878 & 1885


$1000 - Neil

(30) Vince Lombardi declared that "Winning isn't everything, it's" this


$1000 - Ken

(7) Cast in a battle scene in "Lord of the Rings", NZ's army had to back out to keep peace in this Indonesian province


$1000 - Neil

(22) To read the Mahabharata in its original language you have to know this one


$1000 - Ken

(27) In 1913 he spent some of those nickels & dimes to build in NYC what was then the world's tallest building

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $1000


$1000 - Neil

(17) Unleashes a dog to attack


Scores at the first commercial break:
Ken: $6,200
Neil: $1,000
Dane: $600

Scores at the end of the JEOPARDY! Round:
Ken: $10,200
Neil: $4,600
Dane: $2,600


Double JEOPARDY! Round - June 4, 2004

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GONE WITH THE WIND
FRANKLY
MY DEER
I DON'T
GIVE "A"
HOOVER DAM
$400 - Ken

(4) Fans of the film love the museum devoted to it in this city, steps away from the home where the novel was written


$400 - Ken

(18) The successor of Charlemagne as King of the Franks was the first of 18 French kings with this name


$400 - Ken

(23) Known as the caribou in North America, this Arctic deer is domesticated in some polar regions


(-$400) - Neil

$400 - Dane

(12) Going further than vegetarians, I don't eat eggs or wear leather, because I'm one of these


$400 - Dane

(1) A tale from "The Arabian Nights" tells the story of this person who releases a genie


$400 - Ken

(11) (Video of Jimmy
at Hoover Dam)

Two purposes behind building Hoover Dam were to generate electricity and control flooding on this river


$800 - Ken

(7) When this actor's divorce came through during filming, he used one of his days off to elope with Carole Lombard


$800 - Ken

(19) Alaric II, King of these "goths", was killed in the decisive Battle of Vouille against the Franks in 507


$800 - Ken

(24) (Video of Sarah
in Alaska)

In spring and summer, an elk's antlers are covered with a material called this, like a "crushed" fabric


$800 - Neil

(13) As this professional, from Greek for "mind" & "word", I don't prescribe drugs no matter how nuts you are


$800 - Dane

(2) It's the 18th century hymn heard here in an updated version


$800 - Ken

(14) (Video of Jimmy
at Hoover Dam)

Between 1933 and '35, 4.4 million cubic yards of this were laid in the dam, enough to pave a highway from San Francisco to New York City


(-$1200) - Dane

$1200 - Ken

(8) Elizabeth McDuffie, who was Eleanor Roosevelt's maid at the White House, was tested for this role


$3000 - Ken

(20) In the 5th century Frankish King Clovis I was the ruler of this region conquered by Julius Caesar in 50 B.C.

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $3000


$1200 - Ken

(25) The northern deer tick is a major carrier of this disease first seen in Connecticut


$1200 - Ken

(15) In this most traditional of the 3 main branches of U.S. Judaism, I don't travel on Saturday


$1200 - Neil

(3) Italian hometown of the first Roman Catholic saint to receive the stigmata


(-$1200) - Neil

(28) (Video of Sofia
at Hoover Dam)

For much of its early history, Hoover Dam was called this, from a canyon where it was once going to be built


$1600 - Neil

(9) This actor thought he wasn't young & handsome enough to play Ashley, but he got the part anyway


$1600 - Ken

(21) This Frankish King earned his byname "The Hammer" by beating back the Muslim invasion of France at poitiers in 732


$2800 - Ken

(26) (Video) When running, this deer species seen here shows off the feature for which it is named

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $2800


$1600 - Neil

(16) (Video) I don't throw anything away, so I'm known as this creature seen here


$1600 - Triple Stumper

(5) From Old French for "goods of weight", it's a measuring system based on pounds


$1600 - Ken

(29) (Video of Jimmy
at Hoover Dam)

Hoover Dam generates over 2,000 megawatts of hydroelectric power using 17 main ones of these


$2000 - Dane

(10) Long before he was TV's Superman, he played one of the Tarleton twins in the film's opening scene


$2000 - Ken

(22) Don't call him "Short" Stuff -- this King of the Franks founded the Carolingian dynasty in 751


$2000 - Ken

(27) The male of this small deer is prized for an oily excretion that's used to scent perfumes & soaps


$2000 - Ken

(17) I hire barristers but don't argue high court cases myself because I'm this type of British lawyer


$2000 - Neil

(6) Found just north of Venezuela, this Caribbean nation's capital is St. John's


$2000 - Neil

(30) (Video of Sofia
at Hoover Dam)

In addition to its technological fame, Hoover Dam is known as a masterpiece of this 1930s design style


Scores at the end of the Double JEOPARDY! Round:
Ken: $33,600 (Lock game)
Neil: $12,200
Dane: $5,000


Final JEOPARDY!

RECORD HOLDERS
Phoebe Snetsinger, she of the apropos first name, set a record for this activity, about 8,400 species

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Final JEOPARDY! wagers:
Dane: $5,000 - $3,000
Neil; $12,200 - $2,000
Ken: $33,600 + $3,400


Final Scores
Ken: $37,000 (3-day total of $96,201)
Neil: $10,200
Dane: $2,000

Ken: $30,600 (36 right, includes 3 DDs & 1 rebound; 1 wrong
Neil: $12,200 (13 right; 2 wrong)
Dane: $5,000 (9 right, includes 2 rebounds; 1 wrong)
Total:$47,800

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