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JEOPARDY! Game - November 17, 2003

College Championship Contestants

Grant Hutchinson, University of West Florida Freshman from Pensacola, FL
Alex Albrecht, Purdue University Junior from Clinton, IN
Ellen Auer, St. Olaf College Senior from Savannah, GA

JEOPARDY! Round - November 17, 2003

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

ASTRONOMY & SPACE
RECENT CINEMA
ANAGRAMMED COUNTRIES
DAISY CRAZY
THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT
ENDS WITH 2 VOWELS
$200 - Ellen

(2) First seen in 1995, Hale-Bopp, a famous one of these, should be back in another
2-3,000 years


$200 - Grant

(4) This film could have been called "Dream Demon Meets the Hockey-Masked Serial Killer"


$200 - Grant

(1) This country's envoy to Cuba learned to do the rumba


$200 - Ellen

(14) For 2 seasons this Revlon supermodel co-hosted "America's Funniest Home Videos"


$200 - Ellen

(13) Mexico City's nasty air is mainly due to the gases that come out of these


$200 - Grant

(24) It's the "Keystone State"


$400 - Alex

(5) In 2003 there will be 4 of these: 1 total solar, 1 annular & 2 total lunar


$400 - Grant

(9) In a 2003 release this title "former child star" makes a desperate attempt to land a role in a new movie


$400 - Triple Stumper

(3) During the summer this country gets very little rain


$400 - Alex

(15) 80-year-old Jessica Tandy won a 1989 Oscar for playing a cantankerous old southern woman in this film


$400 - Alex

(19) These, such as malathion, lift crop yields, but Africa is stuck with tons & tons of obsolete stock


$400 - Ellen

(25) It's the African -American harvest festival that begins on December 26


$600 - Ellen

(6) The Crab Nebula is the remnants of a "super" one of these, observed & recorded in 1054


$600 - Grant

(10) Writer-director Gary Ross had a bit role as a Pimlico Racetrack announcer in this acclaimed summer hit


$600 - Ellen

(21) If you fight against this country, you're the enemy


$600 - Ellen

(16) True daisies belong to the genus Bellis; most flowers called daisies are in this genus, mum for short


(-$600) - Grant

(20) Eutrophication is the choking of these bodies of water, like Italy's Como, by phosphorous & nitrogen


$600 - Grant

(26) A first-year player on a sports team, or any novice or beginner


$800 - Ellen

(7) This first American in space later became the fifth man on the moon


$800 - Ellen

(11) Paul Walker returned to star in this sequel to "The Fast and the Furious" but Vin Diesel opted out


$800 - Grant

(22) Some of the computers in this southwest African country are analog


(-$800) - Grant

$800 - Alex

(17) Daisy is the family dog of this comic strip character known for his huge multilayered sandwiches


(-$800) - Alex

(27) Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica is the world's largest refuge for the green type of this


$1000 - Grant

(30) This type of warrior wore 2 swords & lived by the code of Bushido

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $1000


$1000 - Grant

(8) The ISS for short, it's considered the largest cooperative scientific project in history


$1000 - Grant

(12) WWF wrestler Chyna really wanted to play T-X in this movie; Kristanna Loken got the part


$1000 - Ellen

(23) If you head to this African country, be sure to bring plenty of regalia


$1000 - Grant

(18) In "Requiescat", this flamboyant Irish-born wit wrote, "Speak gently, she can hear the daisies grow"


$1000 - Alex

(28) Minimata Disease, named for a Japanese bay, is caused by eating fish loaded with this element


$1000 - Grant

(29) Sound the trumpets! He succeeded Moses as the leader of the Israelites


Scores at the first commercial break:
Grant: $3,400
Ellen: $2,800
Alex: $800

Scores at the end of the JEOPARDY! Round:
Grant: $6,600
Ellen: $5,400
Alex: $2,200


Double JEOPARDY! Round - November 17, 2003

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YALIES -- THEY'RE SO DRAMATIC!
EXPLORATION
THE U.S. CONGRESS
FIRST, MIDDLE & LAST NAME'S THE SAME
WHERE THE HECK IS THAT?
CHANGE A LETTER
$400 - Grant

(16) (Video of Sofia at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, CT) This Yale grad has won countless awards playing another Yale grad, Niles Crane


$400 - Grant

(7) This nuclear-powered submarine made the first trip under the Arctic Ocean & the North Pole


$400 - Grant

(6) In both the House & the Senate, majority & minority parties select a floor leader & this assistant


$400 - Grant

(21) Reporter Kent, President Herbert Hoover, Author Mary Higgins


$400 - Ellen

(1) Of Bedroomer, Bathroomer or Kitchener, the city in Ontario


$400 - Ellen

(19) "Gimme a break", sing eaters of this candy


$800 - Ellen

(17) "Some of my happiest memories as an actor" were at Yale, said Chris Noth, who plays "Mr. Big" on this HBO series


$800 - Grant

(8) (Video) I'm Jeff Probst in Panama. A wreck found off the coast of Panama is thought to be the Vizcaina, a caravel in his 4th voyage, scuttled in 1503


$800 - Ellen

(12) A congressman must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of the state from which he's seeking election & at least this age


$800 - Grant

(22) Author Carroll, politician Wendell Wilkie, novelist Sinclair


$800 - Alex

(2) The Tipitapa River connects the 2 big lakes in this largest Central American country


$800 - Grant

(20) Webster's defines it as "a subculture ... whose amusements include rap music, graffiti & break dancing"


(-$1200) - Alex

(18) (Video) This "Law and Order" star returned to his alma mater in 2003 to star in "The Black Monk" at Yale Rep


$1200 - Grant

(9) This American explorer of the U.S. far west was also the first Republican candidate for President


(-$3400) - Ellen

(13) Begun in 1873, this publication is a printed account of what is done & said in the House & Senate each day

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $3400


$1200 - Triple Stumper

(23) Comic artist Chaykin, Watergate plumber E. Hunt, Stooge Moe


(-$2000) - Alex

(3) When you're talkin' about Memphis, be clear if it's the one on the Mississippi or the one on this longer river

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $2000


$1200 - Triple Stumper

(26) It's to swindle or trick someone, like George C. Scott does in a 1967 film


(-$1600) - Ellen

(29) This Yale Drama grad copped an Oscar for playing a female cop in "Fargo"


$1600 - Grant

(10) (Video of Jeff Probst in Panama) This English circumnavigator was buried at sea, off the town of Portobello, Panama


$1600 - Ellen

(14) "The Apotheosis of George Washington", a fresco, decorates the ceiling of this center of the Capitol building


$1600 - Triple Stumper

(24) Poet Ginsberg, actor Rodney Rippy, footballer Marcus


$1600 - Triple Stumper

(4) Baden is in Germany; Gouda is in this country


(-$1600) - Ellen

(27) Nonsense, it's just a butter toffee popcorn treat from Lincoln Snacks


$2000 - Ellen

(30) This "Malcolm in the Middle" mom met her husband Bradley Whitford on a blind date set up by her Yale roommate


$2000 - Grant

(11) Medieval Arab traveler Ibn Battuta covered some 75,000 miles, including visits to China & this city in Mali


$2000 - Grant

(15) To halt a filibuster, the Senate needs 60 votes to effect this parliamentary procedure, that is, shut off debate


$2000 - Grant

(25) Flutist Galway, birder John Audubon, Author P.D.


$2000 - Ellen

(5) Just plain Perth is in Australia; Perth this is in New Jersey


$2000 - Grant

(28) Weak or indecisive; can't decide between desires or doing laundry


Scores at the end of the Double JEOPARDY! Round:
Grant: $21,400 (Lock game)
Ellen: $6,800
Alex: -$200


Final JEOPARDY!

OLYMPIC SPORTS
Officially added as a medal event in 1996, it's one of the few team events where shoes are not worn

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Final JEOPARDY! wagers:
Ellen: $6,800 - $1,200
Grant: $21,400 - $0


Final Scores
Grant: $21,400
Ellen: $5,600

Grant: $21,200 (25 right, includes 1 DD; 2 wrong)
Ellen: $10,200 (17 right; 3 wrong, includes 1 DD)
Alex: $1,800 (6 right, includes 1 rebound; 3 wrong, includes 1 DD)
Total: $33,200

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