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JEOPARDY! Game - December 31, 2003

Contestants

Brenna McGowan, Financial services consultant from Holliston, MA
Robert Gonzalez, Teacher from Glendora, CA
Micah Morken, Graduate student originally from St. Cloud, MN (Returning 1-day champ with $28,200)

JEOPARDY! Round - December 31, 2003

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

THE LAWYER WHO ...
SPORTS 2003
GUINNESS RECORDS
LIBROS EN ESPAÑOL
BRANDS
BIRD TALK
$200 - Micah

(11) ... put some 70,000 words in alphabetical order to make a new American dictionary in 1828


(-$200) - Micah

(-$200) - Robert

(1) Oakland scored 3 touchdowns in the Super Bowl; Tampa Bay got 3 just on returns of these


$200 - Brenna

(6) In 2000 a man ate 25 of these (buns, too) in 12 minutes to win a contest at Nathan's


$200 - Micah

(26) Rowling:
"Harry Potter y la Piedra Filosofal"


$200 - Robert

(16) These mints were introduced in 1912 with the slogan "For that stormy breath"


$200 - Micah

(21) To avoid a punch, like a webbed wonder


(-$400) - Brenna

$400 - Robert

(12) ... became a sportscaster for ABC & befriended Muhammad Ali


$400 - Micah

(2) His girlfriend, Mandy Moore, watched him win tennis' U.S. Open


$400 - Robert

(7) Dale Lyons set a record in 1990 by running a marathon while carrying one of these on a spoon


$400 - Robert

(27) Puzo:
"El Padrino"


$400 - Brenna

(17) This soft drink was once billed as "Zero-proof hillbilly moonshine"


$400 - Brenna

(22) To brag about something, like a member of the genus Corvus


$600 - Robert

(13) ... wrote "The Power of Literature and its Connection with Religion" & some little national anthem


$600 - Micah

(3) (Video) Milestone reached by the man seen here on June 13th


$600 - Brenna

(8) You might say Brian Viner is stuck on these; he has 3,750 different types in various colors, shapes & sizes


$600 - Robert

(28) Wells:
"La Guerra de los Mundos"


$600 - Robert

(18) (Video) The logo of this brand is seen here


$600 - Triple Stumper

(23) To cower or shrink back in fear, like a small brown bird that gathers in coveys


$800 - Triple Stumper

(14) ... figured out the scope of the galaxy, but only made it to Major in WWI


$800 - Micah

(4) Anaheimers learned to say "Jean-Sebastien Giguere", who was the NHL playoffs' MVP playing this position


$800 - Robert

(9) The tallest tree on record was a 435-foot one of these in Australia, reported in 1872


$800 - Brenna

(29) Rey:
"Jorge el Curioso"


$800 - Robert

(19) Its name means "fine water" in Latin


$800 - Robert

(24) To shoot from a concealed location, like a shore bird


$1000 - Robert

... got lucky when Harrison Ford played the lead in the film version of his novel "Presumed Innocent"


$1000 - Micah

(5) 1967 had the Summer of this; 2003 had the Summer of this golfer who was at the top of the money list in Aug.


$1000 - Micah

(10) He set a Guinness record by officiating at 35,000 marriages simultaneously on August 25, 1995


$1000 - Brenna

(30) Gray:
"Los Hombres son de Marte, las Mujeres son de Venus"


(-$4600) - Robert

(20) It's what the NE stands for in NECCO, a confectionery company headquartered in Massachusetts

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $4600


$1000 - Brenna

(25) To sell your wares on the street, like a diurnal bird of prey


Scores at the first commercial break:
Micah: $3,800
Robert: $3,000
Brenna: $400

Scores at the end of the JEOPARDY! Round:
Micah: $4,200
Brenna: $4,000
Robert: $1,800


Double JEOPARDY! Round - December 31, 2003

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ANCIENT TIMES
CHRISTMAS CHARACTERS
TRAVEL GERMANY
MEDICINE
DOGS
PRIVATE "PART"s
$400 - Micah

(2) This Macedonian General began his war against the Persian Empire by crossing the Hellespont in the spring of 334 B.C.


$400 - Brenna

(16) He's "nipping at your nose" in a Christmas song


$400 - Micah

(7) (Video of Cheryl in Berlin, Germany) At one time, you could enter Berlin through 14 different city gates. This is the only one left.


$400 - Triple Stumper

(21) The Hippocratic Oath begins, "I swear by" this son of Zeus "the physician and Aesculapius ..."


$400 - Micah

(1) The Shiba Inu originated in this country centuries ago but was only introduced into the U.S. after World War II


$400 - Brenna

(26) A verb or an adjective or a pronoun or an interjection


$800 - Micah

(3) The Mayans gave this ancient Mexican city a name meaning "mouth of the wells of the Itza"


$800 - Micah

(17) In a 1988 movie Bill Murray played Frank Cross, who's this Dickens character updated as a TV executive


$800 - Micah

(8) You can still hear live music at this city's Club Grosse Freiheit, where the Beatles performed when they were mere larvae


$800 - Micah

(22) From the Greek for "itch", it's a "heartbreaking" skin disease characterized by reddish patches


$800 - Brenna

(12) The American Kennel Club recognizes 2 breeds of pinscher: the Doberman & this "small" one


(-$800) - Brenna

$800 - Micah

(27) Medium-sized game bird related to the pheasant


$1200 - Micah

(4) This Greek was condemned to death in 399 B.C. for "impiety" & "corrupting the youth"


$1200 - Micah

(18) In the New York City Ballet's 1954 "Nutcracker", Alberta Grant was Clara & Maria Tallchief, her


(-$1200) - Brenna

(9) (Video of Sofia at the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany) Architect Norman Foster says his Reichstag interior lets the public see the process of this type of government at work


(-$1200) - Brenna

(23) The 1905 Nobel Prize for Medicine was awarded to Robert Koch for his discoveries in relation to this lung disease


$2000 - Brenna

(13) This dog was named for its ability to hunt birds called woodcock

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $2000


$1200 - Robert

(28) Resistance fighters


$1600 - Micah

(5) Nebuchadnezzar's many building projects included the repair of this type of stepped tower devoted to the god Marduk


$1600 - Micah

(19) Character name of Edmund Gwenn & Richard Attenborough in versions of "Miracle on 34th Street"


$1600 - Micah

(10) At Hohenschwangau Castle, you'll find a body of water that shares its name with this 1877 ballet


$1600 - Triple Stumper

(24) In 1785 Dr. William Withering documented the first medicinal use of this plant from which digitalis is derived


(-$1600) - Brenna

(14) The name of this small dog sounds like a Belgian relative of "Jeopardy!" creator Merv


$1600 - Micah

(29) The division of a country into 2 or more separate countries


$2000 - Triple Stumper

(6) This ancient wonder was built around 353 B.C. as a tomb for a provincial ruler of the Persian Empire


(-$2000) - Micah

(20) In a Victor Herbert operetta, children Alan & Jane see a spectacular pageant in this place

DAILY DOUBLE WAGER $2000


$2000 - Robert

(11) (Video of Sofia in Munich, Germany) I'm at the place called the most famous beer haus in the world. It dates back to a hall founded in Munich in 1589.


(-$2000) - Robert

(25) This Baylor physician who pioneered coronary bypass techniques was the first to repair an aneurysm


$2000 - Triple Stumper

(15) The Dandie Dinmont Terrier was named for a farmer in this man's novel "Guy Mannering"


$2000 - Triple Stumper

(30) Reproduction without fertilization


Scores at the end of the Double JEOPARDY! Round:
Micah: $16,200
Robert: $3,000
Brenna: $2,800


Final JEOPARDY!

STATE CAPITALS
In 2000, 1 of only 3 state capitals that had a population of less than 20,000

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Final JEOPARDY! wagers:
Brenna: $2,800 - $2,700
Robert: $3,000 - $2,601
Micah: $16,200 - $6,000


Final Scores
Micah: $10,200 (2-day total of $38,400)
Robert: $399
Brenna: $100

Micah: $18,200 (22 right, includes 1 rebound; 2 wrong, includes 1 DD)
Robert: $7,600 (13 right, includes 1 rebound; 3 wrong, includes 1 DD)
Brenna: $2,000 (11 right, includes 1 DD; 5 wrong)
Total: $27,800

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