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“JEOPARDY!” 2/24/17

BB:
THE 1970s
ECOLOGY
I’M A FOOD “E”
WORDS OF THE YEAR
USA! USA!
OLYMPIANS

Instant DD for Lilly that happened to be assigned to the $600 Word of the Yr.

dictionary.com: Xenophobia, meaning “fear of” these.

“What are foreigners?”…or strangers. Not enough time for the $200 ’70s answer.

HS:

Lilly: $3K/Gary: $2,800/Viraj: $2,200

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $800 (Olympians)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1600
TOTAL LT: $2400

CS:

Lilly: $4K/Gary: $6,600/Viraj: $3,800

DJ!:
SNAP CHAT
AMERICAN LIT
WORD ORIGINS
COINS FROM EVERYWHERE
THE TV SHOW’S CHARACTERS
OLYMPIANS

A DD’s chosen right off the bat for the 2nd consec. rd., this time by Viraj for the $1600 Word Origin. He’ll go for a trubie.

For sore muscles use a whirlpool bath to get some relief through this, from the Greek for “water” & “healing”.

“What is aquatherapy?”…NOT ACCEPTED for hydrotherapy. Lilly’s right to say “Oh my gosh” when DD #2 comes up $1200 inside American Lit- she has 10 times its face value as her current bank for this part of the championship; Gary’s in 2nd w/ $6600 & Viraj’s back on the board for $3600. She risks a third of her current cash.

“When Lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d” conveyed this poet’s grief over the death of President Lincoln.

“Who is Whitman?”…got him.

ATTEMPTED LT: $4K
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $8800

Pre-FJ! S Tonight:

Lilly: $20,400 (TOURNEY OVER)/Gary: $6,600/Viraj: $3,600

CORYAT SCORES FOR G2:
Lilly: $17,200
Viraj: $7,400

OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP CORYAT SCORES:
Lilly: $32K
Boys: $19,200 each

FJ! #120: 17th C. GERMANS

Astronomer who began his epitaph “I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of Earth”.

VIRAJ: “Who is Copernicus?” (BUSTS)
GARY: “Who is Kepler?” ($4) + $24,945 = $31,549
LILLY: “Who is the spiciest memelord?” ($0)

“JEOPARDY!” 2/23/17

BB:
YOU KIDS TODAY!
SPEED READING
BUSINESS
TV REALITY CHECK
19th CENTURY AMERICA
MY “BA-E”

HS:

Lilly: -$200/Gary: $3,200/Viraj: $3,600

Lilly gets out of the negative at $400 just as she holes out the DD from 19th C. America.

On Jan. 8, 1863 ground was broken in Sacramento for this; ground was broken for it in Omaha eleven months later.

“What is a transcontinental railway?”…add a one. They run out of time before ending the rd. w/ its $200 answer.

ATTEMPTED LT: $2400
UNATTEMPTED LT: $1800
TOTAL LT: $4200

CS:

Lilly: $2K/Gary: $3,400/Viraj: $4,400

DJ!:
StubHub SUBCULTURES
STRAIT TALK
WHO’S WHO IN THE BIBLE
ORGANIZATIONS
QUITE A VOCABULARY
IN THAT HEAD

Viraj engages into the $1600 Strait Talk answer for DD #1; he’s in 3rd w/ $7600, w/ Lilly ($9600) & Gary ($10,200) over him. Viraj will be tied for 2nd w/ a right response to this next clue.

Amchitka Pass lies between the Rat Islands & the Andreanof Islands in this Alaskan archipelago.

“What are the Aleutian Islands?”…yeah. Lilly checks out DD #2 this evening at the $800 Organization & is the leader w/ $13,200 to Gary’s $12,200. She’s betting $2K like Viraj.

The Scopes trial was a famous test case for this group that champions free speech.

“What is the ACLU?”…Lilly, good for you.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1200 (Strait Talk)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $4800
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6K

Pre-FJ! S for Tonight:

Lilly: $16,400/Gary: $12,600/Viraj: $11,200

CORYAT SCORES:
Lilly: $14,800
Viraj: $10,800

FJ! #119: SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS

About himself he said “Since the heavens have shap’d my body so, let hell make crook’d my mind to answer it”.

VIRAJ: “Who is Iago?” ($2718) = $8,482
GARY: “Who’s Richard III?” ($12345) = $24,945
LILLY: “Who is Richard III” ($4K) = $20,400

“JEOPARDY!” 2/22/17

BB:
ESSAY TEST
FINANCIAL LITERACY
WHAT’S THAT SONG?
MIDDLE I
ON TO GRAD SCHOOL
I’M WITH HER

HS:

Gary: 2,800/Netanel: 2,200/Mari: 1K

We don’t see the VDD until Gary chooses the 1K Financial Literacy clue on the penultimate pick of this rd.; he’s barely in the lead over Mari 5400-5200. Gary goes for the house minimum of 5.

The two guys seen here for the 2010 law named for ’em meant to reduce the risk of bank failures.

“Who are (Carter) Glass & (Henry) Stegall?”…incorrect, because those names applied to a 1933 act. Correct: Who are (Chris) Dodd & (Barney) Frank? Netanel takes the last remaining 400.

LT: 3K

DJ!:
“S.A.” TEST
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO MOVIES
HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES
ELEMENT-IUM
POETS & POETRY
ALL ABOUT CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY

Mari zooms in on a DD on the 2K Holidays & Observances answer having four times that amt.; Gary’s on 13,395 & Netanel’s in last w/ 4600. Here’s her clue for 5K:

Technically, Jun. 17 in MA should be called Breed’s Hill Day instead of this.

“What is Bunker Hill Day?”- she was smiling…& should be. Netanel holes out the final DD under Element-ium & has 8600 to work w/; Mari’s in 2nd w/ 14,200 & Gary’s still the first-placer on 18,195. Critical 6K answer for Netanel coming:

Got milk? Yes? Then also got atomic no. 20, this.

“What is calcium?”…had to be.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 400 (“S.A.”)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 2K (All About Canadian Geography)

Pre-Final S:

Gary: 22,995/Netanel & Mari: 15K APIECE

CORYAT SCORES:
Gary: 23K
Netanel: 10,200
Mari: 12K

FJ! #118: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN YEARS

Yr. the New York World lamented “The age of statesmen is gone…the age of rail-splitters and tailors…has succeeded”.

MARI: “What is 1816?” (2/3) = 5K
NETANEL: “What is 1876?” (BUSTS)
GARY: AGREED W/ NETANEL (Correct: What is 1864?)(7006) = 15,989

“JEOPARDY!” 2/21/17

BB:
THEY NAMED A SCHOOL FOR ME
FRENCH HISTORY
A LIQUID CATEGORY
PROVERBIAL VERBS
STATES BY COUNTIES
The New York Times: MOVIE REVIEWS

Viraj selects the DD two answers in at the 600 They Named a School for Me.

An arts patron & son of French immigrants gave his name to this school that’s located at Lincoln Center in NY.

“What’s Rockefeller?”…but it was the Juilliard School (named after Augustus D. Juilliard), so he’s 600 on the negative side.

HS:

Viraj: 1,400/Mohan: -1K/Clarissa: 4,400

LT: 1600

CS:

Viraj: 5K/Mohan: -1K/Clarissa: 8,800

DJ!:
HALO
UNCHARTED
NO MAN’S SKY
“FALL”/”OUT”
THE ELDER SCROLLS
VIDEO GAMES (themed board)

He just escaped the red side at 1800 & Mohan found a DD at the 2K end of The Elder Scrolls; Clarissa’s lead ahead of Viraj has shrunk to 200, 10,800-10,600.

The feasting hall was happy for a while after this title geat ripped the arm off a monster; then the monster’s mom showed up.

“What is Beowulf?” was correct. Also, he opens the DD at the 1600 Uncharted box & has climbed to 7400; Viraj’s in 2nd w/ 9800. This is Mohan’s 3K clue.

To avoid a rocky crater, Neil Armstrong manually flew the Apollo 11 lunar module to this “sea”.

“What is the Sea of Tranquility?”…he just pulled within 400 of the lead.

DJ! LT: 5200

Pre-Final S:

Viraj: 13,400/Mohan: 15,600/Clarissa: 14,400

BOY CORYATS:
Viraj: 14,400
Mohan: 14,200

FJ! #117: WORLD POLITICS

In Aug. 2015 three retired Marines helped raise the U.s. flag in this city where they’d hauled it down 54 yrs. earlier.

VIRAJ: “What is Seoul?” (6K) = 7,400
CLARISSA: “What is Iwo Jima” (14,300) = 100
MOHAN: “What is Saigon?” (Correct: What is Havana?) = 2,399

“JEOPARDY!” 2/20/17

BB:
ALL IN A DAY’S WORK
ART & ARTISTS
SILENT “K”
MATH 4U
NAMED FOR A PLACE
LET’S RAP, KIDS!

HS:

Julia: 2,800/Lilly: 2,600/Alex: 800

Behind the 400 clue Named for a Place is the DD & this Julia’s claimed it w/ 4400, 1K off 1st-placer Lilly; that Alex’s up to 3K. Julia will bet 1400 on it.

Any place that attracts a lot of visitors can be called this, even if it’s NOT in Saudi Arabia.

“What is a mecca?”…for now, the lead’s narrowly hers.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 200 (“K”)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2600
TOTAL LT: 2800

CS:

Julia: 6,200/Lilly: 5,600/Alex: 3,400

DJ!:
PRESIDENT’S DAY
WOMEN WRITERS
TAKE A PEAK
FLOWERS
BRITISH ENGLISH
PUTTING THE “R” IN ENTERTAINMENT

Julia just picked a DD 1600 into Women Writers & she’s now in 3rd w/ 8200, trailing Alex for 2nd by 1200 & Lilly for the lead by 1800. Again, Julia will bump in front of everyone else if she responds correctly because she wagered two grand.

In Letter From Peking, she wrote of an American woman separated from her Chinese-American husband.

“Who is Pearl S. Buck?”…correct. The other girl on this semifinal panel has plucked the last DD from the 2K Flower & her 11,200 is 1K away from Julia’s pts. Lilly wagers 2K too.

The Greek goddess of the rainbow gave her name to this flower that comes in a rainbow of colors.

“Who is Iris?”…that name’s right.

DJ! LT: 3200

Pre-Final S:

Julia: 18,200/Lilly: 14,800/Alex: 12,600
JULIA’S CORYAT: 16,800

FJ! #116: WORD ORIGINS

The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Pope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002.

ALEX: “What is fatlip” (BUSTS)
LILLY: “What is SELFIE” (8001) = 22,801
JULIA: “What is swoll?” (8,200) = 10K

“JEOPARDY!” 2/17/17

Gary Tse (Ellicott City, MD): U.S. Naval Academy freshman
Julia Marsan (Brookfield, WI): Georgetown Sr.
Zach Atwell (Lexington): Univ. of KY Sr.

BB:
SERIOUS HARDWARE
HEALTH & MEDICINE
MTV MOVIE AWARD FOR BEST VILLAIN
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
GEOGRAPHER’S DICTIONARY
COLLEGE MAJORS IN OTHER WORDS

HS:

Zach: 1,200/Julia: 5K/Gary: 1,200

One Government Agencies answer contains the DD…Gary grabs it at 800 & is the R-U w/ 4200 by 600 against Julia; Zach has 1/2 Julia’s pts. at the time. 2K answer on the way for Gary.

This service goes back to 1862, when we needed a way to fund the Civil War.

“What is the IRS?”…ka-ching. Julia falls back to 3800 at rd.’s end.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Government Agencies)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 1800
TOTAL LT: 2800

DJ!:
ROAMIN’ THROUGH ROMANIA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS
A YEAR ENDING IN 00
“T” TIME
SOCIOLOGY
GROUPS

Julia tracks down DD #1 in the center of African-American Authors & is a close 2nd w/ 8600 to Gary’s 9400 & Zach’s 5600. This is the 2nd 2K bet of the game.

The 1845 Narrative of the Life of this man was published just seven yrs. after he escaped slavery.

“Who is Frederick Douglass?”- once again, she’s the first-placer. But Gary surges back to 1st w/ 19,800 & the 2K Sociology tidbit’s the final DD this wk.; Julia (13K) & Zach (7600) follow that boy. He’ll bet 1845.

Karl Marx said a capitalist system had two classes: the Bourgeoisie, which controls resources, & this laboring class.

“What is the Proletariat?”…like a pro.

DJ! LT: 1600 (400 & 1200- Groups)

Pre-Final S:

Zach: 6,400/Julia: 15,400/Gary: 22,845

CORYAT SCORES:
Julia: 14,600
Gary: 21,800

FJ! #115: WORLD LANDMARKS

Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but four yrs. later was surpassed by this.

ZACH: “What is the Eiffel Tower?” (a protective barrier’s being considered for it)(DOUBLE) = 12,800
JULIA: SAME (9K) = 24,400
GARY: ALSO RIGHT (0)

“JEOPARDY!” 2/16/17

Corey Schmalzle (Hawley, PA): Lehigh Sr.
Mohan Malhotra (Wilmington, DE): NYU freshman
Allison Holley (Racine, WI): Lawrence Sr.

BB:
WHAT ARE THOSE?
ATHLETES IN THE HEADLINES
FREE SPEECH
SPINNING A WEBSITE
FANTASTIC BEASTS
& WHERE TO FIND “EM”

HS:

Mohan: 3K/Corey: 200

The DD isn’t hit until Allison spies the 800 “EM”, who has twice that amt.; Corey’s in 2nd w/ 2800 & Mohan’s added 600 since the beginning of the 2nd half of this rd. of play. She’ll take a g-bar for this clue.

This tiny country’s smooshed between Belgium, France & Germany.

“What is Luxembourg?”…right she is. At rd.’s end, Mohan’s stopped at 4600 & Corey’s dipped to 2K.

TECH. TS: 1K (Free Speech)
ATTEMPTED LT: 2K
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2K
TOTAL LT: 5K

DJ!:
MADAM SECRETARY
ENGLISH LIT
1 VOWEL, 3 TIMES
STATUES
NEWS ON THE SCREEN
NUTRITION

The good news is that Mohan chooses DD #1 1200 into English Lit, the not-so-good news is that he’s not that confident about the topic, so he’ll bet 200 of his 5800; Allison’s at the 3K mark.

“A trivial comedy for serious people” was the subtitle of this Oscar Wilde play of mistaken identity.

“What is ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’?”…yes indeed. Finishing off the Madam Secretary answers is the last DD for Corey, still in 3rd w/ 3600; he’s 1K behind Allison & 4K away from being in front of this pack. Two at risk for Corey.

Sally Jewell, 2009 winner of the Audubon Society’s Rachel Carson Award, was named secretary of this in ’13.

“What is the DEP?”…can’t get it- that’s the Dept. of the Interior.

DJ! LT: 6800

Pre-Final S:

Allison: 9K/Mohan: 14,800/Corey: 6K

CORYAT SCORES:
Allison: 8,800
Mohan: 15,800
Corey: 8K

FJ! #114: SOUTH AMERICA

This capital’s name is a Latinized form of the name of its country.

COREY: “What is Brasilia?” (5K) = 11K
ALLISON: SAME (4K) = 13K
MOHAN: SWEEP = 15,600

Netanel & Mari are officially in too; Clarissa & Allison now have to sweat out one more match.