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“JEOPARDY!” 5/19/17

BB:
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
EVERY YEAR
STATE NICKNAMES
THE QUEEN’S ENGLISH
LET’S GO DODGERS!
YOU’RE SUCH A HOMER

Mary uses the HSS on State Nicknames & the DD comes up on the $800 one.

“The Old Line State”

“What is Maryland?”…I would think so.

HS:

David: $4K/Nan: $1,200/Mary: $2,600

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $600 (State Nicknames)

CS:

David: $6,600/Nan: $5,400/Mary: $4,800

DJ!:
SCHOOL’S OUT IN JUNE
THE OSCAR-WINNING ROLE
POETRY
FROM B TO D
FAMOUS SHIPS
ALTERNATIVE FACTS

After this DD, that’ll be all she wrote on Poetry to begin this rd. of competition; Mary, who found it, has $6800, $600 less than David & a g-bar behind Nan. Mary will wager $3K.

This Englishman was buried in 1771 in St. Giles’ Churchyard, the reputed subject of his famous elegy.

“Who is Thomas Gray?”…ka-ching. One Alternative Fact has the final DD of this tourney…the $1200 one & Mary has trapped ’em all; she stands tonight at $12,200, while David’s at the $17K mark & Nan’s $800 in front of him. Mary adds another $2K to what she bet previously, so this is for +/- five large:

The 18th C. had the Phlogiston Theory of Combustion; Lavoisier subbed in the theory of this newly-discovered gas.

“What is oxygen?”…well done.

DJ! LT: $2K

Pre-Final S for Tonight:

David: $18,200/Nan: $17,800/Mary: $17,200
MARY’S G2 CORYAT: $12,200

CORYATS FOR THIS TOURNEY FINAL:
David: $30,800
Nan: $33K
Mary: $23,800

FJ! #180: U.S. CITIES

In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. cities, 10 yrs. after dropping off.

MARY: “What is Detroit?” ($2K) + $3,600 = $18,800
NAN: “What is New Orleans?” (GOOSEEGG) + $9K = $26,800
DAVID: SAME AS…NAN ($17,800) + $10K = $46K

“JEOPARDY!” 5/18/17

BB:
THE ART OF WAR
SOME OF YOUR BUSINESS
TV SITCOM BY EPISODES
WRITTEN IN 18-SOMETING
GOING DUTCH
2 BY 4

Nan closes out the clues under the subject Written In 18-Something w/ that TDD & is leading early $1400 to Mary’s four bills & David’s two.

This man wrote “Could it be possible! This old saint on the forest hath not yet heard of it, that God is dead!”

“Who is Nietzsche?”…yes, indeed.

HS:

David: $1,200/Nan: $5,400/Mary: $200

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1K (Going Dutch)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $2600
TOTAL LT: $3600

CS:

David: $3,800/Nan: $6,800/Mary: $2,800

DJ!:
MOURNING ASSEMBLY
BALLET
A ROUND OF GULF
PLANTS & FLOWERS
PRO RUSSELL -ING
DOUBLE VOWEL IN THE MIDDLE

The $1600 Double Vowel in the Middle screen yields DD #1 over to Nan, who’s still on top for G1 $11,600 to Mary’s $6400. Nan’s taking a $6.5K chance this early in the tourney finale on this:

People get buzzed practicing apiculture, aka this.

“What is beekeeping?”…she WON’T hear any bad buzzer for that. David captures DD #2 on the $1600 mark in A Round of Gulf & is at a distant 2nd w/ $8200 in pale comparison to Nan’s $20.5K; Mary’s only $1K behind the man for 2nd. The $5K answer for David is:

The Gulf of Antalya is part of this country’s long southern coast on the Mediterranean.

“What is Italy?”…incorrect, I’m sorry to report- what is Turkey?

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $2K (A Round of Gulf)
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $1200 (Ballet)

Pre-Final Scores for This Evening:

David: $7,600/Nan: $20.5K/Mary: $11,600

CORYAT SCORES:
David: $12,600
Nan: $15,200

FJ! #180: WOMEN AUTHORS

A 1936 NY Times review called the debut novel by this author “In all probability, the biggest book of the year: 1,037 pages”.

DAVID: “Who is Margaret Mitchell?” (Gone with the Wind)($2400) = $10K
MARY: “Who is Edith Wharton?” ($8K) = $3,600
NAN: “Who is Willa Cather?” ($11.5K) = $9K

“JEOPARDY!” 5/17/17

BB:
A 5-STAR SCHOOL LUNCH
THE MAP OF CANADA
MYTHOLOGY
TOM HANKS MOVIE QUOTES
WORD ORIGINS
‘ALLO, CURRENT GOVERNOR

HS:

Mary & Michael: 2,800 each/Holly: 1,200

Just as time’s running out for the rd., Michael plucks the DD about the 800 Tom Hanks Movie Quote; he’s in 2nd w/ four large, one more than 3rd-place Holly & one less than 1st-place Mary. He’ll try to tie.

“Why couldn’t Jesus have been a father & still been capable of all those miracles?”

“What is ‘BIG’?”…glad he didn’t bet a large amt.- it was really “The da Vinci Code”. And time expires on the 1K quote.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 200 (The Map of Canada)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2200
TOTAL LT: 2400

DJ!:
WOMEN OF MUSIC
ORGANIZATIONS
I LOVE LITERATURE
MATH, NOW…
I NEED SOME TUDOR-ING
I GOT 3 As!

3rd-place Holly w/ 4600 searches & finds DD #1 for the 1600 clue in Organizations; Michael’s in 2nd w/ 6600 & Mary’s leading w/ 8200. Holly will wager 2600 of her pts. on this answer.

The organization of this bereaved mothers of armed service members dates back to 1928.

She can’t say who they were- that org. was American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. Also, not enough time to find DD #2 behind either of the final two I Need Some Tudor-ing spots.

ATTEMPTED LT: 5600
UNATTEMPTED LT: 3600 (last two I Got 3 A’s clues)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 9200

Pre-Final S:

Mary: 12,200/Michael: 6,600/Holly: 3,200

CORYAT SCORES:
Holly: 5,800
Michael: 7,600

FJ! #178: ERAS IN U.S. HISTORY

On Apr. 11, 1865 Abraham Lincoln spoke of “the mode, manner and means of” this, which he WOULDN’T live to see.

HOLLY: “What is Reconstruction” (DOUBLE) = 6,400
MICHAEL: “What is Unification” (4600) = 2K
MARY: BOTH LADIES WERE RIGHT (1.5K) = 13,700

“JEOPARDY!” 5/16/17

BB:
HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
“GREEN” STUFF
COUNTIES OF CALIFORNIA
YOU’RE SO POSSESSIVE!
INFRASTRUCTURE
BEATLES SONG TITLE REVERSALS

Susannah begins this semifinal w/ correct Q’s on the first three You’re So Possessive! clues & a TDD appears on the 800 one.

On Aug. 3, 1980 Ronald Reagan said “I believe in” these & said the federal government had TOO MUCH power.

“What are states’ rights?”…& she’s right for the fourth consec. time.

HS:

Nan: 400/Susannah: 3,600/Eduardo!: 3,600

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 1K (Beatles Song Title Reversals)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 1600
TOTAL LT: 2600

CS:

Nan: 3,400/Susannah: 5,200/Eduardo!: 5K

DJ!:
-ISMS & -OLOGIES
TV CAMPUS
ADVERBS
THEATRE
FILL IN THE _____
AWFUL WORLD LEADERS

Eduardo signs into DD #1 on the 1600 Theatre stop as the current leader of tonight’s game at 8600; Susannah (7200) & Nan (4200) are lurking behind him. 2K worth of pts. up for the adding or taking on the next clue.

Act I of this play: “A country road, a tree, evening, Estragon, sitting a low mound, is trying to take off his boot.”

“What is ‘Waiting for Godot’?”- I don’t have to wait to say he’s right. Nan’s the holder of DD #2 800 during -isms & -ologies & she’s in 3rd sitting on 6600; Susannah’s the R-U w/ 9600 & Eduardo has a new 1st-place pt. bank of 12,200. Nan will gamble 5600, so her tourney life depends on the following:

The two similar-sounding words for the study of insects & the study of word origins.

“What are entomology & etymology?”…got ’em to wrangle 1st place up w/ Eduardo.

ATTEMPTED LT: 5200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 4K
TOTAL DJ! LT: 9200

Pre-Final S:

Nan: 18,200/Susannah: 9,600/Eduardo!: 11,800

CORYAT SCORES:
Nan: 13,400
Susanna: 9,200
Eduardo!: 11,400

FJ! #177: SCULPTURE

The book From Marble to Flesh was a biography of this statue that was created from 1501-1504.

SUSANNAH: “What is DAVID” (3K) = 12,600
EDUARDO!: “What is DAVID.” (6401) = 18,201
NAN: “What is David?” = 23,601

“JEOPARDY!” 5/15/17

BB:
LESSEN PLAN
GOALS
CONCEPTS
MATERIALS
“E”VALUATION
SUMMERY

HS:

Gail: 800/Sara: 3,200/David: 1,400

Marked at the 1K Concept is the DD for Sara, who’s rolled to a big early lead w/ 6K, followed by David (1400) & Gail (5600). 1/3 of her pts. are on the line.

A medieval philosopher gave his name to this sharp idea that the simpler of two competing theories is preferable.

“What is Occam’s razor?”…that was it. The time isn’t there for the 200 or 400 Summery.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 3800
TOTAL LT: 6K

CS:

Gail: 1,800/Sara: 8K/David: -400

DJ!:
1917– 100 YRS. AGO
BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS
ELECTION GLOSSARY
WORLD GEOGRAPHY
IN THE BOOKSTORE
AFTER BURNER

David’s trying to extend this hot streak he’s on using DD #1 behind the 1600 1917 clue w/ a third-place six grand; Gail’s in 2nd w/ 11 & Sara’s leading the other female by 2200. He’ll make it a trubie & here’s his clue:

This muckracking author’s novel King Coal exposed ABUSES in the U.S. mining industry.

“Who is Upton Sinclair?”…just doubled up again. Also, he’s in the lead when DD #2’s picked 1600 within World Geography & his pointage has gotten to 15,200; he’ll attempt to double his 2K lead.

Rising 15,800 ft., it’s known in Latin as Mons Albus.

“What is Montserrat?” is what he said towards the end of the thinking period…but it was Mont Blanc.

SOLE DJ! TS: 1600 (Election Glossary)

Pre-Final S:

Gail: 12,600/Sara: 13,200/David: 17,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Sara: 12,200
David: 15,200

FJ! #176: THE PULITZER PRIZES

In 1947 a journalist from The Washington Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for National Reporting by this means.

GAIL: “What is radio?” (BUSTS)
SARA: “What is Telegraph?” (12K) = 25,200
DAVID: “What is the telegraph telegram?” (10K) = 27,600

“JEOPARDY!” 5/12/17

Dennis McDonald (New Windsor, MD): ES math
Susannah Nichols (Ferndale, MI): HS English
Holly Cannon (Klein, TX): HS Chemistry

BB:
ALMA MATERS
TITLE ANIMALS
TEXTBOOKS
THIS WEBSITE USES COOKIES
WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS
GRADE THAT WORD

HS:

Holly: 1,600/Susannah: 2K/Dennis: 3K

First-place Susannah (5400) takes the DD bookmark out of the 600 Textbook as this rd.’s getting late; Dennis’ in 2nd w/ 2600 & Holly’s gotten her score quartered to 400. Susannah posts 2200 as her wager.

Lewis Vaughn’s Beginning these was subtitled “An introduction to moral philosophy”.

“What are Ethics?”…right to add to her pretty good lead.

ATTEMPTED LT: 2200
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 800 (Textbooks)
TOTAL LT: 3K

CS:

Holly: 400/Susannah: 8,600/Dennis: 3,600

DJ!:
ALMA MATTERS
THE CIVIL WAR
MUSIC TO YOUR EARS
WHERE YOU AT, SHAKESPEARE?
IT’S A GROUP THING
CROSSWORD CLUES “N”

Dennis has added 1200 early on as he hits a DD on the 1600 Crossword Clue “N” & takes this one for two grand.

Nighttime piano piece (8)

“What is nocturne?”…exactly. And what’s the box hideout of the last DD on W1 of this tourney? Where You At, Shakespeare? for 1600, as selected by Susannah (9800) in 1st; she’s followed by Dennis (7200) & Holly (four large). Here’s the 3K clue for Susannah.

Two ladies in this tragedy, playing rough in Gloucester’s castle: “Hang him instantly– pluck out his eyes”.

“What is ‘King Lear’?”…that response was meant to be.

ATTEMPTED LT: 5600
UNATTEMPTED LT: 8K
TOTAL DJ! LT: 13,600

Pre-Final S:

Holly: 6K/Susannah: 14K/Dennis: 11,600

CORYAT SCORES:
Susannah: 11K
Dennis: 11,200

FJ! #175: PLACE NAMES

A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it’s also the name of a college in NH.

HOLLY: “What is Dartmouth?” (DOUBLE) = 12K
DENNIS: “What is Avon?” (500) = 11,100
SUSANNAH: SAME AS THE OTHER GIRL (5K) = 19K

“JEOPARDY!” 5/11/17

Lindsey Henry (Waco): 1st Grade
Nan Cohen (Van Nuys): HS English
Michael Camp (CHI): HS Spanish

BB:
STRANGER THINGS
ELEMENTARY
THE CROWN
ONCE UPON A TIME
THIS IS “US”
TV DRAMAS

Nan hits the night’s first DD on the 600 “US” w/ 800; everybody else has 600 more than her.

Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born in this Baltic capital in 1901.

“What is Vilnius?”…that’s right to add a one.

HS:

Michael: 1,400/Nan: 3,800/Lindsey: 2,400

LT: 5400

CS:

Michael: 2,200/Nan: 6,600/Lindsey: 3,400

DJ!:
CASTRO’S CUBA: 1959-’16
9-LETTER WORDS
BESTSELLING NONFICTION
U.S. CITIES
AKAs
THE SILENT MOVIE ERA

The other woman Lindsey takes her DD atop the 1600 U.S. City & she’s in 2nd w/ 5400; that’s 2K more than 3rd-place Michael & 4400 less than 1st-place Nan. Lindsey will wager two.

This Soap Box Derby city was co-founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins, an official w/ the Ohio Canal Fund.

“What is Cleveland?”…LeBron, please forgive her. Well, she does regain that lost 2K next clue. Michael opens the final DD of this preliminary match while taking the HS Strategy on The Silent Movie Era & choosing its 1600 box; his 10,200 puts him in 2nd, 3200 off Nan’s pace & exactly that much ahead of last-place Lindsey. He’ll only bet 1200.

Seen here is a still from the ’25 silent version of this film, partly shot here in Culver City.

“What is ‘Ben-Hur’?” was it.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: 800 (U.S. Cities)
UNATTEMPTED LT: 7600
TOTAL DJ! LT: 8400

Pre-Final S:

Michael: 11,400/Nan: 15,400/Lindsey: 7,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Michael: 11,800
Nan: 15K
Lindsey: 9,400

FJ! #174: FOREIGN WORDS & PHRASES

Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France.

LINDSEY: “What is enginue?” = 1
MICHAEL: “What is avant(-)garde” (3400) = 14,800
IAN: SAME AS MICHAEL = 22,801- MICHAEL ALSO IS GOING TO THE SEMIS