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“JEOPARDY!” 11/22/16

BB:
PLURALIZE IT!
POETRY FILL IN THE BLANK
PLAY BALL!
WHO
WHAT
WEAR

Sharath chooses a PDD at the $600 Who having $2600 this evening; Michael’s just getting started here w/ $600 & Alec has four biggies. This is to add $2K to Sharath’s bank.

The bridge seen here was designed in the 1870s by this French engineer.

“Who is Le Corbusier?”…no, it was Gustave Eiffel, best known for that Tower in Paris.

HS:

Michael: $600/Sharath: $1,400/Alec: $5K

ATTEMPTED LT: $2K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: $400 (Wear)
TOTAL LT: $2400

CS:

Michael: $1,600/Sharath: $2K/Alec: $6,400

DJ!:
IN THE RED
ARTISTES
INANIMATE OBJECTS?
YOU DO THE GEOGRAPHIC MATH
“PING” ME
EWWW! GROSS!

You Do the Geographic Math as Sharath unlocks a DD in its $1200 window having a 2nd-place total of $5200 & he currently is the face value of this incoming clue behind Alec; Michael’s at the $2K mark. Sharath takes a $3K chance on this:

The name of Great Lakes times the number of countries that border the U.S.

“What is 10?”…five Great Lakes times two countries equal that number. Sharath completes a crucial DDS by picking the $2K “Ping” & sits at $9800, $1800 behind Alec in Game 2 & $3K ahead of Michael. He’ll try for yet another three g-spots:

It’s the job of U.N. troops placed between hostile factions.

“What is mediating?” won’t work- what is peacekeeping? Can’t find out about the $400 Ewww! Gross! answer before the BoT sound.

SOLE ATTEMPTED TS: $1200 (“Ping”)
UNATTEMPTED LT: $5600
TOTAL DJ! LT: $6800

Pre-Final S:

Michael: $7,200/Sharath: $10,800/Alec: $11,600
SHARATH’S CORYAT FOR TONIGHT: $14K

OVERALL CORYATS FOR TOURNEY FINAL:
Michael: $16,800
Sharath: $34K
Alec: $18,600

FJ! #52: EARLY AMERICA

William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the “mutinous speeches” of some passengers.

MICHAEL: “What is the Mayflower Compact?” ($7K) = $14,200
ALEC: SAME (DOUBLE) + $16.5K = $39,700
SHARATH: SAME ($901) + $28K = W BY A BUCK

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“JEOPARDY!” 11/21/16

BB:
MANIC PIXEL DREAM GIRLS
LOOKING AT COLLEGES
MATH MEN, MYTH MEN
HOBBIES & PASTTIMES
LANGUAGES
“G” PLUS 3

Alec’s got the TDD on the $400 clue for Languages, leading Michael early by just that much, $1200-$800.

It’s the official language common to Belgium, Canada & Monaco.

“What is French?”- oui.

HS:

Michael: $1,400/Sharath: $3,400/Alec: $2,400

Time just runs out on the $200 clue regarding the Manic Pixel Dream Girls.

LT: $2600

CS:

Michael: $5,200/Sharath: $4,800/Alec: $4,200

DJ!:
STUFF THAT EXPLODES
WOMEN AUTHORS
ALLITERATIVE WORD PAIRS
GEOGRAPHY
COLONIAL AMERICA
“the Voice” SONG CHOICES

Alec has another DD up his alley using his $800 Geography pick; he’s in 2nd w/ $5800, leading Michael for 2nd by $800 & $200 out of 1st place. For three grand:

China’s planting a new forest to stop this desert’s southward expansion.

“What is the Gobi Desert?”…he’s right again. Michael hits the 3rd one on the $1600 Colonial America spot & currently has 5600 bucks; Alec’s down to $7600 & Sharath’s jumped to $12,800. Michael will try a trubie:

Patrick Henry said his opposition to this 1765 act began resistance to taxation & lead to the revolution & you’re welcome.

“What is the Stamp Act?”…correct on the money.

DJ! LT: $6400

Pre-Final S:

Michael: $13,600/Sharath: $20K/Alec: $10K

CORYAT SCORES:
Michael: $9,600
Alec: $7K

FJ! #51: FAMOUS NAMES

At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a Bachelor of Laws Correspondence degree in Absentia.

ALEC: “Who is Nelson MANDELA” ($6.5K) = $16.5K
MICHAEL: “Who is Mohantas Gandhi?” (BUSTS)
SHARATH: SAME AS ALEC ($8K) = $28K

“JEOPARDY!” 11/18/16

BB:
IN BETWEEN
SOUTHERN HISTORY
BUSINESS
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS
CHARACTERS IN TV SHOW
“PEANUT”, “BUTTER”, “JELLY”, “TIME”

Michael gets a PDD right out of the 800 Southern History box.

A bluish color for the dye that was also a major product of 18th C. South Carolina.

“What is indigo?” is it.

HS:

Michael: 4K/Antonio: 800/Apurva: 3,400

ATTEMPTED LT: 1800
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 800 (Contemp. Authors)
TOTAL LT: 2600

CS:

Michael: 7,400/Antonio: 1,400/Apurva: 5K

DJ!:
COMPOSERS & THEIR MUSIC
I GET AROUND
“C” THE WORLD
LET’S GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL
PHYSICS
THE RHYMES OF LIFE & LOVE (each right word rhymes w/ either “life” or “love”)

Michael has laid claim to the 2nd DD for the 1600 Physics spot & leads Apurva 9400-6200. 2K at stake for this guy.

Ground effects on race cars are to keep the tires on the track, fighting this 4-letter force that tries to raise ’em.

“What is lift?”…he’s still on the right track. And he has a DDS by going up to the 1200 “C” & currently w/ 14,200 owns a lead of 6400 over Apurva; Antonio’s 200 on the red side. Like the prev. clue, Michael goes for twice as many pts. as the one before (so this is for 4K extra).

It’s a small NH town as well as an ancient name for Palestine.

“What is Canaan?”…yeah, yeah & yeah. No time to close out the answers under The Rhymes of Life & Love.

ATTEMPTED LT: 6K
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 2K (I Get Around)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 8K

Pre-Final S:

Michael: 25,400 (G.O.)/Antonio: -4,200/Apurva: 8,600
MICHAEL’S CORYAT OF THIS GAME: 22K

FJ! #50: SCIENCE & MATH VOCABULARY

These two words are just one letter different; one’s a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point.

APURVA: “What are vortex & vertex?” = 17,200
MICHAEL: “What is gg guys?”

“JEOPARDY!” 11/17/16

BB:
NEVER PRESIDENT
ANNUAL EVENTS
EXTREME GEOGRAPHY
MOVIE VILLAINS
TEXTING
IT’S “LIT”

HS:

Connor: -200/Emily: 800/Alec: 5,400

Alec’s chugging along when he wraps up the Annual Events answers w/ the DD of the board & he just added 1K this half; Emily’s added 1400 after the break. Alec bets 2K.

The date of this annual event honors a Jun. 14, 1777 resolution of the continental congress.

“What is Flag Day?”…right holiday.

SOLE TS: 800 (Annual Events)

CS:

Connor: 1K/Emily: 5,200/Alec: 11,200

DJ!:
THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM
10-LETTER WORDS
BODY TALK
THE ANCIENT WORLD
“T” UP SOME ENTERTAINMENT
IT’S AMERICAN LIT

Emily’s zooming in on the lead when she rams the DD in the 1200 middle of It’s American Lit; she has 6400 & Alec’s slightly walked back to 10,800. She’ll take this clue for 3K:

Ernest Hemingway took the title of this novel set during the Spanish Civil War from a line by John Donne.

“What is The Sun Also Rises?”…she got trapped- it was For Whom the Bell Tolls instead. Either the next-to-last or last Body Talk clue has the final DD & it goes to Emily at 1600; her 2nd-place score’s 8600, exactly half of Alec & Connor’s sitting on 4600. She’ll go big or go home, because this is a trubie:

This nerve carries impulses from the retina to the brain.

“What is the optic nerve?”…Emily is right!

ATTEMPTED LT: 3600
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 800 (The National Park System)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 4400

Pre-Final S:

Connor: 5K/Emily: 17,200/Alec: 19,200

CORYAT SCORES:
Emily: 13,200
Alec: 18,200

FJ! #49: FAMOUS BUILDINGS

Completed in 1943, this “city within a city” has outer walls over 900 ft. long.

CONNOR: “What is Emperor’s Palace?” = 2K
EMILY: “What is the Forbidden City?” (PAINFULLY BUSTS)
ALEC: “What Vatican City” (it’s the Pentagon) = 3,999

“JEOPARDY!” 11/16/16

BB:
LET’S GO TO TOGO
SCI-FI NOVELS
CEREMONIES
WHO FIRST SANG THOSE WORDS?
“SHUT” UP
DANCE WITH ME

A TDD’s caught in the 600 Sci-Fi Novel for Sharath, who’s in 2nd w/ 1400, 600 off of early leader Lily; Lucia’s 200 on the incorrect side of things.

Meg & Charles Murray traveled the universe w/ Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who & Mrs. Which in this 1962 novel.

“What is A Wrinkle in Time?” doubles him up.

HS:

Sharath: 4,200/Lucia: 800/Lily!: 2,200

LT: 1400

(Note: Lucia writes clues for the National History Bee & Bowl, set up by former 19-time “J!” champ David Madden.)

CS:

Sharath: 7,200/Lucia: 3,200/Lily!: 6K

DJ!:
SCREEN TEST
STATE CAPITALS AKA
IT’S A CRIME!
ALPHABETIC HOMOPHONES
THE QUEEN
ENDANGERED ANIMALS AT THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL ZOO (CC clues)

Behind the 1600 clue for State Capitals AKA is Sharath’s 2nd DD this evening; Sharath & Lily are tied as leaders w/ 9600 a head, a 5200 cushion. He’ll try to take a big lead by wagering six large on the following:

Ancient Greek site of athletic fame.

“What is Olympia?”…why, yes! Lucia has her chance by picking the 1600 box regarding The Queen; she just got into 2nd w/ 9200, eight hundred over Lily. She’ll take a 5K chance:

Also known as Makeda, in the Bible she visited King Solomon.

“Who is the Queen of Sheba?”…right queen!

ATTEMPTED LT: 4400
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 1200 (Screen Test)
TOTAL DJ! LT: 5600

Pre-Final S:

Sharath: 16,800/Lucia: 21K/Lily!: 8,400

CORYAT SCORES:
Sharath: 11,600
Lucia: 17,600

FJ! #48: FICTIONAL CHARACTERS’ LAST WORDS

In a British novel this young character’s last words were “Which is better– to have rules & agree, or to hunt & kill?”.

LILY!: “Who is Piggy?” (DOUBLE) = 16,800
SHARATH: SAME = 21,001
LUCIA: “Who is Simon?” = 8,399

“JEOPARDY!” 11/15/16

Jasmine Wheeler (Cuyahoga Falls, OH): 8th Grader
Sharath Narayan (Madison, AL): Sophomore
Michael Borecki (Darien, CT): Jr.

BB:
CAREER DAY
LYRICS IN OTHER NATIONAL ANTHEMS
SLANGUAGE
NEW PRESIDENTIAL CODE NAMES?
AGRICULTURE
QUARTERBACKS

Michael has the key to the DD on the 800 New Presidential Code Name & of his 2600 wagers 2K.

“Hermitage Guy” or “The 20”

“Who is Andrew Jackson?”…he was the correct Andrew.

HS:

Michael: 7K/Sharath: 3,400

LT: 1400

CS:

Michael: 9,800/Sharath: 5K/Jasmine: 2,600

DJ!:
STORMY WEATHER
MTV
LITERARY CHARACTERS
ONLINE LEARNING
“A”LPHABETICAL VERBS
QUARTER BACKS

In a seesaw battle between the boys, Michael takes a DD 1200 in Online Learning & he’s ahead of Sharath 17,800-14,200; Jasmine’s in the thick of it too w/ 6600. Like the 1st time, he’ll go for 2K extra.

Michael Hart started e-books & Project Gutenberg when he typed this famous document into a computer on Jul. 4, 1971.

“What is the Declaration of Independence?”…it was. And Michael sweeps ’em after picking the 800 Quarter Back; now he wants to go for 3K additional pts.

She’s on the back of AL’s quarter; her name’s there in English & in Braille.

“Who is Helen Keller?”…3-for-3.

ATTEMPTED LT: 3200 (1200 & 3K- MTV)
UNATTEMPTED LT:
7200
TOTAL DJ! LT: 10,400

Pre-Final S:

Michael: 22,800/Sharath: 12,200/Jasmine: 6,600
MICHAEL’S CORYAT: 18,600

FJ! #47: MEN OF SCIENCE

The symbols for six chemical elements spell out his name, beginning w/ cobalt, phosphorous & erbium.

JASMINE: NOTHING (6,599) = 1
SHARATH: “Who is Copernicus” (10601) = 22,801
MICHAEL: SAME AS THE OTHER BOY = 24,401 (so Sharath & Apurva take the last two WCs)

“JEOPARDY!” 11/14/16

Connor Pierce (DAL): Freshman
Antonio Karides (Severna Park, MD): Jr.
Lucia Geng (Great Neck): Jr.

BB:
SCHOOLING YOU
IN A GROUP
RUSSIAN HISTORY
FLORA
VOCABULARY
WHO MAKES IT?

A bit before the recess, Lucia turns the DD over on the 600 Vocabulary w/ 200 less than that; Connor leads Antonio early 3600-2400.

Don’t confuse these two words– one’s a substance that counteracts a poison & the other, a short amusing story.

“What are antidote & anecdote?”…correct she is.

HS:

Lucia: 1,400/Antonio: 2,400/Connor: 3,600

ATTEMPTED LT: 1800
SOLE UNATTEMPTED TS: 800 (Vocabulary)
TOTAL LT: 2600

CS:

Lucia: 3,400/Antonio: 5,800/Connor: 3,800

DJ!:
LET’S TRAVEL
REALITY TV SHOWS
MIDDLE INITIALS
TAKING A NEW “SAT”
ON MY REEDING LIST
I’M LIKE ON PAGE 1

Let’s Travel to a DD in its 1600 vacancy & this is Lucia’s 2nd of the game; she has 7400 to Antonio’s 12,200 & Connor’s 9800. Here is that 4K clue for her:

The four sets of sea horses around this city’s Buckingham Fountain represent the states that border Lake Michigan.

“What is Detroit?”…Chicago. She does discover every single one in the game, the last to end I’m Like on Page 1; Antonio’s lead over the other male has gotten smaller, 13K-11,800. The audience at DAR Constitution Hall applauds Lucia’s decision to bet her whole 5800 on this:

Ponyboy said in the first few lines of this classic “I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman”; don’t we all, Ponyboy.

“What is The Outsiders?”- yee-haw!

ATTEMPTED LT: 1200
UNATTEMPTED LT: 2400
TOTAL DJ! LT: 3600

Pre-Final S:

Lucia: 16K/Antonio: 13,400/Connor: 11,800
LUCIA’S CORYAT: 15,800

FJ! #46: HISTORY REPEATS

This practice officially began in Pakistan in 1977, 44 yrs. after an amendment ended it in the U.S.

CONNOR: “What is prohibition?” (11799) = 23,599
ANTONIO: SAME (6600) = 20K
LUCIA: SWEEP (800) = 16,800- ALL THREE ARE GOING TO THE SEMIFINALS

WC SCORES TO BEAT TOMORROW:
#3: Apurva- 10,800
#4: Jack- 5600