Semifinals: Legler vs. Ogas/Jennings vs. Kitt -
Last time, #10 Phyllis
Harris took a powder against #2 Ken Jennings. Then #14 Michelle Kitt, the
Cinderella story of the Slam, upset #6, John Carpenter. Tonight, the winners
take each other on for one of two spots in the $100,000 Final.
But first, Jennings vs. Harris. Let's meet the
graduate student (neuroscience)
Blue Springs, MO
Twenty-One: won $1.765 million
Claim to fame
Millionaire: won $500,000 last
Def. #12 Frank Spangenberg
Def. #13 Leszek Pawlowicz
Ticket to the semifinals
Def. #8 Nancy Christy
Def. #1 Brad Rutter
Okay, an explanation of the rules...
Round 1: General knowledge questions.
Round 2: Numbers and logic.
Round 3: Words and letters.
Round 4: Mixed bag.
Players are each given one minute of the
questioner's time. Correct answers will stop the clock; wrong ones will keep the
clock going until they give a correct answer or they use one of three switches
given to them for the entire match. A switch passes the question to their
opponent. The player who runs out of time first loses the round, and the winner
keeps the time remaining on his or her clock to use in the final round. Player
who runs out of time in that round first is out of the tournament.
Round 1 begins... NOW.
Angstrom is the main character in a series of novels by what American
DAVID: Pass (John Updike)
element is often added to table salt to prevent thyroid problems?
DAVID: Iodine. CORRECT
character's name is also the name of Pluto's largest moon?
OGI: Charon. CORRECT
|The 1990 Tony Award
winner for Best Play was an adaptation of what John Steinbeck novel?
DAVID: "The Grapes of Wrath". CORRECT
|What type of puppet
is manipulated from above by attached strings or wires?
OGI: Marionette. CORRECT
originally aired as an animated short on what Fox television show?
DAVID: "The Tracey Ullman Show". CORRECT
oath was written by the Baptist minister Francis Bellamy in 1892?
OGI: Pledge of Allegiance. CORRECT
|What type of heel is
named after an Italian weapon?
DAVID: Pass (Stiletto).
What number is
printed on the back of bottles of Rolling Rock beer?
DAVID: 33. CORRECT
|The Baha'i faith was
founded in the 19th century in what country?
OGI: Iran. CORRECT
|In 2006, whom did
Joshua Bolten replace as George Bush's chief of staff?
|DAVID: Pass. (Andrew
In what Indian city would you
find the mausoleum known as the Taj Mahal?
DAVID: Agra. CORRECT
|What Latin American
dictator was ousted by US troops in 1990 as part of "Operation Just Cause?"
OGI: Noriega. CORRECT
|What Canadian singer
had a hit song in 2006 about a "Bad Day"?
DAVID: (Daniel) Powter. CORRECT
|What Founding Father
published the periodical "Poor Richard's Almanack?"
OGI: Benjamin Franklin. CORRECT
disease varicella is better known by what name?
DAVID: Pass. (Chickenpox)
period fell in what geologic era?
TIME! Correct: Mesozoic.
Ogi banks 28.83 seconds for the final round.
David passes too much. Next up, it's numbers with two switches a piece.
Round 2 begins... NOW.
||Answering in Roman numerals,
what is XVII - XII?
OGI: V. CORRECT
|What is three-fifths of 95?
DAVID: Pass. (57)
How many dimes are
the monetary equivalent of 16 nickels?
DAVID: 8. CORRECT
|What is 2 raised to the 6th
OGI: 64. CORRECT
Working in rows, what is the missing number in
the box below?
9 7 2
6 3 ?
5 4 1
DAVID: 8. (3)
If a car is traveling 50
mph, how long will it take to drive 275 miles?
DAVID: 5 1/2 hours. Correct
|Which of these numbers is not a
multiple of 12? 72, 84, 98, 120
OGI: 98. CORRECT
|What is (11.9 - 5.2) + 6.3?
DAVID: 13. CORRECT
|What is the perimeter of a
trapezoid with sides of 2, 4, 7, and 9 centimeters long?
OGI: 22. CORRECT
|How many nickels equal $3.70?
DAVID: 74. CORRECT
|What unit of area equals 4,840
OGI: An acre. CORRECT
|What is one-fourth of 464?
DAVID: 118 (116)
If Art buys two dozen
eggs at a form and used twenty-five percent of them to make an omelet, how
many eggs will he have left?
TIME! Correct: 8
Another 32.73 seconds goes to Ogi's final clock.
Into the half, both players have two switches. Ogi has an advantage of over a
Time to play with letters. Round 3... begins now.
|What composer's name is hidden
in THIS REVIVAL DISPLAYS HIS FAME?
DAVID: Vivaldi. CORRECT
OGI: M-A-T-I-N-E-E. CORRECT
|RING - - - - - - MIND
DAVID: Pass (master)
What former US
Vice President's name is an anagram of EQUAL ANDY?
DAVID: Pass (Dan Quayle)
Separate the two countries in COACNIAXDEAM.
DAVID: Pass (Canada & Mexico)
Which US state is hidden in OH, I OVERLOOKED
DAVID: Ohio. CORRECT
|Add letters to T_E S___NC_ _F
T__ L_M_S to get the title of what 1992 Best Picture Academy Award-winning
OGI: "The Silence of the Lambs". CORRECT
DAVID: I-N-S-O-M-N-I-A. CORRECT
|Separate the two toast toppings
OGI: Pass (Butter & Margarine)
of what butt-kicking angelic actress is an anagram of CRAZED AMINO?
OGI: Pass. (Cameron Diaz)
Viewing the alphabet as a continuum, what
letter comes ten after V?
OGI: F. CORRECT
|Of "AA", "BA", and "CA", which
par is not an acceptable word in the US version of Scrabble?
DAVID: BA (CA)
What popular hard-rock
band is an anagram of BECK IN LACK?
|DAVID: Pass (Nickelback)
What African country is hidden in ANGIE DID A
TIME! Correct: Ghana.
Ogi banks another 23.20 seconds, giving him a
final clock of 2:24.76 seconds. David still has a minute.
Now we go to the final round. Each player is
allocated another switch. David has one switch. Ogi has two.
Round 4... begins NOW.
||The title of what 1882 drama by
French playwright Victorien Sardou lends is name to a style of soft felt
OGI: Beret (Fedora)
The name of what
New York City borough comes from an old Dutch word meaning "broken land"?
OGI: Brooklyn. CORRECT.
|In 1521, Spanish explorer
Hernando Cortez toppled what Native American empire?
DAVID: Aztec. CORRECT
|Before becoming a superstar,
Jennifer Lopez was a background dancer on what 90s TV series?
OGI: In Living Color. CORRECT
DAVID: Pass (A-P-H-O-R-I-S-M)
Napster settled copyright infringement suits with Dr. Dre and what other
DAVID: Anthrax. (Metallica)
What candy bar was named after a wildly
popular style of dance in the 1920s?
DAVID: Charleston Chew. CORRECT
|What is 108 ÷ 18?
OGI: 6. CORRECT
|What American writer of "The
Devil's Dictionary" disappeared without a trace while traveling in Mexico?
DAVID: Bierce. CORRECT.
|All Johns are nice. A man whose
name you don't know is nice. True or false: his name must be John.
OGI: True (False).
While they were on a
date, what film critic convinced Oprah Winfrey to host her own syndicated TV
|DAVID: Pass (Roger Ebert)
How many total vowels are there in the word
DAVID: Six (Five)
CONVENTIONAL - - - - - - TEETH
DAVID: Pass (Wisdom)
Which of these numbers is a multiple of 17?
82, 85, 88, 91
DAVID: 91 (85)
In 1985's "Back to the Future," how fast does
Marty need to drive the DeLorean to make it travel through time?
DAVID: 88. CORRECT.
|If George W. Bush made 3 cookies
each for 50 percent of his daughters, how many total cookies would he make?
OGI: 3. CORRECT
What "C" is another word for spittoon?
Final answer is cuspidor, and Ogi Ogas is going
to the big show!
So one half of the final picture is painted. Now
to determine his opponent in the final. Will it be the Jeopardy! king or the
Here's the tale of the tape...
Mountlake Terrace, WA
Glen Allen, VA
Jeopardy!: went on a reign of
terror that spanned 75 days, two seasons, and over $2 million
Claim to fame
The Weakest Link: biggest
winner, taking home $107,500
def. #15 Victor Lee
def. #10 Phyllis Harris
Ticket to the semifinals
Def. #3 Kevin Olmstead
Def. #6 John Carpenter
Boards are set. Clocks are in place. Players are
ready. Round 1 begins... NOW.
||What famed exclamation is
attributed to Archimedes?
MICHELLE: Pass (Eureka)
Deimos are moons of what planet?
MICHELLE: Mars. CORRECT
|What shoe manufacturer sells the
brand Chuck Taylor All-Stars?
KEN: Converse. CORRECT
|What stadium has hosted the
Super Bowl six times, the most of any venue?
|KEN: Superdome. CORRECT
|On the first season of the Fox
show, "Prison Break", two brother attempted to escape from what fictional
MICHELLE: Pass (Fox River)
derived from the opium variety of what flower?
MICHELLE: Poppy. CORRECT
|What rock legend's real name is
KEN: Bob Dylan. CORRECT
|What comedy troupe's work is the
basis for the Broadway musical Spamalot?
MICHELLE: Monty Python. CORRECT
|The design of the White House is
influenced by the works of what 16th century architect?
|MICHELLE: Pass (Palladio)
According to the Bible, Noah's Ark is how many
MICHELLE: 42 (300)
What political consultant, known as the "Ragin'
Cajun," was the chief strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign?
MICHELLE: (James) Carville. CORRECT
|The skull-and-crossbones flag on
pirate ships is commonly known as the "Jolly" what?
KEN: Roger. CORRECT
|What popular cereal's mascot
wear a red bandanna with the name "Tony" on it?
MICHELLE: Tiger (Kellogg's Frosted Flakes)
What amino acid found in turkey is believed to
make people sleepy?
MICHELLE: Tryptophan. CORRECT
|Actress Jodie Foster took a
break from acting in the 1980s to graduate from what university?
KEN: Yale. CORRECT
|What popular American chain
opened its first location in 1971 in Seattle's Pike Place Market?
TIME! Correct: Starbucks.
Ken takes 35 and a half seconds to the final
round. Both players still have two switches.
Round 2 is all about numbers and logic. It
|Solve for y: y ÷ 11 = 72.
|MICHELLE: 792. CORRECT
|What is 456 + 787?
KEN: 1243. CORRECT
|What is 11.3 - 8.9
MICHELLE: 2.6 (2.4)
What is 11 x 7 ÷ 2
MICHELLE: 33.5 (38.5)
How many monthly installments of $600 will it
take you to pay back an interest-free loan of $13,200?
|KEN: 22. CORRECT.
|What is 57% of 300?
MICHELLE: Pass (171)
IF a boy standing
3 foot 7 inches doubles in size, how tall will he become?
MICHELLE: 7'2". CORRECT
|If two angles in a triangle are
35 degrees and 55 degrees, how many degrees is the third angle?
KEN: 90. CORRECT
|If a 140 lb. woman lost 20% of
her total weight, how much would she weigh?
MICHELLE: 112. CORRECT
|What is (8 x 11) ÷ 4?
KEN: 22. CORRECT
|If Beth is half as old as Chris,
and Chris is 18 years old, what is their combined age?
MICHELLE: 27. CORRECT
|What is one-half x four-fifths?
KEN: Two-fifths. CORRECT.
|What is 3.59 + 29.79?
MICHELLE: Pass (33.38)
Solve for x: 11x
+ 9 = 4x + 30
TIME! Correct: 3
Ken is up over a minute at the half of this
match, with each player holding onto one switch.
Now we go to the letters. Round 3 starts... NOW.
||What cocktail is hidden in JACK
LOOKS SMART IN INDIGO PANTS?
MICHELLE: Pass (Martini)
twenty-something actress and singer's first and name is an anagram of
MICHELLE: Pass (Mandy Moore)
In the English alphabet which letter comes 6
MICHELLE: C (D)
What does the "T" stand for in the government
agency abbreviated ATF?
MICHELLE: Tobacco. CORRECT
KEN: O-B-F-U-S-C-A-T-E. CORRECT
|What word is formed by using the
first letter and every third letter thereafter of the word "theological"?
MICHELLE: Toil (Toga)
LAND - - - -
MICHELLE: Pass (Lady)
What singer's name is an anagram of HI TONY
|MICHELLE: Pass. (Whitney Houston)
Add consonants to A__E_IA_ to get a type of
natural well that requires no pump.
MICHELLE: Aquifer (Artesian)
What T is
a fear of the number 13?
MICHELLE: Triskaidekaphobia. CORRECT
And Ken only answered one question that entire
round to put him at about 3 minutes for the final round. 2:57.28 to be exact.
Michelle has one minute. Both players get one more switch.
Final round to determine who plays Ogi next
week... begins... NOW.
|Alvin Barkley was Vice President
KEN: Truman. CORRECT
|In what state does Nike have its
MICHELLE: Georgia. (Oregon)
is hidden in A SAUCEPAN, THERMOS OR SPATULA?
MICHELLE: Pass (Panther)
What is 55% of 700?
MICHELLE: 390 (385)
Hansen's Disease is better known as what?
|KEN: Leprosy. CORRECT
|The name of what wooden block
game is derived from a Swahili word meaning "to build"?
MICHELLE: Jenga. CORRECT
|FINE - - - - - FAIRY
KEN: Tooth. CORRECT
|Who wrote the essay "Civil
Disobedience" published in 1849?
MICHELLE: Paine. (Henry David Thoreau)
What "B" refers to the aroma of wine or an arrangement of cut flowers?
MICHELLE: Pass (Bouquet)
What holy man's full list of titles includes
"Primate of Italy"?
MICHELLE: Pass (The Pope)
What is 588 - 94?
MICHELLE: 492 (494)
What US state's motto is "Live Free or Die?"
MICHELLE: Pennsylvania. (New Hampshire)
Add letters to C_I_T _A_T_OO_ to get an
Academy Award-winning movie director.
TIME! Correct answer was Clint Eastwood.
Clock has struck midnight for Michelle Kitt, as
Ken Jennings moves on to the finals to face Ogi Ogas for the cup, the stack of
presidents, and, most importantly... the BRAGGING RIGHTS! That's next week. See