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Test your Jeopardy! skills against the National College Championship finalist

A watch party is held in the Northeastern Curry Student center for student Liz Feltner who competed in the finals of Jeopardy! National College Chamiobship. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Liz Feltner’s path to the final round of the “Jeopardy!” National College Championship wasn’t easy, but she stuck with her main strategy: above all, avoid wrong answers. Feltner stayed mum if she didn’t know the answer, meaning she didn’t lose precious points on the scoreboard. She confidently responded to many clues, however, to lock in her spot at one of three podiums for the final round. See if you can correctly respond to all the clues that Feltner got right.

FINAL GAME 2: Tuesday, Feb. 22

SINGLE JEOPARDY

A DAY OF POP CULTURE

$800

Season 12 of this show was on at the gym & I watched Gigi Goode sashay on the runway.

What is “RuPaul’s Drag Race?”

NUMB WITH NUMBERS

$1,000

A pound & a half of coffee costs $480, so it’s this much per ounce.

What is $20?

HISTORIC POTPOURRI

$600

This first permanent English settlement in America was named for a king across the pond.

What is Jamestown?

ALLITERATIVE PHRASES

$200

Ordinal term for Joe, Jill, Ashley & Hunter, though they don’t all live in the White House.

What is the first family?

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

SCARY STORIES

$1,200

A dead girl observes her family, friends & killer in this 2002 bestseller by Alice Sebold, later a movie.

What is “The Lovely Bones?”

 IT’S JUST ABOUT TIME

$1,200

Often a dubious purchase, it gives you peace of mind for a longer time & is also called a service contract.

What is an extended warranty?

 IT’S JUST ABOUT TIME

$400

Playbill says this period lasts 10 to 15 minutes.

What is intermission?

FINAL JEOPARDY

THE 19TH CENTURY

Wagered $3,000 (LOST)

An 1873 book title gave us this phrase for the period in the late 1800s of growth & prosperity & also greed & corruption..

What is “The Era of Good Feelings? (INCORRECT)

FINAL GAME 1: Tuesday, Feb. 22

SINGLE JEOPARDY

_ OR _

$1,000

Robert Burns wrote, “Liberty’s in every blow, let us” this, meaning succeed at all costs.

Do or die?

& NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT

$400

These doglike carnivores weren’t “laughing” so much after losing a 1999 war with lions in Ethiopia.

What are hyenas?

CAREER IN TECH 

$400

(From Sundar Pichai of Google) This type of degree produces leaders who have grit & adaptability & can analyze systems, like Bill Hewlett (electrical, Stanford) & me (metallurgical & materials, IIT Kharagpur).

What is engineering?

_ OR _

$200

The Scottish & Irish custom of guising, dressing in costume & getting rewards, was a predecessor of this activity.

What is trick or treat?

A PLACE WITH DIRECTION

$200

It’s about 450 miles away from Greenland, & the magnetic one is on the move, heading toward Russia.

What is the North Pole?

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

LYRICS TO REMEMBER

$1,600

This singer: “Don’t show up, don’t come out, don’t start caring about me now, walk away, you know how.”

Who is Dua Lipa?

THE 18TH CENTURY

$400

In 1781 Felipe de Neve had trouble recruiting settlers to found this city despite promising them TV gigs & a Bel Air house-sit.

What is Los Angeles?

LYRICS TO REMEMBER

$800

This group in 2009: “I gotta feeling (woo-hoo) that tonight’s gonna be a good night … that tonight’s gonna be a good, good night.”

Who are the Black-Eyed Peas?

PITHY WORDS &I’m  PHRASES

$1,200

This group in 2009: “I gotta feeling (woo-hoo) th If fashion is your “bag,” use this designer name when you want to say something is “great” or “going well.”

What is Gucci?

WE’VE GOT THE BLUES

$800

Crayola crayons in the blue family include azure, baby & this shade that’s also a gemstone associated with the U.S. Southwest.

What is turquoise?

WE’VE GOT THE BLUES

$400

In 1798 this military branch introduced an early version of its iconic dress blue uniform.

What is the Marines?

 PITHY WORDS & PHRASES

$2,000

If something is meh, you might say this French phrase, literally “like this, like that.”

What is comme ci, comme ça?

LYRICS TO REMEMBER

$400

This septet: “So I’ma light it up like dynamite, whoa, dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, ayy.”

What is BTS?

MYTHIC CONSTELLATIONS

$800

Leo is a lion—& not just any lion, but the Nemean one slain by this hero.

What is Heracles (or Hercules)?

MYTHIC CONSTELLATIONS

$400

This constellation depicts the creature that fatally stung Orion.

What is Scorpio?

FINAL JEOPARDY

THE PERIODIC TABLE

$4000 (LOST)

By 1890, discoveries of 3 “nationalist elements” filled table gaps: scandium in Sweden, Germanium in Germany, this in France.

What is francium? (INCORRECT)

SEMIFINAL GAME: Friday, Feb. 18

SINGLE JEOPARDY

A MINOR IN HISTORY

$200

Enrique Esparza was about 8 on March 6, 1836 & a witness who would “remember” the battle at this mission for decades; Enrique died in 1917.

What is the Alamo?

ABBREV.

$400

On the clock in Denver: MST.

What is Mountain Standard Time?

ABBREV.

$600

Let the games begin.

What is the International Olympic Committee?

BETWEEN 10 & 20

$600

When writing a haiku, you must use this many syllables.

What is 17?

BETWEEN 10 & 20

$1,000

Developed by chemist Willard Libby, this method named for an isotope is used to date fossils.

What is Carbon-14 dating?

DON’T BE SO THIRSTY

$600

A dark mustache on a BYU student may indicate she’s been drinking this, the most popular beverage sold there after water.

What is chocolate milk?

ESPN

$400

 I graduated from Harvard, a school that has produced some great sportswriters, like David Halberstam, and some great athletes, like this NBA guard who has spoken out against anti-Asian violence.

Who is (Jeremy) Lin?

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

ONE-WORD MOVIE TITLES

$2,000

James McAvoy struggles with 23 personalities.

What is “Split?”

20TH CENTURY BOOKS

$1,200

The title structure of this Virginia Woolf novel is across the bay from the Ramsays’ house on the Isle of Skye.

What is “To the Lighthouse?”

RELIGION

$1,200

In the King James version of the Lord’s Prayer, they’re the 4 words that follow “Our father which art in heaven.”

What is “Hallowed be thy name?”

“TIC” TALK (Words That End in “Tic”)

$400

This type of electricity will lead to the shocking result seen here.

What is static?

“TIC” TALK (Words That End in “Tic”)

$1,600

From a Greek word for “to select”, it can describe one’s taste in music if they like rap, classical & salsa.

What is eclectic?

“TIC” TALK (Words That End in “Tic”)

$2,000

It was bad to be deemed this, one who went against the medieval Catholic Church, like Knights Templar leader Jacques de Molay.

What is a heretic?

FINAL JEOPARDY

HISTORIC STRUCTURES

Wagered $11,000

In 1100 the Bishop of Durham became the first prisoner here &, after plying his guards with wine, became the first to escape.

What is the Tower of London?

TIE BREAKER

FINE ARTS

A 1920s trip to France inspired him to compose “An American in Paris.”

Who is (George) Gershwin?

QUARTERFINAL: Friday, Feb. 11

SINGLE JEOPARDY

COMMENCEMENT

$600

This Cleveland museum opened its doors September 2, 1995 & celebrated with a concert.

What is The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

THE 1920s

$200

It was all the rage & musicians like Louis Armstrong & Bix Beiderbecke made the 1920s its “Age.”

What is Jazz?

ALL SORTS OF BOOKS

$600

A tale of immigrants from Africa is Imbolo Mbue’s “Behold” these people, also a term for DACA recipients.

Who are Dreamers?

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

$400

At Swans Trail Farm in Snohomish, Washington, the whole family can enjoy picking these from trees.

What are apples?

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

$600

On a summer day, you’re not too old to run through these, such as the oscillating type.

What is a sprinkler?

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

NOTABLE AFRICAN AMERICANS

$1,200

With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing, he became the second-oldest member of the Supreme Court.

Who is (Clarence) Thomas?

DOUBLE LETTERS WITHIN

$400

A flapping of an insect’s wings, or your eyelashes.

What is flutter?

DOUBLE LETTERS WITHIN

$1,600

Enriching a treasury is “filling” these, with the same derivation as a place to put the dead.

What are coffers?

DOUBLE LETTERS WITHIN

$2,000

The art of training a horse in precise movements, perhaps to prepare for a competition.

What is dressage?

HORROR FILMS

$400

Ewan McGregor plays a grown-up Danny Torrance in “Doctor Sleep”, the sequel to this 1980 classic.

What is “The Shining?”

DOCTOR

$400

The title femme of this Flaubert novel is married to a country doctor named Charles.

Who is Madame Bovary?

FINAL JEOPARDY

DOCTOR

Wagered $8,400

In 1793 a French clergyman called the destruction of libraries & sculptures this, using the name of a 5th century tribe.

What is vandalism?

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