Final Jeopardy: State Capitals
The Final Jeopardy question (1/18/2016) in the category “State Capitals” was:
A 1957 event led to the creation of a National Historic Site in this city, signed into law by a President whose library is now there too.
New champ Mike Drummond is back after winning $20,801 in last Friday’s game. 2x champ, Claudia Corriere, is also back. She was up to $29,000 in winnings last December when she had to postpone her next game. The new player in today’s game is Randi Kristensen, from Washington, D.C.
Round 1 Categories: Creation Stories, Lakes & Rivers, A-B-C-D-E, O Say Can You See?, What So Proudly We Hailed & Gallantly Streaming TV.
Randi found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Lakes & Rivers” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. She was in second place with $200, $2,400 behind Mike’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double, rather than risk the $1,000 allowance, and she was RIGHT.
In 1699, Sieur D’Iberville saw Okwata, a vast lake near the Gulf of Mexico & renamed it this. show
Mike finished in the lead with $4,600. Claudia and Randi were tied in second place with $4,000 each.
Round 2 Categories: Planetary Book Store, Foreign Words & Phrases, Accounting, Whose ’70s No. 1 Album, The French Revolution, Long-Lived Creatures
Claudia found the first Daily Double in “Long-Lived Creatures” under the $1,600 clue. After she answered 5 of the first 8 clues correctly, she was now in the lead with $8,800. That was $4,200 more than Mike in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Defying a Coleridge poem, this type of bird was 64 when she laid an egg in 2015. show
Randi found the last Daily Double in “Foreign Words & Phrases” under the $800 clue. She was in third place with $4,800, $7,000 less than Claudia’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
From the French for “loosening”, it was a loosening of tensions between the U.S. & Soviet Union in the 1970s. show
Mike and Claudia finished in a tie for the lead with $13,800. Randi was next with $6,000.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Central High School National Historic Site in Little Rock serves as a symbol of the national struggle over school desegregation. Here in 1957, the governor of Arkansas attempted to defy federal court orders by preventing nine African American students from attending Central High School. President Eisenhower ordered 1200 U.S. Army troops into Little Rock to protect the civil rights of the students and guard the campus. Little Rock Central High School … was designated a National Historic Site in 1998.” (Arkansas.com)
Randi started writing down Springfield but didn’t finish it. She bet and lost it all.
Claudia thought it was Austin. She also bet it all and finished with zero.
Mike came up with Atlanta. He, too, went all in and had bupkis left.
“We have three players finishing with no money,” Trebek said, “and what that means, ladies and gentlemen, is that tomorrow we will have no returning champion. We will introduce three new players to Jeopardy!”
In case you didn’t see the match, both Mike and Claudia got the second place $2,000 prize, presumably because they were tied at the end of the game. Randi got the third place prize of $1,000.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Government Sites”
Begun as part of a 1930s project to reclaim Maryland mountain land, it’s officially “Naval Support Facility Thurmont.” show