Final Jeopardy: U.S. History
The Final Jeopardy question (1/18/2017) in the category “U.S. History” was:
On Dec. 7, 1787 30 delegates at Battell’s Tavern gathered & made history in what’s now this state capital.
2x champ John Avila has won $38,201 in 2 games. Today he goes for a third win against these two players: Sherri Cohen, from Brooklyn, NY; and Aaron Ellis, from Whitestown, IN.
Round 1 Categories: American Authors – 4-Letter Edibles – Classic Disney Title Characters – Foreign Words & Phrases – In the Footsteps of History – The Big 3-0
Sherri found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Footsteps of History” under the $1,000 clue, with 5 clues left after it. She was in the lead with $4,400, $1,800 more than both John and Aaron, tied in second place. She bet $2,500 but could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.
Retracing this 1930s journey will take you thousands of miles from Ruijin to Yan’an. show
John finished in the lead with $4,400. Aaron was second with $2,600 and Sherri was last with $1,900.
Round 2 Categories: This Land Is My Land – Shellfish – Sports Nicknames – Biographies – Ceramics – Y_O_Y
Aaron found the first Daily Double in “Sports Nicknames” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick. He was in second place with $3,400 at this point, $2,200 less than John’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
In a 1972 AFC playoff game Franco Harris made the winning TD with a “divine” shoestring catch dubbed this. show
Aaron found the last Daily Double in “Ceramics” under the $1,600 clue. Only one clue was left after it. In the lead with $15,600, he had $800 more than John in second place. He bet $2,000 but drew a blank so he was WRONG.
This tin-glazed earthenware named for a city just southeast of The Hague was first made in the 17th century. show
John finished in the lead with $14,800. Aaron was next with $13,600 and Sherri was in third place with $700.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS DOVER?
Constitution Daily has a list of the 30 Delaware delegates who were the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787, in a unanimous vote, at Bartell’s Tavern, aka The Golden Fleece, in Dover. According to Delmarva Almanac’s account: “The delegates were so excited about their accomplishment they hurried off to spread the news– skipping out on their bill for food and lodging.”
Sherri didn’t quite get all of Massachusetts out. She lost her $501 bet and had $199 left.
Aaron went with Albany but crossed it out in favor of New York. He lost $12,000 and finished with $1,600.
John was the only one to pick a state capital, but Annapolis was the wrong one. He lost his $12,401 bet but still won the match with the $2,399 he had left. His 3-day total is $40,600.
A triple stumper from each round
4-LETTER EDIBLES ($800) Shoepeg is a white variety of this
BIOGRAPHIES ($2000) If you didn’t read John McCormick’s 1987 biography on this philosopher, you may be condemned to repeat it
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Fiction”
A line in this short story is “slowly, awkwardly trying out his feelers, which he now first learned to appreciate…” show