Final Jeopardy: The American Revolution
The Final Jeopardy question (1/29/2016) in the category “American Revolution” was:
He wrote, “As life and fortune are risked by serving his Majesty, it is necessary that the latter shall be secured.”
New champ Mara Apostol won $16,801 yesterday, defeating Fred Vaughn, our first 4x champ. Today she is up against these two players: Sandy Hall, originally from Evansville, IN; and Chris Becker, from Orlando, FL.
Round 1 Categories: Which NYC Borough – Anagrammed Books of the Bible – Alphabet Soup – Long-Running Sitcoms – Double-Letter Brands by Slogan – Po Presents Unconventional Warriors (with clues read by Jack Black as Po the Panda because Kung-Fu Panda 3 opened today)
Mara found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Double-Letter Brands by Slogan” under the $800 clue before the first break. She was in the lead with $2,800, $400 ahead of Sandy in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and took a guess at the very last second that was RIGHT and saved her from going belly up.
“The toughest 4-letter word on wheels.” show
Mara finished in the lead with $7,800. Chris was second with $5,800 and Sandy was last with $5,000.
Round 2 Categories: Rotten Tomatoes – Where’s the Book – Senior-itis – Starts & Ends with Different Vowels – The Western Hemisphere – Band With
Sandy found the first Daily Double in “Where’s the Book” under the $1,600 clue on the 10th pick of the round. In third place with $7,400, she had $2,000 less than Mara in the lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Max is wearing his wolf suit & causing mischief at the start of this Sendak classic. show
4 clues later, Sandy found the last Daily Double in “Different Vowels” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $10,600 now, $800 less than Mara’s lead. She bet $2,000 but could not muster a guess so she was WRONG.
A term for military weapons, ammunition & combat vehicles: insert an “I” & you get a statute. show
Chris surged forward in the last half of the round and finished in the lead with $21,400. Mara was next with $12,200 and Sandy was in third place with $9,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Sandy thought it was Alexander Hamilton. That cost her everything but $1.00.
Mara didn’t have a response. She lost her $9,201 bet and was left with $2,999.
Chris wrote down “Cornwallis.” He lost his $3,001 bet but won the match with a very respectable $18,399. We will have to wait 2 weeks for Chris’s next game and, in the meantime, we’ll be watching the College Championships that start next Monday.
($1600) This “Father of the Waltz” (& of Jr.) composed more than 150 waltzes.
($2000) Around 1830 this Pere wrote a series of historical plays like “Napoleon Bonaparte.”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Inventors”
In an 1854 demonstration, he said, “Cut the rope”; his invention kicked in, then he said, “All safe, gentlemen.” show