Final Jeopardy: The American Revolution

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  1. Mary Richter says:

    I’m just catching up on the episodes and watched this one today. Question # 4 re: NYC boroughs is totally wrong. There are no boroughs that are entirely on the mainland which includes the answer of the Bronx. I grew up on an Island in the Bronx. It”s called City Island. There is also High Island which years ago was a vacation place for many and had a radio tower when I was a kid. Also Hart Island on which NYC’s potters field is. I will never trust Jeopardy for a correct answer again

    • VJ says:

      Maybe they got it from the New York Times — “The Bronx is not only the one borough that sports the definite article in its name, but it is also the only one of New York’s boroughs that sits entirely on the North American mainland…”

  2. Donica Sharpe says:

    I can’t believe all three of them missed that question. It seemed obvious to me that the quote by someone who was on the side of the British. I thought Benedict Arnold was TOO obvious as it was the ONLY person I could think of .Who is the most famous traitor in American history? Anyone who has any semblance of knowledge about the American Revolution should have had at least heard of him .These aren’t your average joes. They’re on Jeopardy!!! ,and from what I could tell, they were born and raised in the United States so probably learned about him at some point in school.

    • VJ says:

      Well it wasn’t like they had some extra info in the clue like they did on that first round clue in the “Po Presents” category where they put the answer’s first name right in the clue…. Molly bowl of noodles, Molly dessert. LOL.

      I can see how serving his majesty led one to name a Brit. but I also think it is kinda funny that whenever money shows up in an American Revolution clue, Hamilton shows up.

      Money made all the teens think of Hamilton on this FJ about Arnold in the 2012 Teen Tournament: “In 1777 an opponent wrote of him “Money is this man’s God, and to get enough of it he would sacrifice his country”

      I don’t know what made all the adults answer Benedict Arnold to this regular game FJ in Oct 2011: “He was executed in 1780 & buried in Tappan, New York; his remains were moved to Westminster Abbey in 1821.”

  3. Cece says:

    Good game tonight, very few misses/triple stumpers. I was surprised at the 2 ” Senior-itis” triple stumpers, though. Apparently, both the young and old were afflicted by it tonight. :)

    • rhonda says:

      I was also surprised at the two triple stumpers, Cece. Of course, I’ve already forgotten what the clues and answers were, talk about senioritis.

      • VJ says:

        @Rhonda, I put the two senior-itis clues in the recap under the FJ Results picture with links to the answers

        • rhonda says:

          Thanks so much, VJ. I remember in high school senioritis used to mean something else entirely. Little did I know then that 1 day it would come to this lol.

        • VJ says:

          LOL, Rhonda, that’s funny! I remember when I was a teenager my father would forget the word for things he was looking for and always say the whatchamacallit. Then he would get mad. At the time, it seemed like it was because you didn’t know what the whatchamacallit was but now I know it was from frustration. :):)

        • rhonda says:

          That is funny, it is terribly frustrating. I have a friend who says, ” Remind me, I have to go to whatchamacallit later” and I have to prompt her with various places she usually goes to to until she remembers. Then I usually forget to remind her about it lol.

  4. JEOPARDY says:

    Fairly easy fj today. At least two should get.

    More so if you like and really know american revolution history.

  5. Dalton Higbee says:

    I hope General Cornwallis was in the American Revolution. I was hoping it was the correct response during this Final Jeopardy!.
    Meanwhile, the College Championship begins Monday. Here are my predictions for the quarterfinal games next week. For Monday, Adam (Winner), Carissa (Wild Card). For Tuesday, Kate (Winner). For Wednesday, Sam (Wild Card), Michael (Winner). For Thursday, Hannah (Wild Card), Gus (Winner). And finally, For Friday, Ziad Ali (Winner), Noah (Wild Card). I will be only watching Tuesday and Saturday.

  6. Joshua says:

    Where is the tournament of champions page?