Final Jeopardy: Historical Nicknames
The Final Jeopardy question (1/7/2015), in the category “Historical Nicknames” was:
In the Red Star in 1976, Capt. Yuri Gavrilov coined this nickname for a U.K. politician who had made a speech against the USSR.
3x champ Elliot Yates brought his winnings up to an even $50,000 yesterday. Today he’ll try for a 4th win against these two players: Nathan Tsoi, from Arlington, VA; and Rebecca Speas, originally from Greensboro, NC.
Round 1: Elliot found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The $1 Bill” under the $1,000 clue. He was in the lead with $5,000, $2,600 more than Rebecca in second place. He bet $2,000 and he blew one of them so he was WRONG.
On the front of each dollar are the signatures of the two people in these two similar-sounding jobs. show
Elliot finished in the lead with $4,400. Rebecca was second with $3,000 and Nathan was last with $2,600.
Round 2: Nathan found the first Daily Double in “Biology” under the $2,000 clue. He was now in third place with $1,800, $1,000 less than Elliot’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and came up with a ballast. That was WRONG.
Though jellyfish are spineless, they form a hydrostatic one of these structures when they take in water. show
Elliot found the last Daily Double in “Lerner & Loewe Songs” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $3,200, he had $600 more than Rebecca in second place. He bet $2,600 and he was RIGHT.
“The Heather on the Hill” was one of the featured songs in this 1947 Lerner & Loewe musical. show
Elliot scored another runaway, finishing in the lead with $13,000. Rebecca was next with $5,400 and Nathan was in third place with $3,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“According to the original article, written by an army captain named Yuri Gavrilov, Thatcher’s ‘compatriots’ had coined and used the name. It’s still not totally clear weather [sic] this story was whole cloth fabrication….
[Robert] Evans, in his file that day from Moscow, wrote, ‘British Tory leader Margaret Thatcher was today dubbed ‘the Iron Lady’ by the Soviet Defense Ministry newspaper Red Star.’ The phrase immediately caught on in the British press, where Thatcher’s image of toughness and anti-Communism were still forming.” (The Washington Post)
Nathan wrote down “Doober Doober.” That got a big laugh but he lost his $3,700 bet and finished with $100.
Rebecca got it right and bet $4,600. She finished with $10,000.
Elliot also got it. His $2,000 bet made today’s winning total $15,000. His 4-day total is $65,000.
Elliot talked about his adventures in Dollywood as a lost fourth grader in today’s chat. They always introduce Elliot as from New York, NY, but his “Bloomberg” response to the clue “He took New York into the 21st century” in the New York Governors category gave it away that he’s not a native New Yorker, didn’t it? He’s originally from Mississippi. Oh, and there’s also an Atlanta Opera video on youtube from a couple of years that shows he goes by his middle name.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Capital Cities”
These 2 world capitals are separated by only 250 miles of land & less than 1 degree of latitude, at 59º 17′ & 59º 57′ N. show