Final Jeopardy: Famous Americans
The Final Jeopardy question (1/9/2015), in the category “Famous Americans” was:
In 1982, 72 years after his death, he became the first person inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians.
New champ John Schultz won a very respectable $27,600 in yesterday’s game. In the last game of the week, these two opponents are hoping for a big score, too: Evan Perkins, from San Francisco, CA; and Verna Kale, from Midlothian, VA.
Round 1: Evan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Good Mouse Keeping” under the $400 clue. He was in second place with $3,400, $1,800 less than John’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and came up with arteries. That was WRONG.
From the Latin for “little mouse’ these body parts are so named as their movements under the skin resemble mice. show
John finished in the lead with $5,200. Verna was second with $3,400 and Evan was in the hole for $400.
Round 2: John found the first Daily Double in “Famous First Words” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $13,200, $1,800 more than Verna in second place. He bet $5,800 and he was RIGHT.
In 1933 the first of these addresses began “I want to talk for a few minutes with the people of the U.S. about banking. show
Evan found the last Daily Double in “Arlington National Cemetery” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $5,200, he had $15,800 less than John’s lead. He bet $5,000 and thought it was Oliver Wendell Holmes. That was WRONG.
This man who argued Brown v. Board of Education before the Supreme Court is buried in Section 5. show
John finished in the lead with $19,800. Verna was next with $13,400 and Evan was in third place with $200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, as millions of readers have come to know him, was one of America’s greatest writers and humorists…. He is best known for his two classic novels of boyhood life on the Mississippi River, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. His childhood home of Hannibal, Missouri, which inspired many of his literary creations, has become an attraction for thousands of tourists each year. Clemens took the writing pseudonym, Mark Twain, from riverboat jargon he learned during his years of piloting steamboats on the Mississippi.” (Hall of Famous Missourians)
Evan wrote down Harry Truman, who became the US president on April 12, 1945. He lost his $199 bet and finished with $1.00.
Verna got it right and doubled her score. She finished with $26,800.
John also got it right. He bet $10,200 so he won today’s match with an even $30,000. We love John’s winning totals! In 2 days, he’s racked up $57,600!
In today’s chat, John talked about the origins of the Friday Pink Shirt Pact he made with a co-worker.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Rivers”
It’s the world’s longest river whose outflow is into an entirely inland body of water. show