Final Jeopardy: U.S. City Firsts
The Final Jeopardy question (10/1/2014), in the category “U.S. City Firsts” was:
Among its firsts are underwater auto tunnel to a foreign country & corporation to net more than 1 billion in a single year.
2-day champ Elisa Korb has won $37,100 so far. Today she is up against these two players: Josh Hager, from Raleigh, NC; and Sara Goodman, originally from Huntington Woods, MI.
Round 1: Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Silent G” under the $800 clue before the first break. She was in the lead with $2,400, $600 more than Elisa in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
The partition separating the thoracic cavity from the abdominal. show
Sara finished in the lead with $4,600. Josh was second with $3,200 and Elisa was last with $2,800.
Round 2: Elisa found the first Daily Double in “Anthropology” under the $1,200 clue. She was in the lead with $10,000, $3,400 more than Sara in second place. She was obviously as confident in this category as she was in the “Painters” category that put her in the lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Ruth Benedict’s “The Chrysanthemum and the Sword” is a classic 1946 study of this country’s culture. show
Josh found the last Daily Double in “Literary Quotes” under the $1,600 clue. He was in third place with $4,000, $15,200 less than Elisa’s lead. He bet $3,500 and he was RIGHT.
In this 1946 novel, Old Major says that “Man is the only creature that consumes without producing.” show
Elisa finished in the lead with $16,800. Josh was next with $13,100 and Sara was in third place with $8,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS DETROIT?
“The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel was the first vehicular subway ever built between two nations. At the time of its construction, two other tunnels were in use in the United States — the Holland Tunnel in New York and the George A. Posey Tunnel connecting Oakland and Alameda, California.” (Detroit Tunnel History)
In 1955, General Motors became the first American company to earn more than one billion dollars in a single year. More interesting Detroit facts.
Sara got it right and doubled her money to finish with $16,400.
Josh bet $13,000 so he finished with $26,100.
Elisa thought it was Anchorage and that cost her $4,200. She ended up with $12,600, so Josh Hager won and he will be the returning champ tomorrow.
Josh is an archivist. During the chat, he told an interesting story about making a unique discovery while processing the papers of a vaudeville couple. The wife was a descendant of John Wilkes Booth and he found a cabinet card showing the assassin in profile. The card is now at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Modern Opera”
This opera begins with Air Force One landing at Beijing. show