Final Jeopardy: Inaugural Addresses
The Final Jeopardy question (10/10/2016) in the category “Inaugural Addresses” was:
One of his addresses used the term “security shield” about international affairs as well as “golden years”.
New champ Nate Ross won $19,300 last Friday. In his second game, his challengers are: Pidge Meade, from Pacifica, CA; and Charlie Olsky, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: World Airports – Where Do You Wear It? – That’s A Fact! – Health Issues – Obvious Broadway – Late Words
Charlie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “World Airports” under the $400 clue on the 3rd pick pick of the round. He was in a tie with Pidge. They had $200 each. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Tenzing-Hillary Airport in this country is 9,200 feet above sea level. show
Nate finished in the lead with $8,200. Pidge was second with $3,800 and Charlie was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: Carrie-oke – The Ottoman Empire – U.S. Rivers – Lit-pourri – Very Clever – “L”8 Words
Charlie found the first Daily Double in “Lit-Pourri” under the $2,000 clue on the 5th pick. He was in second place with $5,800 at this point, $2,800 less than Nate’s lead. He bet $2,000 and took a shot with Lilliputians. That was WRONG.
In “Gulliver’s Travels” a race of talking horses called Houyhnhnms have enslaved humanlike beings called these. show
Nate found the last Daily Double in “Very Clever” under the $1,200 clue mid-round. In the lead with $11,000, he had $2,000 more than Pidge in second place. He bet $3,000 but couldn’t come up with a response so he was WRONG.
Supposedly an offering to Athena, it was built by the master carpenter Epeius. show
Pidge finished in the lead with $11,000. Nate was next with $8,800 and Charles was in third place with $7,800.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right for the first time this season.
WHO IS RONALD REAGAN?
The clue quotes come from the January 21, 1985 inaugural speech of the 40th President of the United States, as he began his second term in office. Here are the entire sentences, showing the time that Reagan says each sentence in the above video. Click on this link for a transcript of the speech.
(7:56) Let history say of us: “These were golden years-— when the American Revolution was reborn, when freedom gained new life, and America reached for her best.”
(24:05) “I have approved a research program to find, if we can, a security shield that will destroy nuclear missiles before they reach their target.”
Click here to read more about the Reagan-approved Strategic Defense Initiative program (aka Star Wars)
Charlie bet $4,000 and finished with $11,800.
Nate bet $8,798. That brought him up to $17,598.
Pidge bet $6,601 bet so she won the match with $17,601.
A triple stumper from each round:
HEALTH ISSUES ($600) Coumadin & Heparin are in the class of drugs whose name means that they thin your blood
VERY CLEVER ($2000) In a 12th century French beast epic, Bruin the bear was outfoxed by this fox
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Sports Figures”
He was featured on the September 22, 1947 cover of Time with the caption “He and the boss took a chance”. show