Final Jeopardy: Notable Women
The Final Jeopardy question (10/26/2016) in the category “Notable Women” was:
On her passing in 1913, Booker T. Washington called her heroic, “not unlike some of the heroic figures… in the Bible”.
3x champ Lani Gonzalez has won $50,600 from 3 consecutive runaway games. In her 4th match, she competes with these two players: Erin Henry, from Greenbelt, MD; and George Stuart, from Orlando, FL.
Round 1 Categories: Military Memories – “Arch” Madness – Advertising Icons – I Was Batman (but not in this movie) – The Kids Are Off to College – Empty Nest
Erin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Military Memories” under the $1,000 clue, with 4 clues remaining after it. She was in a second place tie with Lani at $4,000, $2,400 less than George’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
The Earl of Northumberland’s lack of aid to the Yorkists in the 1485 battle of this was key to the outcome. show
George finished in the lead with $6,600. Erin was second with $6,400 and Lani was last with $4,600.
Round 2 Categories: The Quotable Brownings – Numeric Terms – Junior League – -ologies – Musical Acts – “C”ities
Lani found the first Daily Double in “‘C’ities” under the $1,200 clue on the very first pick. The scores were the same as above. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Rome razed it in 146 B.C. show
Lani found the last Daily Double in “Quotable Brownings” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick. In the lead with $12,600 now, she had $4,600 more than Erin in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Hugo. That was WRONG.
Elizabeth called this French novelist a “large-brained woman and large-hearted man.” show
George finished in the lead with $14,200. Erin was next with $12,400 and Lani was in third place with $12,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In historian Milton Sernett’s book, “Harriet Tubman, Myth, Memory and History” (2007), he quotes a telegram sent by Booker T. Washington upon learning of Tubman’s passing on March 10, 1913: “She was a picturesque, heroic character, not unlike some of the heroic figures described in the Bible.” Tubman’s work in helping slaves escape to freedom had long been equated with Moses leading his people to the Promised Land. “Harriet Tubman, Moses of Her People” was published by Sarah Bradford in 1886.
The year after Tubman’s death, Booker T. Washington referred to the Bible again at a memorial dedication, when complimenting the citizens of Auburn, New York for recognizing Tubman’s great achievements: “Indeed, she was a prophet not without honor in her own home.”
Lani got it right. She bet it all and finished with $24,400.
Erin thought it was Susan B. Anthony (who died in March, too, but in 1906). She lost her $11,000 bet, finishing with $1,400.
George also got it right. His $10,601 bet brought him up to $24,801, today’s winning total, and we have a new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
MILITARY MEMORIES ($600) On July 21, 1861, with Manassas Junction to the south, General McDowell’s Union forces sent a decoy force and a flanking force toward Confederates at this waterway, which gave its name to the battle.
JUNIOR LEAGUE ($2000) In 1981, this retired 4-star general became the second military leader to head the State Dept.
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “American-born Authors”
In 1915, his reasons for naturalization included having lived and worked in England “for the best part of forty years”. show