Final Jeopardy: Secretaries of State
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/6/2016) in the category “Secretaries of State” was:
The 2 Secretaries of State who received B.A.s in Political Science from Wellesley, 10 years apart.
New champ Margie Eulner Ott won $34,000 yesterday, a great payday any day. She also sent 12x champ Seth Wilson home. In her second game, she is up against these two ladies: Sarah Flamini, from Pittsburgh, PA; and Randi Rae Arnold, from Kalamazoo, MI.
Round 1 Categories: Make America Grate Again – TV in The Year 2000 – Reading Your Diary – British Spelling Test – Shoot – The Moon
Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Moon” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $3,000, $2,200 ahead of Margie in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Jupiter: this “continental” one aka Jupiter II. show
Sarah finished in the lead with $10,200. Randi was second with $4,800 and Margie was last with $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: 125 Years of Carnegie Hall – Greek History – Diamonds are Forever – U.S. States’ Largest Islands – Spy Fiction – The New Jeopardy! “App”
Randi found the first Daily Double in “Spy Fiction” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. She was in second place with $6,400 at this point, $3,800 less than Sarah’s lead. She bet $4,000 and took a guess with “One Small Step.” That was WRONG.
Neil Armstrong provided the title of this 1975 Jack Higgins novel about a Nazi plot to kidnap Winston Churchill. show
Margie found the last Daily Double in “Diamonds are Forever” under the $1,200 clue in the middle of the round. In second place with $5,200, she had $6,600 less than Sarah’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and thought it was Elizabeth Taylor. That was WRONG.
For movie publicity photos in 1961, she wore the 128.5-carat Tiffany diamond. show
Sarah finished in the lead with a $17,800 runaway. Randi was next with $6,800 and Margie was in third place with $1,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
This clue may have been inspired by the Feb 2015 Wellesley news item, “#YouGoGirl: Madeleine Albright ‘59 and Hillary Clinton ‘69 Exchange Tweets Inspired by Gift from 2015 Albright Fellows,” covering a Feb 2015 tweet by Madeleine Albright after she was presented with a tee-shirt that reads “Wellesley Women, Great Secretaries” on the front. On the back it says “…of State.” The former Secretary of State tweeted a photo of herself holding the shirt to Hillary Clinton. She wrote “Statistics show that @Wellesley alums make great Secretaries – right @HillaryClinton?” Clinton replied, “@madeleine there must be something in the water @Wellesley. #YouGoGirl.”
In the article, The college’s book store manager said the Secretaries of State tee shirt is their best seller.
Margie had Albright but crossed it off and went with Rice and Clinton. She bet and lost it all.
Randi picked Albright and Rice. She lost her $800 bet and had $6,000 left.
Sarah got it right. She bet $4,000 so she won the match with $21,800.
A triple stumper from each round:
READING YOUR DIARY ($600) This Czech writer’s diaries include thoughts like 1910’s “I write… very decidedly out of despair over my body”
SPY FICTION ($2,000) This author’s 2015 bestseller “The English Spy” is the 15th to feature the spy & assassin Gabriel Allon
Here is the poem that Randi wrote and recited during today’s chat, with apologies to Randi for any errors in supplied punctuation:
Why journey from Kalamazoo to L.A.?
What makes this a worthwhile trek?
To get to play Jeopardy!, be on TV…
But above all, meet Alex Trebek!
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Historical Figures”
A 2012 poll by Britain’s National Army Museum voted this man, born in 1732, as the nation’s greatest military enemy. show