Final Jeopardy: Television
The Final Jeopardy question (10/7/2016) in the category “Television” was:
The focus of a 1970s miniseries & its recent remake, he arrived at Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship the Lord Ligonier.
New champ Sarah Flamini won $21,800 yesterday. In the last game of the week (it’s Friday already?), she is up against these two players: Bryn Keating, from Brooklyn, NY; and Nate Ross, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: No Discrimination – “Race” – Color – Religion – Jen-Der – National Origin
Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “No Discrimination” under the $800 clue with only two clues left after it. She was in second place with $3,200, $2,200 less than Nate’s lead. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.
A book by the head of AARP urges every “to speak out against” this -ism. show
Nate finished in the lead with $4,800. Bryn was second with $4,700 and Sarah was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: Bessemer Mucho – BusinessPeople – African Lakes – Literary Facts – Compound Words – Music for the Dentist’s Chair
Bryn found the first Daily Double in “Literary Facts” under the $1,200 clue on the 12th pick. She in the lead with $7,900 at this point, $1,500 more than Nate in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
The first Bombay-born winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, in 1907, he wasn’t Hindi. show
Nate found the last Daily Double in “African Lakes” under the $1,200 clue. Only 5 clues were left after it. In the lead with $12,000, he had $4,100 more than Bryn in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
One of the world’s largest manmade lakes, Lake Kariba lies on “Z” border of these 2 African countries. show
Nate finished in the lead with $14,600. Sarah was next with $9,600 and Bryn was in third place with $8,300.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Kunta Kinte is the main character in Alex Haley’s 1976 novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” According to the author, Kunta was his great-great-great-great grandfather. As a teenager, he was kidnapped from his village in Gambia in 1767 and brought to the United States on the slave ship Lord Ligonia. The novel was made into a 1977 miniseries starring Levar Burton as the young Kunta Kinte. John Amos took over the role when Kunta matured into a man. In the 2016 remake of the same name, Kunta Kinte was portrayed by Malachi Kirby.
Bryn wrote down Alex Haley, who was born in the USA in 1921. She lost her $2,500 bet and finished with $5,800.
Sarah thought it was John Paul Jones, who came to America in 1774. That cost her $9,595, leaving her $5.
Nate got it right. He bet $4,700 so he won the match with $19,300 and we will be seeing this new Jeopardy! champ next Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
DISCRIMINATION ($200) The sequence “race, color, religion, sex” (they said sex) “or national origin” is in this 1964 Federal law.
LITERARY FACTS ($1200) The eventual author of 40 books, James Michener didn’t publish his first, these “Tales”, until he was 40.
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Countries of the World”
It became a colony of the U.S. in 1898, a commonwealth in 1935 & an independent country in 1946. show