Final Jeopardy: Abbreviations
The Final Jeopardy question (11/11/2015) in the category “Abbreviations” was:
Its meaning as an individual product dates to 1977; its meaning as conforming to orthodox opinion dates to 1986.
The 2015 Tournament of Champions continues with the third quarter final match featuring 13x champ Matt Jackson vs. 5x champ John Schultz vs. the 2015 Teachers Tournament champ, Jennifer Giles.
Round 1: John found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Technology” under the $800 clue before the first break. He was in second place with $2,400, $800 less than Matt’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
During WWII computer pioneer Grace Hopper helped maintain the Harvard Mark I and its successor, the Harvard Mark II. One day she removed a moth from the circuits, making her the first to literally do this. show
Matt finished in the lead with $8,600. John was second with $7,600 and Jennifer was last with $1,200.
Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “Medieval Literature” under the $1,600 clue. He was now in the lead with $10,200, $1,600 more than John in second place. He bet $5,100 and he was RIGHT.
His 14th century collected “Canzoniere” established & perfected the Italian sonnet form. show
John found the last Daily Double in “Dinosaurs” under the $800 clue. In second place with $14,400, he had $9,300 less than Matt’s lead. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.
In 2015 scientists concluded that this old name was valid after all; the apatosaurus was another beast. show
Matt finished in the lead with $24,900. John was next with $17,800 and Jennifer was in third place with $10,400.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
According to Webopedia, “Personal computers first appeared in the late 1970s. One of the first and most popular personal computers was the Apple II, introduced in 1977 by Apple Computer….
The clue obviously refers to common usage of the abbreviation, but Phrases.org has a very interesting article showing that the earliest use of “politically correct” was in 1793.
Abbreviations.com has a list of many other uses for PC ranging from Professional Corporation to, in law enforcement, probable cause. In your kitchen, it stands for pork chops.
Jennifer wrote down “idem.” She lost her $6,600 bet and finished with $3,800.
John didn’t have anything and that cost him $2,800. He finished with $15,000.
Matt wrote down “Trad”. He bet a whole two bucks so he won the semi-final spot with $24,898.
So, Greg Seroka and Jennifer Giles are going home with $5,000, and the wild cards are now:
$16,599 Vaughn Winchell
$15,000 John Schultz
$14,000 Dan Feitel
$12,800 Kristin Sausville
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Mythology”
Rich with electrum, the Turkish river Pactolus is where this legendary man was said to have washed off his curse. show