Final Jeopardy: Famous First Names
The Final Jeopardy question (11/11/2016) in the category “Famous First Names” was:
This first name of a 21st c. activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc.
We’re finishing up the week with the third quarter-final of the 2016 Teen Tournament. Today’s players: Michael Kwan a sophomore from Cupertino, CA; Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, NY; and Leeyu Addisu, an 8th grader from Ocala, FL.
Round 1 Categories: Checking out all the Angles – Entertaining Animals – Never Bored of Board Games – Starts & Ends with “E” – Motor Vehicles – Which Continent?
Leeyu found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Starts & Ends with ‘E”” under the $600 clue on the very 1st pick of the round. With everyone at zero, she bet the $1,000 allowance but, as sometimes happens, didn’t fully grasp the significance of the quotes around “E” yet. She said election body and that was WRONG.
If you’re 18 you’re part of this body of persons entitled to vote. show
Alec finished in the lead with $7,200. Michael was second with $2,400 and Leeyu was last, in the red for $1,400.
Round 2 Categories: A Student Of Film – Abbrev. – Looking for Alaska – Paper Towns – The Fault – In Our Stars
Alec found the first Daily Double in “In Our Stars” under the $800 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in the lead with $8,000 at this point, $6,000 more than Michael in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
In the group of stars seen here, it’s the bright star at the top.
Alec found the last Daily Double in “Looking for Alaska” under the $2,000 clue, with 9 clues left after it. In the lead with $15,400, he had $7,000 more than Michael in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1728 this Dane in Russia’s Navy made the first of 2 voyages to the North Pacific. show
Alec finished in the lead with a runaway $18,400. Michael was next with $7,400 and Leeyu was in third place with $2,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
How Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai got her name is highlighted in the 2015 documentary “He Named Me Malala.” When she was “in her mother’s womb, her father would tell her the story of 19th century female warrior Malalai of Maiwand, who inspired her fellow Pashtun soldiers in the battlefield to keep their spirits up as they fought against the British in the Second Anglo-Afghan War.” Malalai was killed in battle and is considered a martyr. Her namesake, Malala, was shot by the Taliban and although she did not perish, she is referred to as a “living martyr” by some. Read more about the documentary on Biography.com.
Leeyu didn’t have a response. She lost $1,599 and finished with $1,001.
Michael added an extra “la” to Malala. That cost him $4,100. He was left with $3,500.
Alec got it right. He didn’t bet anything because he didn’t have to. He already had that semi-final spot sewed up.
Here are the semi-finalists and wild card spots as of the end of this week:
Here is the $2,000 clue in “A STUDENT OF FILM:”
($2000) Andie, Blane & Duckie deal with love & H.S. in this “colorful” ’86 pic; it’s been on cable 1,000 times & you’ve seen it, right?
After Alex read the clue, no one buzzed in. Our host got a laugh when he added “…or not” before giving the answer.
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Opera”
In an 1893 opera that was its composer’s greatest success, Peter & Gertrud are the parents of these 2 characters. show