Final Jeopardy: Men of Science
The Final Jeopardy question (11/15/2016) in the category “Men of Science” was:
The symbols for 6 chemical elements spell out his name, beginning with cobalt, phosphorus & erbium.
The last Quarter-Final match in the 2016 Teen Tournament takes place today. The players are Jasmine Wheeler, an 8th grader from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Sharath Narayan, a sophomore from Madison, AL; and Michael Borecki, a junior from Darien, CT.
Round 1 Categories: Career Day – Lyrics in Other National Anthems – Slanguage – New Presidential Code Names? – Agriculture – Quarterbacks
Michael found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Presidential Code Names” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was the only one with any money so far. He bet $2,000 of his $2,600 and he was RIGHT.
“Hermitage Guy” or “The 20”. show
Michael finished in the lead with $9,800. Sharath was second with $5,000 and Jasmine was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: Stormy Weather – MTV – Literary Characters – Online Learning – “A”lphabetical Verbs – Quarter Backs
Michael found the first Daily Double in “Online Learning” under the $1,200 clue, with 9 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $17,800 at this point, $3,600 more than Sharath in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Michael Hart started e-Books & Project Gutenberg when he typed this famous document into a computer on July 4, 1971. show
On his very next pick, Michael found the last Daily Double in “Quarter Backs” under the $800 clue. He bet $3,000 this time and he was RIGHT.
She is on the back of Alabama’s quarter; her name is there in English and in Braille. show
Michael finished in the lead with $22,800. Sharath was next with $12,200 and Jasmine was in third place with $6,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS COPERNICUS?
You can’t spell everyone’s name with chemical element symbols but Copernicus happens to be a name that you can spell more than one way with them. If you use more two-letter symbols, you can do it with 6, as the clue says.
If you use more one-letter symbols, you can come up with 9 elements.
Try some names out on the Periodic Table Speller.
Jasmine had no response. Alex pointed out that she’s an 8th grader and has not taken high school chemistry yet. She lost her $6,599 bet and finished with $1.00.
Sharath got it right. His $10,601 bet brought him up to $22,801.
Michael also got it right. He bet $1,601 so he won the last semi-final spot with $24,401. Sharath won a Wild Card spot so you’ll see them both in the list below.
Over the next 3 days, these 9 players will compete to be in next week’s 2-part Final.
Here are two triple stumpers from this match:
MTV ($2000) MTV ventured into the fantasy realm with these “Chronicles” that find a demon army trying to destroy the four lands
LITERARY CHARACTERS ($1600) In a Victoria Aveyard series, Mare Barrow is this “colorful” title character who fights the Silver Bloods
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “French Literature”
Its first chapter recalls “the little scallop-shell of pastry, so richly sensual under its severe, religious folds”. show