Final Jeopardy: Famous Buildings
The Final Jeopardy question (11/17/2016) in the category “Famous Buildings” was:
Completed in 1943, this “city within a city” has outer walls over 900 feet long.
The second Semi-Final match of the 2016 Teen Tournament features the 3 contestants who each won their quarter-final match: Alec Fischthal, a junior (11/11 QF); Emily LaMonica , a senior (11/10 QF); and Connor Pierce, a freshman (11/14 QF)
Round 1 Categories: Never President – Annual Events – Extreme Geography – Movie Villains – Texting – It’s “Lit”
Alec found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Annual Events” under the $1,000 clue, with 2 categories still to go after it. He was in the lead with $6,400, $4,200 more than Emily in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
The date of this annual event honors a June 14, 1977 resolution of the Continental Congress. show
Alec finished in the lead with $11,200. Emily was second with $3,200 and Connor was last at negative $1,000. There was a score change before the next round began for a “Texting” clue (see below). Emily was bumped up to $5,200 and got Connor out of the hole. He now had $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: The National Park System – 10-letter Words – Body Talk – The Ancient World – “T” Up Some Entertainment – It’s American Lit
Emily found the first Daily Double in “American Lit” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick. She was in second place with $6,400 at this point, $4,400 less than Alec in second place. She bet $3,000 and guessed “The Sun Also Rises.” That was WRONG. (He got that one from the Bible)
Ernest Hemingway took the title of this novel set during the Spanish Civil War from a line by John Donne. show
Emily found the last Daily Double in “Body Talk” under the $2,000 clue with only 2 clues left after it. In second place with $8,600, she had half the lead held by Alec. She decided to go for the gusto and make it a true Daily. After a couple of tense seconds, she got it RIGHT.
This nerve carries impulses from the retina to the brain. show
Alec finished in the lead with $19,200. Emily was next with $17,200 and Connor was in third place with $5,000.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Department of Defense has a 2-page history of how the Pentagon was built in 16 months The History page outlines its initial conception in 1941. The “Construction to Completion” page details how construction began on September 11, 1941 and was completed in mid-January, 1943.
Read some Interesting Facts about the Pentagon on SoftSchools.com
Connor wrote down the Emperor’s Palace. He lost his $3,000 bet and finished with $2,000.
Emily came up with the Forbidden City. She bet and lost it all.
Alec thought it was the Vatican. He lost $15,201 but that was fine with him. He had already realized that the $3,999 he had left made him the second finalist. We will find out tomorrow who will join Sharath and Alec in the last two matches of the 2016 Teen Tournament.
Reversal: The $1,000 clue in TEXTING was: “While working for Microsoft, Dean Hachamovitch invented this texting feature that suggests words for you.” Emily said “autocomplete.” Connor’s reponse was “predictive type.” The response on Alex’ card was “autocorrect.” The judges reversed the rulings, as you probably figured they would.
There were very few triple stumpers in this match. One of them was in IT’S AMERICAN LIT: ($1600) In this novel’s final letter, Celie thanks God “for bringing my sister Nettie and our children home.”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “20th Century Presidential Elections”
In this year, there were no Pres’s or VPs running, but 3 of the 4 men on the 2 major party ballots would become President. show