Final Jeopardy: Science & Math Vocabulary
The Final Jeopardy question (11/18/2016) in the category “Science & Math Vocabulary” was:
These 2 words are just 1 letter different; one is a whirlpool & the other a geometry term for a meeting point.
It’s Friday and it’s the last Semi-Final game of the 2016 Teen Tournament. Today’s contestants are: Apurva Kanneganti, a senior (Wild Card 11/9/16); Antonio Karides, a junior (Wild Card 11/14/16), and Michael Borecki, a junior (Semi-Finalist 11/15/16).
Round 1 Categories: In Between – Southern History – Business – Contemporary Authors – Characters in TV Shows – “Peanut”, “Butter”, “Jelly”, “Time”
Michael found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Southern History” under the $800 clue on the very first pick of the round. With everyone at zero, he bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
A bluish color or the dye that was also a major product of 18th century South Carolina.
Michael finished in the lead with $7,400. Apurva was second with $5,000 and Antonio was last with $1,400.
Round 2 Categories: Composers & Their Music – I Get Around – “C” The World – Let’s Go to Sunday School – Physics – The Rhymes of Life & Love
Michael found the first Daily Double in “Physics” under the $1,600 clue on the 6th pick. He was in the lead with $9,400 at this point, $3,200 more than Apurva in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Ground effects on race cars are to keep the tires on the track, fighting this 4-letter force that tries to raise them. show
4 clues later, Michael found the last Daily Double in “‘C’ the World” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $14,200, he now had $6,400 more than Apurva in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
It’s a small New Hampshire town as well as an ancient name for Palestine. show
Michael finished in the lead with a runaway $25,400 and Apurva was next with $8,600. Antonio finished at negative $4,200 so he was out of the game at this point.
Only ONE of two contestants left got Final Jeopardy! right.
Well, there’s the right response and the definitions are in the clue so there’s not a lot to add, is there? It did remind us of the “Upwords” game. Apparently, you can play that with an app now.
We also found a cute youtube with 3 smart kids showing 2 adults how to win a vortex race.
Apurva got it right. She doubled her score to $17,200.
Michael wrote down “What is gg guys?” He explained that “gg” stood for “good game” to Alex. Of course, he didn’t bet anything since the last finalist spot was already his. We will be seeing Michael, Alec and Sharath engage in a 2-day battle for the $100,000 grand prize beginning next Monday.
CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS ($800) She was inspired to write “The Princess Diaries” when her mom began dating her teacher, just like Mia’s mom in the book
COMPOSERS & THEIR MUSIC ($2000) The Chopin piece nicknamed the “Heroic” is one of these dances whose name refers to Chopin’s homeland
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Shakespearean Geography”
Of the 5 cities mentioned in Shakespeare’s play titles, it’s the only one not found in Europe. show