Final Jeopardy: Famous Names
The Final Jeopardy question (11/21/2016) in the category “Famous Names” was:
At a May 1989 ceremony in Cape Town, he received a Bachelor of Laws correspondence degree in absentia.
Today we have the first final of the 2016 Teen Tournament. The 3 finalists are: Michael Borecki, junior, SF: 11/18/16; Sharath Narayan, sophomore, SF: 11/16/16; and Alec Fischthal, junior, SF: 11/17/16.
Round 1 Categories: Manic Pixel Dream Girls – Looking At Colleges – Math Men, Myth Men – Hobbies & Pastimes – Languages – “G” Plus 3
Alec found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Languages” under the $400 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,200, $400 more than Michael in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
It’s the official language common to Belgium, Canada & Monaco. show
Sharath finished in the lead with $4,800. Alec was second with $4,200 and Michael was last with $4,000.
Michael got a clue reversal (see below) before the second round began and that put him in the lead with $5,200, so Alec picked first in Double Jeopardy!
Round 2 Categories: Stuff That Explodes – Women Authors – Alliterative Word Pairs – Geography – Colonial America – “The Voice” Song Choices
Alec found the first Daily Double in “Geography” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick. He was in second place with $5,800 at this point, $200 less than Sharath’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
China is planting a new forest to stop this desert’s southward expansion. show
Michael found the last Daily Double in “Colonial America” on the 12th pick. In third place with $5,600, he had $7,200 less than Sharath’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Patrick Henry said his opposition to this 1765 Act began resistance to taxation & led to the revolution & you’re welcome. show
Sharath finished in the lead with $20,000. Michael was next with $13,600 and Alec was in third place with $10,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
From the University of South Africa: “Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela earned his first degree, a BA, through Unisa in 1942. He studied through Unisa during his imprisonment on Robben Island and at Pollsmoor. Unisa awarded him an LLB in 1989 and an Honorary Doctorate in Law in 1995.” Dawn.com’s timeline of Mandela’s life puts that date down as May 17, 1989.
Mandela is No. 1 on CareerOverviews.com’s list of 7 Famous Inmates Who Completed a Degree from Prison, although they’ve got the wrong university.
Alec got it right. He bet $6,500 and finished with $16,500.
Michael thought it was Gandhi. He bet and lost it all.
Sharath also got it right. He bet $8,000 so his score rose to $28,000. The players will compete again tomorrow. These scores will be added to tomorrow’s to determine the winner of the 2016 Teen Tournament.
Reversal: MATH MEN, MYTH MEN ($600) We’re 100/100th sure that Simon Stevin introduced the concept of “decimal” these to Europe in 1585. (Michael: Places, Alec: Fractions)
WOMEN AUTHORS ($1200) She spun off her “Vampire Academy” series into another titled “Bloodlines”
“THE VOICE” SONG CHOICES ($1600) Lee Ann Womack’s “I Hope You” do this
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “British Musicmakers of the 90s”
One critic called them “a social phenomenon”, “the most widely recognised group… since John, Paul George & Ringo”. show