Final Jeopardy: Early America
The Final Jeopardy question (11/22/2016) in the category “Early America” was:
William Bradford wrote that this document was partly inspired by the “mutinous speeches” of some passengers.
We’re wrapping up the 2016 Teen Tournament today. Yesterday’s match ended with these scores: Sharath Narayan, $28,000; Alec Fischthal, $16,500 and Michael Borecki, $0. Whatever they finish with today will be added to those amounts to determine the $100,000 grand prize winner. Second place gets $50,000 and third place $25,000.
In the final match of the last Teen Tournament (8/1/2014), the top prize was $75K. Check that out here. It was an exciting match that ended in a tie-breaker. The video is on the recap.
Round 1 Categories: Pluralize It! – Poetry Fill In The Blank – Play Ball! – Who – What – Wear
Sharath found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Who” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in second place with $2,600, $1,400 less than Alec’s lead. He bet $2,000 and took a guess with Le Corbusier. That was WRONG.
The bridge seen here was designed in the 1870s by this French engineer.
Alec finished in the lead with $6,400. Sharath was second with $2,000 and Michael was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: In The Red – Artistes – Inanimate Objects? – You Do The Geographic Math – “Ping” Me – Ewww! Gross!
Sharath found the first Daily Double in “Geographic Math” under the $1,200 clue on the 6th pick. He was in second place with $5,200 now, $1,200 less than Alec’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The number of Great Lakes times the number of countries that border the United States. show
Sharath found the last Daily Double in “‘Ping’ Me” under the $2,000 clue. This was the last clue in the bottom 2 rows. There were 7 left in the top 3. In second place with $9,800, he had $1,800 less than Alec’s lead. He bet $3,000 and said mediating just to have a response. That was WRONG, as he already knew.
It’s the job of U.N. troops placed between hostile factions. show
Alec finished in the lead with $11,600. Sharath was next with $10,800 and Michael was in third place with $7,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT?
Dayspring Christian Academy’s video reenacts the talk of mutiny that led to the need for the Mayflower Compact when the ship arrived in 1620 on the shores of what became Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts.
Michael bet $7,000. That brought him up to $14,200, and that was his final score as he had nothing to bring in from yesterday.
Sharath bet $901. His $11,701 total today was then added to yesterday’s $28,000. He finished with $39,701.
Alec bet it all, doubling today’s score to $23,200. His $16,500 from yesterday gave him $39,700. So Sharath is the $100,000 winner of the 2016 Teen Tournament.
Here are 2 triple stumpers in the “INANIMATE OBJECTS? category:
($1200) This “South Park” character has a child named washcloth
($2000) On “Adventure Time”, this fun-loving robotic gaming device lives with Finn & Jake
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “People in the Arts”
He once said, “it is through fantasy that children achieve cartharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.”. show