Final Jeopardy: Names in the American Revolution

The Final Jeopardy question (11/23/2016) in the category “Names in the American Revolution” was:

A newspaper announcing his death in 1801 said he died in England & was “notorious throughout the world”.

Our last regular game was on 11/8/16 and that was when Stephanie Hubley won $4,000 and became the new champ. She’s back for her second game today and her opponents are: Andrew Lee, from West Hollywood, CA; and Christina Boyadjian, from Boston, MA.

Round 1 Categories: Potent Poisonables – Continents Of Nobel Prize Winners – Captain – Familiar Phrases – Newspapers & Magazines – Seasonal Songs

Stephanie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Newspapers & Magazines” under the $800 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. She was the only one with any cash– $1,000. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

From 1889 until early in the Great Depression, this newspaper rarely reported beyond business & economic news. show

Stephanie finished in the lead with $7,400. Andrew was second with $4,000 and Christina was last with $800.

Round 2 Categories: South American Cities – Sci-Fi TV – Nonfiction – The “MM”ees – Arts – Crafts

Stephanie found the first Daily Double in “Nonfiction” under the $1,600 clue on the 16th pick. She was in second place with $9,800 at this point, $2,200 less than Andrew’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she left off the last word at first. She corrected herself in time so she was both RIGHT and quite relieved.

The subtitle of this memoir by Elizabeth Wurtzel is “Young and Depressed in America”. show

2 clues later, Stephanie found the last Daily Double in “Crafts” under the $1,200 clue. At $14,800, she now had a $2,800 lead over Andrew in second place. She bet $3,000 and thought it was Discovery. That was WRONG.

In 1976, with Gene Roddenberry looking on, this space shuttle was rolled out of an air force hangar. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $19,200. Stephanie was next with $13,000 and Christina was in third place with $6,000.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS BENEDICT ARNOLD?

Benedict Arnold, infamous Revolutionary War traitor, died in London, England on June 14, 1801. RareNewspapers.com sells a June 1801 issue of London’s “Gentlemen’s Magazine” that took notice, long before American publications. In “Homegrown Terror: Benedict Arnold and the Burning of New London,” author Eric D. Lehman quotes from the August 27, 1801 “Gazette of the United States” obituary: “His 1801 obituary unequivocally acknowledged Arnold’s former patriotism, admitting, ‘there is no doubt, however, but he was, for some time, a real friend of the Revolution.’ In a footnote (#4), Lehman observes that Arnold was given short shrift with just one line in many reprintings, but not all: “The obituary was reprinted throughout the country, except when only one line was given; in that case they just called him “notorious throughout the world”…. Those that included a more detailed obituary also cited his ‘total want of moral principle’ along with the admission of his early heroism.”

This is Benedict Arnold’s second Final Jeopardy! this year. The first one was on 1/29/16.

Christina bet $1,000. That brought her up to $7,000.

Stephanie bet $6,201, finishing with $19,201.

Andrew bet $6,801 so he won today’s match with $26,001. He is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (11/23/2016) Stephanie Hubley, Christina Boyadjian, Andrew Lee

SCI-FI TV ($1600) On Syfy’s “The Expanse”, Thomas Jane plays a detective on this asteroid, largest in our main asteroid belt

ARTS ($800) Mozart’s Serenade No. 13 in G Major has this nickname that includes the time of day it was intended for

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “20th Century Novels”

In 1940 House Representative from Oklahoma Lyle Boren denounced it as a “dirty lying, filthy manuscript”. show

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3 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    There is a cool article on Smithsonian.com about the American who bought a respectable marker for Benedict Arnold’s crypt which is in the basement of St. Mary’s church. The article doesn’t have photos of it– but some are on Find-a-Grave

    Only had time to get 8 more clues from this match up tonight. LINK Very busy getting ready for tomorrow. Hope everyone celebrating Thanksgiving has a great one.

  2. aaaa says:

    Stephanie should have wagered $600 or less so as to win on a Triple Stumper. 43/59 here

    • EricS says:

      Or a double stumper and a lock out of Christina.
      Either strategy (above or the standard) involves the leader missing. I think the preference then depends upon the belief of a correct response. Given that the leader would have to miss, would that make a miss by Stephaine more likely?