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.
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.
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