Final Jeopardy: Arlington National Cemetery
The Final Jeopardy question (11/28/2014), in the category “Arlington National Cemetery” was:
The remains for Arlington’s first monument to unknown soldiers mostly came from this battlefield 30 miles away.
New champ David Greisman won $11,600 yesterday. He can be the only 2x champ this week if the can beat today’s challengers: Ann Conger, from New Orleans, LA; and Sam Sukaton, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1: Sam found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Chronicles” under the $400 clue. He was in third place with $3,000, $1,400 less than Ann’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
On Sept. 13, 1864, this writer noted the completion of illustrations for a book he wrote for young Alice Liddell. show
Sam finished in the lead with $5,000. Ann was second with $4,800 and David was last with $4,000.
Round 2: David found the first Daily Double in “20th Century History” under the $2,000 clue. He was in second place with $5,200, $1,200 less than Ann’s lead. He bet $1,000 and thought it was Frankfort. That was WRONG.
Clement Attlee succeeded Churchill in the middle of the 1945 conference of allied leaders held in this German city. show
David found the last Daily Double in “U.K. Bodies of Water” under the $1,600 clue with one $2K clue left on the board. In third place with $8,600, he was $3,400 behind Ann’s lead. He only bet $5.00, which he must have regretted because he was RIGHT.
British history books include the story of King John losing the crown jewels in The Wash, a shallow bay on this sea. show
Ann finished in the lead with $12,000. Sam was next with $9,000 and David was in third place with $8,605.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“On June 15, 1864, Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton designated Arlington House and 200 surrounding acres a military cemetery under the control of the Union Army’s quartermaster general, Major General Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, a Southern native who had remained loyal to the Union. Meigs reportedly despised [Robert E.] Lee for his service to the Confederate cause. Meigs… ordered immediate burials at Arlington House, personally pointing out the slight terrace bordering the mansion’s garden and said, “Bury them there.”… He surmised that burying the dead so near the house was a guarantee that no member of the Lee family would ever want to live in the house again. As the conflict continued, Union dead were gathered from the brutal battlefields of Bull Run, Bristol Station, Chantilly and elsewhere and placed in the new national cemetery, along with some Confederate dead….” (Arlington National Cemetery: The Early Years)
David wrote down Manassas then crossed that out and put Bull Run down. Either way, he added $2,500 and finished with $11,105.
Sam thought it was Antietam. He lost his $2,000 bet and finished with $7,000.
Ann got it right, too. Her $1,999 bet brought her up to $13,999, and she is today’s winner and new champ.
We won’t be seeing Ann Conger try for a second win until December 8th. The kids take over Jeopardy! all next week.
2 years ago:: NEITHER players left in FJ got this one in “20TH CENTURY AMERICAN WRITERS”
A publisher’s note on one of his books called him “The terror of typesetters” & “an enigma to book reviewers” show