Final Jeopardy: 2016 U.S. Olympians
The Final Jeopardy question (12/20/2016) in the category “2016 U.S. Olympians” was:
If this U.S. state was a country, it would have been in the Top 10 in Gold medals with 14– 9 of them by 1 man & 1 woman.
5x champ Cindy Stowell has now won $80,002. In her 6th game, she takes on these two players: Colleen Cooper, from Van Nuys, CA; and Julia Kite, from New York, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Serving the State – Sports No-Nos – Birds of a Feather – Looks Aren’t Everything, But… – Standing “O” – & Now For Some Good News
Julia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Birds of a Feather” under the $600 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $800. In fact, she was the only one with any money. She could have bet the $1,000 allowance but went with the $800 she had and she was RIGHT.
Mute, Bewick’s, Trumpeter. show
Julia finished in the lead with $5,800. Cindy was second with $5,200 and Colleen was last, in the hole for $200.
Round 2 Categories: Serving The State Dinner – 7-letter Verbs – History – “J”eography – Let’s Read Henry, James – The Musical Stylings of Johnny Gilbert
Julia found the first Daily Double in “State Dinner” under the $2,000 clue, with 12 clues still to go after it. She was in the lead with $14,600 at this point, $3,800 more than Cindy in second place. She wanted to play it safe with a $2,000 bet and she was RIGHT.
Ulysses Grant’s dinner for King Kalakaua of these islands (including Hawaii) likely didn’t include the food of that name. show
Julia found the last Daily Double in “Henry, James” under the $1,600 clue. There was just one clue left after it. In the lead with $22,200, she had $8,600 more than Cindy in second place. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.
In 1964 the Supreme Court said a 30-year old novel by this Brooklyn guy was not obscene. show
The buzzer went off and Julia finished in the lead with $23,800. Cindy was next with $13,600 and Colleen was in third place with $2,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS MARYLAND?
Kelyn Soon wrote an article last August that is still online in The Washington Post, highlighting the achievements of Maryland’s athletes in the 2016 Olympics: “The Old Line State (or is it Old Bay State?) produced 14 gold medals, three silvers and one bronze.” Its title is “Maryland ranks higher on the Olympic gold list than all but five countries.” Before going to today’s responses, Alex Trebek noted that the one man and one woman referred to in the clue were Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky
Colleen thought it was California. She lost her $2,599 bet and finished with $1.00.
Cindy got it right. Her $10,201 bet brought her up to $23,801.
Julia picked Ohio. That cost her $5,000 and left her with $18,800. That made Cindy today’s winner with a 6-day total of $103,803.
A triple stumper from each round:
LOOKS AREN’T EVERYTHING, BUT… ($800) A Venetian visitor described this 16th century King of England as “the handsomest potentate I ever set eyes on”
THE MUSICAL STYLINGS OF JOHNNY GILBERT ($2000) “I took a pill in Ibiza to show Avicii I was cool and when I finally got sober, felt 10 years older”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Word Origins”
In the mid-1960s, a decade after it first appeared in a holiday tale, this word came to be used for any mean killjoy. show