Final Jeopardy: International Symbols
The Final Jeopardy question (12/25/2014), in the category “International Symbols” was:
Inspired by the 5th letter of the Greek Alphabet, its symbol includes 2 horizontal lines to represent stability.
New champ Brian Hamilton won $20,201 yesterday because he knew the two Best Actress Oscar winners with the same last name. On Christmas Day, he is up against these two players: Heather Seal-Breslin, from Flower Mound, TX; and Jason Zbanek, from Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Round 1: Jason found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Adjectives for Your Resumé” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. He was in second place with $400, $200 less than Heather’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
This word for one who foresees a need & makes changes in advance is on a list of “overused business buzzwords”. show
Brian finished in the lead with $3,200. Heather was second with $2,600 and Jason was last with $2,400.
Round 2: Jason found the first Daily Double in “Squares” under the $1,600 clue. He was now in second place with $5,200, $1,000 less than Heather’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Statues of foreign heroes of the Revolutionary War are at each corner of this D.C. Square named for one of those heroes. show
Brian found the last Daily Double in “__ Law” under the $2,000 clue, the first clue picked in that category. In third place with $6,400, he had $4,000 less than Jason’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Jurist Sir Frederick Pollock said it refers to government acts when there is “war within the realm”. show
Brian finished in the lead with $15,600. Jason was next with $12,000 and Heather was in third place with $7,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The euro… took a long time to come about…. designers submitted their ideas and a winner was determined by way of polling and an eventual choice made by the European Commission. The Commission released a statement saying the sign for the euro was inspired by the Greek symbol epsilon. Epsilon is an “E” in English, representing the first letter of the word “Europe.” The parallel lines across the epsilon are to certify the stability of the currency. (Investopedia: Origin of The Origins Of Common Currency Symbols)
Heather came up with the dollar sign. That cost her $3,000 and she finished with $4,000.
Jason thought it was NATO. That cost him $10,000 and he wound up with $2,000.
Brian got it right and added $8,401 so he won his second match with $24,001. His 2-day total is $45,202.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “FIGHTING MONARCHS”