Final Jeopardy: Dual-Use Terms
The Final Jeopardy question (2/1/2017) in the category “Dual-Use Terms” was:
In 1812 the U.S. endured a literal one of these 2-word terms & beginning in 1964 enjoyed a musical one.
3x champ Lisa Schlitt jumped up to $64,200 in winnings yesterday, with an all-in FJ bet and the right response. In her 4th game, she takes on: Amanda Harvey, from Newport, MA; and Julie Bradlow, from Charlotte, NC.
Round 1 Categories: Pulitzer Prize Journalism – Country Music Albums – Animals in French – Writing – Annual Events – “Boo”!
Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Writing” under the $1,000 clue, with 2 whole categories left after it. She was in the lead with $5,800, $3,000 more than Amanda in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Lisa finished in the lead with $8,800. Amanda and Julie were tied in second place with $4,200 each.
Round 2 Categories: Good Fellers – Cape Fear – The King of Comedy – Heat – Casino – De Nero
Lisa found the first Daily Double in “Heat” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. She was in the lead with $10,800 at this point, $6,200 more than Julie in second place. She bet $1,000 but did not have a guess so she was WRONG, but she learned that Alex was wearing some.
Meaning “caused by heat”, it’s found before “spring” or “underwear”. show
Amanda found the last Daily Double in “Good Fellers” under the $1,200 clue. There were 10 clues to go after it. In second place with $9,800, she had $2,800 less than Lisa’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
In a 1900 work his tree cutting is stuck mid-chop & he asks for someone to “oil my joints” show
Lisa finished in the lead with $14,200. Amanda was next with $10,300 and Julie was in third place with $1,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE BRITISH INVASION?
Some may perceive the application of “British invasion” to the War of 1812 as a rather loose interpretation of events. Smithsonian Magazine has an interesting article, including points on who invaded whom. They do mention the British invading the U.S. capitol in 1814. The musical British Invasion, on the other hand, is well known as the period that began with the Beatles’ 1964 takeover of U.S. music charts and their February 9, 1964 appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. A huge wave of British rockers continued to dominate the charts in the ensuing years, including the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clark Five and The Kinks.
Julie got it right. She bet $1,398 and that brought her up to $2,798.
Amanda didn’t have a guess. She lost her $7,499 bet, leaving her with $2,801.
Lisa also got it right. She bet $6,600 so she won this match with $20,800. Her 4-day total is $85,000.
A triple stumper from each round:
COUNTRY MUSIC ALBUMS ($400) In 1978 this “Red-Headed Stranger” released “Stardust”, an album of pop standards
THE KING OF COMEDY ($2000) His zany antics from movies like “The Bellboy” weren’t on view when he co-starred with De Niro in “The King of Comedy”
2 years ago: NEITHER of the players left got this FJ in “State Flags”
It is mentioned in the motto on Minnesota’s flag and is depicted on Alaska’s. show