Final Jeopardy: Islands
The Final Jeopardy question (2/10/2014), in the category “Islands” was:
In a satellite photo, volcanic activity can be seen on this 10,000-square-mile island
Today is the first day of the 2014 College Tournament. The first three contestants are: Whitney Thompson, a junior (Oklahoma) from Tulsa, OK; Sarah Stevens, a sophomore (Delaware) from Dover, DE; and James Fulwiler, a junior (Temple) from Baltimore, MD.
Whitney found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Names in Nature” under the $800 clue. She was in second place with $2,400, $400 less than James’ lead. She bet $600 and said amoebas. That was WRONG.
They have only one cell each but can take pride in their name, from the Greek for “first animals”. show
Whitney finished in the lead with $6,200. James was second with $3,400 and Sarah was last and in the red for $200.
Whitney found the first Daily Double in “Ancient History” under the $2,000 clue. She was in a tie for the lead with James at $7,200. They both had $4,600 more than Sarah in second place. She bet $600 and thought it was Cairo. That was WRONG.
In 439 A.D. Genseric the Vandal captured this North African city, which became the vandal capital. show
James found the last Daily Double in “Famous Homes” under the $800 clue. In the lead with $7,800, he was $1,000 ahead of Whitney in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
Peacefield in Quincy, MA was the mansion of this man who purchased it in 1787. show
Whitney and James finished in tie for the lead with $10,000, but James got dinged on a prior response and went into second place at $9,200. Sarah was last with $6,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Mt. Etna, Sicily’s restless volcano, continued its nearly-continuous activity in mid-March, 2013. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured a volcanic plume rising from snow-clad Etna on March 19, 2013. Mount Etna is Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, with an eruptive history reaching back more than 2,000 years. ” (Space Ref: Image of the Day 3/30/2013)
Sarah wrote down Siciiy but crossed it out in favor of Crete. That cost her $4,800. She finished with $1,400.
James wrote down Fiji. He bet it and lost it all.
Whitney wrote down Crete, too, but didn’t bet anything so she won the match with $10,000 and is first to advance to the semi-finals.
Jeopardy Calendar Clue of the Day: ($600) Organizations & Awards
The Caldecott and Newbery Medals are administered by a division of the ALA, this organization. show