Final Jeopardy: The U.S. Senate
The Final Jeopardy question (2/12/2016) in the category “The U.S. Senate” was:
During his Senate service, which lasted from 1973 to January 2009, this man cast 12,810 votes.
The final final match of the 2016 Jeopardy! College Championship has arrived. Here are the finalists in order of their scores from yesterday’s match: Sarah Dubnik, $22,001; Sam Deutsch, $22,000; and Niki Peters, $18,600.
Their final scores today will be added to yesterday’s to determine the winner and right now, it looks like whoever comes in third will exceed the $25,000 guarantee.
Round 1 Categories: You Bug Me – Sports Rules Fill in the Blank – Around the Whirled – Dorm Food – Sci-Fi Books – Colorful Words & Phrases
Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “You Bug Me” under the $1,000 clue, the first clue chosen in that category. She was in third place with $1,200, $3,800 less than Sam’s lead. She bet it all and she was RIGHT.
The queen of this destructive insect of the order isoptera can lay 30,000 eggs a day for years on end. show
Niki finished in the lead with $6,200. Sam was second with $5,400 and Sarah was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: OMG! – LOL – FAQ – “ILY” – BTW – Acronyms
Niki found the first Daily Double in “ILY” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick of the round. In the lead with $7,400, she had $1,600 more than Sam in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
This Shakespearean adverb doth mean “in truth”. show
Sarah found the last Daily Double in “FAQ” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $7,400 now, $5,400 less than Niki’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double but couldn’t come up with a guess so she was WRONG.
When asked in 1779 about being ready to surrender, John Paul Jones replied with this line. show
Niki finished in the lead with $16,400. Sam was next with $8,600 and Sarah was in third place with $4,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Joe Biden (1942-) became vice president of the United States after spending 36 years as a U.S. senator from Delaware. Democratic nominee Barack Obama selected him as a running mate for the 2008 election, and the pair entered office in January 2009 following their defeat of Arizona Senator John McCain and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.” (History.com)
Here is a link to a pdf on the website of Iowa’s Senator Chuck Grassley, showing how many senators have cast over 10,000 roll call votes. Joe Biden is No. 12.
Sarah thought it was Obama. She bet and lost it all. So she finished with yesterday’s total: $22,001.
Sam got it right after crossing out Byrd. He doubled up today and finished with $17,200. That brought him up to $39,200 after adding his $22,000.
Niki had Senator Byrd. That cost her $3,350 bet and she had $13,050 left. Yesterday’s $18,600 made her 2-day total $31,650, putting her in second place.
That made Sam Deutsch the 2016 College Champ. A big congrats to Sam — great work!
Remember Chris Becker? He became the new Jeopardy! champ in the last regular game on January 29, 2016. He’ll be returning on Monday for his second game.
Here is one of the triple stumpers in the “OMG” category. ($2,000) People on islands need good relations with this Greek god; on Tinos he’s beloved for sending storks to get rid of snakes.
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Getting a ‘D’ in College”:
The USA’s oldest endowed chair is a Harvard chair of this subject, given in 1721 when that was largely what Harvard taught. show