Final Jeopardy: Books of the Bible
The Final Jeopardy question (2/13/2017) in the category “Books of the Bible” was:
It begins with God saying, “Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel”
The 2017 College Championship kicks off today. The first 3 students in the first quarter-final are: Lilly Chin a senior at M.I.T.; Esteban Fernandez, a freshman at San Francisco State; and Netanel Paley, a senior at Yeshiva.
Round 1 Categories: Baskets of Adorables – Celebrity Sibling Surnames – In Olden Times – Multiple Meanings – Languages – Seeing Red
Lilly found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Olden Times” under the $800 clue on the 11th pick of the round, after some serious board-hopping. She was in the lead with $3,200, $2,200 more than Esteban in second place. She bet $1,200 and she was RIGHT.
This year: Harold II becomes King of England for 9 months before getting conquered by another guy. show
Lilly finished in the lead with $7,200. Esteban and Netanel were tied in second place with $4,200.
Round 2 Categories: Facts on February – Bodies of Water – Semiliterate Before & After – A “B”-Plus Student – Broadway Musicals – Remember 2016?
Netanel found the first Daily Double in “Bodies of Water” under the $1,200 clue on the 12th pick. He was in second place with $6,200 at this point, half of Lilly’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The “thumb” of Michigan’s “mitten” juts north into this Great Lake. show
5 clues later, Lilly found the last Daily Double in “‘B’+-Student” under the $2,000 clue. In second place with $13,200, she had $400 less than Netanel’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
An ancient empire lends its name to this term meaning “intricate” or “complex” show
Lilly finished in the lead with $20,000. Netanel was next with $15,600 and Esteban was in third place with $7,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS THE BOOK OF NUMBERS?
In the 4th book of the Bible, the Israelites were in the Sinai desert when God told Moses to count heads (Numbers 1:2, the quote in the clue), followed by some particular instructions. Click here for Chris Juby’s Twitter summary (140 characters or less) of the Book of Numbers by chapter. He has one for every Bible book.
From another tournament: Final Jeopardy! in the 4th QF match of the 1991 Tournament of Champions had the same response but a totally different clue: The English title of this book is a translation of the Greek word “arithmoi”
Esteban thought it was Exodus. He bet and lost it all.
Netanel got it right. His $2,400 bet brought him up to $18,000.
Lilly also got it right. She bet $4,399 and won the first semi-final spot with $24,399. As Alex noted, Netanel’s Wild Card chances are excellent.
A triple stumper from each round:
CELEBRITY SIBLING SURNAMES ($800) Kelly, Jack & the seldom-seen Aimee
FACTS ON FEBRUARY ($1600) We’ll lead you down this path named for a February birth flower & early spring bloomer
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Mythology”
The ancient Greeks derived the name of this evil sorceress from a verb meaning “to plot” show