Final Jeopardy: Phrase Origins
The Final Jeopardy question (2/22/2016) in the category “Phrase Origins” was:
Widely parodied today, this 5-word phrase originally appeared on motivational posters in England during WWII.
3x champ Tim Kutz won $82,599 last week. He’s back to go for a fourth win and possibly exceed $100K. His challengers today are: Joshua Parr, from Montreal, Que, Canada; and Maria Santonato, from Chicago, IL.
Round 1 Categories: The Image Awards – Real Estate – Pin the Star on the Constellation – Same First & Last Letter – Third – Ferguson
Joshua found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Third” under the $400 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $1,800, $400 more than Tim in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was Kaaba. That was WRONG.
It’s the third-holiest city for Muslims. show
Tim finished in the lead with $5,200. Joshua was second with $3,800 and Maria was last with $600. After the commercial, Maria was awarded $1,200 for a response previously called incorrect so she started Round 2 with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: Let’s Have Desert – TV Pets – Labor – British Fiction – The American Revolution Era – What’s the “Pass” Word?
Tim found the first Daily Double in “British Fiction” under the $1,600 clue. There were 11 clues left after it. In the lead with $17,600, he had $9,800 more than Joshua in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
This 1886 work says “With every day… I thus drew… nearer to that truth… that man is not truly one, but truly two.” show
Maria found the last Daily Double in “Labor” under the $1,600 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,600 now, $16,000 behind Tim’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Among the other things made by members of this Michigan-based union are boats & jet engines. show
Tim finished in the lead with $23,400, not quite a runaway. Joshua was next with $12,200 and Maria was in third place with $6,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ was coined by the shadow Ministry of Information (MOI) at some point between 27 June and 6 July 1939. It was produced as part of a series of three posters that would be issued in the event of war (the others read ‘Your Courage, Your Cheerfulness, Your Resolution; Will Bring Us Victory’ and ‘Freedom is in Peril; Defend it with all Your Might’). The ‘Keep Calm’ design was never officially issued and only a very small number of originals have survived to the present day.” (Gov.UK: The Compromise Behind the Slogan)
Maria bet $5,801 and finished with $12,201.
Joshua doubled his score to $24,400.
Tim bet $1,001 bet, just enough to make it to $24,401 and win. His 4-day total is $107,000.
No one got this $2,000 clue in British Fiction after Maria tried “Northhanger Abbey”: “In a Jane Austen novel, Fanny Price is adopted into the family of her rich uncle, who lives on this title estate.”
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “19th Century People”
Frederick Douglass said this man’s “zeal in the cause of my race was far greater than mine.” show