Final Jeopardy: Presidential Campaign Years
The Final Jeopardy question (2/22/2017) in the category “Presidential Campaign Years” was:
Year The New York World lamented, “The age of statesmen is gone… the age of rail-splitters and tailors… has succeeded”
In the last semi-final of the 2017 College Championship. The players with one last chance to make the finals are: Gary Tse a U.S. Naval Academy freshman; Netanel Paley, a Yeshiva Univ. senior; and Mari Hanley, a Stetson Univ. junior.
Round 1 Categories: Essay Test – Financial Literacy – What’s That Song? – Middle I – On to Grad School – I’m With Her
Gary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Financial Literacy” under the $1,000 clue, with only one clue left after it. He was in the lead with $5,400, $200 more than Mari in second place. Not feeling too confident in the category, he only bet $5.00. Good thing because he thought it was Glass & Steagall and that was WRONG.
The 2 guys seen here or the 2010 law named for them, meant to reduce the risk of bank failures.
Gary finished in the lead with $5,395. Mari was second with $5,200 and Netanel was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: “S.A.” Test – Leonardo DiCaprio Movies – Holidays & Observances – Element-ium – Poets & Poetry – All Aboot Canadian Geography
Mari found the first Daily Double in “Holidays & Observances” under the $2,000 clue on the 13th pick. She was in second place with $8,000 at this point, $5,395 behind Gary’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
Techically, June 17 in Massachusetts should be called Breed’s Hill Day instead of this. show
Netanel found the last Daily Double in “Element-ium” under the $1,200 clue, with 6 clues left after it. In third place with $8,600, he had $9,595 less than Gary’s lead. He bet $6,000 and he was RIGHT.
Got milk? Yes? Then also got Atomic No. 20, this. show
Gary finished in the lead with $22,995. Netanel and Mari were tied in second place with $15,000 each.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The New York World was referring to former occupations of the 16th President and his 1864 running mate, Andrew Johnson. The June 9, 1864 editorial derided them as follows: “The age of statesmen is gone; the age of rail-splitters and tailors, of buffoons, boors and fanatics, has succeeded. Mr Lincoln and Mr Johnson are both men of mediocre talents, neglected education, narrow views, deficient information, and coarse vulgar manners.” The entire article is online in “Hearings Before the Special Committee,” Vol. 1 (1919)
See the Miller Center for an article on why Lincoln wanted Andrew Johnson as his running mate in 1864, instead of his then-VP, Hannibal Hamlin.
Mari wrote down 1816. That cost her $10,000 and she finished with $5,000.
Netanel thought it was 1876. He bet and lost everything.
Gary had the same response as Netanel. He only bet $7,006 so he won the last finalist spot with $15,989. Gary will be competing with Lilly Chin and Viraj Mehta in the next 2 matches.
A triple stumper from each round:
FINANCIAL LITERACY ($800) After a certain time with an employer, you’re fully this, entitled to the benefits of your pension plan
“S.A.” TEST ($400) Fire departments say when you reset your clock for Daylight Saving Time, also change the batteries in these
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Languages”
They’re the 2 states with the highest percentage of people who speak French at home. show