Final Jeopardy: World Leaders
The Final Jeopardy question (2/29/2016) in the category “World Leaders” was:
In 2006 a former llama herder became President of this country.
New champ David Bradley won $27,000 last Friday, the biggest 1-day haul in a week where every game had a win over $20K. Today his challengers are: Brigid Hannahoe, from Buffalo, NY; and Tyler Shattuck, from Long Beach, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Leap Day – Furniture – Animated TV – Landmarks – Which Planet? – “RTH”
Brigid found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Landmarks” under the $1,000 clue on the 12th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $2,000, $600 more than Tyler in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
It served as the entrance gateway to the 1889 World’s Fair. show
Brigid finished in the lead with $8,600. David was second with $3,400 and Tyler was last with $1,400.
Round 2 Categories: The Quota System – Long 1-Syllable words – Nebraskans – Old Time Science – Urban Literature – “Butter” Me Up
David found the first Daily Double in “Urban Literature” under the $1,600 clue on the 9th pick of the round. In second place with $6,600, he had $2,400 less than Brigid’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
He sought his fortune in U.S. gold prospecting, but made it big as the USA’s highest-paid writer. show
David found the last Daily Double in “Nebraskans” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues remaining after it. He was in the lead with $15,800 now, $4,800 more than Brigid in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe won an 1879 court victory when a judge said that “an Indian is” indeed this 6-letter word. show
David finished in the lead with $25,000. Brigid was next with $13,800 and Tyler was in third place with $6,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS BOLIVIA?
“Evo Morales grew up in poverty on Bolivia’s high plains and was a llama herder, musician, footballer and coca grower before winning election as the country’s first indigenous president. … It is all a very long way from his childhood herding llamas and helping his parents in the fields in a small, arid village in western Bolivia’s Oruro department. ‘Until I was 14, I had no idea there was such a thing as underwear. I slept in my clothes…’ he said in a recent, highly candid autobiography.” (Malay Mail – Evo Morales: He came, he saw, he conquered Bolivia)
Morales is currently in the news due to a corruption probe involving his former girlfriend, Gabriela Zapata, and conflicting claims over whether a son they had in 2007 is alive.
Tyler got it right. He bet $6,157 and finished with $12,357.
Brigid thought it was Peru. She lost her $11,201 bet and was left with $2,599.
David also got it right. He bet $3,000 and won the match with $28,000. His 2-day total is $55,000.
The last triple stumpers in the Double Jeopardy round were both in the “Nebraskans” category:
$400 – This Vietnam Vet was elected a U.S. Senator for Nebraska in 1996 & made Secretary of Defense in 2013
$800 – The spot for Malcolm X was Omaha, where he was born in 1925 with this original last name.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Presidents”
He is the only 19th century President to serve 2 complete terms with the same Vice President.. show