Final Jeopardy: TV Characters
The Final Jeopardy question (3/10/2017) in the category “TV Characters” was:
Oxford Dictionaries lists his name as a verb meaning to “make or repair (an object) in an improvised or inventive way”.
2x champ Annie Marggraf scored a big payday yesterday and that brought her winnings up to won $51,200. Today, she is up against these two players: Jessica Johnston, from Pasadena, CA; and Adam Lapetina, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Tell Them What They’ve Won, Johnny! – 2 Tickets to Paraguay – 6 Plays – 5 Knights – “Air” Included – & a New Car!
Annie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “5 Knights” under the $400 clue with only 2 clues left after it. She was in the lead with $6,200, $1,800 more than Jessica in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Freedom isn’t free! On Aug. 23, 1305 this Scot’s day included hanging & disembowelment. show
Annie finished in the lead with $12,400. Jessica was second with $2,400 and Adam was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: Let’s Hit the Gymnosperm – Elections – Sir Walter Scott & His Works – Her Hit Album – Death Sentences – 12 Letters or More
Adam found the first Daily Double in “12 Letters & More” under the $1,600 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. He was in third place with $7,800 at this point, $8,600 less than Annie’s lead. He bet $2,000 and took a guess with Tennessean. That was WRONG.
William Faulkner, Medgar Evers or B.B. King by birth state. show
Jessica found the last Daily Double in “Sir Walter Scott” under the $800 clue, with only 2 clues left after it. In second place with $10,400, she had $9,200 less than Annie’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Sir Walter Scott was honored in 1844 with the completion of a 200-foot monument in this city. show
Annie finished in the lead with $19,600. Jessica was next with $12,400 and Adam was in third place with $5,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
When Oxford Dictionaries added “MacGyver” to its dictionary back in 2015, the NY Post wondered “What took so long,” noting the show’s original run (1985 -1992) and “the ingenious ability of mullet-headed secret agent Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) to find his way out of a jam using everyday objects — defusing a bomb with a paper clip, using binoculars to deflect a laser beam, etc.”
Slippery Words: EricS sent over this fun Merriam-Webster Quiz on words that have changed meanings over time. Try it out
Adam got it right. He bet it all and doubled his score to $11,600.
Jessica also got it. She bet $8,000, putting her in the lead with $20,400.
Annie didn’t have a response. She lost $11,401 and landed in third place with $8,199. So Jessica is the new Jeopardy! champ. She’ll be back on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
“AIR” INCLUDED ($200) Got a couple of 7s & twin jacks? You’re holding this poker hand
HER HIT ALBUM ($2000) featuring “Leather and Lace”: “Bella Donna” (1981)
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Historical U.S. Geography”
It became a border territory in 1864 after being part of the Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nebraska and Dakota territories. show