Final Jeopardy: International Beverage Brands
The Final Jeopardy question (3/16/2017) in the category “International Beverage Brands” was:
The name of this popular beer brand founded in 1897 is a reference to the 20th century.
2x champ Grant McSheffrey won $30K yesterday and that brought him up to $53,400 in winnings. Today his challengers are: Steve Pecukonis, from Brunswick, ME; and Gretchen Neidhardt, from Chicago, IL.
Round 1 Categories: Precious Gems – Cabinet Departments – “A” for the Win – Got a Wife & Kids – In Baltimore – Jack
Gretchen found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Precious Gems” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick of the round. She was in second place with $1,600, $400 less than Grant in second place. She bet $800 and she was RIGHT.
Ancient Chinese scholar Hsu Shen called it “the fairest of stones” & gave it 5 human virtues. show
Gretchen finished in the lead with $5,200. Grant was second with $4,800 and Steve was last with $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: Zodiac Rhyme Time – Characters in Books – Cry Me a World River – Organized Labor – Entertainment “More” or “Less” – The New York Times Headlines
Gretchen found the first Daily Double in “Characters in Book” under the $1,200 clue on the 16th pick. She was in second place with $8,800 at this point, $400 less than Grant’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
In a 1719 novel it is the name given to a man who is rescued from a band of cannibals. show
Grant found the last Daily Double in “Organized Labor” under the $800 clue, with 8 clues after it. In the lead with $15,200, he had $3,400 more than Gretchen in second place. He bet $4,000 and had one word WRONG.
In 1970 table grape growers in California’s Central Vallley signed the first contracts with this union. show
Gretchen finished in the lead with $15,800. Grant was next with $11,200 and Steve was in third place with $6,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Dos Equis brand is perhaps most famous for its “Most Interesting Man in the World” ads. Brand Packaging.com has this info on the brand’s origin: “In 1890, Wilhelm Hasse co-founded Moctezuma Brewery in Mexico. Thirteen years later, inspired by the 20th century, the German immigrant created Siglo XX [20th Century], or Two X’s, which was renamed Dos Equis at the start of the new century.” Click on this LaCasita Mexican Restaurant link to see a close-up of a Dos Equis bottle. Under the label’s well-known logo, it says: “Crafted in Mexico since 1897 to commemorate the arrival of the 20th Century”
Mental Floss: The Meanings Behind the Symbols on 20 Beer Labels
Steve didn’t have a response and he didn’t bet anything so he remained at $6,800.
Grant got it right. He bet $4,601, bringing him up to $15,801.
Gretchen thought it was Corona. She lost her $6,601 bet and landed in second place with $9,199. So Grant remains champ with a 3-day total of $69,201.
Will it go viral? CHARACTERS IN BOOKS ($1600) This name of the hypnotist from the novel “Trilby” now means anyone with a sinister ability to sway people.
Gretchen said Svengoolie and Grant gave the right answer. That’s John Barrymore playing the title character in this 1931 film.
A triple stumper from each round:
PRECIOUS GEMS ($1000) Light hitting layers of silica causes the brilliant colors of this gem, including the boulder type
ENTERTAINMENT “MORE” OR “LESS” ($1200) Based on a Bret Easton Ellis novel, this 1987 movie features the actors who played Iron Man & Ultron
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Literary Anagrams”
Vivian Darkbloom, a minor character in a 1955 novel by this foreign born author, is an anagram of his name. show