Final Jeopardy: Nations of the World
The Final Jeopardy question (3/9/2017) in the category “Nations of the World” was:
A 2011 report said the citizenry of this country included a total of 32 women.
New champ Annie Marggraf won $20,000 yesterday. In her second game, her challengers are: Serena Kay Tibbitt, from Miami, FL; and Rachel Moyer, from Charlotte, NC.
Round 1 Categories: Auditions for a New Mustache – Movie Title Pairs – Brand Names: First & Last – Scien-“T”ific – Straight – Narrows
Rachel found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Scien’T’ific” under the $800 clue on the 12th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $2,200, $400 more than Serena in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
The annual cycle of a moose’s antler growth is controlled by this hormone: remember, only the bulls have antlers. show
Rachel finished in the lead with $8,600. Annie was second with $2,000 and Serena was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: Patches – ’90s R&B Hitmakers – Dialects – Literary Awards – Nixon’s Enemies List – The “N” Zone
Annie found the first Daily Double in “Nixon’s Enemies List” under the $800 clue on the 2nd pick. She was in second place with $2,400 now, $6,400 behind Rachel’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and only got one right so she was WRONG.
3 newspapers made the list: the St. Louis Post-Dispatch & these 2 others. show
Annnie found the last Daily Double in “Literary Awards” under the $2,000 clue, on the 16th pick. In third place with $5,600, she had $5,800 less than Rachel’s lead. Undaunted, she made it a true Daily Double again. This time, she was RIGHT.
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. won 2 National Book Awards for nonfiction for books about each of these 2 brothers. show
Rachel finished in the lead with $16,200. Annie was next with $15,600 and Serena was in third place with $8,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS VATICAN CITY?
On March 1, 2011, a new “Law concerning citizenship, residency and access” to Vatican City went into effect. It was signed by Pope Benedict XVI about a week earlier. Vatican reporters released some statistics that were published in various media outlets. The Sun Herald’s article, “Only 32 Females Vatican City, says: “Out of the 572 citizens with Vatican passports, there are 306 diplomats, 86 Swiss guards, 73 cardinals, 31 lay people and a nun.” Oddly enough, that breakdown only adds up to 497, so what category the other 75 fell into must be one of the secrets of the Vatican.
The Holy See Press Office updated these figures on 12/31/2011, showing 594 Vatican citizens with a breakdown that did add up to 594, but without specifying genders.
Serena came up with Tuvalu. She lost her $8,599 bet and had a buck left.
Annie got it right. She went all in and finished with $31,200.
Rachel wrote down Saudi Arabia. She lost $15,001, winding up with $1,199. So Annie remains the champ with a 2-day total is $51,200. We will be seeing her again tomorrow.
A triple stumper from each round:
BRAND NAMES–FIRST & LAST ($1000) Richard Liebeskind started this women’s clothing store in New Haven, Connecticut in 1954
NIXON’S ENEMIES LIST ($1600) Defense Dept. analyst Daniel Ellsberg was an easy choice– he released these documents in 1971
2 years ago: This was the well-known match with only Kristin Sausville left to play this FJ in “Government Agencies”
On Aug. 15, 1994, 59 years and 1 day after FDR signed the original act, Bill Clinton made this an independent agency. show