Final Jeopardy: Universities
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/17/2017) in the category “Universities” was:
This university on John C. Calhoun’s former plantation is named for Calhoun’s son-in-law, who gave the land.
2x champ Deborah Beams won $23,300 last week. In her third match, she pits her knowledge against these two players: Kevin McGinty, from Randolph, VT; and Jamie Newland, from Chicago, IL.
Round 1 Categories: The Marvel Universe – Body Part Titles – This Category Is Just Fluff – 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients – Get a Lyft With Uber – 3 + 3
Deborah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in the “2016 Presidential Medal” category under the $1,000 clue, the very last in the round. She was in second place with $5,000, $1,400 less than Jamie’s lead. She bet $1,600 and took a guess with Park. That was WRONG.
This artist and designer, whose latest memorial “What is Missing?” raises awareness about habitat loss and biodiversity.
Jamie finished in the lead with $6,400. Deborah was second with $3,400 and Kevin was last at minus $200.
Round 2 Categories: The Marvelous Universe – Sports Trophies – World War II – The Law – Border Frenzy – “Q”uizzical
Jamie found the first Daily Double in “Border Frenzy” under the $1,600 clue with 6 clues to go after it. He was in the lead with $15,600 at this point, $8,200 more than Kevin in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
The only Caribbean island nations that have a land border with another country are these 2. show
Deborah found the last Daily Double in “Sports Trophies” under the $2,000 clue, with only one clue left after it. In second place with $7,800, she had $9,200 less than Jamie’s lead. She bet $2,000 and thought it was the Lombardi Trophy. That was WRONG.
The Jules Rimet Cup was replaced by this trophy in 1974. show
Jamie finished with a runaway $17,000. Kevin was next with $7,400 and Deborah was in third place with $5,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS CLEMSON UNIVERSITY?
John C. Calhoun was a politician from South Carolina who held many prominent offices, among them Vice President of the USA under the 6th and 7th Presidents. Thomas Green Clemson was the husband of Anna Maria Calhoun, the only Calhoun child (out of 10) to survive both her parents. When Anna died in 1875, “it was her wish that her husband preserve her father’s house and use the land for a state agricultural college.” Clemson died in 1888, leaving the bulk of his estate to establish what became Clemson University in South Carolina, with very specific instructions on how to do it in his will.
Read more about the Calhouns and Clemsons on the University’s website.
Deborah got it right. She added $2,500, bringing her up to $8,300.
Kevin got it, too. He bet it all and finished with $14,800.
Jamie thought it was Vanderbilt (last FJ clue: 10-30-15). That cost him $1,500 but he retained $15,500 and that made him the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
THIS CATEGORY IS JUST FLUFF ($800) This Russian region gave its name to a fluffy cat breed introduced to the U.S. in 1990
BORDER FRENZY ($400) The 2 countries that border Colombia but not Brazil are Ecuador & this one to the north
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Business”
This social media company launched in October 2010; in 2012, with about a dozen employees and no revenue, it sold for $1 billion. show