Final Jeopardy: Around the USA
The Final Jeopardy question (4/9/2014), in the category “Around the USA” was:
The Mayo Clinic Mile is a walking path that features 1 mile, 5K & 10K routes within this structure.
New champ, Derrick Shivar won $22,800 in yesterday’s game thanks to being up to date on Jay-Z’s albums. Today he takes on these two players: Ed Hagar, from Mobile, AL; and Sandie Baker, from Eastpointe, MI.
Round 1: Derrick found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Schools” under the $1,000 clue. He was in third place with $1,200, half of Ed’s lead. He went for a true Daily Double and guessed Arizona. That was WRONG.
This U. boasts “Mesas to the west… the banks of the historic Rio Grande (&) the Sandia Mountains to the east. show
Sandie finished in the lead with $6,400. Ed was second with $5,800 and Derrick was last with minus $600.
Round 2: Derrick found the first Daily Double in “1901-1910” under the $1,200 clue. He was in third place with $2,600, $4,400 less than Ed’s lead. He bet $1,000 and guessed Great Britain. That was WRONG.
On February 8, 1904 the Japanese launched an attack on Port Arthur, this country’s naval base in China. show
Ed found the last Daily Double in “Hinduism” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $11,400, he had $3,400 more than Sandie in second place. He bet $3,300 and he was RIGHT.
Hindus rhymingly believe in karma & this, the moral law governing individual conduct. show
Ed finished in the lead with $15,900. Sandie was next with $12,400 and Derrick was in third place with $6,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Mayo Clinic promotes fitness and healthy living in numerous ways. The Mayo Clinic Mile is one of them: “Signs hanging from the ceilings throughout Mall of America® guide walkers on one mile, 5K and 10K walking paths known as the Mayo Clinic Mile. Maps of the routes and healthy walking advice from Mayo Clinic can be picked up at information desks throughout the Mall.” You can also download the online Mayo Mile Brochure.
Derrick thought it was the Metrodome, not too far from the MoA. “Not good,” Alex Trebek intoned, and that response cost him $6,500. He finished with $300.
Sandie got it right. Her $10,000 bet brought her up to $22,400.
Ed thought it was the Metrodome too, and already knew that was “not good.” He lost $8,901 and wound up with $6,999.
So Sandie Baker wins this one and she’ll be the returning Jeopardy! champ tomorrow.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Awards & Prizes”.
Designed by Norwegian Gustav Vigeland, it depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each other’s shoulders. show