Final Jeopardy: The Supreme Court
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/1/2017) in the category “The Supreme Court” was:
Only 5 of the 17 Chief Justices previously served as Associate Justice on the Supreme Court; he was the last.
5x champ Alan Lin returns today after winning every match last week and $108,800. Today he is up against these two players: Meghan Treptow, from Chicago, IL; and Matt Cohen, from Weehawken, NJ.
Round 1 Categories: Presidential Music? – Sneaker Brands – The Book of Verbs – Bills, Bills, Bills – Signs of the Zodiac – It’s Hyphenated
Meghan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Zodiac” under the $800 clue, with a dozen clues still to go after it. She was in second place with $3,000, $800 less than Matt’s lead. She bet $2,000 and took a guess with Libra. That was WRONG.
The fertility goddess Ishtar & the harvest maiden Persephone are associated with this sign. show
Matt finished in the lead with $5,400. Alan was second with $3,400 and Meghan was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: African History – 1940s Movie Quotes – Some “Me” Time – Horsing Around – Kentucky – Derby
Alan found the first Daily Double in “Kentucky” under the $1,600 clue on the 15th pick. He was in second place with $5,800 at this point, $2,400 less than Matt’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Born in 1818, she’s the only First lady born in Kentucky. show
Meghan found the last Daily Double in “1940s Movie Quotes” under the $1,200 clue with 9 clues left after it. Matt and Alan were tied for the lead with $8,600. Meghan had $3,600. She risked $3,000 of that and she was RIGHT.
Jimmy Stewart: “Attaboy, Clarence.” show
Matt finished in the lead with $11,000. Alan and Meghan were next, tied at $7,400 each.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In 1971, President Richard Nixon appointed William Rehnquist to the U.S. Supreme Court. His nomination was confirmed (68-26) on 12/10/1971. When Warren Burger announced his resignation as chief justice, President Ronald Reagan nominated Rehnquist as his replacement on 6/20/1986. He was confirmed on 9/17/1986 by a 65-33 vote, holding the office until his death on 9/3/2005. (More on Supreme Court Historical Society)
The four other Chief Justices who were previously Associate Justices are: John Rutledge, Edward Douglass White, Charles Evans Hughes and Harlan F. Stone (wikipedia)
Meghan didn’t have a response. She lost her $3,600 bet and had $3,800 left.
Alan got it right. He doubled his score to $14,800.
Matt thought it was Earl Warren. That cost him $3,801 bet so he landed in second place with $7,199. Alan remains the champ and has a 6-day total of $123,600.
A triple stumper from each round
BILLS, BILLS, BILLS ($1000) The man known as this beat his 3-bottles-a-day gin habit & helped thousands do the same
1940S MOVIE QUOTES ($2000) Gregory Peck: “anti-semitism… what can I possibly say that hasn’t been said before?”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Conservation Organizations”
Harriet Hemenway’s boycott of the feathered hats of her social circle inspired the 1905 founding of this. show