Final Jeopardy: Art Models
The Final Jeopardy question (5/10/2016) in the category “Art Models” was:
Seen here in 1942 are the real-life models for this painting.
It’s the second semi-final of the 2016 Teachers Tournament and today, one of these three players will join Kaberi Chakrabarty in the finals: Chris Tempro, from Allentown, PA; Jill Gilbert from Des Moines, IA; or Bill Knuth, from East Lansing, MI. Two will go home with $10,000.
Round 1 Categories: The New Testament – 2016 Stamps – “On” the Middle – Jobs – Gates – Giants of Technology
Chris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Gates” under the $600 clue, with 2 categories and 2 more clues left after it. He was in second place lead with $2,800, $1,000 less than Jill’s lead. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.
In 1989 black steel gates were installed at the entrance to this street to protect Margaret Thatcher from attack. show
Jill finished in the lead with $6,600. Chris was second with $4,300 and Bill was last at zero.
Round 2 Categories: Law Firms – To the Lighthouse! – Teacher Vocabulary – Documentaries – Literary Potpourri – It’s an Election Year
Jill found the first Daily Double in “Law Firms” under the $2,000 clue. Two clues remained after it and one of them was the other Daily Double. She was in the lead with $13,400 now, $3,500 more than Chris in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Vince Foster was once a partner at Rose Law Firm, which claims the title of oldest in this state. show
And that was that. The round ended with Jill in the lead at $15,400. Chris was next with $9,900 and Bill was in third place with $2,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In her commentary on Grant Wood’s famous painting, Sister Wendy says: “Grant Wood’s American Gothic has been fodder for speculation. In one camp were those who believed the painting was a celebration of “American” values; in the other were those who saw it as a satiric critique of the selfsame thing….
“Was the pair a farmer husband and wife, or a father and daughter? Many Iowa farmers’ wives objected to what they perceived as a negative portrayal, writing letters of complaint to the artist. Wood later revealed that the models were his 30-year-old sister and their 62-year-old family dentist.”
Bill bet everything he had and finished with $4,800.
Chris bet it all, too. That brought him up to $19,800.
Jill bet $4,401 and finished with $19,801, a buck more than Chris. That makes her the second finalist. We’ll be seeing Jill again on Thursday and Friday.
Two triple stumpers from this match:
“ON” THE MIDDLE ($800) Type of “reading” that alternates a line by a pastor & by the congregation
TO THE LIGHTHOUSE! ($400) One of the 7 Ancient Wonders, the Pharos of this Egyptian city stood on an island in its harbor.
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Monarchs”
2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953: Faisal of Iraq & him. show