Final Jeopardy: State Songs
The Final Jeopardy question (5/11/2016) in the category “State Songs” was:
Its state song rhymes “patriotic gore” with the name of its largest city.
Today is the last semi-final in the 2016 Teachers Tournament. Jason Sterlacci, from Somerset, NJ; Cory Harris, from Mystic, CT; and Lauren Gilmore, from Lake Wales, FL, are competing for the honor of joining Kaberi Chakrabarty and Jill Gilbert in the 2-day final and, of course, the chance to win $100,000.
Round 1 Categories: Division I Sports Teams – Stopped Breathing in the 1800s – A++ – Drinks In The Fridge – Dodge Podge – Talk About The Weather
Cory found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stopped Breathing” under the $600 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $2,400, $1,000 more than Jason in second place. “Let’s go big or go home,” he said. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Broken by the death of his wife, he was das kaput, all on March 14, 1883. show
Jason finished in the lead with $6,200. Cory was second with $5,000 and Lauren was last with $1,400. Before the next round, Cory was awarded $1,600 on a reversal (Norse gods drank pineapple mead), so he was now in the lead with $6,600.
Round 2 Categories: Many Rivers To Cross – The Vietnam War Era – Latin Class – Literary Groups – Official Languages – Why Do I Know that Name?
Lauren found the first Daily Double in “Latin Class” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick of the round. In third place with $1,800, she had $8,800 less than Jason’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Before TV, “Panem et Circenses” were these 2 things used to satisfy the Roman masses. show
Cory found the last Daily Double in “Vietnam War Era” under the $1,600 clue, with 5 clues left after it. He was in second place with $9,800 now, $5,200 less than Jason’s lead. He bet $9,700 and got out a guess with Johnson right as time ran out, but that was WRONG.
In 1968, this anti-war candidate vied with fellow Minnesotan Hubert Humphrey for the Democratic nation. show
Jason finished in the lead with a runaway $16,200. Lauren was next with $6,000 and Cory was in third place with $1,700.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS MARYLAND?
The lines ending with “patriotic gore” and “Baltimore” are right in the first verse of the song, This past January, The Washington Times reported on the current movement to replace Maryland’s state song: “The nine-stanza song, sung to the tune of ‘O Tannenbaum,’ was written by James Ryder Randall in 1861, urging the state to follow the lead of Virginia in joining the Confederacy. Particularly irksome to many Marylanders is the ninth verse’s call to spur ‘Northern scum’ and the references in the first and fourth stanzas … deemed to be insults aimed at Abraham Lincoln.” According to the article, only the inoffensive third verse is sung in public.
However, all the lyrics were included right in the law adopting the song. See the lyrics page for Maryland, My Maryland on NetState.com. Also see their list of all official state songs for your own state song(s).
Cory wrote down Maine, running out of time before he could change to another M state. He lost his $125 bet and had $1,575 left.
Lauren drew a blank but she didn’t bet anything so she stayed at $6,000.
The reversal was on this $800 clue in “Drinks in the Fridge”: I didn’t bring in pineapple juice but the pineapple type of this godly drink. Answer Alex gave.
The $1,000 clue in the same category was a triple stumper: I got this old favorite in punch form, Aloha Morning Citrus to be precise
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Names on the Map”
Visited by Jacques Cartier in 1534, it was later renamed for Queen Victoria’s father, the Duke of Kent. show