Final Jeopardy: Foreign Words & Phrases
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/11/2017) in the category “Foreign Words & Phrases” was:
Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France.
In QF #4 of the 2017 Teachers Tournament, the contestants are Michael Camp from Chicago, IL; Nan Cohen, from Van Nuys, CA; and Lindsey Henry, from Waco, TX.
Round 1 Categories: Stranger Things – Elementary – The Crown – Once Upon a Time – This Is “Us” – TV Dramas
Nan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “This is ‘Us'” under the $600 clue on the 10th pick of the round. She was in third place with $800, $600 less than Michael and Lindsey, who were in a tie. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
Violinist Jascha Heifetz was born in this Baltic capital in 1901. show
Nan finished in the lead with $6,600. Lindsey was second with $3,400 and Michael was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: Castro’s Cuba: 1959-2016 – 9-letter Words – Bestselling Nonfiction – U.S. Cities – AKAs – The Silent Movie Era
Lindsey found the first Daily Double in “U.S. Cities” under the $1,600 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $5,400 at this point, $4,400 less than Nan’s lead. She bet $2,000 and took a guess with Cleveland. That was WRONG.
This soap box derby city was co-founded in 1825 by Simon Perkins, an official with the Ohio Canal Fund. show
Michael found the last Daily Double in “Silent Movie Era” under the $1,600 clue, with just 3 clues left after it. In second place with $10,200, he had $3,200 less than Nan’s lead. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
Seen here is a still from the 1925 silent version of this film, partly shot here in Culver City.
Nan finished in the lead with $15,400. Michael was next with $11,400 and Lindsey was in third place with $7,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
English wikipedia’s “avant-garde” entry links (left-hand column) to French wikipedia’s “avant-garde (art).” To get a better sense of its French military usage, look at English wikipedia’s “vanguard” page. That links to French wikipedia’s “avant-garde (militaire).”
In Robert Forbes’ 2010 book “For Europe: The French Volunteers of the Waffen-SS,” he devotes several pages to the Milice in Vichy France during WWII, formed to oppose the French Resistance. Milice members had to be volunteers, French by birth, could not be Jewish nor belong to a secret society. The Avant-Garde Milicienne (the Youth Branch) was mainly recruited from a prior anti-Semitic youth group, La Jeunesse de France et d’Outre-mer (JFOM).
Lindsey wrote down “enginue.” That cost her everything but $1.00.
Michael got it right. He added $3,400 to finish with $14,800.
Nan also got it right. She added $7,401 to her already winning score and won this semi-finalist spot with $22,801.
Top 2 Wild Card spots are now secure. 2 last chances tomorrow.
A triple stumper from each round:
ELEMENTARY ($800) In Japan seaweed is a major source of this element, a lack of which can lead to a goiter
THE SILENT MOVIE ERA ($2000) A thrilling story of WWI pilots, it won the first Academy Award for Best Picture
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Bestselling Books”
In 2014 a collection of her columns became the 1st best seller entirely by this woman who championed many other bestsellers. show