Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Presidential Candidates
The Final Jeopardy question (5/13/2016) in the category “20th Century Presidential Candidates” was:
He was awarded a DFC in WWII for a combat mission as pilot of the B-24 bomber he named the “Dakota Queen”.
The final face-off in the 2016 Teachers Tournament is upon us. Kaberi Chakrabarty, Jill Gilbert, and Jason Sterlacci are now in the home stretch. Whatever they finish with today will be added to yesterday’s scores to determine the winner.
Round 1 Categories: An Orange for Teacher – TV Shows by Episode Title – The Quotable Ben Franklin – Eerie – Superior – Other Great Lakes
Jill found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Other Great Lakes” under the $1,000 clue, with 2 categories to go after it. She was in second place with $2,000, $3,400 less than Jason’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and thought it was Beaver Lake. That was WRONG.
The fourth-largest lake in North America, it was named for the large mammals that inhabited its shores. show
Jason finished in the lead with $9,200. Kaberi was second with $3,200 and Jill was last with $800.
Round 2 Categories: Art & Artists – Communication – African-American Authors – Study Hall – Same First & Last Letter – Country Music
Jill found the first Daily Double in “African-American Authors” under the $1,600 clue on the 9th pick of the round. Still in third place with $800, she now had $10,800 less than Jason’s lead. She bet the $2,000 allowance and took a guess with Zora Neale Hurston. That was WRONG.
Anthony is the middle name of this award-winning author who released her 11th novel, “God Help the Child”, in 2015. show
Jason found the last Daily Double in “Communication” under the $1,600 clue. 9 clues remained after it. He was in the lead with $15,200 now, $8,800 more than Kaberi in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
From March to May of 1932, the Lindbergh family received 13 of these criminal communications. show
Jason finished in the lead with an unbeatable $20,800. Kaberi was next with $8,800 and Jill was in third place with $1,600.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
South Dakotan Senator George McGovern won the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 1972 but lost to incumbent Republican President Richard Nixon. McGovern’s campaign was derailed by the revelation that his running mate, Thomas Eagleton, had been hospitalized for depression and undergone electroshock treatment. Regarding McGovern’s military service in WWII, there is an excerpt well worth reading from the book “The Wild Blue” on the blog Liverputty, detailing a bombing incident involving the Dakota Queen during WWII, some of it in George McGovern’s own words.
Jill wrote down Bob Dole. She lost her $1,600 bet but she still had $10,000 from yesterday, so that was what she finished with.
Kaberi also had Dole. She didn’t bet anything so her $8,800 from today was added to yesterday’s $4,600. Total: $13,400
Jason went for a shoutout. “Who is Charles who fixed my tie,” adding that Charles was a lifesaver. He didn’t bet anything either. His $20,800 today plus his $22,601 for yesterday gave him a 2-day total of $43,401.
Jill will be taking home $25,000. Kaberi gets $50,000 and Jason won the $100,000 grand prize as well as an automatic spot in the next Tournament of Champions.
Jeopardy! in DC continues next week with the Power Players week.
Two triple stumpers from this match were in:
COMMUNICATION ($400) Harry Obst helped 7 presidents communicate with German Leaders & wrote the book “White House” this job
AFRICAN-AMERICAN AUTHORS ($1200) Walter Mosley’s “Devil in a Blue Dress” saw the 1st appearance of this “effortless” detective in 1940s Los Angeles
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Secretaries of State”
Serving 160 years apart, these two Secretaries of State are the only ones who never married. show