Final Jeopardy: Political Terms
The Final Jeopardy question (5/16/2016) in the category “Political Terms” was:
Officials called tribunes sat at Rome’s Senate door & if they didn’t like what was going on, shouted this Latin word
This week, Jeopardy! brings on the Power Players in 5 games with 3 different notables each day playing for charity. Today’s contestants are: NBC News political director, Chuck Todd, playing for Samaritan Inns; CNN political commentator, S.E. Cupp, for No Kid Hungry; and best-selling author, Jonathan Franzen, for American Bird Conservancy.
Round 1 Categories: Meet The Press – Shakespeare’s Settings – Germania! – Birds Of A Feather – Ballpark Facts & Figures – “Gad”Zooks!
S.E. found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Ballpark” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $800, twice as much as Jonathan in second place. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
Built as the centerpiece of the 1996 Summer Olympics, it was converted for baseball after the games. show
S.E. finished in the lead with $5,200. Jonathan was second with $5,000 and Chuck was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: Meet The Prez – Ballet – The Corrections – Numerical Terms – Country Distinctions – Pop Culture
Jonathan found the first Daily Double in “Numerical Terms” under the $2,000 clue on the 14th pick. In third place with $6,600, he had $2,400 less than Chuck’s lead. He bet $2,400 and he was RIGHT.
These large muscles at the front of the thigh take their name in part from the Latin for “four”. show
Jonathan found the last Daily Double in “Country Distinctions” under the $1,600 clue. Three clues were left after it but we only got to see one of them. He was in the lead with $13,000 now, $800 more than Chuck in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.
These 2 neighboring Middle East countries share the lowest elevation on land, about 1,300 below sea level. show
Jonathan finished in the lead with $14,800. S.E. was next with $13,200 and Chuck was in third place with $12,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Veto, a Latin word transplanted into our vocabulary, signifies ‘I forbid.” It was the word used in ancient Rome by the Tribunes of the people when they prohibited any decree of the Senate. History informs us that the persons of these Tribunes were sacred and their authority absolute. Sitting at the door of the Senate House, the decrees of the Senate were brought to them for approval and the Veto of a single Tribune was sufficient to prohibit their execution….” The Veto Power by C.D. Drake (1848)
Liquisearch.com has more on “Senate of the Roman Republic-Vote and the Tribune’s Veto”.
Chuck took a last second guess with “Nay.” He bet and lost it all.
S.E. (Sarah Elizabeth, she said in the chat) thought it was “cloture.” She only bet $3,200 so she had $10,000 left.
Jonathan wrote down “Non” which we thought Trebek would read à la française but he didn’t. Jonathan’s $13,021 bet left him with $1,599 and that made S.E. the winner. Her charity will receive $50,000. Chuck and Jonathan both won $10,000 for their charities.
A triple stumper from each round:
SHAKESPEARE’S SETTINGS: ($1000) This “Tale” takes place in Sicilia & Bohemia
NUMERICAL TERMS ($1600) The man who wrote “O Little Town of Bethlehem” led 2 churches named for this trio, Father, Son & Holy Spirit
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Board Games”
In the classic version of Monopoly, the only two improvable properties without Avenue or Place in their names. show