Final Jeopardy: U.S. History

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11 Responses

  1. Robert Anderson says:

    I’ve read 2 books and many articles about Sherman, and never came across these 2 nicknames. I do know friends called him Cump. I’m amazed no one knew Mad Anthony Wayne, or heard of Royal Gorge in Colorado, etc.

  2. JEOPARDY says:

    kind of easy fj today……

    Kinda surprised one person didn’t miss it..

    • jacob ska says:

      I’m assuming they all have seen the Broadway hit show “Hamilton” which has a scene about the fj clue. With 16 Tony nominations I would guess most people have seen the show. This made the fj clue easy.

      • JEOPARDY says:

        Thats if you can afford it……..

        • Cece says:

          Right. Which I would estimate half of the population cannot. Even considering the people who already live in NY and don’t have to fork for a plane ticket.

        • jacob ska says:

          LOL. Since when has affordability stopped people? Most people own smartphones and the synopsis for every Broadway musical, tv show, movie, music (including Beyonce’s new released Lemonade) is online. VJ can retrieve anything for us. It’s not called the information highway for no reason.

        • VJ says:

          It’s true that the score for the musical “Hamilton” is online. Here’s a link to “The Room Where It Happens” in the playlist. The lyrics to the songs with explanations and Lin-Manuel Miranda annotations are also online.

          I don’t have any idea how many people would look that up online before going to a see a given musical. I would guess mostly those who were really interested in the subject matter. In this case, there was a lot of publicity about how the popularity of the musical was instrumental in keeping Hamilton on the $10 bill.

          I’ve always had an interest in the Burr-Hamilton duel and have read a lot about it. So I can’t say I’m particularly interested in seeing this musical even when it becomes a movie, as I assume it will. I’m just not in the “Hamilton wasn’t trying to kill Burr” camp. LOL

        • Cece says:

          True, Jacob (I’m not stupid enough to think that people cannot look up info). And one doesn’t have to have seen the show to find that FJ clue easy. All I was referring to was the part “most people have seen the show”. Not true.

          “The “information highway” has nothing to do with it.

        • jacob ska says:

          @VJ, you are correct. It will become a movie. The entertainment industry knows how to capitalize off of popularity. I never thought “Angry Birds” would become a movie. :)

  3. VJ says:

    I had to laugh at that “Great Marcher” clue, when the other part of it had nothing to do with the answer’s real first name. Then they didn’t want to answer “Mad Anthony.” They were probably thinking it would turn out to be someone named Horatio :):)

    Those clues and 8 others are online now over here