Final Jeopardy: Ancient Times
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/26/2015), in the category “Ancient Times” was:
Aristotle said that an ancient Athenian law made uprooting one of these trees punishable by death.
3x champ Choyon Manjrekar is now up to $56,700 in winnings. Today his opponents are: Dan Feitel, originally from Gillette, NJ; and Lenny Porges, from Tucson, AZ.
Round 1: Choyon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Familiar Numbers” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $4,400, $1,400 more than Dan in second place. He bet $1,200 and thought it was 1,000. That was WRONG. (And he was probably mortified when he realized why the number should have been familiar).
In 2015, Magna Carta marks this number anniversary. show
Choyon finished in the lead with $3,200. Dan was second with $3,000 and Lenny was last with $800.
Round 2: Dan found the first Daily Double in “1960s Quotations” under the $2,000 clue. He was in the lead with $11,400, $3,000 more than Lenny in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1962 she wrote: As crude a weapon as the caveman’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.” . show
Choyon found the last Daily Double in “The Armed Forces Reserves” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $2,400, he had $11,400 less than Dan’s lead. He bet $2,200 and thought it was “The Halls of Montezuma.” That was WRONG.
The Navy Reserve has its own motto: “Ready Now, Anytime, Anywhere” but still uses this Navy anthem. show
Dan finished in the lead with $13,800. Lenny was next with $7,600 and Choyon was in third place with $200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“According to legend all Athens olive trees were born from the first tree that the goddess Athena had caused to sprout on the Acropolis during the dispute with the god Poseidon in order to gain control of the city. Anyone who dared to fell even a single sacred olive tree, direct descendants of Athena, would be sentenced to death or, later on, to exile and confiscation of goods. Solon, one of the Seven Wise Men of ancient Greece, had given the city a code of laws that enhanced the role of the Athens olive growers. According to these laws it was absolutely forbidden to cut down the olive trees, except for the service of a sanctuary or of the community, and in any case no more than two trees a year….” (Museo dell’Olivo: The Greek Period)
Choyon thought it was a cypress tree. He only bet $7 so he finished with $193.
Lenny thought it was an elm. That cost him $7,000 and he finished with $600.
Dan got it right. He bet $13,799 and won the match with $27,599. Congrats to Dan. He is the new Jeopardy champ.
During the chat, Dan talked about his love of trying out new sandwiches. He said after trying a new one made with intestines in Istanbul, he told his tour guide that it would be better with cheese. “That’s disgusting,” she replied.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “American Military Men”:
In April 1951 he told Congress, “in war there can be no substitute for victory.” show