Final Jeopardy: Famous Teachers
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/9/2017) in the category “Famous Teachers” was:
W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man’s high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again.
In QF #2 of the 2017 Teachers Tournament, the players are: Sara Holub from Green Bay, WI; Mary Parker, from Rogers, AR; and Eduardo Sevilla, from Vienna, VA.
Alex opened the show with a message for anyone who would like to thank a teacher or vote for your favorite teacher proposal, and pointed us to thankamericasteachers.com, set up by Farmers Insurance, as the place to give teachers their richly deserved props.
Round 1 Categories: Genius. – Educational Films – First Names in the Dictionary – Foreign Geographic Terms – Small Enough to Fit – On a Postage Stamp
Mary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Small Enough to Fit” under the $800 clue, with 11 clues still to go after it. She was in a tie for the lead with Sara. They both had $2,800, $2,000 more than Eduardo. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Clothes for dolls in this line include Kaya’s Deerskin outfit & Addy’s Sunday Best. show
Mary finished in the lead with $6,600. Sara was second with $4,600 and Eduardo was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: People on the Page – South America – Included & Excluded – December 2016 – “Field” Trip – I’m Going to Have to Confiscate That
Sara found the first Daily Double in “People on the Page” under the $800 clue on the 11th pick. She was in second place with $5,800 at this point, $1,600 less than Mary’s lead. She bet $2,000 and took a shot with Captain Kidd. That was WRONG.
This sea captain “with a crucifixion in his face” seeks revenge, but not on a person. show
Eduardo found the last Daily Double in “South America” under the $2,000 clue, with only 6 clues left after it. In second place with $9,000, he had $8,000 less than Mary’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
Before he zinged around por la revolucion, he was born in Rosario, Argentina, which has a-12 foot statue of him. show
Mary finished in the lead with $22,200. Eduardo was next with $13,800 and Sara was in third place with $9,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The City of Salem, Illinois has a page on its website with a reprint of a June 11, 1925 news item from the Salem Republican about Scope’s indictment for teaching evolution in Dayton, TN. It was on the front page and recalls William Jennings Bryan (one of the prosecutors at the famous trial) delivering the address to the Salem High School Class of 1919 that included Scopes. They also have a page on Bryan who was born in Salem. On it, you will find several items about Bryan that have turned up in Jeopardy! clues.
Sara got it right. Her $5,000 bet brought her up to $14,400.
Eduardo thought it was Clarence Darrow. He lost his $1,795 bet, leaving him with $12,005.
Mary started out with Darrow, but after the first 3 letters, switched to the correct response. She added $4,450 to her score and won the second semi-final spot with $26,650.
A triple stumper from each round:
EDUCATIONAL FILMS ($400) In this 2017 comedy a chaotic day at Roosevelt High includes the title punchout between Ice Cube & Charlie Day
PEOPLE ON THE PAGE ($2000) In a Hemingway story, this title character’s “Short Happy Life” is over when he’s shot by his wife during a safari
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Business”
These 2 American businessmen are seen here in early 20th century photos. show