Final Jeopardy: Social & Sports Barriers
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/2/2017) in the category “Social & Sports Barriers” was:
Condoleezza Rice & South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first female members of this in 2012.
2x champ Joe Nguyen brought his winnings up to $50,001. In the last game of the week, he is up against: Erin Mewes, from Bristow, VA; and Miles Lake, from Pasadena, CA. Let’s find out who’s coming back on Monday.
Round 1 Categories: Celebrity Memoirs – Household Vocabulary – I Used to Run the Place – Get Some Exercise! – Archaeology – Speaking “French”
Miles found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Archaeology” under the $1,000 clue. Just the “Exercise” category was left after it. He was in the lead with $4,800, $1,200 more than Erin in second place. He bet $2,000 and said Dr. Livingstone, just to say something. That was WRONG.
Prior to his famous 1922 discovery, this Brit found the tombs of Hatshetsup and Mentuhotep, among others. show
Joe finished in the lead with $4,200. Miles and Erin were tied in second with $3,600 each.
Round 2 Categories: Shakespeare Buffs – The 50 States – Science & Nature – Spelling “Bee” – The Mancunian – Candidate
Joe found the first Daily Double in “50 States” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. He was in the lead with $6,200 now, $2,200 ahead of Erin in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.
Nebraska’s name comes from an Otoe word meaning “flat water”, referring to this river. show
2 clues later, Joe found the last Daily Double in “Shakespeare Buffs” under the $1,200 clue. At $8,800, he now had a $4,800 lead over Erin. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.
Before her Oscar for playing a 20th century queen, she scandalized as a nude Cleopatra with the Royal National Theatre. show
Joe finished in the lead with $16,600. Miles was next with $13,600 and Erin was in third place with $6,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Golf.com has some insights on obtaining membership in Augusta, (where your dog is more welcome than you are). Of its current membership, they say: “When USA Today published a comprehensive list of the members in 2002, it revealed the average age of an Augusta member to be in the early 70s…. Augusta National announced in 2012 that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore would become the first two female members in the history of the club. A third female member, Ginni Rometty, was admitted in 2014.”
Erin had “the Masters Golf Club.” She bet and lost it all.
Miles drew a blank. He lost his $7,777 bet, leaving him with $5,823.
Joe got it right. Leaving “National” out of the title was fine, Alex explained, because most people refer to it simply as “Augusta.” His $10,601 bet brought him up to a $27,201 win for this match. His 3-day total is $77,202.
A triple stumper from each round
CELEBRITY MEMOIRS ($1000) In the 2005 memoir “Dean and Me”, Dean is Dean Martin and Me is he.
THE 50 STATES ($2000) The first woman to serve in both houses of Congress, Margaret Chase Smith represented this NE state
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Mottoes”
Though the two men were very different, this 4-word motto came to represent both Oscar Wilde and Louis B. Mayer. show