Final Jeopardy: Europe 1962
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/22/2017) in the category “Europe 1962” was:
Rudolf Abel & this American are most associated with Germany’s Glienicke Bridge on February 10, 1962.
New champ Lisa Evans had a nice big $34,401 payday yesterday. In her second game, she is up against these players: Daniel Esch, from San Bruno, CA; and Natasha Baker-Bradley, from Miami, FL.
Round 1 Categories: Languages of Europe – Questioning Movie Titles – A Cheesy Category – Gun Talk – Recent History & Biography – Low Tech
Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Gun Talk” under the $1,000 clue on the 12th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $3,200, $1,800 ahead of Natasha in second place. She bet $1,200 and she was RIGHT.
Today meaning a short-lived success, it refers to a misfire in a flintlock’s powder. show
Lisa finished in the lead with $5,400. Daniel was second with $3,600 and Natasha was last with $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: The Young Pope – 1990s Emmys – Diseases Named After People – W”ords – Playwrights – High Tex.
Natasha found the first Daily Double in “‘W’ords” under the $1,600 clue on the 5th pick. She was in second place with $5,200 at this point, $3,000 less than Lisa’s lead. She bet $3,500 and did not know so she was WRONG.
The part of a vessel shown or an area of the strike zone where a batter hits the ball best.
Natasha found the last Daily Double in “Diseases Named After People” under the $1,600 clue on the 13th pick. In third place with $3,700, she had $4,300 less than Daniel’s lead. She bet $2,500 and thought it was mercury. That was WRONG.
In Wilson’s disease, this metallic element collects in tissues & can be detected by a brownish ring around the cornea. show
Lisa finished in the lead with $15,800. Daniel was real close with $14,000 and Natasha was in third place with $2,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“On Saturday, February 10, 1962, twenty-one months after his capture, pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged in a spy swap for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher (aka Rudolf Ivanovich Abel) at the now famous Glienicke Bridge. American student Frederic Pryor was also released at the same time at Checkpoint Charlie. Abel was an English-born KGB man who had been caught spying in New York in 1957.” (Gary Powers.org: 1962 Spy Exchange)
Powers was played by Austin Stowell in the 2015 film “Bridge of Spies,” Mark Rylance won the 2016 Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as Colonel Abel. (The film is currently playing on Showtime). In 1976, Lee Majors played Powers in a TV movie called “Francis Gary Powers: The True Story of the U-2 Spy incident (1976). The film earned a Golden Globe nomination.
Natasha came up with JFK. She lost her $1,000 bet and finished with $1,800.
Daniel only had a question mark, an expensive one. He lost $13,900 and was left with $100.
Lisa got it right. Her $12,201 bet brought her up to a $28,001 win today and a 2-day total of $62,402.
These 2 triple stumpers (first round) were the only ones in the game:
LANGUAGES OF EUROPE ($800) It’s the smallest of all the nations with French as an official language
LOW TECH ($1000) c. 1100 it was found that these generators work better with blades turning on a horizontal rather than a vertical axis
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Pop Stars”
She won the 1984 Grammy for Best New Artist and in 2013 became the first solo woman to win a Tony Award for Best Score. show