Final Jeopardy: American Inventors
The Final Jeopardy question (6/28/2016) in the category “American Inventors” was:
Before his death in 1932, he donated over $100 million, including $50 million to the University of Rochester.
2x champ Harris Stutman brought his winnings up to $39,700 yesterday, winning from third place with the only right response to Final Jeopardy!. Today he faces these two challengers: Afam Onyema, originally from Chicago, IL; and Jennifer Lloyd, from Bloomington, IN.
Round 1 Categories: Oh, God! – Name Their Sport – 20th Century Quotes – Doing Business Online – Westminster – “A” “B”
Harris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “20th Century Quotes” under the $400 clue on the 6th pick of the round. He was in second place with $1,000, after picking up the last clue in “Name Their Sport.” Afam got every other clue in the category right and was in the lead with $2,200. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
In November 1973 Richard Nixon made this declaration, saying he’d earned everything he got. show
Afam finished in the lead with $8,200. Jennifer was second with $5,600 and Harris was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: I Just Got Out Of Prison after 30 Years – The Human Body – Hiding Places – History Bookshelf – ‘Bye, Rachel! Couples – Metaphors Be With “U”
Harris found the first Daily Double in “History Bookshelf” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. In third place with $3,800, he had $6,200 less than Afam’s lead. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.
Bruce Catton’s Civil War work “A Stillness at” this 1865 historic site won the 1954 Pulitzer Prize for History. show
Two clues later, Afam found the last Daily Double in “The Human Body” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $9,400 now, $3,400 more than Harris in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
DNA sequencing has greatly aided the mapping of this entire blueprint of a human being. show
Harris finished in the lead with $18,800. Jennifer was next with $11,600 and Afam was in third place with $11,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
George Eastman is one of the “Great Donors” honored in “The Almanac of American Philanthropy” Hall of Fame on The Philanthropy Roundtable website. The Kodak King was “a catalytic funder of universities. His $51 million in gifts made the University of Rochester into a top-tier school, and the $20 million he gave to MIT built its campus and reoriented it from local commuter facility to international leader. His adoption of MIT (and much of the rest of his philanthropy), was carried out anonymously, so many Americans then and now lacked awareness of his huge philanthropic footprints.”
Also, see the Philanthropy Hall of Fame index for over 50 more Great Donors.
Afam wrote down Carnegie. He lost his $10,000 bet and finished with $1,200.
Jennifer came up with Mayo. That cost her $11,300, leaving her with $300.
Harris got it right. His $5,000 bet brought him up to today’s winning total of $23,800. His 3-day total is $63,500.
Two triple stumpers from Double Jeopardy!
HISTORY BOOKSHELF ($1600) Published in 1788, his “Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire” runs 1,312 pages in the abridged edition
BYE, RACHEL ($2000) Briefly a couple in the studio 54 era were RFK’s son David & this “Thorn Birds” Rachel
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The Declaration of Independence”
The first official use of this 4-word term is at the Declaration’s beginning, immediately after “The thirteen”. show