Final Jeopardy: Plants
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/30/2017) in the category “Plants” was:
Made famous by a 1959 musical, the flower seen here graces a coin of this European country.
New champ Clint Thompson won $22,000 yesterday. In Game 2, he takes on these new players: Allan Ashley, from Huntsville, AL; and Jon Eisenman, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Shake, Rattle & Roll With Science – The Parent Company – Political Conventions – Second City TV – Stay Woke – “Eco” Friendly
Jon got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Parent Company” under the $800 clue on the very last pick of the round, after skipping over it to go to the $1000 clue that no one got. He was in the lead with $6,600, $5,000 more than Clint in second place. He bet a $500, possibly influenced by the triple miss, but he knew it instantly so he was RIGHT.
Purina Pet Foods & Raisinets. show
Jon finished in the lead with $7,100. Clint was second with $1,600 and Allan was last with $1,400.
Round 2 Categories: “It’s” a Movie – 3 Letters, 3 Letters – The Novel’s Narrator – 20th Century Names – Anagram of a State – Canada 150
Jon found the first Daily Double in “3 Letters, 3 Letters” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. He was in the lead with $10,300 at this point, $4,500 more than Allan in second place. He bet $2,000 but drew a blank so he was WRONG.
Meaning hushed or understated, it sounds just like a Norse god. show
Allan found the last Daily Double in “Canada 150” under the $1,200 clue, with a dozen clues left after it. In second place with $7,000, he only had $1,300 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $3,500 and he was RIGHT.
The Embassy’s art collection includes a reminder of the warm relations between Canada & this country. During WWII, Canada helped provide refuge for its royal family, including the young Princess Beatrix and later, Canada helped liberate this country from Nazi rule. show
Jon finished in the lead with $12,300. Clint was next with $10,400 and Allan was in third place with $9,300.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Edelweiss” is a famous song from the 1959 Broadway musical “The Sound of Music,” which was set in Austria. The edelweiss flower grows in the Alps and Carpathians, and is a national symbol, not just in Austria, but in Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, and Switzerland as well. According to the European Central Bank, the 2 cents Austrian coin “features an edelweiss, as part of a floral series, symbolising a duty to the environment and the part Austria is playing in the development of a Community environmental policy.”
Allan thought it was Switzerland. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $9,300.
Clint came up with Germany. That cost him $1,901 bet, leaving him with $8,499.
Jon got it right. His $6,000 bet gave him a winning total of $18,300 and it gave us a new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
SECOND CITY TV ($400) Jason Beghe as Sergeant Hank Voight, who had been seen on “Chicago Fire”, stars in this spin-off
THE NOVEL’S NARRATOR ($1600) In Arthur Golden’s bestseller, Nitta Sayuri, a Japanese artisan
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “North American Rivers”
At about 100 miles it’s not one of Canada’s 100 longest rivers, but in the 1890s it became perhaps the most famous. show