Final Jeopardy: 19th Century U.S. History
The Final Jeopardy question (6/5/2014), in the category “19th Century U.S. History” was:
A dignitary at the dedication of this said it was “keeping watch and ward before the open gates of America.”
2x champ Sarah Fremgen is looking to add to her $52,400 winnings. In her third game, she is up against: Molly LaLonde, from Nashville, TN; and Stacy Layton, from Boston, MA.
Round 1: Stacy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Young Mr. Lincoln” under the $800 clue. He was in second place with $3,200, $1,400 less than Sarah’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was Millard Fillmore. That was WRONG.
On May 7, 1833 this president appointed 24-year-old Abe the new postmaster of New Salem, Illinois. show
Sarah finished in the lead with $4,400. Molly was second with $2,800 and Stacy was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Molly found the first Daily Double in “Putting the Ham in “Hamlet” under the $1,200 clue (and brother! Alex had a field day hamming it up with the clues!). Molly was in the lead with $4,800 and was doing very well indeed in the category. She had $400 more than Sarah in second place. She confidently made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
“No, my good lord, but as you did command I did repel his letters, and denied his access to me.” show
Apparently, none of them hung around after Hamlet died. Nobody buzzed in on the $2,000 clue in Hamlet — “Good night, sweet prince; and flights of angels sing thee to they rest!”
Sarah found the last Daily Double in “Herrs” under the $1,600 clue. She was in the lead now with $14,400, $3,600 more than Molly in second place. She bet $2,000 and just didn’t know so she was WRONG.
This inventor whose name is still on tanks at fuel stations nearly died when an engine exploded on him in the 1890s. show
Molly finished in the lead with $12,000. Sarah was next with $11,200 and Stacy was in third place with $5,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The dedication of Lady Liberty took place on October 28, 1886. President Grover Cleveland spoke the words in the clue in the third speech made at the dedication on Bedloe’s Island. The first and second speeches were made by Ferdinand de Lesseps on behalf of the Franco-American Union and N.Y. Senator William M. Evarts. After Pres. Cleveland, the statue’s designer, Bartholdi, declined to speak and Chauncey Depew, president of the N.Y. Central & Hudson River Railroad, and later a N.Y. Senator, the last speech. After that, “the audience rose and sang the Doxology with the accompaniment of the band, the exercises ending with the benediction by the Right Reverend Henry C Potter DD.” The United States of America: A Pictorial History, Vol 4 has the complete lowdown of events.
Stacy bet it all. He finished with $10,400.
Sarah bet $5,000 and finished with $16,200.
Molly bet $11,000 so she won the match with $23,000.
So Molly LaLonde, a pediatric nurse practitioner student, is the new champ and she will be back tomorrow for the last game of the week. We would say alas, poor Sarah, but she made a nice piece of change in her 2-day run!
The last time the Statute of Liberty was the FJ! answer was on 3/27/2009 in the category “19th CENTURY CONSTRUCTION”: It was first designed as “Egypt carrying the light to Asia”, & its original intended site was Port Said in 1869.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Presidency”
Between Jan. 1, 1841 & Dec. 31, 1850 the U.S. had this many presidents, the most in a 10-year period. show