Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Americans
The Final Jeopardy question (6/6/2014), in the category “20th Century Americas” was:
In 1911 Glenn Curtiss received this document No. 1.
New champ Molly LaLonde won $23,000 in yesterday’s game. Today she is up against these two players: Vince Balzano, originally from Summit, NJ; and Kathy Haas, from Haddonfield, NJ.
Round 1: Vince found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Romantic Cliches” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. They were all doing terrible in this category so far. He was in the hole to the tune of $400. Kathy was negative $600 and Molly had the lead with $1,000. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
A 17th c. Frenchman wrote: “Absence is to love as” this “is to fire. it extinguishes the small. It kindles the great.” show
Kathy finished in the lead with $3,400. Vince was second with $2,600 and Molly was last with $2,400.
Round 2: Kathy found the first Daily Double in “Political Terms” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $9.800, $600 less than Molly’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Term for anyone nominated for office by delegates from his or her own state as a sentimental gesture. show
Vince found the last Daily Double in “Uncivil Wars” under the $2,000 clue. It was the last clue on the board. In third place with $7,400, he had $6,200 less than Molly’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
At the Battle of Lake Trasimene during the second of these wars, Hannibal’s forces slaughtered 15,000 Romans. show
Molly finished in the lead with $13,600. Kathy was next with $11,600 and Vince was in third place with $10,400.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Glenn Hammond Curtiss will always remain one of the true pioneers in all of Aviation. He systematically earned himself the titles of the “Father of the American Aviation Industry” and the “Father of Naval Aviation”: much of this was developed in California. It must be remembered that Curtiss was actually the first to manufacture and sell airplanes in the U.S.: which occurred in New York State and many of his important demonstrations happened very soon afterward in California. He was also awarded U.S. pilot’s license no. 1 when the Wrights were awarded no.s 4 & 5 by the Aero Club of America! How did this happen? Simple: Curtiss was the first to go public; both in demonstrations of flight, and also with his improvements and enterprise.” (The California State Military Museum)
Vince wrote something down, scribbled it out and came up with a “soc card”. He lost $8,000 and finished with $2,400.
Kathy also wrote down the ss card, but crossed it out and replaced it with “income tax ret.” She lost her $9,200 bet and also finished with $2,400.
Molly wrote down “the Verseille Treaty”. She lost her $10,000 bet and that brought her down to $3,600. Not much, but today it was enough to win the match. Her 2-day total is $26,600.
The SS Admin has an interesting page with info on the “first” ss card. It explains that the first 3 numbers represent geographic areas.
Kathy said the first income tax return was in 1913 but taxhistory.org says the Federal government began collecting the first income tax in 1862.
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919. Glenn Curtiss wasn’t there.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Arts”
Formed in 1909, it performed to great acclaim in Paris, London, New York & Monte Carlo, but never in Moscow. show