Final Jeopardy: Political Words
The Final Jeopardy question (7/12/2016) in the category “Political Words” was:
Hamilton began & ended the Federalist Papers warning of this type of person, Greek for “people’s leader”.
New champ Jason George won $18,401 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Jessica Plagens, from St. Paul, MN; and Amy Ware, from South Deerfield, MA.
Round 1 Categories: Pictures the Word – How Inventive! – The Nobel Peace Prize – Signature Songs – Of Books & Boats – Hamburger Joints
Jason found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Nobel Peace Prize” under the $800 clue. There were still 7 clues after it. He was in second place with $3,400, $1,400 less than Amy’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
The 1984 Nobel Peace Prize went to this man, “Africa’s Peace Bishop” show
Jason finished in the lead with $9,400. Amy was second with $6,200 and Jessica was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: Getting Ready For The Olympics – 3 Little Words – Military Men? – Eels – “Ben” There – Done That
Jason found the first Daily Double in “Three Little Words” under the $1,200 clue on the 7th pick of the round. The players just all got the stink eye from Alex for missing the $1,600 clue in this category (see below). Jason had a runaway lead with $13,400 at this point, $8,400 more than Amy in second place. He bet $6,000 and he was RIGHT.
In a 1988 political speech, they came before “No new taxes.” show
Amy found the last Daily Double in “Military Men?” under the $1,600 clue, with 5 clues to go after it. She was in a second place tie with Jessica. They each had $7,400, $17,600 less than Jason’s lead. She bet $5,000 and drew a blank so she was WRONG.
Looks like many brave officers are here! This Kipling tale is subtitled “A Story of the Grand Banks” show
Jason finished with a runaway $25,000. Jessica was next with $7,400 and Amy was in third place with $5,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In the first essay of the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton wrote: “Of those men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their career by paying an obsequious court to the people, commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.” In the last, he warned “against hazarding anarchy, civil war, a perpetual alienation of the States from each other, and perhaps the military despotism of a victorious demagogue.” See more quotes from The Federalist Papers
From “10 Divisive Demagogues Throughout History” on Listverse: “Since the rise of Donald Trump in US politics, the word ‘demagogue’ has been widely used in the press to describe him…. The word itself comes from the Greek word dema, meaning ‘people,’ and gogue, meaning ‘leader.’ In modern usage, it refers to someone who appeals to emotions and prejudices to further their own political ends.”
Amy wrote down “populist.” She lost her $5,195 bet and finished with $5.
Jessica thought it was a tyrant. She lost $3,100 and had $4,300.
Jason got it right. He made a nice fat $10,199 bet and won the match with $35,199. That makes his 2-day total $53,600.
This was the only triple stumper in the first round: BOOKS & BOATS ($800) The sealing schooner Ghost is brutal captain Wolf Larsen’s ship in a 1904 tale by this man
This was the first clue chosen in 3 LITTLE WORDS ($1600) Proverbially it is better than none
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Government People”
A committee chaired by the official in this job released the influential 1964 report “Smoking and Health”. show