Final Jeopardy: 16th Century Scientists
The Final Jeopardy question (7/17/2014), in the category “16th Century Scientists” was:
It is often said of this man that he “stopped the sun and moved the earth.”
New champ Jerome Azbell won $13,999 in yesterday’s game. Today he takes on these two players: Megan Gardner, from Columbia, MD; and Katie Wroblewski, from Ypsilanti, MI.
Round 1: Katie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “National Scenic Byways” under the $800 clue. It was the first clue picked in that category, with 6 clues to go after that. She was in second place with $3,600, $1,000 less than Jerome’s lead. She bet $1,000 and came up with the Pacific Coast. That was WRONG.
A California scenic byway takes you through this place: a 1907 ad about it asked: “would you enjoy a trip to hell?” show
Jerome finished in the lead with $7,200. Katie was second with $2,600 and Megan was last with $1,000.
Round 2: Megan found the first Daily Double in “Signs & Symbols” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $6,200, $1,400 less than Jerome’s lead. She bet $2,000 and came up with the olive branch. That was WRONG.
In a Gilbert Stuart portrait, behind Washington are many symbolic touches like the rainbow showing faith in the future, the copy of The Federalist symbolizing unity under the Constitution and, on the chair, this botanical symbol of victory. show
Katie found the last Daily Double in “A River Runs Between Them” under the $2,000 clue. In second place with $7,800, she was $1,400 behind Jerome’s lead. She bet $1,400 and took a guess with Paraguay. That was WRONG.
Brazil & Argentina (it’s named for a third country). show
Jerome finished in the lead with $9,200. Katie was next with $6,400 and Megan was in third place with $4,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The Revolution of Heavenly Spheres, written by Polish astronomer Mikolaj Kopernik, well known by his Latin name Nicholas Copernicus, was written over 450 years ago. This manuscript, printed in 1543, described for the first time in history the correct position of the sun as the center of the solar system with the earth and other planets revolving around it. Copernicus’ book formed the basis for modern astronomy and is considered to have caused the greatest revolution in science in the last two thousand years….
“The citizens of Torun are proud of their native son and erected a monument in front of city hall to honor “Mikolaj Kopernik”, the citizen of Torun who moved the earth and stopped the sun.” (Polish-American Center)
Megan got it right and bet $4,199. She finished with $8,399.
Katie also got it right. Her $2,801 bet brought her up to $9,201.
Jerome thought it was Galileo. That cost him $3,601 so he landed in third place with $5,599.
So Katie Wroblewski, a graduate student in history, is our new champ, and it’s the third day in the a row that the player in second place took over! During the chat, she told Trebek about her stay in Krakow, Poland after graduating college. Despite his professed wish that the boards could be completed today, Trebek decided to blabber on about his 5-course $13 meal “with wines and champagne” in Krakow before “capitalism set in.” But it wasn’t that bad today after all: only one clue remained on the board in each round.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Anthropology”
The most famous resident of the National Museum of Ethiopia is the very old young lady named this show