Final Jeopardy: Colleges
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/24/2017) in the category “Colleges” was:
When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam.
2x champ Justin Vossler returns today for another chance to increase his winnings, which so far are $54,500. His challengers are these two ladies: Shannon Hindahl, from Collinsville, IL; and Emily Bridges, from Laurel, MD.
Round 1 Categories: Fake News – The U.S. of Attractions – The Perks of Aging – Shoe Names – First Family Fun & Follies – Double “P” Words
Shannon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Shoe Names” under the $800 clue, with 6 clues still to go. She was in second place with $3,400, $800 less than Emily’s lead. She bet $1,500 and could not come up with a response so she was WRONG.
When an old sailing ship took on water bilge, these kept it afloat. show
Emily finished in the lead with $7,200. Shannon was second with $2,500 and Justin was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: Fake News – Musical Theater – European Geography – Animal Farm – Historic Insults – 20th Century Words
Justin found the first Daily Double in “European Geography” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was still in third place but he had $1,600 now, $5,600 less than Emily’s lead. He bet the $1,600 he had, rather than the $2K allowance, and he was RIGHT.
This capital that shares its names with its country lies about 12 miles inland from Italy’s Adriatic coast. show
Justin found the last Daily Double in “Animal Farm” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In third place with $7,200, he had $4,800 less than Emily’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Each Sunday the animals hoist their hoof & horn flag, which Orwell used to represent this Communist symbol. show
Justin finished in the lead with $14,000. Emily was next with $11,600 and Shannon was in third place with $8,100.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The USNA has a History Page that specifically includes the info in the clue: “Through the efforts of the Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, the Naval School was established without Congressional funding, at a 10-acre Army post named Fort Severn in Annapolis, Maryland, on October 10, 1845, with a class of 50 midshipmen and seven professors. The curriculum included mathematics and navigation, gunnery and steam, chemistry, English, natural philosophy, and French.” Don’t miss the USNA Timeline for other important dates in the academy’s history.
Notable Graduates Section: One U.S. President graduated from USNA in 1947. He also appears under the State Governors and Nobel Prize Winner headings.
Justin got it right. His $4,000 bet brought him up to $18,000.
Emily thought it was MIT (luckily for Justin). She bet and lost it all.
Shannon also got it and she had time to let Eddie Vedder know that she loves him. Her score rose to $16,100 with her $8,000 bet. So Justin remains champ. His 3-day total is $72,500.
2 triple stumpers from MUSICAL THEATER
($1200) Chazz Palminteri made a musical of this “Tale” about a NYC borough & Robert De Niro came in to direct
($1600) “There’s No Place like Gnome” is a song in the 2017 musical based on this film about a French waitress
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Classical Music”
The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her is titled “The Sea and Sindbad’s Ship” show