Final Jeopardy: Colleges & Universities
The Final Jeopardy question (7/29/2016) in the category “Colleges & Universities” was:
This Catholic university gets its name from the Latin for “new” & “house” & was in the news in Spring 2016.
2x champ Barbra Resnick beat yesterday’s leader by a dollar. That brought her winnings up to $26,799. In the very last game of Season 32, her challengers are: Courtney Paulson, from Los Angeles, CA; and Jim Lebbos, from Charlotte, NC.
Big Thanks: As another Jeopardy season comes to a close, I would like to thank all my visitors who have enjoyed this season along with me. Hopefully, you found the recaps entertaining and informative at times. I appreciate my commenters so much. From the fun hints on spoiler talk to the post-game observations, you have all contributed greatly and made recapping a pleasure for me. ~ VJ
Round 1 Categories: State Of The TV Show – U.S. Code Talking – Women Authors – We’ll Be Grillin’ & Chillin’ – “C-U” – In September
Barbra found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “In September” under the $600 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. She was in second place with $3,200, $1,000 less than Courtney’s lead. She bet $2,000 and thought it was the cherry blossom. That was WRONG.
On September 9 (not in spring) Japan observes Chyo No Sekku, a festival celebrating this flower. show
Courtney finished in the lead with $3,000. Jim was second with $2,200 and Barbra was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: Scary-Sounding Animals – Spell the First Name – Working with a Beatle – Battleships – Word Origins – Travel Ireland
Barbra found the first Daily Double in “Word Origins” under the $400 clue on the 10th pick. In third place with $2,800, she had $3,800 less than Courtney in second place. She bet $1,000 and thought it was a noun. That was WRONG.
The word for this part of speech is from the Latin for “word” show
Jim found the last Daily Double in “Battleships” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $6,600 now, $3,200 less than Courtney’s lead. He bet $3,000 but did not have a guess so he was WRONG.
A classic Eisenstein film recounts the drama of a real naval mutiny aboard this Russian battleship. show
Courtney finished in the lead with $11,400. Barbra was next with $5,800 and Jim was in third place with $3,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Villanova was in sports news this past April when they beat North Carolina at the 2016 NCAA Basketball Championship Game in Houston. Hey! We have sports news and Mark had that covered.
Jim wrote down “Notre Dame” (Our Lady) He lost his $2,777 bet and finished with $823.
Barbra had the same thing. That cost her $5,601. She had $199 left.
Courtney got it right. She bet $300 and won the match with $11,700. So Courtney Paulson is the new Jeopardy! champ and the one we will see in September. We’ve heard that Season 33 will kick off with the Teen Tournament, so if that’s correct, Courtney will be back in 8 weeks, not 6.
Triple stumpers from Women’s Authors:
($600) In “The Mill on the Floss,” she wrote “The happiest women, like the happiest nations, have no history”
($800) The 10th novel in Anne McCaffrey’s “Dragonriders” fantasy series is titled “The Renegades of” this planet
($1000) A towering tale of the Old West, “Cimarron” by this “Show Boat” author was the No. 1 book of 1930
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Awards & Honors” in the last match of the Season 30 Teen Tournament, also the last match of S30. It ended in a tie-breaker (the video is on the recap).
There were no winners for this award from 1939 through 1943; in 1944, it was won by the International Committee of the Red Cross. show