Final Jeopardy: The Thomas Jefferson Administration
The Final Jeopardy question (7/8/2015), in the category “The Thomas Jefferson Administration” was:
Of this agreement, Thomas Jefferson said he “stretched the Constitution until it cracked.”
Our third new champ this week is Sawyer Morgan who won $11,590 yesterday. To break the string of one-day champs, he has to beat these two challengers: Jenny Thorngate, from Madison, WI; and Ian Bourland, from Baltimore, MD.
Round 1: Sawyer found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Fewer than a Thousand Islands” under the $600 clue. He was in a tie for the lead with Ian. They both had $2,400, $800 more than Jenny in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
A part of this island that’s on the Susquehanna hit 4,000 degrees in a hurry in 1979. show
Sawyer finished in the lead with $6,200. Ian was second with $3,600 and Jenny was last with $2,200.
Round 2: Ian found the first Daily Double in “An Agatha Christie Mystery” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $7,600, $2,200 less than Sawyer’s lead. He bet $1,600 and he was RIGHT, though probably a bit rueful that he didn’t bet more since he had incorrectly given this answer earlier.
In this 1934 novel the solution the murder is revealed in a dining car. show
Jenny got the last Daily Double in “Name-Dropping Song Lyrics” under the $800 clue, the last clue on the board. She was now in the lead with $11,800, $800 more than Sawyer in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Pink complained, “tired of being compared to damn” this blonde singer; “she so pretty, that just ain’t me.” show
Jenny finished in the lead with $14,800. Sawyer was next with $11,000 and Ian was in third place with $10,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The History Channel’s 8 Things You May Not Know about the Louisiana Purchase references Jefferson’s quote in No. 7 – “Many Americans likewise opposed the Louisiana Purchase. Members of the Federalist Party, already a significant minority in both houses of Congress, worried that the Louisiana Purchase would further reduce their clout. In summing up the feelings of his cohorts, former congressman Fisher Ames wrote, ‘We are to give money of which we have too little for land of which we already have too much.’ Only one Federalist senator supported ratification of the Louisiana Purchase treaty, which passed by a 24-7 vote. Jefferson himself had doubts about the legality of the Louisiana Purchase….”
Ian bet it all and finished with $20,800.
Sawyer bet $10,900. He finished with $21,900.
Jenny bet $7,201, bringing her up to $22,001 and making her the new Jeopardy! champ.
Jenny Thorngate is a chemist. During the chat she said she jumped in a hole in a frozen lake dressed as Mary Poppins in February in her hometown. It was a Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics and no alcohol was involved. She took the plunge twice but only once dressed as Mary Poppins.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Classical Music”
This piece that premiered in Moscow in 1882 includes strains from “God Save the Czar” & “La Marseillaise”. show