Final Jeopardy: Transportation
The Final Jeopardy question (7/8/2016) in the category “Transportation” was:
The Trans-Siberian Railway, one of the world’s longest, spans 5,770 miles from Moscow to this port city on the Sea of Japan.
New champ Bonnie Megel won $31,400 yesterday. She is going for a second win today against these two players: Pam Platt, from Louisville, KY; and Mike Solano, from Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Round 1 Categories: States that Begin with Californ – Is This a Hat? – Catch These Men – – A Petite Dejeuner – “S” Words – SNL Cracks Us Up
Pam found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Catch These Men” under the $400 clue on the 12th pick of the round. She was in second place with $2,000, $1,000 less than Mike’s lead. She bet it all and she was RIGHT.
12 days after his heinous act, he was discovered in a barn with David Herold & surrounded in rural Virginia. show
Pam finished in the lead with $6,800. Mike was second with $4,800 and Bonnie was last with $4,600.
Round 2 Categories: Ranks & Titles – Sports On Film – Anatomy – Say It In Swedish – American Dramatists – An “F” In History
Bonnie found the first Daily Double in “Ranks & Titles” under the $1,600 clue, with 3 clues after it. In second place with $9,400, she had $6,200 less than Pam’s lead. She bet $4,000 and gave an English response so that was WRONG.
A French nobleman of the lowest rank, it comes from the Old French for “horseman” show
Bonnie found the last Daily Double 2 clues later in the “Swedish” category under the $1,600 clue, with only one clue after it. She was in third place with $7,400 now. Pam had a runaway $15,600. Bonnie bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
Smör, as in smorgasbord, is this spreadable stuff. show
No one buzzed in on the $2K clue in “Swedish” so that was it. Pam finished in the lead with $15,600. Bonnie was next with $12,400 and Mike was in third place with $7,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS VLADIVOSTOK?
The Trans-Siberian Railway celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. From Way to Russia.net’s History and Facts: “The main route St.Petersburg – Vladivostok was already completed at 1903, but there were many temporary constructions, so for 13 more years the permanent bridges, tunnels and stations were added…. it was finished 5th of October 1916, when the bridge across Amur river started to operate.” One of the facts notes that 39 km of the way are along the bank of Sea of Japan.
Mike came up with Shanghai. He lost his $3,400 bet and had $4,200 left.
Bonnie got it right. Her $9,300 bet brought her up to $21,700.
Pam also got it right. Her “Vladivostock” spelling didn’t change the pronunciation. A big $12,000 bet gave her a $27,600 finish and made her the new Jeopardy! champ.
This was the only triple stumper in the first round: A PETITE DEJEUNER ($800) This bite-size cereal from Kellogg’s has flavors like frosted strawberry & maple brown sugar
From Round 2: AN “F” IN HISTORY ($2000) This post-Civil War Bureau provided jobs, medical care & land to former slaves & destitute whites
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “American Literature”
Published in 1925, it still sells 500,000 copies a year & was on the bestseller lists in 2013. show