Final Jeopardy: 2-20-17 to 2-24-17

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of February 20 through February 24, 2017, the last week of the 2017 College Tournament.

Mon, February 20 – Correct answers: 1
The first recorded use of this word in print was when Nathan Hope posted an image of his busted lip online in 2002. show

Tue, February 21 – Correct answers: 0
In August 2015, 3 retired Marines helped raise the U.S. Flag in this city where they’d hauled it down 54 years earlier. show

Wed, February 22 – Correct answers: 0
Year The New York World lamented, “The age of statesmen is gone… the age of rail-splitters and tailors… has succeeded” show

Thu, February 23 – Correct answers: 2
About himself he says, “Since the heavens have shap’d my body so, let hell make crook’d my mind to answer it” show

Fri, February 24 – Correct answers: 1
Astronomer who began his epitaph, “I used to measure the heavens, now I shall measure the shadows of earth” show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

We had two triple stumpers this week, one involving a fairly current event and the other where some knowledge of presidential nicknames might have helped.

Lilly Chin (M.I.T.), Viraj Mehta (Stanford) and Gary Tse (U.S. Naval Academy) each won a spot in the 2-day final. It was looking good for Gary at the start of Friday’s match but Lilly dominated the second half, scored a runaway and won the whole shebang. Read more about Lilly’s victory and how she took the Jeopardy! test during a class on MIT News.

Several moments from this week caught the attention of a lot of folks. There was Viraj “flipping the bird” while describing folding a slice of pizza. Another was Lilly’s “spiciest memelord” response on Friday. 2015 ToC winner, Alex Jacob, thought that topped his “What is Aleve?” response. Check out his envy tweet:

The one we think that got the most attention, however, was Alex Trebek reading the rap category on Monday. One youtuber, Caleb Marsh, even added the music to his mix.

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