Final Jeopardy: Americana

The Final Jeopardy question (1/11/2016) in the category “Americana” was:

This poem includes the line “But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all”.

New champ Adam Hoskins won $18,801 yesterday. He’s back in the first match of the week to try for a second win against these challengers: Julia Cain, from Haverford, PA; and Dom Tassoni, from Milwaukee, WI.

Round 1: Adam found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Notorious” under the $600 clue on the third pick of the round. He was in the lead with $400, $200 more than Julia in second place. He bet the $1,000 allowance but did not know so he was WRONG.

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Adam and Dom finished in a tie for the lead with $3,800 each. Julia was next with $3,000.

Round 2: Julia found the first Daily Double in “Art & Artists” under the $1,600 clue on the fourth pick of the round. She was running the category and was now in the lead with $5,400, $1,600 more than the guys who still had $3,800 each. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Adam found the last Daily Double in “Tech Logos” under the $800 clue. In second place with $9,000, he had $4,800 less than Julia’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

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Adam finished in the lead with $13,000. Julia was next with $11,800 and Dom was in third place with $3,400.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Ernest L. Thayer wrote the poem “Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic, sung in the year 1888” in that same year. He used the pen name “Phin” and sold it for $5.00. Little did he or any of his readers know how the poem would one day become so famous that a statue of Casey would stand at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. (Reely’s Audio Poems)

There are also a bunch of readings (by James Earl Jones and Lionel Barrymore, among others) and interpretations (Disney, for one) of “Casey at the Bat” on YouTube

Dom bet $3,100 and finished with $6,500.

Julia bet it all, bringing her up to $23,600.

Adam bet $10,601 so he won his second match with $23,601. His 2-day total is $42,402.

Final Jeopardy Results: 1-11-16

That Incredible Game-Changer! This $2,000 clue in “Louis XIV” was the last one played in Double Jeopardy! right after Adam’s Daily Double. “In 1674 Louis met, liked & ennobled this explorer who 8 years later put the King’s name on Louisiana.” Julia had $13,800, Adam had $11,000 and Dom had $5,400. Dom rang in first with DeSoto. Julia went with Ponce de Leon and Adam got it right. Goodness gracious!

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Asian Nations”

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2 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    41/57 here.