Final Jeopardy: Special Days
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/17/2018) in the category “Special Days” was:
A 1954 act amended a 1938 one by striking out this word & replacing it with “Veterans”
5x champ Gilbert Collins made a bundle yesterday, jumping his winnings up to $84,201. In Game 6, his challengers are: Lee Quinn, from Raleigh, NC; and Amanda Griggs, from Iron Mountain, MI.
Round 1 Categories: Galapagos Adaptation – Food Stuff – Presidential Burial Places – The 1893 Chicago World’s Fair – Original Lineups – The “IS” Storm
Gilbert found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The “IS” Storm” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $800, $200 more than Lee in second place. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
This adjective is from the Greek for “equal-legged” show
Lee finished in the lead with $7,200. Gilbert was second with $6,200 and Amanda was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: A Banner Year – Dictionary Definitions – Forbes Wealthiest Families in the U.S. – World Capitals – The TV Devil – In the “D” Tales
Gilbert found the first Daily Double in “World Capitals” under the $1,200 clue on the 6th pick. He was in the lead with $7,800 now, $1,800 more than Lee in second place. He bet $4,000 and picked Santiago. That was WRONG.
This capital is just a 3-hour voyage across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires. show
Lee found the last Daily Double in “In the ‘D’ Tales” under the $800 clue on the 15th pick. After brilliantly running the “Banner Year” category, he was in the lead with $12,400, $5,000 more than Gilbert in second place. He bet $4,000, and he was RIGHT.
The full title of this novel includes “El Ingenioso Hildalgo” show
Lee finished in the lead with a runaway $21,200. Gilbert was next with $9,400 and Amanda was in third place with $6,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Armistice Day was originally celebrated to commemorate the cease-fire that went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, unofficially ending World War I. First recognized in 1926, an Act passed on 5/13/1938 officially made Armistice Day a Federal holiday. In 1947, World War II veteran, Raymond Weeks (“the Father of Veterans Day”) presented a petition to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, to change it to a day honoring veterans of all wars. During Eisenhower’s presidency, Congress amended the 1938 Act, effective 6/1/1954, striking out “Armistice” and inserting in its place the word “Veterans.” More details on the Dept. of Veterans Affairs website.
“Old timers” will recall the early 1970s, when they were messing around with holidays and daylight savings time and such. Veterans Days was moved to the 4th Monday in October by the Uniform Holiday Bill, signed by LBJ. Veterans were unhappy with the loss of the 11-11-11 symbolism and, effective in 1978, Gerald Ford restored the holiday to November 11th.
Amanda’s final response was “Servicemen.” (It looked like she crossed out the word “Armed.”) She lost her $6,000 bet, finishing with $600.
Gilbert got it right. His $3,801 bet brought him up to $13,201.
Lee got it right, too. He bet $1,200 so he won today’s match with $22,400. Lee Quinn is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
FOOD STUFF ($800) Mom gives you some TLC with this beloved comfort food with the initials TNC (Alex Trebek: “yummy”)
IN THE “D” TALES ($2000) In this novel by George Eliot, the title character discovers that he is Jewish
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “World Religion”
From a word meaning “tradition”, this branch has over a billion followers, many in the Middle East. show