Final Jeopardy: World Capitals
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/19/2018) in the category “World Capitals” was:
It’s the only world capital whose name is derived from an Algonquin word.
2x champ Lee Quinn won $42,800 so far in 2 runaway games. In his third game, these two ladies are his challengers: Sarah Daly, from Lakewood, CO; and Rachel Lindgren, from Bend, OR.
Round 1 Categories: A Percussion Discussion – Financial Gobbledygook – The Boston Tangler – States by Lakes – It’s All Fun & Games – Someone Loses an I
Lee found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “States by Lakes” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in second place with $1,600, $3,000 less than Rachel’s lead. He bet $1,100 and he was RIGHT.
Lake Cadillac, Lac Vieux Desert show
Lee finished in the lead with $6,900. Rachel was second with $6,800 and Sarah was last with $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: Serial Killers – Eastern Asian History – Two-Way Adjectives – 19th Century Occupations – Changing Change – Say Uncle!
Rachel found the first Daily Double in “19th Century Occupations” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick. She was in second place with $8,400 at this point, only $100 behind Lee’s lead. She bet $2,000 but had no response so she was WRONG.
This person didn’t drive trucks but rather horses or oxen hauling cargo. show
4 clues later, Rachel landed on the last Daily Double in “Serial Killers” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $6,800, she now had $1,700 less than Lee’s lead. She bet $2,000 again. This time, she was RIGHT.
Mistah Kurtz– he dead: in the April 1899 issue of Blackwood’s magazine thanks to this author. show
Rachel finished in the lead with $14,800. Lee was next with $13,300 and Sarah was in third place with $4,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right, much to Alex Trebek’s delight.
The origin of Ottawa’s name was one of the 150 Capital Facts that The Ottawa Citizen rolled out last year to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday: Bytown became Ottawa in 1855, a name believed to come from an Algonquin-speaking First Nation, likely from the word “adawe,” meaning to trade…. As British poet Rupert Brooke wrote in Letters from America, published in 1916, “the ghosts of the old chiefs must surely chuckle when they note that the name by which Canada has called her capital and the centre of her political life, Ottawa, is an Indian name which signifies ‘buying and selling.’”
Also interesting: A chronological history of Bytown
Sarah bet $4,000 to finish with $8,400.
Lee bet $10,300 bet, bringing him up to $23,600.
Rachel bet $10,000 so she won the match with $24,800. Rachel Lindgren is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
A PERCUSSION DISCUSSION ($400) Modern drummer’s “evolution of” this double-named drum went from “Chinese noisemaker to essential instrument”
SERIAL KILLERS ($2000) In the May 1, 1886 issue of Graphic, this author killed off Lucetta & her unborn child in “The Mayor of Casterbridge”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Ancient History”
Pantites, sent to recruit troops, & Aristodemus, sent off to treat his eye disease, were the only known Greeks to survive this event. show