Final Jeopardy: Men of Science
The Final Jeopardy question (1/5/2017) in the category “Men of Science” was:
Him vs. Him: “The Life-Long Feud That Electrified the World” is a book about these 2 men.
2x champ Amanda Berofsky has won $15,998 so far. In Game No. 3, her rivals are: Kelsey Morgan, from Charlottesville, VA; and Joe Bartomoleo, from Florence, MA.
Round 1 Categories: The Shape of Things – Also a Basketball Term – Been There, Done That – A Film Classic – Shark! – NATO
Joe found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “NATO” under the $800 clue with only one clue left after it. He was in second place with $4,800, $600 less than Amanda’s lead. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.
In 1950, NATO named this General its Supreme Allied Commander in Europe; he’d had recent experience in the job. show
Joe finished in the lead with $6,600. Amanda was second with $5,400 and Kelsey was last with $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: American Literature – At the Ballet – Known by Their Middle Names – File Under “L” – Canadian Lakes – A Visit with Rita Moreno
Amanda found the first Daily Double in “File Under ‘L'” under the $800 clue on the 14th pick. She was in second place with $10,200 at this point, $800 behind Joe’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
It’s built into a fortress wall to shoot through. The tax code has a different type.
Joe found the last Daily Double in “Canadian Lakes” under the $1,200 clue. There were 5 clues left after it. In second place with $12,600, he had $6,400 less than Amanda’s lead. He bet $1,200 and thought it was Lake Louise. That was WRONG, but it was the right response to the very next clue and he got it then.
This Manitoba Lake is the largest body of water entirely within any province. show
Amanda finished in the lead with $21,000. Joe was next with $14,200 and Kelsey was in third place with $6,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Part of the Amazon.com summary for this book says: “120 years ago, they were billed as the ‘Twin Wizards of Electricity’, here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King– Edison or Tesla?” It was published in March 2016 and has all 5-star reviews. Nigel Cawthorne previously published “Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah” in April 2014. Not everybody liked that one.
Kelsey got it right. She bet it all and finished with $13,600.
Joe came up with Edison and Lumiere. That only cost him $200, so he finished with $14,000.
Amanda just had one man– Tesla. (“The tougher one, really,” Alex said) She lost $7,401 and landed in third place with $13,599. That made Joe Bartolomeo the new Jeopardy champ!
A triple stumper from each round:
THE SHAPE OF THINGS ($1000) This tuba is named for its spiral shape, which makes it easier to carry in marching bands
A VISIT WITH RITA MORENO ($1600) “Hey, you guys!” I won a Grammy for a cast recording of this ’70s PBS show in which I played a little girl named Pandora
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Artists”
He said a 2009 exhibit was the 1st time taxpayers’ money was used “to hang my pictures up rather than scrape them off.” show