Final Jeopardy: U.S. Presidents
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/8/2018) in the category “U.S. Presidents” was:
He became an ex-President while flying over a point 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Missouri.
New champ Brandon Brooks won $10,801 last Friday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: Dave Daniel, from Shelley, ID; and Jamie Rosler, from Brooklyn, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Not Close Enough for Jazz – Let There Be Lighting! – Handy Advice – Words Made Up of Roman Numerals – The Spanish Inquisition – 2.0
Jamie got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Spanish Inquisition” under the $600 clue, with 2 clues to go after it. She was in third place with $1,200, $4,600 behind Dave’s lead. She bet $600 and tried “at the stake.” That was WRONG.
When people fled the inquisition, sometimes they were found guilty in absentia & burned this way. show
The round ended there with Dave in the lead at $5,800. Brandon was second with $1,800 and Jamie was last with $600.
Round 2 Categories: National Coats of Arms – Thermodynamics – Women’s Firsts – Broadway Musicals by Songs – British Authors – That’s Oxymoronic
Jamie found the first Daily Double in “British Authors” under the $800 clue, with 10 clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,600 at this point, $7,200 less than Dave’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Following World War II, he built an estate in Jamaica called Goldeneye. show
Jamie found the last Daily Double in “Coat of Arms” under the $1,200 clue. Only one clue remained after it. In second place with $8,000 now, she had $1,800 less than Dave’s lead. She bet $2,000 and guessed zebra. That was WRONG.
This animal adorns the coat of arms of the Ivory Coast. show
Dave finished in the lead with $9,800. Brandon was next with $8,600 and Jamie was in third place with $6,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
After Nixon resigned the presidency, he left the White House and was flown to California. When Ralph Albertazzie, the Air Force One pilot operating the flight, died on August 15, 2011, The L.A. Times included these details in his obituary: “Summoned to fly Nixon home to Orange County after the president resigned on Aug. 9, 1974, Albertazzie made sure to calculate the geographic point the plane was flying over — 13 miles southwest of Jefferson City, Mo. — when incoming President Gerald Ford finished taking the oath.” Mr. Albertazzi wrote more about this historic trip, as well as his other experiences, in his book “The Flying White House” (1979).
Jamie got it right. She bet $4,001, bringing her up to $10,001.
Brandon got it, too. He bet $8,000, to finish with $16,600.
Dave picked Truman. He lost his $7,799 bet, leaving him with $2,001. That ended the long string of one-day champs and gave Brandon a 2-day total of $27,401.
Here are 2 triple stumpers from BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SONGS:
($800) “It Only Takes a Moment” & “Before the Parade Passes By”
($1000) “What’s Inside” & “What Baking Can Do”
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Americana”
This poem includes the line “But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all”. show