Final Jeopardy: Historic Connections
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/18/2017) in the category “Historic Connections” was:
A 1796 medical experiment with an English farm girl ultimately led to this breakthrough announced in Geneva May 8, 1980.
3x champ Manny Abell won $1.00 yesterday to bring his winnings up to $42,799. In Game 4, he takes on these two ladies: Chelsea Feltman, from Brooklyn, NY; and Joanna Kimmitt, from Long Beach, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Great Places to Propose – Also an Apple Variety – They Went to Oxford – Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry – Book-pourri – If the Hyphen Becomes a Letter
Chelsea found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Book-pourri” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. She was in second place with $2,200, $800 less than Joanna’s lead. She bet $800 and didn’t have a response so she was WRONG.
The subtitle of this numerical book by Eliot Asinof is “the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series” show
Manny finished in the lead with $6,000. Joanna was second with $4,000 and Chelsea was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: International Instruments – X Abbreviations – The Holy Roman Empire – Statues – Waterworks – The Electric Company
Chelsea found the first Daily Double in “Statues” under the $1,600 clue on the 12th pick. She was in third place with $5,400 at this point, $4,200 less than Joanna’s lead. She bet $3,000 and took a guess with Chavez. That was WRONG.
The Central Park statue of this man astride his horse was a gift from Venezuela. show
Manny found the last Daily Double in “X Abbreviations” under the $1,600 clue, with 10 clues to go after it. In the lead with $11,600, he had $2,800 more than Joanna in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
The element with atomic number 54 gets this chemical symbol. show
Manny finished in the lead with $19,000. Joanna was next with $9,600 and Chelsea was in third place with $9,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
On May 8, 1980, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the goal of global eradication of smallpox had been achieved, more than 180 years after Edward Jenner developed the first vaccination for the dreaded disease from cowpox. PBS recounts what it took to accomplish this great victory.
In the 21st century, there have been concerns that the smallpox virus could be used as a bioterrorism agent. The Center for Disease Control addresses that and who should get the smallpox vaccine here
Chelsea thought it was the chickenpox vaccine. That cost her $401. She had $8,799 left.
Joanna got it right. Her $399 bet brought her up to $9,999.
Manny wrote down “in vitro.” He lost his $17,000 bet and was left with $2,000. That made Joanna the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
BOOK-POURRI ($1000) Saul Bellow’s “Adventures of” this character follows a poor Jewish kid growing up in Chicago in the Depression
THE ELECTRIC COMPANY ($1200) Rita Moreno, who played Carmela, was known for opening the show with this rousing 3-word cry
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “The Prime Meridian”
Besides the U.K., it’s the only country that the prime meridian touches that starts with a vowel. show