Final Jeopardy: Notable American Women
The Final Jeopardy question (10/2/2015) in the category “Notable American Women” was:
U.N. Delegate was one role of this woman who wrote, “I could not… be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside…”
5x Matt Jackson may very well make it a one-champ week and add some more to his $140,401 winnings. Two new opponents are hoping to make it the end of line for Matt: Lindsay Townes, from Detroit, MI; and Tony Langford, from Roswell, GA.
Round 1: Right after the chat, Matt found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “That’s History” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $5,000, $3,800 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Matt finished in the lead with $11,400. Lindsay was second with $1,600 and Tony was last with zero.
Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “I’m Just a ‘Ville'” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $15,000, $9,400 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Matt found the last Daily Double in “Paging Dr. Freud” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $25,600, he now had $20,000 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.
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Matt finished in the lead with $33,000, another runaway. Lindsay was next with $6,400 and Tony was in third place with $3,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia says that this notable American woman made that statement toward the end of her life when family and friends suggested she take it easy. “Her response was ‘I think I must have a good deal of my uncle Theodore Roosevelt in me because I enjoy a good fight and I could not, at any age, really be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside and simply look on.'”
To learn more about what Eleanor Roosevelt did at the United Nations, click here.
Tony got it right. His $3,000 bet brought him up to $6,200.
Lindsay also got it right. She only bet the $100 necessary to hang on to second place and she finished with $6,500.
Matt thought it was Shirley Temple (Black). He lost his $7,000 bet but he still won his 6th match with $26,000. Matt’s 6-day total is $166,401.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Countries of the World.”
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