Final Jeopardy: Notable Women

The Final Jeopardy question (10/26/2016) in the category “Notable Women” was:

On her passing in 1913, Booker T. Washington called her heroic, “not unlike some of the heroic figures… in the Bible”.

3x champ Lani Gonzalez has won $50,600 from 3 consecutive runaway games. In her 4th match, she competes with these two players: Erin Henry, from Greenbelt, MD; and George Stuart, from Orlando, FL.

Round 1 Categories: Military Memories – “Arch” Madness – Advertising Icons – I Was Batman (but not in this movie) – The Kids Are Off to College – Empty Nest

Erin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Military Memories” under the $1,000 clue, with 4 clues remaining after it. She was in a second place tie with Lani at $4,000, $2,400 less than George’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

The Earl of Northumberland’s lack of aid to the Yorkists in the 1485 battle of this was key to the outcome. show

George finished in the lead with $6,600. Erin was second with $6,400 and Lani was last with $4,600.

Round 2 Categories: The Quotable Brownings – Numeric Terms – Junior League – -ologies – Musical Acts – “C”ities

Lani found the first Daily Double in “‘C’ities” under the $1,200 clue on the very first pick. The scores were the same as above. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Rome razed it in 146 B.C. show

Lani found the last Daily Double in “Quotable Brownings” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick. In the lead with $12,600 now, she had $4,600 more than Erin in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Hugo. That was WRONG.

Elizabeth called this French novelist a “large-brained woman and large-hearted man.” show

George finished in the lead with $14,200. Erin was next with $12,400 and Lani was in third place with $12,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In historian Milton Sernett’s book, “Harriet Tubman, Myth, Memory and History” (2007), he quotes a telegram sent by Booker T. Washington upon learning of Tubman’s passing on March 10, 1913: “She was a picturesque, heroic character, not unlike some of the heroic figures described in the Bible.” Tubman’s work in helping slaves escape to freedom had long been equated with Moses leading his people to the Promised Land. “Harriet Tubman, Moses of Her People” was published by Sarah Bradford in 1886.

The year after Tubman’s death, Booker T. Washington referred to the Bible again at a memorial dedication, when complimenting the citizens of Auburn, New York for recognizing Tubman’s great achievements: “Indeed, she was a prophet not without honor in her own home.”

Lani got it right. She bet it all and finished with $24,400.

Erin thought it was Susan B. Anthony (who died in March, too, but in 1906). She lost her $11,000 bet, finishing with $1,400.

George also got it right. His $10,601 bet brought him up to $24,801, today’s winning total, and we have a new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (10/26/2016) Lani Gonzalez, George Stuart, Erin Henry

A triple stumper from each round:

MILITARY MEMORIES ($600) On July 21, 1861, with Manassas Junction to the south, General McDowell’s Union forces sent a decoy force and a flanking force toward Confederates at this waterway, which gave its name to the battle.

JUNIOR LEAGUE ($2000) In 1981, this retired 4-star general became the second military leader to head the State Dept.

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “American-born Authors”

In 1915, his reasons for naturalization included having lived and worked in England “for the best part of forty years”. show

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7 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    That was quite a competitive game and a nice change. Congrats to George. Lani and Erin certainly put up a great challenge.

    I voted Erin the Contestant with the Most Mellifluous Voice. (Notice I said contestant. Wouldn’t want to ruffle any Trebek feathers. lol) Just in case, she reads this, I love sweet potatoes.

    I have 10 more clues from this match online, including the “Batman” category

    • Cece says:

      Funny you say that, VJ—I loved Erin’s voice. On FJ, like Alex once said, she gave the right wrong answer, or something like that.

      FJ was spoiled for me by a certain commenter of the family Leporidae. You know who you are, lol. I was on the main FF page earlier today and my eyes inadvertently caught “HT?” in the comments feed section. I didn’t know what the FJ clue was but suspected those letters could be the initials to the FJ answer. So, when FJ came up tonight, I immediately knew the answer . Oh, man!

  2. aaaa says:

    Jeopardy! and Wheel were preempted on some Florida stations this evening for coverage of the senatorial debate between 7-8PM, including WBBH in the Fort Myers/Naples area.

    • SG says:

      The thing I like about my DVR is that when Jeopardy is preempted for any reason, the local channel (6ABC, Philly) plays it in the middle of the night and my DVR is smart enough to record it. That way I can still see it, even if it is one day later.