Final Jeopardy: 20th Century World Leaders
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/3/2017) in the category “20th Century World Leaders” was:
He said, “never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another”
5x champ Austin Rogers boldly went stratospheric with 2 bets yesterday, increasing his winnings from $123,100 to $188,700 in one game! Let’s see if he tops that extraordinary feat in his 6th game, as he takes on these two players: Ryan Hughey, from Indianapolis, IN; and Amy Servat, from Houston, TX.
Round 1 Categories: Litera-Church – Silent-Letter Vocabulary – Occupations – Mellow Fellows – TV – Psychic Jeopardy!
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Silent-Letter” under the $800 clue, with 10 clues to go after it. He was in second place with $3,000, $400 less than Amy’s lead. He went with a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
The song entitled “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, for example. show
Austin finished in the lead with $7,600. Amy was second with $5,400 and Ryan was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: National Geographic’s Must See Places for 2017 – Before & After – “Old” Movies – Is That a Thing? – Mars – Venus
Austin found the first Daily Double in the “National Geographic” category under the $1,200 clue on the 16th pick. He was in second place with $12,400 at this point, $1,400 less than Amy’s lead. He bet $6,400 and he was RIGHT.
After touching down at Inchon International Airport, this city that’s kinetic, buzzed and up all night. show
Austin found the last Daily Double in “Venus” under the $1,600 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $22,400, he had $5,000 more than Amy in second place. He bet $5,400 and he was RIGHT.
Venus’ mortal lovers include this proverbially handsome human man. show
Austin finished in the lead with $35,000. Amy was next with $18,600 and Ryan was out of the game at negative $200.
Only ONE of two left in Final Jeopardy! got it right.
WHO IS NELSON MANDELA?
Nelson Mandela said the words in the clue near the end of his May 10, 1994 inaugural address, after being elected President of South Africa. You can hear that part at 8.08 in the above video. NPR has a great page about the same speech and its importance. It’s great because it also includes the speech Mandela gave 30 years earlier when he was on trial for sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the state. It is a very powerful contrast of where he was in 1964 to where he was in 1994.
Amy thought it was Winston Churchill. She bet and lost it all.
Austin got it right. He bet $34,000, making his winning total $69,000, even higher than yesterday’s. In a word: ASTOUNDING. His 6-day total is $257,700 (higher than Matt Jackson’s 8-day total in the “2 Years Ago” game).
A triple stumper from each round:
OCCUPATIONS ($2000) This writer: “God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “European Authors”
“to explain… Harry by the artless division into wolf and man is a hopelessly childish attempt”, he wrote in 1927. show