Final Jeopardy: Awards & Honors
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/10/2017) in the category “Awards & Honors” was:
The Victoria Cross is for military bravery; this Cross first given in 1940 & named for Victoria’s great-grandson is for civilian bravery.
The last Quarter-Final of 2017 Tournament of Champions has arrived, featuring these 3 champs: Andrew Pau (6x winner); Justin Vossler, (5x winner); and Jon Eisenman, (5x winner).
Round 1 Categories: Unscripted TV – Fruit, Not Fruit – Innovations – French Dip – Democrats – Republic “-AN”s
Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “French Dip” under the $800 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. He had $600 and was the only one with any money. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
When I was young ma mere warned me of this part of our pool, le côté profond. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $6,000. Justin was second with $5,800 and Jon was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: In the Year 1017 – Classical Music – Science Fiction – Playing Middle C – Indian Americans – Moviemaker’s Mashup
Andrew found the first Daily Double in “Classical Music” under the $1,600 clue on the 6th pick. He was in second place with $8,000 now, $2,600 behind Justin’s lead. He made it his very first true Daily Double and he was RIGHT, and voila! He had a big lead now.
“Royal March of the Lions”, “The Elephant”, “Aquarium” & “The Swan” are all part of this French work. show
Justin found the last Daily Double in “Indian Americans” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In second place with $11,800, he had $13,400 less than Andrew’s lead. “At the moment, this game’s a runaway for Andrew,” Alex pointed out. Justin bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
This Sunday morning CNN host was only 28 when he was appointed as the Managing Editor of Foreign Affairs. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $26,800. Justin was next with $16,000 and Jon was in third place with $3,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The George Cross -or GC- was instituted June 24th, 1941, by King George VI. This decision was actuated by an air raid on London in 1940 during which the Royal Palace was hit. After this incident, King George became emotionally more involved with his people and he realised what they had to go through during the raids, admiring even more their hardships and heroism. As a result, the George Cross and George Medal were largely designed by him. The George Cross is the second highest British decoration and is awarded for “acts of the greatest heroism and bravery in circumstances of extreme danger”…. Recipients are entitled to add the letters GC after their names. ” (TracesOfWar.com)
Albert & Victoria’s Tribe: Queen Victoria and her consort, Prince Albert, had 9 children, 42 grandchildren and 87 great-grandchildren
Jon wrote down “the Edward Cross.” He bet and lost everything.
Justin wrote down “George’s Cross.” That apostrophe cost him $7,000 and left him with $9,000.
Andrew got it right so he added $2,200, bringing his winning score up to $29,000 even and winning the last semi-final spot.
A triple stumper from each round:
FRUIT, NOT FRUIT ($800) An old ad for this cereal had the slogan “A bowl a day keeps the bullies away”
SCIENCE FICTION ($800) In John Wyndham’s 1951 novel “The Day of” these, “these” are carnivorous plants than can walk & kill a man
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Greek Mythology” (Alex Jacob’s QF in the 2015 ToC)
Famous mother of Pyrrha, who survived the great flood and with her husband repopulated the earth.. show
During this year’s ToC, the players and Alex Trebek are wearing blue ribbons to honor 6x champ, Cindy Stowell, who passed away shortly before her episodes aired in December 2016. She donated her over-$100K winnings to cancer research. If you would like to make a donation in Cindy’s honor, click here.
2017 Tournament of Champions Quarter-Final Results: