Final Jeopardy: History Repeats

The Final Jeopardy question (11/14/2016) in the category “History Repeats” was:

This practice officially began in Pakistan in 1977, 44 years after an amendment ended it in the United States.

The 2016 Teen Tournament resumes today with Quarter-Final No. 4 and the contestants are Connor Pierce, a freshman from Dallas, TX; Antonio Karides, a junior from Severna Park, MD; and Lucia Geng, a junior from Great Neck, NY.

Round 1 Categories: Schooling You – In A Group – Russian History – Flora – Vocabulary – Who Makes It?

Lucia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Vocabulary” under the $600 clue on the 14th pick of the round. She was in third place with $400, $3,200 less than Connor’s lead. She bet the $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

Don’t confuse these 2 words– one’s a substance that counteracts a poison & the other, a short amusing story. show

Antonio finished in the lead with $5,800. Connor was second with $3,800 and Lucia was last with $3,400.

Round 2 Categories: Let’s Travel – Reality TV Shows – Middle Initials – Taking A New “SAT” – On My Reeding List – I’m Like On Page 1

Lucia found the first Daily Double in “Let’s Travel” under the $1,600 clue with a dozen clues left after it. She was in third place with $7,400 at this point, $4,800 less than Antonio’s lead. She bet $4,000 and guessed Detroit. That was WRONG.

The 4 sets of sea horses around this city’s Buckingham Fountain represent the states that border Lake Michigan. show

Lucia found the last Daily Double in “Page 1” under the $2,000 clue with one category left after it. In third place with $5,800, she had $7,200 less than Antonio’s lead. She boldly made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

Ponyboy says in the first few lines of this classic, “I was wishing I looked like Paul Newman”; don’t we all, Ponyboy. show

Lucia finished in the lead with $16,000. Antonio was next with $13,400 and Connor was in third place with $11,800.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Here in the USA in 1933, the 21st Amendment to the Constitution repealed the 18th Amendment, ending Prohibition. Constitution Daily explains how the control of liquor laws was returned to the states.

Matador Network has a handy Guide to Drinking and Buying Alcohol in Pakistan, explaining how “alcohol was readily available until the mid-1970s when the Bhutto government introduced prohibition for Muslim citizens. Since then, Pakistan’s majority Muslim population has been unable to legally buy alcohol, and advertising for alcoholic beverages has been outlawed.” Only Pakistan’s non-Muslim minority are eligible to buy alcohol with a permit, they say, with more details on what that entails.

Connor bet $11,799 bet. He finished with $23,599.

Antonio bet $6,600. That brought him up to $20,000.

Lucia bet $800. She finished with $16,800. That made Connor the 4th semi-finalist and changed the Wild Card list, because both of today’s player now occupy the two top spots.

Final Jeopardy (11/14/2016) Lucia Geng, Antonio Karides, Connor Pierce

Here’s the situation now:

$23,599 Connor Pierce
$23,201 Emily LaMonica
$18,400 Alec Fischthal
$15,601 Lily Allingham
$20,000 Antonio Karides
$16,800 Lucia Geng
$10,800 Apurva Kanneganti
$5,600 Jack Bekos

Here are two stumpers from the last round. They were both $1,200 clues.

(PAGE 1) Judy Blume’s book about this whale of a nickname says a classroom is hot & stuffy & smells “like this afternoon”

(REEDING LIST) The episode of this show where Telly Monster’s friend Richard Stoltzman visits to play clarinet

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The Other Side of the Globe”

This capital city, which at 12,330 miles is farthest from Madrid, is named for a soldier who spent time in Madrid. show

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9 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    So will you have the image?

  2. lou says:

    Congrats to Antonio and Lucia for their wildcard spots. Also lets see who will advance in the last game tomorrow.

  3. Leena says:

    So because tomorrow’s the last day of quarterfinals, the top 2 wild cards have secured their spots in the semi-finals. Congratulations to Antonio and Lucia.

  4. Leena says:

    Yay! Today there’s a teenager from Dallas, TX. That’s where I live!