Final Jeopardy: World Flags & the Bible
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/30/2017) in the category “World Flags & the Bible” was:
The central image on the flag of this nation is a symbol of strength in Psalm 92 & a prized building material in 1 Kings 5.
2x champ Matt Preston has won $25,998 so far. In Game 3, he’s up against these two ladies: Lisa Kristina, from Chicago Heights, IL; and Lily Gebrenegus, from Seattle, WA.
Round 1 Categories: Baby, You’re a Rich Man – Historical Fiction – New England – Some Choice Words – In Their League – “C” in Cooking
Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Some Choice Words” under the $1,000 clue on the 15th pick of the round. She was in second place with $1,600, $1,400 less than Matt’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double but drew a blank so she was WRONG.
What a parent does to a better-loved child, or what a person limping is doing to the bad leg. show
Matt finished in the lead with $3,400. Lisa was second with $2,800 and Lily was last with $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: Johnny Gilbert, Tough Guy – Ceremonies – The Human Body – “K”9 – Mozart – In the Jungle
Lisa found the first Daily Double in “Mozart” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick. She was in the lead with $6,000 now, $1,800 more than Matt in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Count Almaviva invites everyone to a wedding banquet at the end of Act III of this comic opera. show
Lisa got the last Daily Double in “Ceremonies” under the $1,600 clue, with just one clue left after it. In the lead with $14,400, she had $6,600 more than Matt in second place. She bet $1,400 and she was RIGHT.
In an African-American wedding tradition, the bride & groom do this to symbolically sweep away the past. show
Lisa finished in the lead with a runaway $15,800. Matt was next with $7,800 and Lily was in third place with $5,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Lebanon is mentioned in 64 verses of the Bible. Its cedar trees are mentioned in 21 of them. Lebanon adopted its current flag in 1943. World Flags 101 says its cedar tree “has been used as a symbol by the Maronite Christians of Lebanon since the 18th and 19th centuries. The tree represents peace, immortality and tolerance.”
CARM.org has a partial list of countries and nations mentioned in the Bible. It includes chapter and verse you can mouse over or click on.
Lily came up with steel, thinking they wanted a building material. She didn’t bet anything so she stayed at $5,000.
Matt thought it was Ethiopia. That cost him $2,201. He finished with $5,599.
Lisa got it right. She bet $100 so she became the new Jeopardy! champ with $15,900.
A triple stumper from each round:
HISTORICAL FICTION ($600) This Philipp Meyer novel about the Texas frontier came to AMC with Pierce Brosnan as the powerful Eli McCullough
JOHNNY GILBERT, TOUGH GUY ($1600) “Crush your enemies, see them driven before you & hear the lamentation of their women!”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Songs from Musicals”
This song from a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was once simply titled “First Singing Lesson” show