Final Jeopardy: Americana

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/9/2016) in the category “Americana” was:

It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. From 1875 to 1884.

The long-awaited 2016 Teen Tournament begins today. Here are the 3 students competing in the first quarter-final match: Apurva Kanneganti, a senior from Germantown, TN; Porter Bowman, a junior from Darien, CT; and Lily Allingham, a sophomore from Wilmington, DE.

Round 1 Categories: Money, Money, Money – 3 Consonants In a Row – The Chronicles of Narnia – Pop Culture – Don’t You Know – There’s a War On

Porter found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Money” under the $800 clue, with 6 clues left after it. He was in third place with $2,200, $2,000 less than Lily’s lead. He bet $1,200 and took a guess with Apollo. That was WRONG.

(spoken) A silver tetradrachma from the 300s B.C. features a great portrait of him.
Jeopardy Daily Double (Money) 11/9/16

Apurva finished in the lead with $4,600. Lily was second with $3,800 and Porter was last with $400.

Round 2 Categories: We’re Going to The Movies – Science Guys – Washington Jargon – Bodies of Water – Notable Teens – X Games

Porter found the first Daily Double in “Bodies of Water” under the $800. There were 11 clues after it. He was in third place with $5,200 at this point, $5,400 less than Lily’s lead. He bet $1,500 and thought it was the Pacific. That was WRONG.

This ocean’s greatest depth, about 18,000 feet lies at around 82 degrees North latitude. show

Porter found the last Daily Double in “X Games” under the $1,600 clue, with 6 clues to go after that. In second place with $4,900 now, he had $6,900 less than Lily’s lead. He bet $2,000 and thought it was Euler. That was WRONG.

In the 1637 work “Geometrie” he introduced the use of x,y & z as symbols of unknown quantities. show

Lily finished in the lead with $13,000. Apurva was next with $7,800 and Porter was in third place with $5,300.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The Musée d’Orsay has a cool history on Lady Liberty: “”Construction had started in 1875, even before the finance was in place, at the metalwork foundry of Gaget, Gauthier et Cie located in Paris’ 17th arrondissement…. The final assembly began in 1884, and this 46 metre colossus could be seen gradually rising up above the Monceau plain. Just imagine! For a few weeks, one could admire the famous New York Statue of Liberty in the very heart of Paris.” On the same page, they also recount how a smaller scale version, commissioned in 1889 by the statue’s designer, Auguste Bartholdi, came back to the Musée d’Orsay in 2011, after sitting in the Luxembourg Gardens for 115 years.

Porter thought it was the Hope Diamond. He bet and lost it all.

Apurva got it right. Her $3,000 bet brought her up to $10,800.

Lily also got it right. She bet $2,601 so she won the first semi-final spot with $15,601.

Final Jeopardy (11/9/2016) Lily Allingham, Porter Bowman, Apurva Kanneganti

A triple stumper from each round:

DON’T YOU KNOW ($800) This state’s richest man is French fry tycoon Scott Simplot

SCIENCE GUYS ($1600) Surely this name rings a bell: the name of this physiologist who studied the secretory activity of digestion from 1890 to 1900

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Constitution”

The 3 Latin phrases found in the Constitution are “pro tempore”, “ex post facto” & this legal 2-word phrase. show

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7 Responses

  1. Cliff Gaddis says:

    The question on Science Guys , was wrong! It was worded wrong! About Celsius, but the question was worded opposite: boiling point of water is 100 and freezing point is 0, not the opposite, as it was worded. Please check!

    • VJ says:

      @Cliff, this was the wording of the clue: “This Swede’s original scale had water’s boiling point at 0 degrees & its freezing point at 100”

  2. Kaye says:

    Did not see this episode on our seattle abc station today. Saw yesterdays episode. Dont know what this will mean for the rest of the week.

    • VJ says:

      Hi Kaye, Maybe your station is running everything one day behind and Friday’s episode will turn up on Saturday. You could try looking on their website and see if they had a programming note about it.

  3. EricS says:

    I’m not sure what Apurva thought she could do with 4800 on a miss. I hope her underbet doesn’t keep her out of the next round.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    The Teen Tournament is fun to watch.

  5. VJ says:

    The reason I put (spoken) down for that “Money” Daily Double is because I am sure that Porter would have gotten it if it had been a regular clue with or without the image. If it had been a regular clue, I think they would have put this word in quotes: “Great”. I didn’t capitalize it or put it in quotes because that’s the way Porter heard it.

    I’ve got 9 more clues online now. LINK