Final Jeopardy: Ancient Symbols
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/11/2017) in the category “Ancient Symbols” was:
Taiji, the great ultimate, is the source of this pair that’s represented by the colors orange & azure respectively.
New champ Ben Raphel won $25,201 on Friday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: LaKedra Pam, from Baton Rouge, LA; and Charlie Santiuste, from Charlottesville, VA.
Round 1 Categories: Dogs in Hats – That’s Some Shameless Pandering – Where & When – Best Short Film Oscars – Recent Kids’ Books – Mercury, Venus or Mars
LaKedra found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Recent Kids’ Books” under the $800 clue, with just one clue left after it. She was in the lead with $6,400, $1,200 more than Ben in second place. She bet $2,400 and she was RIGHT.
This 2-word title of Chelsea Clinton’s book about determined women was coined by Sen. McConnell about Sen. Warren. show
LaKedra finished in the lead with $9,800. Ben was second with $3,200 and Charlie was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: 20th Century Art – TV Watering Holes – Home Sweet Home – Acid – Peninsulas – “Great” Stuff
Charlie found the first Daily Double in “Home Sweet Home” under the $2,000 clue on the 10th pick. He was in second place with $7,000 at this point, $9,600 behind LaKedra’s lead. He bet $3,000 and guessed Helen Keller. That was WRONG.
Her last home was a 14-room boardinghouse in Arkansas known as Hatchet Hall. show
4 clues later, Ben landed on the last Daily Double in “Peninsulas” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $6,800, he had $9,800 less than LaKedra’s lead. He bet $4,000 but transposed a couple of letters in his response so he was WRONG.
This large Siberian peninsula is home to more than 125 volcanoes as well as numerous geysers & hot springs. show
LaKedra finished in the lead with $23,000. Charlie went on an astounding 5-clue streak at the end of the round that broke LaKedra’s runaway. His score rose from $6,000 to $12,400! Ben was in third place with $2,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
ReligionFacts.com says “In Chinese and other Eastern thought, yin and yang are the two opposing and complementary forces that make up all phenomena of life. Both proceed from the Supreme Ultimate and together they represent the process of the universe and all that is in it.” Orange is listed as a color among yin’s symbols and azure, among yang’s. Tao-in-You.com says one shouldn’t get too hung up on the colors: “yin and yang refer to nature of things, and color is only one of the myriad manifestations of nature of things.”
Ben came up with Mars & Earth. He bet and lost it all.
Charlie got it right. His $8,808 bet brought him up to $21,208.
LaKedra got it right, too. She bet $1,801 and won the match with $24,801. LaKedra is the new Jeopardy! champ.
3 triple stumpers in the whole match!
WHERE & WHEN ($600) The building of the White Tower begins around 1078: this city
TV WATERING HOLES ($1000) As this “Next Generation” alien bartender, Whoopi Goldberg worked in the Ten-Forward lounge
ACID ($800) Not carbonic acid but this is the simplest of the phenol family of disinfectants
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Historic Places”
In 1761 he started running a ferry where the Potomac meets the Shenandoah. show