Final Jeopardy: The Civil War
The Final Jeopardy question (12/27/2016) in the category “The Civil War” was:
Made from a boiler at a Mobile, Ala. machine shop, it was deemed a success though it went down off Charleston 3 times.
New champ Stephanie Schlatter won $13,201 yesterday. Today is her 2nd game and her opponents are: Hallie Boston, from Dorchester, MA; and Colin Utley, from New Orleans, LA.
Round 1 Categories: Our Own Shakespearean Rhymes – Working on the Railroad – From the Japanese – Give a Fig – The 1700s – The Musical “R”Tist
Colin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The 1700s” under the $800 clue with 8 clues still to go after it. He was in third place with $800, $4,000 less than Stephanie’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and thought it was Denmark. That was WRONG.
Reigning from 1701 to 1713 Frederick I was this kingdom’s first king, his grandson was a “great one” show
Hallie finished in the lead with $5,000. Stephanie was second with $3,800 and Colin was last, in the hole for $600.
Round 2 Categories: Who Was That Masked Man? – Physics – From “S” to “W” – Sculpture – Scandinavian Cities – A Fond Farewell to the 114th Congress
Stephanie found the first Daily Double in “Scandinavian Cities” under the $1,200 clue on the 14th pick. She was in second place with $6,200 at this point, $1,600 behind Hallie’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
The Norwegian Olympic Museum is in this small town. show
Colin found the last Daily Double in “Masked Man” under the $2,000 clue, with 9 clues left after it. In third place with $1,800, he had $8,000 less than Stephanie’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
When this villain was introduced in a 1948 issue of Detective Comics, he was nicknamed “The Prince of Puzzles” show
Stephanie finished in the lead with $9,800. Hallie was next with $7,000 and Colin was in third place with $6,600.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley, is called “The World’s First Successful Combat Submarine” on Friends of the Hunley, a non-profit website dedicated to helping preserve both the submarine and its history. The Hunley was successful in sinking the Union screw sloop-of-war, the Housatonic, on February 17, 1864, but it also sank and was lost until its recovery in 1995. Through its 2 test runs and its final mission, the Confederacy suffered more fatalities than the Union. Its namesake and inventor, Horace L. Hunley, died in its second test run in 1863.
See more Jeopardy! clues on the Hunley on J-Archive.
Alex Trebek let 2 of the players know they were wrong right away, by saying: “There are 2 famous names that would come to mind and if you went for one of those, you’d be wrong, unfortunately.”
Colin had one — the Monitor. He lost his $6,598 bet, leaving him with $2.
Hallie wrote down the cotton gin. She lost $1,601 and finished with $5,399.
Stephanie had the other — the Merrimack. She lost $4,199. The $5,601 she had left won the match. So Stephanie remained champ with a 2-day total of $18,802.
A triple stumper from each round:
THE MUSICAL “R”TIST ($1000) “Love is the Drug”
SCANDINAVIAN CITIES ($2000) Whale & Reindeer are on the menu in Longyearbyen, capital of this Norwegian island group also known as Spitsbergen
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Royals”
He was the last English monarch to die in battle. show