Final Jeopardy: Famous Last Names
The Final Jeopardy question (12/29/2015) in the category “Famous Last Names” was:
The first woman space shuttle pilot shares this surname with a man on the 1st manned lunar landing 26 years earlier.
New champ Patricia Franco won $16,401 in yesterday’s match. Today her opponents are: Camille Hooper, from Port St. Lucie, FL; and Ashley Wilson, from Alexandria, VA.
Round 1: Camille found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “‘M’usic” under the $600 clue on the second pick of the round. She was the only one who had answered a clue and that was the $400 clue in the same category. She bet the $1,000 allowance, forgot the quotes around “M” and guessed “cantata.” That was WRONG.
Type of Renaissance vocal work for multiple voices heard here.
Ashley finished in the lead with $4,200. Patricia was second with $3,200 and Camille was last with negative $600.
Round 2: Camille found the first Daily Double in “World Literature” under the $800 clue. She was now in second place with $3,400, $2,000 less than Ashley’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Although best known for their fairy tales, these brothers were pioneers in creating a German dictionary. show
Camille found the last Daily Double in “The Scene in 1715” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $9,800, she now had $2,800 more than Ashley in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
The Jacobite Rebellion tried to put a member of this royal family back on the English throne but failed. show
Camille finished in the lead with $10,800. Ashley was next with $9,400 and Patricia was in third place with $2,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“When the space shuttle Columbia blasted off on July 23, 1999, pilot Eileen Collins became NASA’s first female shuttle commander.” (Biography.com)
Alex Trebek gave the surnames of the three Apollo 11 men and so did the players.
Patricia got it right but she didn’t bet anything so she remained at $2,600.
Ashley thought it was Aldrin. She bet and lost it all.
Camille came up with Armstrong. She bet $8,001 so she ended up winning the match with $2,799.
Here’s another clue that produced 3 different answers from today’s player. Camille kicked off the second round with the $800 clue in “Epidemic” with the “Epi” in quotations. The clue was “It’s from the Greek for ‘upon a tomb’.” Patricia said epigraph, Camille said epigram and Ashley got it with epitaph.
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “19th Century Vice Presidents”
Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & “unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous.” show