Final Jeopardy: African Animals
The Final Jeopardy question (12/31/2015) in the category “African Animals” was:
This antelope has 2 names, one from Afrikaans describing its looks & one imitating its sound; one is all we need.
New champ Johnny Saunders won $13,000 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Ashley Wilson, from Alexandria, VA; and Sandro Marchegiani, from Windber, PA.
Alex opened up the game with an explanation of how Ashley was disadvantaged by the wording in Tuesday’s FJ (Famous Last Names) for anyone who didn’t already know about that situation
Round 1: Ashley found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Also Part of a Book” under the $600 clue on the 8th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $2,000, $400 ahead of Sandro in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Obligatory as in a contract. show
Ashley finished in the lead with $6,400. Johnny was second with $3,200 and Sandro was last with $2,600.
Round 2: Sandro found the first Daily Double in “1940s Fiction” under the $800 clue on the very first pick of the round. Everybody had the same as above. He bet his whole $2,600 and he was RIGHT.
The discovery of a dead rat starts this 1947 Albert Camus novel; more would follow. show
Ashley found the last Daily Double in “Coinage” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $12,400, she had $1,600 more than Sandro in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
This country’s $1 coin seen here carries the image of its national bird; Queen Elizabeth is on the obverse.
Ashley finished in the lead with $20,600. Sandro was next with $10,800 and Johnny was in third place with $9,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The species that forms the large herds of the Serengetis-Mara ecosystem of Tanzania and Kenya is variously known as the brindled, blue- or white-bearded gnu. Scientists do, however, make a distinction and list the blue as a separate race restricted to southern Tanzania.” Out to Africa: Wildebeest
Johnny had no response. He bet and lost it all.
Sandro thought it was a kudu. He lost $9,801, leaving him with $999.
Ashley got it right. Her $1,001 bet brought her up to $21,601, the winning total for the last match of the year. So when we return next year — uh, tomorrow — Ashley Wilson will be playing her third match as the champ.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s been quite a year of Jeopardy! ups and downs. We had a bleak outlook for the ToC for quite a while, but that eventually turned into quite an event with Matt Jackson, Kerry Greene and Alex Jacob. So while we end the year with no 4x champ as yet, remember there’s always hope! I would like to personally express my heartfelt thanks to all our readers and commenters. I really enjoy and appreciate all your visits and hope each and every one of you has a great New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2016. ~ VJ
2 years ago:TWO of the players got this FJ in “Actors”
In the 50s he won a Tony for Best Supporting Actor in a musical & a Best Actor Oscar for playing the same role, a monarch. show