Final Jeopardy: Time Magazine’s Person of the Year
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/7/2017) in the category “Time Magazine’s Person of the Year” was:
Since “Man of the Year” became “Person of the Year” in 1999, only 1 individual woman has won: this European for 2015.
3x champ Kyle Becker brought his winnings up to $43,601 yesterday. Now going for his 4th win, he’s up against these two players: Joe Gaspard, from Brooklyn, NY; and Katia Noll, from Milford, CT.
Round 1 Categories: Animals in Competition – The 19th Century – The State University in… – Literary Characters – They’re in the Band – Parts of Speech
Kyle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The 19th Century” under the $800 clue, with one clue left after it. He was in the lead with $5,000, $2,300 more than Katia in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1859, he became the only U.S. state governor who had previously been a foreign head of state. show
Kyle finished in the lead with $8,000. Katia was second with $2,200 and Joe was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: Deserts – The Pulitzer Prize for Biography – “I” Love Opera – New to the OED – I’m Amen-able to That – Speech of Parts
Katia found the first Daily Double in “Deserts” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. She was in second place with $5,400 at this point, $3,000 behind Kyle’s lead. She bet $1,400 and thought it was the Sahara. That was WRONG.
The southern portion of the Namib Desert merges with this much larger desert to the northeast. show
Joe found the last Daily Double in “Pulitzer Prize for Biography” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In third place with $3,000, he had $9,400 less than Kyle’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
Joseph Lash won for a dual biography of this presidential couple. show
Kyle finished in the lead with $14,400. Katia was next with $9,600 and Joe was in third place with $4,000.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Prior to changing to “Person of the Year” in 1999, Time Magazine had several individual women on its cover as “Woman of the Year”: Wallis Warfield Simpson (1936), Queen Elizabeth II (1952) and Corazon Aquino (1986). After the change, Angela Merkel became the first female “Person of the Year” on Time’s cover, featuring Colin Davidson’s oil painting of the German chancellor.
For a complete list of covers, see wikipedia, which incredibly is more up to date than Time’s list!
Joe bet $3,999 bringing him up to $7,999.
Katia bet $9,599. She finished with $19,199.
Kyle bet $5,801 so he won with $20,201 today, giving him a 4-day total of $63,802. Looks like he’ll be off to New Zealand in style soon and can visit all those places that we filled in on the Thursday Sporcle quiz this morning.
A triple stumper from each round:
LITERARY CHARACTERS ($1000) In a Moliere play this title character poses as a pious man but is really an impostor & crook
THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY ($1600) Samuel Eliot Morrison won a 1960 Pulitzer for his bio of this reformed slaver & 18th c. American naval hero
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Literary Britain”
After her death in 1943, the farmland and cottages of this author and animal lover were bequeathed to the National Trust. show