Final Jeopardy: Historic Names on the Map
The Final Jeopardy question (2/13/2015), in the category “Historic Names on the Map” was:
Nothing is known of his early life in England before 1600 or of the end of his life in North America after June 22, 1611.
The end of the 2015 Teachers Tournament has arrived at last and Jennifer Giles finished in the lead yesterday with $22,400; Cathy Farrell, wasn’t far behind with $18,600. Adam Elkana-Hale finished with $3,000.
The scores they achieve after Final Jeopardy! today will be added to those amounts to determine the tournament champion.
Round 1: Cathy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double before the first break in “What’s in a Name” under the $800 clue. She was in second place with $1,200, half as much as Adam’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Now used for boys as well as girls, this poetic name is from the Welsh for “son of the sea”. show
Jennifer finished in the lead with $5,200. Adam was second with $4,400 and Cathy was last with $1,800.
Round 2: Cathy found the first Daily Double in “Science” under the $1,600 clue. She was in third place with $3,000, $2,600 less than Adam’s lead. She went for another true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Constructed around 1500 by a German explorer, the “erdapfel” or “earth apple”, is the world oldest one of these. show
Jennifer found the last Daily Double in “North by Northwest” under the $800 clue. In the lead with $12,800, she had $2,400 more than Cathy in second place. She bet $2,000 and guessed NYU. That was WRONG.
of Central Park: this university founded in 1754. show
Jennifer finished in the lead with $14,400. Adam was next with $10,400 and Cathy was in third place with $9,600.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS HENRY HUDSON?
In the early 1600s, Henry Hudson “sailed northeast in search for a passage across the North Pole to Asia, then west in search of a passage through North America to the Indies. He explored Hudson Bay, the Hudson River as far as West Point, south to the entrance of the Chesapeake Bay. On his fourth voyage, marooned and left to die with his young son and seven others by a mutinous crew, Hudson was never heard from again.” (The Mariners Museum)
Cathy wrote down Rolf, presumably John Rolfe, husband of Pocahontas. She lost everything she had today. That left her with the same $18,600 she had at the end of yesterday’s game.
Adam wrote down Roanoke, the name of a tribe not an explorer. He lost $10,000, leaving him $400 to add to yesterday’s score. He finished with $3,400.
Jennifer came up with Raleigh, who lost his head in England in 1618. She lost $8,000 and ended up with $6,400 to add to yesterday. That gave Jennifer $28,800 and she won the grand prize of $100,000.
Cathy won the second place prize: $50,000 and Adam won third place: $25,000. Stay tuned for the return of the regular games on Monday and 2x champion, Karen Ash.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “World Capitals”
Alphabetically, Zagreb is the last world capital; this capital of a former Soviet republic is second to last. show