Final Jeopardy: Official State Stuff
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/2/2018) in the category “Official State Songs” was:
Composers of this State’s various official songs include Richard Rodgers & Woody Guthrie.
4x champ Ryan Fenster has won $90,198. In Game 5, that all important one, he defends against these two players: Jenny Rhodes, from New York, NY; and Caitlin Silberman, from Madison, WI.
Round 1 Categories: World Capitals Alphabetically – Career Day – Join the TV Club – Stringing You Along – Impeached, Removed or Just Quit – A Proverbial Mess
Ryan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “World Capitals Alphabetically” under the $600 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. He was in the hole for $400, after a miss on the peculiar clue he chose first. He bet the $1,000 allowance and took a shot with Antwerp. That was WRONG.
Right before Bern on the list is this city, just 600 miles away. show
Jenny finished in the lead with $5,000. Caitlin was second with $4,200 and Ryan was last with $1,400.
Round 2 Categories: Roamin’ Catholics – Women Authors – “X” = Z – Billy – Bud – 4 Top Men
Ryan found the first Daily Double in “Roamin’ Catholics” under the $800 clue on the second pick (again!). This time he got the first clue right and had $1,800, $3,200 less than Jenny’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and said “Santiago de Compostela.” Sounded good but it was WRONG.
The Camino Ignaciano is the route of St. Ignatius from this hometown to Manresa, where he awoke spiritually.
Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Buds” under the $2,000 clue, with 6 clues remaining after it. In third place with $1,400, he had $10,000 less than Jenny’s lead. He bet the $2,000 again and, this time, he was RIGHT.
This 3-word perennial, genus myosotis, wants you to remember that its pink buds produce blue flowers. show
Jenny finished in the lead with $13,000. Caitlin was next with $9,000 and Ryan was in third place with $4,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS OKLAHOMA?
Oklahoma has 8 state songs. “Oklahoma!,” Richard Rodgers’ title song of the 1943 Broadway musical with the same name, was adopted as its official song and anthem in 1953. Woody Guthrie’s “Oklahoma Hills” became the official state folk song in 2001. For the rest of them, check out NetState’s list of All Official State Songs
Ryan got it right. He bet it all and finished with $8,400.
Caitlin had Colorado. She lost her $599 bet, finishing with $8,401.
Jenny had New York. She lost $1,101 bet but won the match with the remaining $11,899. Jenny Rhodes is the new Jeopardy! champ.
2 triple stumpers from the last round:
WOMEN AUTHORS ($2000) She’s the bestselling author of the novels “The Nightingale”, “Home Front” & “Firefly Lane”
“X” = Z ($800) On the list of most popular U.S. baby boy names, it’s the top one that fits the category
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Presidents”
He was the only 20th century president who never delivered an inaugural address. show