Final Jeopardy: Moments in History
The Final Jeopardy question (2/3/2016) in the category “Moments in History” was:
This word follows January (China, 1967); March (Germany, 1848); July (France, 1830) & famously, October.
Here’s our complete recap of the third quarter-final match of the 2016 Jeopardy! College Championship. Today’s contestants are Sam Deutsch a junior at the Univ. of Southern California; Amanda Rosner, a freshman at the Northwestern; and Michael Sieja, a sophomore at Mississippi State.
Round 1 Categories: Hail to the Chief – Prefix It for Me – Dogging It – TV Family Relationships – Going Underwater – I Need a Sub
Michael found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Dogging It” under the $800 clue with 8 clues left after it. He was in second place with $2,000, $1,400 less than Sam’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was a pointer. That was WRONG.
Used as a guide for the blind, this German breed gets it name from its habit of striking out with its front legs. show
Amanda finished in the lead with $4,200. Sam was second with $3,200 and Michael was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: Let’s Get Down to Business – Know Thy Bible – Lost in Space – Stuff Happens – Reach for the Top – “Add”/”Drop”
Michael found the first Daily Double in “Stuff Happens” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $9,400, he now had $3,000 more than Sam in second place. He bet $3,000 and came up with Passover. That was WRONG.
In 2015 Drew Brees threw for 7 TDs on November 1, which fittingly is this religious holiday. show
Sam found the last Daily Double in “Reach for the Top” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $10,400 now, $4,000 more than Michael in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
The real colossus of this Greek island is Mount Attavyros, its highest peak at 3,986 feet. show
Sam finished in the lead with $13,600. Michael was next with $7,200 and Amanda was in third place with $6,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS REVOLUTION?
Here is a link to wikipedia’s list of revolutions and rebellions that include (of course) the ones mentioned in the clue, if you want to study up on the topic.
Amanda bet it all and finished with $13,200.
Michael doubled up too and finished with $14,400.
Sam bet $801 and won the semi-final spot with $14,401.
Here’s where we stand at the end of this match:
Two triple stumpers from today’s “Add”/”Drop” category were:
($1200) The universal caution code “H” on a prescription means it’s possible the drug will lead to this.
($2000) An enclosed grazing area for horses.
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “The Periodic Table”
Of the element symbols that don’t match the element’s English name, this element’s symbol is alphabetically 1st. show