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.


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.

Final Jeopardy Results for February 3, 2016

Here’s where we stand at the end of this match:

Emily Bingham
Sam Deutsch
Emily Sun
Wild Cards Today:
Kate Laubscher
Michael Sieja
Kevin Brown
Amanda Rosner

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

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11 Responses

  1. Annie says:

    I don’t think the revolutions are called by their Month name. Other than maybe the October Revolution in Russia. But I’ve never heard of The January Revolution or the March Revolution for those wars. The clue said “This word follows January” etc.

  2. JEOPARDY says:

    Pretty hard fj today..

    Think one should get it…

  3. aaaa says:

    42/61 here

  4. jacob ska says:

    Not surprised this was a triple solve fj. It was one of the best fj clues I have seen written in a long time.

    @vj, did Trebek say anything about the October Revolution 1917 in Russia? Just curious. Won’t see it until 7 pm my time.

    • VJ says:

      Nope, Jacob, he didn’t add any info at all today, just called the first answer correct and moved on. After all were revealed right and Sam’s semi-final spot was confirmed, he said that Amanda and Michael’s scores are looking “pretty good” for the wild cards..