Final Jeopardy: Flag Colors
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/7/2018) in the category “Flag Colors” was:
They’re the 3 colors of New York City’s flag & of the Knicks & Mets teams; 2 are on the Dutch flag & 1 used to be.
2x champ Sean Udicious has now won $30,799. In Game 3, his opponents are: John Giambrone, from New York, NY; and Marcy Lehman, from Marion, IA.
Round 1 Categories: Shark Tank – 1968 in American History – Vocabulary – The Staten Island Ferry in – Authors’ Fictional Places – “Security”
Sean found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Authors’ Fictional Places” under the $600 clue on the 15th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,200, $1,200 more than Marcy in second place. He bet $2,000 and guessed C.S. Lewis. That was WRONG.
Marcy finished in the lead with $4,600. Sean was second with $1,600 and John was last, at negative $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: Newspapers – The Globe – The Washington Post – The Sun – The “Dis”Patch – The Harold
John found the first Daily Double in “Newspapers” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. He was in second place with $3,600 at this point, $1,400 less than Marcy’s lead. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.
The Independent Florida Alligator is a newspaper aimed at college students in this city. show
John found the last Daily Double in “The Globe” under the $1,600 clue, with 11 clues left after it. In the lead with $7,900 now, he had $2,100 more than Marcy in second place. He bet $1,600 and he was RIGHT.
This vast geographic feature is bordered by the Sahel on the south & the Mahgreb on the north. show
John finished in the lead with $9,900. Marcy was hot on his heels with $9,800 and Sean was in third place with $3,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
New York City’s flag “combines orange, white and blue perpendicular bars of equal dimensions (the blue being nearest to the flagstaff) with the standard design of the seal of the city in blue upon the middle white bar, bearing the number 1625. These are the colors of the Netherlands flag, the country which provided the first European settlers to our area….” (NYC.gov – interpretations of the symbols on the city’s official seal included)
Holland.com says that no one really knows why the Dutch switched from an orange band to a red one for their flag, but there are some theories.
Jim Nielson has a Team Colors page for all sports teams with the hex codes to get the right shade (white not included).
Sean got it right. His $1,600 bet brought him up to $5,200.
Marcy had yellow, blue & orange. She lost $7,300, leaving her with $2,500.
John got it right, too. He bet $9,701 so he won the match with $19,601. John Giambrone is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
“SECURITY” ($400) FDR sent it to Congress as the Economic Security Bill; Congressman Frank Buck suggested the name change
THE HAROLD ($2000) He composed many classic songs, including “Stormy Weather” & “Over the Rainbow”
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Children’s Authors”
At 24 he began a verse retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth, including a character named Caspian. show