Final Jeopardy: U.S. Cities
The Final Jeopardy question (3/23/2015), in the category “U.S. Cities” was:
Kipling wrote of this city, “If a car” can “run up and down a slit in the ground…why shall I seek the reasons of the miracle?”
Returning champ, Alex Navissi won $13,500 on Friday. In his second game, he is up against: Jill Locascio, from Brooklyn, NY; and Nate Burgan, from Oak Park, MI.
Round 1: Nate found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Can I Have a Word?” under the $1,000 clue. He was in third place with $2,800, $1,400 less than Jill’s lead. He bet $1,800 and thought it was a roundabout. That was WRONG.
A public place for walking, or a square dance move in which couples march counterclockwise. show
Jill finished in the lead with $5,000. Alex was second with $4,000 and Nate was last with $800.
Round 2: Alex found the first Daily Double in “Get the ‘Urge'” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $8,000, $3,400 less than Jill’s lead. He bet $4,000 and came up with what sounded like “neurgeny.” That was WRONG.
It’s the specialty of operating on the brain and spinal cord. show
The last Daily Double stayed on the board, under either the $1,600 or $2,000 clue in “Orogenies”.
Jill finished in the lead with $13,400. Alex was next with $9,600 and Nate was in third place with $4,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Long before he became world famous as the author of Captains Courageous, Just So Stories, Jungle Book and other classic novels, Rudyard Kipling visited San Francisco. It was 1889. He was 24 years old and returning to England from India where he worked as a newspaper reporter…” The Kipling Society also gives the entire quote: “If it pleases Providence to make a car run up and down a slit in the ground for many miles, and if for twopence-halfpenny I can ride in that car, why should I seek the reasons of the miracle?”
Nate got it right. He bet $4,200 and finished with $8,600.
Alex also got it. His $3,801 bet brought him up to $13,401.
Jill wrote down Detroit. That cost her $5,801 and she finished with $7,599. So Alex Navissi remained champ with a 2-day total of $26,901.
High fives to our commenters Elijah and John B. Elijah noticed immediately that this was the exact same category and same answer Jeopardy! used in the 1/26/2015 match. John B predicted that two would get it right and one contestant would answer Detroit.
2 years ago:: ONE of the players got this FJ in “The 1990s”
The 7th & last American to stay there was aerodynamic scientist Andy Thomas, with 130 days there in 1998. show