Final Jeopardy: Native American Place Names

The Final Jeopardy question (3/24/2017) in the category “Native American Place Names” was:

You have to go through military security to reach this town with a marine base on 3 sides & the Potomac on the other.

New champ Stephanie Garrone-Shufran won $17,400 yesterday. In the last game of the week, she is going for a second win against these two guys: Robert Weibezahl, from Westlake Village, CA; and Jon Beebe, from New York, NY.

Round 1 Categories: Art & The Bible – State – Oh, the Horror! – The “Long” & the “Short” of It – Greetings – What’s in Your Pocket?

Stephanie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Greetings” under the $800 clue, with 8 clues still to go after it. She was in a second place tie with Robert. They both had $1,200, $5,600 less than Jon’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.

British restraint doesn’t get much more restrained than this 4-word greeting used in Africa in 1871. show

Jon finished in the lead with $8,400. Robert was second with $2,600 and Stephanie was last with $1,000.

Round 2 Categories: Literary Edinburgh – “Beta” Test – Bluesy Music – Oil! – Famous American Women – Differing by a Vowel

Robert found the first Daily Double in “Famous American Women” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in second place with $4,200 at this point, $5,000 less than Jon’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

After the Battle of Cedar Mountain in 1862, a surgeon wrote, “If heaven ever send out a(n)…angel,” she “must be one. show

Jon found the last Daily Double in “Differing by a Vowel” under the $1,600 clue on the 16th pick. In the lead with $11,200, he had $5,400 more than Robert in second place. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.

To give an order & to give praise. show

Jon finished in the lead with $12,400. Robert was next with $9,000 and Stephanie was in third place with $1,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In “Indian Place Names in America” (2003) by Sandy Nestor, the entry for Quantico says that the name has been interpreted as Algonquin for “by the long stream,” referring to the Potomac River. says that Quantico is “The only town in America ‘surrounded’ by the United States Marine Corps. Sited on the scenic banks of the Potomac, the Town is entered through the Quantico Marine base and is literally encircled by this training base’s many facilities.”

On May 14, 2017, MCB Quantico will be celebrating its centennial. Read about that on the History page of its website.

Stephanie thought it was Alexandria. She bet and lost it all.

Robert got it right. He bet $2,000 and finished with $11,000.

Jon came up with Tappahannock. He lost $5,601, leaving him with $6,799. So Robert won the match and he will be the returning Jeopardy! champ on Monday.

Final Jeopardy (3/24/2017) Stephanie Garrone-Shufran, Jon Beebe, Robert Weibezahl

Two triple stumpers from the match:

OIL! ($2000) Last name of Erle who started an oil well services firm in 1919 that spread worldwide, including Iraq

FAMOUS AMERICAN WOMEN ($2000) This New York Supreme Court Justice was the first female Solicitor General

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Transportation.”

Incorporated in 1948, this company chose its name from the book of the Hebrew prophet Hosea. show

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5 Responses

  1. Scott says:

    “British restraint doesn’t get much more restrained than this 4-word greeting used in Africa in 1871.” This is a horribly written clue, as Stanley, the greeter of Dr. Livingstone, was American, not British.

  2. jacob ska says:

    @Rhonda, did you get the clue correct about the first female U. S. Solicitor General who now serves on the U. S. Supreme Court and was born in New York? I guessed wrong big time. Said RBG. Kagan never came to mind. :-[ Not surprised it was a ts. Don’t hear much about her.

  3. VJ says:

    Coincidentally, Dr. Livingstone was a Daily Double that I put up on on Spoiler Talk this same day:

    “Using watering holes, this Scot struggled across the Kalahari in 1849”

    It was from this game on J-Archive in the category “Of the Kalahari”

    LINK: 9 more clues from this match

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    It has been a weeklong shutout for the leaders in FJ!