Final Jeopardy: American History
The Final Jeopardy question (3/3/2016) in the category “American History” was:
In the 1690s its legislature referred to this place as “his majesty’s ancient colony and dominion”.
2x champ Rachel Zoch brought her winnings up to $17,500 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Soumia Meiyappan, from Brampton, ONT, Canada; and Ted Dorsey, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Clever Logos – Book Songs – Italian, with the Speaking – You get 95 Years – Time Off – For Good Behavior
Rachel found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Time Off” under the $800 clue with only two clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,800, $2,000 less than Soumia’s lead. She bet $1,000 but didn’t have a response so she was WRONG.
It’s a peaceful and happy interlude & perhaps fittingly, a homophone of a word for “lazy”. show
Soumia finished in the lead with $4,800. Ted was second with $1,800 and Rachel was last with $4,800.
Round 2 Categories: Nonfiction – Scarlett Johansson Roles – World Religion – “UNK” in the Trunk – Bridge on the River – Kauai
Soumia found the first Daily Double in “Scarlett Johannsson Roles” under the $800 clue on the 5th pick of the round. In the lead with $5,600, she had $1,200 more than Ted in second place. She bet $2,000 and came up with Lucy. That was WRONG.
An artificially intelligent operating system. show
Soumia found the last Daily Double in “World Religion” under the $1,200 clue, 5 clues later. She was in the lead with $8,800 now, double Ted’s second place score. She bet $2,200 and took a guess with Mustafa. That was WRONG.
From the Arabic for “Master” & also starting with “M”, it’s a teacher or leader in Islam. show
Rachel and Soumia finished in a tie for the lead with $12,600, quite astounding because Rachel only had $200 when Soumia found that last Daily Double. Ted was last with $10,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
A reproduction of where this is specifically from (the Chesterfield County Resolves) appears online in Colonial Williamsburg’s digital library: “Resolved, that the sole right of making laws for the government of this his majesty’s ancient colony and dominion of Virginia, and for raising and levying taxes on the inhabitants thereof, ought to be, and is, vested in the general assembly of the said colony, and cannot be executed by any other power, without danger to our liberties; subject nevertheless, as of custom has been, to his sacred majesty’s approbation.”
They also have an image of the original article in the Virginia Gazette in case you doubt their decisions to capitalize or not to capitalize.
Ted thought it was Massachusetts. He lost his $2,615 bet and had $7,385.
Soumia came up with Jamestown. She bet and lost it all.
Rachel got it right. She bet $12,599 and won this match with $25,199. Her 3-day total is $42,699. Great comeback, Rachel!
Here are two triple stumpers from the Double Jeopardy! round:
Nonfiction ($800) Andrew Young’s “The Politician” is about this scandal-plagued presidential candidate to whom Young was an aide.
World Religion The Abhidharma Pitaka is one of the “baskets”, or texts, of this religion.
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authors”
He’s the most recent winner of 2 Pulitzer Prizes for fiction, winning in 1982 & 1991 for books in the same series. show