Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Presidents
The Final Jeopardy question (4/17/2014), in the category “19th Century Presidents” was:
Good looks weren’t enough as he became the only full-term president to be rejected in a bid for his party’s 2nd term nomination.
6x champ Sandie Baker has now won $140,200 and become the third woman to win 6 games in regular play.* Today, in her 7th game, she is up against these two players: Kristin McAuliffe, from Brighton, MA; and Frédérique Delaprée, from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
*The other two are: 6x champ Larissa Kelly ($222,597) and 8x champ Stephanie Jass ($147,570).
Round 1: Sandie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Sauces” under the $600 clue. She was in second place with $2,200, $1,400 less than Kristin’s lead. She bet $1,200 and she was RIGHT.
One story says the French came up with this sauce to imitate a buttery one brought with a visiting Dutch king. show
Sandie finished in the lead with $8,600. Kristin was second with $4,800 and Frédérique was last with $1,200. After the break, Kristin’s Gold Rush answer was accepted and she went up to $6,800.
Round 2: Sandie found the first Daily Double in “Composers” under the $1,600 clue. She was in the lead with $9,800, $1,800 ahead of Kristin in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
In 1727, this German composer became a naturalized British subject under George I. show
Frédérique found the last Daily Double in “Wind” under the $2,000 clue. In third place with $6,800, she had $6,600 less than Sandie’s lead. She bet $2,200 and guessed the British Army. That was WRONG.
A common scale of wind velocities was devised in 1805 by Sir Frances Beauport of this military group. show
Sandie finished in the lead with $15,400. Kristin was next with $13,200 and Frédérique was in third place with $6,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
At the 1856 Democratic National Convention, James Buchanan (former Secretary of State under Polk) was nominated to run for the party, over Pres. Pierce, Sens. Stephen Douglas and Lewis Cass. As to “Handsome” Frank’s appearance, this description is largely taken from his biographer, D.W. Bartlett: “President Pierce was elegant and commanding in person. His figure was slight, and about five feet ten inches in height; his hair was abundant, dark brown, and waving; his dark eye was piercing and bright, and his face had an open and frank expression.” Pierce comes in at No. 5 on Nerve.com’s tongue-in-cheek list of the Top 43 Sexiest U.S. Presidents, where he is compared to Johnny Depp.
Frédérique wrote down Grover Cleveland (2 non-consecutive terms; #39 on Nerve’s sexy presidents). She didn’t bet anything and remained at $6,200.
Kristin thought it was Martin Van Buren (after 1 term, lost to Wm. Henry Harrison; #27 on Nerve). She lost everything but a dollar.
Sandie thought it was Andrew Jackson, a 2-termer (#25 on Nerve). She lost $11,100 and finished with $4,300.
So Frédérique Delaprée wins this one by keeping the most money in yet another FJ triple stumper!
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “1920s Novels”
This title guy says ‘Do you believe in my innocence, in the fiendishness of my accusers? Reassure me with a Hallelujah!’ show