Final Jeopardy: American Icons

The Final Jeopardy question (4/18/2016) in the category “American Icons” was:

This WWII icon was created in a 1943 song that says, “That little frail can do more than a male can do”.

New champ Andrew Pau won $32,401 in Friday’s tight match. Today he takes on these two players: David Greenberg, from Los Angeles, CA; and Sarah Edwards, originally from Richmond, VA.

Round 1 Categories: A Passion for Fashion – Country Facts – TV Weapon of Choice – U.S. Governors – Music Recording -“In” the Phrase

Sarah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “‘In’ the Phrase” under the $600 clue. 10 clues were left after it. She was in second place with $3,400, $2,800 less than Andrew in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

To stop a potential problem early on is to do this gardening phrase.  show

Sarah finished in the lead with $7,000. Andrew was second with $6,600 and David was last with $3,800.

Round 2 Categories: First & Last Name, Please – Marine Biology – French Film Femmes – Portmanteau Words – Theatrical Quotes – In the Frays

Andrew found the first Daily Double in “Theatrical Quotes” under the $1,600 clue. 11 clues were left after it. In the lead with $15,800, he had $4,800 more than Sarah in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

In an Edward Albee play, Martha answered this question by saying: ” I…am…George…I…am…” show

5 clues later, Sarah found the last Daily Double in “Portmanteau Words”. She was in second place with $12,200 now, $7,600 less than Andrew’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

This unit of distance is equal to 3.26 light years. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $22,600. Sarah was next with $16,400 and David was in third place with $10,200.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The two lines in the song are in the second stanza of the “Rosie the Riveter”. has the all the lyrics and says: “In 1942, a song titled ‘Rosie the Riveter’ was written by Redd Evans and John Jacob Loeb and was issued by Paramount Music Corporation of New York. The song was released in early 1943 and was played on the radio and broadcast nationally. It was also performed by various artists with popular band leaders of that day…”

Rosie the Riveter was also the answer in Final Jeopardy on November 23, 2011. There was a previous contestant named Sarah Edwards in the February 29, 2012 game. Wouldn’t it have been cool if those two things happened before in the same game?

David bet $7,000. That brought him up to $17,200.

Sarah bet $6,201, finishing with $22,601.

Andrew bet $10,201 and won his second match with $32,801. His 2-day total is $65,202.

Final Jeopardy Results for Monday, April 18, 2016

2 years ago (Julia Collins’ first game): TWO of the players got this FJ in “Historic Groups”

With few than 10 member cities in attendance, this association based in Lubeck held its last assembly in 1669. show

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2 Responses

  1. Cece says:

    VJ, saw your comment yesterday on Andrew Jackson and the $20 bill. I’m commenting here because there’s no comment/reply function on the post’s page. Thanks for the article.

    2030, hmmm…

    • VJ says:

      Thanks for letting me know. The comments close on articles after 3 months actually (because spammers like to target old articles). So I guess that begs the question — how did I comment? LOL. (I was putting it in on the backend because it’s easier to insert the link, forgetting that you wouldn’t be able to comment there).

      Yeah, 2030…. it will surely be big news leading up to it and when it happens.

  2. Cece says:

    It was a very competitive and enjoyable game. I wish FJ had been a little more challenging though, given the caliber of the players. But I understand it’s for the viewers too., so we can all feel smart. :)

    Speaking of smart, if you haven’t seen it, whenever you have a chance check this 5-year old out, a math genius named Luis Esquivel. The boy is scary. :)

    • VJ says:

      @Cece. I did get to listen to the game and heard Trebek with that “don’t be stingy” Garbo line . LOL.

      How about that Ivana Burger clue in Spoiler Talk today? That was my favorite!

      I will check out the math prodigy. 5-years old…. OMG!

      • Cece says:

        I had never heard that Garbo line before—funny. Yeah, I too liked Ivana Burger, but Mia Culp … lol!

        The math prodigy was on Big Little Shots last night. I love kids, so I love the show. And Steve Harvey is adorably silly and cracks me up too. Luis is on YouTube and Facebook.