Final Jeopardy: U.S. Presidents
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/24/2017) in the category “U.S. Presidents” was:
Though he graduated from high school in 1901 & later graduated to the presidency, he never graduated from college.
New champ David Rigsby won $8,200 on Friday. In his 2nd match, he faces these opponents: Alan Lin, from Santa Barbara, CA; and Emma Florio, from Hoffman Estates, IL.
Round 1 Categories: Sitcom Cities – Fashion – The 16th Century – Cut It Out – Squid – It’s a Trap!
Emma got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “It’s a Trap” under the $600 clue on the very last pick of the round. She was in second place with $5,000, $3,800 behind Alan’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
The Smithsonian’s Natl. Museum of American History says more patents have been given to this device than any other. show
Alan finished in the lead with $8,800. Emma was second with $7,000 and Alan was last with $2,200.
Round 2 Categories: Brasil, Brasil! – Musicians Who Died at 27 – Inventions – States & License Plates – Writers – “O”Pourri
Alan found the first Daily Double in “Writers” under the $800 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in the lead with $9,200 now, $1,800 more than Emma in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
Jay McInerney, Tama Janowitz & other 1980s writers shared this nickname with a group of young 1980s actors. show
Alan found the last Daily Double in “Brasil, Brasil!” under the $1,200 clue with 10 clues left after it. In the lead with $22,600, he had $8,800 more than Emma in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Acu River is also called this river, the plural of a certain fish: I’ll stay out, thanks. show
Alan finished in the lead with $27,600, a runaway. Emma was next with $11,800 and David was in third place with $3,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Miller Center’s “Life Before the Presidency” article on Truman relates that “Harry was a solid and hard-working student who graduated from high school in 1901. He wanted to attend West Point, but his poor eyesight foreclosed the possibility of a commission. Moreover, his father’s financial problems … prevented Harry from attending a four-year college. Instead, he attended a business college in Kansas City for a semester but, with his family’s finances increasingly dire, dropped out of school and took a job in the mailroom of the Kansas City Star in the summer of 1902.”
The NYT has a 2015 article, “No College Degree? Maybe You Can Still Be President,” that’s quite interesting. There’s supposed to be a slideshow of Truman’s honorary degrees. If it’s still there, I couldn’t get it to work. Oxford and Princeton are among the universities that so honored the 33rd U.S. President.
David got it right. His $3,000 bet brought him up to $6,800.
Emma didn’t have a response, just a few letters. She lost $4,000, leaving her with $7,800.
Alan thought it was Eisenhower (West Point 1915). That cost him $3,600, so he won the match with the $24,000 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.
2 triple stumpers from Double Jeopardy!
MUSICIANS WHO DIED AT 27 ($1600) This Rolling Stones guitarist drowned in his pool at Cotchford Farm, a home once owned by A.A. Milne
INVENTIONS ($1600) In 1899 Cushman & Denison trademarked this little gem of office supplies under the name Gem
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Weddings”
In April 2011 he married an heiress to the fortune of a company called Party Pieces. show