Final Jeopardy: Sports Mascots
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/5/2017) in the category “Sports Mascots” was:
The animal on this NBA team’s primary logo peaked about 75 million years ago.
2x champ Abigail Myers brought her winnings up to $39,200 yesterday. Today she takes on these two ladies: Nora Rowaily, from Cincinnati, OH; and Amy Falconetti, from Denver, CO.
Round 1 Categories: Ice Cream Koans – The Country’s President – TV Talk – The World Almanac 2017 – 5-Letter Body Parts – Before & After
Abigail found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “5-Letter Body Parts” under the $1,000 clue on the 14th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $5,400. Nora was at zero and Amy was in the hole for $800. She bet $1,400 and thought it was the mater. That was WRONG.
The epidermis covering the head, excluding the face. show
Abigail finished in the lead with $9,400. Nora was second with $1,800 and Amy was last, in the hole for $200.
Round 2 Categories: Natural Wonders – Avian Literature – German Surnames – Roman Numeral Words – American History – “Before”, No After
Nora found the first Daily Double in “Avian Literature” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. She was in second place with $8,600 at this point, $4,800 less than Abigail’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
When this Anton Chekhov play debuted in St. Petersburg in 1896, it was a dismal failure. show
Amy found the last Daily Double in “Roman Numeral Words” under the $800 clue, with 8 clues left after it. In third place with $6,600, she had $9,200 less than Abigail’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
Another term for a resume is sometimes abbreviated this way. show
Abigail finished in the lead with $19,000. Amy was next with $17,200 and Nora was in third place with $13,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
From 1996 through 2014, the Toronto Raptors’ primary logo featured a basketball dribbling dinosaur, with some color variations in the 2009 edition. In 2015, a new design was introduced featuring “a silver basketball with black lines that resemble the dinosaur claw that’s long been associated with the team.” See them all on Sports Logo History.
Nora bet $10,000, bringing her up to $23,600.
Amy thought it was a timberwolf. She bet and lost it all.
Abigail got it right with “a raptor.” She only bet $2,000, finishing with $21,000. That made Nora today’s winner and the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
NATURAL WONDERS ($2000) The spectacular Mapu a Vaea blowholes in this Pacific kingdom create plumes that reach almost 100 feet in height
“BEFORE”, NO AFTER ($2000) To the victor goes this “morbid” 2015 miniseries starring Krisen Wiig & an Orson Welles-like Will Ferrell
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Shakespeare’s Characters”
One of the bard’s few plays with children on stage is this one with 2 brothers who last appear alive in Act III, Scene I. show