Final Jeopardy: Art Models

The Final Jeopardy question (5/10/2016) in the category “Art Models” was:

Seen here in 1942 are the real-life models for this painting.
FInal jeopardy image in Art Models on May 10, 2016

It’s the second semi-final of the 2016 Teachers Tournament and today, one of these three players will join Kaberi Chakrabarty in the finals: Chris Tempro, from Allentown, PA; Jill Gilbert from Des Moines, IA; or Bill Knuth, from East Lansing, MI. Two will go home with $10,000.

Round 1 Categories: The New Testament – 2016 Stamps – “On” the Middle – Jobs – Gates – Giants of Technology

Chris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Gates” under the $600 clue, with 2 categories and 2 more clues left after it. He was in second place lead with $2,800, $1,000 less than Jill’s lead. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

In 1989 black steel gates were installed at the entrance to this street to protect Margaret Thatcher from attack.  show

Jill finished in the lead with $6,600. Chris was second with $4,300 and Bill was last at zero.

Round 2 Categories: Law Firms – To the Lighthouse! – Teacher Vocabulary – Documentaries – Literary Potpourri – It’s an Election Year

Jill found the first Daily Double in “Law Firms” under the $2,000 clue. Two clues remained after it and one of them was the other Daily Double. She was in the lead with $13,400 now, $3,500 more than Chris in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Vince Foster was once a partner at Rose Law Firm, which claims the title of oldest in this state. show

And that was that. The round ended with Jill in the lead at $15,400. Chris was next with $9,900 and Bill was in third place with $2,400.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In her commentary on Grant Wood’s famous painting, Sister Wendy says: “Grant Wood’s American Gothic has been fodder for speculation. In one camp were those who believed the painting was a celebration of “American” values; in the other were those who saw it as a satiric critique of the selfsame thing….

“Was the pair a farmer husband and wife, or a father and daughter? Many Iowa farmers’ wives objected to what they perceived as a negative portrayal, writing letters of complaint to the artist. Wood later revealed that the models were his 30-year-old sister and their 62-year-old family dentist.”

Bill bet everything he had and finished with $4,800.

Chris bet it all, too. That brought him up to $19,800.

Jill bet $4,401 and finished with $19,801, a buck more than Chris. That makes her the second finalist. We’ll be seeing Jill again on Thursday and Friday.

Final Jeopardy Results from Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Two triple stumpers from this match:

“ON” THE MIDDLE ($800) Type of “reading” that alternates a line by a pastor & by the congregation

TO THE LIGHTHOUSE! ($400) One of the 7 Ancient Wonders, the Pharos of this Egyptian city stood on an island in its harbor.

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Monarchs”

2 teen Hashemite cousins officially took the thrones of their respective countries May 2, 1953: Faisal of Iraq & him. show

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11 Responses

  1. rp says:

    What was the $400 answer in double jeopardy under “Law Firms.” It had Sidley Austin in the answer and the question was “What is a Lobbyist?” Thanks!

  2. Tom Clark says:

    I’m beyond disgusted with these easy FJs. At this rate, we’ll soon be seeing:

    American Presidents. Washington, D.C., was named for this president.

    State Capitals. Oklahoma City is the capital of this state.

    Movies: “The Godfather, Part II” was the sequel to this movie.

  3. JEOPARDY says:

    EASY fj today…..…………………

    All should get it maybe one might not know the name………….

  4. aaaa says:

    36/58 here.

  5. TR says:

    That was FJ? You have got to be kidding me.

    • VJ says:

      Heh. Looks like they’re saving the tough ones for Thurs & Fri. (At this point, it would seem unfair to have a tough one for tomorrow’s semi-finalists)

      When 7 clues were left and both DDs were still uncovered, each one had a chance to try to uncover them by going to the $1600 & $2000 clues in Law Firms and To the Lighthouse, but they just went straight down the Law Firms category.

      The rest of the triple stumpers are online

      • TR says:

        Well, since they’re semi-finals now, it’s OK for the FJs to vary in difficulty (though they’ve both been quite easy so far). In the quarterfinals, with everyone competing for wild cards, and their scores affected by easy FJs? That would be unfair, though they were bombing easy ones last week, so maybe it doesn’t matter ;-)