Final Jeopardy: The Pulitzer Prizes
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/15/2017) in the category “The Pulitzer Prizes” was:
In 1947 a journalist from the Wash. Post became the last to win a Pulitzer for Natl. Reporting by this means.
The semi-finals are exciting! There are no more second chances and the players who get eliminated get $10K. The winners go on to play for the biggest prizes: 3rd place – $25K, 2nd – $50K and the grand prize of $100K.
Round 1 Categories: Lessen Plan – Goals – Concepts – Materials – “E”valuation – Summery
Sara found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Concepts” under the $1,000 clue. Only the “Summery” category was still left on the board after it. She had a big lead with $6,000, $4,600 more than David in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
A medieval philosopher gave his name to this sharp idea that the simpler of 2 competing theories is preferable. show
Sara finished in the lead with $8,000. Gail was second with $1,800 and David was last, $400 in the red.
Round 2 Categories: 1917: 100 Years Ago – Broadway Musicals by Songs – Election Glossary – World Geography – In The Bookstore – After Burner
David found the first Daily Double in “1917” under the $1,600 clue, with 8 clues left after it. Just 4 clues before this, he only had $400. Now he was in third place with $6,000, $7,200 less than Sara’s lead. Alex Trebek said it was a chance for him “to make a bold move.” He did just that with a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
This muckraking author’s novel “King Coal” exposed abuses in the U.S. Mining Industry. show
David found the last Daily Double in “World Geography” under the $1,600 clue. Only 5 clues were left after it. In the lead with $15,200 now, he had $2,000 more than Sara in second place. He bet $2,000 and took a guess with Montserrat. That was WRONG.
Rising 15,800 feet, it’s known in Latin as Mons Albus. show
David finished in the lead with $17,600. Sara was next with $13,200 and Gail was in third place with $12,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Telegraphic reporting was a short-lived journalism category. Pulitzer Prizes were awarded in it both nationally and internationally from 1942 through 1947. See all winners on Pulitzer.org
Also, check out Poynter.org’s trivia page on the topic. You’ll learn that telegraphic reporting wasn’t the shortest-lived journalism category, among other interesting items.
Gail thought it was the radio. She bet and lost it all.
Sara got it right. Her $12,000 bet brought her up to $25,200.
David was shaking his head like he thought his ship was sunk at that point. He wrote down telegraph and crossed it out for telegram! “That is an acceptable response,” Alex Trebek said, “so if you risked more than $7,600…” David bet $10,000 and won the first finalist spot. Wow! What a finish!
A triple stumper from each round:
LESSEN PLAN ($1000) The Big Book of this now trendy fermented tea with a Japanese name tells how to brew it and extols its health benefits
ELECTION GLOSSARY ($1600) Sounding like covering something in fabric, it can refer to wooing voters directly or to pre-election polling
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Animated Movie Characters”
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