Final Jeopardy: Sculpture

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/16/2017) in the category “Sculpture” was:

The book “From Marble to Flesh” is a biography of this statue that was created from 1501 to 1504.

Today, another finalist will emerge from the 2nd semi-final of the 2017 Teachers Tournament. All we know right now is that it’s going to be Nan Cohen (QF #4), from Van Nuys, CA; Susannah Nichols (QF #5), from Ferndale, MI; or Eduardo Sevilla (QF #2), from Vienna, VA.

Round 1 Categories: Hiding in Plain Sight – “Green” Stuff – Counties of California – You’re So Possessive! – Infrastructure – Beatles Song Title Reversals

Susannah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “You’re So Possessive!” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was the only one with any money. She bet her whole $1,200 and she was RIGHT.

On Aug. 3, 1980 Ronald Reagan said: “I believe in these” & said the Federal government had too much power. show

Susannah finished in the lead with $5,200. Eduardo was second with $5,000 and Nan was last with $3,400.

Round 2 Categories: -isms & -ologies – TV Campus – Adverbs – Theatre – Fill in the ____ – Awful World Leaders

Eduardo found the first Daily Double in “Theatre” under the $1,600 clue on the 9th pick. He was in the lead with $8,600 at this point, $1,400 more than Susannah in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Act I of this play: “A country road, a tree, evening, Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot” show

7 clues later, Nan found the last Daily Double in “-isms & -ologies” under the $800 clue. In third place with $6,600, she had $5,600 less than Eduardo’s lead. She bet that $5,600 and she was RIGHT.

The 2 similar-sounding words for the study of insects & the study of word origins. show

Nan finished in the lead with $18,200. Eduardo was next with $11,800 and Susannah was in third place with $9,600.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Michelangelo was only 26 years old in 1501 when he began work on the statue that would become the Renaissance masterpiece known simply as “David.” The work was completed and unveiled in Florence’s Piazza della Signoria in June of 1504. In “From Marble to Flesh,” author Victor Coonin offers a complete biography of the sculpture from the “gigantic block of Carrara marble that was to become the David” through “a litany of contracts, artists and projects in different media while the patrons, the Operai del Duomo, searched for perfection,” and much more. (The Florentine Press)

Susannah bet $3,000.That brought her up to $12,600.

Eduardo bet $6,401 for an $18,201 finish.

Nan bet $5,401 and won the match with $23,601. She will join David Clemmons in the 2-part final.

Final Jeopardy (5/16/2017) Nan Cohen, Susannah Nichols, Eduardo Sevilla

A triple stumper from each round:

COUNTIES OF CALIFORNIA ($400) Prominent during the Gold Rush, this county bears the name of a mythical land of gold

AWFUL WORLD LEADERS ($2000) This Dominican dictator fomented prejudice against migrants from Haiti & had thousands of them killed in 1937

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “European Cities”

The European Central Bank is based in this city sometimes called “Mainhattan”. show

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8 Responses

  1. aaaa says:

    Eduardo’s dad Zeke Sevilla Jr. won the 1987 J! Seniors tournament. It wasn’t mentioned on the show for whatever reason, possibly because J! hasn’t done a Seniors tourney since December 1995 and they don’t want to remember they once held such a tourney. It was mentioned on Jeopardy! LIve Panel MOnday night, however.

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    I hope Buzzy Cohen saw Nan win.

  3. Lou says:

    Congrats to all the players on the triple.solve. Michelangelo reminds me of that turtle on teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoon though not sure if your kids watched the 1980s version of it, VJ?

    • William Weyser says:

      Uh, you’ll notice that Susannah wagered everything, she would have had $19,200, and as we saw, Eduardo has just $18,201, and Eduardo would have lost to Susannah because Eduardo failed to cover her. Eduardo, there’s no real point in letting that happen, but congratulations, Nan, and I’m really looking forward to seeing which 1 between Mary Parker, Michael Camp or Holly Cannon will join David Clemmons & Nan Cohen in the Finals.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, yes, my kids did watch the ninja turtles :)

  4. VJ says:

    @Rhonda, S&H Green Stamps sighting in this match. lol.

    LINK: 11 more clues from this match