Final Jeopardy: European Cities
The Final Jeopardy question (5/19/2015), in the category “European Cities” was:
The European Central Bank is based in this city sometimes called “Mainhattan”.
Current champ Andrew Haringer won his third game yesterday by a buck and has now won $45,999. Today he takes on these two players: Todd Grabarksy, from Los Angeles, CA; and Liz Rapelye, from South Plainfield, NJ
Round 1: Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Charlie” under the $1,000 clue. He was in the lead with $4,800, $3,400 more than Todd in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
In the 1850s, this American inventor wrote “Gum-Elastic and Its Varieties”. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $10,000. Todd was second with $1,400 and Liz was in the hole for $3,000.
Round 2: Todd found the first Daily Double in “Eternal Dan Nation” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $5,400, $4,600 less than Andrew’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Dan Jacobson, author of 1959’s “The Zulu and the Zeide”. show
Todd found the last Daily Double in “A Visit to Sleepy Hollow” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $12,400, he now had $800 more than Andrew in second place. He bet $2,400 and couldn’t come up with anything so he was WRONG.
In an 1849 letter, Washington Irving wrote, “naming it” this “instead of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery was a blunder.” Irving also noted “I shall one day lay my bones there” and was correct. show
Todd finished in the lead with $13,600. Andrew was next with $13,200 and Liz was in third place with $7,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The Euro area’s central bank is headquartered in Frankfurt. From here, it administers the Euro and the monetary policy of the 18 EU members states that use the joint currency and works to fulfil its primary task: to maintain price stability within the Euro zone. Up until 2014, the ECB was based at Willy-Brandt-Platz in downtown Frankfurt. In late 2014, the approx. 1800 Euro bankers have moved to the famous new building in Frankfurt Ostend, right at the river Main.” (Guide to Frankfurt: ECB)
Also see, How Frankfurt became Mainhattan.
Liz wrote down Zurich. She lost her $1,600 bet and finished with $5,800.
Andrew got it right. He bet it all and finished with $26,400.
Todd wrote down Amsterdam. He lost $12,801 bet so he ended up in third place with $799. Andrew wins again and his 4-day total is $72,399.
During the chat, Andrew shared the many outdoors activities in Squamish, British Columbia, such as salmon fishing, hiking, kitesurfing and mountain biking.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “American Women”:
Referring to a 1955 incident, she said, “our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it”. show