Final Jeopardy: U.S. Cities
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/19/2017) in the category “U.S. Cities” was:
In 2015 it returned to the list of the 50 most populous U.S. Cities, 10 years after dropping off.
We’re now in the last lap of the 2017 Teachers Tournament. David Clemmons ($10,000), Nan Cohen ($9,000) and Mary Parker ($3,600) will add the scores next to their names to whatever they finish with today to determine the $100,000 winner.
Round 1 Categories: National Portrait Gallery – Every Year – State Nicknames – The Queen’s English – Let’s Go Dodgers! – You’re Such a Homer
Mary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Nicknames” under the $800 clue on the 2nd pick of the round. She was the only one with any money– $1,000, since David started the category at the bottom. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
The Old Line State. show
David finished in the lead with $6,600. Nan was second with $5,400 and Mary was last with $4,800.
Round 2 Categories: School’s Out in June – The Oscar-Winning Role – Poetry – From B to D – Famous Ships – Alternative Facts
Mary found the first Daily Double in “Poetry” under the $2,000 clue on the 6th pick. She was in third place with $6,800 at this point, $1,000 behind Nan’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
This Englishman was buried in 1771 in St. Giles’ Churchyard, the reputed subject of his famous elegy. show
Mary found the last Daily Double in “Alternative Facts” under the $1,200 clue. Just 2 clues were left after it. In third place with $12,200, she had $5,600 less than Nan’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
The 18th century had the phlogiston theory of combustion; Lavoisier subbed in the theory of this new discovered gas. show
David finished in the lead with $18,200. Nan was next with $17,800 and Mary was in third place with $17,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In May 2015, The Times-Picayune posted the news that “For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has returned to the list of America’s 50 most populous cities,” taking over Arlington, Texas’ spot. They thought that would allow New Orleans to better promote itself as largely recovered from the August 2005 hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast. In its wake, the population of New Orleans dwindled to 230,172 by 2006. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated The Big Easy’s 2014 population at 384,320, up from 379,006 in 2013.
Mary wrote down Detroit. She lost her $2,000 bet. That left her $15,200 today. Yesterday’s $3,600 brought her up to $18,800.
Nan got it right. She didn’t bet anything. Today’s $17,800 was added to yesterday’s $9,000 and she finished with $26,800.
David also got it right. He bet $17,800 so he his winning score for this match was $36,000. Alex announced him as the tournament champ before they even added in his $10,000 from yesterday! They showed his $46,000 finish very briefly before changing it to the $100,000 grand prize.
2 triple stumpers from Double Jeopardy!
SCHOOL’S OUT IN JUNE ($1200) St Mary’s College closed in June 1931, the same year this alumnus who founded the Chicago White Sox passed away
THE OSCAR-WINNING ROLE ($800) Everybody loved his Raymond Babbitt, who definitely loved Wapner more
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Children’s Literature”:
In a recent British poll, the 1926 book about this title character was named the favorite of children’s books of the past 150 years. show