Final Jeopardy: A Year of Firsts
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/8/2017) in the category “A Year of Firsts” was:
Year in which the Dept. of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st Pres. was sworn in under a nickname.
The 2017 Teachers Tournament begins today and the first teachers up to bat are: Gail Ansheles, from Santa Fe, NM; George Deane, from Colchester, VT; and Graham Toben, from Portola Valley, CA
Round 1 Categories: Anatomically Correct – Hall of Famers by Sport – Parts of the Whole – 20th Century America – Newspapers – The “A.P.”
George found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “20th Century America” under the $1,000 clue on the 6th pick of the round. He was the only one with any money. He decided to bet half of his $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
A sign at the 1912 Progressive Party Convention read: “I want to be” one of these “with antlers on my forehead” show
George finished in the lead with $4,100. Gail was second with $3,800 and Graham was last with $800.
Round 2 Categories: Also Found in the Classroom – The Eastern Hemisphere – Provide Us the Latin Abbreviation – Religion – Singers Who Act – Pirates’ Favorite Authors–“R”!
George found the first Daily Double in “Religion” under the $1,200 clue. There were 12 clues to go after it. He was in second place with $5,700 at this point, $2,500 less than Gail’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The person who holds this religious office also bears the title Primate of All England. show
George found the last Daily Double in “The Eastern Hemisphere” under the $2,000 clue, the very last pick in the round. In second place with $11,100, he had $2,700 less than Gail’s lead. He bet $2,000 but did not have a guess so he was WRONG.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia is a bedroom community of this tiny island nation across the Johor Strait. show
Gail finished in the lead with $13,800. George was next with $9,100 and Graham was in third place with $8,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Janet Guthrie was the first woman to drive in the Indy 500. The Dept. of Energy was created on August 4, 1977. You can hear President Carter take the oath of office on youtube, using his nickname “Jimmy” rather than his formal name “James Earl.”
Pop Culture Madness has a collection of trivia from 1977 that includes none of the above events.
Graham thought it was 2008. He bet nothing so he remained at $8,400.
George came up with 1950. That cost him $7,000 so he finished with $2,100.
Gail got it right. She bet $2,000 and nailed the first semi-final spot in the Tournament with a $15,800 finish.
A triple stumper from each round:
HALL OF FAMERS BY SPORT ($400) Hank Greenberg
SINGERS WHO ACT ($1600) Selena Gomez played Alex Russo, one of the magic kids on this Disney series
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “The Oscars”
Last name of the only family to have a father & daughter receive Academy Award nominations for Best Director. show