Final Jeopardy: Legislation

The Final Jeopardy question (5/9/2016) in the category “Legislation” was:

The original law called this was passed in 1944; today there’s a “Post-9/11” version that also pays for 36 months of university education.

In the first semi-final match of the 2016 Teachers Tournament, the players are: Peter Buchholz, from Minneapolis, MN, Kaberi Chakrabarty, from Joliet, IL; and Nicole Throckmorton, from Williamsburg, VA.

All of the matches this week were taped at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Today, Dr. Jill Biden, the wife of Vice-President Joe Biden, made a special appearance to present the Final Jeopardy clue to the players.

Round 1 Categories: At The Smithsonian – Fill In The Author – Current Events – Bones – Tooting Your Own Horn – Silent K

Peter found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “At the Smithsonian” under the $1,000 clue on the 5th pick of the round. He was in a tie for the lead with Nicole. They both had $1,000. Kaberi had not buzzed in yet. Peter made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

In the 1870s, this firearms company began turning out a new product: typewriters, like the one seen here.
At the Smithsonian Daily Double from 5/9/2016  

Peter finished in the lead with $8,400. Nicole was second with $5,800 and Kaberi was last with $1,000.

Round 2 Categories: Women World Leaders – “A” & “B” Movies – What’s My Lion? – Mythology – Asian Capital Cities – You’re So Possessive!

Kaberi found the first Daily Double in “Mythology” under the $2,000 clue. Two categories remained after it. In third place with $9,400, she had $5,800 less than Peter’s lead. She bet $6,400 and she was RIGHT.

Greek gods swore their most sacred oath in the name of this daughter of Oceanus & her river. show

Kaberi found the last Daily Double in “You’re So Possessive” under the $1,200 clue. There were 2 clues after it that we were not destined to see. She was in the lead with $18,600 now, $3,000 more than Peter in second place. She bet $8,000 and she was RIGHT.

Proverbial expression for a situation where you are only offered one selection. show

Kaberi finished in the lead with $26,600. Peter was next with $15,600 and Nicole was in third place with $9,400.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The Post 9/11 GI Bill is the largest investment in veterans’ education since World War II, covering the full cost of an undergraduate education at any public university or college in the country and many private schools for our nation’s newest generation of veterans…. The GI Bill is a promise we made to the veterans of World War II: that those who defend our country should be able to take advantage of America’s opportunity,” said IAVA Executive Director and Founder Paul Rieckhoff. “This new bill fulfills that promise, and will do nothing less than change the course of an entire generation.” (New GI


Nicole bet it all and finished with $18,800.

Peter bet $7,500. He finished with $23,100.

Kaberi bet $4,601 bet so she won the first finalist spot with $4,601. Great job, Kaberi!

Final jeopardy Results for Monday, May 9, 2016

There were only 4 clues that stumped today’s players. Here are 2 of them:

WOMEN WORLD LEADERS ($800) Family name of the current president of South Korea whose father was assassinated when he was president

ASIAN CAPITAL CITIES ($1600) Dating from before the year 1, Tashkent, the capital of this “stan” is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “19th Century Poems”

Written about the U.S. occupation of the Philippines, a Kipling poem said, “take up” this now-controversial phrase. show

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8 Responses

  1. EricS says:

    That was a horrible bet on the end by Kaberi. On the last question, the leader should only risk the lead for a runaway.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Personally, I think all 3 contestants played well tonight. What tipped things in Kaberi’s favor was her large wager on her 2 DD’s.
    I’d like to see the coryat scores. I used to keep track of them but haven’t recently. I have to wait and read them on J Archive.

    • ccb says:

      It seemed like a who buzzed in first contest to me. The clues weren’t very difficult at all. Kaberi seemed to be having trouble getting in there between the other two so good for her for taking full advantage of it when she got her chance.

      All the same, I was very surprised none of them knew the South Korean president’s name

  3. Tom Clark says:

    I don’t watch Jeopardy! any more, among other reasons because the FJs have become too easy (as today’s certainly proves). I just see what’s going on by coming here.

    I’m in my usual confused state. I was thinking this was Week 2 of the Teachers’ Tournament, but Peter is called the “new champ”. I don’t get it. [insert confused emoticon here]

    • VJ says:

      That’s my fault, Tom, for not proofreading better. I had some distractions going on here today, but thanks for pointing it out so I could fix it

  4. VJ says:

    I picked Kaberi to win this but it wasn’t looking good. Then she pulled it off with those DDs. Yay! Peter answered the $1600 clue in Mythology and could have picked the DD but he zigged back to the Lion category.

    The rest of those Mythology clues are on this post, as well as the Fill in the Author category and the other 2 triple stumpers.

    PS That was a terrible impression of one of my favorite characters, the Cowardly Lion

    • William Weyser says:

      VJ, I’m really interested to see who will join Kaberi in the 2-day finals tomorrow and Wednesday. Peter and Nicole, although you’ve passed the last test, and you’re both going home with $10,000, you will not pass beyond this.

    • rhonda says:

      I didn’t think much of his “smell of napalm in the morning” impression either.