Final Jeopardy: Social & Sports Barriers

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/2/2017) in the category “Social & Sports Barriers” was:

Condoleezza Rice & South Carolina businesswoman Darla Moore became the first female members of this in 2012.

2x champ Joe Nguyen brought his winnings up to $50,001. In the last game of the week, he is up against: Erin Mewes, from Bristow, VA; and Miles Lake, from Pasadena, CA. Let’s find out who’s coming back on Monday.

Round 1 Categories: Celebrity Memoirs – Household Vocabulary – I Used to Run the Place – Get Some Exercise! – Archaeology – Speaking “French”

Miles found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Archaeology” under the $1,000 clue. Just the “Exercise” category was left after it. He was in the lead with $4,800, $1,200 more than Erin in second place. He bet $2,000 and said Dr. Livingstone, just to say something. That was WRONG.

Prior to his famous 1922 discovery, this Brit found the tombs of Hatshetsup and Mentuhotep, among others. show

Joe finished in the lead with $4,200. Miles and Erin were tied in second with $3,600 each.

Round 2 Categories: Shakespeare Buffs – The 50 States – Science & Nature – Spelling “Bee” – The Mancunian – Candidate

Joe found the first Daily Double in “50 States” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick. He was in the lead with $6,200 now, $2,200 ahead of Erin in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.

Nebraska’s name comes from an Otoe word meaning “flat water”, referring to this river. show

2 clues later, Joe found the last Daily Double in “Shakespeare Buffs” under the $1,200 clue. At $8,800, he now had a $4,800 lead over Erin. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.

Before her Oscar for playing a 20th century queen, she scandalized as a nude Cleopatra with the Royal National Theatre. show

Joe finished in the lead with $16,600. Miles was next with $13,600 and Erin was in third place with $6,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB? has some insights on obtaining membership in Augusta, (where your dog is more welcome than you are). Of its current membership, they say: “When USA Today published a comprehensive list of the members in 2002, it revealed the average age of an Augusta member to be in the early 70s…. Augusta National announced in 2012 that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore would become the first two female members in the history of the club. A third female member, Ginni Rometty, was admitted in 2014.”

Erin had “the Masters Golf Club.” She bet and lost it all.

Miles drew a blank. He lost his $7,777 bet, leaving him with $5,823.

Joe got it right. Leaving “National” out of the title was fine, Alex explained, because most people refer to it simply as “Augusta.” His $10,601 bet brought him up to a $27,201 win for this match. His 3-day total is $77,202.

Final Jeopardy (6/2/2017) Joe Nguyen, Miles Lake, Erin Mewes

A triple stumper from each round

CELEBRITY MEMOIRS ($1000) In the 2005 memoir “Dean and Me”, Dean is Dean Martin and Me is he.

THE 50 STATES ($2000) The first woman to serve in both houses of Congress, Margaret Chase Smith represented this NE state

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Mottoes”

Though the two men were very different, this 4-word motto came to represent both Oscar Wilde and Louis B. Mayer. show

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6 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    I was surprised that Joe got Final right despite Alex saying it was a tough category.

  2. John Madigan says:

    Didnt the champ say Victorio Cross and not Victoria Cross at the end of DJ? That would have cost him the lead, even if it appears he would have still wont the game anyway..

    • VJ says:

      Hard to say. I just listened to it twice on my computer and it sounds like he said VictoriA to me. But the cc had VictoriO. Then on the DVR, I played it for my daughter, who had not seen the show at all. I told her to shut her eyes. She heard Victoria too. The cc said Victorio on the TV too.

      In any event, it wouldn’t have cost Joe the game because he was the only one to get the final right, right?

      LINK: 12 more clues from the match

      • John Madigan says:

        That did end up being the case, so it did not matter.. But, I thought the same because of the CC to start and couldnt say for sure when I went back to listen to it again..

  3. Lou says:

    Congrats to Joe on getting final Jeopardy right again. Keep it going! I want to see you win game 4 next week. Hope you can surpass Matt Jackson and hopefully get to Hunter Appler’s score soon. Also Ginny Rometty was was her score in the Augusta Golf game, VJ?

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    And the leader gets the Final right.