Final Jeopardy: The Declaration of Independence
The Final Jeopardy question (7/1/2014), in the category “The Declaration of Independence” was:
The first official use of this 4-word term is at the Declaration’s beginning, immediately after “The thirteen”.
2x champ Jill Rowley scored big yesterday, bringing her winnings up to $43,802. Today her opponents are: Howard Ray, from East Longmeadow, MA; and Shloka Ananthanarayanan, from New York, NY.
Round 1: Jill found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Charleston Choosy” under the $2,000 clue, the very last clue in the round. She was in third place with $2,800, $5,800 less than Howard’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Duckett Hall isn’t very fortress-like. It’s in the Moorish style of much of the campus of this college. show
Howard finished in the lead with $8,600. Jill was second with $5,600 and Shloka was last with $2,200.
Round 2: Howard found the first Daily Double in “Ancient Science” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $11,000, $2,000 ahead of Shloka in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
Around 400 B.C., Democritus proposed that all matter is composed of these tiny units. show
Shloka found the last Daily Double in “‘P’laces” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $10,600, she had $5,000 less than Howard’s lead. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
North America’s largest oil field lies in the area surrounding this Alaskan Bay. show
Shloka finished in the lead with $20,400. Howard was right behind her with $19,600 and Jill was in third place with $8,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”?
The Christian Science Monitor has an interesting article on the first use of the term. The National Archives, it says, “cite the first known use of the ‘formal term United States of America’ as being the Declaration of Independence, which would recognize Jefferson as the originator. Written in June 1776, Jefferson’s ‘original Rough draught’ placed the new name at the head of the business — “A Declaration by the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in General Congress assembled.” . . . But in the final edit, the line was changed to read, ‘The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America.’ The fact that ‘United States of America’ appears in both versions of the Declaration may have been enough evidence to credit Jefferson with coining the phrase, but there is another example published three months earlier.
Jill wrote down “To be s” She lost $2,000 and finished with $6,800.
Howard got it right. He added $10,600, finishing with $30,200.
Shloka came up with “the Bill of Rights.” That cost her $20,000 so she landed in third place with $400.
So Howard, a laser applications engineer, wins the day and it’s another big one! He mentioned in the chat segment that if he won, he would be taking his wife on a better honeymoon than their original weekend in Des Moines. White sand, lots of beach and umbrellas are now in their future, but hopefully, Howard can rack up some more winnings before then.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “1950s Movies”
“The Man on Lincoln’s Nose” was a working title for this 1959 film show