Final Jeopardy: In the Dictionary
The Final Jeopardy question (7/10/2014), in the category “In the Dictionary” was:
This adjective can mean “delicate”, “heavenly” or, in chemistry, “related to C4H10O”.
2x champ Campbell Warner has racked up $37,200 so far. In his third game, he is up against these two players: Jen Fiero, from Jackson, MI; and Pete Gittens, from Brownsville, MN.
Round 1: Pete found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Geographical History” under the $600 clue. He was in third place with $2,400, $1,400 less than Jen’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
In the late 1800s, Boers in the Dorsland Trek crossed this desert from the Transvaal to Angola. show
Pete finished in the lead with $6,800. Jen was second with $5,800 and Campbell was last with $4,200.
Round 2: Campbell found the first Daily Double in “That’s Difficult!” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $11,800, $1,000 more than Pete in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
The EU said its 2012 budget was “in tune with” these stern “measures in place in many EU countries”. show
Pete found the last Daily Double in “Pirates of the Caribbean” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $11,600, he had $1,400 less than Campbell’s lead. He bet $2,000 and thought it was Sir Walter Raleigh. That was WRONG.
While plundering Portobello, Panama this knighted pirate created a human shield of women, priests & the mayor. Nice guy. show
Campbell finished in the lead with $15,400. Pete was next with $13,600 and Jen was in third place with $10,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS ETHEREAL?
What is there left to say? After all, the various meanings of “ethereal” are supplied in the clue. We did find this video from Emma comparing the pronunciation of ethereal with ephemeral. We also found an entry in the 1874 Comprehensive Medical Dictionary (omitting the last 18 words of the lengthy title) by Joseph Thomas defining “spirituous and ethereal [substances]” as “a class of powerful and diffusible stimulants, including ardent spirits, wine, beer, and the ethers.”
Jen got it right and bet $7,000. She finished with $17,600.
Pete wrote down “sweet”. That cost him $10,000. He finished with $3,600.
Campbell wrote down “aromatic.” He bet $11,800 so Campbell finally got his tie, only it was with Pete, not Jen.
Our new champ is Jen Fiero, a librarian who works in the tasting room of a local winery in her spare time. “German grapes grow really well in Michigan,” she told Alex Trebek during the chat.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “United Nations”
Of the 6 official languages used at the U.N., this one is the last alphabetically. show