Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Americans

The Final Jeopardy question (7/17/2015), in the category “19th Century Americans” was:

An account of her historic trial noted, “It was conceded that the defendant was, on the 5th November 1872, a woman.”

New champ Jennifer Morrow won $19,200 yesterday. In the last game of the week, her opponents are: Julia Lawrence, originally from Rye, NY; and Lawrence Dernulc, from Salisbury, MD.

Round 1: Julia found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “What’s Your Sign” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $2,600, $1,200 more than Lawrence in second place. She bet $1,600 and thought it was Leo. That was WRONG.

I’m this second sign of the Zodiac, named for the kind of creature that terrorized Crete in Hercules’ time. show

Julia finished in the lead with $2,800. Jennifer was second with $2,600 and Lawrence was last with $2,200.

Round 2: Lawrence found the first Daily Double in “‘L’ Lakes” under the $1,600 clue on the second pick of the round. He was now in the lead after getting the $1,200 clue in this category right, and had $600 more than Julia, who was now in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

You take the high road & I’ll take the low road to Milarrochy Bay on this Scottish loch. show

Lawrence found the last Daily Double in “July” under the $1,600 clue. He was now in second place with $7,200, $1,800 less than Jennifer’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

On July 30, 1975, he dined at a restaurant in Bloomfield Township, Michigan then got into a car & disappeared. show

Lawrence finished in the lead with $16,000. Jennifer was next with $13,800 and Julia was in third place with $7,600.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Susan B. Anthony was arrested in Rochester, NY on November 18, 1872 by a U.S. Deputy Marshall for voting two weeks earlier in the 1872 Presidential Election. She had planned on voting years before the actual election and stated that she would do so after she had resided in the area for the required 30 days of residency. The trial and conviction came seven months later even though she had argued the 14th Amendment that was recently adopted…. The 14th Amendment gave everyone the right to vote that was born or naturalized in the United Stated; this amendment did not specify gender.” (Legal History: The Life & Trial of Susan B. Anthony) says she voted for Ulysses S. Grant. Awesome Stories says she voted for Greeley

Julia wrote down “Lizzy Borden”. She lost her $7,201 bet and finished with $399.

Jennifer got it right. Her $4,000 bet brought her up to $17,800.

Lawrence wrote down “Scopes”. That cost him $11,601. He landed in second place with $4,399. So that made Jennifer the winner of today’s match and gave her a 2-day total of $37,000.

FJ Results: 7-17-15

During the chat, Jennifer talked about an essay she wrote in the 5th grade about Mel Brooks. Her father was so proud of it, he mailed it to Mel who was touched and honored. His secretary sent Jennifer an autographed photo.

2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Sports Geography”:

Though they live elsewhere, Alan Page & Dan Dierdorf will both always be in this Ohio city where they were born. show

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6 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    I added to the info segment to show who Susan B. Anthony voted for. The Swarthmore article has a quote from a letter she wrote to Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Well I have been & gone done it! Positively voted the republican ticket—strait—this A.M. at 7 o’clock & swore my vote in at that.”

    • Tom Clark says:

      Did you know Horace Greeley died less than a month after the election? It’s hard to say that if he won, therefore he’d never have been inaugurated, because losing (and other problems) might have been what killed him.

  2. VJ says:

    @Jacob – wowee, never would have came up with those two answers as possible misses.

    • jacob ska says:

      VJ, you’re right. Never envisioned those responses.

      Shocked by the triple stumper on Ascorbic Acid for Vitamin C. Thought that was common knowledge.

      Congrats to Jennifer on her 2nd win. She wrote her response really quick.

      • VJ says:

        Where are they getting these VERY tall guys from? At the end, it looked like Lawrence was almost as tall as Ben who towered over everyone for two days.

        • jacob ska says:

          I liked Julia saying “alright” after each of her responses. If she had said it 3 times she would have been a female version of Matthew McConaughey. lol