Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Transportation

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/3/2017) in the category “20th Century Transportation” was:

The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970.

New champ Jon Eisenman won $18,300 on Friday. It’s his second game and his opponents are: Emily Campbell, from Los Angeles, CA; and Trevor Schultz, from Goodyear, AZ.

Round 1 Categories: Lines on the Map – Colleges & Universities – Health & Medicine – Mary Tyler Moore – You’re Gonna Make It – After “All”

Jon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Colleges & Universities” under the $600 clue on the first pick of the round. Everyone was at zero. He bet the $600 value of the clue, and he was RIGHT.

Of the 10 University of California campuses, this one in Northern California is alphabetically first. show

Trevor finished in the lead with $7,000. Jon was second with $5,600 and Emily was last with $3,600.

Round 2 Categories: Third Party Presidential Candidates – Letter Perfect – Underwater – Anagrammed U.S. Cities – Marvel Movie Magic – We “Love” to Read

Jon found the first Daily Double in “Anagrammed U.S. Cities” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in second place with $6,400 now, $1,000 less than Trevor’s lead. He bet $1,000 but had no guess so he was WRONG.

Reno sky, New York. show

3 clues later, Trevor found the last Daily Double in “We ‘Love’ to Read” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $9,400, he had $4,000 more than Jon in second place. He bet that $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

The only Shakespeare play that fits the bill is this comedy. show

Trevor finished in the lead with $24,600. Jon was next with $13,400 and Emily was in third place with $6,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


On January 15, 1970, a Pan Am Boeing 747 named Clipper Young America at Dulles International was christened by then First Lady, Pat Nixon: “Instead of champagne, red, white and blue water was sprayed on the aircraft.” The plane was scheduled to make the first 747 commercial flight across the Atlantic a week later, but due to technical difficulties, the plane that actually made the flight was not the one Mrs. Nixon christened.

Per the Airloom Project: “Clipper Victor was renamed Clipper Young America (tail number N736PA) and was the first Boeing 747 to make a commercial flight, flying from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport, after the planned aircraft (N733PA), originally also named Clipper Young America) developed a mechanical problem. In its first year of service, N736PA also became the first 747 to be hijacked, when it was flown to Cuba on August 2, 1970. Following this incident, the aircraft’s name was changed back to Clipper Victor.”

Emily thought it was a satellite. She lost her $3,999 bet and had $2,001 left.

Jon got it right. He doubled his money to $26,800.

Trevor came up with Air Force One. He lost $2,400, landing him in second place with $22,200. So Jon remained the Jeopardy! champ with a 2-day total of $45,100.

Final Jeopardy (7/3/2017) Jon Eisenman, Trevor Schultz, Emily Campbell

Reversal: THIRD PARTY PRESIDENTIAL ($800) There were surely no beer bashes in support of this party’s John P. St. John in 1884. — Trevor added an -ist to Prohibition. Alex said he thought Trevor said “Prohibitions.” Would that even have been right with with an “s”?

A triple stumper from each round:

MARY TYLER MOORE ($600) Mary was a longtime advocate for research into this autoimmune disorder with which she’d been diagnosed at 33

WE “LOVE” TO READ ($1600) Teaching in London’s East End inspired E.R. Braitwaithe to write this 1959 book, later a Sidney Poitier film

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “The Oscars”

“Gladiator” is close, but this film has the earliest historical setting of any Best Picture Oscar winner. show

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6 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Jon’s match today was very similar to Alan Lin’s second match back in april of 2017 when he dodged a bullet, missed final jeopardy, and won. Congrats to Jon. Also VJ, have you and your family ever rode on boeing 747s in the past say around the early 2000s or the late 90s when you travel? My first time riding boeing was in 2002 from chicago to beijing. But Im surprised that emily came up with a satellite? Really? satellites were not introduced at that time.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, in Alan Lin’s second match, no one got it FJ, though. Jon wouldn’t have won today if he missed it so kudos to him for being the only one to do so.

      LINK: 9 more clues from this match

      • Lou says:

        Yes, Kudos to Jon for his win. But there were a couple of other matchs like take John Schultz for example, he also missed final jeopardy, was it in his second or third game? And Same with Seth Wilson and Tim Aten, they missed a few and won the reserve amounts. Oh yes that final jeopardy on fonts was the match where Tim responded with Italics, VJ?

        • VJ says:

          @Lou, you have a better memory for the players than I do. I mostly remember past clues when one that is similar comes up. Remembering who was in the game and what they responded… that’s pretty iffy for me. .

        • Richard Corliss says:

          Emily was up and down couldn’t get any rhythm going in the game. Did you figure out when is the Tournament of champions?

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    Jon dodged a bullet there!