Final Jeopardy: Awards & Honors
The Final Jeopardy question (8/1/2014), in the category “Awards & Honors” was:
There were no winners for this award from 1939 through 1943; in 1944, it was won by the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Yesterday, Jeff Xie ($15,000); Alan Koolik, ($25,000); and Cooper Lair ($200) won the amounts in parentheses in the first final match of the 2014 Teen Tournament. Today is the final showdown and their scores today will be added to yesterday’s to determine who will be taking home the $75,000 top prize. Second place gets $25,000 and third place $15,000. If the teens exceed these guaranteed minimums, they get to keep it.
Round 1: Jeff found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Story of His Life” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $7,000, $3,400 more than Alan in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
A Pennsylvania businessman: “Young Chocolatier”. show
Jeff finished in the lead with $9,400. Alan was second with $4,600 and Cooper was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Cooper found the first Daily Double in “Arts” under the $800 clue. He was in third place with $4,000, $8,200 behind Jeff’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Praise the Lord! Over a century old, this American form of Christian music combines elements of blues, jazz & spirituals. show
Jeff found the last Daily Double in “Anthropology” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $15,000, he was $5,400 ahead of Cooper in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
Elsie Parsons studied these “apartment”-dwelling indians of the Southwest, including the Zuni. show
Jeff finished in the lead with $19,600. Cooper was next with $15,600 and Alan was in third place with $14,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“In 1901, the first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross, whose life was devoted mainly to humanitarian cause….
“The International Committee of the Red Cross, subsequently, was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1917 and 1944, as tributes to its humanitarian activities during the two World Wars.” (Red Cross and Red Crescent History)
See all Nobel Prize winners for 1944 here.
Alan bet it all and finished with $29,200 today. His $25,000 from yesterday brought him up to $54,200.
Cooper bet $15,400 and finished with $31,000. His $200 from yesterday gave him $31,200.
Jeff also bet it all and ended this match with $39,200. His $15,000 from yesterday put him in a tie with Alan at $54,200.
That called for a tiebreaker which Trebek immediately broke out from the category “Civil War”:
The Battles of Shiloh and Collierville were fought in this state. show
Jeff rang in with the correct answer and won the $75,000! Both Alan and Cooper exceeded the guarantees and get to keep all their winnings.
Although Alex Trebek had previously mentioned reruns of the BotD over the break, today he did not mention it at all. However, we will publish a clue from whatever games are aired with a link to the recaps over the break for anyone who may have missed a game.
3 years ago in the last match of the Teen Tournament:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “LANDMARKS”
Completed in 1869, it has also been known by its nickname “the Highway to India”. show