Final Jeopardy: The Northeastern United States
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/28/2017) in the category “The Northeastern United States” was:
Once its own city, it joined with a neighbor in 1898; today on its own it would be the 4th most populous city in the U.S.
2x champ Austin Rogers has now won $59,900. In Game 3, he takes on: Robert Barron, from Columbia, SC; and Emily Dumas, from Somerville, MA.
Round 1 Categories: Let’s Play Chess – Classic Movie Lines – IPOs – From “S” to “T” – Deep Underground – High Above the Earth
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “High Above” under the $600 clue, with 6 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $3,400, $2,800 more than Emily in second place. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.
Remeasured by the USGS in 2015 at 20,310 feet. show
Austin finished in the lead with $11,000. Emily was second with $600 and Robert was last, in the red for $600.
Round 2 Categories: County Seats – Civil War People – Ways to Say You’re Sorry – Absurdist Lit – Going 24/7/365 – “World” of Entertainment
Austin found the first Daily Double in “Civil War People” under the $2,000 clue on the 5th pick. He was in the lead with $13,800 at this point. Emily and Robert were both in the red. He bet $8,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1861, this future general received a commission in the Army from his brother, John, a senator known for his Anti-Trust Act. show
Emily found the last Daily Double in “County Seats” under the $1,600 clue on the 14th pick. In third place with $1,400, she had $23,200 less than Austin’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Cornelius Vanderbilt’s rustic rocking chair is in the museum named for this other rich guy in Wayne County, Michigan. show
Austin finished with a runaway $26,200. Emily was next with $7,600 and Robert was in third place with $5,800.
Before Final Jeopardy! Johnny Gilbert was honored by Guinness World Records for “the longest career as a game show announcer for the same show” — 32 years, 7 months and 30 days, as of July 28, 2017. Johnny Gilbert accepted the honor with thanks, noting that it doesn’t seem half as long as 33 years because “we love this show!” See that clip on J!Buzz
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
On January 1, 1898, Brooklyn became a borough of New York City, along with the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Richmond, after decades of back and forth arguing over the wisdom of such a move. According to Keith York City’s interesting history on the topic, it is still called The Great Mistake of 1898 by some Brooklynites.
See Brooklyn’s population trend from 1731 to 2015 on wikipedia.
Robert didn’t quite complete Manhattan. He lost his $5,200 bet, leaving him with $600.
Emily came up with Atlanta. She bet and lost it all.
New Yorker Austin got it right. He bet $10,000, winning the game with $36,200, beating his own score from his first game. His 3-day total is $96,100.
A triple stumper from each round:
CLASSIC MOVIE LINES ($600) “I happen to have Mr. McLuhan right here”
CIVIL WAR PEOPLE ($1200) This preacher, the brother of author Harriet, gave an oration at the raising of the flag over Fort Sumpter at war’s end
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Shakespeare Character”
8-letter name shared by a tragic heroine and Uranus’ innermost known moon. show