Final Jeopardy: 2-13-17 to 2-17-17

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of February 13 through February 17, 2017, the quarter-final matches of the 2017 College Tournament.

Mon, February 13 – Correct answers: 2
It begins with God saying, “Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel” show

Tue, February 14 – Correct answers: 1
A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest. show

Wed, February 15 – Correct answers: 2
Shortly before its demise, it had split into “Conscience” & “Cotton” factions. show

Thu, February 16 – Correct answers: 3
This capital’s name is a Latinized form of the name of its
country.
show

Fri, February 17 – Correct answers: 3
Completed in 1884, the Washington Monument became the tallest manmade structure but 4 years later was surpassed by this show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

We had two triple solves this week. We haven’t seen that in some time in the regular games. Here are the students who won the semi-final spots with their scores shown below:

2017 College Championship Semi-Finalists

$24,400 Julia Marsan
$24,399 Lilly Chin
$23,599 Alex Bourzutschky
$23,000 Viraj Mehta
$15,600 Mohan Malhotra

These students won Wild Card spots:

2017 College Championship Wild Card Winners

$22,845 Gary Tse
$18,000 Netanel Paley
$16,201 Mari Hanley
$14,000 Clarissa Santori

Lilly Chin and Netanel Paley were in the very first match last Monday, and as you can see, they set the bar high that day. It was not topped until Friday when Julia Marsan and Gary Tse each snagged a semi-final spot.

Here is the Athletes in the Headlines category from Thursday’s game.

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