Final Jeopardy: Military Slogans

The Final Jeopardy question (1/18/2013) in the category “Military Slogans” was:

In 1779 U.S. Marine Corps Captain William Jones advertised for these, later a 1992 movie title.

New champ Helen Juvonen had a BIG payday yesterday, winning $40,801. Today she will try to trounce these two players: Eric Reiberg, from Indianapolis, IN and Patrick Mooney, from St. Louis, MO.

Eric found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Food.” He was in the lead with $3,600, $2,600 more than Helen in second place. He bet $1,600, thought it was a flounder and that was WRONG.

In ancient Rome, this flat fish was called “Jupiter’s sandal”.

Eric finished in the lead with $7,600. Helen was second with $3,200 and Patrick was last with $600.

Helen found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Triple Double Letters.” She was now in the lead with $9,200, $2,000 more than Eric in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

In 1540, Hernando de Soto camped in the area of what’s now this state capital.

Eric found the last Daily Double in “To Your Health.” He had $8,400, $2,800 less than Helen’s lead. He bet $1,600, and he was RIGHT.

In 1978, Janet Parker, a worker at Birmingham Medical School became the last person to die of this disease.

Eric finished in the lead with $16,400. Helen was next with $10,000 and Patrick was in third place with $1,800.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“William Jones, captain of Marines in the Providence (the 28-gun frigate, not the 12-gun sloop) then at Boston, advertised in the 20 March 1779 Providence (R.I.) Gazette the need for “a few good Men” to engage in “a short Cruize” and gave the Marine Corps a recruiting slogan it would be using two hundred years later.” The United States Marines: A History

Besides the 1992 movie starring Tom Cruise, there are a whole slew of books entitled A Few Good Men

Patrick got it right and bet $1,600. He finished with $3,600.

Helen also got it and she bet $6,401, finishing with $16,401.

Eric wrote down “The Jar Heads,” a Marine nickname originating in WWII. He bet $3,601 so he ended up with $12,799 and Helen remained champ. Her 2-day total is now $57,202 and she will return next week, as will we. We hope you will, too.

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