Final Jeopardy: Museums

The Final Jeopardy question (1/21/2013) in the category “Museums” was:

Opened in 2012, the Belfast museum seen here commemorates this, also constructed there.

2-day champ Helen Juvonen has racked up total winnings of $57,202 thus far. Yes, that’s 2 days! Today she takes on these two players: John Morgan, from Charlotte, NC and Barbara Sheridan, from Yonkers, NY.

Helen found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Table of Contents.” She was in second place with $2,800, $1,200 less than Barbara’s lead. She bet $1,200 to tie for the lead. Alex mentioned in the beginning that for a Canadian, Helen knew a lot about American things, but she didn’t know this American classic, so she was WRONG.

“Eliza’s Escape” & “Topsy” show

Helen finished in the lead with $6,200. John was second with $4,000 and Barbara was last with $3,800.

Barbara found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double, a video, in “Cape Town.” She had $5,000. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Released after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela gave his first public speech from Cape Town’s City Hall. He began by leading the crowd in the chant Amandla Awethu (Power is Ours), the rallying cry of this party. show

Barbara found the last Daily Double in “Most Populous Countries.” She was in third place with $13,000, $3,400 behind John’s lead. She was doing pretty good in the category so she bet $4,000, but this one stumped her. She guessed “Kenya” and that was WRONG.

It represents Africa in the Top 10. show

John finished in the lead with $16,400. Helen was next with $13,800 and Barbara was in third place with $9,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The Titanic Belfast museum, a monument to Belfast’s maritime heritage, opened on March 31, 2012 on the site of the former Harland and Wolff shipyard in the city’s Titanic Quarter. It tells the stories of the ill-fated RMS Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, and her sister ships RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic. You can learn more about it at the museum’s website.

Barbara got it right, bet $8,999 and finished with $17,999.

Helen wrote down Irish Palace. She lost $4,201, finishing with $9,599.

John wrote down Stonehenge. He bet $2,600 so he ended up in second place with $13,800.

So Barbara Sheridan, who got a bad break with that last DD, prevailed after all and she will return tomorrow.

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