Final Jeopardy: Sex & The Constitution

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/3/2013) in the category “Sex & The Constitution” was:

Of the 27 Amendments to the Constitution, it’s the number of the only one to contain the word “sex”.

New champ Julie Reynolds won $10,005 in yesterday’s game. Today she competes for a second win against these two players: Emily Gilmore, from Fredericksburg, VA and Ashok Poozhikunnel, from Wheaton, IL.

Ashok found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Historical Hodgepodge” before the first commercial break. He was in the lead with $3,000, $800 more than Emily in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

This roadway begun in 312 B.C. would eventually extend from Rome to the heel of Italy. show

Emily finished in the lead with $5,400. Ashok was second with $4,400 and Julie was last with $3,000.

Ashok found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “10 Characters, 5 Authors.” He had $8,000, $1,000 more than Emily in second place. He bet $2,000, thought it was Evelyn Waugh, but that was WRONG.

Alexander Portnoy, President Charles Lindbergh. show

Julie found the last Daily Double in “Cemeteries.” She was in the lead with $9,000, $2,000 more than Emily in second place. She bet $1,000, but could not extract the information from her cranium so she was WRONG.

Soon after this cemetery opened in 1804, the remains of Molière & others were moved to it, lending a bit of prestige. show

Ashok finished in the lead with $11,600. Julie was next with $10,400 and Emily was in third place with $9,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. The phrase using the word in question is: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” More info: Women’s Fight for the Vote: The Nineteenth Amendment.

Emily wrote down the 20th, The ‘Lame Duck” Amendment. She bet it all and zeroed out.

Julie picked the 22nd, limiting presidential terms. That cost $9,201, and she finished with $1,199.

Ashok got it right. He bet $10,000 and won the game with a total of $21,600. Quite ironic, and perhaps a bit embarrassing for the ladies, since the amendment gave women the right to vote.

Congrats to Ashok, the second new champ of the year.

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  1. J says:

    Really like the play by play.