Final Jeopardy: Historic Quotes

The Final Jeopardy question (1/30/2013) in the category “Historic Quotes” was:

In April 1865 he said, “Go home, all you boys who fought with me, and help to build up the shattered fortunes of our old state.”

Today is the start of the Teen Tournament and these three teens are on hand to help kick it off: Irene Vasquez an 8th grader from Houston, TX; Kelton Ellis, a junior from Macon, GA and Lila Anderson, a junior from Minnetonka, MN.

Lila found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State of the Mall.” She was in a tie for second place with Kelton. They both had $1,400, $400 less than Irene in the lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

Westfield, Vancouver & Pacific Place Mall.

Irene finished in the lead with $5,200. Lila was second with $2,000 and Kelton was in the hole to the tune of minus $400.

Kelton found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double, a video, in “Pompeii.” He was still in third place, but he was out of the hole and had $1,200, $4,000 less than Irene’s lead. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

Though Egyptian, Isis was popular in Pompeii. Her temple had holy water imported from this river more than 1,000 miles away.

Kelton found the last Daily Double in “Electricity.” He was in third place still with $6,300, $3,300 behind Irene in first place. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.

Canada’s power is 60% from this source, like the water going over Churchill Falls.

Kelton finished in the lead with $12,100. Irene was next with $12,000 and Lila was in third place with $2,400.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Stories vary about exactly who Robert E. Lee said these words to. The person is either just called a scout, or is identified as Channing M. Smith, an officer of Company E, sent by the Gray Ghost, John S. Mosby, to get some official word on whether to surrender or keep fighting.” Lee: The Last Years.

Lila bet it all and doubled her score to $4,800.

Irene only bet $3,000 so she finished with $15,000.

Kelton also bet it all, winning the game with $24,200 and making him the very first semi-finalist.

Irene’s score, as Alex Trebek pointed out, will undoubtedly put her in good standing for a Wild Card spot, and we’ll start keeping track of that tomorrow.

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