Final Jeopardy: 2013 Newsmakers
The Final Jeopardy question (11/11/2013) in the category “2013 Newsmakers” was:
The name of this woman who achieved a long-held goal in 2013 is a homophone of a word for a water nymph.
Today is the first day of the Teacher’s Tournament and we are starting off with these three teachers in the first match of the quarter-finals: Rico Vazquez from Elmhurst, IL; Katie Moriarity from Cincinnati, OH; and Anne Baxter from Ypsilanti, MI.
Anne found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Capitals.” She was in second place with $3,800, $1,800 behind Katie’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT, much to her surprise!
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Anne finished in the lead with $8,000. Katie was second with $6,400 and Rico was last with $3,800.
Katie found the first Daily Double in “Old Paint.” She was in a tie for the lead with Anne. They both had $8,800, $3,000 more than Rico in second place. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
Katie found the last Daily Double in “It’s All Politics.” In the lead with $12,600, she now had $3,400 more than Anne in second place. She bet $3,000 but didn’t know, so she was WRONG.
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Anne finished in the lead with $13,600. Katie was next with $12,400 and Rico was in third place with $5,800.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS DIANA NYAD?
In Greek mythology, the Naiads were female nymphs who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater. World record long-distance swimmer, Diana Nyad made news in 2013 at age 64, when she became the first person to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida without the protection of a shark cage.
Rico bet $5,600 and finished with $11,400.
Katie bet $4,000, finishing with $16,400.
Anne bet $11,201 so she won the match with $24,801.
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