Final Jeopardy: Born & Died

The Final Jeopardy question (11/13/2012) in the category “Born & Died” was:

He was born in 1728 in Yorkshire, England and died in a skirmish February 14, 1779 in Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii.

In the last quarter-final match of the Teachers Tournament, we meet Kate Wilson from Montgomery, AL; Drew Joanides from Miami, FL and  Whitney Collins from New York, NY. One of them will be the last teacher to advance to the semi-finals.

Drew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “9-Letter Words.” He was in third place with $2,600, $800 behind Kate’s lead. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.

A standard of measurement, especially one 3 feet long.

Whitney finished in the lead with $4,800. Kate was second with $3,400 and Drew was last with $3,400.

Kate found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Name that Bible Book.” She was in the lead with $7,600, thanks to her knowledge of this very same category. She now had $400 more than Whitney. She bet $2,000, and guessed it was I Coriinthians and that was WRONG.*

It says “Salute Andronicus” & “Salute Asyncritus.”

*FYI, these phrases are not rendered like this in every version of the Bible, although, ironically, one that does is the King James version. The previous clue did have a specific reference to the King James version. (It has a 3-letter title in the King James version.) So we think they should have made reference to the fact that certain versions, but not all, use that language.

Drew found the last Daily Double in “Native Americans.” He was now in the lead with $13,400, $1,800 more than Kate in second place. He bet $1,400, and he was RIGHT.

On Feb. 11, 1805, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau was born to this Shoshone woman at Fort Mandan, North Dakota.

Drew finished in the lead with $16,400. Kate was next with $11,600 and Whitney was in third place with $9,600.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


After enjoying the hospitality of the Hawaaians at Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook resumed his exploration of the Northern Pacific, but he and his crew had to return after the foremast of the Resolution broke. Cook was not welcomed back and he and his crew got into it with the natives. According to Hawaiian tradition, he was killed by a chief named Kalanimanokahoowaha or Kanaina. Read more about what happened here: The Demise of Captain Cook.

Whitney bet $2,001. She finished with $11,601.

Kate bet $7601. She finished with $19,201.

Drew bet $6,801 so he won the semi-final spot with $23,201. Kate and Whitney aren’t going anywhere though. Their final scores qualified both of them for Wild Card spots!

Teachers Tournament Semi-Finalists:
Marion Penning $26,801
Drew Joanides $23,201
Brenton Montie $21,200
Colby Burnett $20,001
John Hines $8,399

Wild Card Spots:
Marcia Edmundson $20,100
Kate Wilson $19,201
Michael Farabaugh $18,000
Whitney Collins $11,601

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