Final Jeopardy: U.S. Constitution

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The Final Jeopardy question (11/20/2012) in the category “U.S. Constitution” was:

Found in Article 3, Sec. 3, & requiring the testimony of 2 witnesses to prove, it’s the only crime defined in the Constitution.

Here we are at last — in the home stretch of the 2012 Teachers Tournament. Colby Burnett is bringing $10,600, the most money, into today’s match. Michael Farabaugh isn’t far behind that with $10,000 and Kate Wilson has $3,000.

Kate found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Literary Relatives.” She was in second place with $3,200, $1,400 behind Michael’s lead. She bet $1,600, guessed Frost and that was WRONG.

His mother, Charlotte Champe Stearns, was a poet & social worker. show

Michael finished in the lead with $6,400. Colby was second with $4,200 and Kate was last with $2,200.

Michael found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Word Origins.” He was in the lead with $7,600, $2,600 more than Colby in second place. He bet $2,600, thought it was the boardwalk and that was WRONG.

This term for the part of a fair or carnival where sideshows and other amusements are located comes from the site of an 1893 expo held in Chicago. show

Michael found the last Daily Double in “States by Lakes.” He was still in the lead, only now with $6,200, $1,200 more than Cobly in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

Lake Bemidji, Bass Lake (a few dozen of those). show

Michael may have found both Daily Doubles, but it was Colby who ran the category “The War of …12,” went on quite a roll and finished in the lead with $20,600. Michael was next with $8,600 and Kate was in third place with $5,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS TREASON?

“The Judicial Branch” is the title of Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution and “Treason” is the title of Section 3. It reads in part “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.” (U.S. Constitution.net)

Kate doubled today’s money, bringing her up to $10,000. With yesterday’s money added in, she finished with $13,000.

Michael bet $5,500, finished with $14,100 today, and a 2-day total of $24,100.

Colby wrote down “perjury.” He only bet $1,929 so he finished today’s match with $18,671. Adding in yesterday’s money gave Colby the win with $29,271. Colby is taking home that grand prize of $100,000.

Michael won $50,000 for finishing in second place and Kate won $25,000.

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