Final Jeopardy: Billboard No. 1 Albums

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The Final Jeopardy question (11/27/2012) in the category “Billboard No. 1 Albums” was:

The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & ’63.

Lucas Peterson won yesterday’s game with $13,900. Today he is up against these two players: Mary Folley, from Charlotte, NC and John Fausz, from St. Louis, MO.

John found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “City Nicknames.” He was in second place with $2,000, $600 behind Lucas in the lead. He made it a true Daily Double and did not know so he was WRONG.

This city named for one in England & home to many a steel mill: “The Pittsburgh of the South”.
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Lucas finished in the lead with $5,400. Mary was second with $2,400 and John was last with $1,400.

Lucas found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “‘Ing’lish.” He was running the category and now had $9,800, a $5,600 lead over John in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

Adjective meaning worked into the fiber or texture of something.
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Lucas found the last Daily Double in “Memorials.” He now had a runaway lead with $25,600, $17,200 more than Mary in second place. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.

Davenport Park in the city of Bangor is home to a memorial remembering this battleship.
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Lucas finished in the lead with $27,600. Mary was next with $8,400 and John was in third place with $5,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS WEST SIDE STORY?

“The combined genius of Bernstein and Sondheim made West Side Story one of the quintessential American musical films of all time and made its soundtrack one of the world’s most successful albums, too. ” (Amazon: West Side Story Soundtrack)

John thought it was “The Sound of Music.” That cost him $2,601. He finished with $3,199.

Mary got it right and added $3,201 to her score, finishing with $11,601.

Lucas also wrote down “The Sound of Music.” He lost $7,600 but still won the game with the remaining $20,000. His 2-day total is $33,900.

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