Final Jeopardy: Dog Breeds

The Final Jeopardy question (12/20/2012) in the category “Dog Breeds” was:

Alphabetically, this breed is last on the recognized list of the American Kennel Club.

3-day champ Susan Jann didn’t know Final Jeopardy! for the first time yesterday, but she won anyway and brought her 3-day total up to $53,800. Today she competes against these two players: Mike Wallace, from Sunnyside, NY and Jen Ruth, from Aurora, CO.

Jen found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Authors’ Former Jobs.” She was in the hole with a negative $200. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.

This novelist served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1984 to 1990.

Susan finished in the lead with $4,000. Jen was second with $2,400 and Mike was last with $2,000.

Susan found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Birth of a Nation.” She was in a tie for the lead with Mike at $9,200, $6,400 more than Jen in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

This country: June 17, 1944 with Sveinn Bjornsson as its first president.

Mike found the last Daily Double in “Old McDonald Had.” He was in the lead with $14,800, $800 more than Susan in second place. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.

From 1952 to 1965 Pittsburgh-born David McDonald had the title President to the union of these workers.

Mike finished in the lead with $17,800. Susan was next with $14,000 and Jen was in third place with $7,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The Yorkshire Terrier may be last alphabetically on the breed list, but in a recently published book, American Kennel Club Top 5 Breeds Owners Guide For Brainiacs, the AKC lists it as 5th in its Top Five Breeds. The others are No. 1 – Labrador Retriever; No. 2 – German Shepherd; No. 3 – Beagle; and No. 4 – Golden Retriever. See the AKC’s entire breed list here.

Jen wrote down “Weimaraner,” the first alphabetically of 7 dog breeds beginning with the letter W. She lost $7500 and finished with $100.

Susan got it right and bet $6,000 so she finished with $20,0000.

Mike also got it right. He bet a healthy $11,000 so he won the game with $28,800 and became our new Jepardy! champ. Great work!

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