Final Jeopardy: Art & Activism

The Final Jeopardy question (12/25/2012) in the category “Art & Activism” was:

Though being added to much more slowly than 20 years ago, it’s now 1.3 million sq. ft., too big to display in one place.

New champ, Kris Hamilton won $16,200 in Christmas Eve’s game. How will he make out Christmas Day? That depends on how well he competes against these two players: Tom McGrath, from Chicago, IL and Beth Copenhaver, from Johns Creek, GA.

Tom found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Religion & Flags.” He was in second place with $1,200, $600 behind Tom’s lead. He bet $1,000 on this Video DD, and he was RIGHT.

A wheel of moral law or dharma is seen here on this country’s flag.

Tom finished in the lead with $5,400. Kris was second with $4,800 and Beth was last with $2,000.

Tom found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Son of ….” He had $7,800, a $2,600 lead over Kris in second place. He bet $3,000, guessed “Mc” and that was WRONG.

This common Irish prefix comes from the French for son.

Kris found the last Daily Double in “Novel T’s.” He was now in the lead with $12,800, $3,600 more than Tom in second place. He bet $2,000, and came up with “Tuesdays with Morrie.” That was WRONG.

The preface to this mega-bestseller begins, “I’d never given much thought to how I would die.”

Kris finished in the lead with $12,400. Tom was next with $10,400 and Beth was in third place with $2,800.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Weighing 54 tons and composed of more than 48,000 panels dedicated to more than 94,000 individuals, The AIDS Memorial Quilt is the premier symbol of the AIDS pandemic, our greatest HIV prevention education tool and the largest ongoing piece of community folk art in the world.” (The Aids Memorial Quilt)

Beth bet $1,001. She finished with $3,801.

Tom bet $10,391, finishing with $20,791.

Kris bet $8,401 so he won his second game, finishing with $20,801 today. His 2-day total is $37,001.

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