Final Jeopardy: Military Men
The Final Jeopardy question (2/12/2013) in the category “Military Men” was:
On June 6, 1944, he said “The eyes of the world are upon you.”
Last match of the 2013 Teen Tournament, and the winner of today’s match will be taking home a cool $75,000, which could be more, if a contestant made more than that, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. Here’s what the contestant are bringing into today’s game: Nilai Sarda $19,000; Barrett Block, $17,600; and Leonard Cooper $3.000.
Nilai has been starting off in the $800 row. His first pick today was the $800 clue in “How Nobel of Them,” and he landed right on the Jeopardy! round Daily Double. No one had a dime, but he risked the $1,000 allowance, took a shot with Jimmy Carter, but that was WRONG.
He got his job at age 4; 49 years later, in 1989, he won a Nobel Peace Prize. show
Leonard finished in the lead with $5,800. Nilai was second with $4,800 and Barrett was last with $1,800.
Nilai found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “It Happened in February.” He had the lead with $8,400, $2,600 more than Leonard in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Though technically in winter, the protests that toppled Egypt’s leader in February 2012 were part of this. show
Leonard found the last Daily Double in “American Lit.” He was now in the lead with $18,200, $4,600 more than Nilai in second place. Incredibly, or maybe not, he bet a whopping $18,000, knowing it was his only shot to get ahead of Nilai, and he was RIGHT.
In Reginald Rose’s play “Twelve Angry Men,” the men are all members of one of these. show
Leonard finished in the lead with $37,000. Nilai was next with $14,400 and Barrett was in third place with $9,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower sent his message that we will accept nothing less than victory to the Armed Forces of the United States just prior to the D-Day Invasion in Normandy France on June 6, 1944. (General Eisenhower’s D-Day Speech)
Barrett got it right. He doubled today’s score to $18,000 plus yesterday’s $17,600, gave him $35,600.
Nilai wrote down Winston Churchill. He crossed that out in favor of FDR. That cost him $7,000, so he finished with $7,400 today and adding in yesterday’s $19,000 gave him $26,400.
Leonard wrote down “some guy in Normandy, but I just won $75,000”. He didn’t bet anything so he ended with a 2-day total of $40,000 from yesterday and he did indeed win $75,000.
What an exciting finish to the 2013 Teen Tournament. Kudos to Leonard for that gutsy bet, and kudos to Barrett for getting this Final Jeopardy correct.
Both Barrett and Nilai exceeded the second place and third place guarantees of $25,000 and $15,000, respectively.