Final Jeopardy: Museums

The Final Jeopardy question (2/14/2013) in the category “Museums” was:

Its collection includes at 16″ high architects’ model of its first permanent building opened in 1939.

Day 2 of the Tournament of Champions quarter-finals. Today’s players are Colby Burnett, who won the Teacher’s Tournament ($100,000); David Menchaca, a 5x winner ($115,503) and Joel Pool, a 6x winner ($116,803).

Colby found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Great Briton” on the second pick of the game. Having answered the first pick correctly, he was the only one with any money — $200. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

In 1997 a memorial fund in her name was established to continue her humanitarian work.

Colby finished in the lead with $7,600. David was second with $3,800 and Joel was last with $3,000.

David found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “U.S. Politics.” He was still in second place with $5,400, $2,600 less than Colby in the lead. He bet $2,600, guessed Strom Thurmond and that was WRONG.

1968 was the last time a third party candidate captured a state. Nixon won 32 red states; Humphrey took 13 blues and this independent won a bloc of 5 southern states.

Colby found the last Daily Double in “Pin the Tale on the Writer.” He had a commanding lead with $9,600, double what David had in second place. Colby said he wasn’t going to Roger Craig this one (referring to a prior DD fiasco of his). He only bet $800, and he was undoubtedly very glad he did. He guessed Mark Twain and that was WRONG.

“The Adventure of the Speckled Band” (1892)

Colby finished in the lead with $15,200. David was next with $11,600 and Joel was in third place with $5,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


We could not find a link to the photo in the clue, but here is an interesting link to the original press release of facts about the new building. It has the Museum’s then phone number Circle 7-7470 and in one part they made a mistake. There was no correction tape or whiteout in those days so they xxxxxx’d out the line and typed the correct information above that.

Joel wrote down “Building Museum.” He lost everything he had.

David thought it was the Guggenheim. He didn’t bet a nickel so he stayed at $11,600.

Colby got it right. He added $1,200 to his score, finishing with $16,400 and winning the second semi-finalist spot.

And we can start up our Wild Card list today:
Jason Shore: $14,000
Stephanie Jass: $13,000
David Menchaca: $11,600

They look a bit low, don’t they? Heh! They might end up being high if this low FJ bet trend continues.

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  1. tariqabjotu says:

    The image used in the clue is at