Final Jeopardy: Beatles Songs
The Final Jeopardy question (3/14/2013) in the category “Beatles Songs” was:
It was one of the Beatles’ longest song and the one to spend the most time at No. 1 on the U.S. charts.
Drew Horwood is now a 7-day champ with winnings of $124,296. His competition in his 8th game comes from: Tom Canterbury, from Tuscaloosa, AL; and Anne Olson, from Venice, CA.
Anne found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Stones.” She was in second place with $1,600, $400 less than Tom in the lead. She bet $800 and she was RIGHT.
Carved in 196 B.C., its text lists the good things the Pharaoh has done for the priests & people of Egypt.
Tom finished in the lead with $4,000. Drew was second with $3,800 and Anne was last with $2,400.
Tom found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Females of Greek Myth.” He was now in second place with $6,000, $1,400 behind Drew’s lead. He bet $2,400, thought it was Elektra but that was WRONG.
This daughter (& sister) of Oedipus was with him when he died at Colonus.
Tom found the last Daily Double in “North American Rivers.” With $5,200, he was still in second place, but now he was $2,600 behind Drew’s lead. He bet that $2,600 to catch up and took a shot with the Red River but that was WRONG.
Its major tributaries include the Spokane, Yakima & Kootenai Rivers.
Drew finished in the lead with an unbeatable $13,800. Anne was next with $6,800 and Tom was in third place with $2,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“More than seven minutes in length, “Hey Jude” was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as number one in the United States — the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles’ single, and tied the record for longest stay at number one (until the record was broken by “You Light Up My Life”).” (wikipedia)
Tom doubled his dough and finished with $5,200.
Anne bet $5,000 and that brought her up to $11,800.
Drew bet $4, even though he could safely have added $199. But, no matter, he won the match with $14,804. His 8-day total is $138,100.