Final Jeopardy: The 1990s

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The Final Jeopardy question (3/26/2013) in the category “The 1990s” was:

The 7th and last American to stay there was aerodynamic scientist Andy Thomas, with 130 days there in 1998.

2-day champ Rachel Liptak has racked up $48,002 so far. Today, she’ll compete a third time against these two new players: Pat Clevenger, from Chalfant Borough, PA; and Christine Muldoon, from Regina, SK Canada.

Rachel found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Pulitzer-Winning Biographies.” She was in the lead with $6,800, $1,200 more than Pat in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

Joseph Lash won in 1972 for his touching portrait of this wartime President & First Lady. show

Rachel finished in the lead with $7,800. Pat was next with $5,600 and Christine was last with $4,000.

Pat found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “German Words on Loan to English.” He was still in second place, but now had $6,400, $$1,800 less than Rachel’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

It’s a ghost or spirit that makes its presence known with noises. show

Rachel found the last Daily Double in “Musical Theatre.” She had $19,800, $11,300 more than Pat in second place. She bet $2,000, and guessed “steamboat.” That was WRONG.

“Cotton Blossom” the opening song of this musical is also the name of the title vessel. show

Rachel finished in the lead with $18,600. Christine was next with $13,200 and Pat was in third place with $10,100.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

“As the crown jewel of the space program of the former Soviet Union, Mir station floated in orbit above Earth for fifteen years from 1986 to 2001.” Highlights of Mir’s history can be found on this page on Space Today Online. Andy Thomas is under June 1998.

Pat got it right and collected an extra $6,000 to finish with $16,100.

Christine thought it was the International Space Station. She bet all her money and wound up with nothing.

Rachel also picked the ISS. She lost $8,000 and finished in second place with $10,600, making Pat Clevenger the new Jeopardy! champ.

Congrats to Pat on knowing the correct FJ answer and, of course, on the win!

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