Final Jeopardy: State Mottos

The Final Jeopardy question (4/1/2013) in the category “State Mottos” was:

On a state seal since 1850, this one-word motto is found in a story about Archimedes.

2-day champ, Rebecca Rider starts off the week with $46,400 under her belt and these two new challengers to contend with: Alex Stoy, from Tarzana, CA; and Jim Craner from Riverton, IL.

Alex found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Girth of a Nation” before the first break. He was in the lead with $4,000, $2,400 more than Rebecca and Jim, who were tied in second place. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

5,108 miles of border, all with China & Russia. show

Rebecca finished in the lead with $6,000. Alex was second with $5,500 and Jim was last with $3,200.

Jim found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “15 Letters or More.” He just took over the lead and had $8,000, $900 more than Alex in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Drawn only partly from Hemingway’s own experience, “A Farewell to Arms” is described as this 20-letter type of novel. show

Jim found the last Daily Double in “Sociology.” He was in second place with $13,200 when he found it but he was then docked $3,200 for an answer previously judged correct. He still was in second place but now he had $10,000, $4,800 less than Rebecca’s lead. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.

“Counterculture” was a term popularized by Theodore Roszak to describe this decade’s revolt against authority. show

Rebecca finished in the lead with $19,200. Jim was next with $16,800 and Alex was in third place with $4,300.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The State Motto of the State of California is “Eureka.” Eureka comes from the Greek and means “I have found it.” The California State Motto is the only State Motto rendered in Greek.” (Hub Pages: Eureka – The State Motto of California)

Alex was smiling very broadly because he is from California and got it right. He bet $4,200 and finished with $8,500.

Jim thought it was “Hope.” That cost him $8,000. He finished with $8,800.

Rebecca also got it right and bet a whopping $14,600 so she won her third match up with $33,800. Her 3-day total is $80,200. A great start to the week.

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  1. Dragon Lady says:

    Rebecca get a new bra for those girls!