Final Jeopardy: World Cities

The Final Jeopardy question (4/11/2013) in the category “World Cities” was:

Founded in 1521, 44 years before St. Augustine, Fla., it’s the oldest city est. by Europeans on what is now U.S. territory.

2-day champ Adam Holquist is up to $36,299 in winnings. Today he takes on these two players: Diane Mezzanotte, from Laurel, MD; and Brad Tytel, from Brooklyn, NY.

Brad found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Monarchs of England.” He was in second place with $3,200, $3,400 behind Adam’s lead. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

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Adam finished in the lead with $8,400. Brad was second with $4,400 and Diane was last with $800.

Adam found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “General Science.” He had the lead with $12,800, $6,800 more than Diane in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

Since limestone is transformed into marble under severe heat, marble is classified as this type of rock. show

Adam found the last Daily Double in “Greek Deity’s Resumé.” He had the lead now with $23,000, $17,800 more than Diane in second place. Yes, you read that right. He bet another $5,000, and he was RIGHT again.

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Adam finished in the lead with $30,400. Diane was next with $5,200 and Brad was in third place with $3,600.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Juan Ponce de León was famous for his voyage to Florida as well as for his association with the legend of the Fountain of Youth. He also discovered the Gulf stream and established the oldest European settlement in Puerto Rico. (Buzzle: Juan Ponce de León Timeline)

Brad wrote down “Santa Fe.” He lost his $1,700 bet and finished with $1,900.

Diane drew a blank, a $2,000 blank. She finished with $3,200.

Adam got it right and bet $9,600, making his winnings a phenomenal $40,000 even, and just like that, Adam jumps into 4th place on our 2014 TOC Top 12 list with a 3-day total of $76,299.

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