Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Names

The Final Jeopardy question (4/3/2013) in the category “20th Century Names” was:

In 2012, her picture replaced that of Julio Argentina Roca on a currency note.

4-day champ Rebecca Rider managed to hang in there yesterday with a Final Jeopardy! triple stumper. Her total winnings so far are $86,600. Today her competition comes from: Scott Brill from Shelton, CT; and Tara Curcio from Medford, NJ.

Rebecca found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Alphanumeric Terms.” She was in the lead with $3,600, $200 more than Tara in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and said K6 so that was WRONG.

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Tara finished in the lead with $4,800. Scott was second with $3,600 and Rebecca was last with $2,800.

Tara found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “National Flowers.” She was now in second place with $6,800, $2,400 behind Rebecca, back in the lead after charging through the No. 1 Hits category. Tara bet $3,000 and guessed Poland. That was WRONG.

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The last Daily Double was in the category “Poet, Know It” but time ran out and we didn’t get to see it!

Rebecca finished in the lead with $13,200. Tara was next with $7,400 and Scott was right behind her with $7,200.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In July of 2012, “(Argentine) President Cristina Fernandez revealed the new 100-peso note Wednesday night on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the death of Evita Peron. She’s the first woman to appear on any Argentine banknote. Fernandez, whose party was inspired by Evita’s husband, strongman Juan Peron, said the initial printing will be commemorative, but she said she wants all new 100-peso notes to eventually carry the former first lady’s image, replacing that of Julio Argentino Roca, a 19th century president.” (U.K. Guardian: Evita Fits the Bill)

Scott bet $7,100. He finished with $14,300.

Tara bet it all and finished with $14,800.

Rebecca bet $1,800 so she won this one with $15,000. Her 5-day total is now $101,600.

We should have put Rebecca on our list of Top 12 candidates for next year’s Tournament of Champions yesterday, when she surpassed Sara Garnett, but we’ve got her on there now.

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  1. Anne says:

    What the heck was wrong with Tara Curcio tonight on Jeopardy…I’ve never seen anyone quite so competitive or obviously disdainful of the champion (in this case, Rebecca.) Did something happen backstage between the two? I think even Alex noticed something amiss.