Final Jeopardy: Science
The Final Jeopardy question (5/3/2013) in the category “Science” was:
For a 1953 paper, Odile Crick drew the diagram showing the structure of this.
John Anneken is now a 2-day champ with winnings of $32,911. In the last match of the week, he is up against these two players: Jerald Lentini from Silver Spring, MD.; and Mark Reeves from Bowling Green, KY.
Jerald found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The Big ‘Board’.” He was in the lead with $1,400, $1,000 more than John in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
In the 1950s, the Brown family took on this Topeka organization in the Supreme Court. show
Jerald finished in the lead with $8,000. John was second with $5,000 and Mark was last with $2,800.
John found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “14-Letter Words.” He just got in the lead with $12,600, $600 more than Jerald, now in second place. He bet $4.000 and he was RIGHT.
Here’s Faust with this fellow in red, who’s one heck of a bargainer. show
Mark found the last Daily Double in “Seeking Asylums.” He was in third place with $11,600, $3,400 behind John’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Composer Bedrich Smetna died in an asylum in this world capital. show
John finished in the lead with $15,000. Mark was next with $13,600 and Jerald was in third place with $11,600.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Odile (Crick) later became widely known for the iconic drawing of the double-helical structure of DNA, which her husband co-discovered with James Watson in 1953. Her sketch became a reference for other scientists and is still considered a symbol of biochemical discovery.” (Salk Institute)
Jerald bet $11,000. He finished with $22,600.
Mark bet $12,000, finishing with $25,600.
John bet $12,201 so he won his third match with $27,201. His 3-day total is $60,112 but we won’t be seeing John again for a couple of weeks since we’ll all be watching the Jeopardy! College Tournament beginning on Monday.