Final Jeopardy: Food & Drink

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The Final Jeopardy question (6/18/2013) in the category “Food & Drink” was:

A sign of a trend, in 2010 this product passed Pepsi to move into the No. 2 spot in U.S. soft drink popularity.

Today we look to new champ Andrew Moore to break yet another string of one day champs. He won a whopping $31,201 in yesterday’s game, and we’re still impressed that he knew how Dear Abby picked her pen name! Today he takes on these two players: Eugene Chuang from Boston, MA; and Robin Raffer from Brooklyn, NY.

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “2001: A Category Odyssey” very early– the 5th clue chosen. He was in second place with $1,400, $200 behind Eugene’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

On January 20 he administered the oath of office to George W. Bush.
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Andrew finished in the lead with $8,400. Eugene was second with $3,000 and Robin was last with $800.

Andrew found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Philosophy Through the Ages.” He had the lead with $10,800 now, $8,800 more than Robin in second place. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

During his 11 years as a student at the U. of Copenhagen, he wrote, “What is truth but to live for an idea?” show

Andrew found the last Daily Double in “Das ‘K’apital.” He had just got the lead back with $13,700, and was now $900 ahead of Robin in second place. He bet $4,000 in an effort to reclaim lost ground, and he was RIGHT.

In 1990, Iraq’s army damaged many of this Arab capital’s buildings, & forced many of its citizens to flee. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $17,700. Robin was next with $12,800 and Eugene was in third place with $6,600.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS DIET COKE?

According to a USA Today article (3/11/2011), “The top 10 sodas in the U.S., in order of popularity, are: Coke, Diet Coke, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Sprite, Diet Pepsi, Diet Mountain Dew, Diet Dr Pepper and Fanta.” The trend referred to in the clue is the shift toward the purchase of diet soft drinks, since in the year 2000, only 2 of the Top 10 were diet sodas.

Eugene picked Dr. Pepper. That cost him $3,600 and he finished with $3,000.

Robin thought it was Snapple and lost $8,000 on that. She finished with $4,800.

Andrew got it right and bet $7,901 so he won his second match with $25,601 and he now has a 2-day total of $56,802, making more in 2 days than our last 3-day champ, Tim Anderson.

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