Final Jeopardy: Transportation

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The Final Jeopardy question (6/27/2013) in the category “Transportation” was:

Susan B. Anthony said this new fad had “done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

New champ Gabe Gales won $27,950 yesterday because he was the only player who saw “Pulp Fiction”! Today he takes on these two players: Darryl Campbell from Seattle, WA; and Laura Amundson from Des Moines, IA.

Darrly found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Shakespeare: Act II, Scene I.” He was in the lead with $3,800, $2,800 more than Gabe in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

“Prospero my lord shall know what I have done… so, king, go safely on to seek they son.” show

Darryl finished in the lead with $6,800. Gabe was second with $5,600 and Laura was last with $2,600.

Laura found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “American Lives.” Still in third place, she now had $4,600, $2,600 less than Darryl’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.

Lois Scharf’s biography of this 20th century woman is subtitled “First Lady of American Liberalism” show

Gabe found the last Daily Double in “Colleges with Mass. Appeal.” He was in third place with $10,400, $6,400 behind Darryl’s lead. He bet $3,000, but the clue did not ring a bell with him and all he could do was guess MIT. That was WRONG.

The motto of this university named for a Supreme Court Justice is “Truth, even unto its innermost parts.” show

Darryl finished in the lead with $16,800. Laura was next with $12,200 and Gabe was in third place with $8,200.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS THE BICYCLE?

“I think,” Miss Anthony said, “it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. The moment she takes her seat she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammelled womanhood.” Miss Anthony also felt that bloomers were the proper attire for bicycling. “Safety, as well as modesty, demands bloomers or extremely short skirts.” (The Selected Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: An Awful Hush, 1895 to 1906)

Gabe wrote down “roller skating.” That cost him $1,300 and he finished with $6,900.

Laura got it right and bet $8,195. She finished with $20,395.

Darryl wrote down “the Sunday Drive.” He bet $7,601 so he ended up with $9,199.

So Laura Amundson is the latest champ in a new string of one-day champs, which she will try to put an end to tomorrow.

Meantime, VJ won her bet that Laura would be the only one to know FJ.

A good game shout out to Darryl anyway, except for one thing: On that $1,600 Stevie Wonder clue — La La La x4, this part-French title, “Lovely as a summer day” — Darry said “Ma Cherie Amour.’ If that was correct, the title would be ALL French not PART French. The real title of the song is “My Cherie Amour.” So we think Darryl really should have finished with $13,600.

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  1. john blahuta says:

    again, a rather strange bet by # 2. I would have understood a bet of 2.999 , hoping that the leader would be wrong and bet the probable 7.601. but since she bet more than the 2.999 she might as well risked everything, it would not have mattered. if Darryl was wrong, she would have won more, if he was right then laura would have lost either way. imo the 8.195 made no sense really.