Final Jeopardy: Toy Brands

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The Final Jeopardy question (7/30/2013) in the category “Toy Brands” was:

In 1966 this company produced 706 million elements of its product; in 2011 it produced 36 billion.

Competing today in the Kids Tournament are: John Wilkins from Chevy Chase, MD; Sallie Rawlston, from Soddy-Daisy, TN; and Aarin Martinez, from Torrance, CA.

John found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Book Talk.” He was in the lead with $3,200, $2,200 ahead of Aarin in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

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John finished in the lead with $9,400. Aarin was second with $6,600 and Sallie was last with $800, but when they returned from the break, Sallie was award $1,200 more dollars on an answer previously judged incorrect. So at the start of the second round, she had $2,000.

Sallie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Early American History.” She was in third place with $2,800, $6,200 behind John’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Aarin found the last Daily Double in “Animals in Poetry.” In third place with $6,200, she was $5,200 behind Sallie’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.

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John finished in the lead with $16,600. Sallie was next with $11,800 and Aarin was in third place with $7,600.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS LEGO?

“The History of Lego spans almost 100 years of the existence of a toy that grew from small wooden playthings in the early 20th century into the center of a vast market of plastic building bricks that dominated the world markets for decades.” (wikipedia)

Aarin wrote down Mattel, crossed that out and wrote in Barbie. She lost $6,000 and finished with $1,600.

Sallie wrote down Hasbro. That cost her $9,000 and she finished with $2,800.

John had Mattel. He lost $5,000, finishing with $11,600, which earned him the top prize of $15,000.

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