Final Jeopardy: U.S. Presidents
The Final Jeopardy question (7/5/2013) in the category “U.S. Presidents” was:
The only 2 men who were U.S. Presidents 10 years after their first inauguration.
4-day champ Ben Ingram has now won $84,831. Today he is up against these two players: Alice Kelly from Towson, MD; and Carlos Hernandez Fisher from Vancouver, BC Canada.
Ben found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Brazilian Geography” before the first break. He was in the lead with $2,200, $1,800 ahead of Alice in second place. He bet $1,800 and he was RIGHT.
This planned city in Brazil’s vast interior has grown from being a construction project in 1956 to 2.6 million people today. show
Ben finished in the lead with $8,800. Carlos was second with $5,000 and Alice was last with $600.
Ben found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Captains Courageous” He was in the lead with $12,400, $5,000 ahead of Carlos in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
In September of 1835, Captain Robert Fitzroy anchored this ship in the Galapagos for a 5-week stay. show
Ben found the last Daily Double in “Science 101.” In the lead with $16,600 now, he had $9,200 more than Carlos in second place. He bet “just $2,000” and thought it was “infra-red.” That was WRONG.
Defined as 10-400 nanometers on the spectrum, these rays fall between visible light & x-rays. show
Ben finished in the lead with $19,400. Carlos was next with $15,400 and Alice was in third place with $4,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO ARE FDR AND GROVER CLEVELAND?
As Alex Trebek said, FDR was a no-brainer because he was elected so many times. (He died in his 4th term). Grover Cleveland served two non-consecutive terms as the 22nd and 24th President of the USA. For more info, see wikipedia’s List of Presidents.
Alice had FDR and Washington. She lost her $1,000 bet and finished with $3,600.
Carlos got it right and bet $4,001, finishing with $19,401.
Ben also got it right and bet $11,401 so he won his 5th match with a hefty $30,801. His 5-day total is a whopping $115,632.