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.

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  1. aaaa says:

    Enjoy your spot in the TofC in late 2014 or early 2015 or whenever they have the TofC Ben. Second champ in three weeks to run the entire week as champion, even if it took shrewd wagering one day to make him a co-champion