Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – April 12, 2016


I’m looking forward to today’s game; both Carter and Ricky should be able to join us on the next #JeopardyLivePanel episode, Saturday April 16 at 8:30 PM Eastern!

Meanwhile, Ricky’s 2-day total has been a pretty average $40,000 — but there have been a pair of runaways in there! Will he make it 3-for-3 today and make it onto the ToC list?

On with the festivities!

Today’s contestants:

Joyce Lynch, a water exercise instructor from Austin, TX
Carter Spires, a law student from Birmingham, AL
Ricky Young, a tax accountant originally from Canyonville, OR (2-day total: $40,000)

There was a BRIDGES category in the Jeopardy! round. The Arthur Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC was not mentioned, much to Ben Ingram’s chagrin, I’m sure!

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Carter $13,600
Ricky $13,000
Joyce $11,800

Final Jeopardy! category: THE 1960s

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1963 he wrote to MLK seeking a united front of “all Negro factions” against “a common problem posed by a common enemy”

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Malcolm X?



Joyce 11800 + 6000 = 17800
Ricky 13000 + 10601 = 23601
Carter 13600 + 12401 = 26001 (1-day total: $26,001)

Here’s the letter:

The present racial crisis in this country carries within it powerful destructive ingredients that may soon erupt into an uncontrollable explosion. The seriousness of this situation demands that immediate steps must be taken to solve this crucial problem, by those who have genuine concern before the racial powder keg explodes.

A United Front involving all Negro factions, elements and their leaders is absolutely necessary.
A racial explosion is more destructive than a nuclear explosion.

If capitalistic Kennedy and communistic Khrushschev can find something in common on which to form a United Front despite their tremendous ideological differences, it is a disgrace for Negro leaders not to be able to submerge our “minor” differences in order to seek a common solution to a common problem posed by a Common Enemy.

On Saturday, August 10th, from 1 – 7 p.m., the Muslims are sponsoring another giant outdoor rally at 116th Street and Lenox Avenue. Two previous rallies this summer at the same location, attracted 5000 to 7000 Harlemites respectively. We expect our largest crowd this time, rain or shine.

We are inviting several Negro leaders to give their analysis of the present race problem and also their solution. We will also explain Mr. Muhammad’s solution.

There will be no debating, arguing, criticizing, or condemning. I will moderate the meeting and guarantee order and courtesy for all speakers. This rally is designed not only to reflect the spirit of unity, but it will give you a chance to present your views to the largest and most explosive elements in Metropolitan New York.

If you cannot come, please send your representative. Invitations to participate have been sent to: Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, Dr. Adam C. Powell, James Farmer, Whitney Young, A. Phillip Randolph, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Dr. Joseph H. Jackson and James Forman.

An immediate reply would be appreciated.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – April 12, 2016"

  1. Cheri Alstrom-Naneng | April 13, 2016 at 12:05 am |

    Today’s jeopardy (Tuesday, April 12, 2016) offended me. I am an Alaska Native Yup’ik and my family and I watch jeopardy after the evening news while eating dinner. One of the categories in today’s show was “Native Americans.” As we watched the show, all the other categories were called upon and the contestants left the “Native Americans” category last, like they did not want to call on it, they were ignoring it. Even on TV game shows Natives are discriminated against.

    • Andy Saunders | April 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm |

      I can see why you’d be disappointed, Cheri — after all, I personally get disappointed on the often occurrence where my favorite categories get picked last — but I personally think it’s debatable as to if it’s a sign of discrimination. After all, *something* has to be picked last on the board! I highly doubt that Ricky, Carter, or Joyce intended any slight whatsoever that the category was picked last — and after all, as Carter said on Twitter — he did get a couple of the clues in the category correct!

  2. I’ve been binging on Jeopardy! lately and have realized the strategic gameplay is undervalued — It’s not 100% trivia. Joyce had this game if she just strategically played the game. In Double Jeopardy, she got the last DD in the Poets category, which she had been sweeping at that point, not even hesitating on the answers. She was in 3rd, but had the opportunity to take the lead if she wagered a substantial chunk of her money. Instead she wagered less than 50% of her money. The clue came, she didn’t hesitate, got the answer correct, and subsequently was a few thousand behind at the point as wasn’t able to surpass either one of them with the handful of remaining clues. If she just wagered enough to take the lead or made it a true DD, she would’ve most likely won. She played not to lose instead of to win. I was screaming at the TV for her to make it a true DD since she was dominating the category and was in 3rd place at that point. Too bad for her.

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