Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 3, 2016


Today’s contestants:

Nicole Throckmorton, an 11th-grade English and creative writing teacher from Williamsburg, VA
Jason Sterlacci, a 6th-grade English teacher from Somerset, NJ
Greg Greenzweig, a high school art teacher from Pennsville, NJ

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Jason $20,000
Nicole $10,000
Greg $6,400

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. MEMORIALS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Symbolic bookends, these 2 neighboring memorials mark the beginning & end of U.S. involvement in World War II

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What are the USS Arizona and the USS Missouri? (Greg had just the Arizona; Jason Pearl Harbor Memorial and Ariz; Nicole FDR and D-Day)



Greg 6400 – 6400 = 0
Nicole 10000 – 5000 = 5000
Jason 20000 – 1000 = 19000

Have you heard? Jeopardy! made an announcement today regarding Canadians — once the online test problems get fixed, there will be Canadian auditions!

Semifinalists & Wild Card Standings:
Monday: Chris Tempro
Tuesday: Jason Sterlacci

1. Lauren Gilmore $11,000 ($9,200)
2. Nicole Throckmorton $5,000 ($10,000)
3. Dianne Lee $100 ($2,600)
4. Greg Greenzweig $0 ($6,400)


From the Battleship Missouri Memorial website:

On December 7, 1991, the Missouri returned to the historic waters of Pearl Harbor for the 50th anniversary commemoration of the attack on the Hawaiian Islands. Moored a short distance from the USS Arizona Memorial, the Missouri and Arizona provide a symbolic connection from the “day which will live in infamy” to the formal ending of World War II.

Her final mission complete, the officers and crew of the Missouri now prepared for the difficult task of retiring the historic battleship. On March 31, 1992, the Missouri was decommissioned for the final time; the last active service battleship in the world, her departing officers and crew the last battleship sailors.

Though her active naval service is complete, her legacy is not forgotten. On January 29, 1999, after years of dedicated community effort, the Battleship Missouri returned to service as centerpiece of the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

The Missouri is placed so that it “watches over” the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor.

Also: I did not realize that the Missouri was the last battleship. Today I learned!

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 3, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | May 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm |

    Tonight’s stats:
    Jason $20,800 Coryat; 27 R, 3 W, 42.11% in first
    Nicole $9,400 Coryat; 12 R, 2 W, 21.05% in first
    Greg $6,400 Coryat; 10 R, 6 W, 26.32% in first
    9 Triple Stumpers

  2. Aren’t they letting people get away with mispronounciations?? He clearly said “circadian” instead of “cicadian.” And I don’t know how he pronounced Duvalier but it didn’t sound correct to me.

    • Andy Saunders | May 3, 2016 at 8:29 pm |

      Thanks for visiting, Linda:
      – I believe you’re incorrect on the first point: the rhythm is known as circadian, with the R. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circadian
      – It did sound funny; however, Jason pluralized Duvalier — as there were two of them (Papa Doc and Baby Doc).
      No problem with me on either one!

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