Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, November 7, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: STATE BIRDS
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Oddly, the California gull is the state bird of this landlocked state
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kat Lewin, a composition lecturer from Irvine, California
||Georjean McKeeman, a homemaker from Prescott, Arizona
||Chuck Dunn, a mathematics professor from Tigard, Oregon (1-day total: $22,400)
What is Utah?
The California gull (Larus californicus) is the state bird of Utah because of the “Miracle of the Gulls”, where they assisted Mormon settlers by eating thousands of “Mormon crickets” (actually closer to katydids) that were devouring the settlers’ spring 1848 crops. A seagull monument, located in front of Salt Lake Assembly Hall in Temple Square, was erected to commemorate the event.
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