Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 14, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Amanda Darby, a librarian from Frederick, MD
Philip Tiu, am educator from Atlanta, GA
Gordon Moffat, an e-discovery professional from Nashville, TN (1-day total: $24,700)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Gordon $16,000
Amanda $11,000
Philip $10,600

Final Jeopardy! category: THE NOBEL PHYSICS PRIZE

Final Jeopardy! clue: A 2013 laureate, this British man wrote a 1954 thesis on “Problems in the Theory of Molecular Vibrations”

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

Who is Peter Higgs? (Gordon and Amanda both said Hawking)



Philip 10600 + 10598 = 21198 (1-day total: $21,198)
Amanda 11000 – 5000 = 6000
Gordon 16000 – 4000 = 12000

This game just aired in Daytime last week.. Final Jeopardy: NOBEL LAUREATES (He was the subject of a 2014 New York Times article headlined “A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle”). It’s going to confuse a great number of people who watch both Daytime and first-run episodes; I bet that at least one person online (other than myself) will say something about it!

Meanwhile, It’s probably a good idea that Keith is probably on hiatus today. The contestants can do whatever they so desire in Final Jeopardy, but I— let’s just say— would not have made the same decision.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – March 14, 2016"

  1. The answer is not THE RED OCTOBER it is just RED OCTOBER or The Hunt for Red October.

  2. You are correct, Carol. They should not have accepted that.

    • Andy Saunders | March 15, 2016 at 10:16 am |

      You’re both incorrect.

      The clue didn’t say to complete the title. It gave a partial title and then said “this submarine”.

      • Hey, Amanda here. I asked the judges to double check this at the commercial break, because I too didn’t think they should have accepted “the” Red October. Andy is right — their response was that they were looking for the name of the submarine, not the name of the book/movie.

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