Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 25, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Anthony Szabo, an office manager from Portland, OR
Kathy Krebs, a realtor from Philadelphia, PA
Pranjal Vachaspati, a PhD student from Shaker Heights, OH (4-day total: $89,188)

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. MONUMENTS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Tuskegee Institute President Robert Moton couldn’t sit with the other speakers at its 1922 dedication

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What is the Lincoln Memorial?


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From the National Museum of American History:

On May 30, 1922, a large crowd gathered for the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial. The seating, like much of Washington, was segregated by race, yet the organizers chose Dr. Robert Russo Moton, President of Tuskegee Institute, as the keynote speaker. Addressing the mostly white crowd, Moton delivered the first of what would be many civil rights speeches at the memorial. He challenged the audience to consider Lincoln’s call for a “new birth of freedom.” From that day forward, the Lincoln Memorial became a national gathering place for groups demanding racial and social justice.

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9 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 25, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 25, 2016 at 2:02 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Pranjal $22,500
    Anthony $5,900
    Kathy -$600

    Final Scores:
    Anthony $5,900 + $5,900 = $11,800
    Pranjal $22,500 + $10,000 = $32,500 (5-day total: $121,688)

    Daily Double locations:
    1) VICE PRESIDENTS $400 (12th pick)
    Anthony 2200 -500 (Pranjal 2600 Kathy -400)

    2) HOLY MOSES! $1600 (10th pick)
    Pranjal 15400 -7500 (Anthony 300 Kathy -1400)
    3) STATE FLOWERS $1600 (11th pick)
    Pranjal 7900 +7000 (Anthony 200 Kathy -1400)

    Unplayed clues:
    DJ! round: HOLY MOSES! 400; SPORTS NICKNAMES 800, 1200 & 1600

    Game Stats:
    Pranjal 24,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 3 incorrect, 45.28% in first on buzzer
    Anthony 6,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer
    Kathy -600 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer

    Pranjal Vachaspati’s stats:
    125 correct
    21 incorrect
    7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: 14,810)
    4/5 in Final Jeopardy
    45.39% in first on buzzer (123/271)
    Average Coryat: $19,520

    Pranjal Vachaspati, to win:
    6 games: 74.20%
    7: 55.05%
    8: 40.85%
    9: 30.31%
    10: 22.49%
    Avg. streak: 7.875 games.

  2. What was the wording of the VP question about succeeding the president? I missed the exact wording.

    • Andy Saunders | July 25, 2016 at 9:51 pm |

      He was the first Vice President to assume the presidency upon the assassination of a President

      (I almost got tripped up by the “assassination” myself – remember, WH Harrison wasn’t assassinated, he just died)

  3. Roy Mingus | July 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm |

    Prajna mispronounced Montevideo and did not get points deducted.

    • Andy Saunders | July 26, 2016 at 5:33 pm |

      His pronunciation could be conceivably spelled properly so it was ruled acceptable.

      Also: his name is Pranjal.

  4. Larry Rivetz | July 26, 2016 at 6:52 pm |

    Every reference to the dedication ceremony of the Lincoln Memorial says, though black spectators were segregated, Robert Moton was treated with respect and seated with the other difgnitaries near Robert Lincoln.

    • Andy Saunders | July 26, 2016 at 7:14 pm |

      Larry: Please don’t just say “every reference”. Please actually provide references.

  5. The National Museum of American History source cited by the show does not specify “which” seating was segregated by race, so I did a little further research. Many sources (e.g. https://www.nps.gov/linc/learn/historyculture/lincoln-memorial-important-individuals.htm) mention that the audience was indeed segregated.
    I have not been able to find a reputable source that specifically states that the speakers’ platform was segregated, except this: “…even Robert Moton, president of Tuskegee Institute, who spoke in the ceremony, was not allowed to sit on the speaker’s platform and instead was required to sit in an area reserved for African Americans.” Source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Lincoln-Memorial-monument-Washington-DC.
    I did find the a reference echoing Mr. Rivetz’ comment but I cannot identify its source (https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Moton_on_Lincoln.pdf): “… A further irony marked the ceremony: while the organizers treated Moton with respect, granting him his rightful place on the speakers’ platform not far from Robert Lincoln, military ushers, many of them Southern-born, rudely herded all of the black spectators into a roped-off “colored section” to the rear of the vast crowd.”
    I’m not convinced either way, as of yet.

    • Andy Saunders | August 7, 2016 at 9:53 am |

      I’m sorry, where do you get your “National Museum of American History” citation from “the show”?

      If you’re referring to my citation on the page above,I am a fan. I have no ties whatsoever to the show.

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