Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Friday, November 11, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: FAMOUS FIRST NAMES
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: This first name of a 21st C. activist was inspired by that of a Pashtun heroine known as the Afghan Joan of Arc
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Leeyu Addisu, an 8th grader from Ocala, Florida
||Alec Fischthal, a junior from North Woodmere, New York
||Michael Kwan, a sophomore from Cupertino, California
What is Malala?
The 21st century Malala is Malala Yousafzai, who was the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate when she won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Kailash Satyarthi.
The 19th century Malala is Malalai of Maiwand, who rallied local fighters against British troops at the 1880 Battle of Maiwand. While she died in that battle, her words spurred her Afghan warriors on to victory in that battle. She also is known in some areas as the “Afghan Molly Pitcher”.
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