Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, December 19, 2016:
Final Jeopardy! category: WORDS WITH MULTIPLE MEANINGS
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: Found in a 1970 Tom Wolfe book title, it’s a chemistry term, a math quantity & a drastic word in politics
(correct response beneath the contestants)
During her run so far, Cindy Stowell has won $62,001. She had pledged to donate all of her winnings to cancer research. Unfortunately, Cindy passed away on December 5; she had competed on the show with stage IV cancer. Her friends and family will also appreciate donations on her behalf to the Cancer Research Institute. Many fans are watching the show and electing to donate $1 for each correct response they give while playing at home, an idea come up with by Chelsea Cohen, one of last Thursday’s challengers!
Also, another thing I’ve seen since Cindy’s run started, as I’ve seen a few people disappointed that Jeopardy! did not move up her airing so that Cindy herself might be able to watch: After her audition, Cindy’s taping was fast-tracked so that it would happen as soon as was possible. Because the show has returning champions, the show is obviously obligated to air episodes in the order that they were taped. This week of shows was literally the earliest that Cindy’s airdates could be. Finally, do rest assured that further proving how amazing the show’s production staff is: They ensured that an advance copy of Cindy’s episodes were sent to her. Cindy was able to see her episodes before her passing.
|Kristin Szuhany, a graduate student in clinical psychology from New York, New York
||Jonathan Bill, a high school teacher from Gig Harbor, Washington
||Cindy Stowell, a science content developer from Austin, Texas (4-day total: $62,001)
What is radical?
The 1970 Tom Wolfe work was titled Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, comprised of a pair of articles. The first one, in which the term “radical chic” was coined, described conductor Leonard Bernstein hosting many of his socialite friends and members of the Black Panthers, discussing ways in which to assist the cause of the Black Panthers.
In chemistry, a (free) radical is an atom, molecule, or ion that has an unpaired electron. This unpaired electron makes free radicals highly reactive towards other substances.
The mathematics term “radical” (√) generally is used when dealing with nth roots, the “square root” symbol displayed previous is known as the radical symbol.
Finally, political radicals need the least defining, I think. Though, I think it’s ironic that this Final Jeopardy! is airing on the day that the Electoral College is set to meet.
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