Final Jeopardy: Rolling Thread

Final Jeopardy: Rolling Thread

Postby ashton » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:12 pm

Post the day's final Jeapardy question and put the answer in white in the quote box.
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Postby ashton » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:15 pm

Friday's question was the hardest one I can remember. The category was U.S. Presidents. The question was something like "When this president wanted to talk to his wife, and didn't want anyone else to understand the conversation, they spoke to each other in Chinese."

I got the question wrong, and so did both contestants (there were only two).

Answer:
Who was Herbert Hoover
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Postby ashton » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:20 pm

I thought last Wednesday's question was really easy. I got it right and so did both of my parents (who generally stink at final Jeopardy), but all three contestants got it wrong. The question was:

"This 2004 movie, which was set in ancient times, was the highest grossing R rated movie in history."

What was The Passion of the Christ?
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Postby BigEd76 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:58 pm

Another one from last week, but I forget which day:

He was the 118th person to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Who was Charles Lindbergh?
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Postby TenuredVulture » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:34 pm

Darn it, I forgot to write the answer in the form of a question.
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Postby Ace Rothstein » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:26 pm

Movies:

Arichibald Leach
Bernard Swartz
Lucille LuSueur





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Postby ashton » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:36 pm

BigEd76 wrote:Another one from last week, but I forget which day:

He was the 118th person to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Who was Charles Lindbergh?

The word "airplane" needs to be in there somewhere, for this to make any sense.
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Postby BigEd76 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 12:15 am

The category was Aviation History. I probably should have included that...
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Postby smitty » Mon Jan 07, 2008 1:28 pm

Ace Rothstein wrote:Movies:

Arichibald Leach
Bernard Swartz
Lucille LuSueur





"Who are 3 people who have never been in my kitchen?"


I know who two of them are. Lucille LuSuer I never heard of.
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Postby drsmooth » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:10 pm

ashton wrote:Friday's question was the hardest one I can remember. The category was U.S. Presidents. The question was something like "When this president wanted to talk to his wife, and didn't want anyone else to understand the conversation, they spoke to each other in Chinese."

I got the question wrong, and so did both contestants (there were only two).

Answer:
Who was Herbert Hoover


Fascinating. I did a paper or two, in long-ago undergrad days, in which this prez figured, and never came across that tidbit.

I believe he & Jimmuh Carter are the only 2 prezzes trained as engineers
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Postby 21McBride » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:55 pm

I got the president one right. Whoo - hoo, it's my third year through (teaching) AP US History and it's sinking in. :wink:
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Postby ashton » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:02 pm

What was last night's question?

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Postby The Dude » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:06 pm

Something about a US state with the most dunes, and also has a river that describes most of its terrain

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Postby ashton » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:18 pm

What river? the main rivers in the state are

the Platte and the Missouri

How do they describe the terrain?
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Postby frogger » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:24 pm

Extensive archive of Jeopardy games passed, for those that are interested...

http://www.j-archive.com/
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Postby The Dude » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:24 pm

When spelled like this

plat


it means flat and even, I guess
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Postby ashton » Wed Jan 09, 2008 3:24 am

Yesterday's question:

This history altering event was first announced in a Barcelona ale house in April 1493.

Columbus' discovery of the New World


I thought this was the easiest question of all time, but one of the contestants got it wrong.
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Postby Monkeyboy » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:02 am

ashton wrote:Yesterday's question:

This history altering event was first announced in a Barcelona ale house in April 1493.

Columbus' discovery of the New World


I thought this was the easiest question of all time, but one of the contestants got it wrong.



It should have been easy, but I got it wrong. I guessed Treaty of Tordesillas, which divided the new world between spain and Portugal. Now that I think of it, there's no way the Pope would have made an announcement in an ale house.
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Postby Phight On! » Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:28 am

ashton wrote:Yesterday's question:

This history altering event was first announced in a Barcelona ale house in April 1493.

Columbus' discovery of the New World


I thought this was the easiest question of all time, but one of the contestants got it wrong.


I don't know why it took a year.

I mean he could have just called or sent a text message or something.
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Postby Bucky » Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:16 am

he had S-L-O-W DSL and not cable.
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