Final Jeopardy – July 2017 Summary

July 3, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

20th Century Transportation

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

The first of these to enter service was christened by First Lady Pat Nixon at Dulles Intl. Airport on January 15, 1970

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Boeing 747

 

July 4, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Classic Children’s Literature

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

A 2016 biography of a children’s author is titled “In the Great Green Room”, a line from this classic book

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Goodnight, Moon

 

July 5, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Small Countries

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

This tiny island nation 700 miles northeast of Madagascar makes a great addition to a classic tongue twister

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

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Seychelles

 

July 6, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Sports Traditions

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Since 1986, reaching the quarterfinals of this event has entitled you to free tickets & free tea for life

 

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Wimbledon

 

July 7, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Peoples of the World

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Living from Norway to Russia, they’ve been called the only indigenous people of the European Union

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Lapps / Sami

 

July 10, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

The Human Body

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Often considered appealing, these features are a genetic defect of the zygomaticus muscles of the face

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Dimples

 

July 11, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Land-Locked Countries

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

One in Europe & one in Africa, these 2 landlocked countries start with the same 2 letters & end with the same 4

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Switzerland

Swaziland

 

July 12, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

World Leaders

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

A landmark 1957 N.Y. Times story called him “a powerful six-footer, olive-skinned…with a straggly beard”

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Fidel Castro

 

July 13, 2017

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Academy Awards

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

He holds the record for time between acting nominations for the same role, 39 years between 1976 & 2015 films

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Sylvester Stallone

 

 

July 14, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Contemporary American Authors

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

This Pulitzer winner changed his first name to that of an Irish king, avoiding associations with a famous ventriloquist’s dummy

 

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Cormac McCarthy

 

July 17, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Deadly Creatures

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

The National Ocean Service says one lethal type of this bone-free creature is the most venomous marine animal

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Jelly Fish

 

July 18, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Twentieth Century Famous Names

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, “we have made the acquaintance of a man of God”

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Rasputin

 

 

July 19, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Historic Events

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

In June 1986 a bakers union expressed regret for a disaster in this European city 320 years before

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

London

(the great fire of London 1666)

 

July 20, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

State Capitals

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

In 1932 a 4,700-pound piece of the object that gave this capital its “small” name was moved to City Hall

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Little Rock, Arkansas

 

July 21, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Americana

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

This official U.S. government song traces its roots to a song about Roderick Dhu, the leader of a Highland clan

 

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Hail to the Chief

 

July 24, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Colleges

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

When this school opened in 1845, the curriculum for the class of 50 had math & navigation, chemistry & gunnery & steam

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

US Naval Academy

 

July 25, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Europe

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

Once a feudal state, it has the highest capital city in Europe at an elevation of about 3,300 feet

 

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Andorra

 

July 26, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Novels

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

A man can be destroyed but not defeated is a line from this 1952 book, later a Spencer Tracy film

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway

 

July 27, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

The Oscars

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life U.S. presidents, both for 1990s films

 

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Anthony Hopkins

 

July 28, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

21st Century Thought

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

The title subject of a 2007 bestseller, it was discovered in Australia where today it’s a state emblem

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

Black Swan

 

July 31, 2017

 

Final Jeopardy Category:

 

Americana

 

Final Jeopardy Clue:

 

It was constructed in the Paris foundry of Gaget, Gauthier & Co. from 1875 to 1884

 

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Final Jeopardy Answer / Question:

 

The Statue of Liberty

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