- Part 1" - May 23
It all comes down to this.
We started with 145 people, all with one goal: $2
million dollars. After some byes, a few stunners, and
some moments of zen, we have our final three... Ken
Jennings, the recordholder. Brad Rutter, the
million-dollar master. Jerome Vered, an early great. One
of them will be the new king of quiz with another $2
million pocketed. Second place is guaranteed half a
million, while third is guaranteed a quarter-mill, but
who will get which check?
The moment three months in
the making is upon us.
TV quiz show host
Salt Lake City
The Smart Set, Eggheads, Sheer Genius!, Shrew-ed, High
$800 The Smart Set. Ken ($800
over Brad's $400) bets the maximum of $1000
early. The clue:
this ex-sailor published 3 early sea plays in
the magazine, including "The Long Voyage Home".
Ken's guess: "Who is Eugene O'Neill?" Correct
End of Round:
Jerome - $3200
Brad - $2200
Ken - $8200
So far, it's
like riding a bike for Ken, but we're still in
the half of only one game.
categories: Let's Get Biblical, Take Me To the
River, State the Chemical Element, My Category
with Andre, It Changed the World; Before, During
Daily Double #1: $800 My Category with Andre.
Brad ($9000 to Ken's $10,600 and Jerome's $3200) fronts $2000. Clue
for the lead: this French Minister of War lent
his name to an ineffective fortification on the
border with Germany. Brad's guess: "Who is
Maginot?" Correct for $11,000 and the lead.
Daily Double #2: $2000
It Changed the World. Brad ($14,600
over Ken's $13,000 and Jerome's $12,400) bets to
tie, $1600. Clue: the papers that revolutionized
modern physics were published in 1905 by a clerk
of this city's patent office. Brad's guess: "What
is Zurich?" Right country, wrong city.
Correct response: What is Bern? Brad and Ken are
tied with $13,000 a piece, but only Ken would
leave the show with that much as...
End of Round:
Jerome - $12,400
Brad - $14,200
Ken - $13,000
is a three-day affair. Scores from the Monday
game, the Tuesday game, and the Wednesday game
will be cumulatively added to yield a winner.
That person will go home with $2,000,000.
Final Jeopardy! Category: Images of America. Answer:
citing John Winthrop, who said "The eyes of all
people are on us", Ronald Reagan liked to
compare the US to this. Correct response: What is
"a city on a hill"?
question: What is a shining city on a hill?
(RIGHT) Wager: $4000. Final score: $16,400.
What is a city on a hill? (RIGHT)
Wager: $3000. Final score: $16,000.
Brad's question: What is a city on a hill? (RIGHT) Wager:
$4200. Final score: $18,400.
At the end of day one,
we have three superchamps still beginning to feel each
other out. Brad and Ken are at war with each other, and
Jerome is gunning for both of them. Ken finds himself at
an unfamiliar position - last place. But the night is
young, and anything can still happen.
And to think, this is
just day one. Imagine what days two and three will be
like. See you tomorrow!