Historic Documents (9-19-22) – Fikkle Fame (2024)

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/19/2022) in the category “Historic Documents” was:

The Governor of Mass. wrote, it “is a poor document, but a mighty act…wrong in its delay till January, but grand & sublime after all”

New champ Emmett Stanton, a freelance writer from Baltimore, MD won $25,800 last Friday. In Game 2, he is up against: Suzanne Goss, an oncology advertising consultant from Brooklyn, NY; and Jason Freeman, an event producer from Philadelphia, PA.

Round 1 Categories: Historic Happenings – A Hunger for Reading – Flags – Hodgepodge – Words before Words – TL;DW

Emmett found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Flags” under the $800 clue with 6 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,200, $200 more than Jason in second place. Emmett bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

The blue & white in Somalia’s flag were influenced by the flag of this body that has played a role in Somali history show

Emmett finished in the lead with $7,200. Jason was in second place with $4,400. Suzanne was last with negative $600. All clues were shown.

Round 2 Categories: Goddesses – Take the Broadway Home – 4-Syllable Verbs – Jack – London – The Call of the Wild

Emmett found the first Daily Double in “London” under the $1,600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $10,000, $3,200 more than Jason in second place. Emmett bet $2,000, and said the Shard. That was WRONG.

Its dome dominating London’s skyline, it’s been called Christopher Wren’s magnum opus show

Emmett got the last Daily Double in “Call of the Wild” under the $2,000 clue on the last pick of the round. Still in the lead with $10,000, Emmett had $1,400 more than Suzanne in second place. Emmett bet $2,000 and guessed turkey. That was WRONG.

Named for its call, it’s the tall North American bird heard here show

Suzanne finished in the lead with $8,600. Jason was in second place with $8,400 and Emmett was last with $8,000. All clues were shown.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

Historic Documents (9-19-22) – Fikkle Fame (1)Historic Documents (9-19-22) – Fikkle Fame (2) WHAT IS THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION?

John Albion Andrew was the 25th Governor of Massachusetts from 1/3/1861 through 1/4/1866, serving throughout the entire American Civil War. Andrew was an ardent abolitionist and often expressed his views that Abraham Lincoln was not acting quickly enough to free the slaves. On his blog Historical Digression, Patrick Browne gives a very detailed account of the thorny relationship between Andrew and President Lincoln. Andrew was very critical of what he perceived as Lincoln dragging his heels in freeing the slaves. Lincoln, however, stood by his belief that the Emancipation Proclamation “had to stand on proper legal ground and that enough support be built up prior to issuing the order.”

To press the emancipation issue, Governor Andrew organized a national conference of governors to be held on 9/24/1862 in Altoona, Pennsylvania. However, President Lincoln released a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on 9/22/1862 — two days prior to the conference. Emancipation did not take effect until New Year’s Day 1863, when all slaves within the “designated States, and parts of States” were declared free. Per the memoirs of Confederate General Samuel Gibbs French, the proclamation did not emancipate slaves in Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri and parts of Louisiana.

Emmett got it right. He bet it all and finished with $16,000.

Jason thought it was the Plymouth Charter. That cost him $8,398 and left him with $2.00.

Suzanne came up with the Stamp Act. She lost her $6,000 bet and landed in second place with $2,000. So Emmett Stanton remained champ with a 2-day total of $41,800. Nice comeback, Emmett!!

Historic Documents (9-19-22) – Fikkle Fame (3)

Reversal: HISTORIC HAPPENINGS ($600) This imperial palace complex in Beijing was no longer the seat of government after the Chinese revolution — Jason’s response of Forbidden Palace was not accepted and Emmett got it with Forbidden City. The judges decided Palace was okay and gave Jason $1,200.

2 triple stumpers from A HUNGER FOR READING:

($800) In the first chapter of this novel by Sandra Cisneros, Esperanza Cordero says that her family used to live in an apartment on Loomis

($1000) The title eatery of this Douglas Adams book is Milliways, famed for its Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster

More clues on Page 2

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Famous Buildings”

This Rome building with a name from the Greek was described by Michelangelo as coming from “angelic and not human design” show


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