Famous Speeches (5-25-22) – Fikkle Fame

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/25/2022) in the category “Famous Speeches” was:

In a draft of FDR’s speech of December 8, 1941, the words “world history” were changed to this one word

8x shampoo Ryan Long, a rideshare driver from Philadelphia, PA, won $160,401 so far. In Game 9, he takes on these two players: Chris Olson, a high school music teacher from Lexington, KY; and Noura Dabbouseha physician from Clarendon Hills, IL.

Round 1 Categories: Let’s Get Historical – Movie Supervillains – Fun with US City Flags – ’80s & ’90s Nonfiction – 5-Letter “W”s – Bond Appetit!

Kris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Let’s Get Historical” under the $800 clue on the 16th pick of the round. He was in third place with $200, $4,000 less than Ryan’s lead. Kris bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

This 1,700-pound chunk of rock called granodiorite was found in Egypt in 1799 Show

WHAT IS THE ROSETTA STONE?

Ryan finished in the lead with $10,000. Noura was second with $1,400. Kris was last with $600. All clues were shown.

Round 2 Categories: Rough National Anthem Lyrics – The One Before the Famous One – My Name Is Stephen – Lending TV Support – It’s the Jurassic Period – Here Comes a Bronte Thesaurus

Kris found the first Daily Double in “The One Before the Famous One” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was tied in second place with Noura at $1,800, $8,200 less than Ryan’s lead. Kris bet $1,700 and ran out of time to answer so he was WRONG.

This king got married just once to Elizabeth of York in 1486 Show

WHO IS HENRY VII?

Kris got the last Daily Double in “Rough National Anthem Lyrics” under the $1,600 clue on the 16th pick of the round. He was in second place with $3,700, $3,900 less than Ryan’s lead. Kris bet $1,000 and tried Spain. That was WRONG.

“Scipio’s Helmet” sounds cool but is only sung once in the anthem of this country; “We are ready to die” makes it in 4 times Show

WHAT IS ITALY?

Ryan finished in the lead with $12,800. Kris was second with $6,300. Noura was last with $4,200. Two clues worth $2,400 were not shown.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS INFAMY?

After learning of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dictated a short speech to his secretary, Grace Tully. After she typed up her notes, FDR edited the first draft by hand: “On draft No. 1, Roosevelt changed ‘a date which will live in world history’ to ‘a date which will live in infamy,’ providing the speech its most famous phrase and giving birth to the term, ‘day of infamy,’ which December 7, 1941, is often called.” Source: National Archives — they have images of FDR’s handwritten revisions to what became one of the most famous speeches of the 20th century.



Noura thought it was democracy. She lost $4,000 and finished with $200.

Kris got it right. He bet it all and doubled his score to $12,600.

Ryan got it, too. He bet $100 and won the game with $12,900. His 9-day total is $173,301.

Final Jeopardy (5/25/2022) Ryan Long, Kris Olson, Noura Dabbouseh

A triple stumper from each round:

’80S & ’90S NONFICTION ($800) Sadly, this funny lady passed away in 1989 shortly before her memoir “It’s Always Something” came out

LENDING TV SUPPORT ($2000) Hisham Tawfiq knows if you’ve been naughty or nice–probably naughty–as Dembe Zuma

More clues on Page 2

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Classic TV Sitcoms”

“I Love Lucy” used the French word “enceinte” in a 1952 episode title because CBS didn’t want this word used Show

WHAT IS PREGNANT?

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