Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXVI: The Spanish-American War – $200

It’s been quite some time since we’ve done some straight-up history (even if South American Capitals ended up being basically a lesson in that continent’s history), and while Ancient Greece was tempting as always, we did just do a Greek myth category a couple weeks ago. So I managed to convince myself to do the Spanish-American War, a topic I know pretty much 100% less about. Exciting!

Jeopardy! category: THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR (19-1-2015)

$200 clue: Fitzhugh Lee, U.S. Consul General in Havana, advised President McKinley not to send this ship to the city; he was ignored

Correct response

The gist: Along with the Alamo and the Titans, it’s on the list of things patriotic Americans are meant to “remember.”  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XXXV: South American Capitals – $400

Don’t ever pass on a world capitals category; you’ll need to know them if you want to get on the show. You should really know all of them, but South America is a good start.

Jeopardy! category: SOUTH AMERICAN CAPITALS (8-1-2015)

$400 clue: For a brief period in the early 19th century, it was the capital of the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata

Correct response

The gist: Even briefer than the period in which the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata existed.  Continue reading

Deeper Into Jeopardy! XXXIV: Space: 2007 – Final Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! category: SPACE: 2007 (4-3-2008)

FJ! Clue: A NASA Mars lander has this mythic name because it was made of parts from a scrapped 2001 mission

Correct response

The gist: With an atmosphere containing just 0.13% oxygen (compared to Earth’s 21%), it would have been difficult for the spacecraft to pull off its namesake’s famous feat.  Continue reading