A prototype of this craft was deployed in August 1955; it made headlines in May 1960

Find out everything that you need to know about today’s Jeopardy episode, including the Final Jeopardy, clues and answers, and the contestants plus who won tonight!

CATEGORY: Military History

CLUE: A prototype of this craft was deployed in August 1955; it made headlines in May 1960


About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, 27 February 2024

In the mid-20th century, the United States unveiled the U-2 spy plane, a cutting-edge reconnaissance aircraft capable of flying at altitudes previously unreachable, specifically designed to evade Soviet radar detection amidst the Cold War tensions. Launched in August 1955, the U-2 was a significant leap forward in surveillance technology, enabling the U.S. to secretly monitor Soviet military activities, including missile sites and nuclear tests. Its ability to operate at heights exceeding 70,000 feet was unparalleled at the time, providing the U.S. with vital intelligence and a strategic edge in the delicate balance of global power during this period.

The most notorious episode involving the U-2 occurred in May 1960, when Francis Gary Powers, piloting one of these planes, was downed over Soviet territory near Sverdlovsk, sparking a major international incident. The United States faced acute embarrassment when it was forced to admit to the espionage mission after initially denying it, following Powers’ capture and subsequent espionage conviction by the Soviet Union. Although Powers was eventually returned to the U.S. in a 1962 spy exchange, the incident not only highlighted the inherent risks of such reconnaissance missions but also intensified the Cold War atmosphere, showcasing the precarious nature of U.S.-Soviet relations and the high stakes of gathering intelligence in hostile airspace.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy tonight? Scroll down below to find out everyone’s final scores, as well as the scores after the Single Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds!

Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Hannah Wilson
Chicago, Illinois
Data Scientist

Final Score: $26,395
Round 2 Score: $13,200
Round 1 Score: $3,800
David Sibley
Walla Walla, Washington
Episcopal Priest

Winning Score: $26,401
Round 2 Score: $18,800
Round 1 Score: $7,600
Yungsheng Wang
Originally Lafayette, Louisiana
Deputy Public Defender

Final Score: $6,400
Round 2 Score: $3,200
Round 1 Score: $2,400

Final Jeopardy Video – Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Watch all the videos from today’s Jeopardy episode below, including highlights, behind the scenes outtakes and full episodes.

Final Jeopardy is the final round of the popular American television game show Jeopardy!, in which participants test their knowledge in numerous areas by answering questions. In Final Jeopardy, participants are given a single clue and must wager a percentage of their existing earnings based on their confidence in their ability to successfully respond.

Each contestant surreptitiously writes down their wager during the commercial break. The Final Jeopardy clue is presented when the programme resumes, and participants have 30 seconds to write down their solution in the form of a question (e.g., “What is…?”). When the timer runs out, the host, reveals each contestant’s response and wager in ascending order of their pre-Final Jeopardy scores. The scores of contestants are adjusted based on whether their response is correct or incorrect, as well as the amount wagered. At the end of the round, the contestant with the highest score is proclaimed the winner.

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