Never even a soldier, this man lied that his nickname came from a shrapnel wound while fighting in the Argonne

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: Notorious Figures

CLUE: Never even a soldier, this man lied that his nickname came from a shrapnel wound while fighting in the Argonne

ANSWER: Al Capone

About Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, 25 March 2024

Al Capone, one of the most notorious gangsters in American history, crafted an image of himself that blended truth and fiction to enhance his reputation in the underworld and beyond. His infamous nickname, “Scarface,” is a testament to the lengths Capone went to mythologize his own life. The story he propagated, claiming the scars were the result of shrapnel wounds from heroic action in the Argonne Forest during World War I, was entirely fabricated. Capone had never served in the military, let alone been wounded in battle. The real origin of his scars was far less glamorous; they were the result of a violent altercation at a bar, where Capone insulted a woman and was attacked by her brother. This incident left him with three distinctive scars on the left side of his face, which earned him the nickname that he would carry for the rest of his life.

Despite the less than honorable origins of his scars and nickname, Capone’s attempt to link them to military service highlights a common practice among gangsters of his era to cultivate a public persona that mixed fear with a grudging respect. Capone, in particular, was adept at manipulating his image, using both his criminal activities and his efforts at public philanthropy to build a complex identity. While he led a life of crime, including bootlegging, gambling, and violent enforcement of his territory during Prohibition, he also sought to portray himself as a modern-day Robin Hood. He was known to donate to charities and offer help to the poor during the Great Depression, actions that served to confuse public perception and contribute to the legend that surrounded him. Capone’s life, marked by contradiction and controversy, remains a compelling chapter in the story of American organized crime, illustrating the power of narrative in the legacy of such figures.

Who Won Jeopardy Tonight? – Monday, 25 March 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
Celeste Dinucci
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Arts Strategist

Final Score: $0
Round 2 Score: $800
Round 1 Score: $2,400
Austin Rogers
New York, New York
Bar Owner & Author

Final Score: $7,904
Round 2 Score: $9,600
Round 1 Score: $5,600
Amy Schneider
Oakland, California

Winning Score: $28,600
Round 2 Score: $28,600
Round 1 Score: $7,600

Final Jeopardy Video – Monday, 25 March 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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