Final Jeopardy: World Religion

The Final Jeopardy question (1/20/2016) in the category “World Religion” was:

From a word meaning “tradition”, this branch has over a billion followers, many in the Middle East.

New champ Kyle Webb won $4,399 yesterday. In her second game, she is up against these two ladies: Megan Loyd, originally from Marietta, GA; and Sarah Godwin, from Frederick, MD.

Round 1 Categories: World Almanac 2016 Edition – Incredibly Specific Wedding Vows – Dwelling on the Past – 90s Pop Culture – Between 5 Ferns -It’s a “Wr”ap

Kyle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “90s Pop Culture” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $800, $400 more than Sarah in second place. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.

In September 1996 Jacquelyn Mitchard’s “The Deep End of the Ocean” became its first selection.  show

Kyle finished in the lead with $6,400. Sarah was second with $4,400 and Megan was last with $1,800.

Round 2 Categories: Books, “of” All Things – Synonyms – You Might Need Surgery – Found in Roy G. Biv – Screams, Shouts – Wales

Kyle found the first Daily Double in “Books” under the $1,200 clue on the 5th pick of the round. In the lead with $8,400, she had $4,000 more than Sarah in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Powerful pup reverts to the primitive. show

Sarah found the last Daily Double in “Roy G. Biv” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $6,800 now, $10,400 less than Kyle’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and came up with the Blue Prince. That was WRONG.

This title is borne by heirs apparent to the Dutch throne. show

Kyle finished with $23,600, a huge runaway. Megan was next with $5,000 and Sarah was in third place with $4,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS SUNNI?

“The term Sunni comes from “Ahl-as-Sunnah” meaning people of the tradition. This refers to the group that believe Abu Bakr, the first Caliph — ruler, a king — at the time, should succeed Prophet Mohammad.” (meanings of Sunni and Shia – PRI.com)

Sarah wrote down Islam. She lost her $3,999 bet and finished with $1.00.

Megan had Judaism. That cost her $3,001 and left her with $1,999.

Kyle got it right but did not wager a dime. So today’s winning total remains $23,600. Her 2-day total is $27,999. A big congrats to Kyle! Wow!

Final Jeopardy Results for January 20, 2016

Triple Stumper: This was the last clue in “Wales,” worth $400: The publication of this complete translation of this in 1588 helped preserve the Welsh language.

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Literary Title Characters”

Lord Henry tells him: “What an exquisite life you have had!… it has not marred you. You are still the same.” show

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3 Responses

  1. Dalton Higbee says:

    I’m surprised that Kyle didn’t risk anything. She should’ve bet a lot of money if she really likes that Final Jeopardy! category. Meanwhile, I hope she doesn’t qualify for the Tournament of Champions tomorrow.

    • VJ says:

      I agree she could have bet something today, like $2,001 to bring her up to an even $30K. But why do you hope that she doesn’t qualify, Dalton? She played very well today and, personally, I thought she played the best yesterday.

      • Dalton Higbee says:

        Because she finished with just $4,000 at the end of her first game. But that’s what matters.