Final Jeopardy: Ancient History
The Final Jeopardy question (1/22/2016) in the category “Ancient History” was:
Pantites, sent to recruit troops, & Aristodemus, sent off to treat his eye disease, were the only known Greeks to survive this event.
3x champ Kyle Webb has now won $45,200. In the last game of the week and Kyle’s 4th, her opponents are players: Fred Vaughn, from Mineral Point, WI; and Demi Hueth, from New York, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Presidents 101 – Schwa de Vivre – Take My Picture – Pop Hits of the 80s – Archer – Danger Zone
Kyle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Archer” under the $1,000 clue. There were still 6 clues left on the board after it and she was in the lead with $6,200. That was $4,800 more than Demi in second place. She bet $1,000 and thought it was Orion. That was WRONG.
In the 1730s the “Chronicon Helveticum” expounded on the legend of this archer. show
Kyle finished in the lead with $5,400. Demi was second with $1,600 and Fred was last, back to zero, after losing $1,000 on the last clue they got to.
Round 2 Categories: State Fish – Female Title Roles – Roaring 20s Reader – U.S. University Towns – “Eye” Witness – Texas Children’s Hospital (with clues read by Dr. Jen Arnold)
Kyle found the first Daily Double in “Roaring 20s Reader” under the $1,200 clue with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $13,000, she had $600 more than Fred in second place. She bet $3,000 and came up with “The Scarlet Letter.” That was WRONG.
“Connie, this is the new game-keeper” is a line from this scandalous 1928 novel. show
Fred found the last Daily Double in “Texas Children’s Hospital” under the $2,000 clue. He was in the lead with $12,000 now, $2,000 more than Kyle in second place. He bet $2,000 and thought it was hypoxia. That was WRONG.
Simulations are so realistic that in one scenario apparent respiratory distress helps team members learn to distinguish between an asthma attack & this allergen-induced condition in which blood pressure & oxygen levels drop, requiring emergency response. show
Kyle finished in the lead with $10,400. Fred was right on her heels with $10,000 and Demi was in third place with $3,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Aristodemus of Sparta was the last of the 300 Spartans, that is, the last Spartan survivor of the Battle of Thermopylae…. the only other survivor of the 300 was a man name Pantites. Ordered to Thessaly on a diplomatic mission, he didn’t make it to Thermopylae in time to fight….” History Junkie: The Last Known Survivors
Demi’s “Thermopalye” spelling was acceptable so she got it right and doubled her score to $6,400.
Fred also got it right and spelled it right. He bet $6,000 and finished with $16,000.
Kyle wrote down “Mt. Vesuvius.” That cost her $10,000. She was left with $400 and that made Fred Vaughn the new Jeopardy! champ. Well done, Fred!
Trebek’s Bad: In the first round, Trebek somehow got mixed up when Kyle and Demi rang in on a “Pop Hits of the 80s” clue. He called on Demi but then said he was sorry, and gave this clue to Kyle: ($200) “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” was from Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart, the duo behind this band.
During the chat, when he came to Demi, Trebek said “Good news for you. A little while ago, I in error called your name instead of our champion’s name even though her light was on and you responded (the answer) at the same time almost that she did. So I think that was a little unfair for us to not credit you with $200 so you’re gonna get credit for that.”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Groundbreaking Nonfiction”
Chapters in this 1962 classic include “Earth’s Green Mantle”, “Needless Havoc”, “Rivers of Death” & “And No Birds Sing”. show