Final Jeopardy: British Government
The Final Jeopardy question (1/27/2014), in the category “British Government” was:
This office is named for a tablecloth imprinted with squares that was once used as an abacus.
2-day champ Chip Bell returns today. His winning so far total $29,300. Today he takes on these two players: Bill Hammon, from Bristol, CT; and Julie Singer, from St. Louis, MO.
Bill found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “What a Literary Character” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $2,600, $600 ahead of Chip and Julie, in a tie for second place. He bet $1,600, and he was RIGHT.
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Julie finished in the lead with $7,000. Bill was second with $5,400 and Chip was last with $3,600.
Julie found the first Daily Double in “I Got a ‘Fever'” under the $1,600 clue. She was in the lead with $11,800, $5,200 ahead of Bill in second place. She bet $4,000 and came up with Red Fever. That was WRONG.
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Julie found the last Daily Double in “Women” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $11,000, $1,800 less than Chip in second place. She bet $3,000 this time and she was RIGHT.
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Julie finished in the lead with $26,000. Chip was next with $10,400 and Bill was in third place with $4,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
According to the Dictionary.com, the original sense of exchequer was chessboard. “Current senses derive from the department of state established by the Norman kings of England to deal with the royal revenues, named Exchequer from the checkered tablecloth on which accounts were kept by means of counters.” The current Chancellor of the Exchequer is the Rt. Hon. George Osborne, MP.
Bill wrote down “mankini” and told Alex to watch the
Simpsons Soup, when he didn’t know what that was. He bet and lost it all.
Chip got it right and added $1,000, finishing with $11,400.
Julie also got it. She bet $4,000 so she won the game with a very nice payday: $30,000. And we start out the week with a new Jeopardy! champ. Well done!
This was a pretty good FJ. Going from checkered tablecloth to exchequer got us there in time. Ah! The old picnic tablecloth. Have you ever had a shirt that someone said looked like one?