Final Jeopardy: Ranks and Titles
The Final Jeopardy question (1/29/2015), in the category “Ranks and Titles” was:
In 1858 rule of India went from the East India Co. to the British Crown and Lord Canning became the first holder of this title.
New champ Marissa Edelman won $9,400 in yesterday’s game, and no. It wasn’t one where everyone missed FJ — Marissa was the only one who got it. Today her competition comes from : Karen Ash, from Brooklyn, NY; and Amy Schmidt, from Doylestown, PA.
Round 1: Amy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Nobel Peace Prize Winners’ Home Countries” under the $800 clue. She was in the red at minus $200, $7,400 less than Karen’s lead. She bet the $1,000 allowance and took a guess with Egypt. That was WRONG.
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Karen finished in the lead with $7,200. Marissa was second with $3,600 and Amy was last with negative $1,200.
Round 2: Marissa found the first Daily Double in “Musical Idioms” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $4,800, $7,600 less than Karen’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
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Karen found the last Daily Double in “Italian Cities & Towns” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $16,800, she had $5,100 more than Marissa in second place. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Karen did not have a lock game until Marissa decided to take a guess on the very last $2K clue and was wrong, so Karen finished with a runaway $21,800. Marissa was next with $9.700 and Amy, who also took a wrong guess on that last clue, was in third place with $800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“In the eyes of Lady Curzon, writing in 1898, the office of Viceroy of India was ‘the greatest position in the English world next to the Queen and Prime Minister’. This coveted, yet dangerous, role, with its highly unusual, quasi-royal character, had come into being in the aftermath of the Indian Uprising, when Queen Victoria was declared sovereign of British India in 1858. With this statutory change, her representative in the subcontinent was elevated from the bureaucratic title of Governor-General to the majestic one of Viceroy.” (National Portrait Gallery-UK)
Amy wrote down Lord Governor. She bet and lost everything.
Marissa thought it was Raj. She lost her $8,500 bet and finished with $1,200.
Karen got it right. Her $1,800 bet brought her up to $23,600 and she is now the Jeopardy! champ. Congrats! A very well-played game.
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