Final Jeopardy: Historic Names
The Final Jeopardy question (12/11/2015) in the category “Historic Names” was:
The only time the Pope and the U.S. President shared a name ended when both died in this year.
3x champ Alex Maggio now has $63,401 to show for his performance so far. Today he is up against these two players: Brandon Haschke, from Sioux Falls, SD; and Katie Price, from Peabody, MA.
Round 1: Alex found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Fruits” under the $600 clue. He was in a tie for the lead with Brandon. They both had $2,400, $3,000 more than Katie who was in the hole. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Chinese gooseberry was renamed this by the New Zealanders. show
Alex finished in the lead with $3,400. Brandon was second with $1,600 and Katie was still at negative $600.
Round 2: Brandon found the first Daily Double in “Medieval Job Mart” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $4,000, $600 more than Alex in second place. He bet $3,000 and thought it was a barber. That was WRONG.
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Katie found the last Daily Double in “Shakespeare’s Women Speak” under the $1,200 clue. She was now in the lead with $4,200, $400 more than Alex in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Katie finished in the lead with $14,000. Brandon was next with $1,400 and Alex was in third place with $600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Roman Catholic Pope John XXIII died of stomach cancer on June 3, 1963, 4.5 years after his papacy began. When elected pope in 1958, Angelo Roncalli was the first to select the papal name John in over 500 years. American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, TX. JFK was actually the fifth president named John if you count Calvin Coolidge, who dropped his given name.
Alex got it right. His $598 bet brought him up to $1,198.
Brandon also got it. He bet $200 and finished with $2,000.
Katie wrote down 1961. That only cost her $1,000 so she won the game with the $13,000 she had left.
In the first round, the clues in “Puns” weren’t exactly ringing bells with the players. Here’s the $1,000 clue: “These features on the mouth of a llama relative bring us close to the end of the world.” Brandon was the only one who got any right (2) in the category. Trebek had to explain that $1,000 clue. The commentary and ha-ha’s surely contributed to 3 clues being left on the board in that round.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Health & Medicine 2013”
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