Final Jeopardy: Literary Travel
The Final Jeopardy question (12/12/2014), in the category “Literary Travel” was:
The romantic balcony seen here is one of the most popular tourist attractions in this Italian city.
New champ Ryan Pensyl won $7,599 yesterday. Today he tries for a second win against these two players: Michael Oliphant, from Chicago, IL; and Emily Moody, from Easton, MD.
The week has flown by without one winner getting a correct Final Jeopardy! Trebek hoped it would change yesterday, but today must be the day. You really don’t even need the romantic balcony picture to figure this one out, do ya?
Round 1: Emily found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Quotes from The Wizard of Oz” under the $600 clue. She was in third place with $200, $2,000 less than Ryan’s lead. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT.
It answers the question posed by the Lion, “what makes a king out of a slave?” show
Ryan finished in the lead with $5,400. Emily was second with $4,400 and Michael was last with $3,400.
Round 2: Emily found the first Daily Double in “State Mottoes” under the $2,000 clue. She was now in the lead with $7,600, $1,400 more than Ryan in second place. She bet $4,000 and thought it was Massachusetts. That was WRONG.
Its motto, “Equal Rights” reflects the fact that its women were given the right to vote in 1869. show
Ryan found the last Daily Double in “Lowly History” under the $800 clue. In third place with $6,200, he had $2,400 less than Michael’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.
1381’s Peasants’ Revolt stormed London & executed many bigwigs including Simon Sudbury, this religious official. show
Ryan finished in the lead with $17,900. Michael was next with $12,200 and Emily was in third place with $7,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHAT IS VERONA?
“Verona earns a fortune from the legend of Romeo and Juliet, despite the fact that there is little evidence that the couple ever existed. Historians say there is almost nothing to link the house to Shakespeare’s tragic love story and that the celebrated balcony was constructed out of bits of a medieval sarcophagus in the 17th century. The only shred of a connection is the fact that the house was probably once the home of the Cappello family — who may have been the model for the Capulets of Romeo and Juliet….
Each year sack loads of letters addressed simply to ‘Juliet’s House, Verona’ arrive from around the world.
Replies are written by a team of local volunteers from the Juliet Club, who occupy an upstairs office near the courtyard.” (Telegraph: Verona clamps down on tourists visiting Romeo and Juliet’s balcony)
Emily wrote down Venice. She lost her $3,801 bet and finished with $3,799.
Michael got it right. He added $10,156 to finish with $22,356.
Ryan also had it. He bet $6,501 so he won his second match with $24,401. His 2-day total is $32,000.
Have a good weekend, everybody, and don’t forget to tune in Monday to see if Ryan wins his third game and qualifies for the next TOC. If he does, he’ll be the first 3x winner since Ryan Alley on October 31st. Shane Curtis was before him on October 14th.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “States’ Highest Points”
This state’s highest peak is 13,796 feet high & only about 15 miles from the ocean. show