Final Jeopardy: British Royalty
The Final Jeopardy question (3/12/2014), in the category “British Royalty” was:
He was the last male monarch who had not previously been Prince of Wales.
Current champ Arthur Chu is now up to $297,200 in winnings from 11 games, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that he will get very close to or exceed Dave Madden’s 19-game streak; unless, that is, one of these players puts him out of business today: Diana Peloquin, from Ann Arbor, MI; and Julie Hornick, from Summerville, SC.
Round 1: Diana found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Inspired Characters” under the $400 clue. She was in the lead with $1,400, $600 ahead of Arthur in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
This character is Charles Dickens’ most autobiographical: his initials are the reverse of the author’s. show
Diana finished in the lead with $6,200. Julie was second with $5,400 and Arthur was last with $4,800.
Round 2: Diana found the first Daily Double in “Medical Problems” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $7,800, $1,600 less than Julie’s lead. She bet $3,500 and she was RIGHT, after being able to make a slight correction in her answer.*
The H.pylori bacterium causes this type of ulcer from the Greek for “digestive”. show
Arthur found the last Daily Double in “Philosophy” under the $1,600 clue. In second place now with $7,600, he had $3,700 less than Diana’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was “egoism”. That was WRONG.
Antisthenes began this -ism with the view that self-interest is the primary motive of human behavior. show
Diana finished in the lead with $12,100. Julie was next with $7,800 and Arthur was in third place with $4,800.
Upon returning from the break, Arthur’s score was upped to $6,400 when he was awarded credit for his response to this clue in “New Entertainment Awards?”: “We’re not sure if Mr. Gilliam or Mr. Jones inspired this award for British comedy troupe members.” Arthur was judged wrong for answering “the Montys.” Julie got it right with “the Terrys.” The judges ruled that since the Terrys were both members of the Monty Python troupe, it was acceptable. He was still in third place.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
When Edward VIII abdicated the British throne to marry American socialite, Wallis Simpson, his brother Albert, succeeded him as George VI. Edward was the Prince of Wales (as first born son of George V) before becoming King and Albert was the Duke of York. More info: (House of Windsor)
Arthur thought it was George II. He bet and lost it all.
Julie thought it was George V. She lost $5,100, finishing with $2,700.
Diana got the right George and added $3,600. So she won the match with $15,700 and will go down in the annals of Jeopardy! history as the gal who stopped the ChuChu Train.
Kudos to both ladies for a well-played game and we would have said that even if Arthur had managed to catch up and win because neither of them let Arthur’s playing style rattle them.
2 years ago: Only ONE player got this FJ in Fictional Women:
After dying, she’s described as having ‘too much of water’, & her brother says, ‘therefore I forbid my tears.’ show