Final Jeopardy: Unwanted Firsts
The Final Jeopardy question (3/20/2015), in the category “Unwanted Firsts” was:
Jean Valliere, burned in 1523, is considered the first martyr of this religious group.
New champ Gina Shaddox won $11,000 yesterday, by hanging on to more money than anyone else in a showdown where no one got FJ right. In the final match of the week, she takes on these two players: Alex Navissi, from Katy, TX; and Lesley Cooksey, from Springfield, MO.
Round 1: Lesley found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State the Senator” under the $400 clue. She was in second place with $1,400, $4,400 less than Gina in the lead. She bet $1,200 and thought it was Michigan. That was WRONG.
In 1912 Henry Dupont. show
Gina finished in the lead with $6,400. Lesley was second with $2,400 and Alex was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Gina found the first Daily Double in “Ends with a Vowel” under the $1,200 clue. She was in the lead with $9,600, $4,000 more than Lesley in second place. She bet $1,000, and thought it was a plaza. That was WRONG.
It’s like, totally from Italy, meaning a spacious indoor mall with a vaulted roof, to the max! show
Gina found the last Daily Double in “Historical Time Units” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $6,600, she had $1,800 more than Lesley and Alex, who were tied in second place with $4,800 each. She bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Seven Weeks’ War of 1866 was why this 90% German speaking country isn’t part of Germany. show
Gina finished in the lead with $7,600. Alex was next with $6,800 and Lesley was in third place with $4,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
French Protestants became known as Huguenots in the 16th century, actually much later than the date that Augustinian monk, Jean Vallière, was burned at the stake for heresy. So the name leads one to France but the date precedes common usage of the term Huguenots. Apparently, he is “considered” the first Huguenot martyr by some just by virtue of being French. Brittanica.com is one source that names him as the first Huguenot martyr.
Two Augustinian monks named Johann Esch and Heinrich Voes are given the distinction of being the first Lutheran martyrs. They were both burned at the stake in Belgium on July 1, 1523, a month before Vallière suffered the same fate in France on August 8. The National Huguenot Society does not include Jean Vallière on its list of important dates in Huguenot history.
Lesley wrote down Jacobites. She lost her $4,799 bet and finished with $1.00.
Alex got it right. His misspelling didn’t hurt him and his $6,700 bet brought him up to $13,500.
Gina drew a blank. That cost her $2,400 and she ended up with $5,200. That means Alex Navissi is the new Jeopardy! champ who will be returning on Monday.
During the chat, Alex talked to Alex about his endeavors in competitive karaoke.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “THE AFI’s 100 Greatest American Movies”
“The Wizard of Oz” & this 1950s film are the 2 musicals in the top 10 on the AFI’s list. show