Final Jeopardy: Authors’ Epitaphs
The Final Jeopardy question (3/3/2017) in the category “Authors’ Epitaphs” was:
His tombstone in a Hampshire churchyard reads, “Knight, Patriot, Physician & Man of Letters” & “22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930”
3x champ Rob Liguori has $58,601 and 2 runaways to his credit. In the last game of the week, he takes on these two players: Jeff Brown, from Broken Arrow, OK; and Trish Floyd, from Chicago, IL.
Alex Trebek opened the show lamenting this week’s string of finals with only 2 players left, so he gave the players this advice: “Don’t mess up. I want all 3 of you here at the end of the program.”
Round 1 Categories: The Dreaded Spelling Category – A Song of “You” – Presidential Homes – Something to Wear – American Authors – Best Day of My Life
Rob found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Presidential Homes” under the $600 clue on the 12th pick of the round. He was in a tie with Trish. They both had $1,200, $800 more than Jeff in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Considering himself to be a political outlaw, John Tyler named his plantation this for a wooded area in Nottinghamshire. show
Rob finished in the lead with $4,400. Trish was second with $3,600 and Jeff was last with $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: Spy vs. Spy – 1960s Slang – Pritzker Architecture Prize Winners – Cultural “Lit”eracy – British Geography – Movie Before, TV After
Rob found the first Daily Double in “Spy vs. Spy” under the $2,000 clue, with 4 clues remaining after it and less than a minute to go. He was in the lead with $13,200 at this point, $8,400 more than Trish in second place. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.
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We only got to see 2 more clues and the second Daily Double remained on the board in the “Architecture” category, but Alex thanked them for “heeding” his opening advice.
Rob finished in the lead with $14,000, his 3rd consecutive runaway. Jeff was next with $6,600 and Trish was in third place with $4,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930 but he was not buried at Minstead [New Forest, Hampshire] until 1955. As he was a devoted Spiritualist, he was first buried in an upright position in the garden of his home at Crowborough in East Sussex. When the house was sold early in 1955 he and his wife were moved to Minstead. Conan Doyle’s interest in spiritualism was a mild embarrassment to the Church. Ever prepared to compromise, the Church of England agreed he could come to the churchyard – but buried his remains by the far boundary.” (Geograph.org.uk)
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Trish didn’t have a response but didn’t bet anything. She remained at $4,800.
Jeff got it right. His $3,001 bet brought him up to $9,601.
Rob thought it was Fleming (Alexander, we presume). He didn’t bet anything either. “He doesn’t bet much when it’s a runaway,” Alex observed. Rob’s 4-day total is $72,601, and he will back with us again on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
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