Final Jeopardy: Europe
The Final Jeopardy question (3/6/2017) in the category “Europe” was:
These 2 countries whose names start with the same 4 letters were part of different countries until the 1990s.
4x champ Rob Liguori won $72,601 last week. In his 5th game, he takes on these two challengers: Ernie Sykes, from Nolensville, TN; and Alison Maguire-Powell, from Denton, TX.
Round 1 Categories: War Stories – Stringing You Along – TV Shows by Character – Run! – Who Is Our Leader? – A Cute Little Hedgehog
Rob found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “TV Shows by Character” under the $400 clue on the 14th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,600, $400 more than Ernie in second place. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.
Daisy Mason, who rose from kitchen aid to assistant cook. show
Rob finished in the lead with $4,400. Ernie was second with $2,400 and Alison was last, in the hole for $1,000.
Round 2 Categories: The Illumi-Naughty – State Capital Attractions – The Supreme Court – Familiar Trios – This Category Goes to the 1100s – “Z” Stuff
Alison found the first Daily Double in “State Capital Attractions” under the $1,200 clue, with 11 clues left after it. She was in second place with $5,000 when she found it, but a reversal (see below) brought her up to $7,400, $3,400 less than Rob’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
Fairytale Town & the Leland Stanford Mansion. show
Ernie found the last Daily Double in “The 1100s” under the $1,600 clue, with only one clue left after it. In third place with $4,400, he had $10,800 less than Rob’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1141, this monk was condemned by a church court on theological grounds, not for fooling around with a student. show
We didn’t get to see that last clue. Rob finished in the lead with $15,200. Alison was next with $13,400 and Ernie was in third place with $8,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
After World War II, Slovenia was one of six republics that formed the Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia. In June 1991, Slovenia and Croatia were the first to declare independence. (See Timeline: The Former Yugoslavia) Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on January 1, 1993, in what is sometimes called “The Velvet Divorce.”
A lot harder: Can you find all the European countries that have an S in their names on a map in 2 minutes in this Sporcle quiz?
Ernie didn’t have a response. He lost his $6,801 bet and was left with $1,599.
Alison got it right. She bet $9,800, putting her in the lead with $23,200.
Rob only got as far as Latvia. He lost his $11,601 bet, finishing with $3,599. So Alison won the match and she is the new Jeopardy! champ. Great comeback in the second round!
Reversal: THE SUPREME COURT ($1200) In the 1962 case Engel v. Vitale, the Supreme Court banned sponsored this in public schools. — Prayer was the response on the card, but the judges found that Alison’s answer of religion was also correct.
A triple stumper from each round:
TV SHOWS BY CHARACTER ($600) Darlene, a malware coder & Elliot’s sister
THE ILLUMI-NAUGHTY ($400) The Illuminati pop up in this Tom Hanks film & antimatter is stolen from the large Hadron Collider
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Literary Characters”
The first story in which he appeared began, “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at 3 in the morning.” show