Final Jeopardy: Years in European History
The Final Jeopardy question (3/7/2017) in the category “Years in European History” was:
The representative body called the Estates-General met in 1614 & didn’t meet again until this year.
New champ Alison Maguire-Powell won $23,200 yesterday. In her second game, she is up against these two players: Todd Defilippi, from Mountain View, CA; and Shawn Friend, from Phoenix, AZ.
Round 1 Categories: Becky With the Good Hair – Amusement & Theme Parks – Way Back in 2015 – Elemental Words – In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Box Office Champs of the Decade
Shawn found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Universal Declaration” under the $600 clue with 3 clues left after it. She was in second place with $4,200, $2,600 less than Todd’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
2 items: Everyone without any discrimination, has the right to equal ______ for equal _____. show
Todd finished in the lead with $6,800. Shawn was second with $6,200 and Alison was last with $3,600.
Round 2 Categories: A Watery Border – Starts With 3 Consonants – Television – Religious Books – American Lives – Pack Lunch
Todd found the first Daily Double in “Watery Border” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $9,200 at this point, $3,000 more than Shawn in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
It’s the largest nation in area that borders the Coral Sea. show
Shawn found the last Daily Double in “American Lives” under the $1,600 clue, with a dozen clues still to go. In second place with $7,800, she had $11,200 less than Todd’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
Manteo, a Native American, helped establish this colony in N.C.; when its colonists went missing, so did he. show
Todd finished in the lead with a runaway $22,600. Shawn was next with $10,200 and Alison was in third place with $4,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The Estates-General was the Old Regime assembly of delegates from the three estates of the kingdom: the clergy, or First Estate; the aristocracy, or Second Estate; and the commoners, or Third Estate. Over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, however, the French monarchy had grown increasingly absolute in its powers, and the Estates-General did not meet between 1614 and 1789. After so lengthy a hiatus, it is not surprising that the decision to convene them in August 1788 was akin to opening Pandora’s box.” (World History in Context: Estates General)
Alison wrote down 1815. She bet and lost it all.
Shawn had 1945. She only bet $1,000 so she finished with $9,200.
Todd got it right. His $1,983 bet brought his total win for today up to $24,583, and made him the new Jeopardy! champ.
2 triple stumpers:
RELIGIOUS BOOKS ($400) John Milton’s poetic religious epics include “Paradise Lost” & this sequel
AMERICAN LIVES ($2000) In 1968 Roger Corman worked for AIP, American Intl. Pictures, & he ran for President for AIP, the Amer. Independent Party
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Nobel Laureates”
He was the subject of a 2014 New York Times article headlined “A Pioneer as Elusive as his Particle” show