Final Jeopardy: Religion

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19 Responses

  1. Nullifidian says:

    We can infer from this game that the people who come up with questions for Jeopardy don’t know that much about opera and that Andrew does. As soon as he was ruled incorrect for answering “Anfortas”, I knew that would be reversed before FJ because that is the name of the Fisher King in Wagner’s opera Parsifal and the work on which it is based, Wolfram von Eschenbach’s medieval saga Parzival.

  2. Patricia Clancy says:

    According to catholic.com and Wikipedia the “N” stands for “Nazarene” as in
    INRI = Jesus, Nazarene, King of the Jews

    • Patricia Clancy says:

      Therefore the woman contestant should be given credit for a correct answer ~ as a matter of principle. Jesus, is a Nazarene because he is from Nazareth

      • doris s says:

        The clue asked for the PLACE, like New York and NOT a New Yorker. or he is Brasilian when Brasil -the place- is asked for in the clue! She misinterpreted the clue, at least she was in the right city but used used the adjective (which was correct),since the translation is:” Jesus the Nazarene, King of (the) Jews”. “Jesus OF Nazareth…” would be “Jesus Nazarenus etc..” Either way she misread the clue. Since it was a runaway it did not matter anyway.

    • doris s says:

      N – according to other translations in Wikipidia- stands for “Nazarenus”, meaing “of Nazareth”. But the clue asked clearly for the PLACE the “N” refers to and that is Nazareth, a substantive.

      Besides, you can’t always believe everything in Wikipedia. The German,English and French translation when you google I.N.R.I. give different versions of the Latin translation. I have to say that Latin could often be meant in a slightly different way, but the point was that the clue asked for the place and not what “citizen” or “townsman” Jesus was.

  3. VJ says:

    It’s more fun to answer “Zorro” to everything, especially if you have a sword handy :D

    • Cece says:

      Yeah, “Who parted the Red Sea?” Zorro. LOL!

      I was so happy when there was a change in score and Andrew had a runaway to secure his 5th win. Congrats, Andrew!

      When Alex asked Ben where he had been stationed overseas, did he mention any place outside the U.S? I thought he only mentioned places in the States.

      • VJ says:

        yes, Ben only mentioned places in the States.

      • jacob ska says:

        CeCe, no. Contrary to public beliefs all military personnel do not serve outside of the U. S. I got the impression he was based at different locations within the U. S.

        I had some buddies who spent 20 years at the same military location and then retire. It all depends upon their military career field, eg, military lawyers (JAG), etc.

        • jacob ska says:

          Btw, since he was introduced as being from Arlington VA, my guess is he works at the Pentagon. On the J Board a couple alumni from Rensselaer Polytech Institute referred to him as a fellow alum which means Engineering, Technology, etc., career field.

        • Cece says:

          Thanks, Jacob. It’s just that I thought he had misunderstood Alex’s question. I couldn’t concentrate on the chat because there was a very loud helicopter hovering around my roof. :)

          Nevertheless, the info you provided is valuable and I appreciate it.

  4. Eric S says:

    I do wonder, in this case, if they made Andrew bet. I think they did: fortunately, he got it correct.

    • doris s says:

      He did not risk his victory, maybe he just wanted a little more money :)
      I bet they told him the corrected scores before he had to wager or not.

      • Eric S says:

        Yes, they always correct the wagers before FJ.

        The point was, however, they have disallowed betting for a tie. I assume that includes zero bets.

      • Eric S says:

        I apologize. I skimmed the recap. You were absolutely right.

  5. jacob ska says:

    @Eric, congrats on your 2 correct solves prediction.

    Yeah for Andrew in winning your 5th game. That Columbia University Ph.D. and your worldly travels are paying off for you in big dividends. See you in the TOC.

  6. Eric S says:

    Bingo.