Final Jeopardy: Monarchs
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/5/2017) in the category “Monarchs” was:
In 2016 Elizabeth II became the world’s longest-reigning living monarch when this country’s king died after a 70-year reign.
2x champ Ragavan Ramsubramani has now won $41,602. In the last game of the week, his opponents are: Seth Madej, from Los Angeles, CA; and Rich Steeves, from Norwalk, CT.
We won’t be seeing whoever wins today’s match until May 22nd– The 2017 Teacher’s Tournament begins its 2-week run on Monday, May 8th.
Round 1 Categories: A Marble-ous Category – Recipe Origins – Literature – Secretaries of State – Creatures in Movie Titles – 2 Out of 3 Ain’t “Bad”
Ragavan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Creatures” under the $600 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,000, $600 more than Seth in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and guessed “The Bee Keeper.” Sounded like it was after the buzzer. In any event, it was WRONG.
The title of this film refers to Tom Booker (Robert Redford), who uses his patient ways to cure Pilgrim. show
Rich finished in the lead with $5,200. Seth was second with $4,800 and Ragavan was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: Stream – Of Consciousness – Marco – Polo – Fashion – Model
Seth found the first Daily Double in “Model” under the $1,200 clue with 8 clues still to go after it. He was in a tie with Ragavan. They both had $10,000, $2,400 less than Rich’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Rosa La Rouge was a favorite model of his from the Paris brothels where he sometimes lived & worked in the late 1800s. show
Seth found the last Daily Double in “Streams” under the $800 clue. Only 2 clues were left after it now. In the lead with $16,000, he had $4,400 more than Rich in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed the Amazon. That was WRONG.
A section of this 1,300 mile-long river forms the border between Venezuela & Colombia. show
Seth finished in the lead with $13,000. Rich was next with $12,000 and Ragavan was in third place with $10,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Bhumibol Adulyadej, Thailand’s ninth king was the longest ruling monarch in the world when he passed away on October 13, 2016 after a reign that began in 1946. That made Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, who succeeded to her throne 6 years after King Bhumibol, the longest-ruling monarch in the world. Malaysia’s Sultan of Kedah, Abdul Halim, is now second, and Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is third. More on 21st Century Monarchy Changes.
Ragavan got it right. He bet $3,001 and finished with $13,001.
Rich thought it was Denmark (Queen Margrethe II since 1972). He bet and lost it all.
Seth thought it was Jordan (Abdullah II since 1999). He lost $11,001 and had $1,999 left.
So Ragavan is the guy who will be returning after the Teacher’s Tournament, as a 3x champ. Total winnings: $54,603.
A triple stumper from each round
LITERATURE ($1000) This novel is about Ignatius J. Reilly, the Don Quixote of the French Quarter
MODEL ($2000) Van Gogh’s portrait of this homeopath includes some foxglove likely to be used medicinally
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Historic Sites”
On August 15, 1941, convicted Nazi spy Josef Jakobs became the last person to be put to death here. show