Final Jeopardy: 18th Century Names
The Final Jeopardy question (6/6/2016) in the category “18th Century Names” was:
From the Latin, it’s one of the middle names of an 18th century luminary & means lover of or loved by God.
3x champ Kelly Bayles returns today after winning 3 games last week. In her 4th game, she takes on these two players: Stew Latwin, originally from Rye, NY; and Gary Yokie, from Houston, TX.
Round 1 Categories: Aircraft for the Ages – Kitchen Terms Defined – Canadiana – Pro Sports Team Name Changes – National Parks – Crossword Clues “P”
Gary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Canadiana” under the $600 clue. There were 2 clues left after it. He was in third place with $2,600, $5,600 less than Stew’s lead. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.
Ice hockey is the country’s official winter sport; the national summer sport is this one with a French-Canadian name. show
Stew finished in the lead with $8,200. Kelly was second with $3,600 and Gary was last with $3,400.
Round 2 Categories: From The Foreign – Oscar-Winning Songs – “M”iscellany – Ellis Island – It’s Over Between Us – All Kinds Of Drama
Kelly found the first Daily Double in “From the Foreign” under the $1.200 clue on the 13th pick. In second place with $6,000, she had $3,400 less than Stew’s lead. She bet $2,000 and came up with “profit.” That was WRONG.
This word for income is from the French for “return”. show
Kelly found the last Daily Double in “Ellis Island” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $3,600 now, $8,200 less than Stew’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.
In 1965, Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation making Ellis Island a part of this national monument. show
Stew finished in the lead with a runaway $14,200. Kelly was next with $6,600 and Gary was in third place with $4,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The name Amadeus means love of God and is the Latin version of the Greek Theophilus.” That is the second fact in a U.K. Daily Express Top 10 Facts about Mozart article. The first one is that Mozart’s baptismal name was actually “Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.” Also see Behind the Name for more variations of Amadeus.
Keeping up with the times: Last year, Marvel Comics announced that its character Amadeus Cho is now The Hulk— the Totally Awesome Hulk to be more precise. So if the Hulk’s alter ego comes up in a future clue, don’t be too quick to shout “Bruce Banner” at the TV.
Gary got it right and doubled his score to $9,200.
Kelly also got it and bet it all. She finished with $13,200.
Stew had a big question mark. He bet $800, so there’s no question that he won this match with $13,400 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
CANADIANA ($200) In Canada “This land is your land” goes, “from Bonavista” (in this land paired with Labrador) “to Vancouver island” (Note: the clue is asking where Bonavista is– the song does not mention the response to the clue)
OSCAR-WINNING SONGS ($1200) This rousing song from “Selma” won the 2014 song Oscar
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Mediterranean”
It’s the only UN member country in the Mediterranean where English is an official national language. show