Final Jeopardy: Historic Names
The Final Jeopardy question (7/21/2015), in the category “Historic Names” was:
In 1909 this Oxford student surveyed crusader castles in the Mideast; a few years later he returned for less peaceful activities.
New champ Scott Lord won $29,001 in yesterday’s match. Today he takes on these two players: Jake Smith, from Memphis, TN; and Eliza Thompson, from Brooklyn, NY
Round 1: Jake found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Lighthouses” under the $600 clue. He was in second place with $5,000, $600 less than Eliza’s lead. There was only one more clue left on the board. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
All U.S. lighthouses come under the jurisdiction of this branch of the armed services. show
Jake finished in the lead with $8,000. Eliza was second with $5,800 and Scott was last with $1,600.
Round 2: Jake found the first Daily Double in “Sophocles, Euripedes & Aeschylus” under the $1,000 clue. After running the previous clues in the category, he was now in the lead with $12,400, $6,600 more than Eliza in second place. He bet $1,000 and thought it was Antigone. That was WRONG.
In Sophocles’ play about her, revenge is on the mind of this daughter of Agamemnon. show
Jake found the last Daily Double in “Peninsulas” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $21,400 now, he had $13,800 more than Scott in second place. Alex joked about making it a true Daily Double, but Jake was only inclined to bet $1,000. He was RIGHT and said he wished he had made it a true Daily Double right before he gave the correct response.
The southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo is on this peninsula. show
Jake finished in the lead with $22,800 but it was not a runaway. Scott had done some catching up and was in second place with $13,200. Eliza was in third place with $6,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Between 1909 and 1914 T. E. Lawrence travelled and worked in the Middle East. As a young Oxford-educated archaeologist who had learned to speak Arabic, he seemed set for a career in archaeology, travel and writing. Of these, writing was perhaps his strongest ambition. Then, in August 1914, the Great War broke out…. In November 1914 Lawrence was posted to the Cairo Intelligence Department. He arrived in mid-December and stayed throughout 1915 and much of 1916, working on maps and trying to interpret inadequate – and often conflicting – reports of Turkish activity.” (T.E. Lawrence Studies)
Eliza though it was Rommel. She bet and lost it all.
Scott got it right. He bet it all and finished with $26,400.
Jake came up with Churchill. He lost $3,500 and finished with $19,300. That gave Scott his second win and a 2-day total of $55.401. Good work, Scott!
During the chat, Scott fondly remembered his father’s hobby of making marionettes and what fun he and his brothers had, getting involved as puppeteers.
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “3-Named People”
Born in what’s now Maine in 1807, he’s honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey. show