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Final Jeopardy: 3-Named People

Published on July 24, 2013 by   ·   2 Comments

The Final Jeopardy question (7/24/2013), in the category “3-Named People” was:

Born in what’s now Maine in 1807, he’s honored with a bust in a special section of Westminster Abbey.

Today’s new champ is David Brown who won the title and $22,200 yesterday. David is pretty quick on the buzzer, so these two players will have to be quicker if they want to prevail: Timothy Youker from Chanhassen, MN; and Katie Annis from Ashburn, VA.

Timothy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “11-Letter Words.” He was in the hole for $1,000, $2,600 behind Katie’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance in a bid to break even and he was RIGHT.

Adjective for actions that can be supported by reasoning, like certain homicides.


Timothy finished in the lead with $5,400. Katie was second with $2,200 and David was last with $2,000.

Timothy found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Insects.” In the lead with $7,800 now, he had $3,800 more than David in second place. He bet a modest $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

4 inches long with a 4 inch wingspan, the giant darner is the USA’s largest species of this insect.


Timothy found the last Daily Double in “Coins of Our Realm.” Still in the lead, he had $10,000, $5,600 ahead of David in second place. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.

To mark the 150th birthday of the man on the front, this image was added to the back of the 1-cent coin in 1959.

Timothy finished in the lead with $17,600. David was next with $12,400 and Katie was in third place with $3,800.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Longfellow was born in Portsmouth, which was a district of Massachusetts in 1807. He was the first American poet to have a memorial in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. “The over life-size white marble bust … was unveiled in Poets’ Corner Westminster Abbey in 1884, on a pillar near to the tomb of Geoffrey Chaucer. It is by the sculptor Sir Thomas Brock and the main inscription reads:

“LONGFELLOW. This bust was placed amongst the memorials of the poets of England by the English admirers of an American poet.1884″” (Poets’ Corner: Longfellow)

Katie wrote down “John Philips Sousa,” who was born in 1854 in Washington D.C. and has no ‘s’ after his middle name. She lost $1,500 and finished with $2,300.

David thought it was (Ralph Waldo) Emerson, born in Boston in 1803. He lost $2000 and finished with $10,400

Timothy wrote down John Singer and didn’t quite get in Sargent, who was born in 1856 in Florence, Italy. He lost $8,000 and ended up with $9,600.

So David won his second match and his 2-day total is $32,600.


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  1. VJ says:

    @johnblahuta – I agree. I did know this one without even looking it up. I knew Longfellow was born in what is now Maine in 1807, (and I immediately thought of him because I knew he was good friends with Charles Dickens). Check out my poets lifespan chart on my poetry site, proof positive that not all poets die young.

  2. john blahuta says:

    had tim played for a tie and bet 7.200 (david apparently did, hoping that tim would be wrong if he, david was wrong as well) both gentlemen would have had 10.400…..
    the intricacies of betting strategies! how well can you read your opponent? what might s/he wager??? getting a favorable category and then being right of course never hurt either….

    in general i am surprised that not more contestants go for a tie, thereby sometimes losing by 1 buck. but then again, the stress at fj and the probably short time in which to evaluate the category, your opponent(s) and the possibilities of different wager strategies is a key factors. you have to make several judgments rather quickly.

    all those options are imo contributing to the popularity and success of jeopardy overall. plus, you learn something new at EVERY game. oftentimes you add knowledge in a category you think you can handle with ease. they should really make jeopardy a mandatory part in school, elementary, middle or high school and if for no other reason that students become aware how much they do NOT know. it could also make somebody aware of being interested in certain areas and all of a sudden you find out – as a student- that your niche might be history, geography, languages etc. lahainaluna high school DOES have j. as an option and having talked with several teachers there, it is not only popular with the students but also adds to their OVERALL knowledge. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

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