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.