Final Jeopardy: 20th Century English Nobility
The Final Jeopardy question (7/27/2016) in the category “20th Century English Nobility” was:
In Africa on Nov. 26, 1922, he anxiously asked Howard Carter, “Can you see anything?”
6x champ Pranjal Vachaspati didn’t have a runaway yesterday but he did bring his winnings up to $137,088. Today he competes against these two players: Barbra Resnick, from Altamonte Springs, FL; and Zlatan Hodzic, originally from San Jose, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Baseball – Fruit Stand – 5-Letter Musical Instruments – Time’s Person of the Year – England, Scotland or Wales – Ways of Being
Pranjal found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Musical Instruments” under the $600 clue on the 8th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $2,200, $1,400 ahead of both Zlatan and Barbra. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
“Pipedreams” is a public radio program devoted to this keyboard instrument. show
Pranjal finished in the lead with $8,600. Barbra was second with $4,800 and Zlatan was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: Daniel Boone was a Man – Money Matters – Comedy Tonight – Literary Sisters – Beastly Appendages – Kick Out the “Jam”s
Barbra found the first Daily Double in “Literary Sisters” under the $1,600 clue on the 11th pick. In the lead with $11,200, she had $3,000 more than Pranjal in second place. She bet $4,000 and took a guess with “The Sound and the Fury.” That was WRONG.
Suellen & Carreen O’Hara are a flighty pair of sisters in this novel. show
3 clues later, Pranjal found the last Daily Double in “Money Matters” under the $1,600 clue. He had the lead again with $9,800, $600 more than Barbra in second place. He bet $4,600 and he was RIGHT.
It’s the basic monetary unit of Gibraltar. show
Pranjal finished in the lead with $13,200. Barbra was next with $10,800 and Zlatan was in third place with $4,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS LORD CARNARVON – George (E.S.M.) Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon?
In his diary, Howard Carter described the moment when he opened the door to Tutankhamun’s tomb on “the most wonderful day” that he ever lived through: “I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, ‘Can you see anything?’ it was all I could do to get out the words, ‘Yes, wonderful things.'” More at Eyewitness to History
Lord Carnarvon’s death the following April gave rise to the King Tut Curse. George (R.O.M.) Herbert, the current Lord Carnarvon and great-grandson of the 5th Earl, was present at the 90th anniversary of the tomb’s opening (see the video).
Zlatan wrote down George VI. That cost him $4,799, everything but one dollar.
Barbra came up with Livingstone. She only lost $2,401 bet and had $8,399 left.
Pranjal thought it was George V. He lost his $8,401 bet so he ended up in second place with $4,799. So that makes Barbra Resnick the new Jeopardy! champ. Congrats, Barbra. Great game!
Two triple stumpers:
LITERARY SISTERS ($800) In books by Beverly Cleary, Ramona’s older sister is Beatrice, nicknamed this
KICK OUT THE “JAM”S ($1600) The first part of the name of these Krazy Klassic Komic “Kids” is an old word for hangover
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Great Moments in 19th Century Science”
Matthias Schleiden found plants are made up of these; at dinner he told Theodor Schwann who said, hey, so are animals. show