Final Jeopardy: Days of the Week
The Final Jeopardy question (7/29/2014), in the category “Days of the Week” was:
In Spanish & French, the word for Friday comes from Latin for “day of” this goddess.
In the second match of the 2014 Teen Tournament semi-finalists, the players are: Cooper Lair, ($20,500), Selena Groh, ($20,000), and Joe Taglic ($21,998). Joe is the Wild Card winner in this group. Click on their prior scores to see the game they played last week.
Round 1: Joe found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Old Testament Heroes” under the $600 clue, the third pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,000, $200 more than Cooper in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
When presented with this son’s bloodstained coat, Jacob assumed that “an evil beast hath devoured him.” show
Cooper finished in the lead with $10,200. Joe was second with $4,800 and Selena was last with $1,800.
Round 2: Joe found the first Daily Double in “Teen Rules” under the $1,200 clue. He was in second place with $9,200 but was now only $1,000 behind Cooper’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
Juan II, a feeble teenage king of Castile in the 1420s, is best remembered as this Queen’s father. show
Cooper found the last Daily Double in “Poets & Poetry” under the $800 clue. In second place with $15,800, he was $6,000 behind Joe’s lead. He bet $6,200 and he was RIGHT.
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Cooper finished in the lead with $23,200. Joe was next with $21,800 and Selena was in third place with $3,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The word for Friday in most Romance languages is derived from Latin dies Veneris or “day of Venus” (a translation of Greek Aphrodites hemera) such as vendredi in French, venerdì in Italian, viernes in Spanish, divendres in Catalan, vennari in Corsican, and vineri in Romanian.” (wikipedia).
For both Roman and Teutonic god origins,
check out Pantheon.org’s list.
Selena wrote down Vesta. She bet and lost her whole $3,000.
Joe got it right. He bet $15,795, finishing with $37,595.
Cooper got it right. He bet $21,000 so he won the second finalist spot with $44,200.
There were very few triple stumpers in this match. Cooper dominated the first round but Joe turned the tables in Round 2 until Cooper got that last DD and 3 of the 4 clues that were left after that. The very last clue (Graphic Novel Adaptations – $400) was one of those triple stumpers: A comic arc subtitled “God loves, Man kills” was the partial basis for this supergroup’s “United” movie. Selena guessed the Avengers. Neither fella buzzed in.
Here is the At the Georgia Aquarium category from Round 1:
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “British Scientists”
In 1859 a theory was born when he wrote, “from so simple a beginning endless forms… have been, and are being, evolved”. show