Final Jeopardy: Dante’s Inferno

The Final Jeopardy question (9/16/2016) in the category “Dante’s Inferno” was:

During the journey, Dante encounters Homer, Socrates & Cicero, who bide their time in the first circle, aka this.

New champ Scott Bateman won a healthy $28,001 yesterday. Today his challengers are: Amy Ramsay, from Medford, MA; and Siddharth Hariharan, from Herndon, VA.

Round 1 Categories: Entertaining Redheads, Scandinavia, Luck of the Draw, In Explicable, I’m Here to See Herbert Hoover, State Your Business

Scott found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Your Business” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He was in a tie with Siddharth. They both had $1600, $1,000 more than Amy. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT. He was also happy that Siddharth skipped over it to the $1,000 clue in the category.

Berkshire Hathaway.  show

Siddarth finished in the lead with $5,800. Scott was second with $5,000 and Amy was last with $3,600.

Round 2 Categories: Women Authors, A Song in that Movie, Take Me to Court, Astronomy, Historic Places, Catch Some Double “Z”s

Siddarth found the first Daily Double in “Catch Some Double ‘Z’s” under the $1,600 clue on the 9th pick. In second place with $8,600, he had $300 less than Scott’s lead. It was the first clue chosen in the category. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

You can get years in prison for this crime of a major theft of property. show

Siddarth found the last Daily Double in “Women Authors” under the $1,600 clue on his very next pick. It was also the first reveal in that category. He was in the lead with $11,600 now, $2,600 more than Scott in second place. He bet another $3,000 and he was RIGHT again.

Known for her sharp wit in the 1920s, she wrote articles for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker
Jeopardy! Women Authors Daily Double (9-15-16) 
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Scott finished in the lead with $19,000. Siddharth was next with $14,200 and Amy was in third place with $10,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS LIMBO?

HistoryLists.org has a post with the 9 Circles of Hell in Dante’s Inferno. About Limbo, it says: “Dante’s First Circle of Hell is resided by virtuous non-Christians and unbaptized pagans who are punished with eternity in an inferior form of Heaven. They live in a castle with seven gates which symbolize the seven virtues. Here, Dante sees many prominent people from classical antiquity such as Homer, Socrates, Aristotle, Cicero, Hippocrates and Julius Caesar.”

Limbo Update: Pope Benedict XVI did away with it in 2006

Amy wrote down “the circle of heroes”. She lost her $10,750 bet and had $50 left.

Siddharth got it right. His $7,401 bet brought him up to $21,601.

Scott thought it was purgatory. That cost him $9,401 bet. He finished with $9,599 and, once again, we have a new champ. Congrats to Siddharth.

Final Jeopardy featuring Scott Bateman, Siddharth Hariharan and Amy Ramsay

A triple stumper from each round:

LUCK OF THE DRAW ($800) From the name of an 18th century man, it’s a profile portrait drawn in black

HISTORIC PLACES ($800) This 1815 battle was actually fought 3 miles south of the village, itself 9 miles south of Brussels

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Foreign Words”

The Holy Roman Empire from 800 to 1806 was the first; the German Empire from 1871 to 1918 was the second. show

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8 Responses

  1. SG says:

    4 games, 4 champions. (I thought Scott would stick around awhile)
    How long before we see our first multi-day champion of the season?

  2. Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

    The first five clues were all in “Scandinavian”. 200 In winter, some places receive no sunlight for up to 2 minutes nth skin this northernmost Scandinavian nation (Norway); 400 In Denmark you are a pepper man or a pepper maid if you are not this by age 30 (married); 600 The 1986 assassination of prime minister Olof Palme on a street in this city has never been solved (Stockholm); 800 some authorities include this “land of a thousand lakes” nation in Scandinavia, but others do not (Finland); 1000 Ragnar Lothbrok, a warrior of these Scandinavians, is the main character of the history channel series named for them (Vikings))

  3. rhonda says:

    I’m sorry that happened, VJ, how very aggravating!! I sure wish I could help you out with the first 5 clues, but the show aired here already. Hopefully, someone will be able to fill you in.

  4. VJ says:

    Incredibly, just at the show was coming on, the electricity went out and then came right back on. I was lucky I didn’t miss the first DD but I did miss the first 5 clues :(

    Here are 9 more clues from the match, including the Song in the Movie category