Final Jeopardy: Visual Vocabulary
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/11/2017) in the category “Visual Vocabulary” was:
A Latin word for a sea creature, in photography, it’s a color that conveys nostalgia.
11x champ Austin Rogers is so close to going over the $400K mark today. His total as of yesterday is $394,700! These two players are about to try to prevent that: Brian Kato, from Washington, DC; and Lisa Rhae Burgess, from Surfside Beach, CA.
Round 1 Categories: TV Sitcoms by Mom – They’re History! – ACC Schools – B Off! – Carve Out – A Place for Yourself
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “A Place for Yourself” under the $800 clue, with 7 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $7,200, twice as much as Lisa Rhae in second place. He bet $4,200 and he was RIGHT.
Undershaw, home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, included this writing room, perhaps decorated in scarlet? show
Austin finished in the lead with $12,600. Lisa Rhae was second with $4,800 and Brian was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: The National Recording Registry – Going to the Mattresses – There’ll Always Be an England – 3-Letter Words – Power to the Papal – “AU”thors
Brian found the first Daily Double in “‘AU’thors” under the $1,200 clue on the 3rd pick. He was in third place with $3,600 at this point, $9,000 behind Austin’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double but blanked out on it so he was WRONG.
Confess that you know the name of this prolific writer and Bishop of Hippo. show
Brian found the last Daily Double in “England” under the $1,600 clue on the 13th pick. In third place with $400, he had $14,200 less than Austin’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
Edward the Confessor died without a direct heir to the throne in this crucial year of English history. show
Austin finished in the lead with a runaway $15,400. Brian was next with $7,200 and Lisa Rhae was in third place with $6,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The Etymology Dictionary says “sepia” means “rich brown pigment,” and that it was originally adopted into the English language from the Italian word “seppia” for “cuttlefish,” which came from the Latin and Greek “sepia,” meaning the same thing. Somewhere along the line, the term was applied to the color of brown paint or ink prepared from the cuttlefish’s fluid secretions. Also see: The History of Sepia Photography
Lisa Rhae bet $6,000, bringing her up to $12,400.
Brian bet $5.601. He finished with $12,801.
Austin bet a modest $900 so he won this one with $16,300. His 12-day total is $411,000, $612 less than Matt Jackson made in his 13-day run. Surely, everyone will tune in tomorrow to see if Austin beats that.
A triple stumper from each round:
TV SITCOMS BY MOM ($600) Frankie Heck
“AU”THORS ($1600) Her “Clan of the Cave Bear” was a mammoth bestseller
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “U.S. Landmarks”
For its 50th anniv. In 2012, the roof of this landmark was temporarily repainted its original color, Galaxy Gold. show