Final Jeopardy: Historical Artifacts
The Final Jeopardy question (10/12/2015) in the category “Historical Artifacts” was:
Its restitchings over the centuries helped perpetuate the story of King Harold II being struck in the eye with an arrow.
Current champ Matt Jackson has racked up winnings of $339,411. He is going for his 12th win today, looking to break his consecutive win tie with Arthur Chu. These two players are looking to take Matt down: Victor Quillen, from Kingsport, TN; and Julia Novakovic, originally from Pittsburgh, PA.
Round 1: Victor found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Always Pay Your Debts” under the $1,000 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was the only one with any money. He made it a true Daily Double. That made it worth $2,400 but he couldn’t come up with a guess so he was WRONG, and no one had any money.
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Matt finished in the lead with $6,600. Victor was second with $4,400 and Julia was last with $1,000.
Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “Adjectives” under the $1,600 clue. As expected, he began his domination of this round straightaway and was now in the lead with $17,800, $13,400 more than Victor in second place. He bet $7,000 and he was RIGHT.
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On his very next pic, Matt found the last Daily Double in “The River’s Tributaries” under the $1,600 clue. He was now up to $24,800, a $20,400 lead over Victor in second place. He bet a big $10,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Matt finished in the lead with $39,600. Victor was next with $12,000 and Julia was in third place with $7,000.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Is the Bayeux Tapestry about to unravel? Every schoolchild knows that King Harold II was felled by an arrow to the eye at the Battle of Hastings. But the thousand-year legend could be shot down by a new scientific examination which suggests that the last Anglo-Saxon King of England lived to fight another day.” (We Found Dick, Now Let’s Find Harry)
That October 2014 news article from the Independent.UK gives you an idea of how easy the British will find this clue. According to the latest news article we found on this topic, they did find a grave they suspect is King Harold’s and were looking to exhume it.
Julia wrote down “Bayeaux Tapestry” but did not get penalized for the extra “a.” Her $3,002 bet brought her up to $10,002.
Victor spelled it the same way as Julia. He bet $2,001 and finished with $14,001.
Matt spelled it right. He bet $11,400 so he won this match with $51,000, his highest to date. His 12-day total is $390,411, and he is now in third place for most consecutive games won all by himself.
During the chat, Matt talked about how he named two cats he got in the 3rd grade “Jules” and Verne” because he was a fan of exploratory science fiction. Jules passed away last year. R.I.P. Jules.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Big Nations.” Coincidentally, there was a misspelling in this one, too, only it counted against the player.
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