Final Jeopardy: British Monarchs
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/20/2017) in the category “British Monarchs” was:
Her marriage to a European crown prince in the 16th century added Queen of Naples & Queen of Jerusalem to her titles.
New champ Tom Blake won $16,601 yesterday. In Game 2, he is up against these two players: Kathleen Kosman, from Dearborn, MI; and Tim Suba, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: Streaming Episodes – Around the Jeopardy! Library – An Edifice Complex – Never Have I Ever – The 20th Century – Dysphemisms
Tom found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The 20th Century” under the $600 clue on the 9th pick of the round. He was in a tie for the lead with Kathleen. They both had $1,200 and Tim had zero. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
The unfortunate Captain Max Pruss was in command of this vehicle over New Jersey on May 6, 1937. show
Kathleen finished in the lead with $4,800. Tim was second with $4,600 and Tom was last with $2,400.
Round 2 Categories: Streaming Episodes – From Page to Multiplex – On the Periodic Table – Doing Business in the 1800s – African-American Women – “Hal”
Tom found the first Daily Double in “Streaming Episodes” under the $2,000 clue on the 8th pick. He was in third place with $4,400 at this point, $2,200 less than Tim’s lead. He bet $2,200 and he was RIGHT.
A Turkish river gave us this word for a U-shaped bend in a stream’s course; now it also means to take a winding course.. show
Kathleen found the last Daily Double in “Business in the 1800s” under the $1,200 clue, with a dozen clues still to go. In the lead with $10,800, she had $1,400 more than Tom in second place. She bet $2,000, and she was RIGHT.
In Britain, a pound equaled 20 shillings; this gold coin named for a region of Africa equaled 21 shillings. show
Kathleen finished in the lead with $16,400. Tom was next with $$10,200 and Tim was in third place with $9,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Henry VIII’s and Catherine of Aragon’s daughter, Mary Tudor, became Queen of England in July 1553 at age 37. In July 1554, she married Philip, the 27-year-old Crown Prince of Spain. Philip and Mary’s titles were then changed to reflect each others’ claims and dominions, including “King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland,” among others. Philip’s father, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, abdicated various parts of his Empire to Philip between 1554 and 1556, and Philip became King of Spain in 1556. The titles were changed again to reflect that. When Mary died in 1558, all of Philip’s titles associated with the English throne went, too.
If you have the time and interest, wikipedia has a page on the King of Jerusalem title. Philip II is listed under Aragonese claimants.
Tim got it right. He bet $9,799, bringing him up to $19,599.
Tom thought it was Marie Antoinette. He only lost $200, leaving him with $10,000.
Kathleen got it right, too. She bet $4,000 so she won the game with $20,400. She will be the returning Jeopardy! champ on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
NEVER HAVE I EVER ($600) …sung “You and Me (But Mostly Me)” or “Tomorrow is is a Latter Day” in this show on a Broadway stage but at home… sure!
FROM PAGE TO MULTIPLEX ($2000) The 1963 Western “Hud” was based on “Horseman, Pass by”, his first novel
2 years ago: Only ONE out of 2 players left in FJ got this one in “Flowers”
The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left. show