Final Jeopardy: Christianity

The Final Jeopardy question (10/3/2016) in the category “Christianity” was:

A 4th c. traveler gave one of the first descriptions of this day: “All the children… are carried… bearing branches”

10x champ Seth Wilson returns today after winning $231,801 over the last two weeks. Today his challengers are: George Lyle, from West Lafayette, IN; and Amy Pistone, from Ann Arbor, MI.

Round 1 Categories: Baseball in Uniform – What the City Name Means – Pronoun-ciation – Notorious – The ____ of ____ – The Farmer In The Deli

George found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “The ___ of ___” under the $800 clue, with 6 clues still to go after it. He was in second place with $2,600, $200 less than Seth’s lead. He bet $600 and thought it was the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. That was WRONG.

This one of the Ancient Wonders was toppled by an earthquake around 225 B.C. show

Seth finished in the lead with $4,000. George was second with $2,600 and Amy was last with $0.

Round 2 Categories: Octoberfest – Talkin’ Trash – U.S. Museums – The “Times” Of Your Life – Dead Lines – Who Ordered The Mammal?

Amy found the first Daily Double in “Dead Lines” under the $2,000 clue on the 5th pick. She had $1,600 at this point, $3,600 less than Seth’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double but could not come up with a guess so she was WRONG.

He’s the hard-boiled detective who silently muses, “You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep” show

Amy found the last Daily Double in “Who Ordered the Mammal” under the $1,200 clue right after the minute-to-go warning. In second place with $5,200, she now had $5,600 less than Seth’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double again and managed to get out rabbit as a guess. That was WRONG.

All the living examples of the order Proboscidea are these. show

They got through 3 of the 4 clues left, with each player getting one. Seth finished in the lead with $11,600. George was next with $6,600 and Amy was in third place with $400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The clue comes from the diary of Egeria, a 4th century woman who, according to, “traveled across much of the known world during 381-384 CE to Jerusalem, Mount Sinai, Constantinople, and Edessa,” leaving us “the earliest glimpse we have into organized Christian practice and belief.” (Egeria was a candidate for a Golden Halo on Lent Madness last year and made it all the way up to Level 4)

The blog Feasts, Fasts, Saints and the Medieval Church has Egeria’s entire passage on the “Procession with Palms on the Mount of Olives,” as well as the clue’s full sentence: “And all the children in the neighbourhood, even those who are too young to walk, are carried by their parents on their shoulders, all of them bearing branches, some of palms and some of olives, and thus the bishop is escorted in the same manner as the Lord was of old.”

Amy got it right. Her $398 bet brought her up to $798.

George thought it was Easter Sunday. He lost his $5,000 bet and had $1,600 left.

Seth also got it right. He bet $1,601 so he won the match with $13,201. Once again, Seth rules even if Alex called it a “small total.” He now has an 11-day total of $245,002

Final Jeopardy (10-3-2016) Seth Wilson, Amy Pistone, George Lyle

A triple stumper from each round:

NOTORIOUS ($600) In the 2015 movie “Legend”, Tom Hardy played these 1960s twin Cockney gangsters

THE “TIMES” OF YOUR LIFE ($1200) This numerical song was the Commodores’ biggest hit & their first No. 1

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

John Williams said his music for this event, not a film, tried to capture the spirit of cooperation, of heroic achievement. show

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4 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    I did notice that the tarsier was in a clue today. It was put on the clue watch on 11-6-2015! So long ago, the comments closed on that post (but I did update it)

  2. VJ says:

    I was wondering if they would have just accepted the Scottish word for pirate (the last name) on that female pirate clue that no one rang in on.

    8 more clues from this match are up now, including that one

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    I don’t think he’ll ever be in the Tournament of Champions.

    • lou says:

      I think Seth is already in the tournament of champions. He has won 11 games already with 200000 dollars. I think that Seth will dominate another game tomorrow but we will see