Final Jeopardy: Historical Areas

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/9/2017) in the category “Historical Areas” was:

An ancient quote mentions this area & 3 population groups, the Belgae, Aquitani & Celts.

9x champ Austin Rogers won $332,400. Today he is up against these two players: Rain Dunaway, from Louisville, KY; and Rich Coble, from Philadelphia, PA.

Alex Trebek mentioned in his intro that Austin is now ToC eligible but he won’t be able to be in it if he keeps winning every game right up to the week before the ToC starts in November.

Round 1 Categories: Video Games – States by Colorful Locales – Third Time’s a “CHA”rm – Law Slaw – Translate the Noted Pair – Classics on Audible

Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Video Games” under the $1,000 clue on the 5th pick of the round. In the lead with $2,000, he was the only one with any money. He made it a true Daily Double and took a guess with Zion. That was WRONG and it was now back to square one.

Impossible architecture is found in this “Valley”, a mobile game that shares a name with a place in Utah & Arizona. show

Austin finished in the lead with $5,400. Rain was second with $4,600 and Rich was last, at zero.

Round 2 Categories: Something About Mary – Ends in “ING” – Foods for Thought – Check, Please – Naughty by Nature – Bond Bombshells

Austin found the first Daily Double in “Something About Mary” under the $1,200 clue on the 13th pick. He was in the lead with $9,400 at this point, $5,600 ahead of Rain in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

Mary Mallon, the first known carrier of this disease in the U.S., was confined to a hospital for her final 20 years. show

Rain found the last Daily Double in “Naughty by Nature” under the $2,000 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In second place with $5,000, she had $13,400 less than Austin’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

There’s a 17-year & a 13-year type of this noisy insect that has multiple different calls to annoy you. show

Austin finished in the lead with $24,000. Rain was next with $7,400 and Rich was in third place with $1,600.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The ancient quote is actually the first sentence of Chapter One of “Gallic War” (“Commentarii de Bello Gallico”) by Julius Caesar. He notes that Gaul is a whole, divided into three parts occupied by the Belgae, Aquitani and Celts. There are different translations of the original Latin: “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum unam incolunt Belgae, aliam Aquitani, tertiam qui ipsorum lingua Celtae, nostra Galli appellantur.” Sacred Texts has an English version with the Latin side-by-side.

Rich wrote down “What is I had fun” He lost his $1,599 bet and was left with a dollar.

Rain thought it was Paris. She lost $4,000 and finished with $3,400.

Austin got it right. His $9,000 bet brought today’s win up to $33,000 and gave him a 10-day total of $365,400.

Final Jeopardy (10/9/2017) Austin Rogers, Rich Coble, Rain Dunaway

These triple stumpers are both from Double Jeopardy!

SOMETHING ABOUT MARY ($1600) Mary Baker Eddy founded this religion to “reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT ($1200) Gouda & this cheese coated in red wax are the 2 most exported from the Netherlands

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Historical Artifacts”

Its restitchings over the centuries helped perpetuate the story of King Harold II being struck in the eye with an arrow. show

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9 Responses

  1. Becci says:

    Does anybody know why Austin couldn’t participate in the TOC even if he wins the week before it starts?

  2. Lou says:

    VJ, this is Austin’s tenth game victory as he won game nine on Friday of last week. It’s a small typo there.

    As far as I know, how do these guys not know much about foods? I thought that category should have Been a breeze for them but still congrats to the bartender. I hope Austin gets to the 400000 mark just like julia Collins and Matt Jackson did in their games. By the way what sides fought in the Gallic war during Caesar’s reign, VJ?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, thanks for the heads up on that 10 games. I fixed it. It was the Romans against the people who already lived there. idk about the food category. A couple of them were trendy health foods so maybe they don’t follow that kind of thing. All I know is they made me hungry and I had to go get some food. LOL.

      LINK: 10 more clues from the game

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    So the Tournament of Champions officially is next month.

    • Richard Corliss says:

      Yes, Dalton.

      • Lou says:

        I told you before, I have kept up with the show for many years and kept track of upcoming tournaments in jeopardy because I am good at memorizing things like this. I’ve watched this show since childhood