Final Jeopardy: Famous Names

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/20/2017) in the category “Famous Names” was:

She declared, “By blood, I am Albanian… As to my calling, I belong to the world”

Current champ Kara Chandler is back to defend the title she won on November 3rd, and to try to increase her $12,799 winnings. Her challengers in her 2nd game are: Alex Jumper, from Cambridge, MA; and Eric Maher, from Epping, NH.

Round 1 Categories: Still Photography – Gridiron Greats – Tech Crunch – Literature, Science & the Arts – “Home” Lines – In the City

Kara found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Tech Crunch” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick of the round. She was in second place with $1,400, $200 less than Eric’s lead. She bet $500 and she was RIGHT.

In 2013 this .com had the youngest CEO in the Fortune 500 when it debuted on the list at 482. show

Kara finished in the lead with $6,900. Alex was second with $5,600 and Eric was last with $3,800.

Round 2 Categories: Anatomy? Anato-you! – The Persian Past – Actors – Coloring Books – Prisons – In the City

Eric found the first Daily Double in “Coloring Books” under the $800 clue, with a dozen clues still to go. He was in the lead with $13,000 at this point, $3,700 more than Kara in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

A quote from this 19th century novel: “Woman, it is thy badge of shame!” show

Kara found the last Daily Double in “The Persian Past” under the $1,600 clue, with 6 clues left after it. In second place with $14,100, she had $3,900 less than Eric’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

One story says the Persians diverted the Euphrates to help them take this great city in 539 B.C. show

Eric finished in the lead with $16,800. Kara was next with $15,700 and Alex was in third place with $5,200.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS MOTHER TERESA?

Mother Teresa was obviously very much aware of disputes over her heritage when she said: “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus.” She was born in 1910 in the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire, now Skopje, Macedonia. These debates arose anew when Mother Teresa was declared a saint by the Catholic Church in 2016. Read about that on Inquirer.net: Balkan countries contest Mother Teresa’s heritage

Here’s Mother Teresa’s first FJ in “Famous Women” (9/27/1989), when her birthplace was in a different country: “Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910 in what is now Yugoslavia, she became a citizen of India in 1948.”

Alex bet $1,500. That brought her up to $6,700.

Kara bet $10,000 to her score, to finish with $25,700.

Eric bet $14,700 and won the match up with $31,500. He is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (11/20/2017) Kara Chandler, Eric Maher, Alex Jumper

A triple stumper from each round:

TECH CRUNCH ($600) QuickBook FAQs at the site of this co. include “How much accounting do I need to know?” (Not much, apparently)

THE PERSIAN PAST ($2000) Around 550 B.C. this great king founded the Persian Empire by overthrowing Astyages, King of the Medes

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The 16th Century”

In 1521 he was the credited author of “Defence of the 7 Sacraments” against Martin Luther’s attacks. show

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3 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    The players did really well in this game — I only counted 4 triple stumpers. Maybe they could have put that second “In the City” category in the first round, though really I could have entirely done without it. lol

    LINK: 7 more clues from this game

    @Lou, there’s a link to info about Cyrus in the extra clues. Also, here is a link to Mother Teresa’s Nobel Peace Prize bio if you want to learn more about her.

  2. Lou says:

    A great triple solve on today’s episode. What was the role of mother Theresa, in other words how did she help shape her country into what it is now, VJ? And also who is cyrus the great?

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