Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Europe
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (12/5/2017) in the category “19th Century Europe” was:
This 1814-1815 gathering of leaders prompted Beethoven to compose the cantata “The Glorious Moment”
New champ Kyle Becker won $18,401 yesterday. In his 2nd game, he takes on these two players: Kimberly Kist, from Williamsport, PA; and Matthias Clark, from River Forest, IL.
Round 1 Categories: Halls of Fame – Cookbooks – War Is Over – 9-Letter Words – “U” Love Music – A Trip to Italy
Kyle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “9-Letter Words” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He was in the hole for $400. Matthias was in the lead with $3,000. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
It’s the branch of astronomy that studies the origin & structure of the universe. show
Matthias and Kimberly finished in a tie for the lead with $2,200. Kyle was next, in the hole for $600.
Round 2 Categories: Halls of Fame – Feeling Your Oaths – The Element Named for… – Unesco Cities of Literature – Pop Culture 2000 – “G” String
Kyle found the first Daily Double in “The Element Named for” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in third place with $1,000 at this point, $1,200 less than Kimberly’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
an Italian-American physicist. show
Kyle found the last Daily Double in “Feeling Your Oaths” under the $1,600 clue, with 6 clues still to go after it. In the lead with $9,400, he had $4,000 more than Kimberly in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
This oath involves swearing to “Ascelpius, Hygieia, Panacea & all the gods & goddesses” show
Kyle finished in the lead with $12,200. Matthias was next with $6,200 and Kimberly was in third place with $5,400.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The Congress of Vienna marked the establishment of a new political and legal order for Europe after more than two decades of turmoil and war following the French Revolution. The defeat of Napoleon (1769–1821) in 1813–1814 by a huge coalition of powers under the leadership of Britain, Russia, Austria, and Prussia gave the victorious powers an opportunity to stabilise Europe. This they intended to do by containing the power of France and recreating the balance between the great powers.” (OUP Blog)
Kimberly thought it was a coronation. She lost her $5,000 bet, leaving her $400.
Matthias didn’t have time to complete his “Council of N” response. He lost $5,800. That left him with $400, too.
Kyle came up with the College of Cardinals. He only bet $201, so he won today’s match with $11,199. His 2-day total is $30,400.
A triple stumper from each round:
A TRIP TO ITALY ($800) Lists of the great builders of history leave out Giovanni Di Simone, chief engineer of this structure in the 1270s
“U” LOVE MUSIC ($600) Made for the category, this R&B singer gave us “U Remind Me”, “U Got It Bad” & “U Don’t Have to Call”
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “State Capitals”
It’s the only capital named for a signer of the Constitution. show