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.

Final Jeopardy (12/5/2017) Kyle Becker, Matthias Clark, Kimberly Kist

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

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9 Responses

  1. Robert Anderson says:

    they —don’t know much about his-to-ry, or geo-gra-phy.

  2. VJ says:

    Kyle did all right for himself in this game, considering that there were so many triple stumpers! I was surprised that the other players didn’t pick it up when Kyle misunderstood that Prairie cookbook clue and thought it was the book’s author.

    LINK: 16 more clues from this match

  3. Louis says:

    I was wondering, is the congress of Vienna similar to the treaty signed by a president to end world war two, VJ? What was the name of it that signified the downfall of hitler and the defeat of Germany and Japan? I know it had something to do with keeping Germany and Japan stabilized after the war, but I’m beginning to see Kyle having a playing style just like Seth Wilson.

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, you should read the article I linked to in the recap. It says: “The Congress of Vienna stands in the tradition of great European peace conferences, beginning with Westphalia (1648) and continuing with Nijmegen (1678–1679), Rijswijk (1697), Utrecht (1713), Vienna (1738), Aachen (1748), and Paris (1763) to the Paris peace conference that ended the American War of Independence (1783). Yet, in several ways, it was also a departure from it.” So it gives you the opportunity to look up peace conferences that preceded it.

      Idk what to tell you to look up on WWII, but Germany surrendered a few months before Japan.

      From Spoiler Talk, I remember a Famous Treaties category in a 2006 Jeopardy! game that was absolutely hilarious because the first 4 answers were all “Treaty of Paris.”

      • Louis says:

        Very nice information. Thank you again for sharing it. Today’s categories were a bit tough for the players but still I hope to see a streak winner from Kyle hopefully this week. It’s been a few weeks in November and we had only two time champions so hopefully December Will give us a winner with four or five games, don’t you agree VJ? I remember that game about the treaty in 2006 and it brings back great memories.

      • rhonda says:

        Where do the years go? I can’t believe that was in 2006.

        • VJ says:

          I was wondering that myself yesterday, Rhonda, when It was my daughter’s 24th birthday. Also, it’s only 3 weeks till 2018! This year sure flew by.

          By the way, I also meant to mention specifically to you that the article I linked to in the recap said “the representatives of more than 200 European polities” showed up at the Congress of Vienna. That word! I swear I never saw it before it was in that Sporcle quiz and you asked about it, but now I notice it every time I see it.

        • rhonda says:

          Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter, VJ! My “baby” will be 33 on Feb. 1, and it’s hard to wrap my head around it.
          That is funny about “polities”. It still seems like a misprint to me lol.

  4. Dalton Higbee says:

    Matthias got $2,000, while Kimberly got $1,000, in cash prizes.

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