Final Jeopardy: Dog Breeds

The Final Jeopardy question (12/9/2015) in the category “Dog Breeds” was:

This small breed is named for a member of the 17th century House of Stuart.

New champ Alex Maggio won $15,100 yesterday. Today his challengers are: Jon Lubbers, from Lafayette, CO; and Bianca Howard, from Cary, NC.

Round 1: Bianca found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Advertising Icons” under the $600 clue not long after the chat. She was in third place with $1,200, $3,000 less than Jon’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

This rotund figure was once drawn drinking nails to show that driving over them didn’t bother his tires. show

Alex finished in the lead with $7,400. Jon was second with $6,800 and Bianca was last with $2,400.

Round 2: Alex found the first Daily Double in “His Own Museum” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $9,800, $1,000 more than Jon in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

A museum devoted to this scientist & inventor is housed in what was originally the Tuskegee campus laundry. show

Bianca found the last Daily Double in “Words & Phrases” under the $2,000 clue with only 3 clues left after it. She was now in second place with $9,600, exactly $10,000 less than the runaway lead held by Alex. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Alex finished in the lead with $19,600. Bianca was next with $12,600 and Jon was in third place with $8,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel of today is descended from the small Toy Spaniels seen in so many of the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth century paintings by Titian, Van Dyck, Lely, Stubbs, Gainsborough, Reynolds, and Romney. These paintings show small spaniels with flat heads, high set ears, almond eyes, and rather pointed noses. During Tudor times, Toy Spaniels were quite common as ladies’ pets, but it was under the Stuarts that they were given the royal title of King Charles Spaniels.” (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club)

Jon got it right. His $8,399 bet brought him up to $16,799.

Bianca came up with the Papillon. She lost her $7,001 bet and wound up with $5,599.

Alex also got it right. He bet $5,601 bet so he won this match with $25,201. His 2-day total is $40,301. Thumbs up, Alex!

FJ Results: 12-9-15

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Sports Term History”

After throwing a long last-second touchdown in 1975, Roger Staubach said: “I closed my eyes and said” this. show

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7 Responses

  1. Diabolicus says:

    Alex got the final jeopardy wrong as he wrote King Charle Spaniel. He should have lost.

    • VJ says:

      nope I just looked at that and he did have the S in there. It overlapped part of the E so that’s probably why it looked like a letter was missing to some

  2. aaaa says:

    38/61, and it was the first non tourney game since October 28 to feature 61 clues(20 regular games ago)

    • Marlow says:

      And strangely enough, this was one game where it didn’t look good at all for getting to all the clues in the first round because of the Hamilton category.

  3. VJ says:

    Must be a new trend but this one from the first round is the third time this week that part of the answer was right in the clue:

    ADVERTISING ICONS $200 This feminine first name plus the last name of flour company executive William Crocker equaled instant icon.

    Best wrong answer to a clue in this game:

    WORDS & PHRASES $1600 – An exact duplicate, not a deceased Quasimodo, it was a horse switched for another to defraud bookies.


    Also, kind of a coincidence to have two guys named Jon without an H in the same week (the returning champ on Monday).

  4. VJ says:

    So the knowledge of that FJ topic was pretty good today on the part of the guys. I guess I would have bombed with Prince Charles.