Final Jeopardy: Legendary Women

The Final Jeopardy question (2/24/2016) in the category “Legendary Women” was:

Early British literature refers to her as “the first lady of the island”

New champ Ben Yuhas won $23,200 yesterday, sending 4-day champ, Tim Kutz, home. Today his challengers are: Suzy Law, from Loveland, CO; and Jill Panall, from Newburyport, MA.

Round 1 Categories: Weird Words – Disney Animated Supporting Characters – Literary Crossword Clues “P” – Science – Decades of Dance – Disaster City

Suzy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Weird Words” under the $1,000 clue on the 10th pick of the round. She was in second place with $400, $1,200 less than Ben’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and thought it was a cuckoo clock. That was WRONG.

Named for an 18th century earl, an orrery is an elaborate clockwork model of this alliterative arrangement.  show

Ben finished in the lead with $6,200. Jill was second with $4,400 and Suzy was last with $2,000.

Round 2 Categories: 15th Century Notables – It Takes 2 – World Facts – Agriculture – Hard-Throwing Pitchers – Strike Out

Jill found the first Daily Double in “It Takes 2” under the $1,600 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. In second place with $14,400, she was only $200 behind Ben’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Located in Asia, the only 2 countries whose names begin with “A” but don’t end with “A”. show

Ben found the last Daily Double in “Agriculture” under the $1,200 clue. There were 3 clues left after it. He was in second place with $15,800 now, $600 less than Jill’s lead. He bet $3,000 but did not know so he was WRONG.

In the 1930s Pan Am grew vegetables on Wake Island for passengers by using this soilless method. show

That ended the round and Jill finished in the lead with $16,400. Ben was next with $12,800 and Suzy was in third place with $1,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS GUINEVERE?

“In the Arthurian Romances of Chrétien de Troyes Guinevere emerges as a character of importance to a degree which marks a change from the writings of his predecessors who were, of course, writing for a different sort of society. In the older Arthurian stories of the Mabinogion, for example, Rhonabwy’s Dream and Kulhwch and Olwen there is very little mention of her. She is presumably Gwenhwyfar, the first lady of the island, who appears in the long list of names in Kulhwch and Olwen.(Lancelot and Guinevere: A Casebook)

Suzy thought it was Elizabeth I. She lost her $1,400 bet and finished with $200.

Ben got it right. He bet $4,000 and finished with $16,800.

Jill also got it right. She bet a big $10,000 and won the match with a big $26,400. Nice going, new champ!

Final Jeopardy Results for February 24, 2016

The last two triple stumpers in the round were in “15th Century Notables” and “Agriculture”:

($2000) In 1411 the Pope excommunicated this Czech reformer for espousing the tenets of John Wycliffe.

($800) Before harvest sugarcane fields undergo short burns to remove leaves, with these sugar-containing stems remaining.

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Singers”

The only solo artist to have 5 Billboard No. 1 albums before the age of 19. show

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8 Responses

  1. JEOPARDY says:

    Kinda hard fj today.. One or two should get this one..

  2. VJ says:

    Funny how the last couple of questions yesterday won Ben the game but today it went the opposite way.

  3. aaaa says:

    39/58 here. CLue crew category in the first round might have helped to leave three clues on the board in round two. Then again, saving the Clue crew category might have ensured all 30 clues got played in round one.