Final Jeopardy: Years in European History

The Final Jeopardy question (3/7/2017) in the category “Years in European History” was:

The representative body called the Estates-General met in 1614 & didn’t meet again until this year.

New champ Alison Maguire-Powell won $23,200 yesterday. In her second game, she is up against these two players: Todd Defilippi, from Mountain View, CA; and Shawn Friend, from Phoenix, AZ.

Round 1 Categories: Becky With the Good Hair – Amusement & Theme Parks – Way Back in 2015 – Elemental Words – In the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Box Office Champs of the Decade

Shawn found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Universal Declaration” under the $600 clue with 3 clues left after it. She was in second place with $4,200, $2,600 less than Todd’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

2 items: Everyone without any discrimination, has the right to equal ______ for equal _____. show

Todd finished in the lead with $6,800. Shawn was second with $6,200 and Alison was last with $3,600.

Round 2 Categories: A Watery Border – Starts With 3 Consonants – Television – Religious Books – American Lives – Pack Lunch

Todd found the first Daily Double in “Watery Border” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $9,200 at this point, $3,000 more than Shawn in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

It’s the largest nation in area that borders the Coral Sea. show

Shawn found the last Daily Double in “American Lives” under the $1,600 clue, with a dozen clues still to go. In second place with $7,800, she had $11,200 less than Todd’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.

Manteo, a Native American, helped establish this colony in N.C.; when its colonists went missing, so did he. show

Todd finished in the lead with a runaway $22,600. Shawn was next with $10,200 and Alison was in third place with $4,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS 1789?

“The Estates-General was the Old Regime assembly of delegates from the three estates of the kingdom: the clergy, or First Estate; the aristocracy, or Second Estate; and the commoners, or Third Estate. Over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, however, the French monarchy had grown increasingly absolute in its powers, and the Estates-General did not meet between 1614 and 1789. After so lengthy a hiatus, it is not surprising that the decision to convene them in August 1788 was akin to opening Pandora’s box.” (World History in Context: Estates General)

Alison wrote down 1815. She bet and lost it all.

Shawn had 1945. She only bet $1,000 so she finished with $9,200.

Todd got it right. His $1,983 bet brought his total win for today up to $24,583, and made him the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (3/7/2017) Alison Maguire-Powell, Shawn Friend, Todd Defilippi

2 triple stumpers:

RELIGIOUS BOOKS ($400) John Milton’s poetic religious epics include “Paradise Lost” & this sequel

AMERICAN LIVES ($2000) In 1968 Roger Corman worked for AIP, American Intl. Pictures, & he ran for President for AIP, the Amer. Independent Party

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Nobel Laureates”

He was the subject of a 2014 New York Times article headlined “A Pioneer as Elusive as his Particle” show

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8 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Congrats to.Todd on getting final.jeopardy, but Shawn thinking of 1945 after the second world war was a really bad guess. Overall, glad to see the daily doubles revealed. But really 1945 what was Shawn thinking? The world war 2 has nothing to do with 1789. Don’t you agree, VJ that response from Shawn was bad?

    • VJ says:

      nah, I don’t think it was bad, Lou. Obviously, if she knew what it was about, like Todd, she wouldn’t have picked that, but since she didn’t, she just picked another momentous time in Europe, just like Alison chose Waterloo.

      You might as well take a guess when you’re in that situation because it’s the only chance you’ve got, don’t you agree?

      • Lou says:

        Yes, I agree on that. But still though this stuff is like ancient history. Its like going back in time hundreds of years into the past. Still though, I didn;t have a clue about this since I never studied it in US history class. Still though a good final jeopardy question. lets see if Todd can build on his win tomorrow

  2. EricS says:

    Horrible bet by Shawn in the last DD. A miss puts her 15K down: might as well be at zero.

  3. patty1930 says:

    Vj – Thanks for the Link/11 more clues from this match.

  4. VJ says:

    So this is the 4th runaway out of 5 matches in March, right? Wow! Congrats to Todd on getting FJ, even though he didn’t need to.

    LINK: 11 more clues from this match

    • Trevor Pannoz says:

      It was not a runaway until Shawn made a mistake by ringing in on the $2,000 clue in Pack Lunch.