Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Brits

The Final Jeopardy question (4/22/2016) in the category “19th Century Brits” was:

In May 1810 during one of his more famous exploits, he employed the breaststroke.

Current champ Andrew Pau won that long-awaited 5th game yesterday. That brought his winnings up to $136,201. In Game 6, he takes on these two players: Amy Hart, from Chicago, IL; and Michael Koh, from Irvine, CA.

Round 1 Categories: Children’s Book Titles – Over-the-Counter Medications – Classical Music – I Got a 5-Letter Word for Ya – Your Face Is on the Money – Fatherly TV

Andrew found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Your Face is on the Money” under the $1,000 clue. There were two whole categories (OTC & Fatherly TV) left after it. He was in second place with $3,600, $800 less than Michael’s lead. He bet $1,400 and he was RIGHT.

Mexico’s 500-peso note features these 2 painters, husband and wife.  show

Michael finished in the lead with $7,200. Andrew was second with $6,000 and Amy was last with $3,400.

Round 2 Categories: If I Had a Hammer – Beasts in the Bible – From Film to Stage – “Q” Not Followed by U – 1816 – A Quick Dip in the Lake

Michael found the first Daily Double in “Q Not Followed by U ” under the $2,000 clue on the 5th pick of the round. In the lead with $9,200, he had $3,200 more than Andrew in second place. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

This gulf seen here touches the shores of four countries.
Daily Double in Q Not Followed by U (4-22-16)

Amy found the last Daily Double in “Beast of the Bible” under the $1,600 clue. She was in third place with $6,200 now, $5,200 less than Michael’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

In Mark 16 Jesus tells his followers that they will be able to handle these deady animals without fear. show

Andrew finished in the lead with $17,200. Michael was next with $17,000 and Amy was in third place with $9,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


On May 3, 1810 “Lord Byron swam the Hellespont, in emulation of Leander’s legendary swims to visit his beloved Hero. Byron was twenty-two, and ten months into his two-year tour of the Mediterranean. …. The swim took Byron two tries, but he bested the one mile, the cold waters and the strong current — he reckoned that he traveled over three miles downstream during the crossing — in an hour and ten minutes. See the poem he wrote about it on Today in Literature.

Amy wrote down “Cook”. She lost her $9.150 bet and finished with $250.

Michael got it right. His $3,000 bet brought him up to $20,000.

Andrew started out with Shelley but switched to Byron. Good thing because he bet $16,801. That change won him the game with $34,001 and gave him a 6-day total of $170,202.

Final Jeopardy results for Friday, April 22, 2016

The last two triple stumpers were the very last DJ! clues, both in “1816”:

($1600) In Philadelphia Richard Allen & others organized this first independent black U.S. church, the A.M.E.

($2000) In 1816 the USA’s first protective tariff helped launch the contented & isolationist era of these

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Computers”

The creator of this computer command called it “a 5-minute job.” In 2013, Bill Gates called it “a mistake”. show

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10 Responses

  1. PRINCE says:

    Prince R.I.P

  2. Lou says:

    Damn! Andrew just became a six time champion just like kerry green was back in 2015. But still though if Andrew keeps winning like this then he could even surpass Arthur Chu and Matt Jackson

    • Duck M says:

      I’m not seeing him as being as dominant a player as Chu or Jackson. Michael actually would have been in the lead except he made a couple of moves that cost him that.

      @VJ, if it’s not too much trouble, do you have those clues?

      • VJ says:

        @Duck — This was the pivotal clue in that 1816 category: “Argentinians declared independence as Las Provincias Unidas del this Rio.”

        At this point, Michael had $17,800 and Andrew had $15,800. Michael lost $800 with Rio de la Plat. Andrew picked it up with de la Plata.

        The next clue (the last one answered) gave Andrew the lead he finished with: $1200 – This man’s opera “The Barber of Seville” premiered in Rome.

        I’m not the best at math, but I came up with they would have finished in a tie if Michael had not buzzed in on that $800 clue. If Andrew just got both of them — they would have finished in a tie

        • Cece says:

          VJ, have I told you how amazing you are? ‘Cause you are. And no worries about your math. :)

          (I needed the above info too.)

          I actually thought Michael was gonna win this game. What a nice haul for Andrew.

        • Duck M says:

          Yes, thank you, VJ. I appreciate it.

      • Lou says:

        Have you noticed andrew’s strategy? I wonder if it s the same style as arthur’s though? Or perhaps he plays like Alex Jacob did