Final Jeopardy: Religion
The Final Jeopardy question (5/20/2015), in the category “Religion” was:
The “N” in the I.N.R.I. written on the Christian cross refers to this place.
4x champ Andrew Haringer has now racked up winnings of $72,399. In his 5th game, he is up against: Ben Hom, from Arlington, VA; and Becky Schiavo, from Warwick, NY
Congrats to Jeopardy!, celebrating its 7,000th show today. “Like the Energizer Bunny”, Alex said, “we just keep going and going and going…”
Round 1: Ben found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “New Twists on Jeopardy! Favorites” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. It was the first clue chosen in the category. He was in second place with $1,400, $800 behind Andrew’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and thought it was King Arthur. That was WRONG.
Nearly 500 clues about this English King & yet none said that one of his favorite horses was named Canicida. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $3,600. Ben was second with $3,400 and Becky was last with $1,400.
Round 2: Ben found the first Daily Double in “Of the Galaxy” under the $1,600 clue on the second pick of the round. He was now in the lead with $3,800, $200 ahead of Andrew in second place. He made it a true Daily Double again and thought it was catalogs. That was WRONG.
Galaxies are organized into hierarchical structures called these, containing 100s to 1,000s galaxies of each. show
Andrew found the last Daily Double in “That Movie Title is Legal” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $6,400, he had $3,400 more than Becky in second place. He bet $3,600 and he was RIGHT.
Harrison Ford played Jack Ryan in this film whose title comes from a legal test devised by Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. show
Andrew finished in the lead with $18,000. Becky was next with $9,000 and Ben was in third place with $4,800.
Andrew was then dinged on a $400 clue for leaving the “s” off the end of Fred Flintstone’s daughter’s name, but the decision on a $2K Arthurian legend clue was reversed so he actually gained $3,200 and went into FJ with a runaway $21,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
This inscription is usually seen on a crucifix, a cross with Christ’s body on it. The Nazarene Way.com says “In the Gospel of John (19:19-20) the inscription is explained: ‘Pilate also had an inscription written and put on the cross. It read, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.’ Many of the Jews read this inscription, because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, in Latin, and in Greek.'” The article also gives an Eastern Orthodox variation, as well as alternate phrases from the Masons and Jesuits.
Ben got it right. He bet everything and finished with $9,600.
Becky wrote down “Nazarene.” the I.N. is also translated as “Jesus the Nazarene” but the clue asked for the place, so that cost her $601. She finished with $8,399.
Andrew got it right, too. His $3,000 bet brought his winning total today up to $24,200. His 5-day total is $96,599.
During the chat, Andrew told how he and some buddies found themselves out of their league in a trivia match in Edinburgh, Scotland. They decided to answer “Sir Mick Jagger” to every clue, including the one about who parted the Red Sea!
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Oscar-Winning Actors”
They’re the only 2 Best Actor winners with the same last name; one was a winner for 1979 & 1988, the other for 2005. show