Final Jeopardy: The British Empire
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/22/2017) in the category “The British Empire” was:
The city that some 19th century Englishmen called “Caranjee” is now the biggest city in this country.
3x champ Ragavan Ramsubramani returns today to try to augment his $54,603 winnings with a 4th win. His challengers are: Tanya Obreiter, from Frederick, MD; and Justin Braddock, from Chattanooga, TN.
Round 1 Categories: DGA Feature Film Award Winners – Thunder & Lightning – Books – Words With Silent Letters – Beers by State – The Bold & the Beautiful
Tanya found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Books” under the $1,000 clue on the 9th pick of the round. She was in second place with $1,200, $200 less than Ragavan and Justin who were tied for first place. She promised her husband that she would do a Daily Double. She did and she was RIGHT.
William Strunk said this book “aims to give in brief space the principal requirements of plain English” form. show
Tanya finished in the lead with $5,800. Justin was second with $5,600 and Ragavan was last with $4,000.
Round 2 Categories: Russian Culture – Weeds – Asian-American Performers – World Tour – 19th Century Congressmen – Ends With a Double Vowel
Ragavan found the first Daily Double in “World Tour” under the $1,200 clue on the very first pick so the scores were the same as above. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
The Coliseum is one structure bolstering this nickname for Rome, suggesting it’ll endure for all time. show
Tanya found the last Daily Double in “19th Century Congressmen” under the $1,600 clue, with a dozen clues left after it. In third place with $8,600, she had $4,400 less than Ragavan’s lead. She bet $2,000, and she was RIGHT.
This man said that Massachusetts electing him to the house pleased him more than winning the presidency. show
Tanya finished in the lead with $18,600. Ragavan was next with $16,200 and Justin was in third place with $8,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Karāchi, the capital of Sindh province, is Pakistan’s largest city and principal seaport. It is located on the coast of the Arabian Sea immediately northwest of the Indus River Delta. Brittanica.com says: “The city has been variously called Caranjee, Crochey, Krotchey, Currachee, and Kurrachee. All its names are believed to be derived from the Sindhi name of the original settlement that initially stood on the spot— Kalachi-Jo-goth (meaning the village of Kalachi— the headman of the tribe).”
Justin got it right. He bet $1,200 and finished with $10,000.
Ragavan thought it was India. He lost his $16,199 bet, leaving him with a lonely dollar.
Tanya started out with India but changed to Pakistan. Well, now we knew she was the winner but with how much? She bet $16,205 so she became the new Jeopardy! champ with $34,805. Very nice!
After today’s “World Tour” category, Alex announced the new Jeopardy! app of the same name. It’s free. Read all about it and find out where you can get it.
A triple stumper from each round
THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL ($600) Last name of Floria, the bold & beautiful title diva in an opera by Puccini
ASIAN-AMERICAN PERFORMERS ($800) Maggie Q fulfilled the second part of this 2007 Bruce Willis title after plunging down an elevator shaft in an SUV
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Hymns”
A Christian hymn and a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical. show