Final Jeopardy: British Cities
The Final Jeopardy question (6/3/2015), in the category “British Cities” was:
The name of this southern city famous in literature is from words meaning “Kent people’s stronghold”.
New champ Jacob Johnson defeated a 5x champ yesterday and won $17,201. Today he is up against: Jami Griffeth, originally from Lindenhurst, IL; and Pete Miranti, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1: Jacob found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Familiar Phrases” under the $600 clue. He was in the hole with -$1,200. $2,600 less than Jami’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
The title of a 1955 film, it’s the inclination to become unfaithful after 84 months of marriage. show
Pete finished in the lead with $2,200. Jami was second with $1,600 and Jacob was last with $1,200.
Round 2: Jami found the first Daily Double in “Tough Day At” under the $1,600 clue. She was in the lead with $11,600, $4,200 more than Pete in second place. She bet $1,600 and she was RIGHT.
The Garrett Farm on April 26, 1865 for this man who’d caused a bad night at the theater a couple of weeks earlier. show
Pete found the last Daily Double in “Literary Similes” under the $1,600 clue. In second place with $9,400, he had $3,800 less than Jami’s lead. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.
Jonathan Harker’s journal says this character’s face “was deathly pale and the line of it were hard like drawn wires.” show
Jami finished in the lead with $16,800. Pete was next with $15,000 and Jacob was in third place with $5,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Originally a Brythonic settlement, Canterbury was renamed Durovernum Cantiacorum by the Roman conquerors in the 1st century AD. After it became the chief Jutish settlement, it gained its English name Canterbury, itself derived from the Old English Cantwareburh (“Kent people’s stronghold”).” (History of Canterbury and Kent)
Jacob wrote down Agincourt, crossed it out and went with Cornwall. He didn’t bet anything though so he remained at $5,200.
Pete thought it was London. That cost him $4,500 and he finished with $10,500.
Jami came up with Liverpool. She lost her $5,800 bet but she still won the game with the remaining $11,000.
Jami is a character trainer. Trebek asked her what that was during the chat and she explained that she gets to spend the day with Mickey and Minnie Mouse and makes sure they are treated like the V.I.P.s that they are.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Americana”
A bo’sun whistle was once a prize in boxes of this alliterative product introduced in 1963. show