Final Jeopardy: 18th Century Names

The Final Jeopardy question (6/6/2016) in the category “18th Century Names” was:

From the Latin, it’s one of the middle names of an 18th century luminary & means lover of or loved by God.

3x champ Kelly Bayles returns today after winning 3 games last week. In her 4th game, she takes on these two players: Stew Latwin, originally from Rye, NY; and Gary Yokie, from Houston, TX.

Round 1 Categories: Aircraft for the Ages – Kitchen Terms Defined – Canadiana – Pro Sports Team Name Changes – National Parks – Crossword Clues “P”

Gary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Canadiana” under the $600 clue. There were 2 clues left after it. He was in third place with $2,600, $5,600 less than Stew’s lead. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.

Ice hockey is the country’s official winter sport; the national summer sport is this one with a French-Canadian name.  show

Stew finished in the lead with $8,200. Kelly was second with $3,600 and Gary was last with $3,400.

Round 2 Categories: From The Foreign – Oscar-Winning Songs – “M”iscellany – Ellis Island – It’s Over Between Us – All Kinds Of Drama

Kelly found the first Daily Double in “From the Foreign” under the $1.200 clue on the 13th pick. In second place with $6,000, she had $3,400 less than Stew’s lead. She bet $2,000 and came up with “profit.” That was WRONG.

This word for income is from the French for “return”. show

Kelly found the last Daily Double in “Ellis Island” under the $1,200 clue. She was in second place with $3,600 now, $8,200 less than Stew’s lead. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

In 1965, Lyndon Johnson issued a proclamation making Ellis Island a part of this national monument. show

Stew finished in the lead with a runaway $14,200. Kelly was next with $6,600 and Gary was in third place with $4,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS AMADEUS?

“The name Amadeus means love of God and is the Latin version of the Greek Theophilus.” That is the second fact in a U.K. Daily Express Top 10 Facts about Mozart article. The first one is that Mozart’s baptismal name was actually “Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart.” Also see Behind the Name for more variations of Amadeus.

Keeping up with the times: Last year, Marvel Comics announced that its character Amadeus Cho is now The Hulk— the Totally Awesome Hulk to be more precise. So if the Hulk’s alter ego comes up in a future clue, don’t be too quick to shout “Bruce Banner” at the TV.

Gary got it right and doubled his score to $9,200.

Kelly also got it and bet it all. She finished with $13,200.

Stew had a big question mark. He bet $800, so there’s no question that he won this match with $13,400 and he is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy results for Monday, June 6, 2016

A triple stumper from each round:

CANADIANA ($200) In Canada “This land is your land” goes, “from Bonavista” (in this land paired with Labrador) “to Vancouver island” (Note: the clue is asking where Bonavista is– the song does not mention the response to the clue)

OSCAR-WINNING SONGS ($1200) This rousing song from “Selma” won the 2014 song Oscar

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Mediterranean”

It’s the only UN member country in the Mediterranean where English is an official national language. show

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11 Responses

  1. jacob ska says:

    So did I. My mind drifted back to the game when Aaron Rodgers beat Mark Kelly in the science category. :)

  2. SG says:

    I found it humorous that the Navy pilot only got one of the aviation questions. I expected him to run the category.

  3. aaaa says:

    Stew said Kays instead of Kay for the jewelry store chain name in It’s Over Between Us $800, the last correct response in DJ!. I and some on Jboard though that would have been overturned after the commercial break before DJ! If it had been overturned, Kelly would have won her fourth game assuming she wagered high enough in FJ!, and made the TofC field at least temporarily. She also should have gone True DD on the ELlis Island DD and that would have kept the game from being a lock if she had.

  4. Surprised yet not they left Canadian category in opening round till very end. Alex Trebek for years worked as journalist at the CBC featured in one clue. Always fascinating and baffling to see what categories the contestants seem to perceive as ify!
    As a books not bombs pacifist and great-grandson of longtime No. 2 official at Boston Public Library, I was sorry to see the nice librarian lady from Tulsa OK lose today. Especially to some military guy.

  5. rhonda says:

    Does anyone remember what the answer was to the first clue in Oscar winning songs?

  6. VJ says:

    More clues from this match are online now — 6 triple stumpers and the Sports category that Stew gave all the right answers to. I guess the audience doesn’t consider it running the category if someone else buzzes in, even if the answer is wrong, because they didn’t clap. Stew got the $200 clue, then Kelly buzzed in on the $400 clue and Stew picked it up on the rebound and ran the rest.

    I did not put this triple stumper in on the archive because I wanted to show it here: FROM THE FOREIGN ($1600) You don’t have to be part of it to know “intelligentsia” is from this language

    Alex read the word with a faux Italian accent causing Kelly to guess Italian. Then Stew said Latin and Gary said Greek. Alex said the right answer was Russian. The Online Etymology Dictionary mentions Russian, Latin and Italian

  7. Tom Clark says:

    This is a coincidence, because Peter Shaffer, the author of the play and movie AMADEUS, died today!