Final Jeopardy: Famous Objects
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (7/3/2014), in the category “Famous Objects” was:
In 1950 the England-Scotland border was closed for the first time in 400 years to try to recover this stolen item.
New champ Christi Esterle won $11,999 in yesterday’s game. Her opponents in her second game are: Beverly Garcia, from Quincy, MA; and Jeff Versteeg, from Cleveland, OH.
Round 1: Christi found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Glory Days” under the $800 clue. She was in the lead with $4,800, $1,600 more than Jeff in second place. She bet $1,000 and guessed Vietnam. That was WRONG.
April 9 is Bataan Day, aka Day of Valor on the Bataan Peninsula & in the rest of this nation. show
Christi finished in the lead with $3,800. Jeff was second with $3,200 and Beverly was last with $1,400.
Round 2: Beverly found the first Daily Double in “Colleges & Universities” under the $1,200 clue. She was in third place with $2,600, $1,200 less than Christi’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
The campus of the university of this state is in Orono, named for a Penobscot chief. show
Jeff found the last Daily Double in “Scientific Non-American” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $6,000, he had $600 more than Christi in second place. He bet $2,500, and he was RIGHT.
This English astronomer died on Jan. 14, 1742 at age 85; that’s 9 years longer than we might have expected. show
Christi finished in the lead with $12,200. Jeff was next with $11,700 and Beverly was in third place with $6,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The Stone of Destiny was linked to St Columba, who was said to have used it as a travelling altar. For centuries Scottish kings sat upon the Stone to be crowned…. During a resurgence of Scottish nationalism in 1950, four Scots students travelled to London, entered the Abbey in the small hours of Christmas Day and nabbed the Stone from beneath the coronation throne. They dropped it by accident and it broke in two. They loaded the Stone into their car boot and brought it back to Scotland – despite road blocks and police searches.” (History of Scotland)
The “sacrilege at Westminister” was made into a film, “Stone of Destiny” (2008), starring Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Gavin McCole, Ciaron Kelly and Robert Carlyle. It was directed by actor Charles Martin Smith (Ray Bob in 1978’s “Buddy Holly Story”).
Beverly thought it was the Hope Diamond. She bet and lost it all.
Jeff came up with ‘the royal jewels”. He only lost $501 and finished with $11,199.
Christi got it right (Stone of Scone). She bet $12,000 so she won her second match with $24,200. Her 2-day total is $36,199.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Facts & Figures”
With only 58% of residents, this U.S. state has the lowest percentage of licensed drivers. show