Final Jeopardy: 19th Century People

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/29/2017) in the category “19th Century People” was:

On June 28, 1838 an archbishop jammed a ring made for her little finger onto her 4th; she had to soak it in ice water to get it off.

Current champ Austin Rogers brought his winnings up to $96,100 in this 3rd game. In his 4th, he takes on these two players: Jim Bickford, from Aurora, CO; and Colin O’Bannon, from Columbus, OH.

Round 1 Categories: Science Fiction – World Leaders – Transportation – Rock & Roll! – “Mental” Adjectives – Where Are You Wearing?

Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “World Leaders” under the $800 clue, with 7 clues to go after it. He was in the lead with $6,200, $3,200 ahead of Jim in second place. He bet $4,200 and he was RIGHT.

Also MP for Wentworth, Malcolm Turnbull is PM of this one of the world’s 10 largest countries in area. show

Austin finished in the lead with $10,800. Jim was second with $3,200 and Colin was last with $600.

Round 2 Categories: African-American History – The Renaissance – That’s My Job! – National Spelling Bee Winning Words – Asian Bodies of Water – The “Kid” Stays in the Picture

Colin found the first Daily Double in “The Renaissance” under the $800 clue on the 2nd pick. He was in third place with $1000 now, $9,800 less than Austin’s lead. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.

After 1516 this royal family had 2 branches: a Spanish line & an Austrian line. show

Austin found the last Daily Double in “That’s My Job!” under the $2,000 clue on the 14th pick. In the lead with $14,400, he had $8,600 more than Colin in second place. He bet $7,400 and he was RIGHT.

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Austin finished in the lead with $25,000, another runaway. Colin was next with $11,400 and Jim was in third place with $6,000.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Queen Victoria’s coronation ring “was inspired by the ring made for her uncle, William IV, in 1831. Misunderstanding the traditional wording of the rubric for the coronation, the royal goldsmiths, Rundell, Bridge & Rundell, made the ring for the wrong finger of the Queen – thinking it should go on the little finger, not the ring finger. Unfortunately the Archbishop forced it on her ring finger and Queen Victoria had to soak her hand in iced water after the ceremony….” See the ring at The Royal Collection Trust (UK)

According to an Archbishop William Howley biography by James Garrand, the stories about the incident “became a story which illustrated his incompetence rather than the incompetence of those who had wrongly made it to fit her fifth.” Howley had previously presided over the coronation of William IV and he later baptized some of Queen Victoria’s children.

Jim got it right. His $5,483 bet brought him up to $11,483.

Colin thought it was Bernadette. He only lost $1,400 to finish with $10,000.

Austin also got it. His $2,000 bet made today’s winning total $27,000 and gave him a 4-day total of $123,100.

Final Jeopardy (9/29/2017) Austin Rogers, Colin O'Bannon, Jim Bickford

A triple stumper from each round:

SCIENCE FICTION ($1000) She wrote “The Mists of Avalon” as well as the “Darkover” books about telepathic humans on another planet

THE “KID” STAYS IN THE PICTURE ($2000) Ben Stiller gets married but then meets the girl of his dreams in this 2007 remake

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Notable American Women”

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12 Responses

  1. mimsy says:

    I wonder why Austin doesn’t like the Eagles.

    • VJ says:

      @mimsy, well, he’s a bartender. Maybe someone played an Eagles song or songs so much that he never wanted to hear them again. lol.

      Personally, I like “Take It Easy” and I like Glenn Frey’s “The Heat is On”

  2. Dalton Higbee says:

    When Austin Rogers got a clue wrong in the second round today, his score rose instead of deduct.

    Meantime, Tim Kutz is surprisingly out of the ToC. And now we can blame Ben Yuhas for that, since he broke his runaway on the last clue of DJ! on February 23, 2016, and also won his first game, upsetting Kutz.

    • VJ says:

      @Dalton, good catch. I didn’t even notice that and went back and watched. It was on his Cotton Club response. First it went from $26,600 to $28,200, then it went $26,600 right before Colin gave the right answer. Next time they showed the scores, he had $25,000.

  3. Richard Corliss says:

    Austin’s not gonna be on the tournament if he keeps on winning again.

  4. Lou says:

    Well, congrats to austin our first 4 time champion of season 34. I remember that in late september of 2014 Catherine Hardee made her first apperance winning big and got the payout of 95000 dollars for just 4 days despite not participating in the tournament of champions at that time since the list was already full. I wonder if this holds true for this year since we already have 15 people in the touranment of champions for 2017, VJ? Since I know Austin’s game occured before the toc.

    Secondly, what the was the name of Queen Victoria’s husband after she had the ring put on by the archbishop?

    • VJ says:

      @Lou, I don’t know the answer to the ToC question. Matt Jackson’s run (it was going on at this time in 2015 and his 6th game is on the 2-year link) ended in mid-October of that year and he was in the ToC that began on 11-9-15.

      This clue is referring to Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1838. She married Prince Albert in 1840 and her husband put her wedding ring on her finger in that one. Archbishop Howley also married them.

      LINK: 11 more clues from this match

      • Richard Corliss says:

        VJ I know who’s participating in the Champions Tournament, Sam Deutsch, Andrew Pau, Buzzy Cohen, Jason Sterlacci, Hunter Appler, Pranjal Vachaspati, Seth Wilson, Tim Aten, Lisa Schlitt, Lilly Chin, Alan Lin, David Clemmons, Jon Eisenman, Justin Vossler, & Austin Rogers.

        • VJ says:

          My money’s on Jason Sterlacci.

        • William Weyser says:

          Why is your money on Jason Sterlacci?

        • VJ says:

          He made a strong impression on me, William. Ever since that Teachers Tournament he won, I have looked at every ToC candidate as having to go up against him.

        • William Weyser says:

          As for me, my money’s not on anybody, but I do think that all 15 participants are here to win the Tournament Of Champions, but of course, only 1 of them will win it, and because he’s won the most games: 12, and also won the most amount of money: $265,002, I think that Seth Wilson might be the biggest threat, meaning the favored in the tournament.