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.
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.
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”
U.N. Delegate was one role of this woman who wrote, “I could not… be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside…” show