Final Jeopardy: Historic Rulers

The Final Jeopardy question (10/10/2012) in the category “Historic Rulers” was:

This ruler of a new world country was born in Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace in 1832 & executed far from home in 1867.

Our first 2-day champ in a while is Stephanie Jass with a 2-day total of $47,570. We’re already thinking Stephanie and champion tournament, but there are two new players today who are probably thinking differently: Craig Chern, from Wall Twp, NJ and Felicia McGowan, from Baltimore, MD.

Stephanie found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “35 Years Ago: 1977.” She was in the lead with $5,200, $2,000 more than Felicia in second place. She bet $800.00 and she was RIGHT.

In November it began regular passenger service between New York & Europe, about a 3-1/2 hour trip. show

Stephanie finished in the lead with $5,800. Felicia was second with $4,000 and Craig was last with zero.

Stephanie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Great Men & Women of Medicine.” She was running away with the game again and was in the lead with $13,000, $9,800 more than Felicia in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

Her work as an obstetrical nurse for poor women made her an advocate for birth control, a term she coined. show

Felicia found the last Daily Double in “Geograph’ia’.” She was in second place with $4,400, $13,400 behind Stephanie’s lead. She bet $3,000, and took a guess with “Albania.” That was WRONG.

Until it declared its independence in 1991, it was the southernmost of the republics that made up Yugoslavia. show

Stephanie finished in the lead with $22,200. Craig was next with $6,000 and Felicia was in third place with $1,400.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Maximilian I, the only monarch of the Second Mexican Empire was born in Austria on July 6, 1832 and executed by firing squad in Mexico on June 19, 1867. He and his consort (Princess Charlotte of Belgium) are known as Maximiliano and Carlota in Mexico.

Felicia drew a blank, a blank that cost $1,200. She finished with $200.

Craig got it right and added $1,000, to finish with $7,000.

Stephanie thought it was “Tsar Nicholas,” not specifying which one (but if she meant Nicholas II, he was born in a Russian palace in 1868). She lost $3,000 on that, but still won the game with a respectable $19,200, bringing her 3-day total up to $66,770.

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