Final Jeopardy: Kings

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/22/2012) in the category “Kings” was:

The last British monarch to be buried outside the U.K., he was interred in 1727 in the land where he was born.

Our current champ is Glenn Fleishman from Seattle, WA. Over the course of 2 games, he has amassed a total of $28,398. Today he takes on these two players: Betsy Chisolm, from Greeley, CO and Tim Callo, from Sugar Land, TX.

Betsy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.” She was in the hole with minus $200. She bet the $1,000 allowance and she was RIGHT. That put her in a tie for lead with Glenn.

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Tim finished in the lead with $4,400. Betsy was second with $3,800 and Glenn was last with $1,400.

Glenn found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “19th Century Female Authors.” He was in second place with $5,000, $3,600 behind Betsy in the lead. Glenn boldly bet it all and, sadly, even though he knew who it was, he added a non-existent ‘s’ to the end of the author’s name so he was WRONG.

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Glenn found the last Daily Double in “Crime.” He had zero. Betsy was in the lead with $6,600, having lost $2,000 by doing the same thing as Glenn.* With nothing to lose, Glenn bet the $2,000 allowance and, this time, he was RIGHT.

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* In “Female Authors,” Betsy got this clue: “The youngest of the sisters, Anne Bronte penned ‘The Tenant of’ this residence in 1848 but died from TB a year later.” She replied: “What is Wildfeld Hall?” But the name of the residence is Wildfell Hall (free Kindle download on Amazon).

Betsy finished in the lead with $6,600, Tim was next with $4,000 and Glenn was last with $2,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right, the one who didn’t bet a dime!

WHO IS GEORGE I?

“George arrived in England aged 54 speaking only a few words of English, with 18 cooks and two mistresses one very fat and the other thin and tall who became nicknamed ‘Elephant and Castle’ after an area in London. In Hanover he was absolute ruler but in England found that he had to work with Parliament…. George quarrelled with his son George (a trait inherited by successive Hanoverian kings) and became increasingly unpopular. He spent more and more time in Hanover where he died of a stroke in 1727.” (BritRoyals.com)

Glenn got it right but wagered nothing so he remained at $2,000.

Tim thought it was William of Orange. He bet it all and finished with nothing.

Betsy wrote down George II. She bet $1,401, winning the game with $5,199.

A pretty crazy game to start out the week. You can’t say it was up and down, can you? It was mostly down!

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