Final Jeopardy: Religious Symbols

The Final Jeopardy question (11/29/2012) in the category “Religious Symbols” was:

The rooster atop many church weather vanes is there to remind us of a story involving this apostle.

Jason Shore became the new champ yesterday. He won $22,878. Today he takes on these two players: Scott Vinick, from Sagamore Hills, OH and Cara Harley, from Charlestown, MA.

Cara found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee.” She was in second place with $3,000, $1,800 behind Jason’s lead. She bet $1,200 and she was RIGHT.

An official song for the jubilee was co-written by this musical theatre mogul who was knighted in 1992.

Jason finished in the lead with $9,800. Cara was second with $6,200 and Scott was last with no money at all.

Scott found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Nature Boy.” He had $4,000, $9,800 behind Cara’s lead. He bet $1,500 and he was RIGHT.

The yellow-rumped warbler is also known as this artist’s warbler.

Jason found the last Daily Double in “Chapter 13.” He had $13,400, $400 behind Cara’s lead. He bet $2,600, took a guess with “The Grapes of Wrath,” but that was WRONG.

“The route taken by Hawk-Eye lay across those sandy plains.”

Cara finished in the lead with $17,000. Jason was next with $11,200 and Scott was in third place with $4,300.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right. It was pretty much a no-brainer for Christians, but not everyone is Christian.


One account of Christ predicting that Peter would deny him three times occurs in the Gospel of John in Chapter 13 at Verse 38. Verse 37 is also included here so you know who Christ is talking to:

From the King James Version: 37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. 38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice. (Biblegateway)

Scott wrote down “Paul,” He lost $1,200 on that and finished with $3,100.

Jason, who has a thing for Final Jeopardy! bets ending in 22, got it right. His $11,122 bet brought him up to $22,322.

Cara also wrote down “Paul.” Boo, hiss, said Alex, although no one asked him and he didn’t say it to Scott. Cara lost $6,000 and finished in second place with $11,000.

So Jason wins again with a total that begins and ends with 22 today, and brings his 2-day haul to $45,200. Pretty cool.

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