Final Jeopardy: Fighting Monarchs

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The Final Jeopardy question (12/27/2012) in the category “Fighting Monarchs” was:

Seen here is a suit of armor worn by this monarch at the siege of Boulogne in 1544 when he was 53.

3-day champ Kris Hamilton has an impressive total of $60,301 so far. Today he is up against these two new players: Allen Park, from Washington, DC and Nichole Mancone, from Providence, RI.

Kris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Iran.” He was in the lead with $2,000, $1,000 more than Nicole. A lot to have before the first commercial break and Kris chose to make it a true Daily Double. He was RIGHT and jumped into a $3,000 lead.

These 3 English words translate the phrase written 11 times on both the green & red stripes of Iran’s flag.
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Kris finished in the lead with $4,000. Allen was next with $3,800 and Nichole was last with $600.

Kris found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Beverage Brands.” He had $13,200, an $8,200 lead over Nichole in second place. He bet $3,100 and he was RIGHT.

Drops of Good is a community project of this coffee brand.
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Allen found the last Daily Double in “& Mice.” He was in third place with $7,000, $10.900 less than Kris in the lead. He bet $1,000, and he was RIGHT.

Perhaps the smallest mouse is this one of Sub-Saharan Africa, also a term for small peoples of the region.
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Kris finished in the lead with $19,100. Nichole was next with $10,600 and Allen was right behind her with $10,000.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS HENRY VIIII?

“July 26, 1544: The siege of Boulogne became more intense when Henry arrived to take command of the 16,000-man force.” (Tudor Wiki: The Battle of Boulogne)

Allen wrote down “Charles I,” who was born in 1600. He bet it all and got wiped out.

Nichole got it right and bet $10,500, finishing with $21,100.

Kris wrote down “Louis 14,” who was born in 1638. He lost his $2,111 bet and wound up in second place with $16,989.

Congrats to new champ Nichole. Impressive work indeed!

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