Final Jeopardy: Nobel Peace Prize Winners

The Final Jeopardy question (4/16/2013) in the category “Nobel Peace Prize Winners” was:

The winner in 1984, he likes to be called “Arch” a reference to his job.

New champ Lisa Byatt won a total of $26,800 yesterday. Today she is up against these two fellows: Gary Roberts, from Suffolk, VA and Jamey Wiglesworth, from Frankfort, KY.

Gary found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “American History” before the first break. He was in the lead with $3,200, $2,400 more than Lisa in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

Selling out early, this prospector who gave his name to a mother lode of silver ended up broke & took his own life. show

Gary finished this round with a big lead of $9,800. Lisa was second with $2,800 and Jamey was last with $200.

Jamey found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “M.C.” He had $2,600, $8,400 less than Gary’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

It’s “my bad” — in Latin. show

Gary found the last Daily Double in “Ancient Babylon.” He was in the lead with $14,200, $8,200 more than both Lisa and Jamey who were tied in second place. He bet $1,200, and he was RIGHT.

This longest river in Southwest Asia flowed through the center of Ancient Babylon. show

Gary finished with a runaway $20,200, when the round ended. Jamey was next with $9,600 and Lisa was in third place with $8,800.

After the commercial break, Jamey was credited with $3,200 for an answer previously judged wrong so Gary no longer had a runaway.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS DESMOND TUTU?

Desmond Mpilo Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, his last post being the Archbishop of Capetown. Here is a quote from Desmond Tutu: A Biography: Tutu had developed a loyal following during his 10 years as archbishop of Capetown, both in South Africa and around the world. His closest aides often simply called him “The Arch.” He even wore T-shirts emblazoned with that nickname.”

Lisa wrote down “Paul Krugman” and lost her bet of $8,799. SHe finished with $1.00.

Jamey got it right and bet $7,401, finishing with $20,201.

Gary also got it right and bet $5,401 so he ended up with $25,601 and we’ve got a new Jeopardy! champ for the second day in a row.

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