Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Names

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The Final Jeopardy question (6/10/2013) in the category “19th Century Names” was:

This French engineer asked “Why should we disguise the industrial nature of iron, even in the city”.

New champ Tim Anderson won $18,000 in Friday’s match. Today he’s back to face off against these two players: Jason Rau from Carlsbad, CA; and Liz Belthoff from Oradell, NJ.

Tim found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “What’s It Called.” He was just dominating the board and in the lead with $4,000, $3,200 more than Liz in second place, and we didn’t even get to the first commercial yet. He bet $1,000, guessed “buttress” but that was WRONG.

A structure that supports a highway overpass, from French for “end”. show

Tim finished in the lead with $7,000. Jason was second with $3,000 and Liz was last with $2,600.

Tim found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in the first category they went through, “5-Letter Words with 4 Vowels,” on the last clue. He now had $10,200, $6,600 more than Liz in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.

A chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles is called this. show

Jason found the last Daily Double in “Yes, ‘Master’.” He was in third place with $7,800, $6,400 behind Tim’s lead. He bet $3,000 and guessed a “Dog and His Master” but that was WRONG.

If you remember old record labels, you might know this title of the 1889 Francis Barraud painting seen here. show

Tim finished in the lead with $14,200. Liz was next with $11,000 and Jason was in third place with $7,600.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS GUSTAVE EIFFEL?

“Gustave Eiffel began to specialize in constructing with metal after college, and his early work focused chiefly on bridges. In 1879, the chief engineer on the Statue of Liberty died, and Eiffel was hired to replace him, going on to design the metallic skeleton of the structure. In 1882, Eiffel began work on the Garabit viaduct, which was at the time the highest bridge in the world. He soon began work on what would become known as the Eiffel Tower, the structure that would cement his name in history.” (Biography.com: Eiffel)

Jason didn’t bet anything so he finished with that same $7,600.

Liz bet $9,000, finishing with $20,000.

Tim bet $7,801 so he won his second match with $22,001. His 2-day total is $40,001.

Sympathy Pains: Anybody feel bad for Jason with that last DD clue? We thought asking the name of the record label would have been a lot more fair. Ah, well, they could have asked for the name of the dog. LOL.

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3 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    The dog’s name was Nipper. He has his own page on wikipedia. No kidding. :-)

  2. john blahuta says:

    @ Tom Clark
    you are right. i’m in my late fifties but “his master’s voice ” is a picture I had on many records. but then I started early, much to the dismay of my parents….the name of the dog? maybe “fido”?? just kidding….

  3. Tom Clark says:

    It said “His Master’s Voice” under that picture on RCA record labels for many years. The problem is you guys are too young. … There was also a record label in England called His Master’s Voice, usually referred to as HMV for short.