Final Jeopardy: 20th Century History
The Final Jeopardy question (6/12/2013) in the category “20th Century History” (correction*) was:
In terms of British monarchs, it’s next in the sequence Seventh, Fifth, Eighth, Sixth…
Now a 3-day champ, Tim Anderson has racked up $56,001. Today he’s trying for a 4th win against these two contestants: Erin Murphy from Villa Hills, KY; and Andre Green from Somerville, MA.
Tim found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “National Historical Parks” before the first break. He was in second place with $3,000, $1,000 behind Andre’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
Concord, Massachusetts has a visitor center for the park with this kind of soldier in its name. show
Tim finished in the lead with $8,400. Andre was second with $6,400 and Erin was last with $1,600.
Tim found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double very quickly in “Architecture.” He had $9,200, $2,400 more than Andre in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
Amiens Cathedral is an example of rayonnant. A phase of this style of architecture that features radiating lines of tracery. show
Andre found the last Daily Double in “Egrets Only.” He was in second place with $9,600, $15,200 behind Tim’s humongous lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
In 1953, an egret in flight was chosen as the symbol of this society formed in 1905. show
Tim finished in the lead with $24,800. Andre did some stellar catching up and was next with $20,200 and Erin was in third place with $4,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right, much to our shock (it sure seemed like a no-brainer).
The 20th century British monarchs were Edward VII, George V, Edward VIII, George VI and Elizabeth II, whose reign began in 1952 and is still going strong. Initial reaction upon seeing the clue was “Hoo boy, are they kidding?” so that’s all we have to say today.
Erin got it right and bet $4,000. She finished with $8,800.
Andre also got it and bet $5,000. He finished with $25,200.
Tim wrote down the “Fourth” and bet $15,601 so he ended up with $9,199. So just when you thought Tim had another game in the bag (and his knowledge was quite impressive), he somehow got thrown by the clue. Perhaps it would have helped if it was a video read by Prince Charles…
Congratulations to Andre Green, the new Jeopardy! champ. That girl you cremated on your Jeopardy! date should have recognized a future champion!