Final Jeopardy: European History

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The Final Jeopardy question (6/3/2013) in the category “European History” was:

This 17th century king named his throne room the Apollo Chamber.

We’re starting out the week with a new champ, Kirk Nelson who won $18,200 on Friday. Today he is up against on these two players: J. Tarter-Fox from Cincinnati, OH; and Patti Duplaga from Akron, OH.

Kirk found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Official State Stuff” very early. He was in second place with $600, $200 behind J’s lead. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

To represent the abundance of Washington’s forest, historian C.T. Conover coined this nickname. show

J finished in the lead with $6,000. Kirk and Patti were tied in second place with $4,400.

Kirk found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Museums of the World.” He was in second place with $7,600, $3,200 less than J’s lead. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.

This London art museum opened in 1897 with much of the gallery being a gift from the industrialist for whom it’s named. show

J found the last Daily Double in “Asian Languages.” He was in the lead with $16,400, $6,300 more than Kirk in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

Sundanese & Dutch are 2 of the major languages spoken in this island nation. show

J finished in the lead with a runaway $28,800. Kirk was second with $12,100 and Patti was in third place with $7,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHO IS LOUIS XIV?

Architect Louis Le Vau’s plan for the Grand Appartement du Roi at Versailles called for an enfilade of seven rooms, each dedicated to one of the then known planets and their associated Roman deity. He designed a heliocentric system that centered on the Salon d’Apollon (Apollo Chamber), which was originally intended to be the king’s bedchamber. The original arrangement was: Salon de Diane; Salon de Mars; Salon de Mercure;Salon d’Apollon; Salon de Jupiter; Salon de Saturne; and the Salon de Vénus. But the Sun King didn’t find the rooms very sunny, so he chose to live in the rooms formerly occupied by his father and reserved the Grand Appartement for court functions. (wikipedia)

Patti got it and bet $7,000 so she finished with $14,200.

Kirk thought it was Henry VIII, who was England’s king in the 16th century. He lost $2,300 and finished with $9,800.

J also got it right and bet $4,500, and became the new Jeopardy! champ with $33,300. Great job!

Anybody remember Boomie Aglietti from the end of 2011? Well on his 2nd game, Boomie shared his real name during the chat. Maybe J will tell us his tomorrow.

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  1. Sam says:

    J’s real first name is James. I’ve worked with him for a little over four years now. Awesome dude and we’re all SUPER proud of him