Final Jeopardy: The Ancient World

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The Final Jeopardy question (7/2/2013) in the category “The Ancient World” was:

The area that the people of Ancient Rome called this was their city’s equivalent of the Greek Agora.

Our 5th new champ in a row is Ben Ingram. He won $20,629 in yesterday’s game. Today he takes on these two players: Sandra Ferkol from Ellisville, MO; and Dan Weber from Charlestown, MA.

Sandra found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Genesis.” She was in the lead with $4,200, $800 ahead of Ben in second place. She bet $500 and she was RIGHT.

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Sandra finished in the lead with $6,100. Ben was second with $5,800 and Dan was last with $1,000.

Ben found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Newspapers.” He was the lead with $9,000, $2,900 more than Sandra in second place. He bet $2,900 and he was RIGHT.

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Dan found the last Daily Double in “Animals on the Map.” In second place with $8,200, he was trailing Ben’s lead by $6,100. He bet that $6,100 and he was RIGHT.

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Ben finished in the lead with $18,300. Dan was next with $10,700 and Sandra was in third place with $10,500.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS THE FORUM?

“Forum is a Latin word meaning open space or market place. The Forum was the public space in the middle of a Roman city. Typical Ancient Roman forums might be surrounded by temples, shops, and basilicas. There were several forums in Rome, the most famous being the Roman Forum.” (Tribunes and Triumphs.org: Ancient Roman Forums)

Sandra bet $6,000 and finished with $16,500.

Dan doubled his score, finishing with $21,400.

Ben bet $3.101, so he ended winning the game by a $1 margin with $21,401, breaking the one-day champ string. His two-day total is $42,030.

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