Final Jeopardy: The Ancient World

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.

In 1982, this archipelago off Africa’s Northwest coast became an autonomous region of Spain. show

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.


“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 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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