Final Jeopardy: The Bible

The Final Jeopardy question (9/25/2012) in the category “The Bible” was:

This term for a final resting place got its name because clay was dug up there for craftsmen.

3-day champ Erin Zwiener is back once again to try to add some more to her $53,399 winnings. These two players want to win too: David Schuman, originally from Ardsley, NY and Sophie Hill, from Coronado, CA.

David found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Tax-onomy.” He was in the lead with $3,200, $1,000 more than Sophie who was in second place. He bet $1,300. He thought it was estate taxes and that was WRONG.

If you’ve owned property for more than a year & sell it for a profit, you’ll owe the long-term type of this tax. show

Sophie finished in the lead with $4,200. David was second with $2,300 and Erin, contrary to her green dress color, was in the red to the tune of $1,800.

Sophie found the first Double Jeopardy Daily Double in “Phoenix.” She was in second place with $5,000, $1,700 behind David, in the lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.

A gallery in Phoenix’ Heard Museum is named for this Supreme Court justice who worked in Phoenix in the 1970s. show

Sophie found the last Daily Double in “The Admiral’s Club.” She was in the lead now with $10,000, $3,300 more than David, now in second place, She bet $3,000, but did not know so she was WRONG.

This Admiral was nicknamed the “Hero of Manila.” show

Sophie finished in the lead with $8,100. David was next with $6,300 and Erin got out of the hole and was in third place with $3,400.

NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The potter’s field was probably a plot of ground found in Jerusalem bought by the legally minded priests in Judas’s name. The priests took the thirty pieces of silver returned by Judas and purchased a field to bury people who couldn’t afford a burial place. The Bible does not say Judas was buried here.” (Bible Answers for Almost All Your Questions)

Erin wrote down “Gommorah” and that cost her $2,000. She finished with $1,400.

David wrote down “a tomb” and that also cost him $2,000. He finished with $4,300.

Sophie thought it was “a cemetary.” She bet $4,000, which landed her in second place with $4,100.

So David Schuman is the new Jeopardy! champ and we will definitely see him tomorrow, and hopefully, you too.

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