Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVIII: Historic Objects – Final Jeopardy!

HISTORIC OBJECTS has a whopping six exact-match Final Jeopardy! categories, so I just picked my favourite.

Final Jeopardy! category: HISTORIC OBJECTS (20-5-2005)

Final Jeopardy! clue: Given to Washington by Lafayette, one of the keys to this is on display at Mount Vernon

Correct response

The gist: Lots of places had keys, but this sort of place in particular needed them.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVIII: Historic Objects – $400

As you may know if you’ve ever perused my about page, my education and training is as an archaeologist, so when I see a category like HISTORIC OBJECTS, I’m drawn to it like a moth to a flame, but with less burning.

Jeopardy! category: HISTORIC OBJECTS (10-7-2015)

$400 clue: Though probably cast in bronze earlier, the artifact seen here had this duo added around 1400 A.D.


Correct response

The gist: The Capitoline wolf, they call it.  Continue reading

Deeper into Jeopardy! XLVII: The Solar System – Final Jeopardy!

No oxygenated Final Jeopardy!’s in the J!Archive, so this one deals instead with its “opposite” (as far as aerobic life goes), carbon dioxide.

Final Jeopardy! category: THE SOLAR SYSTEM (22-2-2006)

Final Jeopardy! clue: The 2 planets in our solar system that have atmospheres made up mostly of carbon dioxide

Correct response

The gist: Sure, they’re both mostly carbon dioxide, but the similarities in their atmospheres basically end there.  Continue reading