Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Famous Names) for Tuesday, July 18, 2017:
In a 1905 diary entry, Nicholas II wrote of this man, “we have made the acquaintance of a man of God”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Martin Chetlen, a professor from Los Angeles, California
||Darcy Shapiro, an evolutionary anthropologist from Princeton, New Jersey
||Deborah Elliott, an educator from Cleveland, Ohio (1-day total: $36,800)
Who is (Grigori) Rasputin?
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Through his befriending of the Tsar, Rasputin gained considerable influence in late Imperial Russia. His influenced increased as he acted as a healer for the Tsar’s son (and only heir) Alexei. As his power increased, he gained the ire of more conservative noblemen who had him assassinated by the end of 1916. In popular culture today, he is best known as being the subject of the Boney M disco hit “Rasputin”.
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