What were the Jeopardy! Masters Final Jeopardy questions on May 24?

Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Andrew He and Mattea Roach on Jeopardy! Masters
Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer, Andrew He and Mattea Roach on Jeopardy! Masters (Image credit: ABC/Christopher Willard)

Being billed as one of the biggest trivia tournaments ever on TV, Jeopardy! Masters puts six of the greatest Jeopardy! contestants of the last few years against one another. They are Matt Amodio, Andrew He, James Holzhauer, Mattea Roach and Amy Schneider.

But you don't have to be a trivia master to take part. One of the best parts of Jeopardy! is that you can play along at home, guessing the answers as fast as you can (we don't have to worry about the buzzer) in the Jeopardy and Double Jeopardy rounds before then racking your brain for the Final Jeopardy category.

Though if you miss the latest episode of Jeopardy! Masters, we're helping you play along in just a small way, sharing the Final Jeopardy categories.

Each Jeopardy! Masters episode features two games, so there are two Final Jeopardy questions for you to test your knowledge on. Good luck.

Jeopardy! Masters finals game 1 Final Jeopardy: Africa 

A major seaport & formerly a world capital, this city has a name from Arabic for "house of peace."

When James Holzhauer snagged the first Daily Double in Double Jeopardy, it could have been the start of another runaway, but Mattea Roach found the second and correctly answered it after wagering all of her points, allowing her to stay in striking distance of Holzhauer. However, the finals are going to take the combined point totals of both games, so though Matt Amodio trailed by a good margin in game 1, every point counts in these finals. And that just makes this Final Jeopardy all the more important. Do you know the answer?

And the answer is...

What is Dar es Salaam?

Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania and was the country's capital up until 1974. The city is still considered the financial hub of Tanzania, is the largest city in East Africa and the capital of the Dar es Salaam Region.

Matt Amodio revealed his answer first and was correct, doubling his score to 12,000. Roach was also correct and wagered 8,000 points, bumping them up to 24,800 after game 1. Rounding out the game 1 Final Jeopardy was Holzhauer, who made sure they all were perfect in this round with his correct response. Holzhauer’s bet of 11,914 jumped his points to 34,314, giving him a nearly 10,000 point cushion heading into game 2.

Jeopardy! Masters finals game 2 Final Jeopardy: Latin in Literature 

A work by this 15th century English writer quotes the phrase "rex quondam rexque futurus."

In a turn of events, it was Mattea Roach who went on a tear in Double Jeopardy, not James Holzhauer, as they found the first Daily Double and successful doubled their score; Matt Amodio found the second but wasn’t able to answer correctly, forcing him to come from way behind. Combining the two scores prior to game 2's Final Jeopardy, Roach led with 45,600, Holzhauer trailed narrowly with 43,914 and Amodio was in need of a major upset as he had 15,200, but they can only bet as much as they had in game 2 — 22,800 for Roach, 9,600 for Holzhauer and 3,200 for Amodio. We'll reveal who won after you make your guesses at the above clue.

Pens down. The answer is...

Who is Thomas Malory?

The phrase "rex quondam rexque futurus" translates to “the once and future king” and refers to King Arthur, which Malory immortalized as the author of Le Morte d’Arthur, translating from French sources. The book is the source of most of the Arthurian legend that we know today.

Amodio used his Final Jeopardy guess to ponder who will win, wagering no points to give him a final total of 15,200. Holzhauer guessed T.H. White, which was wrong but he wagered just 119 points, dropping his two-game total to 43,795. That left it all on Roach, who would win automatically with a correct response or a fortunate wager if they guessed wrong. Roach was also incorrect, guessin Chaucer, and bet 5,915, which brought their score 41,685 points in the two games. Meaning Holzhauer becomes the first ever Jeopardy! Masters champion.

You can stream all episodes of Jeopardy! Masters on-demand via Hulu.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.