Final Jeopardy: British Novels
The Final Jeopardy question (1/5/2016) in the category “British Novels” was:
In some countries the subtitle “A Contemporary Satire” was used for this 1945 parable.
New champ Terry McElhennon won $14,801 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Alex Lautanen Walker, from San Diego, CA; and Steve Belding, from Knoxville, TN.
Round 1: Alex found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Downright Beastly” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in a tie with Terry at $600. Steve had not buzzed in yet. She bet the $1,000 allowance and came up with “catwalks.” That was WRONG.
These theoretical passageways are sometimes referred to as Einstein Rosen Bridges. show
Steve finished in the lead with $7,400. Alex was second with $4,600 and Terry was last with $800.
Round 2: Steve found the first Daily Double in “Wyoming” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $13,800, $4,800 more than Alex in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
Steve found the last Daily Double in “The Pulitzer Prize at 100” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $19,000 now, he had $8,400 more than Alex, still in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed Princeton. That was WRONG.
Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer’s will endowed the prizes & this university’s school of journalism. show
Steve finished in the lead with $18,600. Alex was next with $12,200 and Terry was right behind her with $11,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The most important textual variant of Animal Farm affects its title-page. Orwell called his book, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. This is the description given in all editions published by Secker & Warburg and Penguin Books but the Americans dropped A Fairy Story from the outset…. Only in Telugu, of all the translations made in Orwell’s lifetime, was A Fairy Story retained. In other translations the subtitle was dropped or became A Satire, A Contemporary Satire, or was described as an adventure or tale. (A Note on the Text: Peter Davison)
Terry bet $11,000. That brought him up to $22,200.
Alex bet $6,500. She finished with $18,700.
Steve bet $5,801 so he won the match with $24,401. He’ll be returning as the new Jeopardy! champ tomorrow.
Terry did a really great job in catching up in Double Jeopardy! He almost ran the “Movie Biographies” category. But no one got the $2K clue: “1987: John Lone as Pu Yi.” There were 2 other clues with earlier movies that he did get: ($400) “1984: Tom Hulce as Mozart” ($1200) “1965: Charlton Heston as Michelangelo.”
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Titanic”
A member of Parliament said “Those who have been saved have been saved through one man”, this Italian. show