Final Jeopardy: In the Novel
The Final Jeopardy question (10/4/2016) in the category “In the Novel” was:
The 1st scene in this book: “With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene”
11x champ Seth Wilson returns again today. His winnings now total $245,002. Can he make it an even dozen? Today’s challengers will try to prevent that: Ben Wynns, from New York City, NY; and Joe Schneider, from Old Bridge, NJ.
Round 1 Categories: Salute The Red, White & Blue – Theater Talk – Have An “Ef”ect – Keep It 100 – What A TV Character! – It’s The Catalina Wine Mixer
Seth found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Theater Talk” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick of the round. He was in second place with $1,800, $200 less than Ben’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
The 3 elements of drama according to German theater critic Gustav Freytag: rising action, this, falling action. show
Seth finished in the lead with $8,600. Ben was second with $4,800 and Joe was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: British History – I See What You Did There – Best Picture Oscar Winners by Setting – Rhymes With A State – Lazarus – Rising
Joe found the first Daily Double in “British History” under the $1,200 clue on the 6th pick. He had $4,200 at this point, $5,200 less than Seth’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and took a guess with Singapore. That was WRONG.
In December 1947 Parliament passed the law granting independence to this Asian island. show
3 clues later, Seth found the last Daily Double in “Best Picture Oscar Winners” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $11,400, he had $5,000 more than Ben in second place. He bet $2,000 and thought it was “The Theory of Everything.” That was WRONG.
A Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm. show
Seth finished in the lead with a runaway $19,400. Ben was next with $6,400. Joe was in the red for $400 so he was out of the game.
BOTH of the contestants left got Final Jeopardy! right.
This quote is No. 1 on Vocabulary.com’s 100 Great Words from “Fahrenheit 451.” (You have to click on the Read More link to open the list). It was chosen for the word “nozzle” and the quote also made No. 2 for the word “conductor.”
“With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and burning to bring down the tatters and charcoal ruins of history.”
Ben doubled his score to $12,800.
Seth bet $600 and won the match with $20,000 even. So he got the even dozen and a 12-day total of $265,002.
A triple stumper from each round:
WHAT A TV CHARACTER! ($400) From 1970 to 2011, “All My Children” sizzled with Susan Lucci as this character
RISING ($2000) As an adjective it means caused by heat; as a noun it means a rising current of warm air used by hang gliders
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Fauxbituaries”
He received a real obituary in the Albuquerque Journal in 2013 noting his “long battle with lung cancer”. show