Final Jeopardy: People in the Arts
The Final Jeopardy question (11/25/2014), in the category “People in the Arts” was:
He once said, “it is through fantasy that children achieve cartharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.”
New champ Doug Perez won $17,000 yesterday by correctly betting that the one person who could beat him wouldn’t get Final Jeopardy. Today he takes on these two players: Eugene Britton, from Gonzales, LA; and Mariusz Galczynski, from Saint Charles, IL.
Round 1: Mariusz found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Traditional Foods as National Flags” under the $600 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $1,400, $1,000 more than Eugene in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
The recipe for this country’s flag: chorizo and arroz. show
Mariusz finished in the lead with $8,400. Eugene was second with $3,400 and Doug was last with $1,800.
Round 2: Mariusz found the first Daily Double in “She’s a Goddess” under the $800 clue. He was now in the lead with $10,400, $5,800 more than both Eugene and Doug who were in a tie at $4,600. The $1,200 clue picked right before this was a triple stumper when nobody knew Odin’s wife but that did not deter Mariusz from betting a hefty $5,000. He didn’t know this one either so he was WRONG.
A crater deep inside Kilauea volcano is said to be the home of this goddess responsible for many eruptions. show
Eugene got the last Daily Double in “The Reign of Terror” under the $1,600 clue after skipping it for the $2,000 clue that nobody knew. He was now in the lead with $13,000, $2,000 more than Doug in second place. He bet $5.00 and said Marie Antoinette. That was WRONG.
In 1774 her first husband Alexandre de Beauharnais was executed & she was imprisoned. show
Alex said she later on got married to that “more famous guy” — We also got the French pronunciation lesson from Alex that it’s Bow-ar-neh, not -nay.
Eugene finished in the lead with $12,995. Doug was next with $11,000 and Mariusz was in third place with $10,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The quote in the clue comes from Maurice Sendak’s acceptance speech when he won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for “Where the Wild Things Are”.
“In his acceptance speech, Sendak noted that children live with ‘disrupting emotions’ like ‘fear and anxiety,’ coping with frustration as best they can. ‘And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things. It is my involvement with this inescapable fact of childhood — the awful vulnerability of children and their struggle to make themselves King of All Wild Things — that gives my work whatever truth and passion it may have.” More on City Journal: The Father of the Wild Things.
Mariusz got it right. His $10,150 bet brought him up to $20,350.
Doug thought it was James Barrie. That cost him $10,990 and he finished with $10.
Eugene came up with Shel Silverstein. He lost his $9,100 bet so he ended up with $3,895.
Mariusz Galczynski is a university lecturer. During the chat, he talked about how he translated Halka, a famous Polish opera, and also played a part in it.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Billboard No. 1 Albums”:
The soundtrack for this film based on a play holds the record for the most weeks at No. 1, 54 weeks in 1962 & ’63. show