Final Jeopardy: Authors
The Final Jeopardy question (11/26/2013), in the category “Authors” was:
An international airport in Jamaica is named for this author who set many of his stories of the 1950s and 1960s there.
5-day champ Rani Peffer has won $68,701 so far. Today her competition comes from these two players: Janel Stogdill, from Valrico, FL; and Mike Nickel, from St. Louis, MO.
Mike found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Tomb Service.” He was in third place with $2,800, $2,200 behind Rani’s lead. He bet $1,500 and said H.G. Wells. That was WRONG and Mike recognized his faux pas as soon as Alex reminded him the tomb was in France.
This writer’s tomb in Amiens, France was featured on the masthead of Amazing Stories Magazine for many years. show
Rani finished in the lead with $6,200. Janel was second with $3,000 and Mike was last with $1,300.
Mike found the first Daily Double in “The French and Indian War.” He was now in second place with $5,700, $1,300 less than Rani’s lead. He bet $2,000, and he was RIGHT.
In 1758 the British captured Fort Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, thus gaining access to this vital river. show
Mike found the last Daily Double in “Driving in Europe.” He was now in the lead with $13,700, a $5,500 lead over Rani in second place. He bet $2,500 and he was RIGHT.
This little 1959 car was built because of the Suez fuel crisis. A British race car driver soon put his own stamp on it. show
Mike finished in the lead with $20,200. Rani was next with $14,600. Janel was out of the game at this point since a few bad guesses put her in the red with -$1,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
When Boscobel Aerodrome was renamed Ian Fleming Airport in 2011, Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding explained: “Ian Fleming gave Jamaica an image much larger than it would otherwise have had, as this was the place where the creativity emerged that enabled him to write 13 James Bond novels. Golding also said that Fleming’s name “would have some resonance” in the market they were appealing to, and “we wanted to take advantage of his celebrity status.” (Ian Fleming airport a strategic decision – PM)
Rani wrote down Jack Kerouac. She lost $14,599 and finished with $1.00.
Mike got it right and added $9,010 to his score, finishing with $29,210 and winning the match — and we have a new champ, folks.