Final Jeopardy: Artists
The Final Jeopardy question (11/5/2014), in the category “Artists” was:
Illustrations by this man show why his name has become the standard for children’s book artistry. (The clue was accompanied by this image)
New champ Caitlin Malcuit won $12,200 yesterday by a bit of crazy fluke. Today she is up against these new players: Hillary Huttenhower, from Manchester, CT; and Aric Wiest, from Kansas City, MO.
Round 1: Aric found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Literary Terms” under the $800 clue. He was in second place with $3,800, $1,200 less than Hillary’s lead. He bet $1,300 and thought it was folly. That was WRONG.
Parody makes fun of a literary style; this other 6-letter term makes fun of human weaknesses. show
Hillary finished in the lead with $5,000. Aric was second with $4,500 and Caitlin was last with $3,400.
Round 2: Aric found the first Daily Double in “Words from the Tech World” under the $2,000 clue. He was in second place with $6,500, $5,700 less than Hillary’s lead. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.
This verb for what a computer does when it networks with another is used in office jargon to mean “meet & talk”. show
Aric found the last Daily Double in “Historical Quotations” under the $1,200 clue. He was still in second place, but he now had $10,300, only $1,900 less than Hillary’s lead. He bet $2,000 and came up with Friar Tuck. That was WRONG.
In 1170, Henry II asked “Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?”, the priest being this man. show
Hillary finished in the lead with $16,200. Aric was next with $9,900 and Caitllin was in third place with $1,400.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“In the United States, receiving the Randolph Caldecott Medal is the highest honor an artist can achieve for children’s book illustration. The Caldecott awards are administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The annual awards are announced each January during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting.”
There is also this quote from Maurice Sendak, who won a Caldecott Medal for “Where the Wild Things Are”: “Caldecott’s work heralds the beginning of the modern picture book. He devised an ingenious juxtaposition of picture and word, a counterpoint that never happened before. Words are left out– but the picture says it. Pictures are left out– but the word says it. In short, it is the invention of the picture book.” (About.com: The Randolph Caldecott Medal)
Caitlin bet it all and finished with $2,800.
Aric bet $6,301, finishing with $16,201.
Hillary bet $3,601 brought her up to today’s winning total: $19,801.
Hillary Huttenhower is a materials engineer. During the chat, she spoke about being a competitive ballroom dancer, an endeavor she took up in college. She knew that her husband, Justin, really liked her when he took instruction just so he could dance with her.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Plays”:
Referring to its 2 acts, an Irish critic described it as “a play in which nothing happens, twice.” show