Final Jeopardy: Literary Inspirations
The Final Jeopardy question (12/22/2016) in the category “Literary Inspirations” was:
Seen here, the White City built for Chicago’s 1893 Columbian Exposition is said to have inspired this author who then lived near it.
New champ Sam Scovill won $22,001 yesterday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: Brad Snyder, from Port Deposit, MD; and Amelia Reinwald, from Irving, TX.
Round 1 Categories: Meet the Beagles – Chemistry – Double L – TV Shows that Debuted in 1984 – The Wedding Reception – Out of Town Guests
Sam found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Out of Town Guests” under the $1,000 clue on the 15th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $3,800, $1,000 more than Amelia in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.
We acknowledge Uncle Abe in from Botswana, & cousin Janet from the Nuweveld Range in this nation just below. show
Sam finished in the lead with $6,200. Brad was second with $4,600 and Amelia was last with $2,600.
Round 2 Categories: Come Fly With Me – Actors & Actresses – Nicaragua – Presidential Losers – The New York Times 2016 Bestsellers -Spell It with State Abbreviations
Sam found the first Daily Double in “Presidential Losers” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. He was in first place with $8,600 at this point, $2,800 more than Brad in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
As of 2016 he is the only major party presidential nominee still serving in the U.S. Senate. show
Brad found the last Daily Double in “Spell It with State Abbreviations” under the $1,200 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $9,000, he had $1,600 more than Sam in second place. He bet $1,600 but could not come up with a guess so he was WRONG.
It covers grapefruits. show
Sam finished in the lead with $9,000. Brad was next with $7,800 and Amelia was in third place with $6,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
From the Chicago History Museum: “Though he was born in New York and died in California, we still claim him as our own for good reason. [L. Frank] Baum saw the White City of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition through a green lens. He lived in Chicago for many years, his family hopping from neighborhood to neighborhood as he wrote. Oz Park, near DePaul University, anchors the fruits of his boundless imagination in our local ground, the “emerald” on the Midwestern prairie.”
Amelia thought it was Lewis Carroll. She bet and lost it all.
Brad came up with Carl Sandburg. He also bet the farm and finished with zero.
Sam got it right. His $7,801 bet brought his winning total up to $16,801. His 2-day total is $38,802.
A triple stumper from each round:
DOUBLE L ($1000) John Dryden wrote, “What passion cannot music raise and” do this, meaning to pacify or quiet
PRESIDENTIAL LOSERS ($1000) In 1936 this Kansas governor won only 8 electoral votes to FDR’s 523
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “International Symbols”
Inspired by the 5th letter of the Greek Alphabet, its symbol includes 2 horizontal lines to represent stability. show