Final Jeopardy: Literary Inspirations
The Final Jeopardy question (12/9/2014), in the category “Literary Inspirations” was:
The peat bogs of Dartmoor, England inspired the fictional home of the beastly title character in this 1902 tale.
2-day champ, Ann Conger has won $21,799. Today she takes on these two players: Peter McGillicuddy, from Holliston, MA; and MaryBeth Chmielewski, from Westland, MI.
Round 1: Peter found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “See How They Ran” under the $800 clue. He was in second place with $4,200, $1,400 less than Ann’s lead. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
Peter finished in the lead with $6,600. Ann was second with $5,600 and MaryBeth was last with $1,000.
Round 2: MaryBeth found the first Daily Double in “U.S. Cities” under the $2,000 clue. She was in third place with $2,600, $5,200 less than Peter’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and thought it was “Sur”. That was WRONG.
A Montana city is named for a peak called “Big” this. show
Peter found the last Daily Double in “Female Firsts” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $9,400, he had $3,400 more than Ann in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
San Francisco’s 38th mayor, she was the first woman in the post. show
Peter finished in the lead with a runaway $17,400. Ann was next with $6,800 and MaryBeth was in third place with $1,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle drew upon many sources for this Sherlock Holmes tale, starring a diabolical hound of supernatural origin. “The Baskerville name itself was lifted from Bertram Robinson’s coach driver, Henry Baskerville, and the old man kept a signed copy of the book’s original pressing as a sort of recompense.
The hound legend alone derives from a variety of elements. Black hounds, horses, and piglets litter the region’s folklore…. Some also point to a Norfolk legend of a beastly dog called “Black Shuck,” which Doyle would have been very likely to have heard while staying in the area.
Perhaps the greatest influence on Doyle’s Curse of the Baskervilles was the legend of Richard Cabell, a seventeenth-century squire from West Buckfastleigh.” (A Literary Guide to Southwest England: Hunting the Legend)
MaryBeth got it right. She bet $1,199 so she finished with $2,399.
Ann thought it was Frankenstein (pub. 1818). That cost her $4,000 and she wound up with $2,800
Peter thought it was Dracula (pub. 1897). He lost his $2,000 bet but still had $15,400 left to win the match and become the first new champ of the week.
Peter is a human resources director. During the chat, he told a very funny story about his experience with a fog machine he rented that set off fire alarms at a church benefit.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Businessmen”
Thomas Watson Jr. appeared on the March 28, 1955 cover of Time with the caption “Clink, Clank,” this. show