Final Jeopardy: Writers
The Final Jeopardy question (2/14/2017) in the category “Writers” was:
A New Orleans literary festival in his honor includes various panels, a walking tour & a Stanley & Stella shouting contest.
Here are the players in QF No. 2 of the 2017 College Championship: Jennifer Katz, a sophomore at Macalester College; Viraj Mehta, a junior at Stanford; and Hannah Whisnant, a junior at the U.S.Military Academy, West Point.
Alex Trebek started out by wishing his wife, Jean, a Happy Valentine’s Day, mentioning that they have been married for 27 years.
Round 1 Categories: Studying Abroad – Sci-fi Books – The Classic Marquee Ingredient – “Fr” – Gotta Cram – Time to Pull an All-Nighter
Viraj found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Sci-Fi Books” under the $600 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $1,000 and the only one with any money. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
Dubbed “wildly inaccurate”, it “supplanted the Great Encyclopedia Galatica as the … repository of all knowledge.” show
Viraj finished in the lead with $8,200. Hannah was second with $4,400 and Jennifer was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: All Kinds of TV – Classical Music – 10-Letter Words – Six Feet Under – A History Lesson – Get a Job!
Jennifer found the first Daily Double in “10-Letter Words” under the $1,200 clue on the 15th pick. She was in third place with $7,000 at this point, $7,200 behind Viraj’s lead. She bet $2,500 and blurted out “anagram.” That was WRONG. (She quickly corrected her mistake but it was too late.)
“Madam, I’m Adam” is a famous one. show
Hannah found the last Daily Double in “A History Lesson” under the $2,000 clue, with only 3 clues left after it. In second place with $12,000, she had $10,200 less than Viraj’s lead. She bet $3,000 and thought it was Germany. That was WRONG. She didn’t answer in question form either.
In 1910 Louis Botha became this country’s first prime minister, a post he held until 1919. show
Viraj ran away with this match, finishing with $23,000. Hannah was next with $7,000 and Jennifer was in third place with $6,100.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS TENNESSEE WILLIAMS?
“The annual Tennessee Williams Literary Festival is named after the world-famous playwright who made New Orleans his home during one of the most creative periods” Get more information on the 31st annual festival that will be held From March 22-March 26, 2017 from New Orleans Online.
Jennifer got it right. Her $6,000 bet brought her up to $12,100.
Hannah wrote down “Miller.” She lost her $6,999 bet and was left with $1.00.
Viraj came up with “Toole.” He didn’t bet anything because, well, he didn’t have to. He was already the second semi-finalist.
A triple stumper from each round:
SCI-FI BOOKS ($1000) Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s “All You Need is Kill” was “reborn” in 2014 as this Tom Cruise flick
ALL KINDS OF TV ($2000) MeTV has a pairing of Matlock & this other TV attorney, first name Perry
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “California Cities”
A park, elementary school and medical pavilion named for Herbert Hoover are found in this 2-word California city. show