Final Jeopardy: World Literature
The Final Jeopardy question (2/9/2016) in the category “World Literature” was:
It was originally published in 1915 under the German title “Die Verwandlung”, meaning “The Transformation”.
We’re looking at the second semi-final match of the 2016 Jeopardy! College Championship. Today’s contestants are Emily Bingham a senior at Wright State; Sam Deutsch, a junior at the University of Southern California; and Hannah Norem, a sophomore at Augustana.
Round 1 Categories: The Legend & Truth of Sleepy Hollow – What Kind of an Animal Are You? – 4-Syllable Words – State Capital Attractions – Geek Out – Recent Music
Hannah found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Capital Attractions” under the $1,000 clue on the 7th pick of the round. She was in the lead with $1,800, $400 more than Sam in second place. She made it a true Daily Double and thought it was Nashville. That was WRONG.
Blue Bayou Water Park & Dixie Landin’ Amusement Park. show
Sam finished in the lead with $3,600. Emily was second with $2,200 and Hannah was hot on her heels with $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: The 2015 Nobel Prizes – Religion – In the “Zone” – Leather – A History Lesson – Early 21st Century Cinema
Hannah found the first Daily Double in “Religion” under the $2,000 clue on the 7th pick of this round. In third place with $4,000 she had $1,600 less than Sam’s lead. She bet $3,500 and she was RIGHT.
“The Way” to spell this ancient Asian religion & philosophy?– with a “T” or a “D”. show
Emily found the last Daily Double in “2015 Nobel Prizes” under the $1,200 clue 7 clues later. She was in third place with $7,000 now, $3,300 less than Hannah’s lead. She bet $3,500 and answered “neutrons.” Close but WRONG.
The Physics prize was for the discovery that these subatomic particles oscillate & therefore actually have mass. show
Sam finished in the lead with $12,800. Hannah was next with $9,100 and Emily was in third place with $5,100.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The New Yorker has an essay about translating Kafka’s novel. Concerning the title, Susan Bernofsky says: “… Unlike the English “metamorphosis,” the German word Verwandlung does not suggest a natural change of state associated with the animal kingdom such as the change from caterpillar to butterfly. Instead it is a word from fairy tales used to describe the transformation, say, of a girl’s seven brothers into swans. But the word “metamorphosis” refers to this, too; its first definition in the Oxford English Dictionary is “The action or process of changing in form, shape, or substance; esp. transformation by supernatural means.” This is the sense in which it’s used, for instance, in translations of Ovid.”
Emily bet $4,001 bet and finished with $9,101.
Hannah bet it all. That brought her up to $18,200.
Sam bet $5,401 bet so he won the second semi-final spot with $18,201.
These $2,000 clues were the last two triple stumpers in Double Jeopardy!
(Leather) This type of soft leather is named for a European mountain goat antelope whose skin was used in cleaning and shining (read by Jimmy holding the material)
(In the “Zone”) Stephen King novel and movie title
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Social Media”
The most retweeted tweet of all time happened on Nov. 6, 2012 & started with “Four” & ended with these 2 words.”. show