Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Books
The Final Jeopardy question (3/17/2017) in the category “20th Century Books” was:
William Goldman asked his daughters what he should write about; they said these 2 things, which he combined.
3x champ Grant McSheffrey has won $69,201 so far. He’ll be coming back on Monday if he can defeat these two players: Holly Stewart, from Atlanta, GA; and Rebecca Wald, from Baltimore, MD.
Round 1 Categories: Your Idiom Is Foreign to Me – Women in History – College Collage – “I” Tunes – Also a Roman Deity – ‘Tis Irish Literature
Grant found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Irish Literature” under the $400, with 10 clues left after it. He was in third place with $2,000, $3,200 less than Rebecca’s lead. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.
Spoiler alert: The title character of this absurd 1950s play sends word that he will arrive, but never does. show
Rebecca finished in the lead with $6,600. Grant was second with $4,000 and Holly was last with $1,800.
Round 2 Categories: Movie Studios – Columbia – Paramount – Warner Bros – Universal Pictures – “M_G_M”
Holly found the first Daily Double in “Universal Pictures” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. She was in second place with $7,400 now, $3,600 less than Rebecca’s lead. She bet $4,000 and she was RIGHT.
Hubble Images have helped scientists produce a 3D map of this unseen stuff that makes up most of the universe’s mass.
5 clues later, Holly found the last Daily Double in “Columbia” under the $800 clue. At $12,200, she now had an $800 lead over Rebecca in second place. She bet $2,000, and she was RIGHT.
You can find the 32-mile long Columbia glacier just west of Valdez in this state. show
Rebecca finished in the lead with $20,200. Holly was next with $15,400 and Grant was in third place with $7,200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Phactual.com has 25 Fun Facts about ‘The Princess Bride.’ No. 2 says: ‘The inspiration for Princess Buttercup was Goldman’s daughters. One night when asked what they’d like their bedtime story to be about, one daughter chirped, ‘a princess!’ The other demanded, ‘A bride!'”
William Goldman got the ideas for his other works, like “Marathon Man” and “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” somewhere else. He also adapted many other authors’ works to the big screen, like Stephen King’s “Misery.” Check out his long list of credits on IMDB.
Grant wrote down “Lord and Flies.” As Alex pointed out, that was Golding. He lost his $2,401 bet and finished with $4,799.
Holly came up with rabbits & mice. She lost $9,601, leaving her with $5,799.
Rebecca got it right. She bet $11,000 bringing her up to $31,200 and making her the new Jeopardy! champ. See you Monday, Rebecca, and you too, we hope.
A triple stumper from each round:
“I” TUNES ($200) In 1962, Tony Bennett hit the Top 40 with this tune; he’s sung it a few times since
MOVIE STUDIOS ($800) United Artists was formed in 1919 by Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks and this acting sweetheart
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Unwanted Firsts”
Jean Valliere, burned in 1523, is considered the first martyr of this religious group. show