Final Jeopardy: Composers
The Final Jeopardy question (3/18/2015), in the category “Composers” was:
2 of the world’s greatest baroque composers, they were born within a month of each other in Germany in 1685 but never met.
5x champ Kristin Sausville is now up to winnings of $94,201. Today her opponents are: Andrea Keleher, from Denver, CO; and Daniel Watkins, from Fort Worth, TX.
Round 1: Kristin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double after the one-minute warning in “Bar Soap” under the $800 clue. There were 3 clues left after this that you knew were just not getting reached. She was in second place with $4,800, $400 less than Daniel’s lead. She bet $800 and she was RIGHT and that was the end of the round.
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Kristin finished in the lead with $5,600. Dan was second with $5,200 and Andrea was last with $2,600.
Round 2: Kristin found the first Daily Double in “The Crimea” under the $1,200 clue. She was in the lead with $10,000, $2,000 more than Daniel in second place. She bet $1,800 and took a guess with Thatcher. That was WRONG.
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Kristin found the last Daily Double in “Documents” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $10,600, she had $3,000 more than Daniel in second place. She bet $1,400 and came up with “understanding memorandum.” That was WRONG.
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Andrea finished in the lead with $9,400. Kristin was next with $9,200 and Daniel was in third place with $6,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Since Bach [Mar 31] and Handel [Feb 23] were born the same year, 1685, I wondered if they’d ever met. In fact, they were born only about 80 miles apart — Bach in the small state of Thuringia, and Handel in nearby Saxony. Bach came out of a strong Protestant choral tradition. Handel’s father was a court surgeon, so Handel grew up listening to the fine music of the aristocracy. Each wore the lifelong stamp of his origins. . . . But they came close. In 1719 Bach’s work took him to Halle, where Handel was home on a visit. Bach learned of Handel’s visit and tried to look him up. Handel had, alas, left the day before. Bach made a second attempt to contact Handel ten years later, and that also failed to pan out. So the two greatest composers of their age worked at their art without meeting. Handel created some of the most festive baroque music and Bach some of the most introspective. ” The rest of this essay (Univ. of Houston: Engines of Our Ingenuity) relates Bach and Handel’s “closest connection”: using the same “quack doctor,” John Taylor, when they began to lose their eyesight.
Daniel got it right. He doubled his money and finished with $12,800.
Kristin had Bach and Brahms (born 5/7/1833). She lost her $3,601 bet and finished with $5,599.
Andrea also got it right. Her $9,205 bet brought her up to $18,605 and made her the new Jeopardy! champ.
Andrea is a medical records coder. During the chat, Alex wondered if a computer like Watson might take over her job. Andrea explained why her job is still very secure.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Artists”
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