Final Jeopardy: Classic Children’s Book Characters
The Final Jeopardy question (3/22/2016) in the category “Classic Children’s Book Characters” was:
The name of this character who lives in a forest is a shortening of an Italian word for a newborn.
New champ Melissa Spencer won $13,600 yesterday. Today she is up against these challengers: Claudia Stucke, from Decatur, GA; and Joshua Wennrich, originally from Canton, NY.
Alex Trebek came out at the start of the program with an explanation of Steve’s $1.00 bet in yesterday’s game. “…he was little worried about having to deal with a tie-breaker clue, so he risked the minimum: $1.00.”
Round 1 Categories: Bestsellers by Partial Title – Medical Matters – I Sing for the Trees – Their Married Names – It’s Potpourri, “C”? – Adjectives of the Young and the Restless
Between Claudia’s long chat story and the long (but amusing) clues in the Y&R category, we didn’t think we’d see the Daily Double but Melissa found it in “Medical Matters” under the $1,000 clue. There were 7 clues left after it. She was in third place with $2,800, $800 less than Joshua’s lead. She bet $1,000 and thought it was anemia. That was WRONG.
(Kelly with the Crew Clue: Here is blood clotting normally at a wound site. Here is blood that is missing or has low levels of clotting factor 8, meaning the person has the “A” type of this disease.
Joshua finished in the lead with $4,400. Claudia was second with $3,400 and Melissa was last with $1,800. The whole “Married Names” category was left on the board.
Round 2 Categories: Follow the Leader – Duck, Duck, Goose! – Hot Potato – Capture the Flag – “Tag”, You’re It – No More Games
Melissa found the first Daily Double in “Capture the Flag” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. Still in third place with $2,200, she had half of Joshua’s total. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.
The flag of this Asian democracy depicts the yin-yang symbol in its center. show
Melissa found the last Daily Double in “Follow the Leader” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $7,700 now, $2,500 more than Joshua in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Victoria. That was WRONG.
As monarch: James IV, James V, her. show
Melissa finished in the lead with $10,500. Claudia was next with $9,800 and Joshua was in third place with $8,800.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
According to IMDB’s trivia page for the 1942 Walt Disney film “Bambi”, “Austrian writer Felix Salten (real name Siegmund Salzmann) – an insurance clerk who began to write out of boredom – got the inspiration for his novel during a trip to Italy when he became fascinated with the Italian word “bambino” which means small boy.” Salten’s book was first published in German in 1923 (Bambi. Eine Lebensgeschichte aus dem Walde) and translated to English in 1928.
Joshua came up with Winnie the Pooh. He lost his $8,000 bet and finished with $800.
Claudia got it right. She bet $9,000 and finished with $18,800.
Melissa thought it was “Gretel.” That cost her $8,101 so she finished with $2,399. Claudia Stucke is the new Jeopardy! champ.
These two triple stumpers are from the “‘Tag’ You’re It” category:
($800) From the Italian for “to cut”, it’s pasta cut into flat long strips. (Both Joshua and Melissa forgot the category and answered fettucine and linguine)
($1600) It’s the lower house in the German legislative system.
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Medical Etymology”
Because of where in the body it is produced, this hormone’s name comes from the Latin for “Island.”. show