Final Jeopardy: American Authors
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/10/2017) in the category “American Authors” was:
Leviathan is a journal put out 3 times a year by an organization dedicated to this author & his works.
New champ Pat Greiner won $14,800 last Friday. In her second game, she takes on these two players: Maren Beazer, from Erda, UT; and Greg Chin, from New York, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Animated Characters – Caves – Happy Anniversary! -Animal Lit Fill-in – Equal – Sign
Pat found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Happy Anniversary!” under the $400 clue, with 8 clues left after it. She was in second place with $3,400, $1,000 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.
This “old’ book that lists anniversaries along with crop facts turns 225 itself in 2017. show
Greg finished in the lead with $5,200. Pat was second with $4,700 and Maren was last, in the hole for $600.
Round 2 Categories: Let’s Visit Dominica – Classical Music – NBA Rookies of the Year – It’s a Fact – The Gilded Age – So “UGE”
Pat found the first Daily Double in “So ‘UGE'” under the $1,200 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $6,300 at this point, $6,500 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $3,000 and could not come up with a reponse so she was WRONG.
Let’s make your heads spin: bottle, tubular & vacuum are types of this. show
7 clues later, Maren got the last Daily Double in “Classical Music” under the $1,000 clue. In third place with $2,600, she had $13,800 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
This Mozart symphony shares its name with a god & a planet. show
Greg finished in the lead with a runaway $17,200 (which he did not have until Pat missed the $2K “Dominica” clue). Pat was next with $7,700 and Maren was in third place with $7,100.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies” was created in 1999 by John Bryant, a member of the Melville Society Advisory Board. On their website, they say: “We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on, or inspired by, the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891).” You need to be a scholar, a critic or a pedagogue, though.
Maren thought it was Mark Twain. She bet everything but a dollar.
Pat got it right. Her $6,501 bet brought her up to $14,201.
Greg wrote down Thomas Hobbes. He lost his $1,000 bet, winning the match with $16,200, and Greg is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ($800) In 2016, the Pope was a surprising guest at the kickoff of a year celebrating the 500th anniversary of this event
LET’S VISIT DOMINICA ($2000) As a volcanic island, Dominica has this as its main mineral commodity, for all your scouring needs
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Geography”
The Caucasian Isthmus lies between these 2 large inland bodies of water. show