Final Jeopardy: British Novels
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/7/2017) in the category “British Novels” was:
The title of this 1908 novel is an allusion to the hotel in Florence where the novel starts & ends the next year.
New champ David Gatewood won $21,600 yesterday. Today he is up against these two players: Pat Greiner, from Casper, WY; and Brad Shumel, from Chappaqua, NY.
Round 1 Categories: TV Title Partners – Similar Words – Lit Bits – Entertaining Occupations – Common Bonds – The Explorers Club
Brad found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Similar Words” under the $800 clue on the 19th pick of the round. He was in second place with $600, $3,600 less than Pat’s lead. He bet the $1,000 allowance and the first word he chose was WRONG. That’s what threw him off.
Any article of clothing & the birthstone of January. show
Pat finished in the lead with $4,400. David was second with $2,800 and Brad was last at zero.
Round 2 Categories: What’s Not to Lichen? – Historic Americans – 5-“H” – Lighthouses – -gates – Billboard’s All-Time Top Country Albums
Brad found the first Daily Double in “What’s Not to Lichen?” under the $1,600 clue on the 19th pick, just like in the first round. He was in third place with $7,200 this time, $2,000 behind David’s lead. He bet $2,000 and took a guess with hydrogen. That was WRONG.
Let’s take a test: once used to color beverages, this substance that determines acids & bases is extracted from lichens. show
Pat found the last Daily Double in “Lighthouses” under the $1,600 clue, the very last clue on the board. In second place with $10,800, she had $1,600 less than David’s lead. She bet $3,000 and guessed Roanoke. That was WRONG.
This N.C. cape’s lighthouse, the USA’s tallest at 200 feet, was used as a lookout tower for German subs in WWII. show
David finished in the lead with $12,400. Pat was next with $7,800 and Brad was in third place with $6,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In the beginning of E.M. Forster’s 1908 novel, Lucy Honeychurch and her cousin, Charlotte Bartlett’s stay at the Pensione Bertolini in Florence, Italy is spoiled by the rooms they’ve been assigned because they do not have a view of the Arno. Another guest, Mr. Emerson, offers to change rooms with them. He and his son, George, have rooms overlooking the Arno. The novel ends in the same setting.
Brad didn’t have a response. He lost his $3,300 bet and had $2,700 left.
Pat got it right. She bet $7,000 bet, bringing her up to $14,800.
David came up with “Jamaica Inn” (a 1936 Daphne Du Maurier novel). That cost him $10,000 so he landed in third place with $2,400. So Pat Greiner is the new Jeopardy! champ and we’ll see her again on Monday.
A triple stumper from each round:
TV TITLE PARTNERS ($1000) The full title was “Mr. Show with Bob and _____”
BILLBOARD’S ALL-TIME TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS ($1600) Completes the Kenny Chesney title “No Shoes, no Shirt, No” these
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Russians”
The subtitle of a biography about this early 20th century man is “the Saint Who Sinned” show