Final Jeopardy: Books & Authors
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/14/2017) in the category “Books & Authors” was:
His first novel, from 1920, incorporated some of his pieces from the Nassau, a Princeton literary magazine.
3x champ Tucker Dunn brought his winnings up to $39,999 yesterday. In his 4th game, his opponents are: Phil Ricciardi, from North Wales, PA; and Rebecca Arm, from Herndon, VA.
Note: The online Clue of the Day began with “This first novel” but the clue in the game actually said “His first novel.” That will probably be fixed later, but it did lead to some confusion on Spoiler Talk on whether they wanted the book or the author.
Round 1 Categories: 1817 – Styles of Country Music – The Armed Forces – Design & Architecture – Classic Children’s Books – Ends in “Y”
Becca found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Armed Forces” under the $1,000 clue. There was only one $200 clue left after it in “Country Music.” She was in the lead with $7,000, $800 more than Phil in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Becca finished in the lead with $9,000. Phil was second with $6,200 and Tucker was last with $3,200.
Round 2 Categories: College Hijinks – Biblical Pairs – Similes – Entertaining Fruits & Vegetables – Science – “Stan” by
Phil found the first Daily Double in “Biblical Pairs” under the $800 clue on the 7th pick. He was in the lead with $9,800 at this point, $1,200 more than Becca in second place. He bet $2,500 and thought it was Cain & Abel. That was WRONG.
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Becca found the last Daily Double in “Science” under the $1,200 clue, with 2 more clues (worth $3,600) after it. In the lead with $18,200, she had $1,300 more than Phil in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
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Becca finished in the lead with $22,200. Phil was next with $16,900 and Tucker was in third place with $5,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Fitzgerald began writing This Side of Paradise at Princeton, continued in November 1917 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, with the working title “The Romantic Egoist,” and completed a first draft at Cottage Club in March 1918. After this draft had been twice rejected by the distinguished New York publisher Charles Scribner’s Sons, Fitzgerald returned to his parents’ home at 599 Summit Avenue in his native St. Paul, Minnesota, and added five new chapters to the four he had written the previous year. He changed the second title of the novel from “The Education of a Personage” to “This Side of Paradise” and sent the novel to Maxwell Perkins at Scribner’s. The publisher accepted the novel on September 16, 1919, and published it on March 26, 1920.” (Fitzgerald’s Princeton Novel Goes Online)
Tucker wrote down Arnold Toynbee. He lost his $311 bet and finished with $4,899.
Phil got it right. His $16,500 bet brought him up to $33,400.
Becca got it right, too. She only bet $5,300 so she landed in second place with $27,500, annnnddd….. Phil Ricciardi is the new Jeopardy! champ. We just didn’t see that happening so soon after Bala Kumar’s June 8th game, and from the looks of it, neither did Phil!
A triple stumper from each round:
SIMILES ($1200) It’s “hot as” or even “blue” these flames
SCIENCE ($1600) When an electron & a positron meet & both disappear, it’s not eradication or obilteration but this term
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “The Oscars”
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