Final Jeopardy: Book Titles
The Final Jeopardy question (6/16/2016) in the category “Book Titles” was:
A Pulitzer winner in 1947 & Best Picture Oscar winner in 1949, its title is also a line from Lewis Carroll.
6x champ Hunter Appler is now up to $145,603 in winnings. In his 7th game, he is up against: Liz Haigney Lynch, from Montclair, NJ; and Jim Coder, from Bellefonte, PA.
Round 1 Categories: If You Watch The Movie Backwards… – Time for French – Tool Kit – Indoors – Book ’em – Dino
Jim found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Dino” under the $600 clue before the first break. He was in the lead with $3,000, $1,800 more than Liz in second place. He bet $1,400 and he was RIGHT.
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Liz finished in the lead with $6,000. Jim was second with $5,800 and Hunter was last with $4,400.
Round 2 Categories: The Wine Seller – American History – Hispanic Singers – OED “Me” – Whose What? – Three Cheers for the Red, White
Hunter found the first Daily Double in “Red, White” under the $1,200 clue on the 6th pick of the round. In third place with $5,200, he had $1,200 less than Jim’s lead. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
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5 clues later, Liz found the last Daily Double in “American History” under the $1,600 clue. She was in second place with $7,600 now, $2,200 less than Hunter’s lead. She bet $3,500 and she was RIGHT.
This city once known as Beverwyck was made a state capital in 1797. show
Liz finished in the lead with $18,700. Hunter was next with $16,400 and Jim was in third place with $9,800. After the commercial break Hunter was credited with $4,000 for this $2,000 clue in “Whose What?” that was originally judged wrong: “This first of the 7 parts of ‘Remembrance of Things Past’ had to be published at author Marcel Proust’s expense.” Hunter gave the French title: “Du côté de chez Swann” and got the English title out apparently after time ran out. Then Liz picked it up. Hunter was given credit for the French title.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Robert Penn Warren’s novel “All The King’s Men” was published in 1946 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1947. A 1949 film adaption starring Broderick Crawford won 3 Oscars, including Best Picture. The book has also been adapted for the stage and radio. As is often noted, the title comes from the “Humpty Dumpty” nursery rhyme (which was in Lewis Carroll’s 1897 novel “Through the Looking Glass”) and was also said to be based on the life of Huey P. Long. In a 2014 article in The Guardian, Robert McCrum says that was something the author took issue with. It probably didn’t help that Long’s motto was “Every man a king.”
More Jeopardy! clues on this and other 1949 films: All the King’s Men: 1949 Best Picture
Jim wrote down “The Third Man.” He lost his $6,399 bet and finished with $3,401.
Liz got it right. She bet $9,800. That brought her up to $28,500.
Hunter wrote down Cats! but put Cheshire in parentheses before it to give it some Lewis Carroll flavor. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $20,400.
A triple stumper from each round:
BOOK ‘EM ($800) Decluttering expert Marie Kondo wrote the bestseller “the Life-Changing Magic of” doing this
HISPANIC SINGERS ($2000) “Siembra” by Willie Colon & this Panamanian actor, singer & politician is one of the bestselling salsa albums of all time.
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Business & Industry”
Founded in 1908, this big company was removed from the S&P 500 in 2009 after filing for bankruptcy but returned in 2013. show