Final Jeopardy: Novel Characters
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/26/2015), in the category “Novel Characters” was:
This lawyer from a famed 1960 novel shares a name with an ancient Roman renowned for his wisdom.
3x champ Matt Pressman is now up to winnings of $46,700. In the last game of the week, he can win his 4th game if he can defeat these two players: Ankoor Bagchi, from Chicago, IL; and Kat Cahill, originally from Cincinnati, OH.
Round 1: Ankoor got the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Saints” under the $800 clue, the very last clue. He was in the lead with $3,400, $1,200 more than Matt and Kat, who were tied in second place. He bet $400 and thought it was Constantinople. That was WRONG.
St. Cyprian was Bishop of this old foe of Rome during a persecution of Christians; make that St. Cyprian the Martyr. show
Ankoor finished in the lead with $3,000. Matt and Kat both had $2,200.
Round 2: Ankoor found the first Daily Double in “American History” under the $1,200 clue on the 4th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $4,600 now. Matt and Kat still had $2,200 each. He bet $2,000 and thought it was the Roosevelt Doctrine. That was WRONG.
The Great White Fleet, 16 battleships that toured the world in 1907, were a show of TR’s foreign policy called this. show
Ankoor found the last Daily Double in “Serious Nonfiction” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $6,200, he now had $1,200 more than Matt in second place. He bet $1,200 and he was RIGHT.
With this year for a book title, Charles C. Mann brings to life what civilization was like in the Americas before Columbus. show
Ankoor finished in the lead with $12,200. Matt was next with $8,200 and Kat was in third place with $6,200.
ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Atticus Finch, whose kids call him by his first name, is the attorney in Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The character was portrayed by Gregory Peck in the 1962 film adaption of the 1960 novel. The American Film Institute voted Atticus Finch the greatest hero in American film in 2003.
Wikipedia’s page on the name Atticus lists its meaning as “man from Attica” and has a list of real people bearing the name, including the Roman referred to in the clue. The page then lists fictional characters and other uses.
Kat bet $6,198. She finished with $12,398.
Matt bet it all and finished with $16,400.
Ankoor bet $4,201 bet so he won the match with $16,401, and we’ll be seeing this quick-on-the buzzer champ on Monday.
Ankoor Bagchi is an attorney. During the chat, he talked about introducing himself to his future wife on the first day of law school on the train ride home, after noticing that she had the same orientation packet he had.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Novels”
This 1934 novel was partly written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul; the room is now a memorial to the author. show