Final Jeopardy: British Authors
The Final Jeopardy question (6/27/2014), in the category “British Authors” was:
The Pharmaceutical Journal praised her 1920 first novel, saying it dealt “with poisons in a knowledgeable way.”
3x champ Jennifer Blanton has won $57,000 so far. In the last game of the week, she is up against these two players: Sunil Hari, originally from West Chester, OH; and Jill Rowley, from Baltimore, MD.
Round 1: Sunil found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “On the Corporate Webpage” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $4,800, $1,800 ahead of Jill in second place. He bet $3,000 and took a shot with Prudential. That was WRONG.
Bank of America’s website offers investment options with this subsidiary whose logo is a bull. show
Sunil finished in the lead with $6,200. Jill was second with $2,400 and Jennifer was last with $2,200.
Round 2: Sunil found the first Daily Double in “Dual Biographies” under the $2,000 clue. In the lead with $7,800, he had $1,200 more than Jennifer in second place. He bet $1,200 but was only able to come up with one of the names so he was WRONG.
Sharing part of their names, these 2 sons of slaves, one a scientist & one an educator, are the subject of “Unshakable Faith”. show
Jill found the last Daily Double in “It’s an Experiment” under the $1,200 clue. She was in a second place tie with Sunil. They both had $6,200, $400 less than Jennifer’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
In the 1940s John Draize did eye irritancy tests on these cute animals; we don’t like scientists to do that anymore. show
Sunil finished in the lead with $9,800. Jill was next with $7,200 and Jennifer was in third place with $6,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Dame Agatha Christie’s favorite review of her first book, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, was from the Pharmaceutical Journal which praised her work “for dealing with poisons in a knowledgeable way, and not with the nonsense about untraceable substances that so often happens. Miss Agatha Christie knows her job.” How did she come by her knowledge of poisons? In April of 1917, Christie qualified as a dispenser. (75 Facts about Christie)
Jennifer thought it was Virginia Woolf. She lost her $3,201 bet and finished with $3,399. Woolf’s first novel was published in the UK in 1915 and in the USA in 1920 and it did have someone die of (an unnamed) poison in it, so it wasn’t too bad of a guess (although Woolf probably winced at the review Christie loved).
Jill got it right. Her $5,001 bet brought her up to $12,201.
Sunil came up with American poet, Sylvia Plath (born in 1932). He lost $1,000 so he ended up with $8,800.
So Jill Rowley, a flight attendant, is our new champ. Jill is the first contestant that Trebek has come across who has “zorbed,” a way to roll down a hill without getting your clothes dirty.
The big lesson in today’s game is NOT don’t ring in and then try to guess the answer. No, no, no! You should already know that’s a very iffy way to go. The big one is anything you say to Trebek may very well end up making you feel very foolish on national TV.
Near the end of the first round, after Jennifer screwed up trying to figure out a clue, Trebek said she’d gotten “herself caught today. It worked yesterday. You’d ring in and you didn’t know the correct response and you finally managed to get it in in time.” Before the second round began, he brought it up again, elaborating that Jennifer told him she didn’t know the answers on some clues she buzzed in on yesterday and then pointed out that it wasn’t working today. Way to rub it in, Alex!
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Nobel Prize Winners”
Among the many books he wrote were “The World Crisis”, “The Second World War” & “Painting As A Pastime”. show