Final Jeopardy: European Novelists
The Final Jeopardy question (7/16/2015), in the category “European Novelists” was:
Alfred Dreyfus was among the thousands who marched through the streets of Paris in his 1902 funeral procession.
2-day champ Ben Hemmens has won $43,200 so far. Today he takes on these two players: Christianne Gadd, from Bethlehem, PA; and Jennifer Morrow, from New York, NY.
Round 1: Jennifer found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “History, Old & New” under the $800 clue. She was in second place with $3,200, $1,000 less than Ben’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
In effect the last battle of the Wars of the Roses was on this field on August 22, 1485. show
Jennifer finished in the lead with $6,800. Ben was second with $6,200 and Christianne was last with $800.
Round 2: Christianne found the first Daily Double in “She Married a Veep” under the $1,200 clue on the third pick of the round. She got the first two clues right and was still in third place, but she now had $2,000, $4,800 less than Jennifer’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
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Jennifer found the last Daily Double in “‘V’3” under the $1,600 clue. In the lead with $12,400, she had $4,800 more than Christianne in second place. She bet $2,112 and she was RIGHT.
The ancient Romans may have used the fragrant flowers of this plant to bathe with, hence its name.
Jennifer finished in the lead with $18,912. Christianne was next with $9,600 and Ben was in third place with $9,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“The sudden death of Emile Zola– who suffocated under poorly-explained circumstances on the night of 28 September 1902– stunned the Dreyfusards, and above all Captain Dreyfus. His Carnets mention the ‘terrifying news’, and the request by Zola’s widow that he not attend the funeral. Finally, after keeping vigil over Zola’s body in the hours preceding the burial, the captain joined the front rows of the funeral cortege. The next day, L’Aurore described him walking ‘in the midst of the people of Paris, towards the radiant rehabilitation that is his due, and that is as necessary for France as for himself.'” (Zola: A Moment of Human Conscience)
Ben got it right. He bet his whole $9,000 and finished with $18,000.
Christianne thought it was Victor Hugo (he died in 1885). She bet and lost it all.
Jennifer also got it right. She bet $288 so she won the game with $19,200 and she is the new champ.
Jennifer is an editorial assistant. During the chat, she displayed her good luck charm: a pair of drumsticks. Not just any drumsticks– she got them from Neil Peart of Rush at a concert after she displayed a banner announcing that she might be on Jeopardy! She is a big fan of Rush and he is a big fan of Jeopardy!
2 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Pulitzer-Prize Winning Novels”
Its first line is “A green hunting cap squeezed on the top of the fleshy balloon of a head”. show