Final Jeopardy: Classical Music
The Final Jeopardy question (7/27/2015), in the category “Classical Music” was:
The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her is titled “The Sea and Sindbad’s Ship”.
5x Scott Lord returns today. His winnings total $108,002 so far. His challengers today are: Luke McQuage, from Austin, TX; and Suzanne Vito, from Albany, CA.
Alex began the show by apologizing for his hoarse voice from a “summer cold.” Then a message appeared saying he had re-recorded the clues when he recovered. But he didn’t re-record the chat segment. It was weird.
Round 1: Suzanne found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Biographies” under the $1,000 clue. It was the 5th clue in the first category they were working on. She was in second place with $800, $400 less than Luke’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
A biography of this nobleman goes beyond the boxing rules he devised & his accusations against Oscar Wilde. show
Suzanne finished in the lead with $10,000. Scott was second with $4,400 and Luke was last with $2,000.
Round 2: Luke found the first Daily Double in “In Color” under the $2,000 clue. There was one category with the other DD in it after this. He was in second place with $8,400, $5,600 less than Suzanne’s lead. He bet $3,000 and took a shot with merit badges, actually after the buzzer went off, but that was WRONG anyway.
These, now meaning “credit for deeds done”, may have come from a measure of young Girl Scouts’ achievements. show
Luke found the last Daily Double in “Geographers ‘D’ictionary” under the $1,600 clue. He was in third place now with $7,000, $4,600 less than Suzanne’s lead. He bet $3,000 again and thought it was decameter. That was WRONG.
1/360 of the earth’s circumference. show
Suzanne finished in the lead with $12,800. Scott was next with $8,000 and Luke was in third place with $4,000.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
On ClassicalNotes.net, Peter Guttman gives a synopsis of each movement of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1888 symphonic suite. For The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship, he says: “According to the 1,001 Nights, this tale finds the seafaring adventurer Sinbad meeting many strange folk, birds, fish and other rarities after landing on an island that turns out to be the back of a giant fish….”
Luke got it right. His $3,900 bet brought him up to $7,900.
Scott knew it but spelled it “Scherazade,” omitting a syllable. He bet it all and finished with zero.
Suzanne came up with Circe but she only lost $3,300 so she won the game with $9,500. She is the new Jeopardy! champ.
Suzanne Vito is a writer. During the chat, Suzanne talked about winning a contest for being the “Most Glamorous.” She also won an “About to be Stomped on by Godzilla” screaming contest.
10 years ago:: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Architects”
He called himself “the man who introduced the glass box and then, 50 years later, broke it”. show