Final Jeopardy: Composers
The Final Jeopardy question (7/6/2016) in the category “Composers” was:
Brought to our attention by a 1984 film, this Italian had success with the 1780s operas “Tarare” & “Les Danaides”.
New champ TJ Bateman won $5,199 yesterday in one of those matches where no one got FJ. Today he may make out better, or he may not if these two players are on their toes: Emily Hillard, from Evansville, IN; and Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, from Boston, MA.
Round 1 Categories: Canadian Prime Ministers – My Name Is Symbolic – 3-letter Words With 2 Vowels – Literary Groups & Movements – Hit The Gym – Get Into Shapes
Matt found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Literary Groups” under the $400 clue with 4 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $7,000, $2,800 more than Matt in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
It was once called the “New Negro Movement” show
Matt finished in the lead with $15,000. TJ was second with $4,200 and Emily was last with $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: Death In Venice – Botany – Traveling Along The 40th Parallel N. – Taxonomic Film List – Novel Vocabulary – “L” On Wheels
TJ found the first Daily Double in “Botany” under the $800 clue on the 14th pick. In second place with $8,600, he had $6,400 less than Matt’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
In the early 19th century, Scottish botanist Robert Brown showed how grains of this could be used to classify plants. show
5 clues later, Matt found the last Daily Double in “40th Parallel N.” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $17,000 now, $2,600 ahead of TJ in second place. He bet $6,000 and he was RIGHT.
If you want to stand on the 40th parallel in this capital, go to Ataturk Forest Farm & Zoo; you’ll be pretty close. show
Matt finished in the lead with $22,600. TJ was next with $14,800 and Emily was in third place with $4,000.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
WHO IS ANTONIO SALIERI?
F. Murray Abraham picked up a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Antonio Salieri in “Amadeus” (1984). In this scene, Salieri is planning to kill Mozart. In “The feud that never was,” Erica Jeal writes: The success of the film has done more than anything to promote the image of Salieri as malefactor, even though the play on which it is based rests on the fact that he wasn’t actually a murderer.” She concludes with a hope that he can be remembered for his best works, rather than a “cinematic villain.”
Learn more about Salieri’s works on AllMusic where Robert Cummings writes: “Salieri was the dominant figure in Parisian opera from the mid to late 1780s. Tarare (1787), generally considered his finest achievement in the genre, is a masterpiece.”
Emily got it right. She doubled down and finished with $8,000.
TJ came up with Paganini. He lost his $10,000 bet, finishing with $4,800.
Matt also got it right. He bet $7,001, winning the match with $29,601. Nice going! He will return tomorrow as the new Jeopardy! champ.
Here are 2 clues from the “Taxonomic Film List” that eluded the players:
($1600) In a 2008 title, Indiana Jones had to deal with this royal realm
($2000) It’s father vs. daughter in the courtroom as Gene Hackman tilts with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in this legal thriller
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Constitutional Monarchies”
The constitution of this country allows the monarch to abdicate, which has happened in 1948, 1980 and 2013. show