Final Jeopardy: 5-8-17 to 5-12-17

Here are the Final Jeopardy questions and answers for the week of May 8 through May 12, 2017.

Mon, May 8 – Correct answers: 1
Year in which the Dept. of Energy was created, the Indy 500 had its first female driver & the 1st Pres. was sworn in under a nickname. show

Tue, May 9 – Correct answers: 2
W.J. Bryan gave the keynote speech at this man’s high school graduation in 1919; 6 years later their paths would cross again show

Wed, May 10 – Correct answers: 1
“I felt his spurs in my side and I heard his battle cry” is a line from this 1982 book that became a stage sensation & later a movie. show

Thu, May 11 – Correct answers: 2
Often used to describe artists ahead of their time, it was also the name of a youth militia in WWII Vichy France. show

Fri, May 12 – Correct answers: 2
A town named for its location where a river in Devon meets the English Channel, it’s also the name of a college in N.H. show

If you missed any of the games, click on the date for the recap with the Daily Doubles and a triple stumper or two. More clues from this week’s games are on Fikkle Fame’s archive.

We’d vote Monday and Tuesday as the easiest clues in this week. But who’s to say? Some may have solved other clues just as fast or faster than those two. There were still no triple solves so we’ll have to transfer all our hopes of seeing that to next week.

The results of the first week of the 2017 Teachers Tournament are in. All the semi-finalists and Wild Card winners are shown in this Quarter-Final highlights video so I’m not gonna repeat them here. There’s also a list of their winning scores on Friday’s recap. Come Monday, there will be no distinction between semi-finalists and Wild Card winners. They all start again at zero. Those who didn’t make it past this week went home with $5,000.

One more week until the Return of Ragavan, our 3x champ

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