Final Jeopardy: Novelists
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (1/2/2018) in the category “Novelists” was:
A 2015 BBC list of the 25 greatest British novels included 12 by women, 3 of them by this woman who died in 1941.
New champ Nick Spicher won $15,201 yesterday. In his second game, his opponents are: Olev Jaakson, from New York, NY; and Saralee Etter, from Pataskala, OH.
Round 1 Categories: The ’80s: Who Said It? – Symptoms – All-American Food – Answer the Homophone! – Short Stories – “Light” Music
Saralee found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Symptoms” under the $800 clue on the 9th pick of the round. She was in second place with $1,400, half of Nick’s lead. She bet $1,000 and she tried gall bladder disease. That was WRONG.
Vague pain around the navel that intensifies can be a symptom of this; apply pressure to McBurney’s point to diagnose show
Nick finished in the lead with $6,400. Saralee was second with $1,600 and Olev was last with $400.
Round 2 Categories: It’s Historical Arrested Development – Canine Companions – Old Testament Transportation – Double “O” 7-letter Words – African Islands – A Barrel Full of Coopers
Nick found the first Daily Double in “Historical Arrested Development” under the $1,600 clue on the 10th pick. He was in the lead with $10,000 at this point, $4,800 more than Saralee in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed the House of Representatives. That was WRONG.
In 1954 Senator McCarthy turned his anti-red drive on this institution (but in confronting Joe Welch, he made a huge mistake) show
Saralee found the last Daily Double in “Old Testament Transportation” under the $1,600 clue, with about a minute and 6 clues left. In the lead with $13,600, she had $3,000 more than Nick in second place. She bet $2,000 and took a shot with the kohens. That was WRONG.
In Numbers 7 this priestly tribe is given 6 covered wagons to transport the tabernacle & its furnishings. show
Nick finished in the lead with $14,600. Saralee was next with $11,600 and Olev was in third place with $4,000.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
British writer, Virginia Woolf, was born in Kensington, England in 1882. She struggled with depression and mood swings at various times throughout her life, and committed suicide in March 1941 at age 59. The three books that she contributed to the BBC’s list of 25 greatest British novels are: No. 2: “To the Lighthouse” (1927), No. 3 “Mrs. Dalloway” (1925), and No. 16 “The Waves” (1925).
In a poll on the Virginia Woolf Blog, those same three books polled highest, only “The Waves” came in first.
Olev had Doris Lessing. He bet half of what he had, leaving him $2,000.
Saralee didn’t have a response. She lost $3,600 and finished with $8,000.
Nick went with Edith Wharton. He lost $8,601 so he landed in second place with $5,999. So Saralee Etter is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
“LIGHT” MUSIC ($600) Madonna went electronica in this 1998 album
AFRICAN ISLANDS ($1600) Tunisia’s Djerba island has mosques, a cathedral and the El Ghriba, this house of worship, said to be Africa’s oldest
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “British Novels”
In some countries the subtitle “A Contemporary Satire” was used for this 1945 parable. show