Final Jeopardy: Fiction
The Final Jeopardy question (1/15/2015), in the category “Fiction” was:
A line in this short story is “slowly, awkwardly trying out his feelers, which he now first learned to appreciate…”
New champ, Daniel Grigg won $12,000 yesterday when he was the only one to get Final Jeopardy! Today he takes on these two players: Will Anderson, originally from Atlanta, GA; and Erin Rhode, originally from Plymouth, MN.
Round 1: The Daily Double in this round went uncovered when the round ended with 3 clues left on the board: The $1,000 clue in “Swift Myth” and the last 2 in “French Dip”.
Will finished in the lead with $5,000. Erin was second with $3,600 and Daniel was last with $800.
Round 2: Daniel found the first Daily Double under the $1,200 clue on his third pick in “1865 America”. He was still in third place but now had $2,000, $3,000 less than Will’s lead. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.
This agency was founded in 1865 to suppress counterfeit currency. show
Erin found the last Daily Double in “Cotton is King” under the $1,600 clue with 4 clues left. In second place with $9,600, she had $5,800 less than Will’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Dorothy’s iconic blue & white checked pinafore in “The Wizard of Oz” was made from this cotton fabric. show
Will finished in the lead with $16,200. Erin was next with $12,800 and Daniel was in third place with $4,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The hero of “The Metamorphosis” is Gregor Samsa (pronounced Zamza), who is the son of middle-class parents in Prague, Flaubertian philistines, people interested only in the material side of life and vulgarians in their tastes…. when the story starts he is spending a night at home between two business trips, and it is then that the dreadful thing happened…. “As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from a troubled dream he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous insect….” This excerpt comes from a lecture by Vladimir Nabokov that includes this note from Nabokov’s annotated copy about Samsa’s awakening: “In the original German there is a wonderful flowing rhythm here in this dreamy sequence of sentences. He is half-awake—he realizes his plight without surprise, with a childish acceptance of it, and at the same time he still clings to human memories, human experience. The metamorphosis is not quite complete as yet.”
Daniel wrote down “Metamorphisis” and that was accepted. He doubled his score to $9,600.
Erin thought it was “The Fly”. That cost her $3,401 and she finished with $9,399.
Will also got it right and spelled it right. His $3,400 bet brought him up to today’s winning total of $19,600. We have a new champ once again.
Will Anderson is a senior legislative aide. In the course of his work, he has met Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Dalai Lama and Stephen Colbert, one of his favorites.
2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Women Authors”
The first of Jane Austen’s 6 novels to be published in her lifetime, its title is last alphabetically. show