Final Jeopardy: Famous Brits

The Final Jeopardy question (1/21/2016) in the category “Famous Brits” was:

Growing up, her favorite literary heroine was Jo March; they shared a name & a hot temper & they both wanted to write.

2x champ Kyle Webb brought her winnings up to $27,999 yesterday. Today she takes on these two players: Jennifer Sterling, from Burbank, CA; and Russell Allen, from Yarmouth, MA.

Round 1 Categories: On the Move – Person, Place or Thing – “De” Middle – My Name is Percy – I Read Homer – In the Original

Kyle found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “I Read Homer” under the $600 clue, with only 3 clues left after it. She was in the lead with $5,800, $3,200 more than Russell in second place. She bet $1,000 and thought it was the Fates. That was WRONG.

I commiserate with Homer when he invokes these “daughters of Aegis-bearing Zeus” to inspire him.  show

That ended the round. Kyle still had the lead with $4,800. Russell was second with $2,600 and Jennifer was last with $2,200.

Round 2 Categories: In Memoriam 2015 – Sculpture – Meaty Language – Anthropolo-“G” – The American Past – China Towns

Kyle found the first Daily Double in “In Memoriam” under the $800 clue on the second pick of the round. After getting the first clue, her lead rose to $5,200. Russell and Jennifer still had their end of Round 1 scores. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

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Seven clues later, Kyle hit the last Daily Double in “Anthropolo-G” under the $800 clue. She was now in the lead with $11,600, $6,200 more than Russell in second place. She bet $2,000 and came up with “Geography.” That was WRONG.

“Cultural” this says that the human experience around the world is becoming more homogenous. show

Kyle finished in the lead with $12,400. Russell was next with $8,600 and Jennifer was in third place with $7,800.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


J.K. Rowling (given name: Joanne) was asked who her favorite character or literary hero is in a 2012 interview with the New York Times for their Book Review section. She replied: “My favorite literary heroine is Jo March. It is hard to overstate what she meant to a small, plain girl called Jo, who had a hot temper and a burning ambition to be a writer.” Josephine March, the second oldest sister in Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women”, goes by the nickname Jo.

Jennifer drew a blank. That cost her everything because she bet it all.

Russell came up with “Abbot.” He bet $8,599 so he held on to a dollar.

Kyle got it right. She bet $4,801 so she won the match with $17,201. Her 3-day total is $45,200.

Final Jeopardy Results for January 21, 2016

Triple Stumper: This $2,000 clue in “China Towns” was the last clue of the Double Jeopardy! round: “Guangzhou was the headquarters for the Kuomintang or nationalist party of this man from 1916 to his death in 1925.”

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Not
able Names”

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14 Responses

  1. jacob ska says:

    JKR’s “The Casual Vacancy” was her 1st adult book. It was released in 2012. She has written other adult audience books since the 1st one.

  2. Cece says:

    I know that nobody cares, but this is irritating. FJ subjects since 1/12: religion, literature, literature, religion, us capitals, us states, religion, literature. Are the writers suffering from ‘imagination block’?

    If I were paranoid, I’d think that they lurk on this site and are doing it to torment me, lol.

    (Tuesday’s quote: I envy paranoids.They actually feel people are paying attention to them. ~ Susan Sontag)

    • VJ says:

      LOL, Cece. Not sure I would say they have “imagination block,” though. How about “Incredibly Specific Wedding Vows”? That was probably vetoed for FJ as too ridic – uh – imaginative.

      • Cece says:

        Truth. LOL.

        But what I meant was, there are gazillion subjects to pick from and they’re like in a hamster wheel.

  3. JEOPARDY says:

    Pretty hard one today.. Think maybe two should get it.

  4. Sir Andrew Thomas says:

    My sister was in a tizzy over this episode and called only moments ago to ask if this were true. Thanks for posting this so quickly so I had something to back up what I was telling her. Jo is a friend and I’ve never, ever seen a display of temper, so I couldn’t understand what sis was saying about JK Rowling having a hot temper. She misunderstood the question and thought this was talking about Jo Marsh the writer and Jo R today, rather than Jo Marsh the character and Jo R as a little girl. Again, thanks.

  5. Lou says:

    Job well done Kyle, I think she could be a possible 4x champ for 2016, we will have to see how well she does tomorrow. How many of the clues did all three plays get for today’s jeopardy?

    • VJ says:

      not sure what you’re asking in your last question. If it is total clues played by all 3 players, there were 3 clues left on the board in the first round, and they cleared the board in the second round.

      If you want to know how many each one got right or wrong, J-Archive will have that information when they put this particular game up in a day or so.

      • Lou says:

        I was wondering the total number because there was mention of something like 41/55 or 39/55 — something like that. How many of the questions out of all the 55 they got or so. that was what I was referring to and how many clues were not uncovered.

        • VJ says:

          There are 30 clues in each round. Today the player’s uncovered 57 clues out of 60.

          When you see a comment from aaaa on here showing AA/BB, AA is how many clues he got right and BB is how many clues were uncovered during the two rounds. So whichever one you saw that had ??/55, it meant that 5 clues were left on the board before Final Jeopardy.