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.
Headlines read “The Thrill is Gone” after this legendary bluesman passed away at 89. show
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.
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
During a Jubilee Celebration in 2003, he became the first foreigner to be made an honorary citizen of Nepal. show