Final Jeopardy: British Novels

The Final Jeopardy question (1/5/2016) in the category “British Novels” was:

In some countries the subtitle “A Contemporary Satire” was used for this 1945 parable.

New champ Terry McElhennon won $14,801 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Alex Lautanen Walker, from San Diego, CA; and Steve Belding, from Knoxville, TN.

Round 1: Alex found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Downright Beastly” under the $800 clue on the 4th pick of the round. She was in a tie with Terry at $600. Steve had not buzzed in yet. She bet the $1,000 allowance and came up with “catwalks.” That was WRONG.

These theoretical passageways are sometimes referred to as Einstein Rosen Bridges. show

Steve finished in the lead with $7,400. Alex was second with $4,600 and Terry was last with $800.

Round 2: Steve found the first Daily Double in “Wyoming” under the $1,600 clue. He was in the lead with $13,800, $4,800 more than Alex in second place. He bet $1,000 and he was RIGHT.

This resort area is about 6,000 feet up, but as it’s surrounded by mountains over 10,000 feet, you can see how it got its name. show

Steve found the last Daily Double in “The Pulitzer Prize at 100” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $19,000 now, he had $8,400 more than Alex, still in second place. He bet $3,000 and guessed Princeton. That was WRONG.

Newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer’s will endowed the prizes & this university’s school of journalism. show

Steve finished in the lead with $18,600. Alex was next with $12,200 and Terry was right behind her with $11,200.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“The most important textual variant of Animal Farm affects its title-page. Orwell called his book, Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. This is the description given in all editions published by Secker & Warburg and Penguin Books but the Americans dropped A Fairy Story from the outset…. Only in Telugu, of all the translations made in Orwell’s lifetime, was A Fairy Story retained. In other translations the subtitle was dropped or became A Satire, A Contemporary Satire, or was described as an adventure or tale. (A Note on the Text: Peter Davison)

Terry bet $11,000. That brought him up to $22,200.

Alex bet $6,500. She finished with $18,700.

Steve bet $5,801 so he won the match with $24,401. He’ll be returning as the new Jeopardy! champ tomorrow.

FJ Results: 1-5-16

Terry did a really great job in catching up in Double Jeopardy! He almost ran the “Movie Biographies” category. But no one got the $2K clue: “1987: John Lone as Pu Yi.” There were 2 other clues with earlier movies that he did get: ($400) “1984: Tom Hulce as Mozart” ($1200) “1965: Charlton Heston as Michelangelo.”

2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “The Titanic”

A member of Parliament said “Those who have been saved have been saved through one man”, this Italian. show

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7 Responses

  1. jacob ska says:

    I really liked watching this match. Good, fast pace. Finally a triple solve on a fj clue. I like the champ. He seemed to enjoy being on the show with his upbeat personality and relaxed demeanor. Congrats on your win Steve!

  2. aaaa says:

    51/61 here, including 27 in the DJ! round, must have been an easy round. They should have made Steve be more specific on the Marsalis ones, as there’s also Branford in the family besides Wynton.

  3. William Weyser says:

    Are we going to have yet another carousel of champions?

    • Sandy says:

      I’m okay with it. It just makes the next multi-game champion’s gameplay that much more impressive.