Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Novels
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/10/2017) in the category “20th Century Novels” was:
The protagonist of this novel “was fairly sure that his age was 39, and he believed that he had been born in 1944 or 1945”
10x champ Austin Rogers had his 7th runaway game yesterday, bringing his winnings up to $365,400. In Game 11, he takes on these two players: Sarah Favorite, from Williston, ND; and Chris Cardinal, from Phoenix, AZ.
Round 1 Categories: Exploring the World – First Names in the Dictionary – 2017 Movie Taglines – Churchill, FDR or Stalin – Trans”PO”tation – The Writing Stuff
Austin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Trans”PO”tation” under the $800 clue at the halfway point, right before the first break. He was in the lead with $1,400, $600 more than Sarah in second place. He bet it all and he was RIGHT.
Its first venture transported an 1860 message from President Buchanan to California Gov. John Downey. show
Austin finished in the lead with $6,000. Chris was second with $3,400 and Sarah was last with $600.
Round 2 Categories: Zoology – 19th Century Sports – The Newspaper Game – In Dispensable – A Knight – At the Opera
Chris found the first Daily Double in “The Newspaper Game” under the $2,000 clue on the 19th pick. He was in second place with $6,200 at this point, $8,600 behind Austin’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
A newspaper founded in London in 1855 was named for this, then the hottest new communication technology. show
Austin landed on the last Daily Double in “Zoology” under the $2,000 clue, with 7 clues left after it. In the lead with $17,200, he had $6,000 more than Chris in second place. He bet $3,500 and he was RIGHT.
On rare occasions this Arctic cetacean can grow 2 spiral tusks. show
Austin finished with a runaway $26,300. Chris was next with $11,200 and Sarah was in third place with $2,200.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
The quote comes from the first chapter of George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984” (1949). After drinking some Victory Gin and lighting a Victory cigarette, Winston Smith sits down to write in his diary and we learn that he is not really sure of either the current date or his birthdate.
Sarah got it right. She added $2,100 to her score to finish with $4,300.
Chris thought it was “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” He didn’t bet anything, remaining at $11,200.
Austin also got it. His $3,000 bet brought his already winning total up to $29,300. His 11-day total is $394,700.
Senior Moments: Alex got Austin’s last name wrong twice during the game, once during the chat and again, right after the DJ! round. He apologized before FJ for the mix up with the NBA’s Austin Rivers
2 triple stumpers from the last round:
19TH CENTURY SPORTS ($1200) On June 6, 1892 he became the first president to attend a major league baseball game while in office
A KNIGHT ($2000) Sir Safir was a Christian knight of this descent, a French word for Arabs & Muslims during the Crusades
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Modern American Poetry”
A critic said this 1956 poem was “a tirade… against those who do not share the poet’s… sexual orientation” show