Final Jeopardy: 1960s Science Books
The Final Jeopardy question (10/19/2016) in the category “1960s Science Books” was:
Keats’ line “The sedge is withered from the lake, and no birds sing” inspired the title of this ground-breaking book.
2x champ Shannon Dillmore had an over $25K win yesterday. That brought his winnings up to $49,062. Today his competitors are: Debbi Hopkins, from Charleston, SC; and Erin Rettler, from Harrisburg, PA.
Round 1 Categories: On the Cover of Rolling Stone – Literary Number, Please – That Explains It – State Birds – “Ile” Be Back – Final Resting Places
Shannon found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “State Birds” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. He just ran the “That Explains It” category and had the lead with $3,400, $1,800 more than Erin in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
The cactus wren represents this state where Cardinals play. show
Shannon finished in the lead with $6,200. Debbi was second with $4,400 and Erin was last with $3,000.
Round 2 Categories: European Capitals – Furniture – Quasi-Related Pairs – American Revolutionaries – Tarantino’s Favorite Actors – Crossed Off Waltz
Shannon found the first Daily Double in “European Capitals” under the $1,200 clue, on the 6th pick, right after running the Tarantino Actors category. He had the lead with $12,200 now, $7,800 more than Debbi in second place. He bet $5,000 and thought it was San Marino. That was WRONG.
This capital (& country) is served by the Nice, France airport. show
Debbi found the last Daily Double in “American Revolutionaries” under the $1,600 clue, with 8 clues remaining after it. In second place with $9,600, she had $2,400 less than Shannon’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.
This attorney wrote 5 essays in the Federalist Papers & was the principal author of the New York State Constitution. show
Debbi finished in the lead with $15,300. Shannon was next with $12,000 and Erin was in third place with $6,600.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In the “Completing ‘Silent Spring'” section of Arlene Rodda Quaratiello’s biography of Rachel Carson, she mentions the various titles that were considered for the book that is often credited with starting the environmental movement. “How to Balance Nature, “The Control of Nature,” Man against the Earth” and “Dissent in Favor of Man” were all candidates at one time or another. “Silent Spring” was originally intended to be the title of the chapter about birds. Carson’s literary agent, Marie Rodell, eventually suggested that they go with “Silent Spring” for the title of the entire work.
The 3rd and 4th lines from Keats'”La Belle Dame Sans Merci” (the poem comes up in poetry clues too!) were used to flesh out the metaphor. Chapter 8 still got the Keats treatment when it was retitled “And No Bird Sings.”
Erin had an incomplete response, only getting “Br” on there. She lost her $5,401 bet and had $1,199 left.
Shannon got it right. His $3,331 bet brought him up to $15,331.
Debbi also got it. She bet $3,000 so she won the match with $18,300 and she is the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
LITERARY NUMBER, PLEASE ($1000) Leon Uris’ Mila ___
CROSSED OFF WALTZ ($2000) Dancing in “Ain’t Misbehaving'” I performed Fats Waller’s waltz with this “insect” name
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Eponymous Geography”
Named around 1616, it’s the world’s fifth-largest island & the largest named after a person. show