Final Jeopardy: Notable American Women

The Final Jeopardy question (10/2/2015) in the category “Notable American Women” was:

U.N. Delegate was one role of this woman who wrote, “I could not… be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside…”

5x Matt Jackson may very well make it a one-champ week and add some more to his $140,401 winnings. Two new opponents are hoping to make it the end of line for Matt: Lindsay Townes, from Detroit, MI; and Tony Langford, from Roswell, GA.

Round 1: Right after the chat, Matt found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “That’s History” under the $800 clue. He was in the lead with $5,000, $3,800 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $4,000 and he was RIGHT.

This 1790 Act gave authors exclusive control of their works for 14 years; violators were fined 50 cents per page. show

Matt finished in the lead with $11,400. Lindsay was second with $1,600 and Tony was last with zero.

Round 2: Matt found the first Daily Double in “I’m Just a ‘Ville'” under the $1,200 clue. He was in the lead with $15,000, $9,400 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

The “most exciting 2 minutes in sports” happen each May in this city. show

Matt found the last Daily Double in “Paging Dr. Freud” under the $1,200 clue. In the lead with $25,600, he now had $20,000 more than Lindsay in second place. He bet $3,000, and he was RIGHT.

Freud called this part of the human psyche the uber-ich. show

Matt finished in the lead with $33,000, another runaway. Lindsay was next with $6,400 and Tony was in third place with $3,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia says that this notable American woman made that statement toward the end of her life when family and friends suggested she take it easy. “Her response was ‘I think I must have a good deal of my uncle Theodore Roosevelt in me because I enjoy a good fight and I could not, at any age, really be contented to take my place in a warm corner by the fireside and simply look on.'”

To learn more about what Eleanor Roosevelt did at the United Nations, click here.

Tony got it right. His $3,000 bet brought him up to $6,200.

Lindsay also got it right. She only bet the $100 necessary to hang on to second place and she finished with $6,500.

Matt thought it was Shirley Temple (Black). He lost his $7,000 bet but he still won his 6th match with $26,000. Matt’s 6-day total is $166,401.

FJ Results: 10-2-15

2 years ago:: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Countries of the World.”

By population, it’s the largest country in the world without nuclear weapons. show

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14 Responses

  1. Nullifidian says:

    Well, this game put paid to Matt’s aura of omniscience if he thinks that Pete Seeger was a country singer, rather than a folk singer, and still alive in 2015 to promote a memoir (he died in January 2014).

    That said, that was the among the most disappointing set of answers I’ve seen for a category. With all the genuinely interesting and literary memoirs out there, THIS is what they come up with? Not to mention, at least some of these books they mentioned weren’t memoirs. Memoir is a subcategory of autobiography, not a synonym, that deals with specific moments and events of interest in the author’s life. I can’t imagine, for example, that Willie Nelson’s autobiography is anything other than a complete account of his life story.

    • VJ says:

      Omniscient he may not be, but he does know a whole helluva lot for a 23-year-old, And, it’s not the first time he took a wrong guess on a recording artist. In A Cool Category (Monday, I think), he went with L.L. Cool J (Ladies Love Cool James) instead of Coolio on the Artis Ivey clue. (Shrug). His brain is probably a gigantic filing cabinet and now he knows that. LOL.

  2. Tom Clark says:

    Trebek has always irritated me with his attempts at accents and imitations, but never so much as today with his admittedly awful but obvious imitation of Eleanor Roosevelt when he read the FJ clue. I was thinking Shirley Temple until he did that and then I knew it was E.R., and I figured they’d all get it.

    But Matt, who knows such an incredible lot of things, didn’t catch on. Maybe he never heard E.R. talk.

    • Cece says:

      So you should be grateful to Trebek’s awful imitation for helping you figure out the answer, yes? I didn’t catch on either, as I never heard her speak.

  3. rhonda says:

    Anna Freud came up in today’s game, just as it did in the Anna category in today’s Spoiler Talk.

    • VJ says:

      Yes, Rhonda! The show was preempted down here for Obama’s press conference so that’s why the recap was late. I got to listen to it thanks to my grandson. And I heard that Anna Freud one. Also, my new favorite —

      It’s a place to keep water, dog. LOL!!!!

      • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

        I watched the show, but can’t remember what that referred to. Could you clue me in?

        • VJ says:

          Reservoir Dogs, Marilyn.

          Here’s a link to the AWESOME Little Green Bag intro from that movie.

        • Cece says:

          I agree, VJ, that was a funny clue. Btw, I have you to thank for getting Ana Freud tonight by doing “A Whole Category” in the spoiler page earlier today.

          So Matt has 5 locked games so far — truly remarkable. I found it interesting that he didn’t ring once in the Songs category. Also, they sneaked a sports clue in a DD but he nailed it; I didn’t think he knew much about sports.

        • VJ says:

          That was a cool coincidence. They happen every now and then. It was even funnier to me because when I saw the FJ clue this morning, I was wishing my Quote of the Day was by E.R. hee hee hee

        • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

          Thanks, VJ. You are awesome.

        • VJ says:

          awwww…. Thanks, Marilyn :-) :-)

  4. Lou says:

    congrats to matt Jackson once again for a well played game! His total has placed him up there with Kerry Greene and Alex Jacob who were both six time jeopardy champs. By the way what were the stumpers for today?

    • Richard Corliss says: