Final Jeopardy: American Artists
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (10/2/2017) in the category “American Artists” was:
This artist from Iowa once said, “All the really good ideas I’d ever had came to me while I was milking a cow”
4x champ Austin Rogers won $123.100 last week. His opponents in his 5th game are these two ladies: Bonnie Leih, from Plumas Lake, CA; and Veryl Gambino, from Berwyn, IL.
Round 1 Categories: Welcome Back, U.S. Supreme Court – Irregular Verbs – It’s an Honor to Be Nominated – Travel & Tourism – Bunnies – Leap Years
Veryl found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Travel & Tourism” under the $600 clue, with 11 clues left after it. She was in second place with $1,800, $2,000 less than Austin’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
This Alabama city’s National Voting Rights Musuem includes exhibits on Martin Luther King & Jesse Jackson. show
Veryl finished in the lead with $6,600. Austin was second with $5,000 and Bonnie was last with $2,800.
Round 2 Categories: History of Medicine With Dr. Oz – Hispanic Americans – What the “L”? – The Original Language – Musical Instruments – Leap Years
Austin found the first Daily Double in “The Original Language” under the $1,200 clue on the 9th pick. He was in the lead with $8,200 at this point, $400 more than Veryl in second place. He bet $6,500 and he was RIGHT.
“From the Earth to the Moon” show
Austin found the last Daily Double in “Musical Instruments” under the $1,600 clue, with 10 clues left after it. In the lead with $18,700, he had $7,700 more than Veryl in second place. He was clearly very confident in this category. He bet a whopping $15,700 and he was RIGHT.
German for “play of bells”, it has 2 rows of metal bars with the upper row corresponding to the black keys on a piano. show
Austin finished in the lead with his biggest runaway yet, $42,800. Veryl was next with $9,400 and Bonnie was in third place with $2,400.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Grant Wood (February 13, 1891 – February 12, 1942) is Iowa’s most famous artist and his painting American Gothic is one of America’s most famous paintings. Wood was born on a farm near Anamosa in 1891 but moved to Cedar Rapids when he was ten years old after the death of his father. From then on, Wood lived most of his life in Cedar Rapids or Iowa City, dying of cancer the day before his 51st birthday…. Grant Wood became the spokesman for the Regionalist painting movement, when he famously and (somewhat outrageously) remarked that he “got all his best ideas for painting while milking a cow.” As part of playing that role, he frequently wore bib overalls in photos. Even if he did milk cows when he was a young boy, as an adult, this was not a part of his life.” (American Gothic House: About Grant Wood)
Bonnie thought it was Whistler. That cost her $400, leaving her with $2,000.
Veryl thought it was Winslow. She lost her $3,000 bet, finishing with $6,400.
Austin got it right. He bet a big $22,800 and won this match with $65,600. His 5-day total is $188,700. What a giant leap, eh? An epic bet in a DD and then another one in FJ, and they both paid off. Congrats, Austin!
A triple stumper from each round:
IRREGULAR VERBS ($400) When summoned, Lurch of “The Addams Family” would use this 2-word phrase including an irregular verb
THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE ($2000) “Death in Venice”
2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Word History”
From the Latin for “buy back”, it once referred to buying a slave’s freedom & today can refer to being saved from sin.. show