Final Jeopardy: Novel Title Characters
The Final Jeopardy question (10/8/2014), in the category “Novel Title Characters” was:
“His madness being stronger than any other faculty”, he “resolved to have himself dubbed a knight by the first person he met”.
2-day champ Terri Pous has won $36,801 so far. In her third game, she takes on these two players: Jason Washington, from Quincy, IL; and Emily Herndon, from Knoxville, TN.
Round 1: Terri found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Bordering Missouri” under the $1,000 clue. She was in the lead with $2,800, $800 ahead of Emily in second place. She bet $2,000 and thought it was Kentucky. That was WRONG.
It has the smallest legislative branch in the nation, 49 senators. show
Terri finished in the lead with $3,200. Emily was second with $3,000 and Jason was $1,000 in the red.
Round 2: Terri found the first Daily Double in “Grave New World” under the $800 clue. She was in the lead with $3,600, $600 more than Emily in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
He was entombed with his Gibson Les Paul in 1981 in Saint Ann, Jamaica. show
Terri found the last Daily Double in “You’re So Vein” under the $800 clue. In the lead with $6,000, she had $1,800 more than Emily in second place. She bet $1,000 and she was RIGHT.
Ancient Egyptians & Romans believed in the vena amoris, a vein thought to run straight to the heart from this finger. show
Terri finished in the lead with $7,000. Emily was next with $4,200 and Jason was in third place with $200.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Published by Miguel de Cervantes in 2 volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. It regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In Oct. 2003, it was No. 1 on a list of “The 100 greatest novels of all time”, published in The Guardian/Observer
Don Quixote Notes from Bookrags “Prior to his reinvention of himself, Don Quijote’s name was Alonso Quijano, owner of an estate in La Mancha. After years of obsessively reading books of chivalry, his mind finally snaps and he decides to become an actual knight errant like those in the tales he has read.”
Jason came up with Hamlet, who appears in a play and is already a prince. He didn’t bet anything so he remained at $200.
Emily got it right. Her $3,900 bet brought her up to $8,100.
Terri thought it was the villainous Mr. Hyde who wasn’t the only title character of that novel. She lost $1,401 and finished in second place with $5,599, so Emily Herndon is our new champ.
Emily is a bakery owner who produces unique cakes. Her most recent was a Crazy Cat Lady cake.
2 years ago:: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Historic Rulers”
This ruler of a New World country was born in Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace in 1832 & executed far from home in 1867. show