Final Jeopardy: Fictional Characters’ Last Words

The Final Jeopardy question (11/16/2016) in the category “Fictional Characters’ Last Words” was:

In a British novel this young character’s last words are, “Which is better– to have rules and agree, or to hunt and kill?”

In the first Semi-Final match of the 2016 Teen Tournament, the players are: Lily Allingham, a sophomore who won the first Semi-Final spot last week; Lucia Geng, who won a Wild Card spot in the 4th QF on Monday; and Sharath Narayan, who nabbed his Wild Card spot in the last QF on Tuesday.

Round 1 Categories: Let’s Go to Togo – Sci-Fi Novels – Ceremonies – Who First Sang Those Words? – “Shut” Up – Dance With Me

Sharath found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Sci-Fi Novels” under the $600 clue on the 10th pick of the round. He was in second place with $1,400, $600 less than Lily’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

Meg & Charles Murry travel the universe with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who & Mrs. Which in this 1962 novel. show

Sharath finished in the lead with $7,200. Lily was second with $6,000 and Lucia was last with $3,200.

Round 2 Categories: Screen Test – State Capitals AKA – It’s A Crime! – Alphabetic Homophones – The Queen – Endangered Animals at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Sharath found the first Daily Double in “State Capitals AKA” under the $1,600 clue on the 12th pick. He was in a $9,600 tie with Lily at this point. They both had $5,200 more than Lucia in second place. He bet $6,000 and he was RIGHT.

Ancient Greek site of athletic fame. show

Lucia found the last Daily Double in “The Queen” under the $1,600 clue, with 9 more clues after it. She was actually in second place with $9,200 now, $6,400 less than Sharath’s lead, even though Alex seemed to think she was in third place. She bet $5,000 and she was RIGHT.

Also known as Makeda, in the Bible she visited King Solomon. show

Lucia finished in the lead with $21,000. Sharath was next with $16,800 and Lily was in third place with $8,400.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


In Chapter 11 of William Golding’s 1954 novel “Lord of the Flies,” Piggy uttered the words in the clue (Quote #20, while holding the conch, as a plea to restore unity among the stranded British schoolboys. “High overhead, Roger, with a sense of delirious abandonment, leaned all his weight on the lever” under a huge rock, sending it hurtling down shattering the conch and killing Piggy. Listen to this part of Chapter 11 on Youtube.

Lily got it right. She doubled her score and finished with $16,800.

Sharath got it, too. He bet $4,201, bringing him up to $21,001.

Lucia thought it was Simon (also murdered in the book). She lost her $12,601 bet, leaving her with $8,399. That made Sharath the first finalist of this Teen Tournament.

Final Jeopardy (11/16/2016) Lily Allingham, Lucia Geng, Sharath Narayan

A triple stumper from each round:

CEREMONIES ($1000) With special permission, your group or club may lay this circle of flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

IT’S A CRIME! ($1600) A Federal statute fighting this type of crime includes assault motivated by disability, gender identity & sexual orientation

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “21st Century Books”

Set in the Great Depression, this 2006 novel has an epigraph from “Horton Hatches the Egg”. show

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7 Responses

  1. VJ says:

    Sometimes they have foreign book titles as a category. So far, they have had this novel in German, a $1K clue in the 3/6/2012 match and Spanish, a $200 clue in the 2/26/2003 match where they helpfully put the author’s name first. Here are the French and Italian titles in case they ever come up:

    French – Sa Majesté des mouches
    Italian – Il signore delle mosche

    I was curious to know if Piggy had the same name in foreign versions. He does except in French, where he is called Porcinet

    8 more clues from the match – LINK

    • rhonda says:

      Thanks for posting the foreign book titles, VJ
      lots of fun. I especially like Piggy’s name in French, being a petit lapin myself lol.

  2. jacob ska says:

    Congrats Sharath. Great game to watch.

    Had no clue on fj.

    • William Weyser says:

      So, this leaves the possibility open that Sharath could play a 5th quarter-final rematch against Michael Borecki, who defeated Sharath, but the only way for that possibility to actually happen is if Michael wins his semi-final, which airs on Friday of this week. Well, any event, Congratulations to Sharath, we’ll see him in the finals. Lily & Lucia, although you 2 ladies survived the last round, you will not survive beyond this.

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    For the second time this week, we had Detroit as the wrong answer and Chicago as the correct answer, it was daily double on Monday’s game, but will we see the 2016 Teen Tournament winner in the Tournament of Champions?

    • VJ says:

      Yeah and Lucia lost a bundle on that DD on Monday. Since it was Chicago that time, she probably thought it’s got to be Detroit for real this time. I’m sure she has since found out that Detroit is not on Lake Michigan.

    • William Weyser says:

      Again, I hope so.