Final Jeopardy: Literature

The Final Jeopardy question (11/29/2016) in the category “Literature” was:

In 2009 Amazon remotely deleted unauthorized copies of this 1949 novel from some customers’ Kindles.

2x champ Justin Bender has now won $20,799. It’s his third match today and his opponents are: Jennifer Berry, from Indianapolis, IN; and Dan Chafetz, from Essex Junction, VT.

Round 1 Categories: Winning! – Kids’ Books – Rhyme Time – Octopi-pourri – Cornerstones – Take the “A” Training

Justin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Cornerstones” under the $1,000 clue. There were 8 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,400, $600 more than Dan in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and took a shot with Massachusetts. That was WRONG.

In 1779 statesman & merchant John Brown laid the cornerstone for this state’s oldest university. show

Dan finished in the lead with $4,000. Jennifer and Justin were tied in second place with $2,000 each.

Round 2 Categories: Leaning Conservative – Oscar-Winning Shorts – 1960s Computing – From “T” to Shining “T” – Hell – Dam Nation

Dan found the first Daily Double in “Leaning Conservative” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $6,400 now, $4,400 more than both Justin and Jennifer. He bet $4,000 and tried “The Big House.” That was WRONG.

(Delivered by S.E. Cupp) Though I’m politically conservative, I support same-sex marriage as part of a group of Republicans dating from 1977 & named for this structure. show

Justin found the last Daily Double in “T to T” under the $800 clue on the 10th pick. In second place with $5,200, he had $1,200 less than Dan’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double again and, this time, he was RIGHT.

This term for one who traitorously switches allegiance dates from the mid-16th century. show

Justin finished in the lead with $15,200. Dan was next with $10,000 and Jennifer was in third place with $5,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS “1984”?

In July of 2009, Amazon deleted unauthorized copies of George Orwell’s “1984” (1949) and “Animal Farm” (1945) due to copyright issues. This brought about quite a flurry of “Big Brother” headlines, or as Peter Glaskowsky subtitled his “Making Sense of the Kindle Kerfluffle” article on CNET: “Amazon remotely deleted pirated copies of ‘1984’ and ‘Animal Farm’ it unintentionally sold to Kindle owners, and suddenly everyone from CNET to The New York Times is in an uproar.”

Amazon was even sued over this incident by a high school student who lost his study notes. Check out what happened.

Jennifer got it right. She bet $1,800 bet, bringing her up to $7,400.

Dan didn’t have a response. He lost his $9,999 bet and had $1 left.

Justin also got it right. He bet $4,801 and won this match with $20,001. His 3-day total is $40,800.

Final Jeopardy (11/29/2016) Justin Bender, Dan Chafetz, Jennifer Berry

These triple stumpers were in OSCAR-WINNING SHORTS”

($800) “Seal Island” & “Bear Country” were 2 Oscar winners from this studio’s True Life Adventure series

($1200) 2011 winner “Saving Face” is about women disfigured by attacks in this country & the doctor who helps them

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Kings & Queens”

Technically this monarch is the head of state of 16 countries including Jamaica & New Zealand. show

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4 Responses

  1. lou says:

    1984 is a great novel and also how much of it do you remember when you read it in the past, vj well say grade school or high school?

    • VJ says:

      I read it when I was a teenager but I was already out of high school, Lou. What I remember most about it is my brother going around claiming he was the Thought Police. LOL.

      • lou says:

        lol i know right? Such a great novel and that joke was so funny. Also that 9999 bet from dan was a little overboard. he should have stayed at zero and not bet anything. I wonder if justins style of play is like fred vaughn

  2. VJ says:

    idk if it was because I am very tired today, but it seemed like the clues were being read slower than usual to me. Anyway, they only had a few uncovered clues and I only came up with a total of 7 triple stumpers (only one from the first round).

    LINK 10 more clues from the match