Final Jeopardy: 19th Century Poets
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (11/8/2017) in the category “19th Century Poets” was:
In 1824 he was refused burial in Westminster Abbey for “questionable morality”; in 1969 he got a memorial stone there.
The third Quarter-Final of the 2017 Tournament of Champions features Austin Rogers (12x champ); Alan Lin, (6x champ); and David Clemmons, (2017 Teachers Tournament).
Round 1 Categories: Russian Involvement – Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony – Words From Native American Languages – Sweet Stuff – Give Us the “____ing” Title! – What Do You Collect?
David found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Words from Native American Languages” under the $400 clue, with 6 clues remaining after it. He was in second place with $1,200, $6,200 less than Alan’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and went with Bigfoot. Not enough letters so that was WRONG.
It’s the 9-letter name of the creature who is said to leave behind footprints measuring 24″ long and 8″ wide. show
Alan finished in the lead with $8,800. Austin was second with $600 and David was last at minus $200.
Round 2 Categories: Broadway 2017 – Boats & Ships – Blame It on the Supernova – Redundant Geography – Notorious – You’ll Stop at “Nothing”
Austin found the first Daily Double in “Boats & Ships” under the $1,200 clue on the 7th pick. He was in second place with $3,400 at this point, $7,400 less than Alan’s lead. He went the true Daily Double route and thought it was a kayak. That was WRONG.
A pirogue is one type of this, a canoe made from one log. show
Alan found the last Daily Double in “You’ll Stop at ‘Nothing'” under the $1,200 clue, with just 2 clues left after it. In the lead with $18,800, he had $10,800 more than Austin in second place. He went the $5.00 route and he was RIGHT.
Play title from around 1600 meaning a big fuss for no reason. show
Alan finished in the lead with a runaway $19,605. Austin was next with $8,000 and David was in third place with $1,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Lord Byron had quite a scandalous reputation in England. He was “mad, bad and dangerous to know,” as Lady Caroline Lamb (one of his lovers) quipped. When Byron died in Greece on April 19, 1824 at age 36, his remains were transported back to England, where burial in Westminster Abbey was refused. He was interred at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, England, the traditional resting place of his family.
Much like Edgar Allan Poe, Byron’s posthumous reputation improved considerably. When Harriet Beecher Stowe decided to publish a “tell-all” from talks with Byron’s widow in 1869, there was quite a backlash against the up-til-then beloved “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” author.
David thought it was Longfellow, who lived a remarkably long and virtuous life. He bet and lost it all.
Austin got it right. He went “double or nothing” so he finished with $16,000.
Alan got it right, too. He bet another $5.00 so he won the third semi-final spot with $19,610.
A triple stumper from each round:
GIVE US THE “____ING” TITLE! ($800) “_____ on my Feet” by Kerri Strug
BLAME IT ON THE SUPERNOVA ($1200) Before 1572, many thought no change could occur in the heavens beyond the moon’s orbit; then this Dane saw a supernova.
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Abbreviations.” (Matt Jackson’s QF)
Its meaning as an individual product dates to 1977; its meaning as conforming to orthodox opinion dates to 1986. show
During this year’s ToC, the players and Alex Trebek are wearing blue ribbons to honor 6x champ, Cindy Stowell, who passed away shortly before her episodes aired in December 2016. She donated her over-$100K winnings to cancer research. If you would like to make a donation in Cindy’s honor, click here.
2017 Tournament of Champions Results so far