Final Jeopardy: Classical Music

The Final Jeopardy question (2/26/2016) in the category “Classical Music” was:

This title of a British ceremonial march comes from a line in Shakespeare that continues “of glorious war!”

New champ Chris Giglio won $25,800 yesterday. Today he is up against these two gents: Bill Murphy, from Laguna Beach, CA; and David Bradley, from Atlanta, GA.

Round 1 Categories: Big-Screen Elvis – In the State Nickname – Get a Handle On It – Quizine – Literary Military – 4-Letter Friends

Chris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Quizine” under the $800 clue, the first one chosen in the category. There were only 4 clues left in the same category after it. He was in third place with $1,600, $4,200 less than David’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

This fruit is named for its flower, parts of which are said to resemble Christ’s crucifixion.  show

David finished in the lead with $6,600. Bill was second with $4,800 and Chris was last with $4,200.

Round 2 Categories: Wide World of Ports – Vice Presidents – Reportage – Celebrity Memoirs – Art & Artists – The 3 I’s Have It

Bill found the first Daily Double in “Vice Presidents” under the $1,200 clue on the 8th pick of the round. He had $6,800 when he found it but was docked $2,400 for a mispronunciation in one of the “Port” clues. That left him $4,400. Chris and David were tied at $7,000. Bill bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.

1 of the 2 20th Century VPs who had been Governor of New York. show

David found the last Daily Double in “Celebrity Memoirs” under the $2,000 clue. He was in the lead with $13,000 now, $3,200 more than Bill in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

“Kicking & Dreaming: a Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll” by these 2 sisters. show

David finished in the lead with $17,000. Chris was next with $13,400 and Bill was in third place with $12,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.

WHAT IS POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE?

Here’s a link to Othello’s speech on eNotes in which he bids farewell to “Pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war,” among other things. A search of the same phrase on youtube, however, is going to yield more instances of the Elgar march than the play.

Bill wrote down “The Long March” and lost his $2,000 bet. He was left with $10,200.

Chris got it right. He bet it all and finished with $26,800.

David also got it right. He bet $10,000 and won the game with $27,000. Congrats to David on a well-played game, but we also have to say that Chris and Bill were great opponents. It was a great game!

Final Jeopardy Results for February 26, 2016

This last triple stumper was in “Art & Artists” and worth $2,000: “He likened crawling Christina Olson, the subject of his famed 1948 painting, to a crab on a New England shore.”

This was the $1,200 clue that Bill got a reversal on in “Wide World of Ports”: “France’s second-busiest seaport, it was founded under a longer name meaning “haven of grace.” He said “Le Harve,” rather than “Le Havre.” (Here’s looking at you, Brett Favre)

2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Modern Day Suffixes”

Dating from 1973, this 4-letter suffix indicates a person or thing that has become associated with public scandal. show

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12 Responses

  1. Charles Rappaport says:

    I find it interesting that many americans pronounce Notre Dame as Noter Dame, especially in reference to the University of Notre Dame’s sports teams.

  2. Robert Anderson says:

    Makes no sense. Slight pronunciation difficulty (Le Havre) not accepted, but wrong spelling in Final Jeopardy is.

    • rhonda says:

      I agree, I thought that was very unfair of them, it was a foreign word and the pronunciation should have been accepted.

    • VJ says:

      I think They are supposed to be somewhat lenient with foreign words but there has been some inconsistency lately in what will or won’t fly.

      There was a similar situation last week to this one with the Algarve answer (there’s a clip of it on the FJ recap). Pat added an “re” sound to the end of Algarve, but Alex didn’t accept it so it didn’t have to be reversed.

      On Monday, in Tim’s 4th win, I could have sworn that Joshua responded ValeNsa on a Lech Walesa answer in the Labor category and was expecting that to be reversed but it never came up again (and it didn’t make any difference to the outcome).

      Another bummer on this one (besides Brett Favre) is that we have towns here in the USA like Havre, Montana and Havre de Grace, Maryland where the “re” part is pronounced “er” so if he had said Haver that might have been okay!!!