Final Jeopardy: Philosophy
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/6/2018) in the category “Philosophy” was:
Despite the title, in this Plato work, Socrates says, “I shall never alter my ways, not even if I have to die many times”
New champ Sean Udicious won $20,000 yesterday. In his second game, he is up against these two players: Quin Lewellen, from Albuquerque, NM; and Nabila Yusaf, from New York, NY.
Round 1 Categories: Celebrating Mister Rogers – Medicine – Shooting “BB”s
– Memorials – Pewter – Graphics
Quin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Graphics” under the $600 clue, with 10 clues to go after it. He was in second place with $2,800, $600 less than Sean’s lead. He bet $1,000 but had no response so he was WRONG.
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Sean finished in the lead with $6,800. Nabila was second with $2,200 and Quin was last with $1,600.
Round 2 Categories: Pirates! – Port-map-teau – Women in Government – More Than One Life to Live – Brit Speak – Entertaine”D”
Nabila found the first Daily Double in “Pirates!” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. She was in second place with $3,400 now, $3,800 less than Sean’s lead. She bet $2,400 and she was RIGHT.
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Quin found the last Daily Double in “Entertaine’D'” under the $800 clue, on the 11th pick. In third place with $6,000, he had $3,200 less than Sean’s lead. He bet $3,000 and he was RIGHT.
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Sean finished in the lead with $16,400. Quin was next with $11,000 and Nabila was in third place with $9,400.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Plato’s “Apology” is an account of Socrates’ defense at trial that famously led to a hemlock cocktail. One of the first things you learn is that the Greek word “apologia” does not mean the same thing as our English word “apology.” It means “explanation” or “defense.” If you want to get a sense of how the meaning shifted to imply regret, check out the Etymology Dictionary.
As for Socrates, he was charged with not believing in the same gods as the citizens of Athens, inventing his own gods and corrupting the youth with his teachings. Socrates was kind of a wise guy at his trial. Why he acted that way, when his life was on the line, continues to be a subject of much debate. Read more about it at Famous Trials.com
Nabila wrote down “Republic.” She lost her $7,001 bet and finished with $2,399.
Quin didn’t have a response. He lost $5,401, leaving him with $5,599.
Sean went with “The Cave,” an allegory from “Republic.” He lost $5,601 but still had $10,799, today’s top score. That gives Sean a 2-day total of $30,799.
A triple stumper from each round:
PEWTER ($400) Pewter was often used to create these tea holders that sound at home on the golf course
MORE THAN ONE LIFE TO LIVE ($2000) Many historical figures from earth come back on this watery title world thanks to Philip Jose Farmer
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “World Literature”
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