Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Books
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (2/9/2018) in the category “20th Century Books” was:
An “ineffable quality”, this 3-word title includes “the ability to go up in a hurtling piece of machinery” day after day.
New champ Marty Cunningham won $18,900 yesterday. In Game 2, he goes up against these two players: Alison Sahner, from Pittsburgh, PA; and Carlos Garcia, from Los Angeles, CA.
Round 1 Categories: 20th Century Facts – Recent TV Roles – Meals – Shakespeare, & I Quote – Crime – Pun-ishment
Alison found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Shakespeare & I Quote” under the $800 clue, with just one $600 clue in the same category after it. She was in the lead with $4,000, $200 more than Marty and Carlos, tied in second place. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
“His horse is slain, and all on foot he fights” show
Alison finished in the lead with $6,000. Carlos was second with $4,400 and Marty was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: “Alt” Left – Island Nations – Bass-o-matic – You Stay Classical, Music – The National Inventors Hall of Famer – Movie Title Math
Marty found the first Daily Double in “Island Nations” under the $1,600 clue on the 4th pick. He was in the lead with $6,200 now, $1,400 more than Alison in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
This island nation is 500 miles northwest of Scotland. show
Marty found the last Daily Double in “Inventors Hall of Famer” under the $1,200 clue on the 15th pick. He was in the lead with $13,000 but gained $2,400 on a reversal (see below). That gave him a $10,200 lead over Alison in second place. He bet $4,000, and he was RIGHT.
“Inventor of The Checkered Game of Life, (he) ushered in a new age of parlor games. show
Marty finished in the lead with a runaway $26,600. Alison was next with $6,800 and Carlos was in third place with $3,600.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book is about early research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft, its test pilots, the NASA space program and astronauts. It was inspired by a 1972 Rolling Stone assignment, leading him to publish a 4-part series on astronauts’ “Post-Orbital Remorse.” Wolfe’s interest in the topic “grew out of some ordinary curiosity,” he says in the book’s foreword, “What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit on top of an enormous Roman candle…and wait for someone to light the fuse?” The book inspired a 1983 movie with the same name starring Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn and Ed Harris.
The quotes in the clue come from the second chapter (same name as the book), describing how in military flight school, “men were not rated by their outward rank… No, herein, the world was divided into those who had it and those who did not.” Click here to continue with the “hurtling piece of machinery” part in the preview on Google Books.
Carlos wrote down “Cold as Ice”. He lost his $3,500 bet, leaving him $100.
Alison was going for “Brave New World” but only got the first 2 words in. She lost $1,000, dropping her down to $5,800.
Marty got it right. He bet $3,600 so he won this game with $30,200. Nice! His 2-day total is $49,100.
Reversal: “ALT” LEFT ($1200) This type of painted screen seen here was made for a Ghent cathedral – They were going for “altarpiece.” Marty’s “altar screen” got the nod from the judges. Carlos’ “triptych altar” didn’t.
A triple stumper from each round:
RECENT TV ROLES ($1000) He went from “Deadwood” to “American Gods”, where he plays Mr. Wednesday
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “The U.S. Senate”
During his Senate service, which lasted from 1973 to January 2009, this man cast 12,810 votes.. show