Final Jeopardy: 20th Century Poets
The Final Jeopardy question (3/1/2016) in the category “20th Century Poets” was:
It was said “his accent which started out as pure American Middle West” became “quite British U”
2x champ David Bradley has won $55,000 in his two games. In his third appearance, he takes on these two players: Rachel Zoch, from Deer Park, TX; and Titi Ala’ilima, originally from Philadelphia, PA.
Round 1 Categories: California Pro Sports Teams – Narrow Bodies of Water – Children’s Literature – It’s the Berries – Colleges & Universities – This is… J to Y!
Titi found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Narrow Bodies of Water” under the $800 clue not long after the chat. He was in third place with no money. David was in the lead with $3,000. He bet the $1,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
Of these 11 long & narrow lakes in West-Central New York, Canadice is the smallest & highest in elevation. show
David finished in the lead with $4,200. Rachel was second with $3,400 and Titi was last with $1,200.
Round 2 Categories: Founders – Backing Bands – Engineering Feats – Your Idioms Confuse Me – European History – Animals in Danger
Titi found the first Daily Double in “Engineering Feats” under the $2,000 clue on the very first pick of the round. The scores were the same as above. He bet the $2,000 allowance and he was RIGHT.
Confederation Bridge, connecting New Brunswick with this island, is the world’s longest over ice-covered waters. show
Rachel found the last Daily Double in “Founders” under the $2,000 clue. She was in the lead with $9,400 now, $3,200 more than Titi in second place. She bet $1,500 and thought it was the Writers Guild. That was WRONG.
Roger Baldwin, co-founder of this “union”, was its director when its clients included John Scopes & James Joyce. show
Titi finished in the lead with $12,400. Rachel was next with $10,700 and David was in third place with $8,200.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right. Gasp!
It was said in the poet’s NY Times obituary published on January 5, 1965: “Eliot’s dress was a model of the London man of business. He wore a bowler and often carried a tightly rolled umbrella. His accent which started out as pure American Middle West did undergo changes, becoming over the years quite British U. The U was complete and unfeigned. ‘I am,’ he said stoutly, ‘an Anglo-Catholic in religion, a classicist in literature and a royalist in politics.'” (NYT)
Click here for some of the differences between British U and non-U.
David thought it was Carl Sandburg. He bet and lost it all.
Rachel had the same response. She lost her $6,000 bet and was left with $4,700.
Titi didn’t have a response. He lost $9,001. That left him with $3,399 and made Rachel Zoch the new Jeopardy! champ.
The players missed two of clues in the “California Pro Sports Team” category in the first round. For $800, they didn’t recognize this logo (without the legend of course). They were also stumped by the $1,000 clue: “In 1968 a “Heidi” TV special cut off the final minute of their epic comeback win over the Jets.” Titi thought it was the 49ers and David tried the Rams.
Twitter Shoutout to @allysencallery: Yesterday, Alex said “Good for you” to one player. Today it was two!
— Allysen Callery (@allysencallery) March 1, 2016
2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Borders”
Twice as long as Hadrian’s Wall, Offa’s Dyke was the traditional border between these 2 lands. show