Final Jeopardy: American Authors

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (4/10/2017) in the category “American Authors” was:

Leviathan is a journal put out 3 times a year by an organization dedicated to this author & his works.

New champ Pat Greiner won $14,800 last Friday. In her second game, she takes on these two players: Maren Beazer, from Erda, UT; and Greg Chin, from New York, NY.

Round 1 Categories: Animated Characters – Caves – Happy Anniversary! -Animal Lit Fill-in – Equal – Sign

Pat found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Happy Anniversary!” under the $400 clue, with 8 clues left after it. She was in second place with $3,400, $1,000 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $1,500 and she was RIGHT.

This “old’ book that lists anniversaries along with crop facts turns 225 itself in 2017. show

Greg finished in the lead with $5,200. Pat was second with $4,700 and Maren was last, in the hole for $600.

Round 2 Categories: Let’s Visit Dominica – Classical Music – NBA Rookies of the Year – It’s a Fact – The Gilded Age – So “UGE”

Pat found the first Daily Double in “So ‘UGE'” under the $1,200 clue on the 10th pick. She was in second place with $6,300 at this point, $6,500 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $3,000 and could not come up with a reponse so she was WRONG.

Let’s make your heads spin: bottle, tubular & vacuum are types of this. show

7 clues later, Maren got the last Daily Double in “Classical Music” under the $1,000 clue. In third place with $2,600, she had $13,800 less than Greg’s lead. She bet $2,500 and she was RIGHT.

This Mozart symphony shares its name with a god & a planet. show

Greg finished in the lead with a runaway $17,200 (which he did not have until Pat missed the $2K “Dominica” clue). Pat was next with $7,700 and Maren was in third place with $7,100.

Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies” was created in 1999 by John Bryant, a member of the Melville Society Advisory Board. On their website, they say: “We welcome articles, notes, reviews, and creative writing on, or inspired by, the life, works, and influence of novelist and poet Herman Melville (1819-1891).” You need to be a scholar, a critic or a pedagogue, though.

Maren thought it was Mark Twain. She bet everything but a dollar.

Pat got it right. Her $6,501 bet brought her up to $14,201.

Greg wrote down Thomas Hobbes. He lost his $1,000 bet, winning the match with $16,200, and Greg is the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (4/10/2017) Pat Greiner, Greg Chin, Maren Beazer

A triple stumper from each round:

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ($800) In 2016, the Pope was a surprising guest at the kickoff of a year celebrating the 500th anniversary of this event

LET’S VISIT DOMINICA ($2000) As a volcanic island, Dominica has this as its main mineral commodity, for all your scouring needs

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Geography”

The Caucasian Isthmus lies between these 2 large inland bodies of water. show

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5 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Call me Ishmael, one of my favorite quotes from Moby Dick. and one of my favorite books. But still the tournament of champions has made the game tougher for the newcomers nowadays. We only have had one multi game champion each month just like last year and this year is similar to 2016.

  2. VJ says:

    I do believe that when Maren got that last DD, it was the first time I ever heard Alex Trebek tell a player you’re not a major threat. Geez!

    LINK: 9 more clues from this match

  3. Dalton Higbee says:

    Wow, 2017 is a tough year for FJ! this year, especially for the leaders.