Final Jeopardy: British Novels

The Final Jeopardy question (4/4/2016) in the category “British Novels” was:

Local legend says that Top Withens, the Yorkshire farmhouse seen here, may have been the inspiration for this novel.

4x champ Todd Giese won $82,403 last week. In Game No. 5, his opponents are: Kerstin Nordstrom, from Northampton, MA; and Udit Banerjea, from Washington, DC.

Round 1 Categories: Poetry, Non-Poetically – Assorted Fruit – Texas History – Branded – Grammy’s Best New Artist – Scrabble Players Dictionary “D”

Kerstin found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Grammy’s Best New Artist” under the $1,000 clue before the first break. She had a big lead over the guys with $3,200, $1,800 more than Udit in second place. She bet $1,200 and she was RIGHT.

This singer was the Best New Artist of 2007 but sadly passed away only 4 years later.  show

Kerstin finished in the lead with $5,800. Udit was second with $4,400 and Todd was last with $2,400.

Round 2 Categories: The Aztecs – TV Nicknames – 5-Letter Capitals – The Book of Proverbs Sayeth – He Varnished – Into Thin Air

Kerstin found the first Daily Double in “He Varnished” under the $800 clue on the second pick of the round. She had $6,200 now and the guys had the same as above. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.

About 1690 he began using a deeper-colored varnish on his instruments distinguishing them from Amati’s. show

Udit found the last Daily Double in “5-Letter Capitals” under the $1,600 clue. He was in second place with $6,400 now, $2,600 less than Kerstin’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.

Lonely Planet says this capital has many wonderful restaurants but “the nightlife is not what it is in Casablanca. show

Udit finished in the lead with $17,800. Kerstin was next with $10,600 and Todd was in third place with $10,000.

ALL of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


Wuthering says: “The remote, abandoned farm of Top Withens (or Top Withins) is often thought of as the inspiration for the Wuthering Heights farmhouse although its appearance does not match the house in the book….”

There are various youtubes of Top Withins online and the novel’s description of Wuthering Heights is given by Lockwood in Chapter One.

Todd bet $1,000 and finished with $11,000.

Kerstin bet $10,001 bet. That brought her up to $20,601.

Udit bet $3,500 bet so he won the match with $21,300. Congrats, Udit, and nice going on that Capitals category!

Final Jeopardy Results for Monday, April 4, 2016

Here are the last two triple stumpers in Double Jeopardy!:

Into Thin Air: ($1,200) This Hitchcock film is named for Miss Froy, who mysteriously goes missing from a train.

Proverbs ($1,200) As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair” one of these “which is without discretion.”

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Food & Drink”

The corporate website for this product says it leaves its container at .028 miles per hour. show

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3 Responses

  1. McFeisty says:

    Very disappointing that Stradivarius was accepted as the name of Antonio Stradivari for the DD in He Varnished. Clearly, the clue was asking for his name (Stradivari), not what we call the instruments he and his family made (Stradivarius).

  2. aaaa says:

    Todd is certainly old enough to have seen All in the Family first run, but the lights got to him I guess and he didn’t remember Dingbat, and it was a surprising TS. 47/58 here. He’ll probably make the TofC, and certainly so if they have it in November 2016.

  3. VJ says:

    Wowee. I just had a feeling that whoever got that 5-Letter Capitals DD would win the game if s/he bet big.

    I could not believe that Todd rang in on that $2K Aztecs clue without being sure of the answer. At that point I was saying, that DD is your only hope. Didn’t matter. He was out-buzzed big time today.

    PS. Wikipedia has a page about the Pleiades in folklore and literature. Edgar Allan Poe isn’t mentioned on the page but he did include the Pleiades in his poem “Israfel”