Final Jeopardy: Mythology

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/2/2017) in the category “Mythology” was:

This woman was created & given to Epimetheus as punishment for his brother’s actions.

6x champ Alan Lin’s surprise victory yesterday brought his winnings up to $123,600. In Game 7, his challengers are: Liz Fischer, from Philadelphia, PA; and Chris Burke, from Toms River, NJ.

Round 1 Categories: U.S. Geography – Writers on Film – And So It Goes – What Are You Made of? – Science & Nature – Punny Knights

Chris found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “And So It Goes” under the $400 clue, with only 8 clues left after it. He was in the lead with $4,200, $800 more than Liz in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

Meaning “and” is this typographic symbol which when spelled out contains “and” show

Chris finished in the lead with $8,400. Liz was second with $4,600 and Alan was last with $4,000.

Round 2 Categories: Portmanteau Words – Presidential Kids – Art “C” – Bye Lines – Gimme Shelter – This Is PBS

Liz found the first Daily Double in “Art ‘C'” under the $1,600 clue on the third pick. She was in second place with $6,600 at this point, $1,400 behind Chris’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.

In his still life painting, this post-impressionist sought “to render perspective only through color”. show

3 clues later, Alan found the last Daily Double in “Presidential Kids” under the $1,600 clue. In third place with $7,200, he had $6,000 less than Liz’s lead. He bet $3,000 and could not come up with a guess so he was WRONG.

Serving in the House in 1848, he died in the capitol itself, 2 days after a stroke. show

Liz finished in the lead with $13,200. Chris was next with $12,400 and Alan was in third place with $10,200.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“It all starts when Prometheus steals fire from Zeus, king of the gods, to give to mankind. Apparently this isn’t cool, and Zeus is so mad that he chains Prometheus up and inflicts on Man the worst thing he can think of: Woman…. The vengeful king of the gods makes Pandora (the lady) from the earth, and he gives her to Epimetheus, Prometheus’s brother, as a bride.” (Shmoop)

Alan got it right. He bet $8,500 and finished with $18,700.

Chris thought it was Hera. He lost his $12,000 bet and was left with $400.

Liz got it right, too. Her $12,401 bet brought her up to $25,601 and made her the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (5/2/2017) Alan Lin, Chris Burke, Liz Fischer

A triple stumper from each round:

AND SO IT GOES ($600) “And She Was” from the album, “Little Creatures”, is one of this band’s catchiest tunes

GIMME SHELTER ($2000) Mike Yankoski explored the lives of the homeless in the book “Under” this 8 letter structure

2 years ago: TWO of the players got this FJ in “Literature”

Interestingly, at the start of this novel, Prince Oblonsky, the title character’s brother, has been unfaithful. show

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8 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Well, Alan had a great run, but I’m sure he has more ready for the tournament of champions this year. But let’s see how well Liz will fare in tomorrow’s match before the teachers tournament. Pandora is the root of all evil as I have learned in English mythology class. Hera was evil but she was not in the box.

    • Dalton Higbee says:

      I hope the ToC is in November of this year, but it may be the most confusing one in ToC history.

  2. aaaa says:

    Going true DD always takes a little guts, and it helped win LIz the game in this case.

  3. aaaa says:

    Alan would have probably won if he got the JQ Adams DD right. Six wins still pretty good. 50/61 or so here

  4. Richard Corliss says:

    That’s okay, see ya later, Alan.

  5. VJ says:

    Today’s Secret Word shows up sometimes in clues with a hint about it being a palindrome:

    What is KAYAK

    • Marilyn Ahrenhoerster says:

      Thanks, VJ. It was not shown on my station. They had 8 commercials between dj and fj.

      • VJ says:

        8 commercials OMG! That is something else! I usually don’t even watch the commercials but I noticed Trebek in expedition khakis when fast-forwarding through them last week. lol

        LINK: I put up that PUNNY KNIGHTS category and 8 other clues