Final Jeopardy: Novels
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (5/4/2017) in the category “Novels” was:
In a Spanish translation of this novel, Chapter 1 begins, “Era el mejor de los tiempos, era el peor de los tiempos”
New champ Ragavan Ramsubramani won $20,401 yesterday. In his second game, he takes on these two players: Laura Spoelstra, from San Jose, CA; and Erin Wilson, from Baltimore, MD.
Round 1 Categories: A Marriage in Ruins – U.N. Abbrevs. – Classic Children’s Books – Movie & TV Title Characters – Latin Idioms – Spoken Word Grammy Awards
Ragavan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “U.N. Abbrevs.” under the $800 clue on the 12th pick of the round. He was in the lead with $2,400, $600 more than Erin in second place. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.
ICJ: meeting in the NLD, not NYC. show
Ragavan finished in the lead with $5,600. Laura was second with $4,600 and Erin was last with $3,800.
Round 2 Categories: Starts With an NBA Team Name – U.S. History – Homeland – The Metropolitan Opera – Electricity – Let There Be “Light”
Ragavan found the first Daily Double in “U.S. History” under the $800 clue on the 8th pick. He was in the lead with $8,000 now. Alex pointed out that the ladies, tied at $6,200, were trying to catch up. He decided to increase that $1,800 lead significantly with a $4,000 bet and he was RIGHT.
In his 1964 State of the Union address, Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on” this “in America” show
Laura found the last Daily Double in “NBA Team Name” under the $1,200 clue. 11 clues were left after it. In second place with $8,600, she had $2,600 less than Ragavan’s lead. She bet $2,000 but couldn’t come up with anything so she was WRONG.
This lucrative British lottery is also a 1960s James Bond movie title. show
Ragavan finished in the lead with $14,400. Erin was next with $10,600 and Laura was in third place with $9,400.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
A Tale of Two Cities has been translated into more languages than you can imagine– it has even been translated into urban slang. Here are some other translations of the opening line “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” besides the Spanish one given in the clue:
French: C’était le meilleur et le pire de tous les temps (Le Conte de deux cités)
Italian: Era il tempo migliore e il tempo peggiore (Racconto di due città)
German: Es war die beste Zeit, es war die schlechteste Zeit. (Eine Geschichte aus zwei Städten)
Yoofspeak: “It was da best of times and, not being funny or nuffing, but it was da worst of times, to be honest” (Da Tale of Two Turfs).
Laura picked Don Quixote. That cost her $5,001. She had $4,399 left.
Erin got it right. She bet it all and finished with $21,200.
Ragavan got it, too. His $6,801 bet brought him up to $21,201. He remains champ with a 2-day total of $41,602.
A triple stumper from each round:
CLASSIC CHILDREN’S BOOKS ($600) This 1957 classic was written to see if its author “could rediscover something about Christmas” that he’d lost
STARTS WITH AN NBA TEAM NAME ($800) Thelonious Monk would have loved this musical workout created by Judi Sheppard Missett
2 years ago: NONE of the players got this FJ in “Mascots”
For the first time in almost 100 years, this pro team has an official mascot, a bear named Clark. show