Final Jeopardy: Quotable Painters
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/16/2015), in the category “Quotable Painters” was:
“A reviewer… wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as a compliment, but it was.”
New champ Brennan Bushee won $27,201 yesterday. Today he takes on these two players: Batya Diamond, from Wilton, CT; and Raf Noboa y Rivera, from Astoria, NY.
Round 1: Raf found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Constellations” under the $600 clue before the first break. He was in third place with $1,600, $800 less than Batya’s lead. He bet $600 and he was RIGHT.
This constellation’s second brightest star, Shaula, is also known as “the Stinger”. show
Batya and Raf finished in the lead, tied at $5,000 each. Brennan was last with $4,400.
Round 2: Raf found the first Daily Double in “British History” under the $2,000 clue. He was in the lead with $9,400, $1,000 more than Brennan in second place. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.
Capturing Jamaica in 1655 allowed the English to replace the beer on ships with this, which didn’t go bad. show
Brennan found the last Daily Double in “‘The’ Land is the Land” under the $1,200 clue. In second place with $11,600, he was $600 behind Raf’s lead. He bet $5,000 and he was RIGHT.
Reflecting its precious resources, it was the colonial name for what’s now Ghana. show
Brennan finished in the lead with $21,800. Raf was next with $15,000 and Batya was in third place with $5,800.
TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
“Abstract art allows the viewer to decide what the artwork is about, on a very personal level. Pollock’s critic didn’t know where to begin in terms of how to understand abstract art. There is nothing to hold onto in terms of interpreting the painting, so you have to open up your intuition and see where the painting takes you. You have to engage with the painting, because it won’t tell you what it’s about.” (How to Understand Abstract Art)
Batya thought it was Dali. She lost her $2,400 bet and finished with $3,400.
Raf got it right after crossing out Picasso. He bet $7,500 and finished with $22,500.
Brennan also got it right. His $8,201 bet made today’s winning total a hefty $30,001. His 2-day total is $57,202.
During the chat, Brennan talked about taking a course in jazz piano to fulfill the arts requirement in college. He said he didn’t do very well at first but eventually passed.
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “War Novels”
Appropriately, the sound of musketry & artillery is described as “a crimson roar” in this story. show