Final Jeopardy: Books of the 1960s
Today’s Final Jeopardy question (6/23/2017) in the category “Books of the 1960s” was:
“Wherever I sat… I would be sitting under the same glass” this, the title of the author’s only novel.
2x champ Lisa Evans has now won $62,402. Her challengers, in the last game of the week, are: Brittany Franckowiak, from Laurel, MD; and Pat McNamee, from McLean, VA.
Alex commended Lisa on averaging over $31K in her first 2 games: “You are good, Lisa.”
Round 1 Categories: Quick Geography – TV in the Stream – Orange – Scary Reading – “Oop”s – Now You’ve Stepped in It
Lisa found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Scary Reading” under the $600 clue on the 3rd pick of the round. She was the only one with any money– $600 for getting the first 2 clues. She refrained from risking the $1K allowance and only bet $500 and she was RIGHT.
You know the stuff that makes up 1/4 of the universe but we can’t see it? Peter Straub put “A” before it to title this 2010 book. show
Lisa finished in the lead with $6,900. Pat was second with $5,000 and Brittany was last with $2,000.
Round 2 Categories: Founding Fathers – The Korean War – 4-Letter Words – American Art – Astronomy – “Center”-tainment
Brittany found the first Daily Double in “American Art” under the $1,200 clue on the 16th pick. She was in third place with $3,600 at this point, $7,800 behind Pat’s lead. She bet $2,000 and she was RIGHT.
Shepard Fairey’s iconic 2008 painting of Barack Obama began as a 60″ x 44″ collage in his studio & featured this 4-letter word. show
Lisa found the last Daily Double in “The Korean War” under the $1,600 clue. Only one clue remained after it, the $2,000 clue in this category. At $13,300, she had regained a slim $700 lead over Pat in second place. She bet $2,000 and guessed Kim Il-sung. That was WRONG.
He ordered his country’s troops into Korea in October 1950 to protect his 1-year-old Communist regime. show
Lisa picked up that last clue and bounced back into the lead with $13,300. Pat was next with $12,600 and Brittany was in third place with $8,800.
NONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
30-year-old Sylvia Plath published “The Bell Jar” in the U.K. in Jan. 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. A month later, on Feb. 11, 1963, the author committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning. Plath used the bell jar to illustrate her feelings of alienation in this novel, based upon her own struggles with depression, her suicide attempts and treatment in a mental hospital. Plath used a pseudonym for various reasons, among them to protect the real people she fictionalized in the novel and to protect the literary reputation she had established 2 years earlier as a poet.
More on Mental Floss: 10 Facts about Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
Brittany came up with “the Glass Cage.” She bet and lost everything.
Pat wrote down “I’ve been sucking.” When Alex couldn’t decipher the last word. Pat explained that he was trying to write that he’s been sucking in his stomach the whole show. “All right,” Alex said, “That’s incorrect by the way.” You don’t say. Pat lost his $5,001 bet and had $7,599 left.
Lisa had “To Kill a Mockingbird.” That cost her $11,910 and she landed in second place with $1,390, making Pat the new Jeopardy! champ.
A triple stumper from each round:
TV IN THE STREAM ($1000) Rob Delaney & Sharon Horgan dealt with an unexpected pregnancy in this Amazon series the 2 also created
ASTRONOMY ($2000) This “cloud” of icy objects at the edge of the solar system begins at around 200 billion miles from the sun
2 years ago: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Novel Characters”
This lawyer from a famed 1960 novel shares a name with an ancient Roman renowned for his wisdom. show