Final Jeopardy: 19th Century British Literature
The Final Jeopardy question (7/10/2015), in the category “19th Century British Literature” was:
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel” is spoken to this title character by his creation.
New champ, Kathy Riley won $8,401 in yesterday’s match. Today she takes on these two players: H.B. Taylor, from McKinney, TX; and Rob Seidenwurm, from San Diego, CA.
Round 1: Kathy found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Official State Mottoes” under the $800 clue. She was in third place with $2,000, $4,400 less than Rob’s lead. She made it a true Daily Double and she was RIGHT.
Michigan’s motto mentions this type of land area. show
Rob finished in the lead with $9,000. H.B. was second with $5,400 and Kathy was last with $3,600.
Round 2: Kathy found the first Daily Double in “Historic Objects” under the $1,600 clue. She was in third place with $5,200, $3,000 less than Rob’s lead. She bet $2,000 and guessed El Wadi. That was WRONG.
The stone that unlocked the language of the Pharaohs was discovered in 1799 just outside this village. show
Rob found the last Daily Double in “Time For Your Formula” under the $800 clue. In the lead with $11,400, he had $3,200 more than H.B. in second place. He bet $3,700 and guessed “Weston carbon.” That was WRONG.
You know the drill– WC is this carbide. show
H.B. finished in the lead with $12,600. Kathy was next with $11,600 and Rob was in third place with $7,700.
Only ONE of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.
In Chapter 10 of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s 1818 novel, the monster gives quite a speech to Victor Frankenstein about why he is so wretched and miserable and the quote in the clue is just a small part of it. The monster really lays it on thick: “I am thy creature, and I will be even mild and docile to my natural lord and king, if thou wilt also perform thy part, the which thou owest me. Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other, and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due. Remember that I am thy creature . . . whom thou drivest from joy for no misdeed. Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded. I was benevolent and good — misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous.”
Rob got in a “Paradise Lost” frame of mind and wrote down Milton. What he lost was his $2,371 bet. He finished with $5,329.
Kathy had a portion of the right answer, but not enough Stein to be acceptable. that cost her $3,801 and she finished with $7,799.
H.B. got it right. His $10,601 bet gave him $23,201, today’s winning total. Congrats to H.B. We will see him again on Monday.
H.B. is a collaboration solution specialist. During the chat, he said he was a member of a long-standing slow pitch softball team. He plays first base.
2 years ago:: ALL of the players got this FJ in “Opera”:
This 1871 opera is set in Memphis & Thebes, & along the banks of the Nile. show