Final Jeopardy: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Final Jeopardy question (7/15/2016) in the category “The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” was:

A quartet inducted in 2010 & a trio inducted in 2004, they’re the first & last inductees alphabetically.

New champ Ellen Corrigan won $3,999 yesterday because, Alex Trebek said, she “was wise enough to leave herself some cash” when making her FJ bet. Her challengers today are: Luke Hales, from Friendswood, TX; and Siobhan Quinlan, from Lexington, MA.

Round 1 Categories: Books for the Young – Here Comes the Neighborhood – Crime & Criminals – Describing The TV Show – Hybrid & Electric Cars – Out Of Africa

Siobhan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Crime & Criminals” under the $600 clue on the 13th pick of the round. She was in third place at negative $600. Luke had the lead with $2,400. She bet $1,000 and thought it meant exile. That was WRONG.

In France “reclusion” is the term for this type of imprisonment.  show

Ellen finished in the lead with $5,000. Luke was second with $4,600 and Siobhan was last with $600.

Round 2 Categories: The First Name Game – Sculpture – Book to Movie – Hoosier History – Adverbs that Don’t End in -ly – Into Africa

Luke found the first Daily Double in “Sculpture” under the $2,000 clue exactly half way through the round. In second place with $5,000, he had $5,200 less than Ellen’s lead. He made it a true Daily Double and he was RIGHT.

The Lego kinetic sculpture of this mythological figure shows his rock rolling punishment in Hades.
Sculpture Daily Double (7/15/16)

Ellen found the last Daily Double in “Into Africa” under the $2,000 clue. She was in the lead with $12,200 now, $2,600 more than Luke in second place. The whole “Cars” category was still left. She bet $3,000 and she was RIGHT.

This coastal republic of 23 million is separated from Madagascar by the channel of the same name.
Into Africa Daily Double (7-15-16)

Ellen finished in the lead with $14,800. Luke was next with $9,600 and Siobhan was in third place with $4,600.

TWO of the contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


ABBA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10, 2010 by Bee Gees, Barry and Robin Gibb. ZZ Top was inducted on March 15, 2004 by Rolling Stone Keith Richards. (What a difference in the speeches!)

The RRHOF has an alphabetical list of all inductees. Here are the links to the first page and the last page. On them, you will notice that solo performers are listed by first name.

Siobhan got it right. Her $4,000 bet brought her up to $8,600.

Luke came up with AC/DC and Zeppelin. That cost him $9,000. He had $600 left.

Ellen also got it right. She bet $4,401 and won this match with $19,201, giving her a 2-day total of $23,200.

Final Jeopardy: Ellen Corrigan, Siobhan Quinlan and Luke Hales (7-15-16)

These 2 triple stumpers were in BOOK TO MOVIE:

($1200) Starring Tom Cruise: “One Shot” by Lee Child

($2000) Starring Montgomery Clift & Elizabeth Taylor: “An American Tragedy” by Theodore Dreiser

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Famous Homes”

Purchased in 1957 & called “the second most famous home in America” it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2006. show

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11 Responses

  1. rhonda says:

    I liked the Books for the Young Category. Brought back memories of reading every night to my son. I recall that there were a number of Frances books.

  2. Rafael says:

    Ellen Corrigan is a sweet pretty lady. She won $23.2K amount in two days and she looked 100% attractive in her turquoise dress in today’s episode. I guess, during this upcoming entire weekend, Ellen will be pinching both sides of her turquoise skirt carrying $23.2K on it, IMO.

    • VJ says:

      Here’s hoping Ellen wins at least 2 more games and needs a suitcase to carry the money in. :)

  3. Lou says:

    Congrats to ellen. Another tough battle but she came out strong. Just hope she can keep it going for next week. but 15 triple stumpers is a lot since I used to live in Indiana back in the late 80s. I don’t remember much of it now, but that state will always be in my memory

  4. VJ says:

    Congrats Mathwiz and Jacob on correctly picking the winner. 15 clues from the match are over here now

    Since Montgomery Clift came up in the game, let me point out that “The Heiress” is on TMC tonight, another great film that could be a clue in Book to Movie (Washington Square, Henry James)

    • Mathwiz100 says:

      Thanks, VJ.

      Did not realize that there were that many stumpers today…

      • VJ says:

        At the very end of Double Jeopardy, they just don’t want to risk losing any $$ and don’t buzz in unless absolutely certain. Sure seems that way to me anyhow.

        That being said, I was a bit miffed no one buzzed in on the $2K Tippecanoe clue.

        Here’s a funny song video about him

  5. Mathwiz100 says:

    On a note related to the FJ, it is a little annoying how the RRHOF inducts artists based on their definition of rock n’ roll, not how the people define it… which is unfortunate.

    • VJ says:

      I have an old article still on here called “Frankie Avalon Can So Sing” where Neil Sedaka explains why he is a rock and roller. :)

      Neil told [Joy Behar] he was in on the beginnings of American rock `n roll. “We called ‘Happy Birthday Sweet 16’ and ‘Calendar Girl’ rock `n roll,”

    • EricS says:

      I don’t believe the majority of the people would define ABBA as rock n’ roll, where the “n'” means “and”. To me, they simply do not do both: they may roll, but do not rock. Thus, they might belong in the rock or roll HoF.

  6. Mathwiz100 says:

    @Jacob: It now seems very fitting that you were mentioning “Waterloo” earlier in the week.

    I liked the Daily Doubles in the second round… if the categories are as good as those two clues, it could be a fun Jeopardy match.

    Now about the wrong answers… knew that someone would say AC/DC (to Luke’s credit, who would even expect a band like ABBA to be called “rock n’ roll”?). I’m guessing that Luke drew a blank on the second half of the clue and decided to classify Led Zeppelin as a “Z” band instead of an “L” band.

    Good job for Ellen, though. She had what seemed to be another intense battle, and once again came out on top… a nice ending to the week.