Final Jeopardy: British Poets

Today’s Final Jeopardy question (9/25/2017) in the category “British Poets” was:

The statue of a sailor seen here in Watchet, England is based on a famous poem by this man.

New champ Ivan Plis won $23,200 in last Friday’s game. He’s going for a second win against these two players: Dennis Fawcett, from San Diego, CA; and Anupama Srirangan, from Aurora, IL.

Round 1 Categories: The Works of Victor Hugo – Horse Sense – NFL Teams by Hall of Famer – One State, Under Canada – Compound Words – Librarians

Ivan found the Jeopardy! round Daily Double in “Librarians” under the $1,000 clue, with 11 clues left after it. He was in second place with $2,200, $800 less than the lead held by Dennis. He bet $800 and he was RIGHT.

This man whose name is still on librarians’ lips established the first training program for them in 1887. show

Ivan finished in the lead with $5,200. Dennis was second with $4,800 and Anupama was last, in the red for $1,000.

Round 2 Categories: Mythology – The City’s TV Show – World History – “Pre” School – It’s Your Body – Libra-rians

Ivan found the first Daily Double in “Mythology” under the $1,600 clue on the 12th pick. He was in tie for the lead with Dennis. They both had $9,200. Anupama was in the red For $1,800 now. He bet $2,000 and he was RIGHT.

This Titan is mentioned in the subtitle of “Frankenstein” show

Ivan found the last Daily Double in “World History” under the $1,200 clue on the 15th clue. In the lead with $12,400, he had $3,200 more than Dennis in second place. He bet $2,500 and thought it was a mausoleum. That was WRONG.

Step pyramids designed by the vizier Imhotep are a feature of Saqqara, this type of 10-letter dead place. show

Ivan finished in the lead with $15,500. Dennis was next with $12,000. At negative $3,000, Anupama was out of the game.

BOTH contestants got Final Jeopardy! right.


“Watchet harbour became the inspiration for the epic poem The Ancient Mariner by the romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge. In 1797 he walked over the Quantock Hills from his home in Nether Stowey, along with his friends William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and came upon Watchet…. the Watchet Market House Museum Society decided to commemorate this important link between Coleridge and the town by commissioning a statue as an attraction for local people and visitors alike. A seven-foot high effigy of the mariner was designed and created by sculptor Alan B. Herriot, of Penicuik, Scotland, cast by Powderhall Fine Art Foundries in Edinburgh and unveiled by Dr. Katherine Wyndham in 2003. (Watchet Museum)

Dennis bet it all and brought his score up to $24,000.

Ivan bet $4,000. He finished with $19,500 and that made Dennis the new Jeopardy! champ.

Final Jeopardy (9/25/2017) Ivan Plis, Anupama Srirangan, Dennis Fawcett

A triple stumper from each round

NFL TEAMS BY HALL OF FAMER ($200) Defensive tackle “Mean Joe” Greene

THE CITY’S TV SHOW ($1200) On this CBS spin-off in 2015, Les Bon Temps stopped for a petty officer murdered during Mardi Gras

2 years ago: Only ONE of the players got this FJ in “Rock & Roll”

The group Nazareth took its name from the first line of a 1968 song from this other group. show

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5 Responses

  1. Lou says:

    Second time in a row that a female contestant got eliminated just like what happened with Betsy Knudsen. What clues did anupama miss in this game, VJ? Also this response was used in.a similar final jeopardy game a few years ago.

    • VJ says:

      I thought this was great — a whole Victor Hugo category without one clue on Les Miserables. It was also cool that Ivan gave the French title for the Hunchback clue which was, of course, accepted.

      @Lou, I don’t keep track of what any particular player gets or doesn’t get. You can find that out when the game goes up on J-Archive.

      LINK: 9 more clues from this match. (These are the clues that nobody got)

      • Lou says:

        Thanks very much, I remember that the fj category poetic inspirations had this response of coleridge. What are some of the other poems that coleridge wrote aside from the ancient mariner, VJ?

        • VJ says:

          Oh, he wrote a whole bunch of poems. The Literature Network has some of them. The most famous I guess, after Mariner, are Kubla Khan and Christabel, I’m not sure he finished either of those. The Ancient Mariner is indeed my favorite —

          An orphan’s curse would drag to Hell
          A spirit from on high;
          But oh! more horrible than that
          Is a curse in a dead man’s eye!

  2. Richard Corliss says:

    Second game in a row.